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Decide Better! For College by
Publication Date: 2009-03-10
This book is the perfect decision-making resource for students and parents designed to take the risk out of choosing a college and make the overall college experience the absolute best.
Yearly, students leave home for college and are thrust into making countless decisions compounded with academic stresses and social pressures.
Decide Better! For Collegehelps students with all aspects of their college careers -- from deciding which college to attend, which major to study, how to manage their financial situation, and how to plan for their post-graduation lives.
It includes the full range of decisions that students will face while in college, such as academic decisions, social decisions, relationship decisions, financial decisions, and planning decisions. These lessons are presented in short, insightful chapters that are motivational and fun to read, and include examples and decision worksheets to help apply decision techniques.
No college student or parent should be without it!
The Years That Matter Most by
Publication Date: 2019-09-10
Does college still work? Is the system designed just to protect the privileged and leave everyone else behind? Or can a college education today provide real opportunity to young Americans seeking to improve their station in life? The Years That Matter Most tells the stories of students trying to find their way, with hope, joy, and frustration, through the application process and into college. Drawing on new research, the book reveals how the landscape of higher education has shifted in recent decades and exposes the hidden truths of how the system works and whom it works for. And it introduces us to the people who really make higher education go: admissions directors trying to balance the class and balance the budget, College Board officials scrambling to defend the SAT in the face of mounting evidence that it favors the wealthy, researchers working to unlock the mysteries of the college-student brain, and educators trying to transform potential dropouts into successful graduates.
How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying) by
Publication Date: 2012-05-18
After years of preparation and anticipation, many students arrive at college without any real knowledge of the ins and outs of college life. They’ve been focused on finding the right school and have been carefully guided through the nuances of the admissions process, but too often they have little knowledge about how college will be different from high school or what will be expected of them during that crucial first year and beyond. Written by an award-winning teacher,How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying)provides much-needed help to students, offering practical tips and specific study strategies that will equip them to excel in their new environment.
Drawing on years of experience teaching at a variety of campuses, from large research universities to small liberal arts colleges, Jon B. Gould gives readers the lay of the land and demystifies the college experience. In the course of the book, students will learn how to identify the best instructors, how to choose classes and settle on a major, how to develop effective strategies for reading and note taking, and how to write good papers and successfully complete exams.
Because much of the college experience takes place outside of the classroom, Gould also advises students on how to effectively manage their cocurricular activities, work obligations, and free time, as well as how to take advantage of the typically untapped resources on every campus. With candid advice and insights from a seasoned insider, this guide will leave students better prepared not only to succeed in college but to enjoy it as well.
U Chic by
Publication Date: 2015-04-01
Everyone--from the social butterfly in freshman orientation to the top student in Bio 101--feels a little unsure about the college experience. And that's completely normal! In fact, everyone could use a little help sometimes, especially in their first year. We know, because we've been there.
But don'tworry...we have you covered! From the day you set foot on campus until the day you wear a cap and gown, get advice from a source you can trust: the expert team of all-star college students and recent grads behind UChic.
Campus Living: roommate relationships and settling into your new life
Academics: schedules, majors, and strategies for success
Social Life: making friends, getting involved, and finding love
Health & Safety: sex ed 101 and how to party smart
College Perks: internships, study abroad, spring break, and more!
We've got answers to your most burning questions and tons of practical tips to ensure you have an incredible college experience.
Maximizing the College Years
Graduate to a Great Job by
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
More than 50% of recent college grads are unemployed or doing jobs that don't require a college degree. How can you make sure you score a good job and launch a career you're excited about? Succeeding in today's job market means knowing what works - and what doesn't. Based on more than 30 case studies of recent grads who have successfully landed good jobs, this book shows how to: Focus your search on jobs you really want, Maximize the value of internships, Use social media technologies to stand out from the competition, Build a great network that produces promising job leads, Immediately become a stronger candidate Book jacket.
There Is Life after College by
Publication Date: 2016-04-12
From the bestselling author of College Unbound comes a hopeful, inspiring blueprint to help alleviate parents’ anxiety and prepare their college-educated child to successfully land a good job after graduation. Saddled with thousands of dollars of debt, today’s college students are graduating into an uncertain job market that is leaving them financially dependent on their parents for years to come—a reality that has left moms and dads wondering: What did I pay all that money for? There Is Life After College offers students, parents, and even recent graduates the practical advice and insight they need to jumpstart their careers. Education expert Jeffrey Selingo answers key questions—Why is the transition to post-college life so difficult for many recent graduates? How can graduates market themselves to employers that are reluctant to provide on-the-job training? What can institutions and individuals do to end the current educational and economic stalemate?—and offers a practical step-by-step plan every young professional can follow. From the end of high school through college graduation, he lays out exactly what students need to do to acquire the skills companies want. Full of tips, advice, and insight, this wise, practical guide will help every student, no matter their major or degree, find real employment—and give their parents some peace of mind.
The Artist's Compass by
Publication Date: 2016-05-03
An inspiring, real world guide for artists in the classic bestselling tradition of What Color Is Your Parachute? that shows how to build a successful, stable career in the performing arts, from the President and CEO of the Los Angeles Music Center who has carved her own success through her creative talent and business skill. While performing artists have many educational opportunities to perfect their craft, they are often on their own when it comes to learning the business skills necessary to launch their careers. At the end of the day, show business is, well, a business. In The Artist’s Compass, Los Angeles Music Center CEO Rachel Moore shares how to make life as a performer more successful, secure, and sustainable by approaching a career in the arts like an entrepreneur. A former dancer in the American Ballet Theatre’s corps de ballet, Moore knows firsthand what it’s like to struggle and succeed as an artist. Now in an offstage role as CEO, Moore shares the hard-won lessons she’s learned about making one’s own success and encourages every performer to develop creative talent alongside marketable skills. With testimonials from artists like Lang Lang, Sigourney Weaver, and Renee Fleming, plus inspiring anecdotes from Moore’s own journey in the arts,
U Thrive by
Publication Date: 2017-04-18
From the professors who teach NYU's most popular elective class, "Science of Happiness," a fun, comprehensive guide to surviving and thriving in college and beyond. Every year, almost 4,000,000 students begin their freshman year at colleges and universities nationwide. Most of them will sleep less and stress out a whole lot more. By the end of the year, 30% of those freshmen will have dropped out. For many, the unforeseen demands of college life are so overwhelming that "the best four years of your life" can start to feel like the worst. Enter Daniel Lerner and Dr. Alan Schlechter, ready to teach students how to not only survive college, but flourish in it.
Just for Parents
Parents' Guide to College Life by
Publication Date: 2006-03-21
Get STRAIGHT ANSWERS TO TOUGH QUESTIONS. The market is saturated with college admissions guides, but this is the only one that gives parents honest answers to the real questions they have when they send their children to college.
Written by media consultant and parenting expert Robin Raskin, this candid guide answers questions like:
·How much money should my son/daughter be spending a week?
·Is it wise to give my child a checkbook? A credit card?
·Should she/he take a semester abroad? What are the downsides? The benefits?
·How can we choose the best meal plan?
·Does my son/daughter need a laptop or a desktop computer?
·Should she/he be working a job while attending school?
The Stressed Years of Their Lives by
Publication Date: 2019-04-23
From two leading child and adolescent mental health experts comes a guide for the parents of every college and college-bound student who want to know what's normal mental health and behavior, what's not, and how to intervene before it's too late. "The title says it all...Chock full of practical tools, resources and the wisdom that comes with years of experience,The Stressed Years of their Lives is destined to become a well-thumbed handbook to help families cope with this modern age of anxiety." -- Brigid Schulte, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author ofOverwhelmed and director of the Better Life Lab at New America All parenting is in preparation for letting go. However, the paradox of parenting is that the more we learn about late adolescent development and risk, the more frightened we become for our children, and the more we want to stay involved in their lives. This becomes particularly necessary, and also particularly challenging, in mid- to late adolescence, the years just before and after students head off to college. These years coincide with the emergence of many mood disorders and other mentalhealth issues. When family psychologist Dr. B. Janet Hibbs's own son came home from college mired in a dangerous depressive spiral, she turned to Dr. Anthony Rostain. Dr. Rostain has a secret superpower: he understands the arcane rules governing privacy and parental involvement in students' mental health care on college campuses, the same rules that sometimes hold parents back from getting good care for their kids. Now, these two doctors have combined their expertise to corral the crucial emotional skillsand lessons that every parent and student can learn for a successful launch from home to college.