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Books: Graduates can get continuing education with these reads

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

The Complete Guide to the Gap Year

By Kristin M. White, $16.95

Relatively common throughout the world, the “gap year” is catching on in America, and White outlines how taking a year off to follow a passion — or to discover one — can improve a student’s outlook for getting into college and succeeding once there.

The Naked Roommate

By Harlan Cohen, $14.99

For many high school graduates, the transition to college marks the first time they will be on their own without the security blanket of parents and home. Cohen tries to ease that transition by offering humorous insight and wisdom on subjects ranging from the titular naked roommate to drugs and alcohol use.

What They Don’t Teach You in College

By James M. Kramon, $12.95

Students may have learned about U.S. history and algebra and literature, but most colleges don’t teach such life skills as finding an apartment or getting health insurance for the first time. Kramon fills in the gaps between book learning and street smarts with tips to help with life experiences.

The Turbulent Twenties

By Marcos Salazar, $14.95

Looking back, that transition from high school to college wasn’t so bad. But an even bigger change looms ahead for those about to leave college and enter the real world. Salazar uses psychological studies to help readers learn to manage choices and develop the independence and self-reliance needed to achieve goals.

You Majored in What?

By Katharine Brooks, $25.95

Your college graduate may not believe you, but the hard part is yet to come — turning that college degree into a satisfying career. Brooks takes those entering the job market through the steps of finding out just what they want to do, no matter what they studied in school.

-- Compiled by Paul Eisenberg