Picture yourself in the first semester of your senior year of high school, and you’re already planning for the inevitable: college. You’re thrilled about this new chapter in your life, and yet you’re also a little anxious about all of the unknowns that go along with attending school. Seeking to calm your nerves? Flip through these books to answer any of the questions you have about life in college.
1. The Freshman 50 by Carly A. Heitlinger
In this short read, Heitlinger compiles a list of what she wishes she had known, what she did know, and what she is glad she didn’t know about her freshman year of college. With advice on everything from textbook prices to off-campus dining, this book is the perfect survival guide for any prospective college student.
2. How to Become a Straight-A Student by Cal Newport
If you’re especially worried about balancing studying and a social life, this is the book to read. Newport gives his perspective on smart studying, a technique which not only guarantees a stellar GPA, but also allows enough free time to enjoy being a young adult!
3. The Best Four Years by Adam Shepard
Written by a man who pursued the true “American Dream,” this book is one-half advice guide, one-half inspirational story. Shepard shares his own college experience (which was funded by a mere $25) and the tips he employed to make it one of the most memorable experiences of his life.
–Tori A. from Prep For A Day