ERIC Number: ED395260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Starting Out Suburban: A Frosh Year Survival Guide.
Puner, Linda Pollard
Suburban high school seniors planning to attend universities, as well as parents, high school guidance counselors, and teachers at both the high school and college levels are the intended audience for this guide. It seeks to provide incoming freshmen with "everything you need to know about the first-year college experience" in a lively and entertaining style. In order to do this, 50 students who attended 23 colleges and universities were interviewed. Ten were from the suburb of Weston, Connecticut, and the other 40 were from suburbs around the United States. All students had completed their first-year at college, and were willing to share their anecdotes, reflections, and insights. A wide variety of topics are addressed, including academics, becoming oriented, campus life, safety, and financial matters. The book also furnishes readers with information and suggestions that have been gleaned from education and student personnel professionals, particularly in the "Tips" sections which end most chapters. However, its primary focus is upon the first-hand personal material given by those students interviewed. Contains an index. (TS)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, College Bound Students, College Freshmen, College Students, Higher Education, Late Adolescents, Middle Class Students, School Guidance, Secondary Education, Student Development
New Forge Press, P.O. Box 248, Pleasantville, NY 10570 ($16.95 plus $2.05 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
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