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New Actual, Official LSAT Preptests with Comparative Reading

by Law School Admission Council

This essential LSAT preparation tool encompasses PrepTest 52 (the September 2007 LSAT) through PrepTest 61 (the October 2010 LSAT).

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Graduate School

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

Dyslexia and College Success

by Maria S.E. Johnson and James Nuttall

Written by two individuals with dyslexia and dysgraphia who have successfully navigated the college experience, it provides a unique first hand perspective on attending college with these limitations.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Information for Students with Disabilities

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

Cracking The MCAT, 2013-2014 Edition

by Princeton Review

If you need to know it for the MCAT, it's in this book. The MCAT is a challenging exam that tests more than your knowledge of basic physical and biological sciences. You need to know absolutely everything, from amino acids and proteins to translational motion to verbal reasoning, and more. Cracking the MCAT, 2013-2014 Edition will help you review all the necessary content with in-depth coverage of all subjects tested on the MCAT. This book includes: - Exclusive free online access to 4 full-length practice tests with comprehensive answers and explanations - A full-color, 16-page tear-out reference guide with all the most important formulas, diagrams, information, concepts, and charts for each section of the MCAT - Complete coverage of all the topics on the MCAT, including physics, general chemistry, biology, organic chemistry, and verbal reasoning - Practice passages, questions, and detailed explanation with step-by-step solutions at the end of every chapter for maximum practice and preparation - A bonus chapter containing helpful advice on effective study habits, applying to medical school, and top trends in health care - A comprehensive index Study your way to success with Cracking the MCAT, 2013-2014 Edition!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Graduate School

SAT Bundle For Dummies

by Geraldine Woods and Mark Zegarelli and Kristin Josephson and Peter Bonfanti

Two complete ebooks for one low price! Created and compiled by the publisher, this SAT bundle brings together two of the bestselling For Dummies SAT guides in one, e-only bundle. With this special bundle, you'll get the complete text of the following titles: SAT For Dummies, 8th Edition Whether you are a student struggling with math, reading, or writing essays, this updated edition of SAT For Dummies offers advice for tackling the toughest questions, as well as hints and tips for making the most of the time available to complete each section. SAT For Dummies is packed with 5 full-length practice tests with detailed answers and explanations, review of foundational concepts for every section, from identifying root words and using commas correctly to solving math word problems and using the quadratic formula. SAT For Dummies gives you the edge you need to successfully achieve the highest score possible! SAT Math For Dummies Scoring well on the mathematics section of the SAT exam isn't guaranteed by getting good grades in Algebra and Geometry. Turn to SAT Math For Dummies for expert advice on translating your classroom success into top scores. Loaded with test-taking strategies, two practice tests, and hundreds of problems with detailed solutions and explanations, SAT Math For Dummies helps you maximize your scores in no time About the Authors of SAT For Dummies, 8th Edition Geraldine Woods has prepared students for the SAT, both academically and emotionally, for the past three decades. She also teaches English and directs the independent-study program at the Horace Mann School in New York City. She is the author of more than 50 books, including English Grammar For Dummies, 2nd Edition; English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition; Grammar Essentials For Dummies; Research Papers For Dummies; College Admission Essays For Dummies; AP English Literature and AP English Language & Composition For Dummies, all published by Wiley. She lives in New York City with her husband and two parakeets. Peter Bonfanti has taught high school math in New York City since 1996. Before that, he lived in Pennsylvania and was a monk. Before that, he went to school in New Jersey, where he was born and hopes to return someday. Kristin Josephson survived the college admissions process only to drop out of MIT 16 months later to attend circus school in San Francisco. While there, she studied flying trapeze, trampoline, and acrobatics. Kristin discovered her passion for teaching while she was tutoring in the Bay Area, a passion that led her to complete her degree at Colorado College. Kristin eventually landed at the Horace Mann School, where she has been teaching high school mathematics since 2007 About the Author of SAT Math For Dummies Mark Zegarelli holds degrees in math and English from Rutgers University. He is a math tutor and writer with over 25 years of professional experience. Zegarellli has written numerous Dummies books, including LSAT Logic Games For Dummies and Basic Math & Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Junior High and High School Student Information

If the U Fits

by Princeton Review

THE PRINCETON REVIEW KNOWS COLLEGES--AND COLLEGEWISE KNOWS HOW TO GET IN.For over twenty years, we at The Princeton Review have published our Best Colleges guides with one goal in mind--helping high school students answer the question: What is the best college for me? Now, we've partnered with the admissions experts at Collegewise to bring you a fresh approach to finding your best fit school and putting your best foot forward on your applications! Collegewise helps students finish college applications without stress, get accepted to schools they're excited to attend, and receive generous financial aid and scholarships. Inside, you'll learn: · How to move beyond the question "What is the best college?" to "What is the best college for me?" · Strategies for completing applications, writing essays, and handling college interviews · Tips for maintaining sanity and perspective during the college application process In If the U Fits, Kevin McMullin, Founder and President of Collegewise, and Robert Franek, Publisher and Lead Author of The Princeton Review's Best Colleges guides, share their expertise to help you navigate your college search and admissions process, and even have fun along the way.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Applying to College

Your College Experience

by A. Jerome Jewler and John N. Gardner and Betsy O. Barefoot

Written by the leading authorities on the first-year seminar and grounded in research, Your College Experience by John Gardner and Betsy Barefoot offers today's diverse students the practical help they need to make the transition to college and get the most out of their time there. Goal setting has always been central to this text, and the Tenth Edition has been revised with added coverage and activities to strengthen this material throughout. In addition, a new focus on self-assessment of strengths will help students see where they are already succeeding so that they get off to a great start and stay in college. A full package of instructional support materials -- including an Instructor's Annotated Edition, Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides, videos, and a Test Bank -- provides new and experienced instructors all the tools they will need to engage students in this course and increase student retention.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

The Bedford Researcher, 4th Edition

by Mike Palmquist

Tech-savvy and student-friendly, "The Bedford Researcher" addresses the kinds of writing students actually do and the kinds of sources they actually use, from multimodal projects and oral presentations to Web sites and digital databases. "The Bedford Researcher" strips away the complexities of research writing and offers the practical help students need to write with confidence while integrating electronic sources and tools into each stage of the process. The new fourth edition strengthens students grasp of the arguments at the core of their sources, helping them navigate the world of academic research writing.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

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

APA Style Simplified

by Bernard C. Beins

This is a compact but comprehensive guide to writing clearly and effectively in APA style.Demonstrates how to write objective scientific research papers using interesting proseIncorporates guidelines from the 6th edition of the APA publication manualExplores how to develop ideas, connect them to what others have written, and express them clearlyDiscusses the differences between written, oral, and poster presentations and offers instructions for applying APA style to each

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Bibliography and Citation Guides

Disabled Students in Higher Education

by Sheila Riddell and Teresa Tinklin and Alastair Wilson

The authors present results gleaned from eight higher education institutions in Great Britain which demonstrate the level of participation by disabled students.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Information for Students with Disabilities

Getting In

by Steve Cohen and Michael Muska and Anne Dwane and Paulo De Oliveira

From the college admissions experts--where to go, how to get in, and how to pay for itZinch.com is the largest online social network connecting students with colleges and scholarship opportunities. With 2.5 million student profiles and more than 800 universities--from Yale to Stanford, and American University to community colleges--Zinch offers students an efficient, relevant, and effective way to find the "right- fit" school, how to get in, and how to pay for it.Getting In: The Zinch Guide to College Admissions & Financial Aid in the Digital Age is your college admissions how-to guide, written by experts with insider guidance to the entire college admission process. Leveraging the power of Zinch.com, it covers every aspect of the college application process, from choosing the right (vs.best) schools, visiting campuses, improving your odds with a dynamic application strategy, meeting with a college advisor, working with athletic recruiting, applying for financial aid, knowing what to do if you are on a wait list, and much more.Incredibly well-connected authorsLeverages the power of Zinch.com, the largest online social network of its kindApplication do's and don'tsIf you are one of the 2.2 million high school seniors ready to embark on the next step in your education, Getting In: The Zinch Guide to College Admissions & Financial Aid in the Digital Age is your go-to guide for getting into the college of your dreams--without ever breaking a sweat.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Applying to College

LSAT For Dummies

by Amy Hackney Blackwell and Scott Hatch and Zimmer Hatch

A detailed study guide that guarantees a high LSAT scoreIf you thought you left standardized tests back in high school, think again. LSAT For Dummies, 2rd Edition is an all-inclusive study guide arming you with tips and know-how for your next career move. This updated edition includes three full-length practice tests, a review of foundational concepts for every section, thorough explanations, and additional practice problems for all question types. Whether you're taking the LSAT for the first time or the third time, this book will provide the guidance and skill set you need to obtain a score that reflects your abilities. Instead of facing the process alone, turn to the trusted For Dummies brand for proven test-taking strategies and ample practice opportunities.Ideal for those who want to break into this increasingly competitive field, in which a high score on the LSAT lends prospective lawyers an undeniable advantageExamines every topic and common pitfalls covered in the test, which consists of five 35-minutes sections of multiple-choice questions and a 35-minute writing sampleFor aspiring law school students, LSAT For Dummies is the most advantageous guide to increasing your score on a test that can make or break your legal aspirations.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Graduate School

Better Spelling In 30 Minutes A Day

by Robert W. Emery and Harry H. Crosby

Do you use the dictionery more then you think you should? Are the business memos you write filled with embarassing spelling mistakes? Have you recieved alot of low grades on your papers because of poor spelling? Did you notice that some of the words in the above questions (dictionary, fhan, embarrassing, received, a lot) were misspelled? If not, you need this book. This easy-to-use workbook not only teaches you how to avoid misspellings like the ones above, but sharpens your skills so you can recognize spelling errors right away. You'll write clean English, improve your grades (if you're a student) and increase your chances for finding a new or better job. (After all, resumes and cover letters with misspelled words often are discarded.) You'll also find: •Diagnostic exercises that allow you to identify your weak spelling areas. •Thorough coverage of key areas of phonics. •The most commonly misspelled words and tricks for spelling them right. •Ample opportunity for proofreading practice. •Easy-to-understand explanations and plenty of exercises to test and refine your skills. •An answer key at the back of the book to encourage you to work at your own pace and check your answers as you go. Even if you can't spare 30 minutes a day to learn how to break your addiction to your computer's spell checker, Better Spelling In 30 Minutes a Day allows you to custom-design your learning to take as little as five minutes a day. Like its companion guides in the Better English Series—Better Grammar In 30 Minutes a Day and Better Sentence Writing In 30 Minutes a Day—this book is just what the teacher ordered!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

How to Get Money for College 2013

by Peterson's

How to Get Money for College: Financing Your Future Beyond Federal Aid 2013 is a great resource for anyone looking to supplement his or her federal financial aid package with aid from colleges and universities. This comprehensive directory points the reader to complete and accurate information on need-based and non-need gift aid, loans, work-study, athletic awards, and more. This eBook offers profiles of more than 2,400 schools' financial aid awards, including types of aid, percentages of students applying for and receiving aid, and average aid packages; comprehensive overview of the financial aid process, common financial aid questions, samples of financial aid award letters, and how to file the FAFSA and CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE®.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Money for College

Writing Up Qualitative Research

by Harry F. Wolcott

This author provides practical advice on how to write up research results gleaned from qualitative studies.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

Cracking the New GMAT, 2013 Edition

by Princeton Review

If you need to know it for the next-generation GMAT, it's in this book. Cracking the New GMAT, 2013 Edition has been completely revised and updated for the June 2012 changes to the GMAT. This ebook edition has had all questions, answers, and explanations cross-linked for easy on-screen viewing, and includes: * Access to 2 full-length practice tests * Tons of sample problems and drills in the book covering all 4 GMAT sections, plus more extra practice on the companion web site * Step-by-step instruction on the new GMAT question types: table analysis, graphics interpretation, multi-source reasoning, and two-part analysis * Thorough review of all tested topics, including data sufficiency, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, sentence correction, reading comprehension, critical reasoning, and more

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Graduate School

The Kids' College Almanac

by Barbara C. Greenfield and Robert A. Weinstein

A fun and interesting way for middle school students to get their first information about college and how it's a possible and worthwhile goal to pursue. Starts with the basics and gives a comprehensive overview of everything the student can expect when exploring college--all in bite-sized pieces.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Junior High and High School Student Information

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

How to Read a Book

by Charles Van Doren and Mortimer J. Adler

With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material.Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them--from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to "judge a book by its cover," and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author's message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

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

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

Study Smart, Study Less

by Anne Crossman

Reap the rewards of a higher GPA without sacrificing your sanity or your social life! If "I studied all night and I still didn't ace the test" is your mantra, this witty study guide will help you pinpoint your personal learning style, prevent study mishaps, and work to your strengths. Using the best research on memory and the brain, Study Smart, Study Less offers easy techniques to help you: * absorb info quickly* remember it accurately* create a successful study space * put together a productive study group * use interactive games to master tough material* identify pitfalls--and avoid falling into them * and stop overstudying (no--this isn't a typo) By learning how to learn, you'll not only feel smarter, you'll be smarter.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Junior High and High School Student Information

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


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