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This fictionalized account imagines the life of Sir Richard Francis Burton--a nineteenth-century British colonial officer with a rare ability to assimilate into indigenous cultures.
As the commercialization of American higher education accelerates, more and more students are coming to college with the narrow aim of obtaining a preprofessional credential. The traditional four-year college experience--an exploratory time for students to discover their passions and test ideas and values with the help of teachers and peers--is in danger of becoming a thing of the past. In College, prominent cultural critic Andrew Delbanco offers a trenchant defense of such an education, and warns that it is becoming a privilege reserved for the relatively rich. In arguing for what a true college education should be, he demonstrates why making it available to as many young people as possible remains central to America's democratic promise. In a brisk and vivid historical narrative, Delbanco explains how the idea of college arose in the colonial period from the Puritan idea of the gathered church, how it struggled to survive in the nineteenth century in the shadow of the new research universities, and how, in the twentieth century, it slowly opened its doors to women, minorities, and students from low-income families. He describes the unique strengths of America's colleges in our era of globalization and, while recognizing the growing centrality of science, technology, and vocational subjects in the curriculum, he mounts a vigorous defense of a broadly humanistic education for all. Acknowledging the serious financial, intellectual, and ethical challenges that all colleges face today, Delbanco considers what is at stake in the urgent effort to protect these venerable institutions for future generations. In a new preface, Delbanco addresses recent events that threaten the future of the institution.
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.
Beecher, Penna, and Bittinger's College Algebra is known for enabling students to "see the math" through its focus on visualization and early introduction to functions. With the Fourth Edition, the authors continue to innovate by incorporating more ongoing review to help students develop their understanding and study effectively. Mid-chapter Review exercise sets have been added to give students practice in synthesizing the concepts, and new Study Summaries provide built-in tools to help them prepare for tests. The MyMathLab course (access kit required) has been expanded so that the online content is even more integrated with the text's approach, with the addition of Vocabulary, Synthesis, and Mid-chapter Review exercises from the text as well as example-based videos created by the authors.
Bob Blitzer has inspired thousands of students with his engaging approach to mathematics, making this beloved series the #1 in the market. Blitzer draws on his unique background in mathematics and behavioral science to present the full scope of mathematics with vivid applications in real-life situations. Students stay engaged because Blitzer often uses pop-culture and up-to-date references to connect math to students' lives, showing that their world is profoundly mathematical.
The Collins College Outline for College Biology is a comprehensive overview of core topics from cell structure to genetic engineering. Chapters on DNA and basic biological chemistry; animal development and major organ systems; plant structure and function; populations and ecosystems; current and controversial issues; and more will provide students with all of the information needed to master a college-level or AP biology course. Fully revised and updated by Dr. Marshall Sundberg, College Biology includes practical "test yourself" sections with answers and complete explanations at the end of each chapter. Also included are essential vocabulary definitions and sample exercises, as well as detailed images, charts, and diagrams. The Collins College Outlines are a completely revised, in-depth series of study guides for all areas of study, including the Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Science, Language, History, and Business. Featuring the most up-to-date information, each book is written by a seasoned professor in the field and focuses on a simplified and general overview of the subject for college students and, where appropriate, Advanced Placement students. Each Collins College Outline is fully integrated with the major curriculum for its subject and is a perfect supplement for any standard textbook.
After hard-fought battles to include African Americans as qualified students within the white American educational system, the opportunity for higher learning still remains a struggle. This is Troy Potter's story. He is an African American young man from inner-city Philadelphia. He grew up with dreams of becoming a basketball player but now that he's eighteen he must learn the rules to a whole new game: college. How will Troy survive at a predominantly white school? Will he be afforded the same quality of education as his fellow students? How will he learn to become a successful black man in a white world? This penetrating novel takes a close look at the world of academia from a youthful African American perspective.
Is it any wonder that college boys are the stuff of fantasies the world over? These dreamy hunks stride across campus, stirring lust in their wake. Whether toweling off after a swim, lurking in the library stacks, or engaging in some male bonding at the frat house, these gorgeous undergrads are good for page-turning, arousing action. An explicit collection of gay erotica, College Boys explores the first feelings of lust for another boy, all-night study sessions with a classmate, and the excitement of a student hot for teacher. This steamy collection relishes the joys of self-discovery and the revelations that happen when a young man has freedom to pursue his interests-in bed and out. From coming out to falling in love, these stories of sexual awakening will evoke trembling, heart-pounding, sweaty-palmed excitement. Featuring the top erotic authors Rob Rosen, Simon Sheppard, Neil Plakcy, Christopher Pierce, Rachel Kramer Bussel, and more. With searing male-on-male action and wickedly inventive writing, these stories are more provocative, authentic, smart, edgy, and hotter than gay erotica published anywhere else.
The Collins College Outline for College Chemistry is a comprehensive guide to the fundamental concepts behind chemical reactions, bonding, equilibria, and thermodynamics, with topics ranging from simple chemical measurements and the basics of atoms and molecules to entropy, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Fully revised and updated by Dr. Steven Boone, College Chemistry includes practical "test yourself" sections with answers and complete explanations at the end of each chapter. Also included are essential vocabulary definitions and sample exercises, as well as detailed images, charts, and diagrams. The Collins College Outlines are a completely revised, in-depth series of study guides for all areas of study, including the Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Science, Language, History, and Business. Featuring the most up-to-date information, each book is written by a seasoned professor in the field and focuses on a simplified and general overview of the subject for college students and, where appropriate, Advanced Placement students. Each Collins College Outline is fully integrated with the major curriculum for its subject and is a perfect supplement for any standard textbook.
The Carle sisters (authors of Teens Cook) are off to college, where they serve up an array of tasty dishes with their usual know-how and attitude, presented in a richly photographed package.
The Ultimate Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the Dorm Dorm life offers you a great chance to meet new people and try new things. But leaving the comforts of home for the first time to enter the roommate-having, small-room-sharing, possibly-coed-bathroom-using world of the dorms can be overwhelming and intimidating. The College Dorm Survival Guideoffers expert advice and the inside scoop on: * Choosing the right residence hall for you * Getting along with your roommate (and handling conflict) * Bathroom, laundry, and dining hall survival * Dealing with stress, depression, and safety issues From avoiding the dreaded Freshman 15 to decorating your space, this informative and funny guide gives experts' advice on everything you need to know to enjoy dorm living to the fullest.
Substance use among college students can result in serious academic and safety problems and have long-term negative repercussions. This state-of-the-art volume draws on the latest research on students' alcohol and drug use to provide useful suggestions for how to address this critical issue on college campuses. Leading researchers from multiple disciplines examine the prevalence and nature of substance use by students; biological and neuropsychological considerations; psychological and social aspects; prevention; and policy. Exemplary programs are presented including brief interventions, comprehensive prevention programs, and recovery support programs enhancing the utility of the book for campus-based clinicians and administrators
"A raw and resonant debut novel" (Megan McCafferty) and a vivid portrait of life on a modern college campus. College senior Natalie Bloom is beautiful and ambitious, but also painfully insecure. At twenty, she's still a virgin, never even having had a boyfriend. At school, Natalie hides out most weekends in the library--until she meets Patrick, her fantasy (she thinks) of a cultured, intellectual Prince Charming. But the more time they spend together, the more Patrick brings out her worst insecurities. And before Natalie's ready, she winds up losing her virginity-- and her sense of direction, as her emotional responses take a dangerously self-destructive turn. Soon it'll take only the most extreme measures to reclaim her sense of self, her confidence, and her ambition. Insightful, moving, and achingly self-aware, College Girl is an intensely real portrait of a character whose insecurities are recognizable to us all, and of a time of life that changes everything. .
Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are about to begin the most exciting year of their lives.... Jessica has everything she's dreamed of: freedom, independence, and all the guys on campus--except the one she wants. Elizabeth hopes college will be just like high school--only better! Her longtime boyfriend, Todd Wilkins, wants their love to go further. Can their relationship survive freshman year? Enid Rollins, Elizabeth's high-school best friend, is glamorous Alexandra now: party girl, sorority pledge and no friend of Elizabeth's. Winston Egbert vows to be taken seriously at college. But he's been registered as "Winnie" and put in an all-female dorm!
The textbook is designed for all creative writing courses. It covers fiction, poetry, and drama, and explores such across-the-genres subjects as theme, setting, characters, plot, point of view, tone, style, description, dialogue, thoughts, time, images, and sounds.
Shows how to complete college in three years using high school, internet, placement tests, correspondence and other resources while avoiding common excessive expenses.
Practical advice on every aspect of campus life for students headed off to college What educators and students have to say about David Schoem'sCollege Knowledge: "David Schoem is a devoted teacher. He recognizes the challenges of preparing to be a responsible, compassionate, successful adult in the twenty-first century. He has written a book that can make a meaningful difference in the lives of its readers. " ---Jeffrey Lehman, President, Cornell University "College Knowledgeis full of wise, straight-to-the-point guidance for success both in and out of the classroom. Every first-year student should read-a--nd heed---David Schoem's advice. Though written for students, parents of first-year students can learn from it, too!" ---Beverly Daniel Tatum, President, Spelman College "College Knowledgeis a deceptively straightforward guide appropriate for any student entering higher education. As both a parent and an educator, I highly recommend this sage, yet easy-to-digest guide as a must for the college-bound young adult. " ---Pamela Horne, Director of Admissions, Michigan State University "Professor Schoem's insights and encouragement helped me to create many of my most satisfying and lasting experiences during college. This book captures his infectious enthusiasm and will inspire readers to take risks in exploring all that college has to offer. " ---Miriam Vogel, former Schoem student
Mel Martin, young right-hander with a quick-breaking curve, plenty of hop on his fast ball, and good control when the going gets tough, is the main figure in this action-packed series. Here is Mel Martin, who led Westwood High to a nip and tuck championship, in his freshman year at Starbuck College. Old friends of this baseball-mystery series will thrill to the hard-fighting exploits and campus high-jinks not only of Mel, but also of his friends.
By assessing their skills, interest, values, goals, personality, preferences, motives, assumptions, learning styles, and long-term career plans, this book helps readers explore their options, evaluate the merits of each, and choose the college program that fits them and their career goals best.
A college of Magics is a 380 page independent fantasy novel first published in 1994 and written by the interesting Minnesota fantasy author Caroline Stevermer. The Tor Books' summary reads as follows: Stevermer's enchantingly dry, sly wit infuses this wonderful new novel set in a magical Europe where imaginary dukedoms are reached via the Orient Express. Faris Nallaneen is the heir to the small northern Dukedom of Galazon; but until she reaches her majority, her despotic uncle rules with an iron hand. He has banished her to college, to keep her out of the country and out of his way. But little does he reckon on the specialty that is taught at the College of Greenlaw. That specialty is magic.. .and Faris shall prove to be an apt student indeed! From the old stone halls of academia to the elegant rooms of Parisian salons, Stevermer spins a tale both swashbuckling and intimate, full of adventure, love, fortunes won and fortunes lost, and the lasting magic of true friendship.
While physics can seem challenging, its true quality is the sheer simplicity of fundamental physical theories--theories and concepts that can enrich your view of the world around you. COLLEGE PHYSICS, Tenth Edition, provides a clear strategy for connecting those theories to a consistent problem-solving approach, carefully reinforcing this methodology throughout the text and connecting it to real-world examples. For students planning to take the MCAT exam, the text includes exclusive test prep and review tools to help you prepare.
Intended for biology and social science students, this two-semester textbook explains Newtonian mechanics, the physics of fluid, heat and thermodynamics, wave motion and sound, the concepts of electricity and magnetism, the properties of light, relativity, and quantum physics. The eighth edition eliminates superfluous worked examples and adds sections on thermal processes and magnetic materials. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
A record 21.6 million students attended American colleges and universities in the fall of 2012. Of those students, the U.S. Census Bureau says, more than 4.4 million were in the 15-19 age bracket, the market primed and ready for the advice dispensed by college consultants. The experts at Entrepreneur zero in on this growing marketing and show education enthusiasts how to turn their passion into profits with a college planning and consultant business.
College Planning for Gifted Students: Choosing and Getting into the Right College is a must-have for any gifted or advanced learner planning to attend college. Sandra Berger, a nationally recognized expert on college and career planning for gifted students, provides a hands-on, practical guide to college planning in this updated edition of the best-selling College Planning for Gifted Students book. Berger focuses specifically on helping gifted students discover who they are and how that discovery corresponds to the perfect postsecondary endeavor. The author also provides useful, practical advice for writing college application essays, requesting recommendation letters, visiting colleges, and acing the college entrance interview. Throughout the book, helpful timelines and checklists are provided to give students and their parents, teachers, and counselors assistance in planning for and choosing the right college.
College Reading and Study Skills teaches reading, critical thinking and study skills for today's diverse students, encouraging them to apply these integrated skill sets to their coursework and future academic success. Kathleen McWhorter wrote College Reading and Study Skills, primarily, for courses that are half reading, half study skills. Emphasizing comprehension and metacognition, College Reading and Study Skills approaches reading and study skills as essential skills necessary for college success. The text focuses on reading and learning as a cognitive process, encouraging students to approach reading as an active mental process of selecting, processing, and organizing information to be learned.
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