Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie
From the best-selling series of how-to guides comes Stuff Every College Student Should Know, the ultimate reference for every part of campus life. Packed with tips, tricks, and handy lists, the book gives college kids the lowdown on everything from pulling all-nighters to navigating dorm room drama to actually doing their own laundry. Covering everything from move-in day to graduation, this pocket-size handbook is the perfect gift for high-school seniors . . . because textbooks can teach you only so much. (Goodreads)
While there were some really informative tips, most of this book was common sense. Perhaps this book should be named Stuff Every College Student Already Knows, but that’s just a thought. However, while most of this book was common knowledge, the parts that weren’t were really helpful.
What I love most is the resume tips and the tips about emailing professors. Although I consider myself pretty email-savvy, those tips blew me away! (Or maybe I’m just terrible with email…. you choose…)
This compact 144 page little booklet can fit anymore. It’s really convenient for when you’re bored at school or at home. I wouldn’t recommend this for a college student though. I believe that this handbook would be better for a middle school student or a high school student, as much of what an adult believes is common sense really has to be taught!
Overall, Blair Thornburgh wrote a cute, informative little book in a brilliant package.