College Guides and Reference
Featured Items
The Worst-case Scenario Survival Handbook: College
The Worst-case Scenario Survival Handbook: College
Paperback      ISBN: 0811842304
Simplifies such complexities of higher learning as identifying party schools, engineering a hookup, surviving "the spins," escaping a stadium riot, sleeping in class, avoiding the "freshman fifteen," devising ingenious excuses for missing deadlines, and much more. Original. 100,000 first printing.
Real College: The Essential Guide to Student Life
Real College
The Essential Guide to Student Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0143034251
A practical handbook for prospective students guides readers through the pressures of college life, offering valuable advice on how to deal with incompatible roommates, academic pressures, peer pressure, parental communication, substance abuse and sex, and other important issues confronting young people. Original.
Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019
Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019
Paperback      ISBN: 1492662097
Draws on interviews with administrators and students to furnish data on over 320 of the U.S.'s most prominent colleges and universities and features a list of the best-buy schools for 2019. Original.
Milwaukee's Jesuit University: Marquette, 1881-1981
Milwaukee's Jesuit University
Marquette, 1881-1981
Hardcover      ISBN: 0874620805
The Princeton Review The Best 384 Colleges 2019
The Princeton Review The Best 384 Colleges 2019
Paperback      ISBN: 1524758191
*****As seen on the TODAY SHOW!***** NO ONE KNOWS COLLEGES LIKE THE PRINCETON REVIEW! The Princeton Review's college rankings started in 1992 with surveys from 30,000 students. Over 25 years and more than a million student surveys later, we stand by our claim that there is no single “best” college, only the best college for you … and that this is the book that will help you find it! What Makes THE BEST 384 COLLEGES the Most Popular College Guide? STRAIGHT FROM STUDENTS TO YOU · 384 in-depth school profiles based on candid feedback from 138,000 students, covering academics, administration, campus life, and financial aid · Insights on unique college character, social scene, and more RANKING LISTS & RATINGS SCORES · Lists of the top 20 colleges in 62 categories based on students' opinions of academics, campus life, facilities, and much more · Ratings for every school on Financial Aid, Selectivity, and Quality of Life DETAILED ADMISSIONS INFORMATION · The "Inside Word" on competitive applications, test scores, tuition, and average indebtedness · Comprehensive information on selectivity, freshman profiles, and application deadlines at each school Plus! Free access to 2 full-length practice tests online (1 SAT and 1 ACT) to help you prep for the important admissions-exams part of your admissions journey.
Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus
Unwanted Advances
Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062657860
From a highly regarded feminist cultural critic and professor comes a polemic arguing that the stifling sense of sexual danger sweeping American campuses doesn’t empower women, it impedes the fight for gender equality. Feminism is broken, argues Laura Kipnis, if anyone thinks the sexual hysteria overtaking American campuses is a sign of gender progress. A committed feminist, Kipnis was surprised to find herself the object of a protest march by student activists at her university for writing an essay about sexual paranoia on campus. Next she was brought up on Title IX complaints for creating a "hostile environment." Defying confidentiality strictures, she wrote a whistleblowing essay about the ensuing seventy-two-day investigation, which propelled her to the center of national debates over free speech, "safe spaces," and the vast federal overreach of Title IX. In the process she uncovered an astonishing netherworld of accused professors and students, campus witch hunts, rigged investigations, and Title IX officers run amuck. Drawing on interviews and internal documents, Unwanted Advances demonstrates the chilling effect of this new sexual McCarthyism on intellectual freedom. Without minimizing the seriousness of campus assault, Kipnis argues for more honesty about the sexual realities and ambivalences hidden behind the notion of "rape culture." Instead, regulation is replacing education, and women’s hard-won right to be treated as consenting adults is being repealed by well-meaning bureaucrats. Unwanted Advances is a risk-taking, often darkly funny interrogation of feminist paternalism, the covert sexual conservatism of hook-up culture, and the institutionalized backlash of holding men alone responsible for mutually drunken sex. It’s not just compulsively readable, it will change the national conversation.
Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory
Pitch Perfect
The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory
Paperback      ISBN: 1592408214
A musical tale of collegiate a cappella filled of high notes, high drama, and high jinks is now a major motion picture. Get ready to be pitch slapped. The roots of unaccompanied vocal music stretch all the way back to Gregorian chants of the Middle Ages, and collegiate a cappella is over a century old. But what was once largely an Ivy League phenomenon has, in the past twenty years, exploded. And it’s not what you think. Though the blue blazers and khakis may remain, a cappella groups at colleges across the country have become downright funky. In Pitch Perfect, journalist Mickey Rapkin follows a season in a cappella through all its twists and turns, covering the breathtaking displays of vocal talent, the groupies (yes, there are a cappella groupies), the rock-star partying, and all the bitter rivalries. Rapkin brings you into the world of collegiate a cappella characters—from movie-star looks and celebrity-size egos to a troubled new singer with the megawatt voice. Including encounters with a cappella alums like John Legend and Diane Sawyer and fans from Prince to presidents, Rapkin shows that a cappella isn’t for the faint of heart—or lungs. Sure to strikea chord with fans of Glee and The Sing-Off, this raucous story of a cappella rock stars shows that sometimes, to get that perfect harmony, you have to embrace a little discord.
Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Easy Steps: Crafting a Winning Personal Statement
Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Easy Steps
Crafting a Winning Personal Statement
Paperback      ISBN: 0399578692
The definitive guide to writing an amazing essay and mastering the college applications process. Writing a memorable personal statement can seem like an overwhelming project for a young college applicant, but college essay coach Alan Gelb's organized and encouraging step-by-step instructions take the intimidation out of the process, enabling applicants to craft a meaningful and polished college admissions essay. Gelb teaches students to identify an engaging topic and use creative writing techniques to compose a vivid statement that will reflect their individuality. A consistent top-seller in the college prep category, Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Easy Steps has been revised to include extra information on supplemental and waitlist essays. This much-needed handbook will help applicants win over the admissions dean, while preparing them to write better papers once they've been accepted. For more, visit the author’s website at www.conquerthecollegeessay.com.
The Princeton Review The Complete Book of Colleges 2019: The Mega-Guide to 1,366 Colleges and Universities
The Princeton Review The Complete Book of Colleges 2019
The Mega-Guide to 1,366 Colleges and Universities
Paperback      ISBN: 1524757942
Profiles every four-year college in the United States, providing detailed information on academic programs, admissions requirements, financial aid, services, housing, athletics, contact names and campus life. Original.
Private Liberal Arts Colleges in Minnesota: Their History and Contributions,
Private Liberal Arts Colleges in Minnesota
Their History and Contributions,
Hardcover      ISBN: 087351081x