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Colleges That Change Lives

by Loren Pope

The landmark college guide that introduces forty of the best colleges you've never heard of—now completely revised and updated Choosing the right college has never been more important—or more difficult. For the latest edition of this classic college guide, Hilary Masell Oswald conducted her own tours of top schools and in-depth interviews, building on Loren Pope's original to create a totally updated, more expansive work. Organized by geographic region, every profile includes a wealth of vital information, including admissions standards, distinguishing facts about the curriculum, extracurricular activities, and what faculty say about their jobs. Masell Oswald also offers a new chapter on how students with learning disabilities can find schools that fit their needs. For every prospective college student searching for more than football and frat parties, Colleges That Change Lives will prove indispensable.   Fully revised and updated by education journalist Hilary Oswald, Colleges That Change Lives remains the definite guide for high school students (and their parents) who are looking for more in their college education than football, frat parties, and giant lectures. Building on the foundation of landmark author Loren Pope, Oswald spent more than a year visiting 40 colleges, speaking with students, faculty, and alumni to create these vivid and concise portraits.     Featuring a new introduction, a new Required Reading section, and a new chapter on learning disabilities, the book is organized into five geographic regions (Northeast, South, Midwest, Southwest, Northwest) to make for easy browsing, and urban, suburban, and rural campuses are all featured. There’s also an alphabetical index of colleges. Each profile includes admissions standards as well as relevant statistics to make your decision easier, including where the school ranks in post-graduate grants and fellowships, what percentage of students go on to graduate school or further education, distinguishing facts about the curriculum, percentage of professors who have terminal degrees in their field, even what activities are available to students and what they’re likely to do on weekends.   From the look and feel of the campus, quality of dining hall food and extracurriculars to the percentage of students who study abroad, average SAT scores, and educational philosophy, Oswald anticipates the questions you’ll have and provides the answers (and if you want to know more, there’s a section with contact information for every profiled school). You might not heard of many of these schools, but after reading Colleges That Change Lives you’ll be dying to visit yourself.   With more than 150,000 copies sold and 24 printings, Colleges That Change Lives remains the definite college guide book for discerning students. Whether you’ve got straight A's and have always known you’ll go on to higher education or you’ve got a mediocre transcript but suddenly find yourself interested in college, this is the book for you.   .

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Applying to College

Getting In: The Zinch Guide to College Admissions & Financial Aid in the Digital Age

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

Cool Colleges: For the Hyper-intelligent, Self-directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different

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

Open the Gates to the Ivy League: A Plan B for Getting into the top Colleges

by C. W. Henderson

The only guide to college admissions that offers an alternative gateway to getting into the USA's top-rated schools. Ivy League schools on average reject about 90 percent of applicants. But there is another way to gain admittance to the top colleges in the U. S. -a back gateway. This guide is a Plan B that uncovers alternative, and often less expensive, ways for getting into the eight universities of the Ivy League proper, as well as the so-called second tier. Some of these back gateways are virtually unknown and all but secret, while others are just under used.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Applying to College

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

Winning the Heart of the College Admissions Dean: An Expert's Advice for Getting into College

by Joyce Slayton Mitchell

Applying to college is the culmination of years of hard work-late-night study sessions, grueling SAT preparation, and hours of dedication to extracurricular activities. It's also a process that often overwhelms both students and parents.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Applying to 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

The Insider's Guide to College Admissions: Find Out What You Really Need to Know About Getting into College

by Thomas C. Hayden

This is a guide to the admission process from a college admissions director. What really goes on in admissions committee meetings?

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Applying to College

College Admission Essays For Dummies

by Geraldine Woods

The competition to get into your college of choice has never been fiercer. Unfortunately, much of the application process is out of your hands. But one major aspect of the admission process is under your control-your personal statement. Your application essay provides you with the opportunity to let your true, unique and totally irresistible self shine through. College Admission Essays For Dummies is your total guide to crafting application essays that will make people sit up and take notice. It demystifies the authority figures who'll judge your work, helps you decide what to write, and then arms you with the knowledge and skills you need to write your essay on time and on target. Step by step, it walks you through the entire essay-writing process, offering priceless tips on how to: Choose the best topic, tone, and structure for your essay Capture the crucial stories that reveal who you are Avoid common pitfalls that can sabotage your application Overcome writer's block Know how to respond to unusual and off-the-wall essay questions Write successful short answers to specific application questions College admission guru Geraldine Woods punctures common myths about application essays and tells you what you absolutely must do to write a good one. With the help of many inspiring and instructive killer essays, she shows you how to: Put yourself in the right mental state for writing well Gather ideas, focus on a topic and choose the best structure for your essay Use topic sentences, detail, and strong introductions and conclusions Write a rough draft Show rather than tell your story Make sure your spelling and grammar are pitch perfect Create smooth transitions and avoid repetitions Your college application essay is your chance to show the committee that you're more than just a statistic. Let College Admission Essays For Dummies show you how to write "admit-clinching" college essays.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Applying to College

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

Don't Worry, You'll Get In: 100 Winning Tips for Stress-Free College Admissions

by Mimi Doe and Michele A. Hernandez

With more teenagers applying to college today than ever before, the competition has never been stiffer, and the stress can become unbearable not just for teens, but for the entire family. In "DonOCOt Worry, YouOCOll Get In," one of the country's top college admissions counselors Michele Hernandez and leading parenting expert Mimi Doe join forces to bring teens the first college admissions guide of its kind: an easy and accessible book full of 100 specific tips to navigate the admissions process successfully and calmly. For each step, Hernandez explains to teens in simple terms exactly what they need to do, while Mimi Doe empowers them to tackle that step with confidence and in the least stressful way. Covering everything from standardized testing to summer plans to writing a great essay, "DonOCOt Worry, YouOCOll Get In" is the perfect guide for high schoolers who want to be accepted at the school of their choice without burning out for the sake of getting in. "

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Applying to College

Harvard Schmarvard

by Jay Mathews

Smarten Up--It's Time to Choose the Right CollegeThink that your life's growth, success, and happiness depend on which college you attend? The higher-profile school, the better, right? Wrong! Neither is true.Written by, yes, a Harvard grad, Harvard Schmarvard rebuts the perception that image is everything when it comes to college and emphasizes this simple fact: What you will be measured by in life is your talent and energy, not your college's name. Packed with practical information and insider tips, this must-have guide will help you determine which school fits you. Inside, you'll find:·How to survive the application process without losing your sanity or sense of humor ·Tips on writing essays, visiting campuses, and keeping cool during your college interviews ·The truth about search letter scams and the early admissions game ·Plus loads of other invaluable insight!So take a deep breath and exhale your worries and fears. Let Harvard Schmarvard debunk the myths, expose you to the truth, and clear your mind so you can weigh what's really important.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Applying to College

Adult Students: An Insider's Guide to Getting into College

by Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe

Whether you are going back to school for the first time, returning after an absence or advancing or changing your career, this book will help. Adult Students guides you step-by-step through the entire admission process from making the decision to return to college to gaining admission to figuring out how to pay the tuition bills.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Applying to College

A is for Admission: The Insider'S Guide to Getting into the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges

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

The College Hook: Packaging Yourself to Win the College Admissions Game

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

Making It into a Top College

by Matthew W. Greene and Howard 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

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

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd Edition)

by The Modern Language Association of America

A complete, up-to-date guide for writing scholarly texts, documenting research sources, submitting manuscripts to publishers, and dealing with legal issues surrounding publication.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Bibliography and Citation Guides

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 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

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

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

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

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 Master Online Learning: What to Expect

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


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