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Distance Learning Online for Dummies

by Nancy Stevenson

Distance Learning Online For Dummies is your perfect resource for navigating the rocky waters of distance learning. Find the right school for you, figure out the costs of classes, get registered, and go to school. Each step along this path can be intimidating, unless you have this book! Author Nancy Stevenson makes getting over these hurdles fun, with practical advice that will get you working towards that degree in no time at all. Once you're in class, she'll still be there to help you with correct etiquette for the virtual classroom, study tips, and advice on the best web tools to complement your learning experience! Includes a chapter on distance learning for people with disabilities.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

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

Get a Jump! The Financial Aid Answer Book

by Peterson's

Provides information of how to apply for financial aid.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Money 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

Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities and ADD

by Peterson's

Expanded and freshly updated, Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities or ADD is a great resource for students searching for a college that will provide them with the programs they need. Although more than 700 colleges offer programs specifically for students with learning disabilities, few books offer detailed information about the services that these schools offer.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Information for Students with Disabilities

Super Study Skills

by Laurie Rozakis

From the Book jacket: Knowing how to study is important if you want to do your best in school. Super Study Skills: The Ultimate Guide to Tests and Studying has the helpful tips all students need to become more successful. Super Study Skills will show you how to * Study smarter to get the grades you want * Take tests with confidence * Get organized * Use your time more efficiently * Take great notes * Improve your reading comprehension * Reduce test jitters Plus Super Study Skills offers tips for taking specific kinds of tests, including true/false, essay, multiple choice, and more. Whether you are preparing for a standardized test, getting ready for a classroom quiz, or trying to improve your grades, Super Study Skills can help you reach your goals.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Junior High and High School Student Information

A Basic Reader for College Writers

by Janet M. Goldstein and Christopher G. Hayes and David I. Daniels

Although this is designed to be a textbook, many readers will enjoy the essays, which are written by a range of authors that includes Jane Brody, John Kellmayer, Ben Fong-Torres, and Mary E. Mebane. The topics of these thirty-two essays cover throwing away food, overcoming alcoholism, learning from Japanese prisons, and baseball.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

High School Bound

by Martin J. Spethman

HIGH SCHOOL BOUND is a fun-filled, entertaining yet practical guide for young people preparing to enter high school. It is filled with over 30 topics of interest from tips on studying, handling peer pressure, cultivating good attitudes, dating, to sports, homework, and much more! Spethman also includes a special section for parents, 12 essential ways to get involved in your high schooler's education.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Junior High and High School Student Information

Winning Scholarships for College

by Marianne Ragins

In this thoroughly revised third edition of Winning Scholarships for College, Marianne Ragins proves that it's not always the students with the best grades or the highest SAT scores who win scholarships. Whether you are in high school, returning to or currently enrolled in college, planning to study abroad, or interested in pursuing an M.B.A., J.D., or M.D., this easy-to-follow guide will show you the path to scholarship success. This is one of the most comprehensive books on winning scholarships available-it reveals where and how to search for funds and takes you step by step through the application process. The third edition includes information on the 2001 education tax breaks, college savings funds, service scholarships, and many new sources of scholarship money. Written from one student to another, Winning Scholarships for College also includes - hundreds of invaluable resources for uncovering scholarship opportunities - information on using the Internet to make your search easier - an in-depth look at how financial aid packages are prepared - foolproof tips for scoring high on the new SAT and ACT - clever suggestions for writing winning personal essays with examples from Ragins's personal scholarship search

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Money for College

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th edition)

by Joseph Gibaldi

The seventh edition of the MLA Handbook is a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to research and writing in the online environment. It provides an authoritative update of MLA documentation style.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Bibliography and Citation Guides

The College Hook

by Pam Proctor

A comprehensive guide to the powerful packaging tool called the "Hook"--a special talent or achievement that leaps off the page of a college application and catches the eye of admissions officers. Competition for entry to the nation's top colleges is at an all-time high--and intensifying every year. Now nationally recognized college consultant and writer Pam Proctor reveals the "packaging" secrets that can help any student maximize the odds of admission to the college of his or her choice. Using real life anecdotes and examples from winning applications, Proctor provides students with a step-by-step program that will enable them to determine and develop their unique "Hook," and then package and market themselves at every stage of the admissions process.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Applying to College

Graduate Admissions Essays

by Donald Asher

Veteran higher-education consultant Donald Asher demystifies the graduate school application process and offers a detailed action plan that has proved successful for some of the most competitive programs in the country. The 50 sample essays-selected from thousands of candidates-showcase the best of the best, while the Essay Hall of Shame identifies common pitfalls to avoid. Sample letters of recommendation and essays for scholarships, residencies, fellowships, and postgraduate and postdoctoral applications cover all stages of the application process. Teaches how to craft a winning essay with 50 state-of-the-art samples to inspire, instruct, and all but guarantee a top-of-the-pile application. Updated third edition includes an entirely new chapter dedicated to online applications and how they're managed, processed, and considered. Previous editions have sold 100,000 copies.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Graduate School

How to Survive Getting into College

by Rachel Korn

Hundreds of students share their hard-won wisdom, thoughts, strategies, struggles, and even failures. Filled with tips, tricks, humor, and horror stories, as well as practical advice on applications, interviews, and financial aid, the book is a lifeline for high school juniors and seniors.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Applying to College

Ten Skills You Really Need to Succeed in School

by John Langan

A guidebook to the essential skills necessary for students to make the transition from high school to college.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Junior High and High School Student Information

The Chicago Manual of Style (15th Edition)

by University of Chicago Press

In the 1890s, a proofreader at the University of Chicago Press prepared a single sheet of typographic fundamentals intended as a guide for the University community. That sheet grew into a pamphlet, and the pamphlet grew into a book--the first edition of the Manual of Style, published in 1906. Now in its fifteenth edition,The Chicago Manual of Style--the essential reference for authors, editors, proofreaders, indexers, copywriters, designers, and publishers in any field--is more comprehensive and easier to use than ever before. Those who work with words know how dramatically publishing has changed in the past decade, with technology now informing and influencing every stage of the writing and publishing process. In creating the fifteenth edition of the Manual, Chicago's renowned editorial staff drew on direct experience of these changes, as well as on the recommendations of the Manual's first advisory board, composed of a distinguished group of scholars, authors, and professionals from a wide range of publishing and business environments. Every aspect of coverage has been examined and brought up to date--from publishing formats to editorial style and method, from documentation of electronic sources to book design and production, and everything in between. In addition to books, the Manual now also treats journals and electronic publications. All chapters are written for the electronic age, with advice on how to prepare and edit manuscripts online, handle copyright and permissions issues raised by technology, use new methods of preparing mathematical copy, and cite electronic and online sources. A new chapter covers American English grammar and usage, outlining the grammatical structure of English, showing how to put words and phrases together to achieve clarity, and identifying common errors. The two chapters on documentation have been reorganized and updated: the first now describes the two main systems preferred by Chicago, and the second discusses specific elements and subject matter, with examples of both systems. Coverage of design and manufacturing has been streamlined to reflect what writers and editors need to know about current procedures. And, to make it easier to search for information, each numbered paragraph throughout the Manual is now introduced by a descriptive heading. Clear, concise, and replete with commonsense advice,The Chicago Manual of Style, fifteenth edition, offers the wisdom of a hundred years of editorial practice while including a wealth of new topics and updated perspectives. For anyone who works with words, whether on a page or computer screen, this continues to be the one reference book you simply must have. What's new in the Fifteenth Edition: * Updated material throughout to reflect current style, technology, and professional practice * Scope expanded to include journals and electronic publications * Comprehensive new chapter on American English grammar and usage by Bryan A. Garner (author of A Dictionary of Modern American Usage) * Updated and rewritten chapter on preparing mathematical copy * Reorganized and updated chapters on documentation, including guidance on citing electronic sources * Streamlined coverage of current design and production processes, with a glossary of key terms * Descriptive headings on all numbered paragraphs for ease of reference * New diagrams of the editing and production processes for both books and journals, keyed to chapter discussions * New, expanded Web site with special tools and features for Manual users at www.chicagomanualofstyle.org

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Bibliography and Citation Guides

Developing Study Skills, Taking Notes and Tests, Using Dictionaries and Libraries

by Marcia J. Coman and Kathy L. Heavers

Were you ever taught how to study? Instructors often assume that students beyond grade school know and use good study techniques. You may know some people who seem to be able to do more in less time and get good grades besides. How do they do it? In this unit you will learn some simple techniques that good students consider most important when studying. Now you can discover some of their secrets.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

How to Be a High School Superstar (Without Burning Out)

by Cal Newport

What if getting into your reach schools didn't require four years of excessive A. P. -taking, overwhelming activity schedules, and constant stress?

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Junior High and High School Student Information

Fiske Countdown to College

by Edward B. Fiske and Bruce G. Hammond

Unique, simple approach to the complicated college prep process, from the leading authority in college admissions.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

How to Master Online Learning

by Peterson's

Takes the reader through the process of taking a course online. Peterson's guide provides a sample syllabus, offers suggestions for how to pay for courses, and also gives tips on making the most of the online learning experience. Selling Points: 1. Answers to the questions: What is online learning? What types of online education are available? Who are online learners? 2. Chapters covering online learning experiences, online study habitats, live chat sessions, and working in virtual groups 3. Truths and myths of online learning and common mistakes online learners make 4. Information about online degree programs, online certifications, and continuing education 5. Advice on paying for online learning, classes, software, and textbooks 6. Guidance on plagiarism and citing references correctly

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

The New Global Student

by Maya Frost

This inspirational how-to handbook illustrates how blending meaningful study abroad with personalized learning gives students extraordinary opportunities to reach new heights.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Money for College

A is for Admission

by Michele A. Hernandez

For generations, the admissions process of the Ivy League schools has been cloaked in mystery and myth. Now, a former admissions officer at Dartmouth College reveals how the most selective schools make their decisions.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Applying to College

Ten Steps to Building College Reading Skills (4th edition)

by John Langan

We all know that many students entering college today do not have the reading skills needed to do effective work in their courses. A related problem, apparent even in class discussions, is that students often lack the skills required to think in a clear and logical way. The purpose of Ten Steps to Building College Reading Skills is to develop effective reading and clear thinking.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities

by Vicky G. Spencer and Cynthia G. Simpson

The complete handbook for college-bound kids with learning disabilities. Planning for college can be one of the biggest moments in a teen's life, but for those students with learning and other disabilities, the college experience can be fraught with frustration, uncertainty, and lowered self-confidence. College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities offers teens the confidence, strategies, and guidance they need to effectively choose a college, get prepared for university life, and make the most of their collegiate experience. The book covers pertinent topics such as understanding the rights and responsibilities of students with special needs, talking to professors and peers, getting involved, asking for and receiving accommodations, and utilizing one's strengths to meet and exceed academic standards. This unique reference book also includes advice from current college students with disabilities to empower future students and provide them with hope for success.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Information for Students with Disabilities

1600 Perfect Score

by Tom Fischgrund

The author describes the seven qualities that make students who achieve a perfect SAT score stand out. He bases these claims on interviews with students, responses from parents, and College Board data. During his research, Fischgrund asked students about how much time they spend working, reading, watching TV, etc. His conclusions support some of the commonly-accepted thinking about what makes a teen "smart," but he disproves many beliefs as well.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Junior High and High School Student Information

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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