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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

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

The ABC's of College Planning

by Bernice Hornchak

This book is a service project of the New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling. Its chapters draw on the collective knowledge, experience and expertise of admission and guidance professionals who have helped thousands of high school students make a successful transition to college.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

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

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

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

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

The Bedford Researcher, 4th Edition

by Mike Palmquist

Tech-savvy and student-friendly, "The Bedford Researcher" addresses the kinds of writing students actually do and the kinds of sources they actually use, from multimodal projects and oral presentations to Web sites and digital databases. "The Bedford Researcher" strips away the complexities of research writing and offers the practical help students need to write with confidence while integrating electronic sources and tools into each stage of the process. The new fourth edition strengthens students grasp of the arguments at the core of their sources, helping them navigate the world of academic research writing.

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

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 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

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

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

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

The College Hook

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

College In Three Years

by John C. Attig

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

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Money for College

College Rules!, 3rd Edition

by Jodi Patrick Holschuh and Sherrie Nist-Olejnik

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

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

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

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

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

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

College Success

by Bruce Beiderwell and Linda Tse and Thomas J. Lochhaas and Nicholas B. Dekanter

College Success takes a fresh look at what it means, in today's world, with today's students, to be successful in college. Although many of the topics included--from study skills to personal health, from test-taking to managing time and money--will look familiar to those who have used student success texts that have been around for many editions, College Success takes a new approach. The focus is on realistic, practical tools for the students who need them. This is a book designed, frankly, for students who may have difficulty with traditional college texts. The style is direct and to the point. Information is presented concisely and as simply as possible. This is not a weighty tome that discusses student success--this is a manual for doing it. College student demographics have changed considerably in recent decades. More than a third of all students enroll not directly from high school but after a delay of some years. More students are working and have families. More students come from varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds. More students are the first in their family to attend college. More students have grown up with electronic media and now read and think in ways different from the previous generation. With these and so many other cultural changes, more students are not well prepared for a college education with the study skills and life skills they need to become successful students. For each student to get the most out of College Success and their college experience they must understand who they are as it relates to college. To that end, in every chapter students explore themselves, because success starts with recognizing your own strengths and weaknesses. Students make their own goals based on this self-assessment, determining what success in college really means for them as individuals. Interactive activities then help students learn the choices available to them and the possibilities for improving their skills. Skills are presented in step-by-step processes, tips for success in manageable highlighted displays. Most important, students always see the value of what they are reading--and how they can begin to apply it immediately in their own lives. College Success is intended for use in Freshmen Orientation, Study Skills or Student Success courses. A 2009 study revealed that currently nationwide, 34% of college freshmen do not return to their college for their sophomore year. This book is designed to help change that.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Preparing for College

College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities

by Cynthia G. Simpson and Vicky G. Spencer

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 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


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