Author: Edward Fiske
Release Date: 2016-06-24
Genre: Study Aids
"The best college guide you can buy."-USA Today Every college and university has a story, and no one tells those stories like former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske. That's why, for more than 30 years, the Fiske Guide to Colleges has been the leading guide to 320+ four-year schools, including quotes from real students and information you won't find on colleges' websites. Fully updatedand expanded every year, Fiske is the most authoritative source of information for college-bound students and their parents. Helpful, honest, and straightforward, theFiske Guide to Collegesdelivers an insider's look at what it's really like to be a student at the "best and most interesting" schools in the United States, plus Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland—so you can find the best fits for you. In addition to detailed and candid storieson each school, you will find: *A self-quiz to help you understand what you are really looking for in a college *Lists of strong programs and popular majors at each college *"Overlap" listings to help you expand your options *Indexes that break down schools by state, price, and average debt *Vital information on how to apply, including deadlines, fees, and test requirements *Exclusive academic, social, and quality-of-life ratings *All the basics, including financial aid stats, SAT/ACT scores, and acceptance rates Plus a special section highlighting the 44 public and private Best Buy schools—colleges that provide the best educational value "I send students to Fiske before I send them anywhere else." —Director of College Counseling, Los Olivos, CA
Author: Edward Fiske
Release Date: 2017-07-01
Genre: Study Aids
The #1 bestselling college guide, from the most trusted expert Every college and university has a story - and no one tells those stories like former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske. Counselors everywhere agree, the Fiske Guide to Colleges is the best way to get to know the unique personalities of schools without visiting campus.Featuring Fiske's trademark descriptions, exclusive ratings, up-to-date tips from current students, and tools for broadening and narrowing your list, the Fiske Guide is the #1 source for discovering more than 320 of the best colleges and universities - and finding the right one for you.
This book is a comprehensive guide, designed to make college transfer between four-year schools as successful as possible. Chapters outline the steps to take from the moment a student finds him/herself considering college transfer to the first semester at his/her next college.
Author: Jennifer Ann Aquino
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2017-05-08
strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"Winner of the 2018 International Book Awards Education/Academic category! 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.
Author: David Palfreyman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2017-12-19
What is a university? What is the University? How have universities evolved over the centuries? How might they change over the coming decades as the physical and organisational entity most identified with "higher education" being delivered to over 250 million students? What will be the impactof digital- and distance-learning, of commercial for-profit new entrants to the higher education market, of government austerity, of globalization, of student consumerism? Exploring the origins and the concept, the idea and the ideal, of the university, this Very Short Introduction discusses one of the world's oldest, most resilient, and most adaptable institutions. David Palfreyman and Paul Temple consider the links between universities and the economy, and the roleof universities within society. Highlighting some of the key questions surrounding the position of universities, they ask how the university can be politically accountable for its taxpayer funding, if it needs to be autonomous to function effectively as a public good. Are professors professionalenough in their teaching practices at a time that increasing tuition fees transform students more and more into consumers? And just what does "academic freedom" for university faculties really entail? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Author: Anna Costaras
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
Release Date: 2017-11-02
College Bound? College Bound Organizer is your step-by-step comprehensive guide to organize every step of the college application process from college search through college admission. College admissions is tougher than ever: Between now and 2020, about 90 million high schoolers in the U.S. will try to get into college. And, nearly three million students are expected to enroll as first-time freshmen in degree-granting institutions in the United States this school year. Each of these students will apply to many schools — five, 10, perhaps as many as 20 — and each of those applications has a daunting number of T’s to cross and I’s to dot. With standardized test taking and school visits, the college application essay to write and forms to fill out, there is so much to do. Applying to college is intimidating and overwhelming for both teenagers and parents. “Planning ahead and “getting there first” can do more than help students get into a good college — it can provide them with life skills, a solid education, and lifelong friends.” – Business Insider If you intend to be college bound: The challenge is to be well informed, prepared, focused and organized throughout the multi-step college search and admission process. Your solution is The College Bound Organizer, the ultimate guide to help students effectively navigate this very complicated and stressful process. "Using The College Bound Organizer is one way to help you stay focused on what is really important."--Edward B. Fiske, bestselling author of Fiske Guide to Colleges The College Bound Organizer helps students: • Understand what admission officers are looking for in an applicant • Prevent common mistakes students make on their applications • Build a personal profile • Plan an individualized testing schedule • Research colleges to identify schools that are a good fit • Develop a balanced list of schools • Secure letters of recommendation • Complete and submit applications accurately and on time • Develop the college application essay • Apply for financial aid and scholarships • Ace interviews • Sort through and manage application results • Make a final decision
Presents a visual perspective on correct alignment, posture, and movements. It offers an inside look at your workout by providing a customisable approach and combining full-color anatomical illustrations with step-by-step instructions for the most effective mat exercises ; aim: to build a stronger, more articulate body.
Wenn David auf Goliath trifft, hat er zwei Möglichkeiten: Spielt er nach dessen Regeln, wird er verlieren. Ist er bereit, die Regeln der Macht zu brechen, zwingt er den Riesen damit in die Knie. Malcolm Gladwell ist davon überzeugt: Underdogs sind Gewinner! In genialen Episoden von listigen Kriegsherren, halbstarken Basketballteams und inspirierten Softwareentwicklern zeigt der Kultautor, dass Triumph keine Frage der Größe, sondern der inneren Haltung ist. Gladwells hintersinniges Plädoyer für das Große im Kleinen ist zugleich ein Appell zum kreativen Ungehorsam. Nach der Lektüre dieses verblüffenden Buchs ist kein Riese mehr vor Ihnen sicher.
Julius, ein junger Psychiater, durchstreift die Straßen Manhattans, allein und ohne Ziel, stundenlang. Die Bewegung ist ein Ausgleich zur Arbeit, sie strukturiert seine Abende, seine Gedanken. Er lässt sich treiben, und während seine Schritte ihn tragen, denkt er an seine kürzlich zerbrochene Liebesbeziehung, seine Kindheit, seine Isolation in dieser Metropole voller Menschen. Fast unmerklich verzaubert sein Blick die Umgebung, die Stadt blättert sich vor ihm auf, offenbart die Spuren der Menschen, die früher hier lebten. Mit jeder Begegnung, jeder neuen Entdeckung gerät Julius tiefer hinein in die verborgene Gegenwart New Yorks – und schließlich in seine eigene, ihm fremd gewordene Vergangenheit. Für seinen faszinierenden Roman über einen Flaneur des 21. Jahrhunderts ist Teju Cole international von Presse und Lesern gefeiert und mit Autoren wie Sebald, Camus oder Naipaul verglichen worden. Getragen vom Fluss seiner bewegenden, klaren Sprache, erzählt »Open City« eine Geschichte von Erinnerung, Entwurzelung und der erlösenden Kraft der Kunst.
Author: Randy Pausch
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
Release Date: 2010-10-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
»Die Buchsensation des Jahres.« Focus Im September 2007 hält Randy Pausch, Informatik-Professor an der Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, seine Abschiedsvorlesung. Das Thema: Seine Kindheitsträume und wie er sie verwirklicht hat. Der Anlass: Pausch ist unheilbar an Krebs erkrankt. Kurz darauf kennen Millionen Menschen ihn und seine bewegende Rede. Das vorliegende Buch, für das die »Last Lecture« den Anstoß gegeben hat, ist in Gesprächen mit dem Journalisten Jeffrey Zaslow entstanden. Darin sind die Lebenseinsichten Pauschs mit seiner persönlichen Lebensgeschichte verwoben. Wie man seine Träume verwirklicht und anderen dabei hilft – ein beeindruckendes Beispiel für Optimismus und Lebensbejahung.