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Description: Study smart and ace the test - this collection aims to provide students with the tools they need to achieve success in high school, the college application process and beyond. #teens #teachers #general


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What High Schools Don't Tell You

by Elizabeth Wissner-Gross

From the author of What Colleges Don't Tell You, 250 secrets for raising the kid colleges will compete to acceptThe headlines prove it: Competition for admission to America's top colleges is more cutthroat than ever. Gone are the days when parents could afford to let high school guidance counselors handle the admissions process alone-gone, also, are the days when a student could wait until senior year to prepare for it. As Elizabeth Wissner-Gross, a highly successful educational strategist, knows from working for over a decade with hundreds of middle- and high school students and their parents, if you want to raise a kid colleges will compete for, you must act, early and aggressively, as opportunity scout, coach, tutor, manager, and publicist-or be willing to watch that acceptance letter go to someone whose parents did. What High Schools Don't Tell You reveals 250 strategies to help parents stack the admissions deck in their kid's favor, gleaned from Wissner-Gross's expertise and from interviews with parents of outstandingly high achievers-strategies that most high school guidance counselors, principals, and teachers simply don't know to share. From identifying exactly which academic credentials will wow an admissions committee to which summer programs and extra-curriculars can turn an ordinary applicant into a must-have, What High Schools Don't Tell You demonstrates how hands-on parental involvement early in a child's high school career is essential to achieving college admissions success.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

Cornerstones for Community College Success (Second Edition)

by Robert M. Sherfield and Patricia G. Moody

For First Year Experience, Student Success, and Introduction to College courses. Written specifically for students attending two year programs, it addresses the needs and challenges of students in community and technical colleges. Cornerstones for Community College Success is known for its concrete and practical strategies that students can apply to all college classes, the world of work, and life in general, it addresses the "why" of learning and the power of positive change. Offers hallmark coverage of Bloom's taxonomy, SQ3R integration, Information and Financial literacy. Major defining topics include first generation students, adult learners, making successful transitions, and planning for success in the second year and beyond. The ancillary materials are designed to assist instructors in delivering a top-level student success course.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

Selecting A College Major

by Virginia N. Gordon and Susan J. Sears

This innovative text simplifies the process of choosing a major from a sometimes overwhelming array of majors and related career fields. It will assist not only the "undecided" student with selecting a major, but also the "major-changer" who is exploring alternative options. A step-by-step process leads students through personal and academic assessment as well as occupational information searches. Through thought-provoking activities, they can explore their academic, career, and personal interests and goals. Students can investigate academic majors from many perspectives, including a search of majors in general, majors on their campus, and majors based on their academic and occupational interests. Highlights of this text include: *A Natural Decision-Making Progression. Students are directly and personally involved in activities that involve exploration, reflection, and choice. *Extensive Major Exploration. Three distinct approaches help students narrow their list to realistic alternatives. *Incorporation of Academic and Career Interests, Abilities, and Values. Self-assessment gives students information on which to base their choice of a major. *Formulation of a Graduation Plan. Students use their academic transcripts to summarize all they have learned and develop a plan for the future. Features include: *Majors Exploration *Career Advice *Web Links *Tips from Successful Students *Student Bulletin Boards *Faculty Resources

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

The Insider's Guide to Study Abroad

by Ann M. Moore

This revealing look at the intricacies of study-abroad programs covers information on visas, health, cross-cultural interaction, and financing.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

What the Best College Students Do

by Ken Bain

The author of the best-selling What the Best College Teachers Do is back with humane, doable, and inspiring help for students who want to get the most out of their education. The first thing they should do? Think beyond the transcript. Use these four years to cultivate habits of thought that enable learning, growth, and adaptation throughout life.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

Focus on Community College Success (3rd Edition)

by Constance Staley

FOCUS ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUCCESS 3e speaks directly to the community college student, delivering strategies for navigating the unique challenges of juggling school, family, and work, and living/studying at home. Updated with the most current research, this forward-thinking text continues to strive to improve student retention, motivation, and engagement as well as offer proof of student progress and course efficacy through the Entrance and Exit Interviews. The THIRD EDITION includes expanded coverage of multitasking throughout the book with more strategies for helping students reduce distractions and focus on important tasks. A new section on Academic Professionalism defines what it means to be a professional student and shows students how they can build a positive reputation in the classroom. Staley, a leader in the field of motivation, helps students develop realistic expectations of what it takes to learn while encouraging and engaging them with direct applications and immediate results.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

Piled Higher and Deeper

by Simon J. Bronner

As suggested by the subtitle, "Legends, Beliefs, Songs, Games, Jokes, Festivals, Slang Ghost Stories and Other Traditions from American Colleges and Universities," Bronner examines every aspect of modern college life. That includes study techniques like mnemonics to help remember complex facts, traditions like waiting times for professors arriving late to class, legendary professors, photocopier art, mooning, streaking, celebrations, pranks, drinking games and songs, fight songs, ghost stories, and competitive college humor (including many Texas Aggie jokes). A section on sororities and fraternities covers rush, pledging, hell week, initiation, and numerous traditions. Even dating, engagement, and slang terms get some coverage. This book will be of greatest interest to those who study folklore and traditions, to new students seeking to learn what to expect in college, and perhaps to those who want to adapt old traditions to their school or its organizations.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

The ABC's of College Planning

by Bernice Hornchak

This book is a service project of the New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling. Its chapters draw on the collective knowledge, experience and expertise of admission and guidance professionals who have helped thousands of high school students make a successful transition to college.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College


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