Education

Better Than College

How to Build a Successful Life Without a Four-Year Degree

Author: Blake Boles

Publisher: Tells Peak Press

ISBN: 0986011924

Category: Education

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Education

Achieve the College Dream

You Don't Need to Be Rich to Attend a Top School

Author: Maria Carla Chicuen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475827369

Category: Education

Page: 140

View: 5883

Students with few resources rarely apply to top colleges. Even when they have the academic and extracurricular merits to be admitted to institutions like Harvard, Yale and Princeton, these students usually opt for less selective universities. Many ignore that top colleges are actively seeking outstanding candidates regardless of their economic background. What’s more, a great number of colleges offers generous financial aid to make sure every student can afford to attend. This book is the definitive resource to help high-achieving, low-income students access the best possible college. The author draws from her extensive experience in education to provide advice on important aspects of the path to college such as pursuing a strong high school curriculum, preparing for standardized exams, complementing learning at school, developing leadership, and finding expert help and role models—all through affordable strategies. In the book, the author also guides students through the college application and selection processes, as well as the steps to obtain enough financial aid. From the very first page, the author sheds light on her own journey to college through deeply personal vignettes, demonstrating by example that students with few resources can reach and succeed at the top universities in the United States.
Business & Economics

How to Succeed in Academics, 2nd Edition

Author: Linda L. McCabe,Edward R.B. McCabe

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520262689

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 275

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“With great wisdom from personal experience and cumulative knowledge, the McCabes have now written the sina qua non of comprehensive guides to the complexities of an academic career. This book should be in the hands of every new faculty member and is poised to serve this next generation in fulfilling the excitement and richness of their careers.”—Jonathan D. Gitlin, MD, Vanderbilt University "This monograph addresses the complex topic of career development in a fashion that is remarkably accessible to the student at almost any stage. The use of realistic and concise examples of common experiences will engage the reader on a personal level. The book should have a permanent place on the shelf of the mentor as well as the student."—George Lister, MD, Pediatrician-in-Chief, Children's Medical Center Dallas “The 2nd edition of How to Succeed in Academics, a unique resource for the fellow and budding medical faculty, thoroughly demystifies the steps needed to succeed in academics. Besides its comprehensive coverage of issues related to faculty development, it comes replete with many relevant, real-life examples of critical decision-making. This book is just what the doctor-in-training ordered.”—B U.K. Li, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
Education

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice

Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317650220

Category: Education

Page: 452

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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.
Education

The Ultimate Medical Personal Statement Guide

100 Successful Statements, Expert Advice, Every Statement Analysed, Includes Graduate Section (UCAS Medicine) UniAdmissions

Author: Dr. Rohan Agarwal,Dr David Salt

Publisher: RAR Medical Services Limited

ISBN: 1912557002

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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“A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step…” As you may have already experienced, hardest part of a big project is the first step. It’s easy to plan to start something, but when it actually comes to writing the first words, what do you do? As you stare at the blank page in front of you, how can you fill it? Published by the UKs Leading Medical Admissions Company, the Ultimate Medical Personal Statement Guide is the most comprehensive personal statement book available. It contains detailed expert advice for every stage of the writing process; from starting the opening sentence to making the finishing touches. It also includes 100 Successful Medical School Personal Statements so you can see what the admissions tutors at your university like (and don’t like!). With contributions and advice from over 25 Specialist Medical Tutors, this is a MUST-BUY for those looking to secure their place at medical school.
Business & Economics

The Coach's Guide for Women Professors

Who Want a Successful Career and a Well-Balanced Life

Author: Rena Seltzer

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579228984

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 9067

If you find yourself thinking or saying any of the following, this is a book you need to pick up. I know or suspect that I am underpaid, but I hate negotiating. I do everything else first and then write in the time left over. I’m not sure exactly what the promotion requirements are in my department. Since earning tenure, my service load has increased and my research is suffering. I don’t get enough time with my family. This is a practical guide for women in academe – whether adjuncts, professors or administrators – who often encounter barriers and hostility, especially if women of color, and generally carry a heavier load of service, as well as household and care responsibilities, than their male colleagues. Rena Seltzer, a respected life coach and trainer who has worked with women professors and academic leaders for many years, offers succinct advice on how you can prioritize the multiplicity of demands on your life, negotiate better, create support networks, and move your career forward. Using telling but disguised vignettes of the experiences of women she has mentored, Rena Seltzer offers insights and strategies for managing the situations that all women face – such as challenges to their authority – while also paying attention to how they often play out differently for Latinas, Black and Asian women. She covers issues that arise from early career to senior administrator positions. This is a book you can read cover to cover or dip into as you encounter concerns about time management; your authority and influence; work/life balance; problems with teaching; leadership; negotiating better; finding time to write; developing your networks and social support; or navigating tenure and promotion and your career beyond.
Education

Be the Change

Reinventing School for Student Success

Author: Linda Darling-Hammond,Nicole Ramos-Beban,Rebecca Padnos Altamirano,Maria E. Hyler

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807757438

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Be the Change tells the remarkable story of an innovative public high school in East Palo Alto modeled after successful small schools in New York City. Guided by the expertise of renowned educator Linda Darling-Hammond, it offers authentic and engaging instruction that has allowed students who start off far behind to graduate and go on to college in record numbers.
Education

Journal of Education

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Medical

The Medical Student Career Handbook

Author: Elizabeth Cottrell

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846193044

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 9476

Completely revised and updated, this new edition of The Medical Student Career Handbook provides totally up-to-date information on the vast number of changes occurring in medical training. It is ideal for all medical students, especially those in their clinical years, and junior doctors. Medical student careers advisors will also find the information invaluable.
Business & Economics

REA's Authoritative Guide to the Top 100 Careers to Year 2005

Author: Research and Education Association

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780878910625

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 359

View: 3634

This book provides current information on the top 100 careers. Each career is described in detail, including job duties, training and education requirements, salary, projected job availability, and related occupations. It includes a special section on how to find a job, write a resume and cover letter, and provides tips for effective job interviews.
Reference

Federal Regulatory Directory

The Essential Guide to the History, Organization, and Impact of U.S. Federal Regulation

Author: CQ Press

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1452290180

Category: Reference

Page: 1040

View: 1584

The Federal Regulatory Directory, Sixteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.
Study Aids

The Indispensable Guide to Undergraduate Research

Success in and Beyond College

Author: Anne H. Charity Hudley,Cheryl L. Dickter,Hannah A. Franz

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807775827

Category: Study Aids

Page: N.A

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Despite all of the information that exists to encourage students to attend and do well in college, this is the first research-based guide that directly advises first- and second-year college students. With a focus on the needs and interests of students who are underrepresented in the academy (African American, Latinx, low-income, and first-generation students), this book will help all students take full advantage of the academic resources that the university setting has to offer. The authors introduce students to different types of research across the disciplines, showing them how to work with professors to build a course of study, how to integrate research work into coursework, and how to write and present research. This timely volume will also assist faculty, staff, and parents in providing the needed tools to promote student success. Book Features: Prepares students for the transition from high school to college with a focus on writing, time management, and research skills.Addresses the challenges that face high-achieving, underrepresented students.Empowers students to seek out resources and research opportunities to achieve their full academic potential.Includes models, approaches, student voices, and vignettes from the authors’ successful undergraduate research program. “A must read for every college student. This practical guide provides a roadmap for success as a researcher, a scholar, and a learner.” —Tia Brown McNair, Association of American Colleges & Universities “Faculty mentors and administrative leaders who aspire to be effective sponsors and supporters of students from diverse backgrounds should definitely acquire this resource.” —Elizabeth L. Ambos, Council on Undergraduate Research “What I love about this book is the broader, humanistic conversation about how pursuing research becomes a window into how one becomes a supremely informed and critical citizen.” —Armando Bengochea, director, Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program
Education

Driven by Data

A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470548746

Category: Education

Page: 298

View: 7851

Offers a practical guide for improving schools dramatically that will enable all students from all backgrounds to achieve at high levels. Includes assessment forms, an index, and a DVD.
Education

Making Sense of Science

Force & Motion for Teachers of Grades 6-8

Author: Kirsten R. Daehler,Mayumi Shinohara,Jennifer Folsom

Publisher: WestEd

ISBN: 0914409778

Category: Education

Page: 656

View: 3013

This comprehensive professional development course for grades 6–8 science teachers provides all the necessary ingredients for building a scientific way of thinking in teachers and students, focusing on science content, inquiry, and literacy. Teachers who participate in this course learn to facilitate hands-on science lessons, support evidence-based discussions, and develop students' academic language and reading and writing skills in science, along with the habits of mind necessary for sense making and scientific reasoning. Force and Motion for Teachers of Grades 6–8consists of five core sessions: Session 1: Motion Session 2: Change in Motion Session 3: Acceleration and Force Session 4: Force Session 5: Acceleration and Mass The materials include everything needed to effectively lead this course with ease: Facilitator Guide with extensive support materials and detailed procedures that allow staff developers to successfully lead a course Teacher Book with teaching, science, and literacy investigations, along with a follow-up component,Looking at Student Work™, designed to support ongoing professional learning communities CD with black line masters of all handouts and charts to support group discussion and sense making, course participation certificates, student work samples, and other materials that can be reproduced for use with teachers

The Athenaeum

Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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Homework

Helping Your Students with Homework

A Guide for Teachers

Author: Nancy Paulu

Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office

ISBN: N.A

Category: Homework

Page: 43

View: 300

Education

Journal of Education

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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The Athenaeum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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