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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

Cool Colleges

by Donald Asher

Fully revised since the first edition, COOL COLLEGES covers the most exciting schools in the U.S. and Canada, with a new chapter on eco schools, an update on tuition-free schools, and the total low-down on the so-called top-ranked schools. Are you hyper-intelligent? Self-directed? A late-bloomer? Or just different? Then you need a great school that will challenge, nurture, inspire, and motivate you-and COOL COLLEGES has got 'em. It will also give you the scoop on: What the Ivy league is and what it really wants; Totally free schools, including one where financial need is a requirement for admission; Universities that don't give grades; Schools that don't want your SAT scores; Data on the highest (and lowest) paying majors; The schools that graduate the most millionaires; Men's, women's, and minority-focused colleges; Schools where you can design your own degree program; A college where you can hike and camp your way to a degree; A college that runs its own ranch on an 80-square-mile campus; Science and engineering schools where undergrads get their own labs; The most competitive colleges, including one that rejects 95% of applicants; Campuses where students love to study, even on Saturday nights; Schools that offer programs in computer game studies, comedy, auctioneering, special-effects makeup, and more; Plus a link to the Web addresses for every college and university in the United States and Canada. COOL COLLEGES is the resource for finding your dream school-and gives you the edge you'll need to get accepted. Reviews: "Worth a look, if you're headed for college or getting ready to apply."-San Diego Union Tribune. I received a used copy of your book, Cool Colleges (2nd Edition) in the mail this morning and (admittedly) out of vague interest and the slight boredom that comes with not having a driver's license, I picked it up and went about my usual hole-up-in-my-bedroom-with-new-book-and-blinds-down-and-stay-holed-until-I-have-finished-the-text-in-it's-entirety routine. The purpose of this message is to express my nearly inexpressible gratitude to you and your associates in research. I have read life-changing books, articles, and speeches but I have never, not once, been so deeply affected by a work of this type: A guidebook? I have perused U.S. News & World Report's 2007 College Guide and the Newsweek/Kaplan 2007 College Guide, each with their individual talents and faults, but your book was different. For once I felt like the book was directed to students such as myself. I'm not an athlete and I'm no an academic superstar: at my school, that's what it takes to be a favorite. I am just another mediocre teenager in millions who wants to save the world.Your book made me feel, for once, as though someone was looking at those of us hanging by our fingernails on the edge of being completely lost in our distinction. I love to learn for the sake of learning and not because I'm aiming for any star-studded diplomas or accreditations, but because there is so much to learn. Your book not only allowed me to see that there were other "Lost Kids" (that's what my guidance counselor called me) but further that there were places trying to find us because we aren't as lost as some of our superiors like to think. Again Sir, thank you for all your work. It has not gone unnoticed nor was it in vain. If nothing else, you made at least one girl's life (and future) a little brighter. -Carina, 17 St. Petersburg, FL.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Applying to College

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

Making It into a Top College

by Howard Greene and Matthew W. Greene

Let America's premier college consultants take the mystery out of admissions. As seen on PBS, this proven, ten-step program offers a comprehensive inside view of the state of college admissions today. Educational consultants Howard and Matthew Greene have mastered the science and art of college admissions, helping tens of thousands of students get into their schools of choice. This highly effective program is now available to all students who want to attend an outstanding college or university. The Greenes' cutting-edge approach will teach you to: Think like an admissions officer Plan a comprehensive admissions campaign Understand and take advantage of current trends Implement the best strategies for standing out Whether it's choosing the best college for you, writing a winning personal statement, or planning your college financing, this fully updated new edition gives you the latest in admissions secrets, statistics, tactics, and facts.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Applying to College

Community College Companion

by Mark C. Rowh

Students will explore certificate and degree options; connect their needs, plans, and personalities to courses and programs; and gain tips for enhancing their financial aid package and scoring scholarships.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

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

Strategies for Maximizing Your College Financial Aid

by Princeton Review and Kalman Chany

Figuring out how to pay for college can be daunting. Fortunately, Strategies for Maximizing Your College Financial Aid provides much-needed expert advice for understanding the financial aid process, managing student loans, and getting the most money for college. In this succinct guide, financial aid consultant Kal Chany and the experts at the Princeton Review present a concise but comprehensive overview of college financial aid. Inside, you'll find guidance to demystify the aid process, and information that will help you: · debunk financial aid myths · figure out financial aid terminology · evaluate financial aid packages and awards · understand grants, scholarships, student loans, work-study, and other forms of aid · fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), CSS/PROFILE, and other financial aid forms · choose a college with financial aid in mind · get started on saving for school

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Money for College

Crash Course for the ACT, 5th Edition

by Princeton Review

Your Last-Minute Guide to a High ACT Score!This eBook edition has been specially formatted for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations.If the big test is looming and you haven't opened a book yet, then here's your last-minute reprieve. Crash Course for the ACT details the most critical tools and rules you need to help you get a high score with limited prep time. By following the 10 simple steps in this book, you'll be on the way to your best score. Everything You Need to Help You Achieve a High Score--Condensed. · Concise, expert reviews of all question types you'll see on the test· Up-to-date information on the ACT· Essential, targeted strategies and exercises for each section of the exam Practice Your Way to Excellence.· Dozens of practice questions with detailed explanations· In-depth instructions to help you write a high-scoring essay· Guided practice in every chapter

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Applying to College

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition)

by American Psychological Association

The style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, this updated "Publication Manual" provides invaluable guidance on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Bibliography and Citation Guides

Cut College Costs Now!

by Corey Sandler

Drawing on insider advice from a roundtable of college administrators and financial planners, Cut College Costs NOW! shows you the best ways to manage spending, apply for financial aid, and increase your eligibility for federal, state, and private funding.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Money for College

The Everything® College Major Test Book

by Burton Jay Nadler

With nearly 40 percent of incoming college freshmen undecided on a major, and with 75 to 80 percent of all students changing their majors at least once during their college career, students are begging for a straightforward guide to help them make the best choice. With 10 tests designed to pinpoint a student's talents, aptitudes, and affinities, The Everything College Major Test Book is the only book out there that makes choosing a major easy--and fun!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

Words You Should Know in High School

by Burton Jay Nadler and Jordan Nadler and Justin Nadler

This easy-to-use book features more than 1,000 essential words that arm you with the vocabulary you'll need to tackle real-world tasks-from debating current events to writing essays for your college applications.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Junior High and High School Student Information

College Success for Students with Physical Disabilities

by Chris Wise Tiedemann

College Success for Students With Physical Disabilities is a college planning guide for students with physical disabilities and chronic medical conditions. Students will learn about their rights under the laws governing education and disability, self-advocacy, choosing a college, how having a physical disability affects admissions testing, the increased responsibilities in college, and how to make sure they get everything they need. The book contains forms, checklists, interviews with other students, advice from college disability services personnel, and profiles of disability-friendly colleges across the United States.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Information for Students with Disabilities

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

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

College Success

by Bruce Beiderwell and Linda Tse and Thomas J. Lochhaas and Nicholas B. Dekanter

College Success takes a fresh look at what it means, in today's world, with today's students, to be successful in college. Although many of the topics included--from study skills to personal health, from test-taking to managing time and money--will look familiar to those who have used student success texts that have been around for many editions, College Success takes a new approach. The focus is on realistic, practical tools for the students who need them. This is a book designed, frankly, for students who may have difficulty with traditional college texts. The style is direct and to the point. Information is presented concisely and as simply as possible. This is not a weighty tome that discusses student success--this is a manual for doing it. College student demographics have changed considerably in recent decades. More than a third of all students enroll not directly from high school but after a delay of some years. More students are working and have families. More students come from varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds. More students are the first in their family to attend college. More students have grown up with electronic media and now read and think in ways different from the previous generation. With these and so many other cultural changes, more students are not well prepared for a college education with the study skills and life skills they need to become successful students. For each student to get the most out of College Success and their college experience they must understand who they are as it relates to college. To that end, in every chapter students explore themselves, because success starts with recognizing your own strengths and weaknesses. Students make their own goals based on this self-assessment, determining what success in college really means for them as individuals. Interactive activities then help students learn the choices available to them and the possibilities for improving their skills. Skills are presented in step-by-step processes, tips for success in manageable highlighted displays. Most important, students always see the value of what they are reading--and how they can begin to apply it immediately in their own lives. College Success is intended for use in Freshmen Orientation, Study Skills or Student Success courses. A 2009 study revealed that currently nationwide, 34% of college freshmen do not return to their college for their sophomore year. This book is designed to help change that.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

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

How to Study (5th edition)

by Ron Fry

How to Study has gained immense popularity among students of all ages for one simple reason: It works. Now updated and expanded for the information age, this "A-plus" read includes how to create a work environment, excel in class, use the library, do research online, and much more.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

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

College Writer

by Patrick Sebranek and Verne Meyer and Randall Vandermey and John Van Rys

Combining streamlined basic writing instruction with outstanding accessibility, THE COLLEGE WRITER is a fully updated four-in-one text--with a Rhetoric, a Reader, a Researcher, and a Handbook--for students at any skill level. The clear visual "at-a-glance" format helps students grasp larger concepts by linking them to pertinent examples. Throughout the text, numerous student and professional writing samples highlight important features of academic and career writing--from using the appropriate voice to incorporating references--and offer models for students' own papers.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

College Writing Skills with Readings

by John Langan

Grounded in John Langan's Four Bases - unity, coherence, sentence skills, and support - College Writing Skills with Readings employs a unique personalized learning plan to address student deficits in grammar and mechanics and to free instructional time for activities emphasizing writing process and critical thinking. From mastering the traditional five-paragraph essay and its variations to learning about the finer points of grammar and punctuation, College Writing Skills with Readings empowers students to think more deeply about audience and purpose as they write for college and career. This new ninth edition provides a greater balance focus on personal, academic, and workplace writing.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

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

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

Paying for College Without Going Broke, 2014 Edition

by Princeton Review and Kalman Chany

The only annual college financial aid guide with line-by-line instructions for completing the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE aid forms!As seen in USA TODAY, the Wall Street Journal, Money, and the Los Angeles Times, Paying for College Without Going Broke will help you: * Calculate the actual costs of college * Increase your chances of receiving aid * Compare aid offers and learn how to appeal if needed * Plan strategically as an independent student or divorced or single parent * Understand long- and short-term money-saving tactics * Avoid costly mistakes when applying Paying for College Without Going Broke includes a foreword by Bill Clinton, as well as in-depth line-by-line strategies for filling out 2014-2015 aid forms, including the required federal FAFSA form. The eBook version of this popular guide includes links to downloadable PDFs of the sample forms and worksheets that appear in the book so that you can print them for reference, if desired. (Sample forms and worksheets can be printed directly from devices that support direct printing, or via the desktop app version of your device.)

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Money for College

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


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