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College Knowledge: College Success
The challenges of surviving academically and socially in college.
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Title: The Gay and Lesbian Guide to College Life: A Comprehensive Resource for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students and Their Allies
Author: Baez, John
Publisher: Random House
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 9780375766237
Call Number: 378.1982 B145G
Notes: A handbook for the challenges faced by gay students. It furnishes advice, and information about the services and organizations that are available for them. Limited availability.

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Title: Going Back to School
Author: Bruno, Frank Joe
Publisher: Arco
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 0768907128
Call Number: 374.973 B83BG2
Notes: Gives guidance to adults returning to college on how to apply to schools, study, write papers; and ways to manage their school work and outside responsibilities at the same time.

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Title: College in a Can: What’s In, Who’s Out and Everything Else to Know About Life on Campus
Author: Choron, Sandra
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 0618408711
Call Number: 378.198 C456C
Notes: How do newly arrived students manage in the college world? College in a Can contains answers to how to improve study skills, how to meet people, what are the best college radio stations, and more. Limited availability.

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Title: The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into at College
Author: Cohen, Harlan
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 9781402203374
Call Number: 378.198 C66N2
Notes: This entertaining guide enlightens students about classes, student organizations, dating, drugs and managing money at college.

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Title: 10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College: The Know-How You Need to Succeed
Author: Coplin, William D.
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 1580085245
Call Number: 378.013 C792T
Notes: Tells how students can have a more successful career by increasing their marketable skills while in college. Limited availability.

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Title: A Parent’s Guide to Sex, Drugs, and Flunking Out: Answers to the Questions Your College Student Doesn’t Want You to Ask
Author: Epstein, Joel
Publisher: Hazelden
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 1568385714
Call Number: 378.198 EP85P
Notes: Encourages parents to communicate with their children attending college to help insure they will make wise decisions with their new freedom at school. Limited availability.

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Title: Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds
Author: Light, Richard J.
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 0674004787
Call Number: 378.198 L626M
Notes: Helps students avoid struggling through college and missing opportunities. It tells how they can make the most of school and link it with the rest of life. Limited availability.

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Title: College Study: The Essential Ingredients
Author: Lipsky, Sally
Publisher: Pearson/Prentice Hall
Price: $25.33
ISBN: 9780130488367
Call Number: 378.1028 L669C
Notes: Presents strategies for study, and time management skills to students. Limited availability.

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Title: Living the College Life: Real Students, Real Experiences, Real Advice
Author: Paulsen, Kenneth J.
Publisher: Wiley
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 0764577034
Call Number: 378.198 P285L
Notes: Answers many of the questions students have about college, such as whether they should withdraw from a class they are doing poorly in, join a fraternity or sorority, or accept a credit card offer. Limited availability.

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Title: Making the Grade With A+DD: A Student’s Guide to Succeeding in College With Attention Deficit Disorder
Author: Sarkis, Stephanie
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 9781572245549
Call Number: 371.94 SA73M
Notes: Provides advice to students with attention deficit disorder to enable them to succeed academically, socially, and have a fulfilling life on campus. Limited availability.