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Nora Bradbury-Haehl and Bill McGarvey are the co-authors of The Freshman Survival Guide (Center Street Press, Hachette Book Group USA). Since its release three years ago the book has sold more than 40,000 copies and has been used by both colleges and high schools to prepare students for the transition to college. For more information on the book or to inquire about bulk discounts of up to 58%, e-mail us at info@thefreshmansurvivalguide.com or visit our website: TheFreshmanSurvivalGuide.com.
April 29th, 2015

You’ve gotten your acceptance letters and made your choice. Maybe you’ve even started thinking about what you’ll need for your dorm room. You’re probably going to get a lot of advice over the coming months, but the advice you need when you’re a college freshman is not always the advice you receive.  Here is our practical, tried-and-true, best advice for those crucial first weeks at college.

Be generous with your friendship but stingy with your trust. The friends you have back home didn’t become your friends overnight. Some of the people you meet at first may turn out to be the best friends of your life, but every class has its gems and its criminals. (I’m not kidding,…

May 1st, 2014

High school students are entering a critical time of year — college acceptance/rejection letter season — when seniors find out where they got in and decide where they will attend in the fall. For most students, it marks the beginning of the biggest transition they’ve ever experienced in their life. But while you may be at the top of your class, the bottom or somewhere in-between, everyone is challenged by some bad habit or another when it comes to school. If you’re a high school junior or senior you may already be painfully aware of the bad habits that get you into trouble and make your life more difficult than it needs to be. The real danger with high school bad habits, though, is that they often…

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