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Dr. Thomas Ellett

Dr. Thomas Ellett

Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs at New York University...

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Nick Herberger

Speaker, life coach and author of The Freshman 40: Everything...

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Dr. Jodi Patrick Holschuh

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College Rules!: How to Study, Survive and Succeed in College

Holschuh and Nist-Olejnik put forth a handy book that distinguishes between college life and high school and how students can successfully adapt to the transition. It gives pointers on things teachers don’t teach, including study habits, test-taking skills and balancing school work with social activities.
Posted: 11/19/2007 01:40 PM EST more »


Confessions of a College Freshman: A Survival Guide for Dorm Life, Biology Lab, the Cafeteria, and Other First-Year Adventures

The author shares his real-life experiences and takes the reader on his unforgettable trip through the first year of college.
Posted: 11/19/2007 01:35 PM EST more »


Getting Ready for College: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go From Bike Locks to Laundry Baskets, Financial Aid to Health Care

Covering the basics of college life, this book focuses on every aspect of your first year at college, from the simple things to the more complex elements of adjusting to this life-changing experience.
Posted: 11/19/2007 01:36 PM EST more »


Major in Success: Make College Easier, Fire Up Your Dreams, and Get a Great Job

Major in Success primarily focuses on choosing a major and ultimately a career during college. This resource also includes tips on finding internships and performing well in interviews.
Posted: 11/19/2007 01:38 PM EST more »


Study Is Hard Work: The Most Accessible and Lucid Text Available on Acquiring and Keeping Study Skills Through a Lifetime

This book teaches tips for developing strong study skills that will last a lifetime.
Posted: 11/19/2007 01:35 PM EST more »


The Everything College Survival Book: From Social Life To Study Skills--all You Need To Fit Right In

Full of advice and examples for new college students, this book covers everything from admissions to maintaining good grades.
Posted: 11/19/2007 01:42 PM EST more »


The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College

Hilarious, insightful and truthful, this book tackles some of the real issues students face in college.
Posted: 11/19/2007 01:38 PM EST more »