A Survival Guide
Author: Stephen Palmer,Angela Puri
Coping with Stress at University comprehensively covers the main problems and stresses that a student may experience during their university career. Looking at university life from a variety of angles, this book equips the student to be able to deal with stressful situations ranging from exam pressure to relationship problems, from homesickness to managing finances. Although the problems do not change, the way a student faces them can and the more effective the approach, the less stress the student will feel when tackling their concerns. Quotes and case studies from previous students illustrate how problems have been dealt with in the past, and a number of coping techniques and exercises are provided to help prepare students for the transition into and through university life. Coping with Stress at University is an invaluable introduction to university life for any potential or current student, and it also acts as a helpful resource for parents and friends wishing to gain a greater understanding of the issues faced at university.
Author: Dennis Field,Nancy Gray
UPDATE: Finalist, 2012 Readers' Choice Awards, in its category. Going to College or University? First Year? Want to know what to expect? A quick search on Google or Amazon will reveal plenty of material, mostly written by profs, or deans, or counselors, or trusted experts, or graduating students. Not this book. Here, you'll find hundreds of students, mostly in their first year, telling stories about how it feels, as it happens. Some wise, some crazy. Some funny, some serious. Some sad, some scary. Advice: well yes, but like everything in this book, actually written by students for students, from their own experiences. Hundreds of stories in their own words. More than 200 voices. A worthwhile read for students, parents, teachers, counselors. The accompanying website has 130 more pieces, accessible from inside the book.
A Survival Guide
Author: Anne Coates
Category: College student orientation
This is the large print edition of University - A Survival Guide (9781861440723). The content therefore is the same as this edition which was originally published in 2008.
A Survival Guide
Geared toward Georgetown students, but applicable for all freshmen, this brief but thoughtful reflection was written to help you navigate the uncharted waters of your first year at college. Filled with rich tips on everything from self-care to restaurant recommendations, this guide has all of the inside information that was learned the hard way.
Author: Bear Grylls
Publisher: Plassen Verlag
Bear Grylls ist ein Vorbild für Menschen in aller Welt. Der Survival-Experte beweist in seinen diversen TV-Sendungen stets aufs Neue, dass Menschen auch die größten Herausforderungen meistern können - angefangen von einer lebensfeindlichen Umwelt bis zu vermeintlich ungenießbaren Insekten. Nun überträgt er die Erfahrungen, die er beim Militär und in den unwirtlichsten Gegenden der Welt gesammelt hat, auf das "ganz normale Leben" und beweist: Jeder kann seinen ganz persönlichen "inneren Schweinehund" überwinden. Mithilfe vieler Anekdoten aus seinem Erfahrungsschatz zeigt er, wie das geht.
Author: Kerry Fisher
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
Maia stellt keine hohen Ansprüche ans Leben, aber etwas mehr als eine Sozialwohnung und ein Couchpotato-Mann wäre schön. Mit diversen Putzstellen versucht sie, ihre kleine Familie über Wasser zu halten – umso tiefer sitzt der Schock, als sie erfährt, dass ihre Lieblingskundin, eine nette Professorin, verstorben ist. Doch dann die Überraschung: Maia wurde im Testament bedacht, vielmehr: Maias Kinder. Aus dem Nachlass soll das Geld für eine teure Privatschule bestritten werden. Und plötzlich finden sich Maia und ihre Kinder in einer Welt wieder, in der ein Leben ohne Bio-Obst und Geigenunterricht undenkbar ist – und in der ein hinreißender Lehrer Maias Herz höher schlagen lässt ...
A Survival Guide for Parents of College Freshmen
Author: Kaye Bernard McGarry
Category: College freshmen
Kaye McGarry has written just the book to help parents of college freshmen and prospective parents of college freshmen understand the college transition process. Her book "A New Beginning...A Survival Guide for Parents of College Freshmen" gives parents help, advice and inspiration as they "let go" and cross that bridge towards a new beginning for their life as well as the lives of their students. This is a delightful book that will surely bring peace of mind to those parents, who after reading it, will begin to change from 'governing their kids' to 'talking with their young adults. They will understand the challenges and opportunities both they and their students will face in this process and learn how to show support to their students in helpful and meaningful ways.
A Survival Guide for Living in a College Town
Author: Russell Frank
Publisher: Penn State Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
In the mid-nineties, Russell Frank left a peaceful life in rural California to raise three kids in a town saturated with fraternities, late-night undergrad fast food haunts, and rowdy football crowds. Among the Woo People recounts his two decades living—and surviving—in State College, Pennsylvania, the often-chaotic home of Penn State University. This humorous peek at life in a college town smack-dab in the middle of rural Pennsylvania chronicles a changing community over the course of two eventful decades. A professor of journalism, former columnist for the Centre Daily Times, and contributor to StateCollege.com, Frank has a unique perspective on living in the shadow of a university—especially on the tribe of nomadic young adults known as the “Woo people,” so named for their signature mode of celebratory communication. He invites readers into the routines of his hectic household as they embrace their new home, skewers the culture of intercollegiate sports, relates the challenges and peculiarities of teaching at one of the nation’s largest universities, and, most important, teaches us to be amused at college-kid antics and to appreciate their academic and real-world accomplishments, even as we anxiously tick off the days until semester’s end. From tales of missing porch furniture and red plastic cups in the bushes to a “Nude Year’s Eve” run by an octet of forty-somethings to the sweet relief of summer, Frank’s hilarious, insightful essays are indispensable for anyone who wants to survive, appreciate, and enjoy college-town life.
A survival guide
Author: Leonie Elphinstone,Robert Schweitzer
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
A practical guide to writing a Masters or Doctoral thesis which covers both academic and personal issues.
Author: Christine Fanthome
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
This book is an essential guide for students contemplating or embarking upon work placements. Using comments from students, employers and tutors, it includes guidelines on how to find an appropriate placement; audit skills; construct a strong CV and application; prepare for an interview and derive maximum benefit from the work placement experience. The book identifies common problems facing students, together with remedial strategies, and offers suggestions for tackling written and oral assignments. Finally, it shows how to create and implement a successful job-search strategy.
Author: Ross, Tracy
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
This book ultimately aims to answer the questions students have about research in a no nonsense style and can be used as a guide to the main methodologies and tools used in the field.
A Student's Survival Guide
Author: Matthew Paul Turner
Publisher: Tyndale House
This survival guide to college explores topics like dating smart, finding friendships, adapting to different personalities, and making the most of your money.
A Survival Guide for College and University
Author: Shelagh Foster,Lehlohonolo Mofokeng
About to start varsity? Just started college? Then this book is for you! Beginning academic life after high school is exciting - a fresh start that will set foundations for the rest of your life. You'll discover new ideas, meet new people and try new things. You'll also have to become an independent adult, and that can be scary. Shelagh Foster and Lehlohonolo Mofokeng will lead you through all the rules, demands, behaviours, skills and culture shifts that will turn you from a schoolkid into a viable player in higher education. Learn how to: · Write clearly and study smartly · Have safe relationships · Balance your responsibilities, your health and your social life · Manage your time, your money and all those academic demands · Not get kicked out! Let Shelagh and Lehlohonolo help you understand this new world, and how to adapt, grow - and graduate. Ignorance is not bliss. Being prepared is.
Author: Synge, Dan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The Survival Guide to Journalism is aimed not only at undergraduate and post-graduate students of Journalism, but indeed anyone from any background who is interested in making a living (full or part-time) either through their writing and editorial ability. In it you'll find some traditional journalistic principles as well as up-to-date information on where the best opportunities are today. My advice is deliberately hands-on and straight to the point, and I have included useful tips from top working professionals. There are exercises to try out and short Q&A sessions to help clear up any uncertainties there may be about each chapter. Where possible, I have included useful links and contacts to organisations that specialise in helping aspiring journalists to survive through those difficult first months and years. Because it pays to have the right survival skills, The Survival Guide to Journalism sums up the state of the industry today and how to establish yourself in it, as well as including practical guidelines on news and feature writing. The Survival Guide to Journalism concentrates on freelance journalism with the emphasis on practicalities such as sending an invoice or dealing with tax issues. More specialist areas of writing have also been covered such as arts reviewing, travel writing and blogging and the book highlights some of the exciting opportunities created by new media.
Author: C. K. Gunsalus
Publisher: Harvard University Press
In this book, a widely respected advisor on academic administration and ethics offers tips, insights, and tools for handling complaints, negotiating disagreements, responding to accusations of misconduct, and dealing with difficult personalities. With humor and generosity, C. K. Gunsalus applies scenarios based on real-life cases to guide academic administrators through the dilemmas of management in not-entirely-manageable environments.
Everything You Need to Succeed
Author: Rachel Gader-Shafran
"The Survival Guide" is designed to provide practical and comprehensible information to International Students coming to US law schools. Do you know the answers to these questions? Do you know what to do before you come to law school? Do you know what to do when you get to law school? D you know how to organize for classes? Do you know you how to participate in class discussions? Do you know how to brief a case? Do you know how to outline and study for exams? Do you know how to attack writing papers? Do you know how to prepare for oral arguments? If the answer is "NO" then you need "The Survival Guide". "Rachel Gader-Shafran has written an indispensable guide for law graduates of international universities. She writes with clarity and the authority that comes from having graduated from a leading US law school and teaching International students for many years. I would advise international law graduates interested in studying in US law schools to read this book. Your investment in it will be repaid many times." -Thomas O. Sargentich, Professor of Law Director, LLM Program on Law and Government American University, Washington College of Law
Author: Sally Longson
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: College students
Not a guide to courses and college, but a practical introduction to life at university. Aimed at those about to begin higher education, Everything you Need to Know about Going to University offers advice on everything from choosing course options to grants, tuition fees, the semester system and dealing with debt.
Blunt Talk about Art as Intellectual Property
Author: Susan M. Bielstein
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then it's a good bet that at least half of those words relate to the picture's copyright status. Art historians, artists, and anyone who wants to use the images of others will find themselves awash in byzantine legal terms, constantly evolving copyright law, varying interpretations by museums and estates, and despair over the complexity of the whole situation. Here, on a white—not a high—horse, Susan Bielstein offers her decades of experience as an editor working with illustrated books. In doing so, she unsnarls the threads of permissions that have ensnared scholars, critics, and artists for years. Organized as a series of “takes” that range from short sidebars to extended discussions, Permissions, A Survival Guide explores intellectual property law as it pertains to visual imagery. How can you determine whether an artwork is copyrighted? How do you procure a high-quality reproduction of an image? What does “fair use” really mean? Is it ever legitimate to use the work of an artist without permission? Bielstein discusses the many uncertainties that plague writers who work with images in this highly visual age, and she does so based on her years navigating precisely these issues. As an editor who has hired a photographer to shoot an incredibly obscure work in the Italian mountains (a plan that backfired hilariously), who has tried to reason with artists' estates in languages she doesn't speak, and who has spent her time in the archival trenches, she offers a snappy and humane guide to this difficult terrain. Filled with anecdotes, asides, and real courage, Permissions, A Survival Guide is a unique handbook that anyone working in the visual arts will find invaluable, if not indispensable.