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The College Dorm Survival Guide: How to Survive and Thrive in Your New Home Away from Home

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The Ultimate Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the Dorm

Dorm life offers you a great chance to meet new people and try new things. But leaving the comforts of home for the first time to enter the roommate-having, small-room-sharing, possibly-coed-bathroom-using world of the dorms can be overwhelming and intimidating.

The College Dorm Survival Guide offers expert advice and
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 23rd 2006 by Three Rivers Press
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Rebecca Gordon
Jun 17, 2012 Rebecca Gordon rated it really liked it
The College Dorm Survival Guide by Julia Devillers is an informative book about dorm life. It contains answers to many common questions about dorm life and helpful advice about how to deal with problems. The College Dorm Survival Guide gives decorating advice and how to deal with conflict. There is several real life examples scattered throughout the book that will help ease worries many college freshmen have. I liked that this book included how to have fun in the dorms, how to stay safe in the d ...more
David
May 13, 2014 David rated it liked it
breezy advice, replete with checklists, sidebars and quotes, regarding seemingly every possible issue that might arise living in a dorm. Published in 2006, and the age shows in some cases (e.g., "other online services that campus residents are using include the facebook.com, a website that features photos and short bios of students on some campuses used for networking and making friends" p. 53).

Very earnest, and i'm not sure how well some of this would go down with one's colleagues (do actual s
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Kathrynn
Jun 28, 2014 Kathrynn rated it it was amazing
Thought this was an excellent, short book about college dorm life! Granted, a lot of common sense to me, but I was able to pull a few useful ideas from the chapters. I think, first time college dorm residents would benefit from spending a little time reading this easy to read book.
Kayla
Jun 26, 2014 Kayla rated it it was amazing
Skimmed through it. Good book for someone who hadn't done any research about their university's housing policies or for someone who is assigned a random roommate.
Willa
Aug 14, 2013 Willa rated it really liked it
Quick informative read. Very easy to skim thru and get quick facts on living on campus. Great tips on how to survive the college dorming experience.
Rhea
Sep 06, 2013 Rhea rated it it was amazing
Incredibly thorought. What job! Wish this book had been around when I was a freshman.
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