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Kids stuff: Thinking about college

With Tuesday the day kids have to make

With Tuesday the day kids have to make their final choices on which college they attend, this seems the perfect time to prepare for those days in the dorms. "Now You Tell Me! 12 College Students Give the Best Advice They Never Got" (Arundel Publishing, $15.95), from Sheridan Scott, is put together by an author known for her work on "Chicken Soup for the Soul." It compiles insights that fill in the blanks left by all the freshman orientations, addressing such questions as "What should you do when you're homesick, or when your roommate parties until all hours?" Photo Credit: Handout

Since Tuesday is the day many high school seniors have to make their final college choices, this seems the perfect time to prepare for those days in the dorms. "Now You Tell Me! 12 College Students Give the Best Advice They Never Got" (Arundel Publishing, $15.95), compiles insights that fill in the blanks left by all the freshman orientations, addressing such questions as: "What should you do when you're homesick, or when your roommate parties until all hours?"

College isn't the same as high school when it comes to dealing with your teachers. "Say This, NOT That to Your Professor: 36 Talking Tips for College Success" (NorLightsPress $15.95) by Ellen Bremen tackles the student-professor dynamic. Bremen is a tenured professor of communication studies at Highline Community College near Seattle. "The real key is learning how to talk with professors, so that you express exactly what you need in order to learn, and then deliver what they are asking for," she writes.

For the student who's heading to college but not sure what he wants to major in, note the "2012 Book of Majors" put out by the College Board for $26.99. It explores in depth 200 different majors and what students can do with that major after graduation.

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