Freshman 101: A Roadmap and Journal to Surviving Your First Year of College

9780976608202: Freshman 101: A Roadmap and Journal to Surviving Your First Year of College

FRESHMAN 101, a personal survival guide and journal, to help students through their first year of college. She offers students the tools of how to: * successfully leave home & live with roommates * balance academics & campus life * differentiate between on- and off-campus housing * navigate finances and more Sharing the principles she discovered the hard way while at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Deljah gently guides students through every area of campus life. Also, In Freshman 101 Deljah encourages students to journal. Along with other writings, Deljah has included her personal 911 journal entry.

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Deljah S. Dickson is a 21 year old, energetic, author, speaker, producer and entrepreneur. Born in Los Angeles, California. She is creative, yet detailed and disciplined. Her experience is broad and extensive for her age. She s independent - she traveled to Japan alone and stayed in the homes of four Japanese families while in high school. She has interviewed great artists such as Stevie Wonder and written for a community-based newsmagazine in Los Angeles. She was recently selected by Nelson publishing to co-write an urban Bible titled "REAL." Deljah has spoken to over 100,000 students and parents as a guest panelist on the Black College Expo Tour. This is a 7 city tout that encourages African American youth to attend Historically Black Colleges. She consistently talks to students in an attempt to help improve the statistics of successful college bound freshman in high schools and on college campuses all over the United States. Deljah has been an invited guest at Howard University's alumni authors event for the 05 and 06 homecoming and a guest speaker for the Essence college tour at Howard University. Recently, Deljah was the invited guest speaker at the National Conference for the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority in Philadelphia. Her vision is to remove the apprehension, anxiety and confusion from the minds and heart of each college freshman, by providing a roadmap to maneuver through life's first independent journey by changing challenges into a positive experience of academic pursuit. Currently, Deljah is attending Columbia College-Chicago pursuing a major of creative writing and Television production while traveling through out the United States sharing powerful impacting wisdom to young and seasoned audiences. When she isn t at school she lives in Los Angeles with her mother.


"With all of life's firsts, success in maneuvering through them would be so much easier if road maps were available for them all. This book is a most efficient navigation tool for the first-year college student. With it, a student will be sure to reach graduation with few wrong turns." --C. Renee Brooks, Student Affairs Officer, University Of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Deljah Dickson has removed the veil of apprehension, anxiety and confusion that has loomed as a daunting obstacle in the minds and hearts of almost every college freshman in the form of the proverbial question: "What am I getting into?" Her personal excursion into the halls of academia was an education in the classroom before learned professors as well as a study on how to avoid the pitfalls of non-scholastic life. Personal, potent, practical and portable. Insightful, inspirational and encouraging. This work is a must-read for every freshman and parent of every freshman. Dickson exposes the threatening giants and the little foxes that seek to discourage and destroy the potential positive experience of academic pursuit. This is a manual for survival for every new collegian. Should be included on the mandatory reading list of every college freshman! --Dr. Kenneth C. Ulmer D. Min., Ph.D.

Freshman 101 by Deljah S. Dickson shows what It takes to get ahead in college and in doing so provides a valuable guide to help students (and parents) transition from high school to college. Using an easy-to-read writing style with wit and humor, this book contains excellent tips, encourages communication, saves valuable time and money, and does much more. What a delight! I highly recommended it for every student entering college. --Claudette Shackelford McLinn, Library Services, Los Angeles Unified School District & Owner, Bright Lights Multicultural Childrens Bookstore

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