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Accommodations--or Just Good Teaching?

by Bonnie M. Hodge and Jennie Preston-Sabin

This is an excellent book for college professors, college students with disabilities, or people working with disabled college students. it explains the different accommendations available for these students, and what exactly the law covers. Definitely worth reading if you are a student planning to go to college and who have a disability.

Date Added: 04/03/2019


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: 04/03/2019


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: 04/03/2019


7 Steps For Success

by Elizabeth Hamblet

This book gives students the proper preparation for college by empowering them to pursue success-- not just at college, but after graduation, too.

Date Added: 04/03/2019


Fiske Guide to Getting Into the Right College

by Edward Fiske and Bruce Hammond

"An exceptionally useful overview for the college bound."--BooklistGet Accepted to the College That's Right For You Getting into college can be stressful. It's hard enough to find your dream school, but you need to navigate the admissions process too! Never fear. With advice from the two leading college admission experts, the Fiske Guide to Getting Into the Right College will help you generate a list of schools you love and walk you step-by-step through the process of applying to them.The most trusted experts in America's colleges will show you how to: Discover which schools are right for you based on academic programs, size, location, institutional culture, and more Wrap your head around standardized tests Write compelling essays (even if you're not a great writer) Show off your best features in your application Ask the right questions during campus visits Understand how admissions officers rank candidates Gets off the wait list and into the college of your dreams Attract and negotiate the best financial aid packageThe most trusted resource for helping students get into the schools of their choice.

Date Added: 07/18/2019


The Other College Guide

by Jane Sweetland and Paul Glastris and Staff Washington Monthly

A college degree has never been more important-or more expensive. If you're not made of money, where can you get an amazing liberal arts education without your parents having to remortgage the house or cash in their retirement fund? Which degrees will allow you to fulfill your dreams and earn a decent paycheck? What do you really need to know if you're the first in your family to go to college? How do you find good schools that offer a well-rounded campus life for black or Latino students?From the staff of Washington Monthly comes a new kind of college guide, inspired by and including the magazine's signature alternative college rankings. The Other College Guide features smartly designed, engaging chapters on finding the best-fit schools and the real deal about money, loans, and preparing for the world of work. This essential higher ed handbook also highlights information on what to look for (and watch out for) in online programs and for-profit colleges and concludes with fifty profiles of remarkable but frequently overlooked schools. All things being unequal, The Other College Guide will provide American students-and their families and school counselors-with the honest and practical information they need to make sense of the college process and carve a path to the future they imagine.

Date Added: 07/18/2019


The Secrets of Picking a College (and Getting In!)

by Jeremy S. Hyman and Lynn F. Jacobs and Jonah T. Hyman and Jeffrey Durso-Finley

Two award-winning professors, a former admissions officer at a major university (now a counselor at a prestigious high school), and a gifted high school senior (now in the throes of the college admissions process himself) team up to offer you over 600 tips, techniques, and strategies to help you get in to the college of your choice. Comprehensive, yet easy-to-read, this book will teach you: How to size up the colleges you're considering--and come up with a coherent list. What are college nights, college fairs, and college rep visits--and how you can use each to your advantage. What are "holistic," "contextualized," and "legacy" admissions--and how each can work for you. How some schools count "demonstrated interest"--and how you can take advantage of this little-known fact. What are Early Decision, Early Action, and Single-Choice Early Action--and whether any is right for you. How to figure out the true costs of college, and what is the difference between "need-" and "merit-based" aid. What it means when colleges say they meet "100% of demonstrated financial aid" and what "loan-free" means. When and how to make campus visits--and what to do on each. How to prepare for each section of the ACT or SAT--and how to increase your scores. What admissions officers are looking for in your application--and how to give it to them. How to write the all-important Common App essay--and present your extra-curricular activities. How to prepare for an alumni interview--and present yourself in the best light. Whom to ask for letters-of-recommendation--and how to help them write the best possible letter. How to compare your final offers--and, in some cases, substantially improve them. When it's good to wait out the "wait list"--and when not. -and much, much more. When you understand the college admissions process, you can maximize your chance of success. Why not put yourself ahead of the pack?

Date Added: 07/18/2019


Life After High School

by Susan Yellin and Christina Cacioppo Bertsch

*Bronze Medal Winner in the Education / Academic / Teaching Category of the 2011 IPPY Awards** Bronze Medal Winner in the 2010 BOTYA Awards Education Category *Graduating high school and moving on to further education or the workplace brings with it a whole new set of challenges, and this is especially true for students with disabilities. This useful book provides a complete overview of the issues such students and their families will need to consider, and outlines the key skills they will need in order to succeed once they get there. The authors describe the legal landscape as it applies to students with disabilities in the USA, and how to obtain the proper disability documentation to ensure that the student receives the right support and accommodations in college. Focusing specifically on the issues that affect students with disabilities, they offer advice on everything from dealing with college entrance exams and the college application process, to selecting the right college, visiting the campus, and achieving medical and financial independence away from home. A list of further resources guides students and their families towards additional sources of information and support, and stories of students with disabilities who have made the transition from high school to further education or the workplace are included throughout. This accessible and thoroughly readable book offers help and support to students with disabilities of all kinds, and their families, both before and during the transition to life after high school.

Date Added: 07/18/2019


Succeeding as a Student in the STEM Fields with an Invisible Disability

by Christy Oslund

The STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) attract many students with autism, ADD, affective disorders and related invisible disabilities who are highly intelligent and analytical, but who, upon entering higher education, may find that they struggle with independent living and a different way of learning. This is a preparation guide for students and their families that explains everything they need to know about the university experience including classroom behavior, study skills, self-reliance, accessing support services, and when parents should and shouldn't get involved. Offering practical advice and strategies, this is a useful handbook that students can refer to again and again throughout their college years guiding them on their paths to becoming the inventors, scientists, engineers, and computer entrepreneurs of the future.

Date Added: 04/03/2019


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: 04/03/2019


Preparing Students with Disabilities for College Success

by Joseph W. Madaus and Stan F. Shaw and Lyman L Dukes

For students with mild to moderate, non-visible disabilities, navigating a college education without the support team they had in high school can be challenging. Help students become effective self-advocates and maximize their postsecondary possibilities with this cutting-edge book, which balances current research with the most practical guidance to date on this topic.

Date Added: 04/03/2019


Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps, Third Edition

by Alan Gelb

The definitive guide to writing an amazing essay and mastering the college applications process.Writing a memorable personal statement can seem like an overwhelming project for a young college applicant, but college essay coach Alan Gelb's organized and encouraging step-by-step instructions take the intimidation out of the process, enabling applicants to craft a meaningful and polished college admissions essay. Gelb teaches students to identify an engaging topic and use creative writing techniques to compose a vivid statement that will reflect their individuality. A consistent top-seller in the college prep category, Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Easy Steps has been revised to include extra information on supplemental and waitlist essays. This much-needed handbook will help applicants win over the admissions dean, while preparing them to write better papers once they've been accepted.For more, visit the author’s website at www.conquerthecollegeessay.com.

Date Added: 07/18/2019


SAT Total Prep 2019

by Kaplan Test Prep

Kaplan's biggest book available for SAT prep! SAT Total Prep 2019 provides the expert tips, strategies, and realistic practice you need to score higher. Video lessons, practice tests, and detailed explanations help you face the SAT with confidence.With SAT Total Prep 2019 you'll have everything you need in one big book complete with a regimen of prepare, practice, perform, and extra practice so that you can ace the exam.The Most PracticeMore than 1,500 practice questions with detailed explanationsFive full-length Kaplan practice tests: two in the book and three onlineExpert scoring, analysis, and explanations for two official College Board SAT Practice TestsOnline center with one-year access to additional practice questions and prep resources so you can master all of the different SAT question typesContent review, strategies, and realistic practice for each of the 4 parts of the SAT: Reading, Writing and Language, Math, and the optional SAT EssayExpert GuidanceInformation, strategies, and myths about the SATWe know the test: Our Learning Engineers have put tens of thousands of hours into studying the SAT—using real data to design the most effective strategies and study plansKaplan's books and practice questions are written by veteran teachers who know students—every explanation is written to help you learnWe invented test prep—Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for 80 years, and more than 95% of our students get into their top-choice schools

Date Added: 04/03/2019


Cracking the SSAT & ISEE, 2019 Edition

by Princeton Review

WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER, WITH THE PRINCETON REVIEW. Get all the prep you need to ace the SSAT & ISEE with 6 full-length practice tests, thorough content reviews, and tons of extra drills in the book.Techniques That Actually Work.• Time-saving tips to help you effectively tackle the exam• Problem-solving tactics demonstrated on the trickiest test questions• Point-earning strategies for multiple-choice questions Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score.• Complete coverage of the Math, Verbal, and Reading sections for both tests• A thorough review of fundamental math skills and frequently appearing SSAT and ISEE vocabulary words• A detailed syllabus online that you can download and print for easy reference and notesPractice Your Way to Excellence.• 5 full-length, in-book practice tests (2 for SSAT, 3 for ISEE) with detailed scoring instructions• 1 full-length, downloadable SSAT Elementary Level exam online• Practice questions and drills inside the book for every level, subject, and question type to keep track of your progress

Date Added: 04/03/2019


The Best 384 Colleges, 2019 Edition

by Princeton Review and Robert Franek

*****As seen on the TODAY SHOW!*****NO ONE KNOWS COLLEGES LIKE THE PRINCETON REVIEW! The Princeton Review's college rankings started in 1992 with surveys from 30,000 students. Over 25 years and more than a million student surveys later, we stand by our claim that there is no single “best” college, only the best college for you … and that this is the book that will help you find it!What Makes THE BEST 384 COLLEGES the Most Popular College Guide?STRAIGHT FROM STUDENTS TO YOU· 384 in-depth school profiles based on candid feedback from 138,000 students, covering academics, administration, campus life, and financial aid· Insights on unique college character, social scene, and moreRANKING LISTS & RATINGS SCORES· Lists of the top 20 colleges in 62 categories based on students' opinions of academics, campus life, facilities, and much more· Ratings for every school on Financial Aid, Selectivity, and Quality of LifeDETAILED ADMISSIONS INFORMATION· The "Inside Word" on competitive applications, test scores, tuition, and average indebtedness· Comprehensive information on selectivity, freshman profiles, and application deadlines at each schoolPlus! Free access to 2 full-length practice tests online (1 SAT and 1 ACT) to help you prep for the important admissions-exams part of your admissions journey.

Date Added: 07/18/2019


Cracking the ACT Premium Edition with 8 Practice Tests, 2019

by Princeton Review

THE ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR YOUR HIGHEST POSSIBLE ACT SCORE—including 8 full-length practice tests for realistic prep, content reviews for all test sections, techniques for scoring success, and premium online extras.Techniques That Actually Work.• Powerful tactics to help you avoid traps and beat the ACT• Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically• Essential strategies to help you work smarter, not harder Everything You Need to Know for a High Score.• Complete coverage of all test topics, including the Reading and Writing portions• Thorough review of the skills necessary to help you ace all five ACT sections• Bulleted chapter summaries for quick reviewPractice Your Way to Perfection.• 8 full-length practice tests (4 in the book and 4 online) with detailed answer explanations• Drills for each test section—English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing• Hands-on experience with all question types, including multi-step problems, dueling reading passages, and moreOnline Access to Our Exclusive Premium Online Student Tools.• Online practice exams to hone your test-taking techniques• Video tutorials with expert advice from leading course instructors• Customized multi-week study plans• Exclusive access to college and university rankings• College admissions and financial aid tips• Special downloadable "ACT Insider" booklet packed with information about planning college visits, picking a perfect school, and writing standout essays

Date Added: 04/03/2019


Cracking the ACT with 6 Practice Tests, 2019 Edition

by Princeton Review

THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS. Get all the prep you need to ace the ACT with 6 full-length practice tests, thorough ACT topic reviews, and extra practice online.Techniques That Actually Work.• Powerful tactics to help you avoid traps and beat the ACT• Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically• Essential strategies to help you work smarter, not harder Everything You Need to Know for a High Score.• Complete coverage of all test topics, including the Reading and Writing portions• Thorough review of the skills necessary to ace all five ACT sections• Bulleted chapter summaries for quick reviewPractice Your Way to Perfection.• 6 full-length practice tests (4 in the book, 2 online) with detailed answer explanations• Drills & questions for each test section—English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing• Hands-on experience with all question types, including multi-step problems, dueling reading passages, and more

Date Added: 04/03/2019


The Official ACT Prep Guide

by Act

The only guide from the ACT organization, the makers of the exam, revised and updated for 2019 with 4 genuine, full-length practice tests and 400 additional questions online.

This new edition includes:

A NEW never-before-seen, full-length practice test with optional writing test (215 questions)
400 online questions that can be filtered and organized into practice sets
Updated writing prompts and directions
Real ACT test forms used in previous years

The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2018-2019, is the only guide from the makers of the exam and includes actual ACT test forms (taken from past ACT exams). It offers 4 actual ACT tests (all with optional writing test) so you may practice at your own pace. To help you review, this guide provides detailed explanations for every answer and practical tips on how to boost your score on the English, math, reading, science, and optional writing tests.

The test creators also created online resources accessible through this book. You can practice with the 400 additional test questions that can be organized, filtered, and tracked for performance. Or you can read the online articles discussing everything from a polished college admissions form to tips on how to graduate in four years.

The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2018-2019 is the best resource to prepare you for test day. By using this guide you can feel comfortable that you are preparing to do your best!

Date Added: 07/18/2019


Cracking the PSAT/NMSQT with 2 Practice Tests, 2019 Edition

by Princeton Review

THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS. Get all the prep you need to ace the PSAT with 2 full-length practice tests, thorough PSAT topic reviews, and everything you need to know about National Merit Scholarships.Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score.• Up-to-date information on the PSAT• Comprehensive review for every section of the test• Key information and advice about National Merit Scholarships• Special section on additional math topics to ensure you have all the practice & review you needPractice Your Way to Perfection.• 2 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations• Expert content reviews and drills for all PSAT topics• Targeted math drills for geometry, quadratic equations, and functionsTechniques That Actually Work.• Time-saving tips to help you effectively tackle the exam• Problem-solving tactics demonstrated on the trickiest test questions• Point-earning strategies for multiple-choice questions

Date Added: 04/03/2019


8 Steps to Paying Less for College

by Princeton Review

FINANCIAL AID MADE EASY! This concise, easy-to-follow guide breaks the confusing college financial aid process down into 8 simple steps to help you afford your education.Alas, not everybody started saving for college when their kid was in diapers. But there’s still hope—and help! This friendly guide distills the confusing financial aid process into 8 clear, actionable steps you can take RIGHT NOW to help afford college.The underlying message is simple: Parents and students who understand how to apply for financial aid get more financial aid. Armed with the checklists, timelines, and info in this book, you’ll be able to:• Figure out what colleges actually cost• Understand grants, loans, work-study, and other forms of aid• Get to know the FAFSA® and CSS Profile(TM)• Research scholarship opportunities• Quickly compare financial aid offers from different schools• Find creative ways to lighten your debt loadNote: This book is designed to be a quick primer covering the most useful core finanicial aid information. For students and parents looking for comprehensive, A-Z guidance—including long-term strategies and step-by-step help on the forms—check out Paying for College, The Princeton Review's classic and definitive guide to the A-to-Zs of financial aid.

Date Added: 07/18/2019


Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities

by Debra Hart and Joseph Madaus and Meg Grigal and Lyman Dukes III

Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities provides effective strategies for navigating the transition process from high school into college for students with a wide range of disabilities. As students with disabilities attend two and four-year colleges in increasing numbers and through expanding access opportunities, challenges remain in helping these students and their families prepare for and successfully transition into higher education. Professionals and families supporting transition activities are often unaware of today’s new and rapidly developing options for postsecondary education. This practical guide offers user-friendly resources, including vignettes, research summaries, and hands-on activities that can be easily implemented in the classroom and in the community and that facilitate strong collaboration between schools and families. Preparation issues such as financial aid, applying for college, and other long-term planning areas are addressed in detail. An accompanying student resource section offers materials for high school students with disabilities that secondary educators, counselors, and transition personnel can use to facilitate exploration and planning discussions. Framing higher education as a possible transition goal for all students with disabilities, Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities supports the postsecondary interests of more than four million public school students with disabilities.

Date Added: 07/18/2019


ACT Prep 2020

by Kaplan Test Prep

Kaplan's ACT Prep 2020 provides expert strategies, online practice, and video tutorials to help you face test day with confidence. Kaplan is the Official Partner for Live Online Prep for the ACT. For more information visit kaptest.com/onlinepreplive.Essential Review3 full-length Kaplan practice tests with detailed answer explanationsScoring and analysis for 1 official ACT testKaplan's SmartPoints system to help you earn the most points by guiding you toward the most popular topics and question types on the examExpert GuidanceKaplan's expert teachers make sure our tests are true to the ACT9 out of 10 Kaplan students get into one or more of their top choice colleges

Date Added: 07/18/2019


ACT Prep Plus 2020

by Kaplan Test Prep

Kaplan’s ACT Prep Plus 2020 has the detailed subject review, practice tests, and expert strategies you need to be prepared for test day. This updated edition includes hundreds of practice questions, online practice tests, and video lessons from our experts to help you face test day with confidence.Kaplan is the official partner for Live Online Prep for the ACT. For more information, visit kaptest.com/onlinepreplive.The Best Practice5 full-length Kaplan practice tests with detailed answer explanations (1 printed in the book and 4 digital tests online)Scoring and analysis for 1 official ACT practice testOne-year access to our online center with additional quizzes and videos to help guide your studyKaplan's SmartPoints system helps you earn the most points by guiding you toward the most popular topics and question types on the examExpert Guidance9 out of 10 Kaplan students get into one or more of their top choice collegesGet test-like practice questions and study materials crafted by Kaplan’s experts.We invented test prep. Kaplan has been helping students achieve their goals for over 80 years. Learn more at kaptest.com.

Date Added: 07/18/2019


SAT Prep Plus 2020

by Kaplan Test Prep

Kaplan's SAT Prep Plus 2020 prepares you for test day with expert strategies, clear explanations, and realistic practice, including a 250-question online Qbank.This updated edition includes hundreds of new practice questions, new quizzes, a new layout based on student feedback, and online study planning guidance. The Best PracticeFive full-length Kaplan practice tests: two in the book and three online.More than 1,400 practice questions with detailed explanations, including hundreds of brand new questions.Pre-quizzes to help you figure out what you already know and what you can skip.Mixed practice quizzes after every chapter to assess how much you’ve learned.A practice question at the beginning of each lesson to help you quickly identify its focus, and dedicated practice questions after every lesson to test your comprehension.Expert scoring, analysis, and explanations online for two official College Board SAT Practice Tests.Efficient Strategy“On Test Day” strategy notes in every math chapter so you don’t lose sight of the fact that the SAT math test is primarily a strategy test.“Reflect” pages that help you evaluate your comfort level with the topics after completing each chapter and make a plan for improving before the test.Online study guidance helps you target your prep no matter how much time you have before the test.Kaplan’s expert strategies for each test section, including special techniques for the optional essay.Expert GuidanceWe know the test: Our learning engineers have put tens of thousands of hours into studying the SAT, and use real data to design the most effective strategies and study plans.Kaplan's books and practice questions are written by veteran teachers who know students—every explanation is written to help you learn.We invented test prep—Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for 80 years, and more than 95% of our students get into their top-choice schools.Want even more practice questions, strategies and tips, and expert video lessons online? Try SAT Total Prep 2020.

Date Added: 07/18/2019


Cracking the SAT Premium Edition with 8 Practice Tests, 2020

by The Princeton Review

THE ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR YOUR HIGHEST POSSIBLE SCORE—including 8 full-length practice tests for realistic prep, content reviews for all test sections, techniques for scoring success, and access to premium online extras.Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score.· Comprehensive subject review for every section of the exam· Valuable practice with complex reading comprehension passages and higher-level math problems· Hands-on experience with all question types (multi-step problems, passage-based grammar questions, and more)Practice Your Way to Perfection.· 8 full-length practice tests (4 in the book, 4 online) with detailed answer explanations· Drills for each test section—Reading, Writing and Language, and Math—plus writing exercises to help prepare for the Essay· In-depth online score reports for all practice tests to help analyze and track your progressTechniques That Actually Work.· Powerful tactics to help you avoid traps and beat the SAT· Pacing tips to help you maximize your time· Detailed examples of how to employ each strategy to your advantageIncludes Access to Premium Online Exclusives:· Videos to teach you SAT test-taking strategies and commonly-tested topics· Access to college and university rankings, college admissions advice, and financial aid tips· Multi-week study guides· Special “SAT Insider” section packed with helpful info on picking your perfect school and writing essays that stand out

Date Added: 07/18/2019



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