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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

LSAT 180

by Eric Goodman

The challenging practice and proven strategies you need to get a perfect score on the LSAT. This advanced guide includes: the toughest questions, the most effective logic games tactics, powerful reading comprehension strategies, top scoring logical reasoning techniques

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Graduate School

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

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

Playing The Game

by Frederick Frank and Karl Stein

irreverent book on earning graduate degrees

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Graduate School

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

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

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

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

Writing Up Qualitative Research

by Harry F. Wolcott

This author provides practical advice on how to write up research results gleaned from qualitative studies.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

Selecting A College Major

by Virginia N. Gordon and Susan J. Sears

This innovative text simplifies the process of choosing a major from a sometimes overwhelming array of majors and related career fields. It will assist not only the "undecided" student with selecting a major, but also the "major-changer" who is exploring alternative options. A step-by-step process leads students through personal and academic assessment as well as occupational information searches. Through thought-provoking activities, they can explore their academic, career, and personal interests and goals. Students can investigate academic majors from many perspectives, including a search of majors in general, majors on their campus, and majors based on their academic and occupational interests. Highlights of this text include: *A Natural Decision-Making Progression. Students are directly and personally involved in activities that involve exploration, reflection, and choice. *Extensive Major Exploration. Three distinct approaches help students narrow their list to realistic alternatives. *Incorporation of Academic and Career Interests, Abilities, and Values. Self-assessment gives students information on which to base their choice of a major. *Formulation of a Graduation Plan. Students use their academic transcripts to summarize all they have learned and develop a plan for the future. 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

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

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

Bridging the Gap

by Brenda D. Smith

A guide on how to read at the college level.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills

The Insider's Guide to College Admissions

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

Learning Outside the Lines

by Jonathan Mooney and David Cole

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

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

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

A Basic Reader for College Writers

by Christopher G. Hayes and Janet M. Goldstein and David I. Daniels

Although this is designed to be a textbook, many readers will enjoy the essays, which are written by a range of authors that includes Jane Brody, John Kellmayer, Ben Fong-Torres, and Mary E. Mebane. The topics of these thirty-two essays cover throwing away food, overcoming alcoholism, learning from Japanese prisons, and baseball.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: General Academic Skills


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