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Colleges that Change Lives

Colleges that Change Lives Book
Author : Loren Pope
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0143122304
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Offers profiles of forty-one colleges that focus on individual needs and academic standards, provides tips for choosing a school based on personality, and discusses such topics as learning disabilities and single-sex education.

Colleges That Change Lives

Colleges That Change Lives Book
Author : Loren Pope
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2006-07-25
ISBN : 1101221348
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Prospective college students and their parents have been relying on Loren Pope's expertise since 1995, when he published the first edition of this indispensable guide. This new edition profiles 41 colleges—all of which outdo the Ivies and research universities in producing performers, not only among A students but also among those who get Bs and Cs. Contents include: Evaluations of each school's program and "personality" Candid assessments by students, professors, and deans Information on the progress of graduates This new edition not only revisits schools listed in previous volumes to give readers a comprehensive assessment, it also addresses such issues as homeschooling, learning disabilities, and single-sex education.

Colleges that Change Lives

Colleges that Change Lives Book
Author : Loren Pope
Publisher : Penguin Mass Market
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9780140239515
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The distinctive group of forty colleges profiled here is a well-kept secret in a status industry. They outdo the Ivies and research universities in producing winners. And they work their magic on the B and C students as well as on the A students. Loren Pope, director of the College Placement Bureau, provides essential information on schools that he has chosen for their proven ability to develop potential, values, initiative, and risk-taking in a wide range of students. Inside you'll find evaluations of each school's program and personality to help you decide if it's a community that's right for you; interviews with students that offer an insider's perspective on each college; professors' and deans' viewpoints on their school, their students, and their mission; and information on what happens to the graduates and what they think of their college experience. Loren Pope encourages you to be a hard-nosed consumer when visiting a college, advises how to evaluate a school in terms of your own needs and strengths, and shows how the college experience can enrich the rest of your life.

College Beyond the States European Schools That Will Change Your Life Without Breaking the Bank

College Beyond the States  European Schools That Will Change Your Life Without Breaking the Bank Book
Author : Jennifer Viemont
Publisher : Beyond the States
Release : 2018-06-26
ISBN : 9781732225909
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Are you worried about how to pay for college? Are admissions requirements dictating your family's lives? Are you concerned about your child's job prospects after graduation? If any of these questions resonate with you, it's time to consider college in Europe. As a mother confronted by these issues, Jennifer Viemont took it upon herself to meticulously research, personally visit, and carefully consider the alternatives in continental Europe. She found over 300 accredited universities offering high-quality bachelor's degree programs taught entirely in English--no foreign language skills needed--for a fraction of what American schools charge.You'll be amazed to find that, in many cases, the cost of earning an entire bachelor's degree (including travel costs) is less than just one year of tuition at an American university. College Beyond the States details the top 13 European schools that offer: Reasonable tuition fees well below any US option Transparent and attainable admissions criteria An exceptional international student environment Informative, empowering, and hopeful, College Beyond the States is an invaluable resource for both parents and students alike, and offers an appealing way to opt out of a system that no longer works for most families.

The Adjunct Underclass

The Adjunct Underclass Book
Author : Herb Childress
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2019-04-24
ISBN : 022649666X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Class ends. Students pack up and head back to their dorms. The professor, meanwhile, goes to her car . . . to catch a little sleep, and then eat a cheeseburger in her lap before driving across the city to a different university to teach another, wholly different class. All for a paycheck that, once prep and grading are factored in, barely reaches minimum wage. Welcome to the life of the mind in the gig economy. Over the past few decades, the job of college professor has been utterly transformed—for the worse. America’s colleges and universities were designed to serve students and create knowledge through the teaching, research, and stability that come with the longevity of tenured faculty, but higher education today is dominated by adjuncts. In 1975, only thirty percent of faculty held temporary or part-time positions. By 2011, as universities faced both a decrease in public support and ballooning administrative costs, that number topped fifty percent. Now, some surveys suggest that as many as seventy percent of American professors are working course-to-course, with few benefits, little to no security, and extremely low pay. In The Adjunct Underclass, Herb Childress draws on his own firsthand experience and that of other adjuncts to tell the story of how higher education reached this sorry state. Pinpointing numerous forces within and beyond higher ed that have driven this shift, he shows us the damage wrought by contingency, not only on the adjunct faculty themselves, but also on students, the permanent faculty and administration, and the nation. How can we say that we value higher education when we treat educators like desperate day laborers? Measured but passionate, rooted in facts but sure to shock, The Adjunct Underclass reveals the conflicting values, strangled resources, and competing goals that have fundamentally changed our idea of what college should be. This book is a call to arms for anyone who believes that strong colleges are vital to society.

A Heavenly College Education on an Earthly Budget

A Heavenly College Education on an Earthly Budget Book
Author : Lee Martinson
Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
Release : 2008-12
ISBN : 159858667X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Don't pay an arm and a leg through the nose for a lousy college degree! This 2-in-1 book has what you need to doto gain admission to a Heavenly Education college and win scholarships. Serious advice-sprinkled with humor Inside you'll discover: Book One-Get an education of worth and pay less Why a college degree may be a financial disaster unless done right 10 Financial Aid planning things to do immediately Proven methods that will guarantee you free money for college How to find a college that'll set your brain on fire-a college free of drugs and violence where you'll love learning - Book Two-Strategies for college admission and winning scholarships. Why some straight-A students are rejected Avoid stink-bomb essay themes Write drop-dead gorgeous essays Use a resume as a secret weapon Uniqueness and how to have it"

How to Get Into the Top Colleges 3rd ed

How to Get Into the Top Colleges  3rd ed Book
Author : Richard Montauk,Krista Klein
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2009-08-04
ISBN : 1101105356
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The ultimate guide for getting into the country's most elite colleges- with insider tips straight from admissions directors. Now fully revised, How to Get into the Top Colleges is the definitive resource for students determined to stand out in the crowd of applicants and join the ranks at the country's most prestigious schools. This book is an in-depth and targeted resource, which shows students just what it takes to make the grade at the nation's leading private and public colleges by taking them step by step through the entire application process. Includes exclusive, invaluable, and revealing interviews with the country's leading admissions directors.

The Secret Life of the Dyslexic Child

The Secret Life of the Dyslexic Child Book
Author : Robert Frank, Ph.D.
Publisher : Rodale
Release : 2002-10-11
ISBN : 9781579545789
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An educational psychologist and family therapist draws on his own experiences as a dyslexic to help parents understand their own dyslexic child and their fears, frustrations, and goals, explaining how to help alleviate children's pain with the help of special exercises designed to stimulate a child's ability to think and helpful advice on dealing with dyslexia in a positive way. 17,500 first printing.

Admission Matters

Admission Matters Book
Author : Sally P. Springer,Jon Reider,Marion R. Franck
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-09-04
ISBN : 9780470570234
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Admission Matters book written by Sally P. Springer,Jon Reider,Marion R. Franck, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The International Family Guide to US University Admissions

The International Family Guide to US University Admissions Book
Author : Jennifer Ann Aquino
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2017-06-12
ISBN : 1119370981
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Expert guidance for international families and students applying for admission to US universities Written by an experienced international educator and counselor, The International Family Guide to US University Admissions is an indispensable resource for the vast and increasing number of students applying for places at US Universities each year. Beginning with an introduction that explains to both students and parents how the book works and why, it offers milestones that must be completed during said application time period, a tried-and-true handbook that corresponds with each chapter, pop-outs that provide expert insight and resources that you should utilize throughout the process. Every year, hundreds of thousands of international students and their families must go through the painstaking, complicated, confusing and culturally baffling process that is US university admissions. Until now, there has been no single resource for readers to turn to for holistic, accurate and up-to-date advice on the subject. Following the timeline of the US university admissions cycle, the book guides the parents and the student through the entire process in order to ensure that they are pacing themselves appropriately – from preparation to submission and through to applying for student visas. It serves as an advisor throughout the process, providing insightful advice by parents and students that are relevant to specific milestones. With the help of this book, you'll discover how to make sense of the US admissions system – from start to finish. Understand the application and evaluation process in depth in order to be an informed and successful applicant Make your schooling selection from over 3,000 US universities by understanding what would make a good fit for the student Learn what is expected of you in writing essays, why it is important, and how to create beautiful, genuine writing pieces reflective of your outlook in life Enjoy case studies and words of advice from the author's former students and their families Understand the difference between the SAT and ACT exams Whether you're an international student living outside of the US or an ex-pat living abroad, you'll find answers to all of your questions – all in one place.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Choosing a College Major

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Choosing a College Major Book
Author : Randall S. Hansen, PhD
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2007-10-02
ISBN : 1440626391
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How to figure out what you want out of college - and life. Choosing a college major is the biggest decision of one's college experience, and there are many factors to consider. Here, you will discover which majors will give the best chances of finding employment, which majors are most likely to lead to the highest-paying jobs, what major best suits each personality, and what skills and background you need to realize your goals.

The Great Mistake

The Great Mistake Book
Author : Christopher Newfield
Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
Release : 2018-10-01
ISBN : 1421427036
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A powerful, hopeful critique of the unnecessary death spiral of higher education, The Great Mistake is essential reading for those who wonder why students have been paying more to get less and for everyone who cares about the role the higher education system plays in improving the lives of average Americans.

The College Conversation

The College Conversation Book
Author : Eric J. Furda,Jacques Steinberg
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-09-22
ISBN : 1984878352
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From an Ivy League dean and a college admissions expert, a guide to help parents support their children as they navigate their way to college The College Conversation is a comprehensive resource for mapping the path through the college application process that provides practical advice and reassurance to keep both anxious parents and confused children sane and grounded. Rather than adding to the existing canon of "How to Get In" college guides or rankings, Eric Furda and Jacques Steinberg provide a step-by-step approach to having the tough conversations on this topic with less stress and more success. The book is organized around key discussions and themes that trace the chronological arc of admissions and financial aid--beginning before the assembly of a list of potential colleges and continuing through the receipt of decisions--with a final section that includes advice on the first year of college. The topics include preliminary conversations about the search, and specifically how parents can think about their children's interests and what kind of college would best suit them; choosing a college (based on its curriculum, culture, and community); writing the most effective essays; assessing acceptances, including considerations of finances and aid; and making the transition from high school to college life. The College Conversation will provide parents, students, and counselors with the credible, level-headed information often missing in this process, as well as a much-needed dash of perspective borne of experience.

Campus Confidential

Campus Confidential Book
Author : Jacques Berlinerblau
Publisher : Melville House
Release : 2017-06-13
ISBN : 1612196438
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A tenured prof. breaks ranks to reveal what's wrong with American higher education and how it affects you. Professors can be underpaid. Marginalized. Over-reviewed. But one fact remains: The success of your education depends on them. Part industry expose and part call for a return to engaged teaching, Campus Confidential shows how the noble project of higher education fell so far and how we can redeem it. A must-read for parents thinking about their kids' futures: This book answers the questions most other college resources don't: Who exactly is teaching my kid? What questions to ask on the campus visit? How to get the most out of your tuition dollars? Jacques Berlinerblau is a tenured professor at one of the best schools in the country, and he has seen it all. He started his career at a community college, and on his way to the top he has been everything from a abused adjunct to an assistant professor to a coddled administrator. He has the inside scoop on the real world of Higher Ed. today.

Social Class on Campus

Social Class on Campus Book
Author : Will Barratt
Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC.
Release : 2012-03-12
ISBN : 9781579225742
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is at once a playful text with a serious purpose: to provide the reader with the theoretical lenses to analyze the dynamics of social class. It will appeal to students, and indeed anyone interested in how class mediates relationships in higher education, both because of its engaging tone, and because it uses the college campus as a microcosm for observing and analyzing the concept of class – and does so in a way that will prompt the reader to reflect on her or his location in the continuum of class, and understand how every member of the campus community helps co-construct social class. Will Barratt starts from the premise that there is more than one way to study any idea; and that the more tools we use to examine a concept, the more fully we understand it in all its complexity and ambiguity. To illustrate salient features of class on campus, he introduces five fictional European-American women – Whitney Page, Louise, Misty, Ursula, and Eleanor – and also includes the real stories of students who represent a diversity of backgrounds. Social class is often neglected or ignored as an important issue in the lives of students. The book provides the reader with a language for analyzing class, with theories of class that go beyond standard economic and sociological models, and examples of the manifestation of class – all toward the end of helping the reader have more agency in working with this difficult and challenging concept. This book is suitable for students going to college for the first time, for courses exploring multicultural issues in contemporary society, and for anyone professionally involved with students. Each chapter includes a suggested experience and reflection questions to prompt readers to explore their thinking and feeling about class, as well as class discussion questions.

How to Begin Your New Path Collection

How to Begin Your New Path  Collection  Book
Author : Farnoosh Torabi,Lynn O'Shaughnessy
Publisher : FT Press
Release : 2013-08-22
ISBN : 0133599582
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Be Money Smart , personal finance expert and media star Farnoosh Torabi shows readers how to develop the mindset, discipline, and attitude needed to build a strong financial foundation no matter what stage of life you are in. Whether you're starting out or starting over, you can grow wealth and make smart money choices that will bring financial security and well-being. Torabi shows readers how to build a healthy view of money, investing, wealth, and aspirations… how to map out a plan that matches their needs and goals… and put that plan into action! Torabi shows how to stop agonizing and start organizing… become your own biggest "money advocate"… assert yourself to stop getting ripped off by financial institutions… make your money count… build momentum… embrace an entrepreneurial spirit… get where you want to go! The second edition of The College Solution , which contains approximately 90% new material, is aimed at helping parents and teenagers become empowered consumers as they navigate through the college process. Billions of dollars are available to pay for college, but not everybody gets their share. It's not always the families with the brightest students or the parents who are struggling financially who receive the most money. The College Solution shares the secrets of how you can capture some of this money for your own family. The book provides advice on such topics as financial aid, merit scholarships, athletic scholarships, admission hooks, the important differences between colleges and universities, college rankings, the best student loans and the latest online tools to evaluate the generosity of schools.

Library Journal

Library Journal Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Library Journal book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

What to Consider If You re Considering University

What to Consider If You re Considering University Book
Author : Ken S. Coates,Bill Morrison
Publisher : Dundurn.com
Release : 2014-03-10
ISBN : 1459723007
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A degree is no longer a passport to success in today’s job market. Going to university used to be a passport to future success, but that’s no longer the case. For some students, it’s still a good choice that leads to a successful career after graduation, but for many their degrees are worthless pieces of paper. Choose the wrong program and graduation is more likely to lead to disillusionment and debt than a steady paycheque. Yet parents, guidance counselors, and politicians still push higher education as if it’s the only option for building a secure future. In this book, Ken S. Coates and Bill Morrison set out to explore the many educational opportunities and career paths open to Canadian high-school students and those in their twenties. This book is designed to help young adults decide whether to pursue a degree, enrol for skills training, or investigate one of the many other options that are available.

Buddhist Based Universities in the United States

Buddhist Based Universities in the United States Book
Author : Tanya Storch
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2015-05-05
ISBN : 0739184091
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book investigates Buddhist universities in the United States, each of which offers degrees in liberal arts and professional fields while simultaneously educating their students in the philosophy and practices of Buddhism.

9 11 and the Academy

9 11 and the Academy Book
Author : Mark Finney,Matthew Shannon
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-07-31
ISBN : 3030164195
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores the impact of September 11, 2001 upon interdisciplinary scholarship and pedagogy in the liberal arts. Since “the day that changed everything”, many forces have transformed institutions of higher education in the United States and around the world. The editors and contributors consider the extent to which the influence of 9/11 was direct, or part of wider structural changes within academia, and the chapters represent a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives on how the production and dissemination of knowledge has changed since 2001. Some authors demonstrate that new forms of inquiry, exploration, and evidence have been created, much of it focused on the causes, consequences, and meanings of the terror attacks. Others find that scholars sought to understand 9/11 by applying old theoretical and empirical insights and reviving lines of questioning that have become relevant. The contributors also examine the impact of 9/11 on higher education administration and liberal arts pedagogies. Among the many collective findings is that scholars in the humanities and critical social sciences have been most attentive to the place of 9/11 in society and academic culture. This eclectic collection will appeal to students and scholars interested in the place of the liberal arts in the twenty-first century world.