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Learn the secrets of successful graduate school applicants.Graduate Admissions Essays, by higher education expert Donald Asher, is the essential resource for anyone thinking about graduate or professional school. This newly revised and thoroughly updated fourth edition has the latest tactics for online admissions, information about new essay and portfolio formats, links to hot websites and little-known resources, and insider tips for giving your applications the edge of equally - or better - qualified applicants. Graduate Admissions Essays offers a wealth of information found nowhere else.• 50 exemplary samples of winning essays• Exercises and alerts for common mistakes to improve your writing• Strategies to lobby your way into the most competitive programs• A method for using strategic application timing to improve your chance of admission• Ways to secure great letters of recommendation• Information on finding and getting the best scholarships, residencies, and fellowshipsBased on thousands of interviews with successful graduate students and graduate admissions officers, Graduate Admissions Essays deconstructs and demystifies the increasingly competitive application process and provides a detailed action plan that has proven successful for getting into prestigious graduate programs across the country and abroad.
Norman Hall's Firefighter Exam Preparation Book (2nd Edition)
For more than a decade, Norman Hall's Firefighter Exam Preparation Book has been the #1 test preparation book for prospective firefighters. Back by popular demand, Norman Hall has completely updated and revised this hugely successful book for this second edition, presenting new tips and time-tested methods for attaining the highest scores.
English for Everyone Course Book (Level 1 Beginner)
Are you a beginner learning English as a second language?Everything you need is included in English for Everyone: Level 1: Beginner, Course Book - it's a grammar book, vocabulary builder, and exercise course all in one. Learn to engage in everyday topics such as your job, home, likes and dislikes, health, and more. This course book also covers how to talk about the present.English for Everyone: Level 1: Beginner, Course Book covers the language skills, vocabulary, and grammar needed for the major global English-language exams, including TOEFL. All learning is practiced across speaking, listening, reading, and writing exercises, offering rounded preparation for work, travel, study, and exams. Download the free app and practice online with free listening exercises at www.dkefe.com.
Hot X: Algebra Exposed!
Danica McKellar's New York Times bestseller tackles the most feared of all math classes: Algebra! Algebra: The word alone has been known to strike fear in the hearts of even the best students, but help is here! With her two earlier books, actress and math genius Danica McKellar shattered the "math nerd" stereotype and empowered girls to conquer middle-school math and pre- algebra. Sizzling with McKellar's trademark sass and style, Hot X: Algebra Exposed now shows them how to master algebra topics like square roots, polynomials, quadratic equations, word problems, and more. In addition to fun extras like personality quizzes, reader polls, and boy-crazy confessionals, Hot X includes time-saving tips and tricks sample problems with detailed solutions relatable real-world examples Parents and daughters alike will cheer McKellar as they watch their test scores rise!
English for Everyone Practice Book (Level 1 Beginner)
Are you a beginner learning English as a second language?English for Everyone: Level 1: Beginner, Practice Book makes learning English easier. More than 700 exercises use graphics and visuals to develop English skills in speaking and pronunciation, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar.Exercises may include finding the errors in sample text messages, reading comprehension questions, fill-in-the-blanks, word order games, and listening questions.English for Everyone: Level 1: Beginner, Practice Book covers the skills and topics needed for the major global English-language exams, including TOEFL, and uses the same testing methods so you can practice your skills and measure your success.Use this practice book with English for Everyone: Level 1: Beginner, Course Book so you can work with the books together. And, download the free app and practice online with free listening exercises at www.dkefe.com.
The definitive guide to writing an amazing essay and mastering the college applications process.Writing a memorable personal statement can seem like an overwhelming project for a young college applicant, but college essay coach Alan Gelb's organized and encouraging step-by-step instructions take the intimidation out of the process, enabling applicants to craft a meaningful and polished college admissions essay. Gelb teaches students to identify an engaging topic and use creative writing techniques to compose a vivid statement that will reflect their individuality. A consistent top-seller in the college prep category, Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Easy Steps has been revised to include extra information on supplemental and waitlist essays. This much-needed handbook will help applicants win over the admissions dean, while preparing them to write better papers once they've been accepted.
The Cartoon Guide to Biology
From New York Times bestselling author Larry Gonick and Davidson College biology professor David Wessner comes this comprehensive and humorous cartoon guide to topics in biologyDid you faint when your middle school science teacher asked you to dissect a frog? Do you think DNA stands for “Don’t Know the Answer”? Do you still cling to the belief that osmosis was the name of Ozzy Osbourne’s last tour? If you said yes to any of these questions—or even if you didn’t—then you need The Cartoon Guide to Biology.The latest from New York Times bestselling author Larry Gonick—writing with Davidson College biology professor David Wessner—is a hilarious and informative handbook to the science of life. From the inner workings of the cell, to the magic of gene expression, to the Krebs and Calvin cycles, to sexual and asexual reproduction, The Cartoon Guide to Biology uses simple, clear, humorous illustrations to make biology’s most complex concepts understandable and entertaining. Whether you’re peering into the microscope for the first time or brushing up after decades of de-evolution, this book has you covered.
English for Everyone Grammar Guide Practice Book
Puzzled by past tenses? Confused by comparatives? This clearly structured and beautifully presented workbook is packed with grammar practice activities that make learning English grammar incredibly easy.The English for Everyone Grammar Guide Practice Book is an essential companion to the English for Everyone Grammar Guide, a comprehensive reference book that makes even the trickiest grammar rules clear and simple. The Practice Book mirrors the unit-by-unit structure of the Grammar Guide. Each Practice Book unit is full of carefully graded grammar exercises to drill and reinforce the grammar you have learned in the corresponding Grammar Guide unit. These exercises will help you build up your confidence and become more fluent, giving you the chance to practice using the most important English grammar constructions again and again.Ideal for students at all levels, the English for Everyone Grammar Guide Practice Book covers basic, intermediate, and advanced English grammar in one easy-to-navigate book. Like all books in the innovative English for Everyone series, it uses a visual learning method: many of the exercises are accompanied by attractive illustrations that put grammar practice points into context and give you visual cues to help you understand the exercises. Whether you want to improve your grammar for work, study, travel, or exams, the English for Everyone Grammar Guide Practice Book offers you a simple way to learn English grammar, remember it, and use it with confidence.
Completely revised and updated with a dozen new colleges and universities, the essential guide students need to help them choose and gain admission to the outstanding schools that fit them best.Based on Howard and Matthew Greene’s years of counseling experience and research, The Hidden Ivies is an invaluable, in-depth look inside sixty-three renowned academic institutions. These private colleges and universities offer students a broad liberal arts education that will help them build a strong foundation for the rest of their lives. The Greenes help families understand what makes an Ivy League college so desirable, and why these Hidden Ivies (some less well-known than others) offer an educational and personal experience to rival that found on Ivy campuses.In this fully revised and updated edition—featuring new institutions, including Dickinson College, Fordham University, and Southern Methodist University—the premier educational consultants and authors of Making It Into a Top College take you school-by-school, revealing:• Why these are unique institutions of exceptional merit• What criteria to use in evaluating different programs• The admissions requirements for each selective school• How to approach the selective college admissions process today• Student perspectives on their college experiences• The value of pursuing a liberal arts educationChoosing a college is one of the most important decisions every student - and their parents - will ever make. With costs rising and so many to choose from—and the competition for acceptance more intense than ever before - The Hidden Ivies offers invaluable insights and advice to help every student choose and apply to the right school: the place where they will thrive, academically, socially, and personally.
Norman Hall's Police Exam Preparation Book (2nd Edition)
For years, Norman Hall's Police Exam Preparation Book has been the #1 test preparation book for prospective police officers. By popular demand, Mr. Hall has thoroughly updated this hugely successful book, presenting all-new tips for attaining the highest scores while retaining his time-tested methods that have helped thousands score in the top percentile.
English for Everyone Practice Book (Level 3 Intermediate)
Are you learning English as a second language?English for Everyone: Level 3: Intermediate, Practice Book makes learning English easier. More than 700 exercises use graphics and visuals to develop English skills in speaking and pronunciation, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar.Exercises may include finding the errors in sample text messages, reading comprehension questions, fill-in-the-blanks, word order games, and listening questions.English for Everyone: Level 3: Intermediate, Practice Book covers the skills and topics needed for the major global English-language exams, including TOEFL, and uses the same testing methods so you can practice your skills and measure your success.Use this practice book with English for Everyone: Level 3: Intermediate, Course Book so you can work with the books together. And, download the free app and practice online with free listening exercises at www.dkefe.com.
ACT: Up Your Score 2018-2019 Edition: The Underground Guide to Outsmarting "The Test"
Going face-to-face with the ACT? No worries. Written by test-prep guru Chris Arp, along with four students who each scored a perfect 36 (and went on to colleges of their choice), Up Your Score: ACT is the guerrilla guide to acing the test. Written with attitude, encouragement, and a wicked sense of humor, it's packed with ingenious tips for the English, reading, science, and math sections - plus proven strategies for saving time, staying laser-focused, and maximizing your scores. You'll be cool, confident, and ready to succeed on testing day.
How to Win at College: Surprising Secrets for Success from the Country's Top Students
The only guide to getting ahead once you’ve gotten in - proven strategies for making the most of your college years, based on winning secrets from the country's most successful students What does it take to be a standout student? How can you make the most of your college years - graduate with honors, choose exciting activities, build a head-turning resume, and gain access to the best post-college opportunities? Based on interviews with star students at universities nationwide, from Harvard to the University of Arizona, How to Win at College presents seventy-five simple rules that will rocket you to the top of the class. These college-tested - and often surprising - strategies include: • Don’t do all your reading • Drop classes every term • Become a club president • Care about your grades, Ignore your GPA • Never pull an all-nighter • Take three days to write a paper • Always be working on a “grand project” • Do one thing better than anyone else you know Proving that success has little to do with being a genius workaholic, and everything to do with playing the game, How to Win at College is the must-have guide for making the most of these four important years - and getting an edge on life after graduation.
In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges. The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college.
On Writing the College Application Essay
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 cliches (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.
Spanish Grammar (SparkCharts)
This four-page chart reviews: nouns; articles; adjectives; pronouns participles; verb tenses and irregularities; reflexives; subjunctives; adverbs; imperatives; prepositions and conjunctions; special verbs; expressions of duration, time, negation, and suffixes.
Norman Hall's Postal Exam Preparation Book (Third Edition)
The United States Postal Service is the nation's largest civilian employer. Yet 80 percent of all applicants fail the test. That's why readers look to Norman Hall's classic, comprehensive guide to the Battery 460 and 473 exams. This revised and updated third edition offers new test questions and exercises. Featuring information about various careers in the postal service and complete with a money back guarantee, this book is all readers need to pass!
Up Your Score: SAT, 2018-2019 Edition: The Underground Guide to Outsmarting "The Test"
Thoroughly revised for the revamped SAT, Up Your Score: SAT is the only test-prep guide written for students by students—all of whom achieved perfect or near-perfect scores and went on to the colleges of their choice. A complement and reality check to the mainstream SAT study guides, it’s the book that kids recommend to one another, because it’s as entertaining as it is effective, showing students how to:• Think like the SAT• Ramp up their "mental math" powers• Remember the 12 most important grammar rules• Hone speed and timing• Understand key vocabulary words in context• Be a better guesser (and why it’s always better to guess)• Vanquish anxiety and improve concentration• Best fill in the answer circles, saving nearly six minutes• Unwind with SAT Yoga
10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College, The Skills You Need to Succeed (Revised)
A handy, straightforward guide that teaches students how to acquire marketable job skills and real-world know-how before they graduate - revised and updated for today’s economic and academic landscapes.Award-winning college professor and adviser Bill Coplin lays down the essential skills students need to survive and succeed in today’s job market, based on his extensive interviews with employers, recruiters, HR specialists, and employed college grads. Going beyond test scores and GPAs, Coplin teaches students how to maximize their college experience by focusing on ten crucial skill groups: Work Ethic, Physical Performance, Speaking, Writing, Teamwork, Influencing People, Research, Number Crunching, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving. 10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College gives students the tools they need to prepare during their undergraduate years to impress potential employers, land a higher-paying job, and start on the road to career security and satisfaction.
College Rules! How to Study, Survive, and Succeed in College (4th Edition)
Holschuh, Jodi Patrick
This updated classic gives students the tools they need to successfully transition from high school to college, avoid rookie mistakes, and set themselves up for academic success from day one. College can be the most exciting time in your life, but it also throws you into the deep end, with new academic and social responsibilities often seeming impossible to juggle. College Rules! will save you time and trouble, setting you up for academic success from the get-go. Whether you’re graduating at the top of your high school class or returning to college as an adult, this updated and expanded edition offers practical advice on how to successfully transition into college. Including tips and strategies that won’t ever be taught in lectures, you’ll learn how to:- Study smarter - not harder- Use technology in the classroom- Choose an app for every occasion- Excel at time management [Read: Balance homework and parties]- Stay motivated - even in those “yawn” classes- Plan a manageable course schedule- Interact effectively with profs- Become a research ace - online and at the library- Survive the stress of exam week- Set yourself up for stellar recommendationsWith sad but true stories that teach tough lessons the easy way and inside scoops that provide advice based on actual research, College Rules! will help you make the most of your college years.
How to College: What to Know Before You Go (and When You're There)
Brenner, Andrea Malkin
The transition from high school - and home - to college can be stressful. Students and parents often arrive on campus unprepared for what college is really like. Academic standards and expectations are different from high school; families aren’t present to serve as “scaffolding” for students; and first-years have to do what they call “adulting.” Nothing in the college admissions process prepares students for these new realities.As a result, first-year college students report higher stress, more mental health issues, and lower completion rates than in the past. In fact, up to one third of first-year college students will not return for their second year - and colleges are reporting an increase in underprepared first-year students.How to College is here to help. Professors Andrea Malkin Brenner and Lara Schwartz guide first-year students and their families through the transition process, during the summer after high school graduation and throughout the school year, preparing students to succeed and thrive as they transition and adapt to college. The book draws on the authors’ experience teaching, writing curricula, and designing programs for thousands of first-year college students over decades.
Countdown to College: The Essential Steps to Your Child's Successful Launch
After all the testing and touring and applying, your child has been accepted to college. Congratulations! Now what?Every new student grapples with making a successful transition to college—with remaining healthy, happy, grounded, and in school. Indeed, the national statistics are sobering: One in three freshmen will not come back for sophomore year, and less than 50 percent will graduate on time. A student’s adjustment is key, especially during the period starting with the lazy summer months before move-in and ending at the dizzying close of a student’s first semester. Distilling lessons and sharing stories (some cautionary, some entertaining, all helpful) from her long college advisory career, three-time Ivy League dean Monique Rinere presents a unique month-by-month road map to a college experience that is rich, rewarding, and successful for teens and parents alike. Taking parents from the moment the acceptances arrive to the end of the first college semester, her expert advice covers:• assessing the right fit among your child’s options: who and what to ask to get the real scoop on campus and academic life• understanding actual costs: considering hidden expenses, financial-aid and scholarship fine print, loans, and work-study opportunities• parenting through the senior slump so that students don’t jeopardize their hard-won college spot• talking to your child about freshman culture shock and their new freedoms around parties, food, finances, and sleep• what your child needs to know about working with an academic advisor, interacting with professors, and creating their own community of advisors• how to help your rising freshman create a conceptual bridge from what they are, a graduating high school senior, to what they want to be, a college alum• time-management and class-scheduling tips to help your child pick an appropriate class (and extracurricular) load• advice for parents facing the emptying nest: letting go of your anxieties about your child’s autonomy and seizing this opportunity to reinvent your life in new and intentional ways
AP English Language and Composition (4th Edition, CliffsNotes)
Swovelin, Barbara V.
A new edition of the bestselling AP English Language from CliffsNotes Includes introductory chapters on the different question types you’ll encounter on the exam Features four full-length practice exams with detailed answer explanations and model essay responses
What Colleges Don't Tell You (and Other Parents Don't Want You to Know): 272 Secrets for Getting Your Kid into the Top Schools
Targeting the savvy parents of today’s college-bound teenagers who seek to gain a proven edge in the college admissions process, this book reveals 272 little-known secrets to help parents get their kids into the school of their dreams.
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