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Fresher Pressure: How To Survive As A Student Aidan Macfarlane

Fresher Pressure: How To Survive As A Student

Aidan Macfarlane

Published January 1st 1994
ISBN : 9780192861672
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Dont leave home without it! * The best, funniest, and most useful survival guide for students * From the best-selling authors of The Diary of a Teenage Health Freak * Illustrated with Steven Applebys hilarious cartoons Youre fantastic, youre theMoreDont leave home without it! * The best, funniest, and most useful survival guide for students * From the best-selling authors of The Diary of a Teenage Health Freak * Illustrated with Steven Applebys hilarious cartoons Youre fantastic, youre the greatest, youre the brainiest, your parents think youre ace, your friends are all envious, your teachers are astounded, in fact youre the best - OK, but...how are you going to cope at college and survive the fresher pressure? Packed with students descriptions of their own experiences, this book will help you through what could be the most exciting or the most nightmarish period of your life (and will probably be a mixture of both). There are tips on just about everything: from sex, drugs, friendship and food to managing money, finding somewhere to life, organizing your work, and coping with stress. Includes all you ever wanted to know about: Anticipations, Expectations, and Worries Things Ill miss- things I wont miss- advanced worries- enlarged worries- things to leave behind Fresher Pressure Famous parting shots- arrival- things not to be seen with- the first term- if you feel like running away Where to Live, Where to Hang Out Advance tactics- sharing a telephone- preventing theft Money The hard graft of it- necessary action- money tips for new students- budgeting Friends First friends- the ethnic question- a sense of isolation- romantic involvements- friends left behind Sex and Relationships Sexual advances- straight and gay sex- shyness- celibacy Contraception The choices of contraception- emergency contraception- condoms- supercharging your sex life- the pill- the cap- other methods- `Im late...- all about abortion Food Are you a nutritional disaster?- facts about fat- proteins and carbohydrates- vegetarian eating- cooking tips- a few easy recipes Exercise and Sport Physical fitness research- check your stamina- aerobic and anaerobic sports- getting fit- overdoing it- sports injuries- uses and abuses of physiotherapy Blowing your Mind Illegal Drugs- how much do you know about drugs?- the facts and artefacts on all commonly available drugs- overall damage limitation Stress and Anxiety The causes and results- managing anxiety- controlling a panic attack- coping with insomnia Getting you Through the Work Work organization- improving your note-taking- time management- revising- examinations Harassment What is harassment?- how to deal with harassment- what you can expect your college to do Drink and Fags Alcohol- facts about drinking and driving- why students do and dont smoke- giving up smoking When Youve Got Body Rot Common illnesses and what to do about them: coughs and colds, sore throats, diarrhoea and vomiting, flu, spots, headaches, glandular fever- feeling tired all the time- ME (myalgic encephalitis) Parts Rot - Sexually Transmitted Diseases Good and bad things about STDs- how not to get STDs- a complete guide to STDs for him and her- where to get help- HIV and AIDS Feeling Lonely, Down, Out of It, and Depressed Coping with loneliness and depression- where to get help- negative thought blocking- a `bright thoughts diary `To Eat or Not To Eat? That is the Question... Eating habits- eating disorders and what do about them- anorexia nervosa- bulimia- binging- helping a friend Suicidal Feelings What makes students feel suicidal- what you can do about it- how to get help- how to help a friend- some facts and figures Last Word