Monday, May 16, 2016

College Rules!

College Rules! That's why I am going back!

Ok, not least, not anytime soon...that I know of...

But College Rules is the latest book I've been reading. It's called College Rules!: How to study, survive, and succeed in college. Here's part of what it says on the back;

College can be the most exciting time in your life, but it also throws you into the deep end, with new academic and social responsibilities often seeming impossible to juggle. 

Honestly, I requested the book because of the college ministry I lead. I thought it might be a great book to pass along. I was right. This book, by Sherrie Nist-Olejnik and Jodi Patrick Holschuh, both PhD's, is packed with all sorts of great stuff.

Since both authors are college profs, they have seen many a student succeed, and many a student fail, in college. This fourth edition offers all the advice on what to expect, how to choose a major, how to study, handle stress, manage your time and money, and even an early chapter on dealing with professors.

They have written this for high school students about to enter college. But they realize it might be stressed out college students who turn to this book after they're already in trouble, so they have a lot of cool features, knowing most students won't read a book from front to back.

They offer true stories of sad students from yesteryear, insider secrets from profs and graduating seniors. They offer tips and tricks for forming good habits and using the latest tech. They acknowledge the non-traditional students who may be returning to school, complete with real-world problems and families.

And for those who really like to skim, they offer some really concise notes at the end of each chapter, detailing what you just missed by skipping pages. Nobody has time for everything, and shouldn't college be teaching us to prioritize?

If nothing else, this would be a good book to have on hand for college students, so they're not getting all their ideas from social media.

I received this book from my good friends at Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing. They give me books and I offer a review.