The Definitive UK Guide to the Universities in the USA
Author: Harriet Plyler
Publisher: Galore Park Publishing
With UK fees skyrocketing, Uni in the USA is a must-read for anyone thinking about studying in the United States. Written by funny, sharp-eyed editors and British students who have been through the US university system, this book contains detailed reviews and information on over 50 universities in the United States as well as the inside track on getting in, fellow students and life on and off campus. The guide also features guidance on selecting the right institution, the application process and life in America, so students are fully prepared for life across the pond. Uni in the USA is the essential resource for parents and students who are considering studying in the US. Uni in the USA Key Features: - A must-read for anyone thinking of studying abroad in the United States. - Features in-depth, unbiased reviews on over 50 universities in the US, providing a valuable source of information and advice. - Contains guidance on selecting the right institution and the application process so students are fully prepared for life in the United States.
Author: Rao, Renuka Raja
Publisher: Pearson Education India
Study in America: The Definitive Guide for Aspiring Students is a comprehensive handbook that addresses the specific needs of students aspiring to go to the USA for higher studies. It provides step-by-step advice on the application process, the tests required, choosing universities, writing application essays, obtaining financial aid and the all-important process of obtaining a U.S. visa. Unique vocabulary used in U.S. campuses, anecdotes, and real-life examples have also been discussed.
The UK Guide to US Universities
Author: Alice Fishburn,Anthony Nemecek
Publisher: Lucas Publications Ltd
Now that UK students are being asked to pay large sums for a university education whose quality has been compromised by decades of underfunding, more and more of them are looking to the USA. Enquiries to the US Educational Advisory Service are up seven-fold over the last two years, to over one million per annum. If you are having to pay, students reason, why not buy the best? In November 2004 the Top 200 World University Rankings in The Times Higher Educational Supplement listed seven American universities amongst the top ten. (Oxford and Cambridge being two of the other three). If you look down the rankings as far as Newcastle - well regarded in the UK - you have passed another 47 American universities on the way. of teaching and facilities is there to match it. Many US universities are willing to offer substantial financial support to British students. A first rate education abroad is becoming an ever more achievable option, whatever your background and the state of your finances. respected Good Schools Guide, and employs their familiar, highly readable style. It combines the personal experience and eloquence of Alice Fishburn, a British student in her final year at Harvard, with Anthony Nemecek's many years of experience as Director of the US Educational Advisory Service in the UK. Stephen Baldock, who until a few months ago was High Master of St Paul's School London, adds his views, and cartoonist Tim Sanders illustrates the book.
A Guide for Students
Author: Fairbairn, Gavin,Fairbairn, Susan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Reading as a student demands new skills and new disciplines. Students must read. They must read to inform themselves about the subjects they are studying and to allow them to write assignments, reports and dissertations. Though most students can read fairly well, few can make as much or as efficient use as possible of the time they devote to reading for academic purposes. Many guides to study offer a pot pourri of techniques for improving reading skills. None gives as full a treatment of this essential and underpinning area of academic life as Reading at University. The authors believe that students must change both the ways in which they read and the ways in which they think about reading. This book offers effective and efficient strategies for fulfilling students' reading and study potential.
Author: John O’Leary
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Study Aids
The Times Good University Guide is an essential tool that gives you all the information you need to make the crucial decision of where to study, and how to make the crucial financial decisions about going to University – bestselling, objective and authoritative. Note depending on your device, tables may view best in landscape mode.
Author: Mark Hayes,Andrew Youderian
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Category: Business & Economics
The Ultimate Guide to Dropshipping is a complete guide on how to create and run a successful dropshipping business. "This is by far the best book on dropshipping available. You will will learn everything you need to know about finding a product, setting up an online store and growing your business." (Sean Work, Director of Marketing, KISSmetrics) "Andrew and Mark have written a comprehensive, no-BS guide to dropshipping. Essential reading for anyone considering this type of retail." (Chandra Clark, Founder & President, Scribendi) "These guys distill everything you need to know about dropshipping. It's a must read if you want practical advice and a clear blueprint to help you grow your business." (Valerie Khoo, National Director, Australian Writers' Centre) "Holy jeez - I wish these guys had written this 7 years ago.... I can say that the advice in this book is spot on."
Perspectives, Issues, Challenges and Solutions
Author: Lazar Dzamic,Justin Kirby
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
Marketers everywhere are talking about content, but not everyone is saying the same thing. Some professionals love content and believe it has revolutionized the practice of marketing. To others, it's mere hype: a new name for what marketers have always done. The Definitive Guide to Strategic Content Marketing brings together all of these diverse perspectives, structuring them around useful key topics that provide insight into the multi-faceted nature of content marketing. The editors of The Definitive Guide to Strategic Content Marketing weave different voices together to present a balanced view of content marketing, grouping the discussion around relevant subjects such as content monetization, native advertising, visuals vs video, and the challenge of measuring results. This structure allows readers to move through the book according to their interests, and cherry-pick the most useful aspects of each discussion to apply to their own marketing initiatives. Containing contributions from, and interviews with, leading academics, industry experts, thought leaders and influencers, this book is a truly unique resource.
Author: Priscilla Toka Mmantsetsa Marope,Peter J. Wells,Unesco,Ellen Hazelkorn
The growing impact of university rankings on public policy and on students choices has stirred controversy worldwide. This unique volume brings together the architects of university rankings and their critics to debate the uses and misuses of existing rankings. With voices from five continents, it provides a comprehensive overview of current thinking on the subject and sets out alternative approaches and complementary tools for a new era of transparent and informed use of higher education ranking tables.
Author: Howard Zinn
This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of America's greatest battles - the fights for fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.
The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Author: Ibram X. Kendi
Publisher: Nation Books
A searing history of how racist ideas were created, disseminated, and entrenched in America Winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction A New York Times Bestseller A Washington Post Bestseller Finalist for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Boston Globe, Washington Post, Chicago Review of Books, The Root, Buzzfeed, Bustle, and Entropy "The most ambitious book of 2016."-The Washington Post Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first black president spelled the doom of racism. But racist thought is not just alive and well in America--it is more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, if we have any hope of grappling with this stark reality, we must first understand how racist ideas were developed, disseminated, and enshrined in American society. In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. Stamped from the Beginning uses the life stories of five major American intellectuals to offer a window into the contentious debates between assimilationists and segregationists and between racists and antiracists. From Puritan minister Cotton Mather to Thomas Jefferson, from fiery abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison to brilliant scholar W.E.B. Du Bois to legendary anti-prison activist Angela Davis, Kendi shows how and why some of our leading pro-slavery and pro-civil rights thinkers have challenged or helped cement racist ideas in America. Contrary to popular conceptions, racist ideas did not arise from ignorance or hatred. Instead, they were devised and honed by some of the most brilliant minds of each era. These intellectuals used their brilliance to justify and rationalize deeply entrenched discriminatory policies and the nation's racial disparities in everything from wealth to health. And while racist ideas are easily produced and easily consumed, they can also be discredited. In shedding much-needed light on the murky history of racist ideas, Stamped from the Beginning offers us the tools we need to expose them--and in the process, gives us reason to hope.
Author: Charles T. Clotfelter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Business & Economics
For almost a century, big-time college sport has been a wildly popular but consistently problematic part of American higher education. The challenges it poses to traditional academic values have been recognized from the start, but they have grown more ominous in recent decades, as cable television has become ubiquitous, commercial opportunities have proliferated and athletic budgets have ballooned. Drawing on new research findings, this book takes a fresh look at the role of commercial sports in American universities. It shows that, rather than being the inconsequential student activity that universities often imply that it is, big-time sport has become a core function of the universities that engage in it. For this reason, the book takes this function seriously and presents evidence necessary for a constructive perspective about its value. Although big-time sport surely creates worrying conflicts in values, it also brings with it some surprising positive consequences.
The Objective Structured Clinical Examination As a Performance Assessment
Author: Ronald M. Harden,Patricia Lilley,Madalena Patricio
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Category: Clinical competence
This book highlights the basic concepts underpinning the OSCE, its development and implementation in practice. Practical guidelines and tips are provided based on the authors' extensive experience gained over 40 years. Case studies are included to illustrate the OSCE's use in a wide range of settings and professions to assess the expected learning outcomes. The text is supplemented with personal accounts and anecdotes. Used globally in all phases of education in the different healthcare professions, the OSCE was first described by the lead author, Harden, in 1975 and it is now the gold standard for performance assessment. "This book is an invaluable addition. It pulls together in one place pretty well everything that is known about the OSCE; what works and what doesn't. It is a welcome addition to the bookshelf of any educational leader." Geoff Norman's Foreword
Author: Manuel Martinez-Pons
Publisher: A&C Black
This definitive resource covers every aspect of teaching in higher education. Particular emphasis is placed on the two main concerns facing professors in North America and the UK today; the growing emphasis on the quality of college teaching and, more specifically, the increasingly demanding nature of the profession, whereby lecturers are forced to teach more students on a greater number of courses. Pons' practical advice is supported throughout by research evidence.
The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job
Author: Karen Kelsky
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
The definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post-docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph.D. into their ideal job Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their Ph.D. And each year only a small percentage of them will land a job that justifies and rewards their investment. For every comfortably tenured professor or well-paid former academic, there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts, and many more who simply give up in frustration. Those who do make it share an important asset that separates them from the pack: they have a plan. They understand exactly what they need to do to set themselves up for success. They know what really moves the needle in academic job searches, how to avoid the all-too-common mistakes that sink so many of their peers, and how to decide when to point their Ph.D. toward other, non-academic options. Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help readers join the select few who get the most out of their Ph.D. As a former tenured professor and department head who oversaw numerous academic job searches, she knows from experience exactly what gets an academic applicant a job. And as the creator of the popular and widely respected advice site The Professor is In, she has helped countless Ph.D.’s turn themselves into stronger applicants and land their dream careers. Now, for the first time ever, Karen has poured all her best advice into a single handy guide that addresses the most important issues facing any Ph.D., including: -When, where, and what to publish -Writing a foolproof grant application -Cultivating references and crafting the perfect CV -Acing the job talk and campus interview -Avoiding the adjunct trap -Making the leap to nonacademic work, when the time is right The Professor Is In addresses all of these issues, and many more. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Yvonne Jewkes,Travis Linnemann
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Category: Social Science
The rise of mobile and social media means that everyday crime news is now more immediate, more visual, and more democratically produced than ever. Offering new and innovative ways of understanding the relationship between media and crime, Media and Crime in the U.S. critically examines the influence of media coverage of crimes on culture and identity in the United States and across the globe. With comprehensive coverage of the theories, research, and key issues, acclaimed author Yvonne Jewkes and award-winning professor Travis Linnemann have come together to shed light on some of the most troubling questions surrounding media and crime today.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
The New Oxford Style Manual brings together the new editions of two essential reference works in a single volume. Combining New Hart's Rules with the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors, this is the definitive guide to the written word. New Hart's Rules, Oxford's definite guide to style, gives authoritative and expert advice on how to prepare copy for publication in print and electronically. Topics covered include how to punctuate and hyphenate accurately, capitalization guidelines, structuring text coherently, how to use quotations and citations clearly, how to provide accurate references, UK and US usage, and much more. Recent developments in the publishing industry, such as scientific publishing conventions have been included in the up-to-date edition. These guidelines are complemented by the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors which features 25,000 A to Z entries giving authoritative advice on those words and names which raise questions time and time again because of spelling, capitalization, hyphenation, or cultural and historical context. Entries give full coverage of recommended spellings, variant forms, confusable words, hyphenation, capitalization, foreign and specialist terms, proper names, and abbreviations. The New Oxford Style Manual also includes superb appendices for quick reference including proofreading marks, countries and currencies, and alphabets. Combining these two updated works and drawing on the unrivalled research and expertise of the Oxford Reference and Dictionaries departments, this volume is an essential part of every editor's and writer's toolkit.