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Freshman Survival: Books about College
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More books about the college experience
Meditation for Daily Stress by Michel Pascal; Natalie L. Trent (Foreword by)Drawing on his experience living at the Kopan Monastery in Nepal, meditation teacher Michel Pascal shares his new and easy method of meditating in the moment to calm the mind and break the cycle of stress addiction. Meditation for Daily Stress: 10 Practices for Immediate Well-being is more than just an exploration of why we experience stress; it is a guide to a revolutionary meditative technique for finding peace, quiet, mindfulness, and centeredness in our daily lives. A true authority in meditation, Michel Pascal introduces readers to the power of meditation as a coping mechanism for daily stress, anxiety, and depression. He then prescribes a series of visualization and breathing practices and techniques that can be used throughout the day--whether in the workplace, while commuting, or at home--to unplug in the moment, before stress takes hold. This approachable method includes ten easy practices that you can do for even a minute at a time, wherever you are. In this guide, you will learn how to: -Meditate Like the Horizon to unplug your brain when it is running all the time. -Meditate Like a Dolphin to discover your inner peace in high-stress moments. -Meditate Like a Mountain to feel more grounded when your mood is up and down. -Meditate Like a Wave to help you deal with difficult people and difficult interactions. -Meditate Like a Kiss to feel less stress in a romantic relationship. Exploring both spirituality and physicality, mind and body, Meditation for Daily Stress is an essential read for busy people looking for an approach to meditation that will allow them to start a daily practice right away in order to live a healthier, happier life.
Call Number: BL627 .P373 2017
Publication Date: 2017-04-11
The Quest for Purpose: The Collegiate Search for a Meaningful Life by Perry L. Glanzer; Jonathan P. Hill; Byron R. JohnsonEbook available through GALILEO -- Demonstrates how students and educators can resist narrow, utilitarian views of higher education's purpose.While the search for meaning and purpose appears to be a constant throughout human history, there are characteristics about our current time period that make this search different from any other previous time, particularly for college students. In this book, Perry L. Glanzer, Jonathan P. Hill, and Byron R. Johnson explore college students' search for meaning and purpose and the role that higher education plays. To shed empirical light on this complex issue, the authors draw on in-depth interviews with four hundred college students from different types of institutions across the United States. They also analyze three sets of national survey data: the National Study of Youth and Religion, College Students Beliefs and Values, and their own Gallup-conducted survey of 2,500 college students. Their research identifies important social, educational, and cultural influences that shape students' quests and the answers they find. Arguing against a utilitarian view of education, Glanzer, Hill, and Johnson conclude that colleges and universities can and should cultivate and aid students in their journeys, and they offer suggestions for doing so.
Call Number: LCC LB3609 .G58 2017
Publication Date: 2017-09-01
Practice for life: making decisions in college by Lee J. Cuba; Nancy E. Jennings; Suzanne Lovett; Joseph SwingleeBook available from GALILEO -- From the day they arrive on campus, college students spend four years--or sometimes more--making decisions that shape every aspect of their academic and social lives. Whether choosing a major or a roommate, some students embrace decision-making as an opportunity for growth, while others seek to minimize challenges and avoid risk. Practice for Life builds a compelling case that a liberal arts education offers students a complex, valuable process of self-creation, one that begins in college but continues far beyond graduation. Sifting data from a five-year study that followed over two hundred students at seven New England liberal arts colleges, the authors uncover what drives undergraduates to become engaged with their education. They found that students do not experience college as having a clear beginning and end but as a continuous series of new beginnings. They start and restart college many times, owing to the rhythms of the academic calendar, the vagaries of student housing allocation, and other factors. This dynamic has drawbacks as well as advantages. Not only students but also parents and faculty place enormous weight on some decisions, such as declaring a major, while overlooking the small but significant choices that shape students' daily experience. For most undergraduates, deep engagement with their college education is at best episodic rather than sustained. Yet these disruptions in engagement provide students with abundant opportunities for reflection and course-correction as they learn to navigate the future uncertainties of adult life.
Call Number: LCC LB2324 .C83 2016
Publication Date: 2016-08-15
Healthy Cooking and Nutrition for College Students: How Not to Gain the Freshman 15 by Rebekah SackA recent study, published in the Nutrition Journal, found that one in four college freshmen gain at least five percent of his or her body weight, an average of about 10 pounds, during the first semester. All of this can be avoided with healthy cooking and an eye for good choices. This all-inclusive book covers everything from affordable options to reading ingredient labels. You will learn some basic healthy cooking techniques, the latest nutrition research, the low-down on all the most-talked about diets, and what kinds of foods will improve your college lifestyle. If you want to avoid the freshman 15 while also fueling your body with what it needs to be your sharpest, most energized self, then this book is for you.
Call Number: RA777.3.S23 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09-30
Student Grub: Easy Recipes For Tasty, Healthy Food by Alastair WilliamsClear away the clutter of takeaway tins and bring a new dawn to your student kitchen with this fresh edition of the original Student Grub cookbook - the original (and best!) cookbook for university newbies. As essential in every student's kitchen as shot glasses and hangover cures, this easy-to-follow guide contains everything from basic recipes to world cuisine. Whether you need inspiration for a post-pub snack or want to impress your date with a three-course culinary spectacular, this book will help launch you into a lifetime of good food.
Publication Date: 2013-11-01
The Complete Guide to Personal Finance for Teenagers and College Students by Tamsen ButlerIn this completely revised edition, young people learn how to get and manage credit, how to make and stick to a budget, how to pay for college, how to determine needs versus wants, how to pay for a car, how to open a bank account, how to balance a checkbook, how to manage finances online, and how to avoid financial mistakes. You will also learn about investments, taxes, checks, debit cards, credit cards, and budget tips. This book is filled with helpful suggestions from financial counselors, and you will discover ways to jumpstart your financial future and use money responsibly.
Call Number: HG179 .B885 2016
Publication Date: 2015-12-10
501 Ways for Adult Students to Pay for College by Tanabe; Kelly TanabeAdults can find the means to go back to school despite the pressures of work, family, and a mortgage with this guide to funding continued education. With expanded information on online and distance learning and part-time classes and new financial aid, loan, and scholarship opportunities, this updated resource teaches adult students how to find and win scholarships designed especially for them, obtain financial support from employers, get financial aid for distance learning, receive larger financial aid packages, take advantage of educational tax breaks, trade tuition costs for volunteer service, and cancel education debts with loan forgiveness programs. Twenty firsthand anecdotes inspire adult students with creative and unusual ways to pay for their education.
Dean's List: Eleven Habits of Highly Successful College Students by John B. BaderWith a solid GPA, numerous extracurricular achievements, and an acceptance letter from an excellent college, it seems that all of your hard work in school has paid off. Now what? What can you expect from college life, and how can you get the most out of it? This book answers these questions to help you excel in college. Deans at America's top institutions tell you what you need to know to have a rich and rewarding college experience. Armed with an insider's perspective, you will develop habits critical for college success, including: * Focusing on learning, not on grades* Building an adult relationship with your parents* Working the system by understanding the system* Learning from diversity at home and abroad* Coping with failure * Planning boldly for life after college Dean's List offers a thoughtful, common-sense approach to higher education that allows every student to achieve. Many books will tell you how to get an "A" in class, but this book encourages you to do more--to explore college life, embrace new challenges, and become independent. Includes expert advice from deans at top U.S. colleges: Barnard College * Brown University * Bryn Mawr College * Columbia University * Cornell University * Dartmouth College * Duke University * Georgetown University * Harvard University * The Johns Hopkins University * Mount Holyoke College * Northwestern University * Oberlin College * Pomona College * Princeton University * Rice University * Smith College * Stanford University * University of Pennsylvania * University of Rochester * Wellesley College * Yale University
Call Number: LB 2395.B28 2011
Publication Date: 2011-05-09
Panicked Student's Guide to Choosing a College Major : How to Confidently Pick Your Ideal Path by Laurence ShatkinCollege students are often wrought with indecision about who they are, their future, and their interest. Without help, this uncertainty can cause students to panic, particularly when they are being pressured to define their college major. This new guide helps college students make that decision and many more with confidence and ease. It addresses the problems many undeclared students have, including the fear of making the wrong decision, little awareness of their skills and interests, and a lack of information about majors and careers. First, readers will learn about the key components of a college major decision. Next, they will quickly and systematically pinpoint the best majors for their interest and skills. Finally, readers will be able to learn more about the college majors that interest them most, as well as careers that relate to these majors. Packed with information, this book covers 120 majors that link to 250 careers. Author Laurence Shatkin, PH.D., gives readers an overview of each college major and provides additional information about specializations in the majors, the typical sequence of high school and college courses, and related CIP program codes, everything students need to know to overcome panic and lay the foundation for a rich and rewarding education.
Call Number: LB 2361.5.S529 2011
Publication Date: 2011-05-01
The Thinking Student's Guide to College: 75 Tips for Getting a Better Education by Andrew Lawrence RobertsEach fall, thousands of eager freshmen descend on college and university campuses expecting the best education imaginable: inspiring classes taught by top-ranked professors, academic advisors who will guide them to a prestigious job or graduate school, and an environment where learning flourishes outside the classroom as much as it does in lecture halls. Unfortunately, most of these freshmen soon learn that academic life is not what they imagined. Classes are taught by overworked graduate students and adjuncts rather than seasoned faculty members, undergrads receive minimal attention from advisors or administrators, and potentially valuable campus resources remain outside their grasp. Andrew Roberts' Thinking Student's Guide to College helps students take charge of their university experience by providing a blueprint they can follow to achieve their educational goals--whether at public or private schools, large research universities or small liberal arts colleges. An inside look penned by a professor at Northwestern University, this book offers concrete tips on choosing a college, selecting classes, deciding on a major, interacting with faculty, and applying to graduate school. Here, Roberts exposes the secrets of the ivory tower to reveal what motivates professors, where to find loopholes in university bureaucracy, and most importantly, how to get a personalized education. Based on interviews with faculty and cutting-edge educational research, The Thinking Student's Guide to College is a necessary handbook for students striving to excel academically, creatively, and personally during their undergraduate years.
Call Number: LB 2350.5 R634 2010
Publication Date: 2010-09-01
What to Do When College Is Not the Best Time of Your Life by David LeibowIf college is supposed to be the best time of our lives, why are so many students unhappy? What causes a well-adjusted and academically successful high school graduate to suddenly flounder when he reaches college? Why might she start to skip classes, binge on alcohol, or engage in unsatisfying hook-ups? Where does the anger and self-doubt come from, and why is it directed at loving parents or the student himself? Drawing on years of experience treating college-age youth, David Leibow, M.D. provides fresh, honest, and realistic answers to these and other important questions. Instead of adventure, liberation, and a triumphant march into adulthood, many college students experience shame, regression, and social and academic failure. Yet by understanding themselves better and making reasonable changes, students can grow from these challenges and turn bad choices into wiser personal and educational decisions. Leibow focuses on issues common to college settings-anxiety and depression, drug and alcohol abuse, laziness and work avoidance, body-image problems, and unhealthy relationships-detailing coping strategies and professional resources that best respond to each crisis. His intimate knowledge of campus life and its unique challenges adds credibility and weight to his advice. Reorienting the expectations of parents and students while providing the tools for overcoming a variety of hurdles, Leibow shows how college can still become one of the best times of our lives.
Call Number: RC451.4.S7 -- L45 2010eb
Publication Date: 2010-07-22
Knack Dorm Living : Get the Room--and the Experience--You Want at College by Casey LewisWhen high school students think of college life, images of parties and new people and late-night pizza instantly come to mind. Only upon moving in does a freshman realize the buzz-killing downside to the blissful freedom: a 12 x 12 dorm room often shared with a stranger. With Knack Dorm Living, Casey Lewis--herself a college senior at the University of Missouri--provides the guide she searched for, in vain, in her freshman year. She offers invaluable tips on what to pack and what to buy, what to expect, decorating, clothes, and organizing time and money. This is an ideal high school graduation gift for high school seniors--both girls and guys--set to move away from home.
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The Secrets of College Success by Lynn F. Jacobs; Jeremy S. HymanAre you among the 22 million students now enrolled in college? Or a high school student thinking of joining them shortly? Or perhaps a parent of a college-bound junior or senior? Then this book is just for you. Written by college professors and successfully used by tens of thousands of students, The Secrets of College Success combines easy-to-use tips, techniques, and strategies with insider information that few professors are willing to reveal. The over 800 tips in this book will show you how to: pick courses and choose a major manage your time and develop college-level study skills get good grades and manage the "core" requirements get motivated and avoid stress interact effectively with the professor or TA prepare for a productive and lucrative career New to this third edition are high-value tips about: undergraduate and collaborative research summer internships staying safer on campus diversity and inclusion disabilities and accommodations ...with special tips for international students at US colleges. Winner of the 2010 USA Book News Award for best book in the college category, The Secrets of College Success makes a wonderful back-to-college or high-school-graduation gift -or a smart investment in your own college success.
Call Number: multiple copies at multiple locations- check record for details
Publication Date: 2019-03-11
The Power of Having Fun : How Meaningful Breaks Help You Get More Done by Dave CrenshawFun is the key to success! If you want to be successful, having fun is not an option. It's a necessity. By making fun a top priority--taking meaningful, enjoyable breaks each day, week, month, and year--you'll not only be happier but be more productive, too! Using scientific evidence, real-world case studies, and a healthy dose of wit, bestselling author Dave Crenshaw shows that a regular respite is like a little oasis in your workday. It refreshes and reinvigorates, recharges your batteries--helping you accomplish more with less effort! The Power of Having Fun coaches you through the five-step system thousands of leaders have utilized to boost productivity and propel their careers--all while feeling fantastic! Let Dave Crenshaw lower your stress, raise your results, and restore recess to your routine.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2017-09-19
Have Fun and Get A's : How to Study Less and Achieve More by Carolyn ZhaoDon’t study harder—study smarter! A guide to academic success without unnecessary stress. High school students are experiencing more pressure and stress than ever—and that can actually undermine their accomplishments. How can parents and teachers help them succeed not just in school, but in life? As someone with experience as both a university professor and a mom, Carolyn Zhao knows that the answer isn’t just to stay up later and study harder. It is possible—and important—to have fun and get A’s. Sharing her method that transformed her own son from a struggling high school student into an Ivy League freshman, Zhao explains that a quality education is not just about achieving high marks, but becoming a well-rounded individual—and top universities and employers are actively seeking such students right now. She reveals: Why developing your “Emotional Quotient” (EQ) is just as important as IQ How to combine intellectual learning with hands-on practice for best retention How to study less and achieve more Why playing sports is crucial for mind, body, and character How having fun develops our creative mind and highest potential How to develop a lifelong service mindset, and more
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2015-08-25
The Naked Roommate : and 107 other issues you might run into in college by Harlan CohenFor 10 years (and counting), The Naked Roommate has been the #1 go-to guide for your very best college experience! From sharing a bathroom with 40 strangers to sharing lecture notes, The Naked Roommate is your behind-the-scenes look at EVERYTHING you need to know about college (but never knew you needed to know). This essential, fully updated edition is packed with real-life advice on everything from making friends to managing stress. Hilarious, outrageous, and telling stories from students on over 100 college campuses cover the basics, and then some, including topics on College Living Dorm dos, don'ts, and dramas Lying, noisy, nasty roommates Finding People, Places, & Patience Social network dos and don'ts Friend today, gone tomorrow Classes To go or not to go? How to get an A, C, or F Dating 17 kinds of college hookups Long distance = BIG concerns The Party Scene The punch in the "fruit punch" Sex, drugs, and safety first Money Grants, loans, and loose change Credit cards and campus jobs In college, there's a surprise around every corner. Luckily, The Naked Roommate has you covered!
Call Number: multiple copies and locations- check campus for details
Publication Date: 2017-04-04
U Chic : The College Girl's Guide to Everything: Dealing with Dorms, Classes, Sororities, Social Media, Dating, Staying Safe, and Making the Most Out of the Best Four Years of Your Life by Christie GartonE-book accessible through GALILEO -- Want to know a secret about life in college? Everyone--from the social butterfly in freshman orientation to the top student in Bio 101--feels a little unsure about the college experience. And that's completely normal! In fact, everyone could use a little help sometimes, especially in their first year. We know, because we've been there. But don't worry: We have you covered! From the day you setfoot on campus until the day you wear a cap and gown, get advice from a source you can trust: the expert and diverse team of all--star college students and recent grads behind U Chic. Campus Living -- managing roommate relationships, and settling in that first semester Academics -- schedules, majors, academic resources, and strategies for staying on top of your studies Social Life -- tips and tricks on making friends, getting involved, and findinglove in the age of apps Health & Safety -- partying smart, coping with the winter blues, and knowing when to ask for help College Perks -- internships, study abroad, spring break, and more! Plus! A brand new chapter on being a non--traditional student--its challenges, its joys, and how you can take charge of your college experience. We've got answers to your most burning college questions and tons of practical tips to ensurethat you have the best four years of your life. We Are Supporting 1,000 Dreams: Every copy of U Chicsold helps fund scholarships for high school-- and college--aged women with big dreams. Learn more about U Chic's 1,000 Dreams mission at UChic.com.
Call Number: LB2343.32 .G378 2017
Publication Date: 2017-04-04
Queer People of Color in Higher Education by Joshua Moon Johnson; Gabriel JavierE-book accessible through GALILEO -- Queer People of Color in Higher Education (QPOC) is a comprehensive work discussing the lived experiences of queer people of color on college campuses. This book will create conversations and provide resources to best support students, faculty, and staff of color who are people of color and identify as LGBTQ. The edited volume covers emerging issues that are affecting higher education around the country. Leading researchers and practitioners have remarkable writing that concisely summarizes current literature while also adding new ways to address issues of injustice related to racism, sexism, homophobia, heterosexism, and transphobia. QPOC in Higher Education insightfully combines research with practical implications on services, systems, campus climate and ways to hostility, violence, and unrest on campuses. This book rises out of places of turmoil and pain and brings attention to broken systems on higher education. QPOC in Higher Education is a must-read for anyone who wants to transform their society, campus, or community into places that fully value the complex and beautiful intersections that our diverse communities come from. This book takes diversity to a deeper level and speaks from a social justice philosophy of looking big pictures at our systems and cultures instead of simply at our oppressed groups as the problems.
Call Number: LC2575 b.Q44 2017
Publication Date: 2017-09-01
The Mindful Twenty-Something : Life Skills to Handle Stress…and Everything Else by Holly B. Rogers"A 21st century book, grounded in ancient ways of practice." --Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness In The Mindful Twenty-Something, the cofounder of the extremely popular Koru Mindfulness program developed at Duke University presents a unique, evidence-based approach to help you make important life decisions with clarity and confidence. As a twenty-something, you may feel like you are being pulled in dozen different directions. With the daily tumult, busyness, and major life changes you experience as a young adult, you may also be particularly vulnerable to stress and its negative effects. Emerging adulthood, which occurs between the ages of 18 and 29, is a developmental stage of life when you're faced with important decisions about school, relationships, sex, your career, and more. With so much going on, you need a guide to help you navigate with less stress and more ease. The Koru Mindfulness program, developed at Duke University and already in use on numerous college campuses--including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, Dartmouth, and several others--and in treatment centers across the country, is the only evidence-based mindfulness training program for young adults that has been empirically proven to have significant benefits for sleep, perceived stress, and self-compassion. Now, with The Mindful Twenty-Something, this popular program is accessible to all young adults struggling with stress. With Koru Mindfulness and the practical tools you'll learn from this acceptance-based, proven-effective approach, you'll be able to cultivate the compassion and mindfulness skills you need to manage life's challenges from a calm, balanced center, regardless of what comes your way.