πŸ“’ Author : Loren Pope
πŸ“’ Publisher : Penguin
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2006-07-25
πŸ“’ Pages : 320
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781101221341
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Study Aids

SYNOPSIS : Prospective college students and their parents have been relying on Loren Pope's expertise since 1995, when he published the first edition of this indispensable guide. This new edition profiles 41 collegesβ€”all of which outdo the Ivies and research universities in producing performers, not only among A students but also among those who get Bs and Cs. Contents include: Evaluations of each school's program and "personality" Candid assessments by students, professors, and deans Information on the progress of graduates This new edition not only revisits schools listed in previous volumes to give readers a comprehensive assessment, it also addresses such issues as homeschooling, learning disabilities, and single-sex education.


πŸ“’ Author : Loren Pope
πŸ“’ Publisher : Penguin Mass Market
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1996
πŸ“’ Pages : 272
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0140239510
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : The distinctive group of forty colleges profiled here is a well-kept secret in a status industry. They outdo the Ivies and research universities in producing winners. And they work their magic on the B and C students as well as on the A students. Loren Pope, director of the College Placement Bureau, provides essential information on schools that he has chosen for their proven ability to develop potential, values, initiative, and risk-taking in a wide range of students. Inside you'll find evaluations of each school's program and personality to help you decide if it's a community that's right for you; interviews with students that offer an insider's perspective on each college; professors' and deans' viewpoints on their school, their students, and their mission; and information on what happens to the graduates and what they think of their college experience. Loren Pope encourages you to be a hard-nosed consumer when visiting a college, advises how to evaluate a school in terms of your own needs and strengths, and shows how the college experience can enrich the rest of your life.


πŸ“’ Author : Loren Pope
πŸ“’ Publisher : Penguin
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2007-12-18
πŸ“’ Pages : 288
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781101201886
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : The celebrated book that revolutionized the way Americans choose colleges-now fully revised and updated An invaluable guide with virtually no competition, this book helped to establish Loren Pope as one of the nation's most respected experts on the college application process. Now fully revised and updated, Looking Beyond the Ivy League offers a step-by-step guide to selecting the right institution, a checklist of specific questions to ask when visiting a college, the secrets to creating good applications and good applicants, and much more. With as few as one-third of college students remaining at the institution they entered as freshmen, finding the right college is harder than ever before. This book makes it easier for students and their parents.


πŸ“’ Author : Donald Asher
πŸ“’ Publisher : Ten Speed Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011-06-29
πŸ“’ Pages : 304
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780307797704
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Study Aids

SYNOPSIS : Fully revised since the first edition, COOL COLLEGES covers the most exciting schools in the U.S. and Canada, with a new chapter on eco schools, an update on tuition-free schools, and the total low-down on the so-called top-ranked schools. Are you hyper-intelligent? Self-directed? A late-bloomer? Or just different? Then you need a great school that will challenge, nurture, inspire, and motivate you-and COOL COLLEGES has got 'Β¬?em. It will also give you the scoop on: What the Ivy league is and what it really wants Totally free schools, including one where financial need is a requirement for admission Universities that don'Β¬?t give grades Schools that don'Β¬?t want your SAT scores Data on the highest (and lowest) paying majors The schools that graduate the most millionaires Men'Β¬?s, women'Β¬?s, and minority-focused colleges Schools where you can design your own degree program A college where you can hike and camp your way to a degree A college that runs its own ranch on an 80-square-mile campus Science and engineering schools where undergrads get their own labs The most competitive colleges, including one that rejects 95% of applicants Campuses where students love to study, even on Saturday nights Schools that offer programs in computer game studies, comedy, auctioneering, special-effects makeup, and more Plus a link to the Web addresses for every college and university in the United States and Canada.COOL COLLEGES is the resource for finding your dream school-and gives you the edge you'Β¬?ll need to get accepted. Reviews"Worth a look, if you'Β¬?re headed for college or getting ready to apply."-San Diego Union Tribune I received a used copy of your book, Cool Colleges (2nd Edition) in the mail this morning and (admittedly) out of vague interest and the slight boredom that comes with not having a driver's license, I picked it up and went about my usual hole-up-in-my-bedroom-with-new-book-and-blinds-down-and-stay-holed-until-I-have-finished-the-text-in-it's-entirety routine. The purpose of this message is to express my nearly inexpressible gratitude to you and your associates in research. I have read life-changing books, articles, and speeches but I have never, not once, been so deeply affected by a work of this type: A guidebook? I have perused U.S. News & World Report's 2007 College Guide and the Newsweek/Kaplan 2007 College Guide, each with their individual talents and faults, but your book was different. For once I felt like the book was directed to students such as myself. I'm not an athlete and I'm no an academic superstar: at my school, that's what it takes to be a favorite. I am just another mediocre teenager in millions who wants to save the world. Your book made me feel, for once, as though someone was looking at those of us hanging by our fingernails on the edge of being completely lost in our distinction. I love to learn for the sake of learning and not because I'm aiming for any star-studded diplomas or accreditations, but because there is so much to learn. Your book not only allowed me to see that there were other "Lost Kids" (that's what my guidance counselor called me) but further that there were places trying to find us because we aren't as lost as some of our superiors like to think. Again Sir, thank you for all your work. It has not gone unnoticed nor was it in vain. If nothing else, you made at least one girl's life (and future) a little brighter. -Carina, 17St. Petersburg, FL From the Trade Paperback edition.


πŸ“’ Author : Elaina Loveland
πŸ“’ Publisher : Supercollege Llc
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2007-11
πŸ“’ Pages : 320
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1932662235
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Study Aids

SYNOPSIS : Offers advice on passing admissions auditions and provides two hundred school profiles, including information on admissions requirements, costs, and programs offered.


πŸ“’ Author : Marybeth Kravets
πŸ“’ Publisher : Princeton Review
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010
πŸ“’ Pages : 831
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780375429613
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : Provides information for students with learning disabilities and their families to understand the services they need, identify goals, and select an appropriate college to match individual needs.


πŸ“’ Author : Princeton Review
πŸ“’ Publisher : Princeton Review
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2017-06-13
πŸ“’ Pages : 352
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781524710309
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : CHOOSE A COLLEGE THAT WILL LAUNCH A CAREER! When it comes to getting the most out of college, the experiences you have outside the classroom are just as important as what you study. Colleges That Create Futures looks beyond the usual β€œbest of” college lists to highlight 50 schools that empower students to discover practical, real-world applications for their talents and interests. The schools in this book feature distinctive research, internship, and hands-on learning programsβ€”all the info you need to help find a college where you can parlay your passion into a successful post-college career. Inside, You'll Find: β€’ In-depth profiles covering career services, internship support, student group activity, alumni satisfaction, noteworthy facilities and programs, and more β€’ Candid assessments of each school’s academics from students, current faculty, and alumni β€’ Unique hands-on learning opportunities for students across majors β€’ Testimonials on career prep from alumni in business, education, law, and much more *************************** What makes Colleges That Create Futures important? You've seen the headlinesβ€”lately the news has been full of horror stories about how the college educational system has failed many recent grads who leave school with huge debt, no job prospects, and no experience in the working world. Colleges That Create Futures identifies schools that don't fall into this trap but instead prepare students for successful careers! How are the colleges selected? Schools are selected based on survey results on career services, grad school matriculation, internship support, student group and government activity, alumni activity and salaries, and noteworthy facilities and programs.


πŸ“’ Author : Lloyd Thacker
πŸ“’ Publisher : Harvard University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2005
πŸ“’ Pages : 205
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0674019776
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : At head of title: Presidents and deans speak out for students.


πŸ“’ Author : Frank Bruni
πŸ“’ Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2015-03-17
πŸ“’ Pages : 176
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781455532698
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : Read award-winning journalist Frank Bruni's New York Times bestseller: an inspiring manifesto about everything wrong with today's frenzied college admissions process and how to make the most of your college years. Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. In Where You Go is Not Who You'll Be, Frank Bruni explains why this mindset is wrong, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. Bruni, a bestselling author and a columnist for the New York Times, shows that the Ivy League has no monopoly on corner offices, governors' mansions, or the most prestigious academic and scientific grants. Through statistics, surveys, and the stories of hugely successful people, he demonstrates that many kinds of colleges serve as ideal springboards. And he illuminates how to make the most of them. What matters in the end are students' efforts in and out of the classroom, not the name on their diploma. Where you go isn't who you'll be. Americans need to hear that--and this indispensable manifesto says it with eloquence and respect for the real promise of higher education.


πŸ“’ Author : Edward B. Burger
πŸ“’ Publisher : Princeton University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2018-11-20
πŸ“’ Pages : 136
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780691182780
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : How you can become better at solving real-world problems by learning creative puzzle-solving skills We solve countless problemsβ€”big and smallβ€”every day. With so much practice, why do we often have trouble making simple decisionsβ€”much less arriving at optimal solutions to important questions? Are we doomed to this muddleβ€”or is there a practical way to learn to think more effectively and creatively? In this enlightening, entertaining, and inspiring book, Edward Burger shows how we can become far better at solving real-world problems by learning creative puzzle-solving skills using simple, effective thinking techniques. Making Up Your Own Mind teaches these techniquesβ€”including how to ask good questions, fail and try again, and change your mindβ€”and then helps you practice them with fun verbal and visual puzzles. The goal is not to quickly solve each challenge but to come up with as many different ways of thinking about it as possible. As you see the puzzles in ever-greater depth, your mind will change, helping you become a more imaginative and creative thinker in daily life. And learning how to be a better thinker pays off in incalculable ways for anyoneβ€”including students, businesspeople, professionals, athletes, artists, leaders, and lifelong learners. A book about changing your mind and creating an even better version of yourself through mental play, Making Up Your Own Mind will delight and reward anyone who wants to learn how to find better solutions to life’s innumerable puzzles. And the puzzles extend to the thought-provoking format of the book itself because one of the later short chapters is printed upside down while another is printed in mirror image, further challenging the reader to see the world through different perspectives and make new meaning.