year. However, reading The Freshman Survival Guide was more enlightening than I ever could have dreamed. As I read through each chapter, it slowly became a big sibling in my life. It talked about everything from professors to parties and didn’t ever hold back about the realities of being a college student.
⬂↘⬊ Real Advice from Real Students ⬋↙⬃
My favorite part of this book was how the authors included advice from current students scattered throughout the pages. Though the advice the authors give is fantastic, there was also information from current students that made the book seem more applicable. Reading what real people my age had to say about their personal college experiences showed me that I’m not alone and not the first person to need advice or ask questions. I will definitely be taking their tips and tricks along with me into my college career.
⬂↘⬊ That Stuff Nobody Thinks About ⬋↙⬃
I was so glad to see all of the little pieces of information the authors included in this book. At every college event that I’ve been to, advisers and students alike always keep to the big-picture advice. “Get involved!” “Go to class!” “Study!” While all of this is good to know going into freshman year, I need more people to talk about stuff you don’t think of right away. I wanted to know what the dining hall culture is like, the best way to do your laundry, and if everyone parties like they do in the movies. All of these things were touched on in this book with even more topics first-year students don’t think about until they arrive on campus. These chapters were the ones I needed most because I don’t know what I don’t know!
⬂↘⬊ It’ll Be Fine ⬋↙⬃
Overall, this book reminded me that I’m not the first person to go off to college, and it’ll all work out okay.
Your reassured freshman,
⬂↘⬊ Discuss ⬋↙⬃
Are you a current student in
high school or college? Graduates, what’s your best
piece of advice for freshman?
Ashton is a high school girl with a passion for books. She also participates in other activities such as sports and musical groups.