AND THE WINNERS ARE… Seven Simple Steps for the Summer Before College
You’ll be amazed at how quickly the time passes between graduation day and packing the car to leave for college. Make the most of the short weeks before you go with our seven steps below — pulled from our book, The Freshman Survival Guide — and enter to win a free copy for the high school grad in your life (see details here).
- Take Care of Your Relationships — You and all your friends are facing big changes and with big changes come big feelings. It’s easy to hurt the people you care about without meaning to. It’s a good time to be really forgiving and super patient with each other. Avoid burning bridges and schedule time early in the summer with the people you want to see before you go. (See chapter 1, p. 5)
- Fight Procrastination — Whether it’s shopping for dorm supplies or getting your freshman reading done, make yourself do one thing each day to get ready to go. Another good approach is to dedicate a day each week over the summer to getting college stuff done. Tell yourself, “Thursdays will be my college prep days,” so it doesn’t all mount up for the last weekend before you leave. You’ll want to save that time for friends and family. (See chapter 12, p. 121) …
EDITOR’S NOTE: Thank you for the tremendous response to The Freshman Survival Guide contest. The five contest winners chosen on May 23, 2012 will receive a free copy of the book. And the winners are…
Congratulations and thank you again to everyone who played!
Do you have a soon-to-be high school grad in your life that you’d like to give some college survival tips to? Enter our contest to win a copy of The Freshman Survival Guide: Soulful advice for studying, socializing and everything in between. We’re giving away copies of the book to five (5) winners chosen randomly from all entrants. To enter simply send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the names and e-mails of any students you’d like to introduce The Freshman Survival Guide to. For every legitimate, unique e-mail address we receive you will get one entry into our random drawing. There’s no limit to the number of entries you can make, as long as each student/e-mail you send us is new. (We will only use their address for the purpose of introducing them to our book. It will not be shared with any third parties, nor will we spam them.) So send us the names and e-mail addresses to email@example.com and please put the word “Freshman Contest” in the subject area of your e- mail. The contest runs through Wednesday May 23 at 12:01am EST.
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