FROM THE PUBLISHER
In A Guide to College Life That is a Little More Realistic Than Felicity and a little more fun than Stanley Kaplan, Jennifer Hanson charts a course through the dips and bends of freshman year. Written with the collective "wisdom" of twelve college students from across the country, The Real Freshman Handbook is one of a kind -- a "handy and humorous book that will fit in any first-year's backpack" (Harvard University Gazette) and that offers an inside glimpse into the real deal on college life from those who have been there -- and survived. Hanson gives a crash course in avoiding freshman-year follies, from filling out roommate questionnaires and evaluating putative hangover remedies to writing papers and studying for exams. College-bound students will relish the down-to-earth advice on everything from changing tires to choosing majors, and parents can rest assured that they won't have to fund a new wardrobe because Junior didn't separate the colors from the whites. The advice throughout is insightful, smart, practical, and entertaining, proving that "Hanson has really done her homework" (U. Magazine).