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Neoliberalism's War on Higher Education
Neoliberalism's War on Higher Education
Paperback      ISBN: 1608463346
Neoliberalism's War on Higher Education reveals how neoliberal policies, practices, and modes of material and symbolic violence have radically reshaped the mission and practice of higher education, short-changing a generation of young people.

Giroux exposes the corporate forces at play and charts a clear-minded and inspired course of action out of the shadows of market-driven education policy. Championing the youth around the globe who have dared to resist the bartering of their future, he calls upon public intellectuals--as well as all people concer ned about the future of democracy--to speak out and defend the university as a site of critical learning and democratic promise.
Private Liberal Arts Colleges in Minnesota: Their History and Contributions,
Private Liberal Arts Colleges in Minnesota
Their History and Contributions,
Hardcover      ISBN: 087351081x

Includes histories of 16 institutions from 1850 to 1970. The volume is divided into three chronological sections, each with a helpful introduction that sets the thee frame and explains the general status of college education in the period. More than 100 illustrations enhance the fully annotated text.



Admission Possible: The
Admission Possible
The "Dare to Be Yourself" Guide for Getting Into the Best Colleges for You
Paperback      ISBN: 1402263317

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

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.
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
Breaking night (Urban slang) staying up through the night, until the sun rises

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 when her family finally unraveled. 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.
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

5 Steps to a 5 AP English Language, 2012-2013
5 Steps to a 5 AP English Language, 2012-2013
Paperback      ISBN: 0071751580

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

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.
Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years
Letting Go
A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years
Paperback      ISBN: 0061665738

The sixth edition of this classic parents' guide and college orientation staple has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the realities of college today.

For more than a decade, Letting Go has provided hundreds of thousands of parents with valuable insights, information, comfort, and guidance throughout the emotional and social changes of their children's college years--from the senior year in high school through college graduation.

Based on research and real life experience, and recommended by colleges and universities around the country, Letting Go, Sixth Edition, has been updated and revised, offering even more insightful, practical, and up-to-date information. In this era of constant communication, this edition tackles the challenge facing parents: finding the balance between staying connected and letting go.

  • When should parents encourage independence?
  • When should they intervene?
  • What issues of identity and intimacy await students?
  • What are normal feelings of disorientation and loneliness for students--and for parents?
  • What is different about today's college environment?
  • What new concerns about safety, health and wellness, and stress will affect incoming classes?

A timeless resource, Letting Go, Sixth Edition, is an indispensable book that parents can depend on and turn to for all of their questions and concerns regarding sending their children to college.

Cracking the SAT 2014
Cracking the SAT 2014
Paperback      ISBN: 0307945626

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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"Exclusive Access to More Practice and Resources Online"
- 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