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The Student's Comprehensive Guide For College & Other Life Lessons

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Are you unsure if college is for you? Do you wonder if you are prepared? Do you know when and how you should start saving for college? Are you confused about which college to attend? How do you choose a major which best fits your interests? In "The Student’s Comprehensive Guide for College & Other Life Lessons," author Valarie R. Austin answers these questions. She also shares her knowledge from attending, graduating, and acquiring four college degrees from four different schools. She gives tough practical advice to guide high school, college bound and current college students about the discipline, skills and knowledge necessary to successfully graduate on time.

After her service in the U.S. Army, Valarie retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel. She is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. As a college student, she has earned an associate’s degree, two bachelor’s degrees and one master’s degree. Valarie, therefore, has unique insights into staying and graduating from college. Through charts, statistics, and easy to follow discussions, Valarie offers a detailed view of the many obstacles facing college students as well as specific action plans to overcome them.

In this book, you’ll learn how to:

> Determine if a four-year degree is the best path for you and explore alternatives
> Research and select the best college for you
> Start making financial decisions about college costs, saving and student loan debt
> Investigate and choose a major
> Get the most benefit out of your classes, regarding note-taking, studying, and reading
> Use college resources for academic and other assistance
> Maneuver college life outside of the classroom
> Navigate graduation requirements

If you want to graduate college on time and use your degree in a satisfying career, this book is your roadmap.

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