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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.
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.
Diy U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education
Diy U
Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education
Paperback      ISBN: 1603582347
Faith in higher education is the closest thing we have to a global religion, according to the author of Generation Debt. Kamenetz traces the forces that have shaped the traditional American college and in the context of current technology-driven trends that she identifies, provides a resource guide to forging one's "own personal learning path" through formal, open education, and/ or independent study. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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.
Doing Diversity in Higher Education: Faculty Leaders Share Challenges and Strategies
Doing Diversity in Higher Education
Faculty Leaders Share Challenges and Strategies
Paperback      ISBN: 0813544475
Using case studies from universities throughout the nation, Doing Diversity in Higher Education examines the role faculty play in improving diversity on their campuses. The power of professors to enhance diversity has long been underestimated, their initiatives often hidden from view. Winnifred Brown-Glaude and her contributors uncover major themes and offer faculty and administrators a blueprint for conquering issues facing campuses across the country. Topics include how to dismantle hostile microclimates, sustain and enhance accomplishments, deal with incomplete institutionalization, and collaborate with administrators. The contributors' essays portray working on behalf of diversity as a genuine intellectual project rather than a faculty "service." The rich variety of colleges and universities included provides a wide array of models that faculty can draw upon to inspire institutional change.
Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom
Colleges That Create Futures
50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom
Paperback      ISBN: 0804126089
Profiles colleges that offer important experiences outside the classroom, including distinctive research opportunities, internships, and hands-on learning programs.
Manhattan Prep Gmat Reading Comprehension
Manhattan Prep Gmat Reading Comprehension
Paperback      ISBN: 1941234062
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 Reading Comprehension GMAT Strategy Guide empowers students to tackle puzzling questions about difficult reading passages on the GMAT. It teaches how to peel back layers of complicated wording to make sense of confusing content and find proof for the correct answer quickly. Unlike other guides that attempt to convey everything in a single tome, the Reading Comprehension 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 Reading Comprehension 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 Reading Comprehension Question Bank. All of Manhattan Prep’s GMAT Strategy Guides are aligned with both the 2015 Edition and 13th Edition GMAC Official Guide.
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
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 Ethic - Physical Performance - Speaking - Writing - Teamwork - Influencing People - Research - Number Crunching - Critical Thinking - Problem 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.
College Hacks: (Ka-lij, Haks) Noun
College Hacks
(Ka-lij, Haks) Noun
Paperback      ISBN: 1440590044
Provides hundreds of tips, tricks and techniques for simplifying life at college, including what to do when you run out of clean dishes, how to best react when assigned a 20-page paper and how to become a champion beer-pong player. Original.
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
A volume of essays for parents of students going through the college-application process features contributions by such figures as Anna Quindlen, Jane Hamilton and leading admissions directors, who share advice on such topics as controlling versus helping a child and encouraging education over less realistic youth ambitions. Original.