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The Worst-case Scenario Survival Handbook: College
The Worst-case Scenario Survival Handbook: College
Paperback      ISBN: 0811842304

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.

The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal
The Heart of Higher Education
A Call to Renewal
Hardcover      ISBN: 0470487909

A call to advance integrative teaching and learning in higher education.

From Parker Palmer, best-selling author of The Courage to Teach, and Arthur Zajonc, professor of physics at Amherst College and director of the academic program of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, comes this call to revisit the roots and reclaim the vision of higher education. The Heart of Higher Education proposes an approach to teaching and learning that honors the whole human being--mind, heart, and spirit--an essential integration if we hope to address the complex issues of our time. The book offers a rich interplay of analysis, theory, and proposals for action from two educators and writers who have contributed to developing the field of integrative education over the past few decades.

  • Presents Parker Palmer's powerful response to critics of holistic learning and Arthur Zajonc's elucidation of the relationship between science, the humanities, and the contemplative traditions
  • Explores ways to take steps toward making colleges and universities places that awaken the deepest potential in students, faculty, and staff
  • Offers a practical approach to fostering renewal in higher education through collegiality and conversation

The Heart of Higher Education is for all who are new to the field of holistic education, all who want to deepen their understanding of its challenges, and all who want to practice and promote this vital approach to teaching and learning on their campuses.

10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College: The Skills You Need to Succeed
10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College
The Skills You Need to Succeed
Paperback      ISBN: 1607741458
A handy, straightforward guide that teaches students how to acquire marketable job skills and real-world know-how before they graduate--revised and updated for today's economic and academic landscapes.

Award-winning college professor and adviser Bill Coplin lays down the essential skills students need to survive and succeed in today's job market, based on his extensive interviews with employers, recruiters, HR specialists, and employed college grads. Going beyond test scores and GPAs, Coplin teaches students how to maximize their college experience by focusing on ten crucial skill groups: Work Ethic, Physical Performance, Speaking, Writing, Teamwork, Influencing People, Research, Number Crunching, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving. 10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College gives students the tools they need to prepare during their undergraduate years to impress potential employers, land a higher-paying job, and start on the road to career security and satisfaction.
The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College
The Gatekeepers
Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College
Paperback      ISBN: 0142003085

In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges. The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college.

The Gatekeepers] provides the deep insight that is missing from the myriad how-to books on admissions that try to identify the formula for getting into the best colleges...I really didn't want the book to end. --The New York Times
10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College: The Know-How You Need to Succeed
10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College
The Know-How You Need to Succeed
Paperback      ISBN: 1580085245

You'll learn a lot of things in college, but there's one thing the textbooks won't teach you: how to acquire marketable job skills before you graduate.Award-winning college professor and student adviser Bill Coplin has been developing skill-based liberal arts curricula for more than 30 years, and has helped thousands of students get great jobs. Here, he lays down the essential skills you need to survive and succeed in today's job market, based on his extensive interviews with employers, recruiters, human resource specialists, and employed college grads. Going beyond test scores and GPAs, Coplin teaches you how to develop real-world know-how in ten crucial skill groups: Work EthicPhysical PerformanceSpeakingWritingTeamworkInfluencing PeopleResearchNumber CrunchingCritical ThinkingProblem Solving Mastering these 10 THINGS, you'll earn not only your degree but also the skills you need to impress employers and land your dream job right after college. Reviews Coplin's theories are brilliant and dead on. I can't remember the last time someone asked me my GPA or major, but I use parts of these ten skill groups every day in my job at Disney. Jim Gallagher, Senior Vice-President of Creative Advertising, The Walt Disney Company Clear, concise, and complete. The ultimate playbook for college students. Pierre Mornell, author, HIRING SMARTClick for an excerpt featured on Newsweek's website."

Everything You Need to Know Before College: A Student's Survival Guide
Everything You Need to Know Before College
A Student's Survival Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1576839737

This survival guide to college explores topics like dating smart, finding friendships, adapting to different personalities, and making the most of your money.

Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard
Breaking Night
A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard
Paperback      ISBN: 1401310591
In the vein of The Glass Castle, Breaking Night is the stunning memoir of a young woman who at age fifteen was living on the streets, and who eventually made it into Harvard.
Liz Murray was born to loving but drug-addicted parents in the Bronx. In school she was taunted for her dirty clothing and lice-infested hair, eventually skipping so many classes that she was put into a girls' home. At age fifteen, Liz found herself on the streets. She learned to scrape by, foraging for food and riding subways all night to have a warm place to sleep.
When Liz's mother died of AIDS, she decided to take control of her own destiny and go back to high school, often completing her assignments in the hallways and subway stations where she slept. Liz squeezed four years of high school into two, while homeless; won a New York Times scholarship; and made it into the Ivy League. Breaking Night is an unforgettable and beautifully written story of one young woman's indomitable spirit to survive and prevail, against all odds.
Manhattan Prep Gmat Integrated Reasoning and Essay
Manhattan Prep Gmat Integrated Reasoning and Essay
Paperback      ISBN: 1941234046

Adapting to the ever-changing GMAT exam, Manhattan Prep's 6th Edition GMAT Strategy Guides offer the latest approaches for students looking to score in the top percentiles. Written by active instructors with 99th-percentile scores, these books are designed with the student in mind.

Adapting to the ever-changing GMAT exam, Manhattan Prep's 6th Edition GMAT Strategy Guides offer the latest approaches for students looking to score in the top percentiles. Written by active instructors with 99th-percentile scores, these books are designed with the student in mind.

The GMAT Integrated Reasoning and Essay strategy guide demystifies the Integrated Reasoning section, which demands a blend of mathematical and verbal proficiency. This book equips students with the core strategies and tools for tackling difficult Integrated Reasoning questions. It also provides effective techniques for approaching the essay portion of the GMAT. Unlike other guides that attempt to convey everything in a single tome, the GMAT Integrated Reasoning and Essay strategy guide is designed to provide deep, focused coverage of one specialized area tested on the GMAT. As a result, students benefit from thorough and comprehensive subject material, clear explanations of fundamental principles, and step-by-step instructions of important techniques. In-action practice problems and detailed answer explanations challenge the student, while topical sets of Official Guide problems provide the opportunity for further growth. Used by itself or with other Manhattan Prep Strategy Guides, the GMAT Integrated Reasoning and Essay strategy guide will help students develop all the knowledge, skills, and strategic thinking necessary for success on the GMAT. Purchase of this book includes one year of access to Manhattan Prep's Integrated Reasoning and Essay Question Bank. All of Manhattan Prep's GMAT Strategy Guides are aligned with the GMAC Official Guide, 2016 edition.
The Her Campus Guide to College Life: How to Manage Relationships, Stay Safe and Healthy, Handle Stress, and Have the Best Years of Your Life!
The Her Campus Guide to College Life
How to Manage Relationships, Stay Safe and Healthy, Handle Stress, and Have the Best Years of Your Life!
Paperback      ISBN: 1440585113

As seen on The Today Show

"Some things are common sense, but some things aren't--especially when it comes to navigating a college campus in a way that's fun, independent and totally safe. This guide touches on everything from dating and studying, to making friends and joining clubs outside of class." --Today.com

From dating to internships--everything you need to know about college

Get ready for the best years of your life Written by the experts behind Her Campus, this college guide is bursting with insider tips to help you navigate classes, relationships, and all your extracurriculars--including parties and Greek life. Whether you're a seasoned upperclassman or are starting freshman year in just a few months, you'll learn how to:
  • Bond with your roommate and set ground rules for your new space
  • Beat the Freshman 15 without having to give up dessert
  • Snag a date with the cutie from your Lit class
  • Cope with stress and anxiety--even during finals week
  • Score jobs and internships that will help you transition into post-collegiette life
You'll also get the lowdown on campus safety so you can enjoy all that college has to offer while avoiding the unfortunate scary parts that sometimes come with it. Complete with fun checklists and worksheets to help you carry out HC's essential advice, The Her Campus Guide to College Life shows you how to make the most out of your experience--in and outside the classroom.
I'm Going to College--Not You!: Surviving the College Search with Your Child
I'm Going to College--Not You!
Surviving the College Search with Your Child
Paperback      ISBN: 0312607296

Jamie Lee Curtis says: "A must-read. "

Booklist: "Parents will enjoy the humor, drama, and poignancy of this collection."

The ultimate college search guide

Acceptance by a top college is more than a gold star on a high school graduate's forehead today. It has morphed into the ultimate "good parenting" stamp of approval--the better the bumper sticker, the better the parent, right? Parents of juniors and seniors in high school fret over SAT scores and essays, obsessed with getting their kids into the right college, while their children push for independence.

I'm Going to College---Not You is a resource for parents, written by parents who've been in their shoes. Kenyon College dean Jennifer Delahunty shares her unique perspective (and her daughter's) on one of the toughest periods of parenting, and has assembled a top-notch group of writers that includes best-selling authors, college professors and admissions directors, and journalists. Their experiences with the difficult balancing act between control freak and resource answer questions like:

--how can a parent be less of a "helicopter" (hovering) and more of a "booster rocket" (uplifting)?
--what do you do when your child wants to put off college to become a rock star?
and
--how will you keep from wanting to kill each other?

Contributors include:
Jane Hamilton
David Latt
Neal Pollack
Joe Queenan
Anne Roark
Debra Shaver
Anna Quindlen
Ellen Waterston