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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

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

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

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

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

Junior School Essays

by Portrait Advertising

An essay is a piece of writing original in composition, which usually bring out the observations and recollections of the writer. This book contains 60 common essays, which will help students with ideas to develop their own creative compositions.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Junior High and High School Student Information

Colleges That Pay You Back

by Princeton Review

Get the right return on your college investment with this guide to schools with excellent "Education ROIs": a great education & career prospects at a great price!College is a major financial investment, and one that too many students and parents enter into blindly. The Princeton Review erases that uncertainty with this guide to public and private schools where students get the best return on their tuition investment. That doesn't necessarily mean schools with the lowest price tags, but it does mean schools that give you the best bang for your buck: a combination of great academics with a great price and great experiences--for a great post-college outcome!Colleges That Will Pay You Back.* Our top-value picks--chosen based on 40+ data points, includingacademics, cost of attendance, financial aid, and post-grad salary figures* Profiles of 200 schools that offer a fantastic value, with insight into their careerservices offeringsUnique Ranking Lists.* The top 25 schools with the Best Alumni Network, Best Career Placement,Top Financial Aid, and more* The highest-paying majors and great schools that offer themValuable Career Information from PayScale.com.* Starting and mid-career salary information for graduates of each school* Percentages of alumni who report high job meaning and who majoredin science/technology/engineering/math (STEM) fields

Date Added: 03/28/2018


Category: Money for College

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

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

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

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

Financial Aid for the Utterly Confused

by Anthony J. Bellia

Yes, you can afford a top-notch college education! You'll want to leave no stone unturned when it comes to paying for a great college education, so get the guide that answers all your questions! Written by a top financial aid pro with 30 years' experience, Financial Aid for the Utterly Confused clues you in on all your financing aid options. And it walks you through the entire process of obtaining the maximum amount to which you may be entitled. You get: Expert guidance on applying for all forms of financial aid; Insider tips on government and private financing, grants, and more; Proven cost-cutting strategies; Sample forms and worksheets; Early financial planning strategies for parents.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Money for College

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

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

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

College In Three Years

by John C. Attig

Shows how to complete college in three years using high school, internet, placement tests, correspondence and other resources while avoiding common excessive expenses.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Money for College

The Community College Experience

by Amy Baldwin

Finally, a book that knows what community college students need! The Community College Experience: PLUS is the only book on the market truly written for community college students. This book will help students navigate into this environment and achieve success in school and in life by addressing central topics and concerns. The text encourages critical thinking throughout the chapters with embedded chapter exercises, case scenarios, research ideas, PLUS more! Other features include: • PLUS Model shows how to integrate personality styles with learning styles for greater success • Community college student profile • From College to University and From College to Career features • Chapter exercises that require higher-order thinking • Research It Further Ideas that allow students to think about topics beyond the chapter’s focus • VARK Learning Styles Application providing tips for applying the chapter’s material to four different learning style preferences Additional Support — in and out of the classroom: For instructors and students alike, we encourage you to visit our Student Success Supersite. This valuable resource is at www.prenhall.com/success 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

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

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

How to Study in College

by Walter Pauk and Ross J. Q. Owens

8th Edition: Our ultimate goal in this book is to provide you with tools, skills, and systems that will lead to self-sufficiency.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

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

College Rules!, 3rd Edition

by Jodi Patrick Holschuh and Sherrie Nist-Olejnik

And You Thought Getting into College Was Hard... Students who assume they can figure out college on the fly often learn things the hard way--they look back and think, "If only I'd known this from the start!" College Rules! will save you the time and trouble, setting you up for academic success from the get-go. Lesson #1: College is different from high school, and even those who were at the top of their class will need practical advice on how to successfully transition to college life. This updated and expanded third edition of College Rules! reveals strategies that aren't taught in lectures, including how to: Study smarter--not harderPlan a manageable course scheduleMaster e-learning technologiesInteract effectively with profsBecome a research pro--at the library and onlineOrganize killer study groupsFeel engaged--even in "yawn" coursesSurvive the stresses of exam weekSucceed even as an alternative or adult studentSet yourself up for stellar recommendations Saving time, energy, and aggravation by doing everything right the first time will free you up for that pizza break, ultimate frisbee game, or ski trip even quicker. Why? Because College Rules!

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing 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

The Insider's Guide to College Success

by Robert Diyanni

Provides techniques on how to be successful in college.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for 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


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