Table of contents for Getting in without freaking out : the official college handbook for overwhelmed parents / Arlene Matthews.

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Contents
Author's Note: How This Book Came To Be - and What It's For
Chapter 1: Take a Deep breath: The Ground Rules for Parents
# 1 Relax: It's Only College
# 2 Stress is a Killjoy
# 3 There's Involvement...and There's Over-involvement
# 4 It's Not Where You Go. It's Who You Are
# 5 You Know You'll Still Love Them, Wherever They Go
# 6 Anxiety Loves Company
# 7 Freak-Out Moments Are Okay
Chapter 2: Look on the Bright Side
# 8 College Planning Means More Family Togetherness
# 9 You Can Let Go of "I Didn't Home School" Guilt
# 10 Obstacles Have Merit
# 11 The System Could Actually be Worse
# 12 The SAT Could Actually be Worse
# 13 At Least They Played Musical Chairs
FLASH CARD: It's All About Vocabulary - The "A" Words
Chapter 3: Don't Believe the Hype: The Admissions Game
# 14 College Rankings Don't Lie; They Mislead
# 15 Not All Invitations Are Inviting
# 16 A Cal Tech Reality Check
# 17 They Don't Have to Reach For the Stars
# 18 Some Bloom Later
# 19 Every Good College is Full of Rejects
# 20 Accept That the Process is Flawed
# 21 Harvard's For Slackers
# 22 Chances Are, They'll Get In
FLASH CARD: It's All About Vocabulary - The "P" Words
Chapter 4: College Matchmaking
# 23 It's Good to Get Engaged
# 24 ...But a Wedding is Not a Marriage
# 25 Trophy Schools Are Like Trophy Wives
# 26 Don't Follow the Crowd
# 27 Ask What Your College Can Do for You
# 28 Look on the Sunny Side
# 29 Think Globally
# 30 Consider Opting Out
# 31 Let the Shoe Fit (A Fairy Tale)
Chapter 5: Testing, Testing, S.A.T.
# 32 SATs Don't Stand the Test of Time
# 33 Endurance Counts...or Should
# 34 Intelligence is More Than Quotient
# 35 Test Prep Tactics: Don't be Shocked 
# 36 Timing Isn't Everything
# 37 Breathe
# 38 Sleep On It
# 39 The New SAT Didn't Kill Anyone
FLASH CARD: It's All About Vocabulary - the "S" Words
Chapter 6: Activities Are Supposed to be Fun
# 40 Admissions Fads Come and Go 
# 41 He Who Fences May Miss the Point
# 42 Summer Sucking-Up Not Required
# 43 Don't Call it Camp
# 44 Admissions Officers Are Smarter Than You Think
Chatper 7: Essays Don't Need to Be Perfect 
# 45 Meaning of Life Not Required
# 46 Honesty is the Best Policy
# 47 Save Something For Oprah 
# 48 Nobody Likes a Whiner
# 49 One Can Be Too Politically Correct
# 50 Imperfection is Better
FLASH CARD: It's All About Vocabulary - the "O" Words
Chapter 8: Procrastination Happens: The Application
# 51 Apply to Fewer Schools
# 52 A Calendar is An Anti-Nag Device
# 53 Expect Procrastination 
# 54 Murphy Wasn't Kidding...So Be Prepared
# 55 Take Advantage of Rolling Admissions 
# 56 You Don't Need to Send Props
# 57 Send Videotapes With Caution
# 58 Anxiety Can Make You Careless
# 59 Resist the Urge to Write A Clever Letter 
FLASH CARD: It's All About Vocabulary - the "U" Words
Chapter 9: Going On Tour
# 60 Reach Out and Touch Someone (But Don't Poke Then in the Eye) 
# 61 The Chauffeur's Creed
# 62 You Never Know Who You're Talking To
# 63 Some Things Only a Parent Can Say 
# 64 Silence is Golden, Sometimes Platinum
# 65 Body Language Says a Lot
# 66 Some Things Are Skin Deep
Chapter 10: It's An Investment Right?: The Financials
# 67 Classroom Customers Care
# 68 Work-Study Reaps Rewards
# 69 Kindness Pays
# 70 Consider the "C" Words
# 71 College Costs Are Relative
FLASH CARD: It's All About Vocabulary - the "T" Words
Chapter 11: And the Envelope, Please...
# 72 Whose Mail is It, Anyway?
# 73 Acceptance Takes Time to Accept
# 74 Whatever Happens Celebrate
# 75 On the Wait List? Eat a Strawberry
# 76 Sometimes Doing Nothing is Something
# 77 You Can't Take it Personally
# 78 Good Learners Learn Anywhere
# 79 Rejection Has Upsides
# 80 Why Ask Why?
# 81 Appeals Are Not So Appealing
# 82 Remember Hamilton's Revenge
# 83 Luck is Dumb, Your Kid is Not
# 84 Don't Rain on Anyone's Parade
# 85 Take a Quantum Perspective
# 86 Be Happy for Them
# 87 It's Never Too Late
# 88 They Did It, You Helped
FLASH CARD: It's All About Vocabulary - the "Q" Words
Chapter 12: There They Go...For Now
# 89 Senioritis Happens
# 90 Think About a Time Out
# 91 College Education Begins at Home
# 92 Less Stress Now, Less Stress Later
# 93 Distance is Relative
# 94 Fewer Walk on the Wild Side
# 95 A Mind is a Wonderful Thing to Change
# 96 There's Always Grad School
# 97 Bragging Rights Never Expire 
# 98 They Will Come Home Again
Chapter 13: Extra Credit
# 99 Enjoy Your Life
#100 The Ultimate Acceptance Letter
#101 Crib Sheet
Afterword

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

College student orientation -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Education -- Parent participation -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Stress (Psychology) -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.