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How to Succeed at College - NPR Life Kit
NPR’s Elissa Nadworny talks about how the first year of college is crucial for setting students up for success, laying a strong foundation for the rest of college and beyond. Research shows that if you finish your first year and sign up for the second, you're far more likely to get that degree.
The three episodes cover everything you need to know to maximize your experience: The Essentials; How to be Happy; and After College: The Job.
The Essentials, or, Congratulations, You're In College! Now What?
You've been accepted into college. Now you've got to find your way around campus, pick out classes, make new friends and figure out a plan to graduate — on time. Here's how to make it easier. Episode 1 in the NPR Life Kit series, How to Succeed at College.
How to be Happy, or, How to Do Well (and be Happy!) in College
Should you hand-write your notes or use a laptop? What about flashcards? Does highlighting even do anything? Here's how to improve your study habits and remember what you've learned — and keep college stress under control. Episode 2 in the NPR Life Kit series, How to Succeed at College.
After College: The Job, or, How to Get a Job After College
Before you earn your diploma, you need to focus on a different piece of paper: a résumé. Here's how to think about what you want to do, and then go out and get a job — maybe even a career. Episode 3 in NPR's Life Kit series, How to Succeed at College.
These stories come from Life Kit, NPR's family of podcasts to help make life better — covering everything from exercise to raising kids to making friends.
Books for Parents of New College Students
Dear Parents by
Call Number: 378.19 McG
Publication Date: 2018-08-20
"Written for parents and families of college-bound students, this book is the one tool they'll need to navigate the complex (and often emotional) challenge of getting their daughters or sons into--and through--college. From early childhood to setting up their dorm room, this book provides parents with insights, wisdom, and guidance about college (what it is and why it is a valuable experience), college preparation (including both academic and financial), and choosing a college (how to understand not only the process but also the right fit and value). Letters written by college and educational professionals, all with their own college-aged children, frame and illuminate each chapter. The letters offer advice about preparation for college gleaned from personal and professional experiences. Undergirded by research but informed by many years of experience, Dear Parents is designed to both engage and inform parents"-- Provided by publisher.
Sending Your Millennial to College by
Call Number: 378.29 Bad
Publication Date: 2018-07-30
The author offers up key strategies for supporting your millennial as they enter this formative stage of their life: respect your child's independence while remaining engaged; assist your daughter or son if they are struggling or need to regroup; begin healthy and open conversations about the meaning of success; support good study habits as your child transitions to a new life on campus; remain thoughtful and empathetic as your child grows and changes.,The book explores the causes of academic struggles, even among the best students at America's colleges and universities, and offers concrete ways to navigate back to success.
Books for New College Students
The Naked Roommate by
Call Number: 378.19 Coh
Publication Date: 2017-04-04
Discusses potential problem issues for college students and provides advice on living with roommates, relationships, classes, finances, alcohol, Greek life, laundry, and other related topics.
"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." - Publisher description.
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
Call Number: 378.19 Gar
Publication Date: 2017-04-04
A guide to college life for women that includes advice on roommates, declaring a major, joining a sorority, relationships, health and fitness, and finances.