College: The Ultimate Teen Guide

College: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Lisa Maxwell Arter

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Overview

Every year, millions of high schoolers take the next step to further their education by applying to college. While the typical eighteen-year-old spends two-thirds of his or her life in school, college can be a daunting prospect. Teens should be able to enjoy their final years of high school without feeling stressed about their life after graduation.

In College: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Lisa Maxwell Arter addresses high school students’ concerns about their college futures. In addition to providing an overview of the application process, this book offers advice on:
·how to choose the right school
·successful application tips
·when and how to involve parents

Uniquely, this book also outlines the college experience, particularly the first year, offering useful information every freshman needs to survive and thrive on campus—from housing and navigating the bookstore to safety and interactions with other students, faculty, and university personnel. Tips included here help students:
·develop successful relationships with roommates
·manage stress
·study effectively
·balance school and life responsibilities
·plan and manage finances

Featuring real stories and quotes from teens about their experiences, this book guides young adults through their transition from high school to college and sheds light on the entire process—from committing to a school to the end of freshman year. College: The Ultimate Teen Guide serves as a valuable resource for all teens, whether they are just beginning to think about their future or are ready to take the next steps in their education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538104125
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/15/2018
Series: It Happened to Me Series , #57
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 10.29(h) x 0.83(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Lisa Maxwell Arter is an assistant professor of English education at Southern Utah University. A former secondary education teacher, Arter specializes in teaching general education and preservice education methods courses, where she works closely with many first-year and first-generation students.

Table of Contents

How to Use this Book
Introduction
PART ONE: GETTING INTO COLLEGE
Chapter One: Choosing a College
Chapter Two: Applying to College
Chapter Three: The College Visit
Chapter Four: Financial Aid
Chapter Five: The Acceptance
PART TWO: STAYING IN COLLEGE
Chapter Six: Housing
Chapter Seven: Classes
Chapter Eight: Who’s Who
Chapter Nine: Your Health
Chapter Ten: Risky Behaviors
Chapter Eleven: Relationships
Chapter Twelve: Finances
Chapter Thirteen: Extracurricular Activities
Chapter Fourteen: Changes
Appendix A: College Tour Q&A Form
Appendix B: Campus Tour Record
Appendix C: Moving List
List of Included Tables and Graphs
Resources for Teens
About the Author

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