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Book Review-College Student Survival Manual

By Shanda Block/reporter

Looking for an easier, less stressful trip through college, students may want to check out the new student survival guide by Darius Baumgartner.

College Student Survival Manual offers a variety of helpful hints and tips on how to avoid common stresses as a college student.

Step-by-step instructions cover mental blocks, hunger, headaches, nerves, test anxiety and determination.

This manual also provides a calendar to help students map out their daily tasks. Underneath each calendar page is a section for “notes” and then a space for up to five different goals and two boxes that can be checked off as either “completed” or “needs work.”

After the calendar is a page with a world map, a list of common measurements, two pages to list required classes for graduation and finally 10 pages of blank space for more notes.

However, despite the good advice and helpful tools, the writing could distract the reader from taking this book seriously. One part of the manual repeated something Baumgartner had already discussed. There were a few homophones, such as a spelling of weather when it really needed to be whether. And one can find an occasional thrown in letter that made a word like to become top as well as punctuation errors.

However, with all those minor errors edited out, this well-thought-out manual could be useful to any college student.

 
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