Spotlight on The Infographic Guide To College, Plus Review, Video & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting The Infographic Guide To College

Read on for more about the book, plus an review, video and giveaway!

 

 

 

Meet The Infographic Guide To College!

For fans of the popular Show Me How series, this illustrated guide to college life has everything a student needs to excel in their first year, from tips on getting involved around campus to advice about applying for loans and studying for exams.

College survival just got graphic!

Get a head start at school with this infographic guide to college life, with colorful descriptions of all the skills you need to survive and thrive in college, and advice about how to:

-Avoid the Freshman 15
-Declare a major
-Get around town
-Apply for a loan
-Ace your exams
-Master study habits
-Stay healthy
-And so much more!

With over fifty colorful, easy-to-read infographics, you’ll know how to make the most of your time in college and be fully prepared for the next step in your education. 

 

 

 

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~ Review ~ 

(Review Contributed By Angela Blount Staff Reviewer)

 

College and the How To's of Adulting

As approachable as it is pragmatic, this college primer could largely double as a bite-sized approach to post high school transitions. (Essentially, Adulting 101.)

This handbook is a quick read composed of 119 pages, broken into 4 sections (Campus Life, Academic Success, Social Skills, and Financial Aid), which are then sub-divided into between 10 and 14 two-page spreads. The color scheme is simplistic, varying from duo-chrome to more thoroughly multi-colored pages with a hefty use of symbols and base images interspersed. Lists, highlighting, strategic spacing, and a variety of font styles are also utilized to prevent blocks of text from becoming too daunting. The presentation is pretty straight-forward and effectively factual. 

In this reader’s opinion, the best advice to be had can be found on page 55, which consists of paper-writing tips. Speaking as someone who’s gone to college twice, I can say with some confidence that the information here would have saved me a great deal of needlessly expended time and grief (had I been privileged with it up front rather than muddling my way through trial-and-error.) 

Note: While it may initially seem as though the book’s advice on Spring Break is entirely vacation focused (appealing only to the more fiscally endowed students), this is later amended on page 38, where tight budgets and alternative options are taken into consideration. 

There are a few minor drawbacks to this book, and how much they matter to readers will no doubt vary widely:

* Although there are plenty of practical step-by-step instructions, there’s little explanation offered as to why certain things should be done. (Example: In the section explaining how to do laundry, it’s stated “Don’t forget to clean out the lint trap!” But it does not mention that failure to do so may result in a serious fire hazard.) Those who prefer to be given the reasoning behind directives will need to supplement with their own research.

* While the target audience is fresh high school grads, the casual assumption of alcohol intake is laid on pretty thick. There is some definitely necessary and prudent advice on taking care when one does choose to drink (i.e. avoiding drugged drinks and the physiological factors to consider in preventing alcohol poisoning), but there’re also two-page spreads dedicated to teaching the rules to 4 of the more popular drinking games and ‘12 Tips For Hosting A Memorable (killer) Party.’ 

* Faith-based clubs and organizations of any sort are completely left out of mention, though it’s reasonable many students may find this a desired part of their college connectivity and social support structure. 
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A sufficiently solid choice for recent high school grads and/or reluctant non-fiction instructional readers, as well as a potential quick refresher for all those pressed-for-time parents.

 

 

 

 

 

The Infographic Guide To College

By: Adams Media

Release Date: July 4th, 2017 

 

 

 

 

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Isabella Wojnarowicz on Sunday, 03 September 2017 15:42

omg i need

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omg i need
Anne on Saturday, 09 September 2017 21:31

This will be really helpful!

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This will be really helpful!
Aireanna Lesch on Saturday, 16 September 2017 09:59

This might be really helpful. I am almost done with high school soo yea! And cool cover!!

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This might be really helpful. I am almost done with high school soo yea! And cool cover!!
Dianna G. on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 22:29

This needs to be available to all high school students (maybe even middle school). Love the cover, it's very current.

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This needs to be available to all high school students (maybe even middle school). Love the cover, it's very current.
Danielle Hammelef on Thursday, 28 September 2017 20:07

The cover is fun and with 3 teens, I need this book in my life.

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The cover is fun and with 3 teens, I need this book in my life.

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