How to Get Into Oxbridge

Author: Christopher See
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749463281
Release Date: 2012-05-03
Genre: Education

With competition to get into Oxbridge now so fierce, this book goes beyond standard application technique to focus on long-term development of intellectual potential including insight into the power of positive decision-making; how to practise independent and critical thinking skills; and how you can develop extra-curricular knowledge in genuine and impressive ways to stand out from the crowd. The book includes practical and insider knowledge that can't be found elsewhere - like how to strategically choose your college to boost your chances of admission, and how to interpret and respond to interview questions in a way that demonstrates your intellectual curiosity and academic potential. You'll find sample personal statements; examples of interview questions for all subjects; practical advice on fees and funding; and how to manage parents and peers. There is also a chapter dedicated to International Students.

The Ultimate Oxbridge Interview Guide

Author: Dr. Rohan Agarwal
Publisher: RAR Medical Services Limited
ISBN: 9781999857080
Release Date: 2017-12-07
Genre: Education

“How many grains of sand are there in the world?” “Why is DNA like sheet music?” “Can you hear silence?” These are examples of Real Questions that were asked in the 2015 Oxbridge interviews. Stumped? You don’t need to be! Published by the UKs Leading University Admissions Company, the Ultimate Oxbridge Interview Guide contains over 900 Oxbridge Interview Questions that have been asked over the last 5 years for 18 Subjects. This book provides Fully Worked Model Answers for over 200 of these and guides you through the topics and problems that each one raises. With contributions and advice from over 40 Specialist Oxbridge Tutors, this is your Ultimate companion to the Oxbridge Interview and a MUST-BUY for those who have an upcoming interview at Oxbridge.

So You Want to Go to Oxbridge Tell Me About a Banana

Author: Ivo Stourton
Publisher:
ISBN: 0955079705
Release Date: 2005-10
Genre: Education

So You Want To Go To Oxbridge? is a unique guide to the real world of Oxbridge admissions. Oxbridge Applications has helped over 6,000 applicants to Oxford and Cambridge universities and has achieved a success rate of twice the average. Add to this the role of ex-admissions tutors, extensive interview histories and a network of over two hundred Oxbridge graduates who cover all subjects, and you have an organisation that is unique in helping students fulfil their potential. Whilst there are other books on how to get into Oxbridge, none matches the sheer scope and depth of knowledge of So You Want To Go To Oxbridge?, Oxbridge Applications is the only organisation in the world that focuses purely on getting students into Oxbridge and this is the first time it has revealed its secrets in book format. The book covers all parts of the application process - choosing a course, picking a college, the personal statement, submitted work, admissions tests and of course the all important interview. It has real past interview questions for all subjects, insights of successful applicants who have been through the process and inside advice from tutors who used to make the offers.

Succeed in Your Medical School Interview

Author: Christopher See
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749461393
Release Date: 2010-11-03
Genre: Study Aids

After completing the medical school application comes the last, and often most challenging aspect of the school selection process; the interview. Notoriously hard to prepare for, it's difficult to know what to read, what questions might be asked and how to answer them. How to Succeed In Your Medical School Interview de-mystifies the interview process. It provides clear guidelines and a unique framework; giving you the relevant points to consider while crucially leaving conclusions open to express your own opinions and personality. It provides a systematic and methodical process which enables you to mine information from examiners, whilst demonstrating your academic ability. With a huge bank of questions covering all aspects of the interview spectrum, including a specific section of Oxbridge questions, you will learn how to prepare, how to present yourself and most importantly, what to say.

Pedigree

Author: Lauren A. Rivera
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400880744
Release Date: 2016-03-22
Genre: Social Science

Americans are taught to believe that upward mobility is possible for anyone who is willing to work hard, regardless of their social status, yet it is often those from affluent backgrounds who land the best jobs. Pedigree takes readers behind the closed doors of top-tier investment banks, consulting firms, and law firms to reveal the truth about who really gets hired for the nation's highest-paying entry-level jobs, who doesn’t, and why. Drawing on scores of in-depth interviews as well as firsthand observation of hiring practices at some of America’s most prestigious firms, Lauren Rivera shows how, at every step of the hiring process, the ways that employers define and evaluate merit are strongly skewed to favor job applicants from economically privileged backgrounds. She reveals how decision makers draw from ideas about talent—what it is, what best signals it, and who does (and does not) have it—that are deeply rooted in social class. Displaying the "right stuff" that elite employers are looking for entails considerable amounts of economic, social, and cultural resources on the part of the applicants and their parents. Challenging our most cherished beliefs about college as a great equalizer and the job market as a level playing field, Pedigree exposes the class biases built into American notions about the best and the brightest, and shows how social status plays a significant role in determining who reaches the top of the economic ladder.

How to Get Into Medical School

Author: Christopher See
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749461416
Release Date: 2010-08-03
Genre: Study Aids

The medical school application procedure can be a cause of great stress for its applicants as well as their parents. The pressure to complete complicated forms and undergo extensive revision as well as the additional anxieties about work experience make it difficult to know where to start. How To Get into Medical School offers practical help and advice on all of these subjects and more. It gives you a clear idea of what is required and desired for medical school applications, real life examples with key learning points of what to avoid and how, as well as sample test questions from the UKCAT and BMAT exams. It is written by a doctor who qualified in medicine from Trinity College Cambridge and who also prepares high school children with potential for applications to Oxbridge and top universities in the UK and US, for the subjects of science and medicine. Online resources for this book include downloadble templates including sample letters, essays and work experience diary.

Getting Into Oxford Cambridge 2019 Entry

Author: Mat Carmody
Publisher: Trotman Education
ISBN: 191106780X
Release Date: 2018-04-02
Genre:

Updated annually to include all the vital details of the latest admissions procedures, Getting into Oxford & Cambridge tells you everything you need to know to get onto the course of your choice. With invaluable information and step-by-step guidance, the book will lead you through every step of the process.

So You Want to Go to Oxbridge

Author: Oxbridge Applications Staff
Publisher:
ISBN: 0955079772
Release Date: 2016-07
Genre:

This comprehensive guide to Oxford and Cambridge applications is packed full of research-led insights and support for applicants, parents and teachers. Written by Oxbridge-graduates and admissions experts, this guide gives students the guidance they need to excel at every stage of the Oxbridge admissions process.

Excellent Sheep

Author: William Deresiewicz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476702728
Release Date: 2015-05-26
Genre: Education

A Yale professor and author of A Jane Austen Education evaluates the consequences of high-pressure educational and parenting approaches that challenge the mind's ability to think critically and creatively, calling for strategic changes that can offer college students a self-directed sense of purpose.

Meritocracy and the University

Author: Anna Mountford Zimdars
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781849665483
Release Date: 2016-04-07
Genre: Social Science

Who gets into elite universities, how and why? What are places like Harvard in the United States or Cambridge in England looking for when they admit undergraduate students? What qualities do selectors value and how do they decide between many applicants with often stellar attainment records? And, are we all better off because of who these elite universities admit? Meritocracy and the University provides an insight into the world of university admissions. Based on interviews with professional admissions staff and academic faculty members who select students, the book explains what selectors value and how they make decisions. By shining a light on the world of university admissions in England and in the United States, readers are invited to reflect on the similarities and differences in who selects and how selection is done, the purpose and mission of universities, and the challenges universities face in building fair admissions processes when earlier opportunities to shine in education are unequally distributed.

New Headway English Course

Author: John Soars
Publisher:
ISBN: 0194376117
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A new edition with a revised syllabus and completely new material.

The Professor Is In

Author: Karen Kelsky
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780553419436
Release Date: 2015-08-04
Genre: Education

The definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post-docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph.D. into their ideal job Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their Ph.D. And each year only a small percentage of them will land a job that justifies and rewards their investment. For every comfortably tenured professor or well-paid former academic, there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts, and many more who simply give up in frustration. Those who do make it share an important asset that separates them from the pack: they have a plan. They understand exactly what they need to do to set themselves up for success. They know what really moves the needle in academic job searches, how to avoid the all-too-common mistakes that sink so many of their peers, and how to decide when to point their Ph.D. toward other, non-academic options. Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help readers join the select few who get the most out of their Ph.D. As a former tenured professor and department head who oversaw numerous academic job searches, she knows from experience exactly what gets an academic applicant a job. And as the creator of the popular and widely respected advice site The Professor is In, she has helped countless Ph.D.’s turn themselves into stronger applicants and land their dream careers. Now, for the first time ever, Karen has poured all her best advice into a single handy guide that addresses the most important issues facing any Ph.D., including: -When, where, and what to publish -Writing a foolproof grant application -Cultivating references and crafting the perfect CV -Acing the job talk and campus interview -Avoiding the adjunct trap -Making the leap to nonacademic work, when the time is right The Professor Is In addresses all of these issues, and many more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Getting Into Oxford and Cambridge 2017 Entry

Author: Seán P. Buckley
Publisher: Trotman, Limited
ISBN: 1911067087
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre:

Winning a place at Oxford or Cambridge is tougher than ever, with only 20% of applicants being successful. This book is packed with practical information to help students stand out from the crowd, including advice on making a successful UCAS application, model personal statements, the new Cambridge admissions tests and tips from admissions tutors.

Social Movements

Author: Donatella della Porta
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405148214
Release Date: 2009-02-09
Genre: Social Science

Social Movements is a comprehensive introduction and critical analysis of collective action in society today. In this new edition, the authors have updated all chapters with the most recent scientific literature, expanded on topics such as individual motivations, new media, public policies, and governance. Draws on research and empirical work across the social sciences to address the key questions in this international field. New edition expands on topics such as individual motivations, new media, public policies, and governance. Has been redesigned in a more user-friendly format.