The college years are a time of noble pursuit of knowledge, self-betterment--and unending peril Students are at risk from the moment they receive their acceptance letters. Fortunately, the authors of the phenomenally best-selling Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series have come to the rescue, offering all-new, hands-on, step-by-step instructions for surviving the worst that higher education has to offer, on campus and off. Learn how to identify a party school, engineer a hookup, survive "the spins," and escape a stadium riot. Discover the best way to sleep in class, pass a test you haven't studied for, avoid the "freshman fifteen," and pull an all-nighter. With practical advice for avoiding laundry and identifying unsafe institutional food, along with an appendix of excuses for missed deadlines and a back-up diploma, this is truly required reading for all college students--and a perfect high school graduation present.
A Perfect Plan for the Perfect Score
We want you to succeed on your AP* exam. That's why we've created this 5-step plan to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. This easy-to-follow guide offers you a complete review of your AP course, strategies to give you the edge on test day, and plenty of practice with AP-style test questions. You'll sharpen your subject knowledge, strengthen your thinking skills, and build your test-taking confidence with Full-length practice exams modeled on the real test 3 interactive practice exams on CD-ROM All the terms and concepts you need to know to get your best score Your choice of three customized study schedules--so you can pick the one that meets your needs
The 5-Step Plan helps you get the most out of your study time:
Step 1: Set Up Your Study Program
Step 2: Determine Your Readiness
Step 3: Develop the Strategies
Step 4: Review the Knowledge
Step 5: Build Your Confidence
When it comes to getting the most out of college, the experiences you have outside the classroom are just as important as what you study. Colleges That Create Futures looks beyond the usual "best of" college lists to highlight 50 schools that empower students to discover practical, real-world applications for their talents and interests. The schools in this book feature distinctive research, internship, and hands-on learning programs--all the info you need to help find a college where you can parlay your passion into a successful post-college career.
Inside, You'll Find:
- In-depth profiles covering career services, internship support, student group activity, alumni satisfaction, noteworthy facilities and programs, and more
- Candid assessments of each school's academics from students, current faculty, and alumni
- Unique hands-on learning opportunities for students across majors
- Testimonials on career prep from alumni in business, education, law, and much more ***************************
What makes Colleges That Create Futures important? You've seen the headlines--lately the news has been full of horror stories about how the college educational system has failed many recent grads who leave school with huge debt, no job prospects, and no experience in the working world. Colleges That Create Futures identifies schools that don't fall into this trap but instead prepare students for successful careers How are the colleges selected? Schools are selected based on survey results on career services, grad school matriculation, internship support, student group and government activity, alumni activity and salaries, and noteworthy facilities and programs.
THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS. Get all the prep you need to ace the SAT with 8 full-length practice tests, thorough SAT topic reviews, a DVD with expert tutorials, a bonus "SAT Insider" guide to college, and extra practice online.
"Inside the Book: All the Practice & Strategies You Need"
- 4 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations
- DVD with tutorials & advice from leading course instructors
- Expert subject reviews for all test topics
- Drills for each test section--Math, Critical Reading, and Writing
- Proven techniques for raising your score
- Practical information about what to expect on the SAT
- Quick guide to understanding college costs and loans
- Special college prep section packed with helpful info on planning college visits, selecting great schools, and writing essays that stand out
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- 4 additional full-length practice exams
- Extra math and verbal drills to hone your technique
- Step-by-step problem-solving guides for the toughest question types
- Video tutorials showing you our strategies in action
- Scoring help for book and online tests, plus optional LiveGrader(TM) essay scoring
- Study plans, college profiles, and resources for finding the perfect college
REA's Crash Course for the AP(R) Human Geography Exam - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement(R) Score in Less TimeCrash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject. Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement(R) Human Geography exam yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the test? Do you wish there was a fast and easy way to study for the exam AND boost your score? If this sounds like you, don't panic. REA's Crash Course for AP(R) Human Geography is just what you need. Our Crash Course gives you: Targeted, Focused Review - Study Only What You Need to Know
The Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the AP(R) Human Geography course description outline and actual AP(R) test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Our easy-to-read format gives you a crash course in: models in AP(R) human geography, political geography, population, cultural patterns and processes, agriculture and rural land use, industrialization, economic development, and more. Expert Test-taking Strategies
Our experienced AP(R) Human Geography teacher shares detailed question-level strategies and explains the best way to answer the multiple-choice and free-response questions you'll encounter on test day. By following our expert tips and advice, you can boost your overall point score Take REA's FREE Practice Exam
After studying the material in the Crash Course, go to the online REA Study Center and test what you've learned. Our free practice exam features timed testing, detailed explanations of answers, and automatic scoring analysis. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual AP(R) exam, so you know you're studying the smart way. Whether you're cramming for the test at the last minute, looking for extra review, or want to study on your own in preparation for the exams - this is the study guide every AP(R) Human Geography student must have. When it's crucial crunch time and your Advanced Placement(R) exam is just around the corner, you need REA's Crash Course for AP(R) Human Geography
About the Author
Christian Sawyer, Ed.D., is a nationally-recognized Social Studies teacher who has implemented and taught AP(R) Human Geography and other social studies courses at both the high school and college levels for nearly a decade.
Dr. Sawyer's work in advocating for broader geographic awareness led to his recognition as a 2006 National Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year by the National Council for the Social Studies; the 2006 Tennessee Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year by the Tennessee Council for the Social Studies; a White House Fellows Regional Finalist; a 2008 Tennessee Distinguished Educator; the recipient of the "2008 Educator Award" from the Nashville Mayor's Commission on People with Disabilities; and a "Local Hero" by Vanderbilt University. Dr. Sawyer has written and edited English and Social Studies curriculum for the Modern Red Schoolhouse Institute and other publishers, including his test preparation book on AP(R) Human Geography, published by Research & Education Association.
Dr. Sawyer is currently a district principal for Denver Public Schools.
When It Comes to College Admissions, Dare to Be Yourself
Applying to college isn't just about your GPA, test scores, or how many activities you've done. It's about finding colleges that fit you as a student and a person. And the secret is: that's what the colleges want as well.
adMISSIONPOSSIBLE is not your ordinary admission guide-this book is designed to help you be just a little bit different, just a little bit better, than everyone else by focusing on who you are and what you love.
adMISSION POSSIBLE takes the stress out of the admission process by providing you with the most useful hands-on advice on everything you need to know and do to make the application process go smoothly-a step-by-step action plan, filled with worksheets, charts, resume and essay samples, questions, directions, and timelines. Along the way you'll discover how to make yourself shine with:
- Extracurricular activities that show your passions, know-how, leadership, and/or resourcefulness
- Admissions essays based on insights and unique, down-to-earth personal stories
- High school counselor and teacher recommendations that are "over the top"
- An Activities Resume that helps colleges and recommenders really know you
"Wonderfully comprehensive...extraordinarily accurate in a field with a million small details that can change abruptly."--Jon Reider, Former Senior Associate Director of Admission, Stanford University (1985-2000), Director of College Counseling, San Francisco University High School
"Majorie makes college admissions a process of discovery for the student and leaves them happy about where they are going instead of unhappy about where they are not going." --Samuel L. Popkin, PhD, Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego, Susan L. Shirk, PhD, Director of the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation
"How can the NCAA blithely wreck careers without regard to due process or common fairness? How can it act so ruthlessly to enforce rules that are so petty? Why won't anybody stand up to these outrageous violations of American values and American justice?"In the four years since Joe Nocera asked those ques-tions in a controversial New York Times column, the National Collegiate Athletic Association has come under fire. Fans have begun to realize that the athletes involved in the two biggest college sports, men's bas-ketball and football, are little more than indentured servants. Millions of teenagers accept scholarships to chase their dreams of fame and fortune--at the price of absolute submission to the whims of an organiza-tion that puts their interests dead last. For about 5 percent of top-division players, college ends with a golden ticket to the NFL or the NBA. But what about the overwhelming majority who never turn pro? They don't earn a dime from the estimated $13 billion generated annually by college sports--an ocean of cash that enriches schools, conferences, coaches, TV networks, and apparel companies . . . everyone except those who give their blood and sweat to entertain the fans. Indentured tells the dramatic story of a loose-knit group of rebels who decided to fight the hypocrisy of the NCAA, which blathers endlessly about the purity of its "student-athletes" while exploiting many of them: The ones who get injured and drop out be-cause their scholarships have been revoked. The ones who will neither graduate nor go pro. The ones who live in terror of accidentally violating some obscure rule in the four-hundred-page NCAA rulebook. Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss take us into the inner circle of the NCAA's fiercest enemies. You'll meet, among others . . . -Sonny Vaccaro, the charismatic sports marketer who convinced Nike to sign Michael Jordan. Dis-gusted by how the NCAA treated athletes, Vaccaro used his intimate knowledge of its secrets to blow the whistle in a major legal case.
-Ed O'Bannon, the former UCLA basketball star who realized, years after leaving college, that the NCAA was profiting from a video game using his image. His lawsuit led to an unprecedented antitrust ruling.
-Ramogi Huma, the founder of the National Col-lege Players Association, who dared to think that college players should have the same collective bargaining rights as other Americans.
-Andy Schwarz, the controversial economist who looked behind the fa ade of the NCAA and saw it for what it is: a cartel that violates our core values of free enterprise.
Indentured reveals how these and other renegades, working sometimes in concert and sometimes alone, are fighting for justice in the bare-knuckles world of college sports.
Your students and their parents have heard all of the post-college horror stories: they'll spend the next 10 years trying to find a job with a salary big enough to cover their college loan payments while they remain financially dependent on their parents. Although this is the bleak outlook college students are told to prepare for, Jeffrey J. Selingo argues that this doesn't have to be the case. Selingo gives the next generation what they desperately need: detailed advice and new approaches that will help every student, no matter their major or degree, find real employment--a journey that is not linear, but personal and unique.--Hilary Pennington, Ford Foundation Vice President for Education, Creativity, and Free Expression
Your Own Pocket Essay Tutor
Ever wish you had a private tutor to help you write your admissions essays? With this book, you do. Ashley Wellington, founder of the elite New York college prep agency Mint Tutors, has personalized her hard-hitting advice just for you. Her unique "boot camp" process starts by helping you identify your student type, then figure out which topics will highlight your best (or worst) attributes to admissions officers. Thinking about writing an essay on . . . - Sports? This popular topic is often limiting, but Wellington will help you come across as talented--and also thoughtful and well rounded. - Your trip to Egypt? Wellington will help you avoid common travel clich s that make admissions officers groan.
- The color yellow? Wellington will make sure you sound quirky and creative in the right way. Even the most impressive students can sound ordinary by following the formulaic approach of other essay guides--and in this ber-competitive landscape, you need an edge to stand out to top schools. Wellington's tutees have gained acceptance to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, Georgetown, Duke, and other elite institutions, and with this book at your side, you can join their ranks.