ERIC Number: ED346383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
You Can Survive College - We Did: A Guide for Kids and Their Parents.
Faaborg, Beverly Parks; Faaborg, Tony
This book presents practical ideas related to the college experience for college-bound students and their parents. The first chapter discusses tying up loose ends. College applications, starting a file, doing laundry, taking care of medical needs, and graduation gift ideas are included. The second chapter discusses insurance needs, and the third chapter investigates housing possibilities. The fourth chapter discusses semester breaks and summers. Moving back home, employment, when friends meet parents, when parents visit campus, and issues related to staying away from home over break are examined. The fifth and sixth chapters discuss making the grade. Keys to success, strategies for note-taking, time management, learning styles, where to study, types of classes, and attitude are discussed. The seventh chapter examines switching majors and colleges. Knowing the consequences, transferring credits, telling parents, and long-term effects are discussed. The eighth chapter focuses on several serious problems that can develop while in college. Physical health, rest and relaxation, homosexuality, cults, alcohol and other drugs, campus violence, and crisis services are discussed. The ninth chapter promotes devising a scheme to keep the communication lines open with parents while away at school. The tenth chapter focuses on graduation from college. Updating the file folder, insurance and money matters, and temporarily returning home while job-seeking are discussed. (LLL)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), College Environment, College Housing, College Students, Communication Skills, Grades (Scholastic), Graduation, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Mental Health, Parent Child Relationship, Parents, Physical Health, Study Skills
Educational Media Corporation, P.O. Box 21311, Minneapolis, MN 55421 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Parents
Authoring Institution: N/A