Author: Paul Glastris
Publisher: New Press, The
Release Date: 2015-03-10
Genre: Study Aids
A college degree has never been more important—or more expensive. If you're not made of money, where can you get an amazing liberal arts education without your parents having to remortgage the house or cash in their retirement fund? Which degrees will allow you to fulfill your dreams and earn a decent paycheck? What do you really need to know if you're the first in your family to go to college? How do you find good schools that offer a well-rounded campus life for black or Latino students? From the staff of Washington Monthly comes a new kind of college guide, inspired by and including the magazine's signature alternative college rankings. The Other College Guide features smartly designed, engaging chapters on finding the best-fit schools and the real deal about money, loans, and preparing for the world of work. This essential higher ed handbook also highlights information on what to look for (and watch out for) in online programs and for-profit colleges and concludes with fifty profiles of remarkable but frequently overlooked schools. All things being unequal, The Other College Guide will provide American students—and their families and school counselors—with the honest and practical information they need to make sense of the college process and carve a path to the future they imagine.
Advises students, parents, and guidance counselors on how to obtain the best education for an individual student at the cheapest price, and includes insight into what is actually happening in admissions and financial aid offices.
This book is designed for college and secondary educators who are looking for support as they begin their teaching careers. While preparing new instructors for the demands of teaching, the authors outline some of the main theories on learning styles, contemporary trends in education, and a variety of teaching methodologies.
This welcome antidote to the conventional career guide answers the old question—"So, what are you going to do with your life?"—in a groundbreaking way. From the team behind the campus and online resource and the inspirational TV series in its eleventh season, ROADMAP helps emerging careerists think deeply about how they can enter the workforce and thrive, using Roadtrip Nation's interest-based approach. Full-color charts and graphs offer a unique visually engaging reading experience and prompts for reflection are interspersed, making the reading process interactive and the discoveries personally impactful. With actionable, real-world wisdom on every page, it's an essential tool for today's young professionals and the parents, educators, and advisors seeking to inspire them.
Author: Jessica Holsman
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
How to Study Do you want to develop great study skills, learn how to study smarter, and reach your full potential as a student? How to study “We are always told to study for exams and assignments but I can't remember a time when I was instructed on how to study!” Study tips: Jessica Holsman of YouTube’s Study With Jess and Nickelodeon’s AwesomenessTV is changing the way teens feel about school. In her debut book, The High School Survival Guide, Holsman shares exclusive study tips and tricks to help you with how to get better grades! You will learn good study habits and tips, including: • How to get better grades • How to study better • How to study for a test • How to be a better student • How to study smarter High School Survival Guide: Beyond the classroom, Holsman, who has a degree in Psychology, helps you understand your social skills as you grow from a Freshman to a Senior. From your first year orientation to applying for college and graduation, Holsman provides the best study tips and tricks to help you stay organized, write assignments, complete exams, manage stress and live a well-balanced life! Maximize your full potential, ace your next test, and become an A+ student!
Today's high school students are in new territory when it comes to making college and career decisions. College costs, the current economy, and the wide variety of educational options available mean that students and their parents are, more than ever, in
With input from teens, parents, and numerous experts, Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning knows just how to talk to high school students about the important decisions involving life after graduation. This easy-to-read guide, with updated content, enables busy students to hone in on the right information for them. Whether it's mapping the road from high school to college, figuring out financial aid, determining if joining the military is the right move, preparing for an interview, or developing early career skills, Teens' Guide addresses each option available to young adults with meaningful information. Inside you'll find valuable advice from guidance counselors, instructors, college admission officials, military officers, and-most importantly-other high school students! Also includes, expert tips for interviews, resumes, and cover letters. With new content written by Justin Muchnick, current high school junior and author of Peterson's® The Boarding School Survival Guide, this guide will help you get ready for life after high school.
Get Recruited: The Definitive Guide to Playing College Sports is by far the best book of its kind for those looking to play sports in college. The only book written with contributions from more than 70 college coaches, Get Recruited offers real life tips from the college coaches doing the recruiting. It covers camp, showcases, tournaments, videos, and a variety of other tips to give you an edge over the competition.
Author: Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Genre: Study Aids
"Admission Possible "doesn't just describe college admissions--it shows exactly what to say and do every step along the way from freshman through senior year of high school, using fully illustrated examples and checklists.
Author: Jon Fugler
Release Date: 2017-08-02
Your family's athletic scholarship dream can become a reality when you apply the recruiting steps clearly laid out in the Athletic Scholarship Playbook.You're a parent. Your son or daughter is a talented high school athlete. You know they have what it takes to compete at the next level and you want to see them get recruited by college coaches. You believe they are athletic scholarship material.Or you're an athlete. You dream of being recruited by college coaches and earning an athletic scholarship. But you don't know where to start.You see other athletes in your city receive full rides and you wonder how they got discovered. Did coaches just find them or is there more to it?You want answers.Jon Fugler takes the mystery out of recruiting and athletic scholarships, providing parents and student-athletes a clear, actionable plan.Athletic scholarships are not just reserved for the best athletes in the city, county, state, country or even team. Every high school athlete who can compete at the next level has a good opportunity for an athletic scholarship. You just need to know the steps to getting noticed and recruited.This Playbook is your recruiting roadmap that will lead you to success, covering steps for all sports, both men's and women's. This complete, detailed, how-to guide covers everything from how to get discovered, how to move up multiple coaches' prospect lists, NCAA and NAIA eligibility and recruiting rules, producing an effective video, choosing the right camps, tournaments and showcases, what to ask coaches so you get the full picture about their program and your status, how to make the final school choice, and much more.Whether you're just starting out or you've been at it for a while, Jon's step-by-step approach will empower you to take control of the recruiting process. You'll get results, even begin hearing from college coaches in the next 30 days.These are the same things Jon discovered to get his twin sons fully paid educations ... at the school of their choice ... playing the sport they love. Since then, Jon has been coaching parents and athletes for over 15 years, helping them achieve their families' scholarship dreams. In this book, he shares the very same things he has taught families like yours.You'll know exactly what you need to do to get on the radar of college coaches, stay on their radar and get offers. Here's a quick look at the key elements you'll learn in the book:* The #1, most powerful way for your son or daughter to get college coaches' attention quickly (in the first 30 days) - this works like crazy! * Jon's proven five-step strategy for landing an athletic scholarship at a school you can trust is the best fit. * What you must do before you even think about getting your son or daughter's name in front of college coaches. * The secret to getting the best offers from the right schools. * How to make your student-athlete stand out and get noticed among all the other prospects. * The proven method for your kid to constantly move up on a coach's prospect list. * How to get the contact info for 75 coaches in less than an hour - not only is it possible, it's easier to do it this way. * When and how to use video.* How to choose camps and showcases so your athlete is in front of the right coaches.* How parents and athletes can work together as a team to get the best results.* How to evaluate your scholarship offers and make the final school choice that is truly the best fit.This book is the culmination of Jon's 15+ years of work with parents and athletes and his proven, step-by-step system for recruiting. You'll come away empowered to run your own recruiting campaign.
A college guide for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students includes profiles of the top LGBT-friendly institutions in the United States, tools for choosing a college, and advice for students and college officials.
Author: Debra Bell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2000-06-11
Now even more complete, with updated lists of available resource materials, this manual is your access guide to home schooling- maximizing our family life while providing a quality education for your children. If you're considering homeschooling, this book is a must-read before you decide; and if you've been at it for awhile, it's a fresh perspective, with plenty of tactics for renewing your energy and motivating your kids. With wit and wisdom gleaned from years of experience, Debra Bell sets forth a compelling vision for the joys of home-based learnng and the essential tools for success. The CD-ROM contains the complete text of the book, plus website links and a search engine.
Author: John Zmirak
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2014-03-11
“By far the best college guide, for both its honesty and its insights.” —Thomas Sowell Over the past decade, Choosing the Right College has established itself as the indispensable resource for students—and parents—who want the unvarnished truth about America’s top colleges and universities. It is the most in-depth, independently researched college guide on the market, using on-campus sources to turn up the best—and worst—aspects of nearly 150 schools. Just as important, Choosing the Right College covers the intellectual, political, and social conditions that really matter, including: · The integrity and rigor of the curriculum · Which courses and professors to take—and which to avoid · The prevalence of politics in the classroom and the state of free speech—all highlighted with ISI’s unique “traffic light” · Living arrangements, safety, and other keys to student life · How to get a real education at any school Beyond all that, this brand-new edition of Choosing the Right College features a host of innovations, including: “So You’re Looking For...,” top-five lists of colleges for all types of students; a quick list of each school’s strengths and weaknesses; an insider’s look at the pros and cons of online education; and more. This new edition of Choosing the Right College also provides the financial information families need in this age of soaring tuition. What are the most overpriced colleges—and which are relatively good values? What is the average student-debt load? To cap it all off, Choosing the Right College introduces the groundbreaking feature “Blue Collar Ivies”—in-depth reports on the best affordable colleges in all fifty states. Choosing the Right College 2014–15 will completely change the way young people make a life-altering decision.
Author: Andrew Belasco
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2016-08-30
Genre: Family & Relationships
The Enlightened College Applicant presents a no-nonsense account of how students should approach the college search and admissions process. Instead of providing recycled entrance statistics or anecdotal generalizations about campus life, authors Belasco and Bergman incorporate cutting-edge data and research to pull back the curtain on critical topics.