The #1 Student Handbook; Updated 3rd Edition
But that doesn't mean you can't be prepared! From sharing a bathroom with 40 strangers to sharing lecture notes, The Naked Roommate is your behind-the-scenes look at EVERYTHING you need to know about college (but never knew you needed to know).
From sharing a bathroom with 40 strangers to sharing lecture notes, The Naked Roommate is the behind-the-scenes look at everything students need to know about college (but never knew they needed to know). Completely revised and updated, this essential guide used by hundreds of thousands of students is packed with expert advice on everything from managing money to managing stress—plus hilarious, outrageous, and telling stories from students on over 100 college campuses:
College LivingDorm do's, don'ts, and dramas Lying, noisy, nasty roommates
Finding FriendsFacebook and MySpace Friend today, gone tomorrow
ClassesTo go or not to go? How to get an A, C, or F
Dating16 kinds of college hookups Long distance = BIG concerns
The Party SceneThe punch in the "fruit punch" Sex, drugs, and the truth
MoneyGrants, loans, and loose change Credit cards and online gambling
The Naked Roommate is the #1 bestselling college life guide, and Harlan Cohen is the top voice on college life. Through his speaking engagements, college tour, music, and website, he has reached thousands of students with his message of relaxing, being yourself, and making the most of the college years.
With calendars, planners, and The Naked Roommate being used as the first year experience guide at colleges across the country, The Naked Roommate is the top name in college life advice.
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"If The Naked Roommate existed when I went to college, I would have devoured every page before I stepped foot on campus."
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"The most useful guide [on college life]. (Five stars)"
The Daily Orange, Syracuse University
"The Naked Roommate is one of the best and most practical college advice guides I've read."
Andrew Tinnin, administrator at the University of Michigan
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* Readers can find out what college admissions deans think of the gap year, and how it is becoming an important part of the educational process at top tier universities.
*Economically, the gap year can make a lot of sense in a recession, and this useful guide gives information on free programs, financial aid, and tax savings.
*The book has a comprehensive guide to 200 of the world's best gap year programs.
*Students will find self-quizzes and helpful criteria to help them decide whether to take a gap year, and if so what kind of program. This guide helps them evaluate their interests and plan and fund their gap year; whether it means spending a year on a sailing vessel, coaching sports and teaching in an impoverished area, or following a passion in the arts or academics.
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Established as a successful practical workbook series with more than 20 titles in the language learning category, Practice Makes Perfect now provides the same clear, concise approach and extensive exercises to key fields within mathematics. The key to the Practice Makes Perfect series is the extensive exercises that provide learners with all the practice they need for mastery.
* Essential statistics for every school, from acceptance rates to popular majors
* A "College Finder" to help students zero in on the perfect school
* All-new FYI sections with student opinions and outrageous advice
The Insider's Guide to the Colleges cuts through the glossy Web sites and brochures to uncover the things that matter most to students, and by staying on top of trends, it gives both students and their parents the straightforward information they need to choose the school that's right for them.
With a retro look and a humorous, approachable tone, THE COLLEGE STUDENT'S GUIDE TO THE LAW provides legal explanations, strategies for steering clear of problems, and detailed instructions about how to deal with the authorities—both educational and municipal—when trouble can't be avoided. The book is divided into sections for easy access to information: "The Law in the Classroom" offers guidance on academic dishonesty, grading grievances, and professor-student relations. "The Law On Campus" discusses problems outside the classroom but on university turf, from privacy rights (whether in the dorms, on a hard drive, or in the Registrar's Office) to interactions with campus security. "The Law Off Campus" provides advice on dealing with legal issues that are endemic to university life such as underage drinking policies, landlord-tenant disputes, and credit-card use and abuse.
THE COLLEGE STUDENT'S GUIDE TO THE LAW ranks with the shower caddy, the extra-long twin sheet set, and the mini fridge as an absolutely indispensable item for every college freshman. And every returning student who might contest a grade, plan a campus protest, or sign an apa
The perfect gift for high school graduation, Make College Count helps students make the most of their time in college. It encourages young people to ask important questions of themselves, such as
Why are you going to college?
What kind of person do you want to be?
How do you want your life to influence others?
With whom will you surround yourself?
What do you believe?
We want you to succeed on your college calculus midterm and final exams. That's why we've selected these 500 questions to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best grades. These questions and answers are similar to the ones you'll find on a typical college exam, so you will know what to expect on test day. Each question includes explanations for right and wrong answers for your full understanding of the concepts. Whether you have been studying all year or are doing a last-minute review, McGraw-Hill's 500 Calculus Questions will help you achieve the final grade you desire.
Sharpen your subject knowledge and build your test-taking confidence with:500 essential college calculus questions Complete answer explanations Coverage of calculus from absolute value to space vectors
"Marcia Cantarella's advice is not only concrete and practical, it covers situations that may overwhelm and derail students as they attempt to navigate the path to graduation." —Patty Machir, Executive Director, Futures and Options
"I am excited about the students who will have the honor and pleasure to read this book. It's like something picked right out of my brain. This is incredible!" —Endri Horanalli, Hunter College Graduate
College is a time of both great opportunities and great challenges. Regardless of your background, obstacles and adversity are sure to come your way. The key is knowing how to respond, how to navigate the system, and not letting anything get in the way of you reaching your ultimate goal. Wherever you're at in your educational journey, this book has the answers to your most difficult questions—and will answer the most important questions you need to know (and didn't know you had!).
Whether you are the first in your family to attend college or come from a long line of graduates, are attending college right after high school or are going back to school later in life while balancing a career, I Can Finish College will take you through all central experiences, mysteries, and relationships that you'll encounter leading up to graduation and beyond.
The hidden little secret of college admissions is that most schools are desperate... desperate for great kids who do things differently and will make their campuses vibrant and exciting.
And you don't have to be an A student, the president of your student body, or the winner of the national spelling bee to do this. Any student can become someone that colleges compete for if you follow the recommendations in this book.The Secret of NTAs: Unusual activities that make you stand out Breaking the Zone: Take advantage of where you're from and who you are Striking the Nerve: Decode what colleges believe in, then match those values Your Application Team: Getting references, teachers, and counselors to boost your odd
And much more
No matter where you are in your high school career, you can start these things today and vastly increase your odds of getting into the competitive college of your choice.
A) Similar to gallbladder surgery without anesthesia
B) Worse than watching American Idol auditions without earplugs
C) Soul-destroying, ego-crushing, and life-sucking
D) Actually kind of funny when you think about it
E) All of the above
There’s no denying it: Applying to college is a grueling journey just shy of cruel and unusual punishment. But that doesn’t mean you can’t laugh along the way. If college is on your horizon, Don’t Stalk the Admissions Officer shows you how to ace the tricky application process—while maintaining your sense of humor and sanity. Former pre-admissions counselor Risa Lewak empowers you to craft a killer essay, choose between the SAT and ACT, score stellar recommendations, nail the interview, handle overly involved parents, and more. You’ll also learn how to navigate crucial post-application issues, like financial aid, rejection, and deciding whether to take a year off. Packed with insider tips, helpful suggestions, and laugh-out-loud anecdotes, this savvy handbook gives you the know-how and confidence to conquer this stressful rite of passage . . . and minimize nervous breakdowns.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
"If everyone wrote essays like this, admissions officers would have to take every student's essay seriously."
--Steve LeMenager, founder of Edvice Princeton and former director of admission at Princeton University
"With patience, contagious confidence, and plenty of real-life examples, Carol illuminates a process that can help anyone discover and articulate those stories that will help them stand out in their own way, and in their own words."
--Shelley Krause, college counselor, Rutgers Preparatory School, and curator of the College Lists Wiki
"Because the college essay offers applicants their lone opportunity to demonstrate what truly matters to them, and to share the qualities that make them unique, the stakes could not be any higher. With meticulous detail, Barash delivers a foolproof plan for helping college applicants strike essay gold."
--Chad Troutwine, cofounder and CEO of Veritas Prep
To write out loud is to write and speak in a way that makes people pay attention. Write Out Loud teaches the Story To College program--with its proven storytelling-based approach, the Moments Method. This program has helped more than 8,000 students from high schools in the United States and around the world create effective, authentic application essays to win admission and financial aid at their top college choices. Write Out Loud enables anyone to masterfully integrate past experiences and future ambitions into successful application essays and interviews. The guided exercises help college essay writers get past the stress and confusion of writing about themselves.
Write Out Loud reveals how to find unique topics for compelling essays, shows how to make the transition from a spoken story to a written essay, and provides examples of successful essays. The book also walks students through the Common Application, the online college application form used by more than 500 colleges and universities in the US and abroad.
Inside, students will find:The 12 tools of the Moments Method Specific guidance for completing the Common Application Charts and checklists to organize essays and supplements Insight from admissions officers on what characterizes a successful college application essay
With Write Out Loud, students build confidence to show their best selves in writing and to gain admission into the college or university they desire.
Now published as a portable, learning, reference and subject revision guide, students, teachers and hobbyists can have their own low-cost portable version as an eBook.
For easy reading, a comprehensive list of hundreds of topics each with a graphic image and explanatory text act as a useful exam revision reminder or reference tool for professionals.
The accompanying software which brings all these images to life can be downloaded at no extra charge thereby providing an additional computer based interactive learning resource as an easy and enjoyable way to study.
A combined eBook and educational software package at a tiny fraction of the previously published price.
Unlock the accompanying software with your eBook receipt.
"Alexandra Robbins rips into the secret, sordid underbelly of sororities."--Vanity Fair
Updated ten years after it is original publication, Pledged by Alexandra Robbins is as timely today as it was when first published. With salacious breaking news about fraternities and sororities shocking the general public (and members themselves) Pledged exposes what really goes on behind the facades of some of these Greek organizations. Robbins, an investigative journalist, went undercover as a sorority sister; her expose is a breathtaking narrative of tumultuous breakups, fights, drunk driving, stalkers, cover-ups, predation by faculty and staff, theft, rape, and an abundance of drugs and alcohol, and much, much more.
From sharing a bathroom with 40 strangers to sharing lecture notes, The Naked Roommate is your behind-the-scenes look at EVERYTHING you need to know about college (but never knew you needed to know).
This essential, fully updated edition is packed with real-life advice on everything from making friends to managing stress. Hilarious, outrageous, and telling stories from students on over 100 college campuses cover the basics, and then some, including topics on
•Dorm dos, don'ts, and dramas
•Lying, noisy, nasty roommates
Finding People, Places, & Patience
•Social network dos and don'ts
•Friend today, gone tomorrow
•To go or not to go?
•How to get an A, C, or F
•17 kinds of college hookups
•Long distance = BIG concerns
The Party Scene
•The punch in the "fruit punch"
•Sex, drugs, and safety first
•Grants, loans, and loose change
•Credit cards and campus jobs
In college, there's a surprise around every corner. Luckily, The Naked Roommate has you covered!
Think that your life's growth, success, and happiness depend on which college you attend? The higher-profile school, the better, right? Wrong! Neither is true.
Written by, yes, a Harvard grad, Harvard Schmarvard rebuts the perception that image is everything when it comes to college and emphasizes this simple fact: What you will be measured by in life is your talent and energy, not your college's name. Packed with practical information and insider tips, this must-have guide will help you determine which school fits you. Inside, you'll find:
·How to survive the application process without losing your sanity or sense of humor
·Tips on writing essays, visiting campuses, and keeping cool during your college interviews
·The truth about search letter scams and the early admissions game
·Plus loads of other invaluable insight!
So take a deep breath and exhale your worries and fears. Let Harvard Schmarvard debunk the myths, expose you to the truth, and clear your mind so you can weigh what's really important.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Revised and refreshed every year, this book is the most comprehensive guide to college majors on the market. In-depth descriptions of 200 of the most popular majors are followed by complete listings of every major offered at over 3,800 colleges, including four-year, two-year and technical schools.
The 2013 edition covers every college major identified by the U.S. Department of Education — over 1,100 majors are listed in all. This is also the only guide that shows what degree levels each college offers in a major, whether a certificate, associate, bachelor's, master's or doctorate. The guide features:
• Insights — from the professors themselves — on how each major is taught, what preparation students will need, other majors to consider and much more!
• Updated information on career options and employment prospects.
• Inside scoop on how students can find out if a college offers a strong program for a particular major, what life is like for students studying that major, and what professional societies and accrediting agencies to refer to for more background on the major.
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.
What to know a secret about life in college?
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't worry...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.
One of the most thrilling and terrifying days of your life is the first day of college, when you step onto campus filled with the excitement of all the possibilities ahead—and panic about if you'll make it and how you'll fit in.
Now imagine that same feeling, but you're in the middle of the lawn at the world's most prestigious university.
In your underwear.
Thus begins one of the craziest years ever at Harvard, in which Eric Kester finds himself in a cheating scheme, trying to join a prestigious Finals Club, and falling for a stunning type-A brunette...who happened to be standing there in shock that first day when he made his red-faced stroll across the Harvard Yard.
That Book about Harvard is the hilarious and heartwarming story of trying to find your place in a new world, the unending quest to fit in, and how the moments that change your life often happen in the most unexpected ways.
Eric Kester graduated from Harvard in 2008, where he wrote a popular column for the undergraduate newspaper, the Crimson. Now a featured writer for CollegeHumor.com, Eric has also contributed to the Boston Globe, someEcards.com, and Dorkly.com.
The topics covered in this book are as follows:
ENTERING COLLEGE ZONE. This serves as introduction on how to get into college. It give a point of view of how college might be and what are the expected sacrifices a student can possibly do.
MEET THE PROFESSORS. This part covers the types of professors that freshman college students can meet. There are also some tips given on how to handle tough professors.
MEET THE CLASSMATES. This part discusses the types of classmates that you can encounter. It also gives tips on how to choose friends wisely.
THE DEADLINES. This section clearly instils in the mind of the readers how important deadlines are to the life of every students.
THE GRADES TO MEET. This part talks about the grades that a college student must meet. This also serves as an introduction in the proceeding section.
STUDY TIPS ROUGH GUIDE. This section gives various tips in studying. Some tips about reviewing, memorizing, dealing with peer-pressure, and fixing your schedule are covered in this chapter.
PREPARATION BEFORE EXAMINATION. This part gives pieces of advice before taking an examination. It is advisable to read this and apply the tips given to give a fruitful outcome.
WHAT TO DO DURING EXAMINATION. This talks about the thing to avoid during an examination. It also gives some pointers on how to be relaxed during an examination.
AFTER EXAMINATION. This section gives felicitations for those who finish an examination. It also gives advice to the ones who feels like they did not ace in the examination.
REPORTING IN CLASS. This part gives various guidelines on how to present a report very well in front of the class and how to make an attachment to you audience.
HOW TO JOIN A STUDY GROUP. This section elaborates what factors shall be considered in choosing a study group. It also discusses what a study group is and the functions of each members as well as the function of the leader.
WHY CHEAT? This part discusses the reasons why students cheat. This part does not take the side of the cheaters it only presents some reasons why students cheat.
PRACTICES OF CHEATING. This section gives the traditional practices of cheating. It also includes what type of school works students use them.
IS IT BETTER TO CHEAT THAN TO REPEAT? This is a short discussion of why failing is better than repeating.
THIS WAY TO SUCCESS. This part gives encouragement to students who feel like giving up.
LEARNING FROM YOUR FAILURES. The final section discusses how to rise above from failure and getting strength from family members and friends.
This report aims to help students who are facing difficulty in adapting to the college life. This report may not only be for Freshman College students but also for all the other students who want to be inspired in studying and get right on track.
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Working ‘hard’ is not enough. To be an effective student, you need to work ‘smart’.
This book is for students who are serious about being successful in study, and teachers who want to know how best to help their students learn. For being a successful student is far more about being a smart user of effective strategies than about being 'smart'.
In Effective Notetaking and Mnemonics for Study, Dr McPherson showed readers many strategies for improving understanding and memory. But these on their own can only take you so far, if you don’t know how to cement that information into your brain for the long term. In this new book, Dr McPherson explains the 10 principles of effective practice and revision.
Few students know how to revise effectively, which is why they waste so much time going over and over material, as they try to hammer it into their heads. But you don’t need to spend all that time, and you don’t need to endure such boredom. What you need to do is understand how to review your learning in the most effective way. Using examples from science, math, history, foreign languages, and skill learning, that is what this book aims to teach you.
This book will tell you
* what you should practice or revise
* how you should practice
* how often you should practice
* how far apart you should schedule your sessions
* different strategies you can use in your practice
* how skill learning differs from 'fact' learning
As always with the Mempowered books, this book uses the latest cognitive and educational research to show you what to do to maximize your learning.
Keywords: how to revise effectively, deliberate practice book, deliberate practice in education, best study strategies for college students, learning a skill
Somehow, watching as your children decide which schools to apply to is as stressful for you as it is for them. If you’ve found yourself contemplating essay forgery, scheduling five college tours for a single holiday weekend, and obsessively checking the U.S. News and World Report rankings, you may be on the verge of freaking out. But as a parent, it’s important to (try to) remain calm and help keep everything in perspective.
Written specifically for parents and their college-bound teens, Getting In Without Freaking Out is an insider’s guide to the application process by professional college coach Arlene Matthews. Years of experience have taught her the secrets of playing the admissions game without all the anxiety. Now, Arlene shares what admissions officers won’t tell you—that getting into a great college isn’t as hard as it seems! You’ll learn . . .
• How to get into a top college without ever taking the SATs
• Why a little procrastination never hurt anyone
• Why applying to fewer schools increases the chances of acceptance
• What really matters when your child goes off to college—and beyond
As entertaining as it is practical and realistic, Getting In Without Freaking Out is the only guide of its kind—one that helps you get through the getting-in process with grace, good humor, and knowledge that will enhance your student’s chance of success.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Less-than-perfect grades? No problem!
Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t need to have a 4.0 GPA or a perfect jump shot to get into a good college. This insider’s guide reveals easy tweaks that will pay off big-time in showing admissions officers that you as a whole—not just your SAT scores—are a perfect fit for their incoming class. With stellar advice on getting into schools that will allow you to thrive, this handbook reveals how to:
Find great colleges that are a good match for your strengths (and will overlook less-relevant weaknesses)
Painlessly beef up your application
Tailor extracurriculars to showcase your uniqueness
Make sure your recommendation letters emphasize the right qualities
Write original essays that reveal traits beyond your transcript
Make an impression on admissions officers and college interviewers
Create an early-admissions strategy to increase your likelihood of acceptance
Help your chances if you’re deferred
Get into brand-name schools through the side door
Communicate about learning disabilities or special circumstances
Get scholarship money based on attributes other than grades
Customize your financial aid strategy
BONUS: Includes an appendix of
130+ selective colleges to consider!
Going to university used to be a passport to future success, but that’s no longer the case. For some students, it’s still a good choice that leads to a successful career after graduation, but for many their degrees are worthless pieces of paper. Choose the wrong program and graduation is more likely to lead to disillusionment and debt than a steady paycheque.
Yet parents, guidance counselors, and politicians still push higher education as if it’s the only option for building a secure future. In this book, Ken S. Coates and Bill Morrison set out to explore the many educational opportunities and career paths open to Canadian high-school students and those in their twenties. This book is designed to help young adults decide whether to pursue a degree, enrol for skills training, or investigate one of the many other options that are available.
Yet parents, guidance counsellors, and politicians still push higher education as if it’s the only option for building a secure future. In this book, Ken S. Coates and Bill Morrison set out to explore the many educational opportunities and career paths open to high-school students and those in their twenties. This book is designed to help Americans in their teens and twenties decide whether to pursue a degree, enrol for skills training, or investigate one of the many other options that are available.
The goal of this guide - Your Guide to Succeed in University - is to help students in university and college to become confident, well-rounded and successful in their overall education experience. This guide aims to equip you - the students - with the necessary tools for success in university and college.
This guide will help students with topics such as building a solid foundation in the first few weeks, efficient techniques for studying and preparing for exams, getting involved, finding the right mentors, networking, job searching with potential employers and preparing for a successful career.
Do you ever wonder why most alumni or adults say, “University was the best years of my life”? Regardless of what age you start university, when you finish, you should look back and share that similar feeling. University is about learning to explore, discovering who you are and who you want to be and creating the foundation for a lifetime of successes. University is the place where I learnt to make the most of opportunities and became who I wanted to be. It made me aware that just attending university isn’t a silver bullet to success, not unless you take control. The university experience will provide endless possibilities and opportunities, but it’s up to you to take the first step. You will face a roller coaster of emotions. You’ll feel excited and scared, challenged and stimulated, but when all is said and done, YOU determine how you want to look back on this experience.
Starting university can be the most sensational experience of your life, but it can also be the most overwhelming. In fact, it can be downright scary if you do not equip yourself with a plan on how to navigate through university. That is why I wrote this guide. My goal is to not only share my experience and lessons learned, but, to channel this into a helpful guide that may help you adapt rapidly and efficiently to ensure that you make the most of your higher education experience.
This guide will not define success for you. You define success and you can start by creating personal goals. Take some time and think about where you want to be in a couple of years, when you graduate, and 10 years from now. You could have educational goals, career goals, salary aspirations, a list of activities to learn, family and other types of goals. Try writing these goals down and revisit them every couple months to see how you’re doing. By taking the first step of writing them down, it shows that you are committed to making these goals a reality. This guide will discuss topics ranging from what you’ll experience in your first few weeks of university, finding a mentor, networking, and post-graduation. At the end, there is a summary of the main takeaways and the top 10 themes. This guide will help you get through the tough times and excel in the good times of university to achieve your definition of success; it may even become your survival guide.
The guide should follow the standard nursing curriculum and is designed as a reference for every core nursing course. It should maximize successful exam preparation, the text highlights in each chapter and other important materials most likely to appear on the NCLEX-RN.
For every disease presented there is a definition, triggers, symptoms, and nursing care.
Nursing students will no longer be burdened with the substantial cost of purchasing individual study guides for each topic, since all of the information needed to master core nursing curriculum should be contained in this study guide.
Here's what you'll get:
- A complete, compact study resource for daily use in clinical and class settings
- Designed to accompany students through all nursing school curricula and NCLEX-RN preparation
- Cover Medical/Surgical, Fundamentals, Maternal/Child, Pediatrics, Psychiatric/Mental
- Identify the important material likely to appear on course tests and the NCLEX-RN with the "TQ" (test question) designation appearing next to appropriate content.
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