In addition to packing a fan and a mini-fridge, college-bound students would do well to pack The Secrets of College Success by Lynn F. Jacobs and Jeremy S. Hyman. The authors, who are themselves college professors, offer 600 practical and easy-to-digest tips in this book that help students make the most of their expensive college investment. For example, students who have just graduated from high school can use the summer before their first year of college to get a head start on the curriculum. They can go to their school websites and can often download information about the college's foreign-language requirement to make sure they are well prepared for what's ahead. Read more advice about how students can best prepare for college--even before they arrive on campus.
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