Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Survival Secrets of College Students

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Book Review - Survival Secrets of College Students

About the Book
Many parents found this book's previous edition perfect for giving to their college-bound sons and daughters. They recognized it as a reliable source of solid advice, served up in an easy-to-read style. The new second edition has been updated and expanded with more advice and information than ever. One of the authors' most important nuggets of advice is, "Don't think of college as a party place away from home; think of it as the place where you get ready for the rest of your life." They go on to advise students on how to--

  • Cope with that less-than-perfect roommate
  • Balance time between study, work, and leisure
  • Deal with homesickness and make new friends
  • Beat test deadlines and study smart
  • Handle heavy course loads
  • Avoid alcohol and drug culture pitfalls

Every chapter in this book rings with authenticity, and includes quotations from students who have been there, done that, and have come through with flying colors. Enhanced with cartoon-style line art.

My Take on the Book
I am always looking for books that make the transition to college that much easier. This book does a great job at providing the facts to any college student, helping them weed through all of the things that they may encounter in college and providing solutions on how to handle them as well as giving some great advice on things to do and resources to connect with in college. I loved how the book was so easy to read and was made to be able to be picked up anywhere and no matter where you open you will find great content. This is definitely not a book that has to be read in a linear fashion. On the contrary, the book is set up just the opposite and I found myself turning from here to there without any concern over where I was going and still had a blast. I will say that if you do start from start to finish it probably makes the most sense, but you do not have to. This is definitely a book that would be a great book for any college student as it provides great advice that a college student can use to be more successful in college!

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