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

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 James M Jones and Laura T Eisenman and Stephanie L Kerschbaum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adult Students

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don't Worry, You'll Get In

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


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