Most people would rather watch The Hangover Part 2 than be caught reading during summer. Summer is a time for blockbuster movies and water parks, but some of you might want to catch up on light reading. While your teacher might define “light reading” as a quick catch-up on Jane Austen, your time before college might be well-spent reading fun books on college advice. Get tips and the truth on the college experience. Learn what to expect and what to watch out for.
1. The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College
Author Harlan Cohen is an advice columnist who writes this helpful book on the college experience. He provides advice on topics ranging from going Greek to skipping class, and he includes stories from real college students. Often these stories have some sort of hidden moral that can help you if you come across a similar situation. His tips are practical, and I have a copy of this book myself.
2. Been There, Should’ve Done That: 995 Tips for Making the Most of College
Author Suzette Tyler covers everything academic and social in college. The name pretty much sums up what the book is about, but most people say it’s a must have for anyone planning their first few years for college. It’s good to have it sooner rather than later, so it could make a perfect graduation gift. Many of the tips in the book are practical for life outside of college as well.
3. Getting the Best Out of College: A Professor, a Dean, & a Student Tell You How to Maximize Your Experience
A professor, a dean, and a recent grad from top colleges tell us their experience in this book by Peter Feaver, Sue Wasiolek, and Anne Crossman. It’s funny and covers a wide range of topics. Also it takes a more personal approach on doling out advice, so it makes for a gripping read.