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The Best 386 Colleges, 2021

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Editor: Princeton Review
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Make sure you’re preparing with the most up-to-date materials! Look for The Princeton Review’s newest edition of this book, The Best 387 Colleges, 2022 (ISBN: 9780525570820, on-sale August 2021). Publisher's Note: Products purchased from third-party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality or authenticity, and may not include access to online tests or materials included with the original product.

College Essay Essentials

College Essay Essentials Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ethan Sawyer
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
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Writing an amazing college admission essay is easier than you think! So you're a high school senior given the task of writing a 650-word personal statement for your college application. Do you tell the story of your life, or a story from your life? Do you choose a single moment? If so, which one? The options seem endless. Lucky for you, they're not. College counselor Ethan Sawyer (aka The College Essay Guy) will show you that there are only four (really, four!) types of college admission essays. And all you have to do to figure out which type is best for you is answer two simple questions: 1. Have you experienced significant challenges in your life? 2. Do you know what you want to be or do in the future? With these questions providing the building blocks for your essay, Sawyer guides you through the rest of the process, from choosing a structure to revising your essay, and answers the big questions that have probably been keeping you up at night: How do I brag in a way that doesn't sound like bragging? and How do I make my essay, like, deep? Packed with tips, tricks, exercises, and sample essays from real students who got into their dream schools, College Essay Essentials is the only college essay guide to make this complicated process logical, simple, and (dare we say it?) a little bit fun.

Colleges That Change Lives

Colleges That Change Lives Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Loren Pope
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101221348
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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.

A Is for Admission

A Is for Admission Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michele A. Hernández
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455501891
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A former admissions officer at Dartmouth College reveals how the world's most highly selective schools really make their decisions.

Fiske Countdown to College

Fiske Countdown to College Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edward B Fiske,Bruce G Hammond
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492650781
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Fiske Countdown to College by Edward B Fiske,Bruce G Hammond Summary

Unique, simple approach to the complicated college prep process, from the leading authority in college admissions. Getting ready for college is a complicated and confusing process — how do you know when to take the SAT? When do you start applying to schools? What classes should you be taking to help prepare you for college-level work? Is there anything you should do before high school? Fiske Countdown to College is a comprehensive collection of simple, easy-to-use checklists that spell out your road map for each year of high school and make preparation for college a breeze. There are 28 "to-do" lists for parents and students, ten "don't" lists, three "top 10" lists, and two glossaries, divided by year, that walk you through high school to college. Quotes from students, parents, and counselors offer advice and support from people who've been through all of this before.

The Gatekeepers

The Gatekeepers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jacques Steinberg
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101200316
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The Gatekeepers by Jacques Steinberg Summary

In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges. The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college. "[The Gatekeepers] provides the deep insight that is missing from the myriad how-to books on admissions that try to identify the formula for getting into the best colleges...I really didn't want the book to end." —The New York Times

What Colleges Don't Tell You (And Other Parents Don't Want You to Know)

What Colleges Don't Tell You (And Other Parents Don't Want You to Know) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Wissner-Gross
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ISBN: 1101217995
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What Colleges Don't Tell You (And Other Parents Don't Want You to Know) by Elizabeth Wissner-Gross Summary

A sought-after packager of high school students shares 272 secrets to help parents get their kids into the top schools Targeting the savvy parents of today's college-bound teenagers who seek to gain a proven edge in the college admissions process, this book reveals 272 little-known secrets to help parents get their kids into the school of their dreams. Did you know? -A child's guidance counselor can help reverse a deferral. -A parent can help get a child off a waiting list. -There is a way for students to back out of Early Decision once they've been accepted. Based on the controversial insider information Elizabeth Wissner-Gross has gleaned from working as a highly successful packager of high school students and from interviews with heads of admission at the nation's top colleges, this book empowers parents by decoding the admissions process.

The College Conversation

The College Conversation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric J. Furda,Jacques Steinberg
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1984878352
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The College Conversation by Eric J. Furda,Jacques Steinberg Summary

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.

College Admissions During COVID

College Admissions During COVID Pdf/ePub eBook Author: The Princeton Review,Robert Franek
Editor: Princeton Review
ISBN: 0525571825
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College Admissions During COVID by The Princeton Review,Robert Franek Summary

The ONLY COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ADVICE GUIDE SPECIFICALLY FOR STUDENTS GRADUATING IN 2021 and 2022! College Admissions During COVID provides the latest info & recommendations for successfully navigating your application process during the global coronavirus pandemic. · If my target school is test-optional, do I still need to take the SAT or ACT? · What should I do if most of my extracurriculars were canceled due to lockdowns? · Should I consider a gap year in the hopes that things will be more settled later? · What should I expect if I have to take a standardized test (like the APs or ACT) from home? · Is it even worth enrolling in college, if classes will all be remote? Students in the entering classes of 2021 and 2022 face a college admissions landscape unlike any before. The massive changes wrought by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have upended once-standard admissions advice, with new questions—like those above—arising daily. Fortunately, Rob Franek, editor-in-chief at The Princeton Review and nationally-recognized college admissions expert, is here to help you fill in those gaps with straightforward, balanced information. COLLEGE ADMISSIONS DURING COVID (a new edition of our popular College Admissions 101, specifically updated with advice for the current situation) gathers together the 70+ questions that Rob is hearing most frequently from students and parents, and answers them with information garnered from deans, admissions officers, and his own 25+ years of expertise. Some things remain the same (yes, you should write an essay!), but others have changed (you may have to postpone that campus visit). No matter how crazy things seem, Rob and The Princeton Review are here to help guide you through this difficult time and set you up for college admission success!

Paying for College, 2022

Paying for College, 2022 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: The Princeton Review,Kalman Chany
Editor: Princeton Review
ISBN: 0593516516
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Paying for College, 2022 by The Princeton Review,Kalman Chany Summary

A SMARTER WAY TO PAY FOR COLLEGE. Take control of your financial aid experience with this essential guide—the only annual guidebook with line-by-line instructions for completing the FAFSA aid forms! Financing a college education is a daunting task no matter what your circumstances. With line-by-line instructions for filling out the FAFSA and consumer-friendly advice to minimize college costs, Paying for College helps you take control of your experience and: • Maximize your financial aid eligibility • Learn how COVID-19 and the latest tax laws affect the financing of your college education • Explore long- and short-term strategies to reduce college costs and avoid expensive mistakes • Complete every question on the FAFSA and CSS Profile forms to your best advantage • Compare aid offers and learn how to appeal them if necessary • Plan strategically as a separated/divorced parent, blended family, or independent student “A first-rate guide through the financial aid maze.”—Lynn Brenner, Newsday “Can save thousands in college bills.”—John Wasik, Forbes

Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy

Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Helen F. Ladd,Margaret E. Goertz
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Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy by Helen F. Ladd,Margaret E. Goertz Summary

Sponsored by the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP), the second edition of this groundbreaking handbook assembles in one place the existing research-based knowledge in education finance and policy, with particular attention to elementary and secondary education. Chapters from the first edition have been fully updated and revised to reflect current developments, new policies, and recent research. With new chapters on teacher evaluation, alternatives to traditional public schooling, and cost-benefit analysis, this volume provides a readily available current resource for anyone involved in education finance and policy. The Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy traces the evolution of the field from its initial focus on school inputs and revenue sources used to finance these inputs, to a focus on educational outcomes and the larger policies used to achieve them. Chapters show how decision making in school finance inevitably interacts with decisions about governance, accountability, equity, privatization, and other areas of education policy. Because a full understanding of important contemporary issues requires inputs from a variety of perspectives, the Handbook draws on contributors from a number of disciplines. Although many of the chapters cover complex, state-of-the-art empirical research, the authors explain key concepts in language that non-specialists can understand. This comprehensive, balanced, and accessible resource provides a wealth of factual information, data, and wisdom to help educators improve the quality of education in the United States.

Professors' Guide(TM) to Getting Good Grades in College

Professors' Guide(TM) to Getting Good Grades in College Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. Lynn F. Jacobs,Jeremy S. Hyman
Editor: Harper Collins
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Professors' Guide(TM) to Getting Good Grades in College by Dr. Lynn F. Jacobs,Jeremy S. Hyman Summary

The Professors' Guide to Getting Good Grades in College is the first book to reveal the insider secrets about how professors really grade. The book offers high-value, practical tips about how to succeed at each of the five "grade-bearing" moments of the semester: (1) The Start (2) The Class (3) The Exam (4) The Paper and (5) The Last Month of the Semester. Fast-paced, entertaining, and easy-to-follow, the Professors' Guide will help you get truly excellent grades in college.

Get Real and Get In

Get Real and Get In Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. Aviva Legatt
Editor: St. Martin\'s Griffin
ISBN: 1250773970
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Get Real and Get In by Dr. Aviva Legatt Summary

An insider's college admissions guide that teaches students to identify and harness their unique passions, stand out from the crowd, and achieve their dreams. Dr. Aviva Legatt has spent her career in higher education as a professor, counselor, and admissions officer in the Ivy League, and she wants to let students in on a secret: admissions offices are sick of seeing the same cookie-cutter applications. What were once considered best practices for “doing high school right” are now so commonplace that they have become a liability. Get Real and Get In teaches readers to think outside of the box and focus on what admissions officers are really looking for—young people who dare to be their most authentic selves. Through engaging, accessible, and empathetic prose, this book forms an inspirational roadmap for readers to uncover their true passions and leverage them to create applications that truly stand out from the crowd. It also features a variety of useful exercises and candid stories from many influential figures, which teach students to look beyond just getting into a “good” college and focus more actively on identifying and attaining their long term goals. Get Real and Get In is designed to ignite an essential mindset shift in students: stop trying to just “get in” and start figuring out exactly what you want from life and how to get it. Stop managing the impressions you make on admissions officers and start defying impressions. This is an essential guide to cutting through the noise of the admissions process and gaining the confidence to forge one’s own path to success—in college and beyond.

College Admission Essentials

College Admission Essentials Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ethan Sawyer
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492678848
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You can get into the perfect school! You may think that getting an acceptance letter from selective colleges and universities is a mad dash to the top that only the very best students survive, and those who make it are just the lucky ones. Stress levels soar as it feels like the bar is rising higher and everything is out of your control. But that's not true! You can take control, and you can do it in a way that's as effective as it is empowering. From describing your extracurriculars to interviews with admission officers, it comes down to two questions: What matters most to you? How does it manifest in your life? The answers will give direction to every part of the admission process. Ethan Sawyer (the College Essay Guy), along with dozens of top admission experts, will help you stand out by showing colleges and universities how your values and your drive will change you, your alma mater, and the world. Inside you'll find... Advice and insight from a team of counselors, advisors, and deans of admission Interactive exercises that quickly and easily provide the best content for your application Access to a massive database of online resources, including organizational tools and in-depth guides Guidance for veterans, students with learning differences, LGBTQ+ students, students interested in women's colleges or HBCUs, and more www.collegeessayguy.com

The Canadian Campus Companion

The Canadian Campus Companion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Erin Millar,Ben Coli
Editor: Dundurn.com
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A comprehensive and honest guide to the Canadian college and university experience, offering down-to-earth advice on everything from choosing your major to surviving residence, from acing exams to partying safely. For most students, university is a first foray into adulthood and can be a time of great personal growth, but it is also a time of difficult decisions that will impact the rest of their lives. The Canadian Campus Companion contains essential information for all prospective students and parents. Choosing a School: How to know what is right for you. (College or university? Urban or small town?) Residence Life: Tips for surviving residence without killing your roommate. Costs and Budgeting: The lowdown on the real cost of getting an undergraduate degree. Beating the Campus Blues: Tips for managing stress and beating homesickness. Jump Start Your Career: How to showcase skills acquired during your university career. Veteran post-secondary education journalist Erin Millar and co-author Ben Coli offer frank advice based on hundreds of interviews with students, professors and other university experts conducted while writing articles for Maclean’s, Chatelaine, Reader’s Digest and The Globe and Mail to help students avoid these pitfalls while maximizing opportunities for fun, learning and career advancement.

Complete Guide to College Application Essays

Complete Guide to College Application Essays Pdf/ePub eBook Author: The Princeton Review
Editor: Princeton Review
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THE COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAY, MADE EASY. This user-friendly guide gives struggling students the step-by-step writing help they need to perfect the writing on their college applications, from the all-important personal essays to the supplemental material like short answer questions and resumes. Applying to college can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to crafting the perfect application. There’s a lot of pressure to submit something unique and cohesive. This book takes you from blank page to submitted application with step-by-step guidance on the most effective ways to complete this daunting process! We’ve packed these pages with practical exercises and annotated samples that model good and bad techniques, and included tips from real admissions officers. This complete guide provides: • A firsthand look into different review processes, plus editing guidelines to help you think like an essay reader • Step-by-step methods for breaking down a prompt • Brainstorming techniques to help you find the right story to share • Tried-and-true advice to get you outlining and drafting your essay with confidence • Annotated essays to demonstrate writing dos and don’ts • Guidance on additional written content (like short answer questions and resumes) for a completely polished application

Who Gets In and Why

Who Gets In and Why Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeffrey Selingo
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1982116315
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020 From award-winning higher education journalist and New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Selingo comes a revealing look from inside the admissions office—one that identifies surprising strategies that will aid in the college search. Getting into a top-ranked college has never seemed more impossible, with acceptance rates at some elite universities dipping into the single digits. In Who Gets In and Why, journalist and higher education expert Jeffrey Selingo dispels entrenched notions of how to compete and win at the admissions game, and reveals that teenagers and parents have much to gain by broadening their notion of what qualifies as a “good college.” Hint: it’s not all about the sticker on the car window. Selingo, who was embedded in three different admissions offices—a selective private university, a leading liberal arts college, and a flagship public campus—closely observed gatekeepers as they made their often agonizing and sometimes life-changing decisions. He also followed select students and their parents, and he traveled around the country meeting with high school counselors, marketers, behind-the-scenes consultants, and college rankers. While many have long believed that admissions is merit-based, rewarding the best students, Who Gets In and Why presents a more complicated truth, showing that “who gets in” is frequently more about the college’s agenda than the applicant. In a world where thousands of equally qualified students vie for a fixed number of spots at elite institutions, admissions officers often make split-second decisions based on a variety of factors—like diversity, money, and, ultimately, whether a student will enroll if accepted. One of the most insightful books ever about “getting in” and what higher education has become, Who Gets In and Why not only provides an usually intimate look at how admissions decisions get made, but guides prospective students on how to honestly assess their strengths and match with the schools that will best serve their interests.

There Is Life After College

There Is Life After College Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeffrey J. Selingo
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062388878
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From the bestselling author of College Unbound comes a hopeful, inspiring blueprint to help alleviate parents’ anxiety and prepare their college-educated child to successfully land a good job after graduation. Saddled with thousands of dollars of debt, today’s college students are graduating into an uncertain job market that is leaving them financially dependent on their parents for years to come—a reality that has left moms and dads wondering: What did I pay all that money for? There Is Life After College offers students, parents, and even recent graduates the practical advice and insight they need to jumpstart their careers. Education expert Jeffrey Selingo answers key questions—Why is the transition to post-college life so difficult for many recent graduates? How can graduates market themselves to employers that are reluctant to provide on-the-job training? What can institutions and individuals do to end the current educational and economic stalemate?—and offers a practical step-by-step plan every young professional can follow. From the end of high school through college graduation, he lays out exactly what students need to do to acquire the skills companies want. Full of tips, advice, and insight, this wise, practical guide will help every student, no matter their major or degree, find real employment—and give their parents some peace of mind.

The Truth about College Admission

The Truth about College Admission Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brennan Barnard,Rick Clark
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421436388
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The Truth about College Admission is the practical and inspiring guidebook your family needs, an essential companion along the path to college acceptance.

Admission Matters

Admission Matters Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sally P. Springer,Jon Reider,Joyce Vining Morgan
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119329892
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Make sense of college admissions and prepare a successful application Admission Matters offers comprehensive, expert, and practical advice for parents and students to guide them through the college admissions process. From building a college list, to understanding standardized tests, to obtaining financial aid, to crafting personal statements, to making a final decision, this book guides you every step of the way with clear, sensible advice and practical tips. This new fourth edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest changes in college admissions. including new developments in standardized testing, applications, financial aid and more. Questionnaires, interactive forms, checklists, and other tools help you stay focused and organized throughout the process.. With the answers you need and a down-to-earth perspective, this book provides an invaluable resource for stressed-out students and parents everywhere. Applying to college can be competitive and complex. Admission Matters offers real-world expert advice for all students, whether you're aiming an Ivy or the state school close to home. It also includes much needed guidance for students with special circumstances, including students with disabilities, international students, and transfer students. In addition, athletes, artists and performers, and homeschoolers will find valuable guidance as they plan for and apply to college. Understand how the admissions process works and what you can and cannot control Learn how to build a strong list of good-fit colleges Craft a strong application package with a compelling personal statement Get expert advice on early admissions, financial aid, standardized testing, and much more Make a final decision that is the right one for you Whether you think you've got applying to college under control or don't even know where to begin, Admission Matters is your expert guide throughout the college admissions process.

The College Bound Planner

The College Bound Planner Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anna Costaras,Gail Liss
Editor: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 1642506052
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Complete Guide to Academic & College Planning for Teens A must for every high school student." ―Christie Barnes, author of What Every Parent Needs to Know About College AdmissionsThe College Bound Planner is your step-by-step comprehensive college planning guide to organize every step of your high school education while preparing smart goals for college. Get your teens ready now! College may seem far away but thinking ahead and understanding how things work will help your teen prepare. In these uncertain times, parents and students are feeling even more anxious about how to approach college readiness. This book provides advice and guidance starting at freshman year of high school up through senior year. This step-by-step guidance empowers students to take control of their academic futures and thrive, no matter what the future brings. Develop skills for a lifetime of success. The College Bound Planner helps teens master skills including note taking, studying, test taking, and writing essays and research papers. Being college ready is also about having life skills such as time management, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, and communication, as well as the discipline and drive needed to succeed. This college planner is the best college planner to get a teen ready for college. Inside, you’ll find: • Academic direction and academic planning tips • Good study skills and life habits to set yourself up to succeed • Ways to stay organized and how to do proper goal setting • Guides to prioritizing your personal goals while participating in extracurriculars • How and when to apply for college using proper college planning • What to do to get ready for your first day as an undergraduate college student If you liked What Color Is Your Parachute?, Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021, or Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning, you’ll love The College Bound Planner.

College Planning for Gifted Students

College Planning for Gifted Students Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sandra L. Berger
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 100049117X
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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. 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. Grades 9-12

The Truth about College Admission Workbook

The Truth about College Admission Workbook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brennan Barnard,Rick Clark
Editor: JHU Press
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Finally! A workbook that guides you—and your family—through a positive college admission experience. College admission has always been complicated—and COVID-19 has changed the college search and selection process in profound and challenging ways. But the authors behind the best-selling The Truth about College Admission are here to help with a new college admission workbook that puts the complex process into the hands of students and those who support them. Packed with activities and exercises, it's designed to help students find multiple colleges where they can not only get in, afford to go, and thrive on campus but also enjoy the adventure along the way. From building a balanced list of schools to research and visit to writing essays, preparing for interviews, and ultimately choosing a college to attend, the interactive exercises in this comprehensive workbook provide students with important questions to ask, information to consider, and the preparation they need to help them focus more on how they ultimately arrive on a college campus rather than precisely where their journey takes them. If done right, college counselor Brennan Barnard and undergraduate admission director Rick Clark demonstrate, college admission can be more like the college experience itself—an opportunity to grow, learn, discover, enjoy, and build close, lasting relationships. A companion resource to The Truth about College Admission: A Family Guide to Getting In and Staying Together, each chapter in this guide is designed to help high school classes, small study groups, or individual students and their families focus on the most important questions to ask, steps to take, and conversations to have as they apply to college. Full of accurate information and experience-based insight, this workbook cuts out the noise and stress, instead encouraging students to reflect, research, and regain perspective.

Valedictorians at the Gate

Valedictorians at the Gate Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Becky Munsterer Sabky
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1250619041
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Valedictorians at the Gate by Becky Munsterer Sabky Summary

An inspiring battle cry for sanity in the college application process that looks beyond the rankings to successfully determine what’s truly the best school for you or your child After spending years as an admissions director at Dartmouth, Becky Sabky had seen it all. The perfect grades, the perfect scores, and the perfect extracurriculars. Valedictorians were knocking at the gate, but Becky realized that in their quest for admission many of these students were missing something. Their transcripts were golden, their interviews polished, but they weren’t applying for college, they were competing for it—and in the end they didn’t know what prize they were really striving for. In Valedictorians at the Gate, Sabky looks beyond the smoke and mirrors of the intimidating admissions gauntlet and places the power firmly where it should be: in the hands of the students themselves. Offering prescriptive, actionable advice for students and their (hopefully not helicoptering) parents, Sabky illuminates the pathway to finding the school that is the ideal match. Witty and warm, informative and inspiring, Valedictorians at the Gate is the needed tonic for overstressed, overworked, and overwhelmed students on their way to the perfect college for them.

The Deeper the Roots

The Deeper the Roots Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Tubbs
Editor: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book
ISBN: 1250173450
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“Insightful, emotional, and enraging. By sharing his story in gripping detail, Michael Tubbs embodies an old feminist tradition whereby the personal is political. He empowers us to fight for equal opportunities for our communities, and encourages us to amass the courage to overcome loss and injustice.” —Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist The making of a visionary political leader—and a blueprint for a more equitable country “Don’t tell nobody our business,” Michael Tubbs’s mother often told him growing up. For Michael, that meant a lot of things: don’t tell anyone about the day-to-day struggle of being Black and broke in Stockton, CA. Don’t tell anyone the pain of having a father incarcerated for 25 years to life. Don’t tell anyone about living two lives, the brainy bookworm and the kid with the newest Jordans. And also don’t tell anyone about the particular joys of growing up with three “moms”—a Nana who never let him miss church, an Auntie who’d take him to the library any time, and a mother, “She-Daddy”, who schooled him in the wisdom of hip-hop and taught him never to take no for an answer. So for a long time Michael didn’t tell anyone his story, but as he went on to a scholarship at Stanford and an internship in the Obama White House, he began to realize the power of his experience, the need for his perspective in the halls of power. By the time he returned to Stockton to become, in 2016 at age 26, its first Black mayor and the youngest-ever mayor of a major American city, he knew his story meant something. The Deeper the Roots is a memoir astonishing in its candor, voice, and clarity of vision. Tubbs shares with us the city that raised him, his family of badass women, his life-changing encounters with Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama, the challenges of governing in the 21st century and everything in between—en route to unveiling his compelling vision for America rooted in his experiences in his hometown.

Yale Needs Women

Yale Needs Women Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Gardiner Perkins
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WINNER OF THE 2020 CONNECTICUT BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION AND NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS FOR BOOK CLUBS IN 2021 BY BOOKBROWSE "Perkins makes the story of these early and unwitting feminist pioneers come alive against the backdrop of the contemporaneous civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1970s, and offers observations that remain eerily relevant on U.S. campuses today."—Edward B. Fiske, bestselling author of Fiske Guide to Colleges "If Yale was going to keep its standing as one of the top two or three colleges in the nation, the availability of women was an amenity it could no longer do without." In the winter of 1969, from big cities to small towns, young women across the country sent in applications to Yale University for the first time. The Ivy League institution dedicated to graduating "one thousand male leaders" each year had finally decided to open its doors to the nation's top female students. The landmark decision was a huge step forward for women's equality in education. Or was it? The experience the first undergraduate women found when they stepped onto Yale's imposing campus was not the same one their male peers enjoyed. Isolated from one another, singled out as oddities and sexual objects, and barred from many of the privileges an elite education was supposed to offer, many of the first girls found themselves immersed in an overwhelmingly male culture they were unprepared to face. Yale Needs Women is the story of how these young women fought against the backward-leaning traditions of a centuries-old institution and created the opportunities that would carry them into the future. Anne Gardiner Perkins's unflinching account of a group of young women striving for change is an inspiring story of strength, resilience, and courage that continues to resonate today.

Top 50 SAT Math Skills, Third Edition

Top 50 SAT Math Skills, Third Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian Leaf
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Proven and practical strategies for success on the Math Skills section of the SAT—completely revised and updated for the latest version of the exam There are many comprehensive SAT prep books out there, but if you’re looking to master specific skills and increase your score, Top 50 SAT Math Skills, Third Edition offers most effective study strategy available. The first book of its kind to present the heart of each of the 50 most important SAT concepts, this essential guide provides exercises that show you exactly how each math concept is tested on the SAT. Written by a renowned educational counselor, this book was created specifically for visual learners, with small bits of information to aid in quick, concentrated study. Within each topic, solved problems of gradually increasing difficulty help you build your problem-solving skills. Features: 50 essential skills, each presented clearly on a two-page spread, offer quick targeted review; the content was created specifically for the visual learner A pre-test designed to identify weaknesses in the critical math concepts on the SAT that students often struggle with Visually appealing, two- to four-page spreads with lessons that boost knowledge in the 50 essential skills, with step-by-step sample exercises A post-test designed to track your progress in each specific skill A full answer key with helpful explanations 2 extra tests online

Top 50 ACT English, Reading, and Science Skills, Third Edition

Top 50 ACT English, Reading, and Science Skills, Third Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian Leaf
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Proven and practical strategies for success on the English, Reading and Science Skills sections of the ACT—completely revised & updated for the latest version of the exam There are many comprehensive ACT prep books out there, but if you are looking to master specific skills and increase your score, Top 50 ACT English, Reading, and Science Skills, Third Edition offers the most effective study strategy available. The first book of its kind to present the heart of each of the 50 most important ACT concepts, this essential guide provides exercises that show exactly how verbal, reading, and science concept are tested on the ACT. Written by a renowned educational counselor, this book was created specifically for visual learners, with small bits of information to aid in quick, concentrated study. Within each topic, solved problems of gradually increasing difficulty help you build your problem-solving skills. Features: 50 essential skills, each presented clearly on a 2-page spread, offer quick targeted review; the content was created specifically for the visual learner A pre-test designed to identify weaknesses in the critical reading, writing, and language concepts on the ACT that students often struggle with Visually appealing, two- to four-page spreads with lessons that boost knowledge in the 50 essential skills, with step-by-step sample exercises A post-test designed to track your progress in each specific skill A full answer key with helpful explanations 2 extra tests online

Класс: путеводитель по статусной системе Америки

Класс: путеводитель по статусной системе Америки Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Пол Фассел
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Класс: путеводитель по статусной системе Америки by Пол Фассел Summary

Специалист по истории культуры и литературы Пол Фассел увлекательно рассказывает о социальных классах в Америке. Хотя большинство американцев ощущают, что изрядная часть их мыслей и поступков подсказана им соображениями статуса, идея класса у них вызывает смущение. В США нет системы унаследованных титулов и рангов, каждому поколению приходится заново определять иерархии. Классовые различия столь расплывчаты и трудноуловимы, что ставится под сомнение само существование классовой структуры. Фассел подробно описывает стиль жизни каждого класса, то, как его представители одеваются, предпочитают проводить досуг, где живут, какое образование получают. Рассматривая видимые признаки представителей разных социальных классов, он фокусирует внимание на тех, которые отражают их сознательный выбор, и не касается вопросов расовых отношений или, за редкими исключениями, религии и политики. При одном лишь взгляде на человека вы не можете определить, «римский католик» он или «либерал»; вместо этого ваш глаз отмечает «вручную расписанный шейный платок», «паршивую рубашку из полиэстера», а ваше ухо улавливает слова «параметры» или «касаемо». Пытаясь разобраться с подобными индикаторами, Фассел руководствуется не каким-либо научным методом, а скорее чутьем и ощущениями.Книга будет интересна как социологам, культурологам, так и широкому кругу читателей.В формате a4.pdf сохранен издательский макет.

Leveraging Multigenerational Workforce Strategies in Higher Education

Leveraging Multigenerational Workforce Strategies in Higher Education Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edna Chun,Alvin Evans
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The higher education literature on workplace diversity has overlooked the development of multigenerational workforce strategies as a key component of an inclusive talent proposition. While race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and other demographic attributes have gained considerable attention in diversity strategic planning, scant research pertains to building inclusive, multigenerational approaches within the culture and practices of higher education. Now more than ever, there is an urgent and unmet need to identify actionable strategies and approaches that optimize the contributions of multigenerational talent across the faculty, administrator, and staff ranks. With the goal of enhancing workforce capacity and creating more inclusive workplaces, Leveraging Multigenerational Workforce Strategies in Higher Education offers an in-depth look at multigenerational strategies that enhance institutional capacity and respond to educational needs. This book is the first to address the creation of multigenerational strategies in the higher education workplace based upon substantial empirical studies and qualitative research. Drawing on in-depth interviews with faculty and administrators, the book examines the broad "framing" of generations that consists of stereotypes, narratives, images, and emotions. Through the lens of these narratives, it describes how ageist framing is magnified by other minoritized statuses including race/ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation, and can result in structural inequality, process-based discrimination, and asymmetrical behavioral interactions in the higher education workplace. A major feature of the book is its focus on best-in-class HR and diversity policies and strategies that institutional leaders can deploy to overcome generational and ageist barriers and build an inclusive culture that values the contributions of all members. Due to its practical and concrete emphasis in sharing leading-edge policies and practices that comprise a holistic multigenerational workforce strategy, the book will serve as a concrete resource to boards of trustees, presidents, provosts, deans, diversity officers, department chairs, faculty, academic and non-academic administrators, diversity and human resource leaders, and diversity taskforces in their efforts to create strategic, evidence-based multigenerational workforce approaches. In addition, the book will be utilized in upper division and graduate courses in higher education administration, diversity, human resource management, educational leadership, intergenerational issues, gerontology, social work, and organizational psychology.

Critical Criminology Today

Critical Criminology Today Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vincenzo Ruggiero
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What survives of the notions, principles and values of critical criminology? Faced with contexts that could not be more dramatically different to those fostering critical approaches to crime and its control, what is left of the radical theories and practical initiatives that characterized it in the 1970s? This book argues that critical criminology today can be reimagined if new concepts are elaborated, which bring academic efforts close to the practices of social movements. Building on an original collection of anti-hegemonic essays focused on specific criminological areas, including femicide, organized crime, drug use, punishment, state-corporate terrorism and financial crime, this book identifies the radical potential inherent in the choice of areas, topics and variables that critical criminologists can address today. In discussing concepts of distance, power, mercy and troublemaking, this book considers the relationship between critical criminology, social justice and activism. An accessible and compelling read, this book will appeal to all those engaged with critical criminology, sociology and cultural studies.