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Real College: The Essential Guide to Student Life

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Real College: The Essential Guide to Student Life

"This book isn't for the perfect, blemish-free students you see on TV or find sitting under trees in admissions brochures. It's for real students. As exhilarating and fulfilling as college can be, real students face real challenges."

In REAL COLLEGE: The Essential Guide to Student Life, a Harvard residential advisor and a recent Harvard grad team up to help students deal with the struggles of college life. Covering everything from study habits to managing money, experts Douglas Stone and Elizabeth Tippett discuss the many issues that can make or break the college experience.

Through a series of emails and conversations, we are introduced to four fictional characters --- Macani, PJ, Rollo, and Sweeney --- and are privy to every great and not so great decision they make. Stone and Tippett take us through each of the characters' trials and tribulations, and offer astute and intelligent advice on handling academic pressures, dealing with nightmare roommates, making smart choices about sex and alcohol, communicating with parents, and much more.

Written with insight, wit, humor and compassion, this guide is a must-have for all college students --- and those getting ready for college.

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Reviewed by Marisa Emralino on October 18, 2011

Real College: The Essential Guide to Student Life
by Douglas Stone and Elizabeth Tippett

  • Publication Date: September 7, 2004
  • Genres: Nonfiction
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
  • ISBN-10: 0143034251
  • ISBN-13: 9780143034254