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Law School For Dummies

by Rebecca Fae Greene

The straightforward guide to surviving and thriving in law school Every year more than 40,000 students enter law school and at any given moment there are over 125,000 law school students in the United States. Law school's highly pressurized, super-competitive atmosphere often leaves students stressed out and confused, especially in their first year. Balancing life and schoolwork, passing the bar, and landing a job are challenges that students often need help facing. In Law School For Dummies, former law school student Rebecca Fae Greene uses straight talk, sound advice, and gentle humor to help students sort through the swamp of coursework and focus on what's important-all while maintaining a life. She also offers rare insight on the law school experience for women, minorities, non-traditional, and non-Ivy League students.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Graduate School

GRE For Dummies, Premier 7th Edition

by Joe Kraynak and Ron Woldoff

A complete guide to score your highest on the GRE--now with a bonus CD-ROMThe Education Testing Service announced recently that changes to the 2011 GRE test are the most significant updates to the exam to date. The new computer-based test is intended to measure skills that are truly critical to performing well in graduate or business school. GRE For Dummies, Premier 7th Edition with CD-ROM, provides students with an updated study guide for the redesigned GRE, as well as multiple practice tests, including additional content and two additional practice tests on the CD-ROM that are not available in the standard edition of the book. The information included in this revised and expanded Premier edition prepares readers to achieve their maximum score on this challenging exam.Here, you'll get an updated study guide for the newly configured GRE test and three tests that model real GRE questions, plus two additional tests on the CD-ROM. It covers all the sections you'll encounter on the actual exam--verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing.An updated test prep guide to the GREStrategies for all the question types on the 2011 examTwo fully revised practice tests and one brand new practice test plus two additional timed tests on the CD-ROM--for a total of 5 practice testsHundreds of practice questions with detailed explanations and walk-throughsEverything you need to know to conquer the three sections of the exam--verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing500 vocabulary terms most likely to appear on the test, plus 300 vocabulary flashcards on the CD-ROMWith clear, straight-forward advice and written in an approachable, easy-to-understand manner, GRE For Dummies, Premier 7th Edition with CD-ROM is your ticket to scoring your highest on the new GRE.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Graduate School

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

Master the GRE 2015

by Margaret Moran

Peterson's Master the GRE® 2015 is your one-stop guidebook for preparing for the GRE test. This comprehensive eBook is organized into six parts that include basic information about the test, a diagnostic and three practice tests, and detailed test prep for the Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning sections of the GRE. Inside you'll find 7 full-length practice tests, including access to 3 online, with detailed answer explanations and a thorough review of all GRE® General Test subject areas: Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning. Also included is expert advice on GRE® question formats, scoring, and what to expect on test day. Additional resources include valuable guidance to help you score high on the Argument and Issue Task essays, helpful tips for using the on-screen calculator and answering numeric entry questions strategies--everything you need to boost your GRE score.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Graduate School

Master the GRE 2015

by Peterson's

Peterson's Master the GRE® 2015: Basics offers a thorough introduction to the revised GRE. It discusses the test organization and time limits, explains how the test is administered, and addresses how the test is scored. You will find a detailed explanation of what to expect on test day and which procedures and regulations to follow. Also offered is general test-taking strategies to help you score high on the exam and a review of each section and question type you will encounter when taking the GRE. Special attention is given to international students, who will take the paper-and-pencil version of the GRE. This eBook is a breakout section containing selected content from Peterson's Master the GRE 2015. For further GRE test preparation, the complete eBook and other breakout sections are also available.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Graduate School

The Study Skills Toolkit for Students with Dyslexia

by Monica Gribben

'This toolkit is the student's safety net offering user friendly, down to earth advice and real life skills that have been tried and tested by the author'-Dr John Schneider, Educational Psychologist, Edinburgh 'This is exactly how I felt starting university ... a wonderful and very helpful book full of interesting and useful hints and tips on how to survive university as a dyslexic student. It doesn't make you feel silly or stupid but makes you feel you can achieve what you set out to do'-Sharon Patterson, Adult Nursing student, Edinburgh Napier University 'You realize you're in the hands of a professional who has taught thousands of students how to succeed at university'-Holly Pellicer, Dyslexia Advisor, University of Oslo Packed with helpful advice, checklists and templates, this book will help you improve your study skills throughout your time at university. Written in a straightforward, no- nonsense style, the guidance can be broken down into manageable chunks. Issues covered include: - procrastination - planning your assignment - understanding your essay question - researching, writing and referencing your written work - managing your own well-being. Drawing on years of experience running study skills workshops in higher education, Monica Gribben has written an accessible book for students with dyslexia that shows how to work through the challenges that studying presents. The companion Website www.sagepub.co.uk/gribben has podcasts, worksheets and electronic resources to support each chapter. Monica Gribben is a private dyslexia consultant and Dyslexia Adviser at Edinburgh Napier University.

Date Added: 03/28/2018


Category: Information for Students with Disabilities

College for Students with Disabilities

by Temple Grandin and Stephen M. Shore and Ehrin Mchenry and Dena Gassner and Mitchell Nagler and Francine Conway and Anita Frey and Alyssa L. Conigliaro and Chanelle Tyler Best and Karleen Haines and Sonia Minutella and Kelsey Mclaughlin and Melissa Mooney and Patrick Kelty and Pavan John Antony and Diana Damilatis and Kerry Magro

Sharing the personal stories of individuals with disabilities who describe both the challenges and successes of their time in higher education, and with a major section on the findings of broad ranging research into the experiences of such students, the book explores the current situation, what works, and how things can be improved.

"You are not college material" or "you don't belong in college" are comments frequently heard by students with disabilities. Despite this, college education is now an expected part of the transition to adulthood for many individuals with disabilities. The book includes practical advice to encourage self-advocacy in students with disabilities, and to support the professionals who are facing the challenges alongside them.

Covering cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and much more, this is vital reading for parents, individuals with disabilities, school teachers, college professors, and professionals working with adults with disabilities.

Date Added: 03/28/2018


Category: Information for Students with Disabilities

Accommodations in Higher Education under the Americans with Disabilities Act

by Michael Gordon and Shelby Keiser and Alta Lapoint

This manual outlines how the ADA applies to a wide range of mental and physical impairments within higher education settings, it outlines a series of fundamental principles and actual clinical/administrative procedure

Date Added: 03/28/2018


Category: Information for Students with Disabilities

College Bound

by Ellen Trief

The transition from high school to college is a significant turning point in a student's life, and this easy-to-read guide gives students the tools they need to select and apply to college and move forward with skill and confidence. Everything a student needs to know is included, from developing organizational, note-taking, test-taking, and study skills to managing living space, student-teacher relationships, social and academic life, and extracurricular and leisure time activities is included.

Date Added: 03/28/2018


Category: Information for Students with Disabilities

College Bound

by Ellen Trief and Raquel Feeney

This book provides an essential reference source, serving as both a step-by-step guide for students to use independently and a much-needed text for educators to use to prepare students with visual impairments and blindness for success in college. It is organized into sections that can be read and worked on independently in whatever sequence best meets the student's needs. Appendixes contain charts that can be reproduced, resources for further information, and sources of products and materials.

Date Added: 03/28/2018


Category: Information for Students with Disabilities

Negotiating Disability

by Stephanie L Kerschbaum and Laura T Eisenman and James M Jones

Disability is not always central to claims about diversity and inclusion in higher education, but should be. This collection reveals the pervasiveness of disability issues and considerations within many higher education populations and settings, from classrooms to physical environments to policy impacts on students, faculty, administrators, and staff. While disclosing one’s disability and identifying shared experiences can engender moments of solidarity, the situation is always complicated by the intersecting factors of race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class. With disability disclosure as a central point of departure, this collection of essays builds on scholarship that highlights the deeply rhetorical nature of disclosure and embodied movement, emphasizing disability disclosure as a complex calculus in which degrees of perceptibility are dependent on contexts, types of interactions that are unfolding, interlocutors’ long- and short-term goals, disabilities, and disability experiences, and many other contingencies.

Date Added: 03/28/2018


Category: Information for Students with Disabilities

Learning Outside the Lines

by David Cole and Jonathan Mooney

Every day, your school, your teachers, and even your peers draw lines to measure and standardize intelligence. They decide what criteria make one person smart and another person stupid. They decide who will succeed and who will just get by. Perhaps you find yourself outside the norm, because you learn differently -- but, unlike your classmates, you have no system in place that consistently supports your ability and desire to learn. Simply put, you are considered lazy and stupid. You are expected to fail. Learning Outside the Lines is written by two such "academic failures" -- that is, two academic failures who graduated from Brown University at the top of their class. Jonathan Mooney and David Cole teach you how to take control of your education and find true success -- and they offer all the reasons why you should persevere.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Information for Students with Disabilities

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

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

College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities

by Vicky G. Spencer and Cynthia G. Simpson

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

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Information for Students with Disabilities

College Students with Learning Disabilities

by Susan A. Vogel

This handbook answers such questions as: What is a learning disability? What technology might help a student with an LD? How can someone get through college with an LD? This book provides clear answers to questions which admissions officers often ask. It also includes several appendices listing resources which can help LD students do well in college and other higher education settings. Although teachers are not mentioned in the title, they may find this book to be a welcome resource, especially when mentoring highschool students.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Information for Students with Disabilities

Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities and ADD

by Peterson's

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

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Information for Students with Disabilities

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

Students with Learning Disabilities at Graduate and Professional School

by Stanley J. Antonoff

This comprehensive text examines strategies to help students with learning and attentional disabilities get the most out of their graduate school experience.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Information for Students with Disabilities

Reducing Barriers to Training of Blind Graduate Students in Psychology

by Heidi Joshi

To increase the number of psychologists with visual impairments, all levels of the pipeline, from graduate training through practica and internship, need to be accessible to this population. This study sought to determine the types of barriers students who are blind face in their psychology graduate programs. The areas explored in the study included accessing printed materials throughout participants’ graduate process, administering and scoring test protocols, accessing sources for research, and obtaining campus-wide communications. Attitudinal barriers were also explored in this study, particularly from supervisors, instructors, and peers. There is very little research in this area and as a result, this study was designed to elucidate the experiences of participants with visual impairments in their graduate programs. One goal was to give training institutions a better understanding of the barriers faced by students who are blind. Nineteen participants were interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire consisting of yes/no and open-ended questions. Descriptive statistics were utilized in order to obtain the major themes of the responses. The most universal barrier related to the plethora of printed material encountered in graduate training. Nearly all of the participants discussed difficulties in obtaining printed material in alternate formats. They especially found it difficult to get enough sources in a timely manner for their research. Participants discussed missing class changes or other important details due to this information being posted in print and not accessible to them. Attitudes were a second barrier frequently encountered. Participants stated that they had to contend with the prejudicial attitudes of supervisors, professors, and peers who were meant to assist them in their process. Participants also discussed their wish to have more disability related awareness and education activities implemented in the curriculum of their graduate institutions. This would assist these institutions in overcoming the attitudinal barriers experienced by their students who were blind. However, participants also discussed supportive factors such as partners and professors who would provide appropriate classroom accommodations. Despite the over thirty years since passage of the rehabilitation act, and the fourteen years since the implementation of the American with Disabilities Act. Results indicate that numerous barriers still exist for graduate psychology students who are blind. These barriers must be aggressively addressed for persons who are blind to be afforded equal access to training in psychology.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Information for Students with Disabilities

Ten Skills You Really Need to Succeed in School

by John Langan

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

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Junior High and High School Student Information

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

by Sean Covey

With more than five million copies in print all around the world, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is the ultimate teenage success guide--now updated for the digital age.Imagine you had a roadmap--a step-by-step guide to help you get from where you are now, to where you want to be in the future. Your goals, your dreams, your plans...they are all within reach. You just need the tools to help you get there. That's what Sean Covey's landmark book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, has been to millions of teens: a handbook to self-esteem and success. Now updated for the digital age, this classic book applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to the tough issues and life-changing decisions teens face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a simple approach to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, and get along with their parents, as well as tackle the new challenges of our time, like cyberbullying and social media. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world. An indispensable book for teens, as well as parents, teachers, counselors, or any adult who works with teens, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens has become the last word on surviving and thriving as a teen and beyond. "If The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens doesn't help you, then you must have a perfect life already."-Jordan McLaughlin, Age 17

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Junior High and High School Student Information

1600 Perfect Score

by Tom Fischgrund

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

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Junior High and High School Student Information

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

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


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