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release date: Nov 01, 2000
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The College Admissions Mystique

In this fresh and plainspoken book, admissions professional Bill Mayher demystifies the college application process, guiding students and parents through this too often anxiety-filled ritual. He covers practical issues, including discovering colleges, narrowing down the search, finding financial aid, and using college counselors to the best advantage. And he deals with the emotional issues, since this is a time of transition and growth for the whole family. Finally, he makes it clear that the best college choice is not simply the school that is the most difficult to get into.

release date: Feb 01, 1996
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release date: Jul 26, 2017
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College Admission Hacks: 14 Simple Practical Hacks to Increase Chances of Getting into College with Low GPA

Unlock the Keys to Increase Your Chances of Getting into College with a Low GPA

College admission has become a cutthroat process. Top schools seemingly become more and more difficult to gain entry to with the ever-increasing applicant pool of the best and brightest. For the ambitious student, it can seem like a jungle of insurmountable obstacles and questions.

How much does GPA matter? Do I have to have a sport? The essay isn't that important, right? Community service isn't that big of a deal, right?

All of these questions and more crop up when trying to navigate high school to advantageously position yourself for college entry to higher education. With no plan of action or guide, it can be easy to lose your way when trying to prepare for the college application as well as during the process itself.

Thankfully, there is a guide to help you find your way to becoming the top-choice applicant of your first-choice school even without depending solely on GPA.

In College Admission Hacks, discover how to:

Before the College Admission

  • Assess your assets and specialize your strengths
  • Use extra time for skill building to be the superior student
  • Obtain a positive reputation within the community for support
  • Override poor grades with little-known high school hacks
  • Force colleges to pay attention to you before the application process

During the College Application Process

  • Position yourself to be what your school is looking for
  • Craft the best college essay with an added enhancement
  • Utilize the underutilized secret weapon: the college interview
  • Gain an unfair edge over your competitors with early application
  • Hack your way to a prestigious degree without spending the money
  • ...and more for you to unlock!

With this knowledge and advice, you can be sure that you can set yourself up for entry into your school of choice. All it takes is determination, dedication, and a little helpful knowledge to get you on the road to success.

release date: Sep 16, 2005
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Barron's EZ-101 Study Keys: English Literature
Designed to be compatible with virtually every standard textbook in its subject field, Barron’s EZ-101 Study Keys gives you a valuable overview of your college-level course. Classroom-style notes emphasize important facts, remind you what you need to remember for term papers and exams, and help guide you through the complexities of lectures and textbooks.

English Literature covers the key themes, quotations, and literary terms for your introductory college course. All key topics are covered, including Old English language and poetry; Middle English masters such as Chaucer; Renaissance masters such as Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton; Restoration and eighteenth-century masters; the Romantic poets and novelists; the Victorians; and the modern writers.

release date: Feb 03, 2017
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Admissions by Design: Stop the Madness and Find the Best College for You

The race to matriculate into the most prestigious university possible is killing America's students. There is a better way!

Admissions by Design is a poignant, unorthodox, and thorough guide that upends the traditional paradigm of college admissions. Incorporating the latest research in brain science and human development and using stories from her nearly 20 years of work with students, Lisa Fisher offers students practical tools to reframe the college admissions process to one of an inspired and authentic journey toward self-discovery.

Building from the root of the word "admission", meaning "toward purpose", and tying the college admissions process to the development of self and to emerging trends in economic development, the author argues that the admissions process shouldn't be about getting into a prestigious "name" school, but about a journey to knowing one's self, heeding one's callings, and identifying the "right fit" school that will serve as the catalyst to embracing a purpose-led life.

Presenting facts and details about the ways in which the current system of college admissions negatively impacts students, the author challenges prevailing methods and offers new ideas and solutions to reinvent the approach to college admissions to be more humanistic and student-centered. This practical guide challenges students to define and pursue their unique paths and offers hands-on tools to help students in their process of self-discovery and in identifying and applying to the "right fit" college.

release date: Apr 18, 2017
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U Thrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life)

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 percent 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. Filled with fascinating science, real-life stories, and tips for building positive lifelong habits, U Thrive addresses the opportunities and challenges every undergrad will face - from finding a passion to dealing with nightmarish roommates and surviving finals week. Engaging and hilarious, U Thrive will help students grow into the happy, successful alums they all deserve to be.

release date: May 14, 2012
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The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College

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.

release date: Sep 14, 2015
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Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities

Updated 10 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, an abundance of drugs and alcohol, and much, much more.

release date: Apr 18, 2016
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Summary: Originals - How Non-Conformists Move the World
There is a strand of genius in each and every one of us. There is a song inside everybody's heart that the world has never had a chance to listen to and maybe, if nothing is done, will never get to be heard altogether. That is what the world sadly loses every single day when people accept the conditions they are living in by choosing not to lend an ear to the springs of ideas that incessantly visit them. Why have we allowed mediocrity to rule over us? Why don't we question the systems that brought these misgivings to our lives? Why have we given up?

They said experience is the best teacher, but today I profess that a wise son learns from the lives of those who came before him. Looking back at the men and women who built the foundations of what we see, looking at their challenges and travails, we get to appreciate that there is more to what we already have and know. Many have fought for their freedom, many have fought for ideas we presently enjoy, and many might have supported the course of change through the efforts that they could afford. All in all, they have brazenly shown us that though there was a price they paid for what they advocated for, it is possible at the end of the day to achieve them.

Originals is here as an ally, an enemy, a thought provoker, a calming salve, and, most of all, an inspirer devoted to challenging your beliefs, your truths and mixing them up with real stories, all in an effort to exfoliate the nasty crust you are wearing and release the adornment being hidden.

Here is a preview of what you'll learn:
  • Creative Destruction,
  • Blind Inventors and One-Eyed Investors,
  • Out on a Limb,
  • Goldilocks and the Trojan Horse,
  • Rebel with a Cause,
  • Rethinking Groupthink,
  • Rocking the Boat and Keeping it Steady,
  • The Book at a Glance,
  • Conclusion,
  • Final Thoughts,
  • Now What?,
  • Bonus.
release date: Mar 27, 2006
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Choosing a College: A Guide for Parents and Students
Discusses types of schools, kinds of education, evaluation criteria, campus visits, and admissions procedures
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