ERIC Number: ED381119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
College in Your Future. 140 Questions and Answers about Getting In--Staying In.
This book uses a question and answer format to provide students with practical advice on getting into college and succeeding there. Chapter 1 addresses planning for college and covers test scores, grades, test taking pointers, financial aid, and test preparation centers. Chapter 2 offers suggestions for finding the right kind of college and considers the advantages of various institutional characteristics, college fairs, home study, the marks of a "good" college, college materials, early admissions and the decision process. This chapter contains a college planning timetable. Chapter 3 gives guidance on completing admissions applications and essays. In addition, it also covers financial needs, application fees, explaining low test scores, how essays are evaluated, and recommendation letters. Chapter 4 discusses the campus visit and admission interview including what to expect and how to get the most out of the campus visit. Chapter 5 considers how to cope with rejection from a college. Chapter 6 suggests ways to prepare for college life after acceptance including freshman orientation, homesickness, and other aspects of the initial college experience. Chapter 7 tackles actual college learning and instruction including course selection, college study, cheating, supplies, taking notes and other pointers. Chapter 8 explores issues of dormitory life. Chapter 9 examines other concerns to keep in mind as the student plans to complete college and move into the workplace. (Contains 44 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Academic Persistence, College Admission, College Applicants, College Attendance, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Entrance Examinations, College Housing, College Instruction, College Preparation, College Students, Dormitories, Education Work Relationship, Group Experience, Higher Education, School Visitation, Social Life, Student Adjustment, Student College Relationship
Garrett Park Press, P.O. Box 190B, Garrett Park, MD 20896 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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