Saturday, March 31, 2012

Book Review: How to Survive Your Freshmen Year published by Hundred of Heads

ISBN: 1933512040
Published: March 8th, 2006
Publisher: Hundreds of Heads Books
Read from March 18th to 27th, 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Containing more than 1,000 pieces of advice gleaned from interviews with students at more than 100 colleges, this handy guide helps see to it that one of life's more challenging rites of passage is a positive one. The revised and expanded second edition covers age-old dilemmas, including what to take, where to live, how to get a good roommate, how to choose classes, when and where to study, how to fill leisure time, the dating and party scene, choosing a major, vacation and road trips, and much more. This revised edition includes useful checklists, facts, and resources to help students from orientation to summer vacation.


This book has some great advice for anyone about to enter college.  It was all advice that I'd heard from various places before.  Since it's advice from hundreds of different people, there were often differing opinions, and you could read advice from two different sides.  One person would say you should do something, and another would say you shouldn't.  It's nice to get both sides of the argument.  Like I said though, you can find advice really similar to this all over the Internet or even from real college students you know.  It might be a nice book to keep around and read through, but it's not really necessary if you have other sources for advice.  This book would be more relevant if there weren't a million websites out there with advice just like what's in the book.  Still, you can never get too much advice I guess.

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