Freshman Survival Guide Survey

1. Survey

 
Thank you for your participation. The Freshman Survival Guide, due out in May 2010 will be a resource for new college students to help smooth the transition from life at home to life on campus. The book will encompass a wide range of college-life issues from academics and relationships to dealing with roommates, social life and everything else that affects new college students. Your advice will help thousands of college freshmen across the country. If you wish, your results will remain completely anonymous. If you would like to participate further in the research for this book, you will have the opportunity to share your contact information at the end of the survey. All respondents giving contact information before our deadline (3AM EST, May 1, 2009) will be entered in a random drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card.
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1. I am a:
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2. College or university
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3. Highest level of education completed by your mother
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4. Highest level of education completed by your father
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5. I was well prepared for college academically.
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6. I was well prepared for college financially.
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7. I was well prepared for college emotionally.
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8. I was well prepared for college spiritually.
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9. Most freshmen are well prepared for college.
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10. The most difficult part of college life is academics.
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11. The most difficult part of college life is social relationships.
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12. The most difficult part of college life is being away from home.
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13. Have you ever considered leaving college? If yes, what was the reason?
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14. Choose one of the following topics and offer your best advice.
Don't quit now, thousands of freshman all across the country are counting on you! Fill in at least five of the questions below to qualify for the $100 Amazon Gift Card Drawing.

For narrative answers please be as specific as possible -- use examples, stories or actual events to illustrate your response.
15. What's the most common mistake people make their freshman year?
16. What was the best advice you got as a freshman?
17. What’s the best way to deal with college stress? Worst way?
18. What was the smartest thing you did (or one positive thing) in your first semester that helped you manage the change from life at home to life on campus?
19. What one item were you really glad you bought or brought to college? (a whole semester's worth of socks, an extension cord, a dictionary, a toaster oven?)
20. One thing you did (or failed to do) freshman year that you regret?
21. What's the best place on campus to meet new people?
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22. Please enter:
OPTIONAL- if you are willing to be contacted for a brief follow-up interview please provide the information requested below (NOTE: All respondents giving contact information by 3AM EST, May 1, 2009 will be entered in a random drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card. One entry per person, all contact info must be verifiable.):
23. Please enter:
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