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.
The Teaching Roadmap is designed for college and secondary educators who are looking for support as they begin their teaching careers. While one of the main foci of this book is 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. Beyond the mechanics of the teaching-learning process, this book emphasizes preparation (e.g., creating syllabi, developing lesson plans, and where to look for assistance). Throughout the book, common pitfalls in all areas of teaching are addressed, and recommendations for resolving problems are offered. Considering the investment in time that it takes to research, this book has been designed to be a user-friendly and concise outline of the most important themes that confront new teachers. Each chapter includes easily accessible information on how to quickly access to a variety of outside resources. Finally, the web site support center offers immediate access to multiple templates, activities, and other resources to save you time!
Author: George E. Edwards
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2013-03-14
Like an atlas, the LL.M. Roadmap: An International Student's Guide to U.S. Law School Programs provides a series of "roadmaps" to guide prospective LL.M. students through every step of their journey. From assessing your reasons to acquire an LL.M., to choosing an American law school, meeting financial and immigration challenges, and succeeding in law school and a career in law, the LL.M. Roadmap provides straightforward guidance, along with plenty of checklists and reference sources. In ten parts and 33 chapters, this valuable text offers a careful examination of every consideration and contingency for making important life decisions. An indispensable guide for prospective LL.M. candidates, the LL.M. Roadmap features: information and analysis to help readers answer their most pressing questions, such as Should I worry about an LL.M. program's ranking and reputation? How do I get admitted to a U.S. LL.M. Program? What questions should I ask before accepting a U.S. law school's offer of admission? What kind of financial assistance is available? Can I work part-time during my LL.M. program? What will it take to succeed in a U.S. LL.M. program? practical guidance for navigating through the entire LL.M. experience degree and English-language proficiency requirements how U.S. law professors teach legal writing, research, and communication techniques determining whether extracurricular activities will help common immigration and student visa challenges and requirements employment and career advice numerous checklists and lists of resources
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.
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
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!
Straight talk and tips from top students to help make academic excellence a lifestyle. Getting a passing grade is one thing—cramming to memorize facts, knowing what's on the test, finishing a paper just before the deadline—but being a top student is something else entirely. So what makes the difference between a good student and a top student? Being a top student is a lifestyle, not just an A on your transcript. The Secrets of Top Students: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Acing High School and College offers advice from lifelong top student, Stefanie Weisman, to help you learn the keys to studying smart, staying motivated, and making academic excellence a part of your life. Tips from 45 Top Students Learn strategies on making the grade with first-hand advice from valedictorians, Rhodes scholars, Fulbright scholars, Intel Science Fair finalists, a National Spelling bee champion, and more! Lifestyle Tips and Techniques Discover tips and mantras that will keep you on the road to academic success. Helpful Exercises Practice makes perfect. Put what you've learned to the test with easy exercises on taking notes, staying motivated, and more.
Author: Herbert Kohl
Publisher: New Press, The
Release Date: 2012-02-07
What do Whoopi Goldberg, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Rosie Perez, and Phylicia Rashad have in common? A transformative encounter with the arts during their school years. Whether attending a play for the first time, playing in the school orchestra, painting a mural under the direction of an art teacher, or writing a poem, these famous performers each credit an experience with the arts at school with helping them discover their inner humanity and putting them on the road to fully realized creative lives. In The Muses Go to School, autobiographical pieces with well-known artists and performers are paired with interpretive essays by distinguished educators to produce a powerful case for positioning the arts at the center of primary and secondary school curriculums. Spanning a range of genres from acting and music to literary and visual arts, these smart and entertaining voices make surprising connections between the arts and the development of intellect, imagination, spirit, emotional intelligence, self-esteem, and self-discipline of young people. With support from a star-studded cast, editors Herbert Kohl and Tom Oppenheim present a memorable critique of the growing national trend to eliminate the arts in public education. Going well beyond the traditional rationales, The Muses Go to School shows that creative arts, as a means of academic and personal development, are a critical element of any education. It is essential reading for teachers, parents, and anyone who really cares about education.
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.
The college-preparation experience can be fraught with questions and uncertainties. But Pamela Ellis, MBA, PhD is here to offer advice, insight, and counseling that will ease rather than raise your anxiety levels. What to Know Before They Go is an effective tool to help parents guide their teens toward preparing for college before high school even starts. From choosing a high school to understanding how academic skills and activities will influence future college opportunities, Dr. Pamela encourages parents to develop a forward-thinking plan as early as possible. Dr. Pamela then breaks down the high-school years, offering achievable goals to focus on throughout each year. These goals include developing self-awareness during freshman year, exploring and discovering personal interests during sophomore year, connecting with and visiting colleges during junior year, and applying to colleges during senior year. Then, once college is on the immediate horizon, Dr. Pamela walks readers through what to expect when paying for college and gives parents resources and helpful hints for understanding, applying for, and accepting scholarships and financial aid. With anecdotes about her own experience sending her child to college, Dr. Pamela offers reassurance and encouragement for parents as they shepherd their teens into their next stage of life.
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.
Author: Anne T. Henderson
Release Date: 2010-07-09
Countless studies demonstrate that students with parents actively involved in their education at home and school are more likely to earn higher grades and test scores, enroll in higher-level programs, graduate from high school, and go on to post-secondary education. Beyond the Bake Sale shows how to form these essential partnerships and how to make them work. Packed with tips from principals and teachers, checklists, and an invaluable resource section, Beyond the Bake Sale reveals how to build strong collaborative relationships and offers practical advice for improving interactions between parents and teachers, from insuring that PTA groups are constructive and inclusive to navigating the complex issues surrounding diversity in the classroom. Written with candor, clarity, and humor, Beyond the Bake Sale is essential reading for teachers, parents on the front lines in public schools, and administrators and policy makers at all levels.
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.