Preparing the College Freshman for more than just academics

A Listmania! list by Dave Bagget
The list author says: "The sad fact of most American universities is that making good grades is easy if students go to class, do the readings, and study for exams. The much greater challenge is dealing with social pressures and lifestyle decisions that can prevent students from making it to class and hinder their ability to study. It is when personal lives impede on academic lives that grades begin to plummet. To prepare for college life, students need to prepare for the overwhelming social madness they are going to encounter on campus. They should therefore read these books first and start with the memoirs like the Fratire series about FSU."
Fratire
1.  Fratire by Darren W. Bryce
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  "A memoir about FSU"
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Fratire 2
2.  Fratire 2 by Darren W. Bryce
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FRATIRE 3
3.  FRATIRE 3 by Darren W. Bryce
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The Lie: A Novel
4.  The Lie: A Novel by Chad Kultgen
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  "A novel told from perspective of three people"
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A Foreign Education
5.  A Foreign Education by Craig Alan Williamson
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  "Some Brits experience at a U.S. college"
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The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College
6.  The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College by Harlan Cohen
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The Best 371 Colleges, 2010 Edition (College Admissions Guides)
7.  The Best 371 Colleges, 2010 Edition (College Admissions Guides) by Princeton Review
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A Girl's Guide To College: Making the most of the best four years of your life
8.  A Girl's Guide To College: Making the most of the best four years of your life by Traci Maynigo
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Been There, Should've Done That: 995 Tips for Making the Most of College
9.  Been There, Should've Done That: 995 Tips for Making the Most of College by Suzette Tyler
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Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges
10.  Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges by Loren Pope
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Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College
11.  Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College by Sally P. Springer
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Fiske Guide to Colleges 2010
12.  Fiske Guide to Colleges 2010 by Edward B. Fiske
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The Everything College Survival Book: From Social Life To Study Skills--all You Need To Fit Right In
13.  The Everything College Survival Book: From Social Life To Study Skills--all You Need To Fit Right In by Michael S. Malone
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How to Survive Your Freshman Year: By Hundreds of College Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors Who Did (Hundreds of Heads Survival Guides)
14.  How to Survive Your Freshman Year: By Hundreds of College Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors Who Did (Hundreds of Heads Survival Guides) by Hundreds of Heads Books
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Everything You Need to Know Before College: A Student's Survival Guide
15.  Everything You Need to Know Before College: A Student's Survival Guide by Matthew Paul Turner
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The Insider's Guide to the Colleges, 2010: Students on Campus Tell You What You Really Want to Know (Insider's Guide to the Colleges: Students on Campus)
16.  The Insider's Guide to the Colleges, 2010: Students on Campus Tell You What You Really Want to Know (Insider's Guide to the Colleges: Students on Campus) by Yale Daily News Staff
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Complete Book of Colleges, 2010 Edition (College Admissions Guides)
17.  Complete Book of Colleges, 2010 Edition (College Admissions Guides) by Princeton Review
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How to Go to College Almost for Free
18.  How to Go to College Almost for Free by Ben Kaplan
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How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less
19.  How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less by Cal Newport
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Countdown to College: 21 To Do Lists for High School: Step-By-Step Strategies for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders 2nd Edition
20.  Countdown to College: 21 To Do Lists for High School: Step-By-Step Strategies for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders 2nd Edition by Valerie Pierce
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Book of Majors 2010 (College Board Book of Majors)
21.  Book of Majors 2010 (College Board Book of Majors) by The College Board
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U Chic: The College Girl's Guide to Everything
22.  U Chic: The College Girl's Guide to Everything by Christie Garton
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How to Win at College: Surprising Secrets for Success from the Country's Top Students
23.  How to Win at College: Surprising Secrets for Success from the Country's Top Students by Cal Newport
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The Healthy College Cookbook
24.  The Healthy College Cookbook by Alexandra Nimetz
$9.96   Used & New from: $0.76
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College Handbook 2010 (College Board College Handbook)
25.  College Handbook 2010 (College Board College Handbook) by The College Board
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Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: College
26.  Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: College by David Borgenicht
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U.S. News Ultimate College Guide 2010
27.  U.S. News Ultimate College Guide 2010 by Staff of U.S.News & World Report
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The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price
28.  The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price by Lynn O'Shaughnessy
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Acing the College Application: How to Maximize Your Chances for Admission to the College of Your Choice
29.  Acing the College Application: How to Maximize Your Chances for Admission to the College of Your Choice by Michele A. Hernández
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The CollegeHumor Guide To College: Selling Kidneys for Beer Money, Sleeping with Your Professors,Majoring in Communications, and Other Really Good Ideas
30.  The CollegeHumor Guide To College: Selling Kidneys for Beer Money, Sleeping with Your Professors,Majoring in Communications, and Other Really Good Ideas by From the Writers of CollegeHumor.com
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Navigating Your Freshman Year: How to Make the Leap to College Life-and Land on Your Feet (Students Helping Students)
31.  Navigating Your Freshman Year: How to Make the Leap to College Life-and Land on Your Feet (Students Helping Students) by Students Helping Students
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Cool Colleges: For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different (Cool Colleges: For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, & Just Plain Different)
32.  Cool Colleges: For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different (Cool Colleges: For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, & Just Plain Different) by Donald Asher
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The Insider's Guide to the Colleges, 2009: Students on Campus Tell You What You Really Want to Know, 35th Edition
33.  The Insider's Guide to the Colleges, 2009: Students on Campus Tell You What You Really Want to Know, 35th Edition by Yale Daily News Staff
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Inside Greek U.: Fraternities, Sororities, and the Pursuit of Pleasure, Power, and Prestige
34.  Inside Greek U.: Fraternities, Sororities, and the Pursuit of Pleasure, Power, and Prestige by Alan D. DeSantis
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Good Guys: The Eight Steps to Limitless Possibility for Fraternity Recruitment
35.  Good Guys: The Eight Steps to Limitless Possibility for Fraternity Recruitment by Joshua Orendi Matthew Mattson
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Goat: A Memoir
36.  Goat: A Memoir by Brad Land
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)

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