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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.
AP Environmental Science Crash Course
AP Environmental Science Crash Course
Paperback      ISBN: 0738609315
REA’s AP Environmental Science Crash Course - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement Score in Less Time Crash 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 AP Environmental Science 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 Environmental Science Crash Course 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 Advanced Placement Environmental Science course description outline and actual AP 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 human population dynamics, managing public lands, energy conservation, changes in Earth’s climate, species extinction, loss of biodiversity, and more. The author also includes must-know key terms and basic math and science concepts all AP students should know before test day. Expert Test-taking Strategies Our experienced AP Environmental Science 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 the expert tips and advice, you can boost your overall point score! Take REA’s Online Practice Exam After studying the material in the Crash Course, go online and test what you’ve learned. Our free practice exam features timed testing, diagnostic feedback, 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 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 exam – this is one study guide every AP Environmental Science student must have. When it’s crucial crunch time and your AP exam is just around the corner, you need REA’s AP Environmental Science Crash Course.
Private Liberal Arts Colleges in Minnesota: Their History and Contributions,
Private Liberal Arts Colleges in Minnesota
Their History and Contributions,
Hardcover      ISBN: 087351081x
Surviving the College Application Process: Case Studies to Help You Find Your Unique Angle for Success
Surviving the College Application Process
Case Studies to Help You Find Your Unique Angle for Success
Paperback      ISBN: 1614487227
Does the college application process overwhelm you? Are you unsure about the topic for your main essay or what part of your experience is most compelling? How about which school is the right fit, or how you are going to pay for college? Imagine following eleven students’ journeys in-depth, getting into their heads when they made a decision about which extracurricular activities to pursue, which schools to apply to, and which topics to choose for their main essay and supplemental essays. Imagine having a tool that will help you think about your own process in a more strategic way. Surviving the College Application Process: Case Studies to Help You Find Your Unique Angle for Success utilizes the College Application Wheel to showcase the successful journeys of eleven different students. You can read all the case studies or just those that resonate with your own circumstances. With the strategies outlined in this book, you will be well on your way to Surviving the College Application Process.
The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College
The Gatekeepers
Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College
Paperback      ISBN: 0142003085
A revealing study of the college admissions process sheds light on the inside workings of America's "meritocracy," focusing on SAT scores, student essays, transcripts, and other factors vital in the process.
Manhattan Prep Gmat Sentence Correction
Manhattan Prep Gmat Sentence Correction
Paperback      ISBN: 1941234070
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 industry-leading Sentence Correction GMAT Strategy Guide delves into every major principle and minor subtlety of grammar tested on the GMAT. From its comprehensive list of GMAT-specific idioms to its tailored coverage of topics such as pronouns and parallelism, this guide teaches exactly what students need for GMAT Sentence Correction—and nothing that they don’t. Unlike other guides that attempt to convey everything in a single tome, the Sentence Correction GMAT 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 Sentence Correction GMAT 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 online computer-adaptive GMAT practice exams and Sentence Correction Question Bank. All of Manhattan Prep’s GMAT Strategy Guides are aligned with both the 2015 Edition and 13th Edition GMAC Official Guide.
Let's Review: Geometry
Let's Review
Paperback      ISBN: 0764140698
Anticipating the New York State Board of RegentsÂ’ new examination in geometry, this brand-new classroom text presents a detailed review of all topics prescribed as part of the high school curriculum. Separate chapters analyze and explain: the language of geometry; parallel lines and polygons; congruent triangles and inequalities; special quadrilaterals and coordinates; similarity (including ratio and proportion, and proving products equal); right triangles and trigonometry; circles and angle measurement; transformation geometry; locus and coordinates; and working in space (an introduction to solid geometry). Each chapter includes practice exercises with answers provided at the back of the book.
Cracking the SAT 2014
Cracking the SAT 2014
Paperback      ISBN: 0307945626
Based on the Princeton Review SAT preparation course, a thorough study guide for the all-new SAT exam implements proven score-raising techniques, drills for all sections, a list of the most important vocabulary words and full-length practice exams, with answers, along with tips on scholarships, college admissions, financial aid and more. Includes DVD with video tutorials. Original.
Secrets of the Tomb: Skull and Bones, the Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths of Power
Secrets of the Tomb
Skull and Bones, the Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths of Power
Paperback      ISBN: 0316735612
The New Yorker writer unmasks Skull and Bones, the secret Yale society that has spawned three presidents--including both George Bushes--a major motion picture of the same name, and countless conspiracy theories. Reprint.
The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere
The End of College
Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere
Paperback      ISBN: 1594634041
"From a renowned education writer comes a paradigm-shifting examination of the rapidly changing world of college that every parent, student, educator, and investor needs to understand. Over the span of just nine months in 2011 and 2012, the world's mostfamous universities and high-powered technology entrepreneurs began a race to revolutionize higher education. College courses that had been kept for centuries from all but an elite few were released to millions of students throughout the world-for free.Exploding college prices and a flagging global economy, combined with the derring-do of a few intrepid innovators, have created a dynamic climate for a total rethinking of an industry that has remained virtually unchanged for a hundred years. In The End of College, Kevin Carey, an education researcher and writer, draws on years of in-depth reporting and cutting-edge research to paint a vivid and surprising portrait of the future of education. Carey explains how two trends-the skyrocketing cost of collegeand the revolution in information technology-are converging in ways that will radically alter the college experience, upend the traditional meritocracy, and emancipate hundreds of millions of people around the world. Insightful, innovative, and accessible, The End of College is a must-read, and an important contribution to the developing conversation about education in this country. "--