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The Freshman Survival Guide(Book Review)

0it doesn't have to`The Freshman Survival Guide: Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything In Between If this is your first year of college there is no need to fear The Freshman Survival Guide is here.
No longer do you have to  navigate rocky terrain  each and every chapter has a survival strategy for example
Chapter 1 Survival Strategy #1 Making good friends in college is important but it takes time. Be patient, be smart, and stay connected to your support network- the friends and family who helped you get this far.

Chapter 4  Survival Strategy # 4 Homesickness is a fact of college life ,but it doesn't have to defeat you.  Develop habits and relationships that will help  ward off your longing for homr.  Also through each chapter are real life stories  of actual college students themselves as wellas tips you can find online.  Here's a few other
Cchapters I thought were helpful:

Chapter 8 Real stats and strategies on mental health
Chapter 11 How to be a college student and Time management
Chapter 13 The care and feeding of the college professor
Chapter 19 Am I Safe,Don't be Paranoid just be Smart
chapter 23  there's no vitamin C in orange  soda and doritos aren't a food group.

I even went to The Freshman Survival guide website for the study budget.  Go to the link that says Listing  by Chapter then click chapter 11.. I gave copies to my oldest daughter who is already taking dual credit courses
at her high school.0.  While this resource is good enough for my daughter, I would never mislead her or your
the reader that this a a go to guide in terms of how to remain a Christian while you're at college.  This isn't that boook.  Nothing of course  will replace the bible and believe me when I tell you my child has 3 already.  What I was hoping  for was a supplemental guide in  a language  and perspective that a young adult could
rrrelate to.  I still give this book 4 stars out of 5 only in terms of a resource guide.  I would like to thank Center Street for allowing me the opportunity to review the book.  I am an Amazon Associate but I don't recieve money to review the book.

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Sidne,the BCR said…
I too reviewed this book a few months back and now i'm having my mentor group take a look at it and feel me in. we both gave it the same rating.

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