When we published Busted Halo‘s® First Annual Freshman Survival Guide in 2005, we thought we had a good idea on our hands; we just didn’t know how good. Since then, the Guide has grown exponentially and we are proud to announce an exciting and important step in that growth: Hachette Book Group will publish the first print edition of Busted Halo‘s Freshman Survival Guide next year.
Our goal is to take the first print edition of the Guide well beyond what we’ve been able to do online. Of course, it will still encompass a wide range of college-life issues from academics and relationships to dealing with roommates, social life and everything else that affects new college students. What makes the Freshman Survival Guide truly unique is its interactivity and constant evolution. Each edition not only draws on the wisdom of administrators, professors, counselors and campus ministers, but, more importantly, it reflects the experiences of scores of current (and recent) college students and RAs who have shared their advice with us. While there are “experts” involved, much of Busted Halo‘s® Freshman Survival Guide has been generated for students by students.
That is why we’re asking our readers who are still in college or recently graduated (in 2007 or 2008) to offer us their wisdom via our Freshman Survival Guide Survey, so we can pass it along to incoming freshmen. Your advice will be a resource for new college students and will help smooth the transition from life at home to life on campus for thousands of college freshmen across the country. If you wish, your results will remain completely anonymous. If you would like to participate further in the research for this book, you will have the opportunity to share your contact information at the end of the survey. All respondents giving contact information by our deadline (3 a.m. EDT, June 15, 2009) will be entered in a random drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card (one entry per person, all contact info must be verifiable).