However, it is also good for children who do not readily benefit from parental experience!! And he pounds home the point that you need to make sure you aren't doing something drunk that you wouldn't do sober. This is sure to become the book on college life and teenage life. This book will make you laugh while providing great advice. The Naked Roommate is one of the best and most practical college advice guide's I've read. The book covers many issues faced by college students.
I can't wait for my teenagers to read it. It's engaging and truthful without being patronizing to the reader. So I picked it up and read it. Harlan Cohen is like a comforting therapist who makes lame jokes and knows nothing about you. I loved the stories from real students and Harlan has a great sensibility and sense of humor. Reviewed by Steph for TeensReadToo. Albeit students need guidence when going to college they are better off reading a book like The Power of Focus for College Students which is a book with much more valuable content for the student reader.
I read this book during my first semester of college. Library section 8 I: Life Skills, Launching After High School. The book is very well written. Even with that, Harlan Cohen isn't exactly sensitive to people with anxiety issues. Twice a freshman once at the University of Wisconsin Madison, and then at Indiana University , I know exactly what it's like to be in an unfamiliar place, surrounded by unfamiliar people, feeling unfamiliar feelings. I would recommend The Naked Roomate: And 107 Other Issue You Might Run Into in College to student going to college or attending college and parents and teachers of college age students.
A must read for every student headed for college. The book was also a little outdated but that's my own fault for not checking out the newest edition from the library. All and all it made me feel not so alone with things like homesickness and fears about dating. Luckily, The Naked Roommate has you covered! However, it is also good for children who do not readily benefit from parental experience!! The tips were genuine and I really appreciated the personal stories it included from some students across the nation. The only thing it might do is calm you down. This book is a decent start for people who don't know a lot about college but I think there are other more up to date resources when it comes to college.
It's hard to tell if you would've liked a book if you had read it at a different point in your life; I'm currently post-college and heading towards living alone, so most of the advice doesn't apply to me. Sadly, I never found one that fit the bill. It's just college, and all your little situations that seem so big really aren't a big deal. This book has a flurry of advice on everything you could possibly run into at college. However, I had a few favorite tips that I planned on sharing with a group of first year students that I teach every year. There is a lot of good solid information in this book; the true tales from actual college students are very enlightening and the resources at the end of each chapter contain a wealth of information. There is no one who is more knowledgeable or in touch with college students - anyone who says differently is out of touch with college students.
The book we use to teach them these skills was worse. I will also be buying copies for my senior friends. Similarly there is no mention that many schools have well deserved reputations for partying rather than learning, crime rather than safety or low quality professors that merely move you along the assembly line rather than teach. He does this with such a flair that readers feel that they can trust him and his advice. I like to use the Wite-Out example.
Anyone who has something disparaging to say about this book, clearly has not read the book or has some other motive. Filled with practical advice, expert opinions and first-hand accounts from collegians, The Naked Roommate guides students through situations such as handling a difficult roommate, succeeding in the classroom, and managing money while exposing the truth about dating, drinking and experimenting on campus. The book is also weak in that the majority of anecdotes are from 1st years in first or second semester or 2nd years in first semester or transfers in first semester so it's very much like recommending a video game while still playing it rather than recommending a movie after seeing it. Apparently the roommate was mildly autistic and liked feeling unencumbered. It covers just about every topic you could be worried about, for all different people. I was a teacher for four years and was always on the lookout for a book to give to my graduating students the ones I liked at least that wasn't sappy or over-the-top inspirational. There are so many things to love of about this book, but let's start with humor.
He's very real and unpretentious with his readers, making the book humorous and fun to read. However, the humor was lackluster and the advice was seemingly obvious. Or Facebook page Or blog Or Twitter feed. Format for chapters is well done. This is great considering the target audience is teenagers and I think we all know how hard they are to get through to.
He is incredibly down to earth, and I really liked that he doesn't take anything too seriously, except what truly needs to be. I would really li This book presents issues that face many college students, such as dorm life, roommates, friends, food, class, drinking, drugs, sex, laundry, money, etc. I skimmed through the book, read the tips and the stories behind them and then passed it on to my roommate and anyone else who wants to read the hilarious and helpful tips that are inside. Reading it makes me feel so much more prepared, and gives lot of insider info on what college is really like. From sharing a bathroom with 40 people to sharing lecture notes, The Naked Roommate is a behind-the-scenes look at everything students need to know about college.
I will be recommending this to families of college bound students. But I did not choose to read this guide to help me, since I finished college life years ago. And it's probably the only one I'll ever need to read though let's be honest, I'm going to read more. A definite must have for anyone starting to college or busy surviving through it. The Naked Roommate was great! This book covered things that I was worried about like making new friends and made me feel a lot better. This book helps them to understand that they are not alone, and everyone has their own adjustment issues when moving away to college. Anyways, I recommend this book to anyone who's starting college! The author presents the tips with stories from college students from all across the country, giving the reader an idea of just what can really happen.