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by Karen Macklin

  • Author: Karen Macklin
  • ISBN: 0979017378
  • ISBN13: 978-0979017377
  • ePub: 1776 kb | FB2: 1607 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • Publisher: Zest Books (May 1, 2008)
  • Pages: 96
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 628
  • Format: mbr lrf doc mobi
Been There, Survived That: Getting Through Freshman Year of High School ePub download

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This book is suitable for ages 12 years & over

This book is suitable for ages 12 years & over. Lively and humourous, this compact instruction manual to making the most of freshman year provides realistic advice that will help teens navigate the social and academic complexities of high school, including adjusting to a new school, making new friends, and.

Freshman year is very important, in that it is the foundation for the remaining years of high school. High school is not much different from middle school except for a bigger building and grades being more important. So, it’s not just a matter of surviving - think of it as REALLY applying yourself, working hard at studying, and preparation for not just each day’s classes, but also for the periodic exams. In high school, you have much more independence and can really go out of your shell.

Get a grip on high school with insider advice from experts and teens just like you. You've heard the horror stories about high school-the . Been There, Survived That: Getting Through Freshman Year of High School. You've heard the horror stories about high school-the competition, the cliques, the calculus!-but those four years don't have to be a nightmare. In fact, they can be amazing, especially when you have the right advice.

For any rising high school freshman, these tips will . This is something basic that you have to understand.

For any rising high school freshman, these tips will definitely help with the transition. There are the select people that always want to compare scores with you, and it gets annoying. There are two reasons why you shouldn't be one of these people. 1. They're annoying and ask you for your score even if it's a bit intrusive. Work hard during freshman year because that's the easiest that high school will be! It only gets tougher after that, and freshman year is your transition year. Use it to be one step ahead and have high grades!

Sure, high school can be intimidating - if you don't know what you're doing. Don't skip the freshman orientation. This event is usually something your school will hold towards the end of summer, although they may hold it earlier

Sure, high school can be intimidating - if you don't know what you're doing  . This event is usually something your school will hold towards the end of summer, although they may hold it earlier. Not only will it make you more comfortable in your new school environment, and help get you used to a few teachers, but you can also use orientation as a social opportunity. That's right - instead of hanging out with your mom, you can go out of your way to meet a few new people, and to hang out with your old friends.

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High school is full of very interesting people, couples crowding the halls. Here's 1,000 pieces of advice for surviving Freshman year of High School. How I Survived High School Freshman Year. By desertlake Completed.

Be there for those moments. Know that there will be a lot of lasts in that final year of high school

Be there for those moments. This is one of the tools I talk about in my new book, The Me, Me, Me Epidemic - A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World. High school is the time to learn how to make decisions and do for themselves. Know that there will be a lot of lasts in that final year of high school. Last games, last performances, last awards ceremony, and last dances. It’s a time for celebration. Recognize your hard work all these years has resulted in a capable and responsible young man or woman heading out into the world! That’s something to feel proud of!

Everyone knows that the first year of high school can be daunting. But you will come out of it alive - and this book can help. Inside, four real teens fill you in on the stuff they wish they’d known. Among other things, there’s advice on how to assimilate into your new social kingdom, deal with failure, survive the lunchroom, create good excuses, and fake sick days.Divided into social, academic, and practical sections of advice, Been There, Survived That also includes humorous tips on what NOT to do, and funny freshman year horror stories. Sure, cafeteria food is always scary, but high school doesn’t have to be.
Good insight on the things that may arise in a students new world
Yes, I used the word “crap” instead of the s-word because, I guess, I’m just an old, musty fogy who doesn’t “get” it. And I suggest that you don’t get this book either.

I really thought this title had promise. I opened it with the best of expectations and it most definitely caused me to sit up and take note, though not in the way I had hoped. Here’s the first gem I came across that piqued my interest in a way that a dog cocks its head when it hears an odd or disturbing sound:

“Be Aware of First Impressions” (page 10, the first “chapter” in the book.) This sounded prudent enough, until I read on. “…Instead of becoming known as the girl who gets plastered and hooks up with everybody just because she can’t control how much she drinks…” Um, what? Stop, re-read passage, flip to front cover, re-read title to confirm that yes, this is a book about “Getting through freshman year of HIGH SCHOOL” (not college) then adjust expectations.

Other gems include advice on NOT telling parents that you’re being taunted (unless, of course, it gets “really bad”) and learning how to “Fake It” which again, had potential. I thought perhaps it was about fitting in or just filtering your thoughts on a classmates’ awful outfit of the day, but no. This little tidbit was a mini tutorial about how to lie to your teacher (and expect improvement in your technique with practice) when you didn’t complete a paper or assignment. Delightful. Others include making the best of a boring class by passing notes, texting your friends in other classes and discreetly snoozing (but I figured this shouldn’t be a problem if you’re that loose, passed-out alcoholic 14-year old introduced in the first chapter.)

The publishers claim that this is a new line of “smart and edgy books for teens.” They claim that their teen advisors “help to keep things real in the[ir] office.” Again I say crap. Expect the worst from your kids and they won’t disappoint. There’s nothing like setting the bar as low as possible in the name of “edgy” and “keeping it real.” I’m surprised there isn’t a section called “Graduation Optional” or an updated version with a “How To” on cyber bullying, all in the name of a few giggles.

This book was a gift given with good intentions and this review is intended to avoid that from happening to others. It’s not worth the paper it is printed on (and isn’t Kindle-worthy!), isn’t particularly funny and in some cases, is even jarring. My spouse wanted it to get “lost” before being read by its intended recipient(s), but I’m not about censorship and I think our children have sense enough to read this and know that parts of it are “off”. I expect we can use it as a conversation starter and at a minimum, it is illustrative of the some of the different personalities one can expect to meet in high school. Learning how to live and co-mingle with these different personalities is part of life. Buying the books they produce doesn’t have to be.
YA Non-fiction

Rating: 4 Enchantments

The first year of high school can be overwhelming. Not only are you starting at a new school but you have to worry about new teachers, friends, and even where to sit at lunch. And that doesn't even include the cafeteria lunches. All this can cause anyone to break out in a cold sweat.

BEEN THERE, SURVIVED THAT is a manual written by four teens who have experienced being freshmen. They give some helpful suggestions on what to expect that first year of high school. Some things that are covered include how to survive the lunchroom, not kissing up, dealing with stress and burn out.

There are also funny freshman year horror stories. Plus, top list of things to either do or not do. The advice is practical and helpful and not based on an adult's idea of what you should do as a freshman. That's what's great about this book. It's written for and by teens who know what it's really like.

This manual is sure to appeal to those just entering high school.

Zest Books has an exciting line of non-fiction books that cover issues that are important to teens. They have an internship where teens from different high schools around San Francisco are chosen based on their interests and accomplishments in writing, reading, editing, and teen culture. If interested in becoming a teen advisor, send a letter of interest to [email protected]
Check out their website at www.zestbooks.net

Sept. 08
This book is split up into three sections: Practical Advice (which, despite the name, does no contain ANY practical advice), Academic Advice, and Social Advice. They attempt to entertain you by putting a "flipbook" in the bottom corner of the book. All the "flipbook" contains is a guy writing "Been There, Survived That" on a sheet of paper.

The "funny" freshman horror stories are far from funny and the charts that go with most advice in the book make the most lame attempt at humor I've ever seen. I believe I laughed most of my way through the book because it was so pathetic. I found quite a few pieces of information controversial and disturbing ("Learning How to Lie" [cause you didn't do something you were supposed to] and "Learning How to Fake Sick" [cause you didn't study and you have to stay home and cram]). Obviously, these kids are reflecting on freshman year and not actually experiencing it. Take it from an actual freshman: this book does you no good.

Every other review I have read (anywhere, from amazon.com to magazines to other places) says they wish they had this book during freshman year. I have it during freshman year and I feel like I wasted an hour of my life reading it. So take it from someone who actually knows. Don't read this book. You're just wasting your time.
Of all of the Zest books that I have read, this one has got to be my favorite- there must have been at least 5 times when I burst out laughing reading to myself. Having recently survived freshman year myself, I found the advice inside to be quite helpful and insightful, and I was glad that this book (probably because it was written by teens themselves) took humor as its primary tool for doing so. The NOT sections of the book were its strength just because they were so funny and took a sarcastic approach to teen advice that I hadn't seen in other similar works. I also enjoyed the fact that because Been There was written by teens, it relied more on anecdotal advice than preachy ultimatums. Overall, a funny and valuable piece of literature for any aspiring freshman.
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