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First Year Transition Resources

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Demystify the first year of college life with our experts’ behind-the-scenes glimpses of campus life, academics, social ins-and-outs, and everything your students will need to know to stay happy and healthy during their college careers. 

Sourcebooks EDU transition titles are available at special quantity discounts for bulk purchases for education use and fund-raising. Book excerpts can also be created to fit specific needs. For more information or to request a review copy, please contact us here.

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The Naked Roommate, 5th Edition
Updated 5th Edition Coming Soon!
Author: Harlan Cohen
Publish Date: Available April 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4022-8028-3

The #1 bestselling book on college life
Students who don’t finish their first year of college may drop out due to academic or social challenges. Prepare students and parents for college with the sage advice of Harlan Cohen. Through his advice column, college tours, and websites, Cohen has reached thousands of students with his message of being yourself and making the most of the college years. From sharing a bathroom with 40 people to sharing lecture notes, this is a behind-the-scenes look at everything students need to know to thrive and succeed in college.


The Naked Roommate First Year Survival Workbook
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The Naked Roommate’s First Year Survival Workbook, 2nd Edition
Author: Harlan Cohen
ISBN: 978-1-4022-6498

The college experience—up close and personal
Based on the bestselling book The Naked Roommate, this workbook is the ultimate companion for a student looking to have the most successful and productive first year. Students learn to evaluate expectations, interests, and concerns about college life and then track them against the real deal as they make their way through the exciting, surprising, and, yes, sometimes difficult first-year experience.


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The Naked Roommate Instructor’s Guide
Author: Harlan Cohen and Cynthia Jenkins PhD

Lead your students through a successful college transtion.
This guide is the must-have resource for educators who are walking students through their first-year experience. You’ll find everything from sample course outlines, entertaining in-class activities, big project ideas, and more. Pair this book with the New York Times bestselling resource, The Naked Roommate, and The Naked Roommate’s First Year Survival Workbook for a fun and engaging first-year experience course.


The Secrets of Top Students

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The Secrets of Top Students
Coming Soon!
Author: Stefanie Weisman
Publish Date: Available May 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4022-8079-5

Groundbreaking advice on how to excel in college
The great thing about becoming a better student is that the skills you learn now will stay with you for the rest of your life. Think of how much more you know now than you did last year or even last month. Think about how you're working to achieve your goals and not letting anything stand in your way.


The Community College Advantage

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The Community College Advantage
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Author: Diane Melville
Publish Date: Available May 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4022-7982-9

First Community College Strategy Guide
Whether you’re looking to transfer to a 4-year school or you want an edge in the job market, community college could be your key to academic success.  The question is: how can you make community college work to your advantage?

The Community College Advantage is the first community college strategy guide focused on maximizing your college experience. With helpful tips and easy-to-use worksheets, you’ll be prepared for every step of the college process.


I CAN Finish College by Dr. Marcia Cantarella

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I Can Finish College
Author: Dr. Marcia Y. Cantarella
ISBN: 978-1-4022-7275-2

Answers to the most difficult and important questions you need to know (and didn’t know you had!)
Whether you are the first in your family to attend college or come from a long line of graduates, I Can Finish College will take you through all the central experiences, mysteries, and relationships that you’ll encounter leading up to graduation and beyond.


U Chic 3rd Edition

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U Chic: The College Girls’ Guide to Everything, 3rd Edition
Updated 3rd Edition Coming Soon!
Author: Christie Garton
Publish Date: Available April 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4022-8031-3

The #1 college women’s guide
College isn’t just about being at the top of the class—it’s also about having a great social experience! This essential guide for college girls covers everything from birth control to maintaining that all-important GPA.


uchic - Getting a grip on freshman year

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U Chic’s Getting a Grip on Your Freshman Year
Author: Christie Garton
ISBN: 978-1-4022-4398-1

An interactive guide to success for female students entering college for the first time
One in 4 freshmen do not return for their sophomore year and U Chic’s Getting a Grip on Your Freshman Year tackles that problem head-on by focusing on how to help women take action during their freshman year to have a successful college transition. In signature U Chic style, the book will include contributions from current college women to give freshmen real-life perspective.


The Naked Roommate for Parents Only

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The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only
Author: Harlan Cohen
ISBN: 978-1-4022-6756-7

Everything that you wish you could say to parents and more!
The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only gives parents everything they need to know about the experience they’ll have as their child leaves for college, and what they can do to ensure that their child has an incredible and meaningful college experience. Using Cohen’s trademark style, with tips, statistics, quotes, and stories from parents and students, as well as expert advice, this straightforward guide tackles the most important topics on parents’ minds.


Sourcebooks EDU transition titles are available at special quantity discounts for bulk purchases for education use and fund-raising. Book excerpts can also be created to fit specific needs. For more information or to request a review copy, please contact us here.

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