Friday, September 9, 2011

Campus Life

Annotation: "How to Survive Your Freshman Year" offers incoming college freshmen the experience, advice, and wisdom of their peers: hundreds of other students who have survived their first year of college and have something interesting to say about it.

Annotation: Written by two award-winning professors, this guide is loaded with insider information that only professors know--but few are willing to reveal. The over 600 tips are quick and easy-to-use, and the advice is friendly and supportive.

Annotation: A must-have for every young woman headed off to college, this comprehensive guide to personal safety covers everything from daily life to more serious threats on campus. Safety expert and speaker Kathleen Baty offers young women essential advice for protecting themselves in the dorm, at parties, on Facebook, during spring break, and while studying abroad. She also advises on sexual harassment, domestic violence, and self-defense. Written in a friendly, accessible tone, and packed with checklists, personal anecdotes from students, safety secrets, and invaluable resources, College Safety 101 is the handbook every college student needs on her nightstand, and a priceless gift for high school grads.

Annotation: Written by students, for students, this guide shows freshmen how to get through their first year with flying colors.

Annotation: This follow-up and supplement to "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Algebra, Second Edition" is ideal for students who want all the help they can get, or as a stand-alone workbook for those already familiar with algebra who just want additional practice problems to test their knowledge.

Annotation: A values-based guide to navigating that critical first year of college that speaks to students in their own language and offers practical tools that readers need to keep from drinking, sleeping, or skipping their way out of college.

Annotation: A complete and comprehensive guide to all things grammar from Grammar Girl, a.k.a. Mignon Fogarty, whose popular podcasts have been downloaded over twenty million times and whose first book, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing, was a New York Times bestseller. For beginners to more advanced students, this guide covers it all: the parts of speech, sentences, and punctuation are all explained clearly and concisely with the warmth, wit, and accessibility Grammar Girl is known for. Pop quizzes are scattered throughout to reinforce the explanations, as well as Grammar Girl's trademark Quick and Dirty Tips--easy and fun memory tricks to help with those challenging rules. Complete with a writing style chapter and a guide to the different kinds of writing--everything from school papers to letter writing to e-mails--this guide is sure to become the one-stop, essential book on every student's desk.