Author: Antonio Carter
Release Date: 2016-05-07
Don't want to get a job?Is that what I heard?You can start your own business like Mark Zuckerberg.Anyone can do it, anyone at all,But it won't be easy; most start with a crawl.A simple idea inside of your head,Until it's so strong it keeps you from bed.Up thinking all night, about making it real,And all of the fun, how good it'll feel.If you keep up your faith, lock your eyes on the prize,And travel the road, all the lows and the highs,Success will find you at some point, I'm sure.Don't believe me? Just ask any entrepreneur! The perfect gift for the recent grad, this book will give them all the advice they never learned in school and prepare them for life in the real world. Tony Carter's newest picture book for adults is based off of Dr. Suess's Oh! The Places You'll Go! Funny, sharp, and full of good advice for graduates, this book also comes with several blank "Autograph" pages at the end to act as a guest book for grad parties or for use as a yearbook.
A HILARIOUS GRADUATION KEEPSAKE THAT GLEEFULLY EXPOSES THE NOT-ALWAYS-AWESOME REALITIES OF STARTING OUT IN THE ADULT WORLD Congrats! Congrats! You've made it so far. You're an adult now, you're even allowed in a bar. But long before you're going to succeed, You'll eff shit up, 100% guaranteed. This ultimate graduation present is sure to bring a nervous smile to the face of any young adult about to face the wide world.
Author: Jon B. Cooke
Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
COMIC BOOK ARTIST SPECIAL EDITION #2 compiles the new “extras” from CBA Collection Vol. 1-3, including an unpublished story by JACK KIRBY, unpublished art by BERNIE WRIGHTSON, an unused story by JEFF JONES, an extensive new interview with ALAN WEISS, an in-depth examination of Steve Englehart and Marshall Rogers' Batman masterpieces from the 1970s, a comprehensive look at DC's rarely seen Cancelled Comics Cavalcade (perhaps the most collectible DC Comic of that decade), a Paul Gulacy art gallery, Bob Rozakis on writing the infamous Hostess Twinkie ads, Marvel Value Stamp history, Mr. Monster's scrapbook, and more!
Author: David Cass
Publisher: Uvize, Inc.
Release Date: 2011
Every college student can succeed academically and obtain a high GPA. The reason so many college students underperform is because they're not taught how to transition from the structured high school environment to the unstructured college academic environment. The Strategic Student teaches high school seniors and college underclassmen how to make this transition and become more self-reliant. Specific topics include: demystifying college academics prior to arriving on campus; scheduling time efficiently; utilizing on-campus resources; adopting effective study, test-taking, and classroom skills; managing stress; and harnessing technology.
Author: Sara Goldrick-Rab
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2016-09-01
If you are a young person, and you work hard enough, you can get a college degree and set yourself on the path to a good life, right? Not necessarily, says Sara Goldrick-Rab, and with Paying the Price, she shows in damning detail exactly why. Quite simply, college is far too expensive for many people today, and the confusing mix of federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid leaves countless students without the resources they need to pay for it. Drawing on an unprecedented study of 3,000 young adults who entered public colleges and universities in Wisconsin in 2008 with the support of federal aid and Pell Grants, Goldrick-Rab reveals the devastating effect of these shortfalls. Half the students in the study left college without a degree, while less than 20 percent finished within five years. The cause of their problems, time and again, was lack of money. Unable to afford tuition, books, and living expenses, they worked too many hours at outside jobs, dropped classes, took time off to save money, and even went without adequate food or housing. In many heartbreaking cases, they simply left school—not with a degree, but with crippling debt. Goldrick-Rab combines that shocking data with devastating stories of six individual students, whose struggles make clear the horrifying human and financial costs of our convoluted financial aid policies. America can fix this problem. In the final section of the book, Goldrick-Rab offers a range of possible solutions, from technical improvements to the financial aid application process, to a bold, public sector–focused “first degree free” program. What’s not an option, this powerful book shows, is doing nothing, and continuing to crush the college dreams of a generation of young people.
Author: Harry Bauld
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2012-08-21
Genre: Study Aids
What does an admissions officer look for in a college application essay? You. It's that simple. There's no formula, no trick, no strategy, says Harry Bauld, a former Ivy League admissions officer. But with acceptance rates at all-time lows, just being yourself in an essay means understanding your readers and the unique form in which you are writing. In this fully revised and updated edition of the classic guide to writing the best essay of your life, Bauld reveals the big clichés (The Trip, The Jock, Miss America, Pet Death) and helps you discover ways to come alive on the page as a real person instead of applicant number 13,791.
Author: Thomas Harper Jr
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2012-01-06
Its time that people on the street have more access to truth about things that directly affect them. Some of you may think that this is a novel, to be burnt after reading. I strongly differ with you on that point; Marvin Gaye had it right years ago, when he asked the question Whats Going On? For those of us on the streets we need to know, if we are going to survive in this world. No, dont burn the novel, go find out whats going on in your community, city, county, state, and country. Know who you are sleeping with, whats happening to your children, and will you have any grand children, and what kind of life will they have? Truth is, often stranger than fiction!
In her hilarious book of essays, Parks and Recreation star Retta shares the stories that led to her success in Hollywood. In So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know, Parks and Recreation star Retta takes us on her not-so-meteoric rise from roaches to riches (well, rich enough that she can buy $15,000 designer handbags yet scared enough to know she’s always a heartbeat away from ramen with American cheese). Throwing her hard-working Liberian parents for a loop, Retta abandons her plan to attend med school after graduating Duke University to move to Hollywood to star in her own sitcom—like her comedy heroes Lucille Ball and Roseanne. Say what? Word. Turns out Retta might actually be on to something. After winning Comedy Central’s stand-up competition, she should be ready for prime time—but a fear of success derails her biggest dream. Whether reminiscing about her days as a contract chemist at GlaxoSmithKline, telling “dirty” jokes to Mormons, feeling like the odd man out on Parks, fending off racist trolls on Twitter, flirting with Michael Fassbender, or expertly stalking the cast of "Hamilton," Retta’s unique voice and refreshing honesty will make you laugh, cry, and laugh so hard you’ll cry. Her eponymous sitcom might not have happened yet, but by the end of So Close to Being the Sh*t, you’ll be rooting for Retta to be the next one-named wonder to take over your television. And she just might inspire you to reach for the stars, too.
If you're a student hoping to excel at university, this inexpensive how-to guide is just what you need. From selecting a university and orientation to graduation day, the volume covers not only the basics but also provides unique insight every successful student needs to know. Aimed at students worldwide, this book reveals the secrets to university success. Written by a professor, with extensive experience teaching at several universities world-wide, and a recent graduate, who was awarded multiple scholarships, the special insight and guidance in this volume cannot be matched. The self-help guide takes students from the challenges of first year through to their successful graduation. It contains all of the information needed for academic success: - Attending lectures & taking effective notes - Step-by-step approaches to studying and learning - Preparing for and writing tests & exams - Guidance for tackling every type of test question - Strategies for effective listening, writing reports & essays - Advice on academic problems and how to deal with them effectively This book is loaded with professional advice. To enhance the learning experience, it includes interesting true stories and information from the latest International research on teaching and learning. Along with the university calendar and required textbooks, this is the only guide a student will need to reach his or her full potential. Follow this guide to academic achievement and be proud of your degree!
The neurolearning-expert creators of the award-winning blog by the same name reveal the unique brain structure and organization of dyslexic individuals, identifying how the differences responsible for reading challenges also enable specific mechanical, artistic, narrative and dynamic talents. Reprint.