College Admission

From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step

Author: Robin Mamlet,Christine VanDeVelde

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 0307590321

Category: Study Aids

Page: 405

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A comprehensive guide for college-bound teens and their parents shares step-by-step coverage of today's competitive admissions processes based on expert advice by 50 admissions deans from ivy-league universities, in a reference that outlines recommendations for the sophomore, junior and senior grades of high school. Original.

From Applications to Acceptance: The Step-By-Step College Admissions Guide: The Only Book for High School Students Written by a High School Student

Author: Rebecca Goldstein

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438922612

Category: Education

Page: 36

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This book will help any High School Junior or Senior applying to colleges. It gives the student step-by-step instructions on how to research and choose schools, manage the activities on their resume, apply to college, and decide on the right school once they are accepted.

Choosing a College

Author: Norah Piehl

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 0737756918

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 128

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More than ten compelling essays debate the issues surrounding choosing a college. Readers will evaluate topics such as whether paid admission consultants are useful, and whether students should consider taking a year off between high school and college. Essay sources include the Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial Staff, Natalia Maldonado, Peter Vartanian, and Julia Reischel.

Befreit

Wie Bildung mir die Welt erschloss

Author: Tara Westover

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462316680

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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Von den Bergen Idahos nach Cambridge – der unwahrscheinliche »Bildungsweg« der Tara Westover. Tara Westover ist 17 Jahre alt, als sie zum ersten Mal eine Schulklasse betritt. Zehn Jahre später kann sie eine beeindruckende akademische Laufbahn vorweisen. Aufgewachsen im ländlichen Amerika, befreit sie sich aus einer ärmlichen, archaischen und von Paranoia und Gewalt geprägten Welt durch – Bildung, durch die Aneignung von Wissen, das ihr so lange vorenthalten worden war. Die Berge Idahos sind Taras Heimat, sie lebt als Kind im Einklang mit der grandiosen Natur, mit dem Wechsel der Jahreszeiten – und mit den Gesetzen, die ihr Vater aufstellt. Er ist ein fundamentalistischer Mormone, vom baldigen Ende der Welt überzeugt und voller Misstrauen gegenüber dem Staat, von dem er sich verfolgt sieht. Tara und ihre Geschwister gehen nicht zur Schule, sie haben keine Geburtsurkunden, und ein Arzt wird selbst bei fürchterlichsten Verletzungen nicht gerufen. Und die kommen häufig vor, denn die Kinder müssen bei der schweren Arbeit auf Vaters Schrottplatz helfen, um über die Runden zu kommen. Taras Mutter, die einzige Hebamme in der Gegend, heilt die Wunden mit ihren Kräutern. Nichts ist dieser Welt ferner als Bildung. Und doch findet Tara die Kraft, sich auf die Aufnahmeprüfung fürs College vorzubereiten, auch wenn sie quasi bei null anfangen muss ... Wie Tara Westover sich aus dieser Welt befreit, überhaupt erst einmal ein Bewusstsein von sich selbst entwickelt, um den schmerzhaften Abnabelungsprozess von ihrer Familie bewältigen zu können, das beschreibt sie in diesem ergreifenden und wunderbar poetischen Buch. » Befreit wirft ein Licht auf einen Teil unseres Landes, den wir zu oft übersehen. Tara Westovers eindringliche Erzählung — davon, einen Platz für sich selbst in der Welt zu finden, ohne die Verbindung zu ihrer Familie und ihrer geliebten Heimat zu verlieren — verdient es, weithin gelesen zu werden.« J.D. Vance Autor der »Hillbilly-Elegie«

Countdown to College

21 'To Do' Lists for High School: Step-by-Step Strategies for 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Graders

Author: Valerie Pierce,Cheryl Rilly

Publisher: Front Porch Press (MI)

ISBN: 9780965608626

Category: Education

Page: 167

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Provides guidelines and advice for high school students and their parents on preparing for college, including standardized tests, extracurricular activities, choice of college, and financial aid assistance.

The Ultimate College Acceptance System

Everything You Need to Know to Get into the Right College for You

Author: Danny Ruderman

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429908528

Category: Study Aids

Page: 288

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Danny Ruderman has helped countless students successfully apply, and get accepted, to the colleges of their choice. Now, with his step-by-step, comprehensive system he can help you too. Like having a college guidance counselor by your side every step of the way, The Ultimate College Acceptance System helps you to create a winning application. The book includes information on: Finding The Best School for You: Including The Ivies, Overlooked Schools, Schools for Performing Arts, Learning Disability Programs, and Schools for Students without an A or B average. Learning How to Increase Your Chances of Getting Accepted: Including How to Get Organized, How to Interview, How to Beat Standardized Tests, How to Know if You Should Apply Early, and How to Appeal a Decision. Completing the Application: Including How to Fill Out the Common Application, How to Write the "Big" Essay, How to Compose "Smaller Paragraph" Essays, How to Create a Personal Resume, How to Get Strong Letters of Recommendation, and How to Complete Financial Aid Forms.

Im unwahrscheinlichen Fall

Roman

Author: Judy Blume

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364118293X

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Wenn ein Moment das ganze Leben ändert 1952: Die 15-jährige Miri Ammermann wächst wohlbehütet im Städtchen Elizabeth, New Jersey, auf. Ihr Vater hat sich zwar früh aus dem Staub gemacht, aber ihre liebevolle und kämpferische Mutter, ihre weise Oma, ihre beste Freundin Natalie und all die anderen Menschen in ihrem Umfeld stehen ihr bei ihren Schritten ins Erwachsenenleben zur Seite. Als sie ihre erste große Liebe Mason kennenlernt, scheint das Glück perfekt zu sein. Doch dann stürzt ein Flugzeug ab, und nichts ist mehr, wie es war.

Start Your Own College Planning Consultant Business

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: Eileen Figure Sandlin,Entrepreneur magazine

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613082460

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

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Thanks to today’s busy lifestyles, nearly 4,500 institutions of higher learning, and more than 21 million students, the need for college admissions consulting services continues to grow. The experts at Entrepreneur detail how education enthusiasts and/ or those with a passion for counseling others can take advantage of this home-based business opportunity. Coached by our experts, entrepreneurs learn how to identify their specialty or services—from steering high school students towards acceptance to assisting in filing admission and financial applications and other market needs. They also learn business basics such as establishing their company as a legal entity, outfitting a home office, handling the finances, promoting your services and the like. Given contact lists, resource lists, sample documents, and even interviews from practicing entrepreneurs sharing money-saving tips, pitfalls to avoid, and tricks of the trade, entrepreneurs gain all the intel they need to make their business startup and launch a success.

Admissions by Design

Stop the Madness and Find the Best College for You

Author: Lisa Fisher

Publisher: Elevate Publishing

ISBN: 1943425558

Category: Study Aids

Page: 250

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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.

How to Prepare a Standout College Application

Expert Advice that Takes You from LMO* (*Like Many Others) to Admit

Author: Alison Cooper Chisolm,Anna Ivey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118702069

Category: Study Aids

Page: 352

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Demystifying the process of completing a college application Written by two former admissions officers at top universities and current admissions coaches, this book is a must-have for preparing a winning college application. The authors reveal the mystery behind what college admissions officers are looking for and show applicants how to leverage their credentials, stand out in the over-crowded applicants' pool, and make a genuine, memorable impression. This is the book that will help the college-bound get off the "like many others" pile and onto the acceptance list. Includes instructions and examples for every component of the college application, from writing the essay to answering questions like "Why do you want to go to College X?" Shows how to avoid underestimating the importance of critical features on any application Includes the latest information on the Common Application 4.0 and corrects outdated, holdover advice still stressed in many other books This book is filled with step-by-step advice that students and parents can use immediately and will refer to again and again.

The New Rules of College Admissions

Ten Former Admissions Officers Reveal What it Takes to Get Into College Today

Author: Michael London

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743280679

Category: Education

Page: 260

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A top-ranked educational consulting firm counsels parents and students on how to select, successfully apply to, and finance college, offering recommendations for every step of the process, from writing essays and preparing for standardized tests to performing well at interviews and navigating financial aid options. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Acing the College Application

How to Maximize Your Chances for Admission to the College of Your Choice

Author: Michele Hernandez

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345462025

Category: Study Aids

Page: 240

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With so many qualified applicants, competition for college admissions is fiercer than ever. Now you can put yourself ahead of the pack by making your application flawless! When applying for college, good grades and high standardized test scores are not always enough to guarantee admission. What sets you apart, argues Michele Hernández, is the way you describe yourself in your application. But how do you present yourself with flair, and highlight all your talents, skills, and passions, in just a few pages? A former assistant director of admissions at Dartmouth College, Dr. Hernández takes you step-by-step through the entire application process, revealing the details that make or break an applicant. From the multitude of short and longer essays to the myriad of charts, lists, and personal data sections, she offers essential advice, useful anecdotes, and vivid examples. Included are: • A line-by-line look at the common application • The truth about the essays, with samples of those that made the grade • The best way to ask for teacher and guidance counselor recommendations • When to provide colleges with optional essays and peer evaluations • The ten common myths and misconceptions of the on-campus interview • The most meaningful academic subjects, work experience, and extracurricular activities to mention • Early action versus early decision—the trade offs With this helpful, savvy book, prospective college students—and their parents and counselors—can now vastly improve their chances of getting into the college of their choice. “Want to scale the Ivy wall? Michele Hernández gives you the tools to do it. This brisk, no-nonsense book is built on inside dope, and Hernández’s experience allows her to challenge conventional admissions thinking.” —HARRY BAULD Author of On Writing the College Application Essay

Entdecken Sie Ihre Stärken jetzt!

Das Gallup-Prinzip für individuelle Entwicklung und erfolgreiche Führung

Author: Marcus Buckingham,Donald O. Clifton

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593502526

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Stärken der Mitarbeiter stärken, anstatt ihre Schwächen bekämpfen - das ist es, was Unternehmen erfolgreich macht. Denn wer täglich das tun darf, was er am besten kann, arbeitet am effektivsten. Damit individuelle Stärken einfach identifiziert und gefördert werden können, haben die Autoren den Strengths- Finder entwickelt. Dieser Selbsttest ermittelt die fünf größten persönlichen Stärken. In diesem Bestseller erhalten Führungskräfte und Mitarbeiter fundierte Informationen, wie diese "Top Five" im Arbeitsalltag am besten eingesetzt werden können - für mehr Zufriedenheit, Motivation und Erfolg im Job.

Es

Roman

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641053579

Category: Fiction

Page: 1536

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Das Böse in Gestalt eines namenlosen Grauens In Derry, Maine, schlummert das Böse in der Kanalisation: Alle 28 Jahre wacht es auf und muss fressen. Jetzt taucht »Es« wieder empor. Sieben Freunde entschließen sich, dem Grauen entgegenzutreten und ein Ende zu setzen. Stephen Kings Meisterwerk über die Mysterien der Kindheit und den Horror des Erwachsenseins. »Ein Meilenstein der amerikanischen Literatur.« Chicago Sun-Times

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Die zahlreichen Leben der Seele

Die Chronik einer Reinkarnationstherapie

Author: Brian L. Weiss

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641028124

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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Der Psychiater Brian Weiss behandelte seine Patientin Catherine 18 Monate lang mit konventionellen therapeutischen Methoden, um ihr bei der Überwindung ihrer schweren Angstsymptome zu helfen. Als nichts zu funktionieren schien, versuchte er es mit Hypnose. In Trance erinnerte sich Catherine an frühere Leben, die sich als Ursache ihrer Symptome erwiesen, und sie wurde geheilt. Parallel zur erfolgreichen Behandlung seiner Patientin entwickelt sich Brian Weiss vom konventionellen Schulpsychiater zum Verfechter der Seelenwanderung.

The Insider's Guide to the Colleges, 2011

Students on Campus Tell You What You Really Want to Know, 37th Edition

Author: Yale Daily News Staff

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429922050

Category: Study Aids

Page: 1024

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For more than thirty-five years, The Insider's Guide to the Colleges has been the favorite resource of high school students across the country because it is the only comprehensive college reference researched and written by students for students. In interviews with hundreds of peers on campuses from New York to Hawaii and Florida to Alaska, our writers have sought out the inside scoop at every school on everything from the nightlife and professors to the newest dorms and wildest student organizations. In addition to the in-depth profiles of college life, this 37th edition has been revised and updated to include: * Essential statistics for every school, from acceptance rates to the most popular majors * A "College Finder" to help students zero in on the perfect school * Insider's packing list detailing what every college student really needs to bring * FYI sections with student opinions and outrageous off-the-cuff advice. The Insider's Guide to the Colleges cuts through the piles of brochures to get to the things that matter most to students, and by staying on top of trends and attitudes it delivers the straight talk students and parents need to choose the school that's the best fit.

The Easy Essay Workbook

A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Your College Essays

Author: Laura B. Ginsberg,Eric Ginsberg

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781484930083

Category: Education

Page: 108

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Worried about writing a great college admissions essay? You're not alone. The essay can be one of the scariest parts of the application process. This book walks you through the newest Common Application essay prompts as well as how to figure out which school-specific supplemental essays you'll need to write. There are also easy editing exercises to make sure your essays are perfect.

Hillbilly-Elegie

Die Geschichte meiner Familie und einer Gesellschaft in der Krise

Author: J. D. Vance

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843715777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Seine Großeltern versuchten, mit Fleiß und Mobilität der Armut zu entkommen und sich in der Mitte der Gesellschaft zu etablieren. Doch letztlich war alles vergeblich. J. D. Vance erzählt die Geschichte seiner Familie — eine Geschichte vom Scheitern und von der Resignation einer ganzen Bevölkerungsschicht. Armut und Chaos, Hilflosigkeit und Gewalt, Drogen und Alkohol: Genau in diesem Teufelskreis befinden sich viele weiße Arbeiterfamilien in den USA — entfremdet von der politischen Führung, abgehängt vom Rest der Gesellschaft, anfällig für populistische Parolen. Früher konnten sich die »Hillbillys«, die weißen Fabrikarbeiter, erhoffen, sich zu Wohlstand zu schuften. Doch spätestens gegen Ende des 20sten Jahrhunderts zog der Niedergang der alten Industrien ihre Familien in eine Abwärtsspirale, in der sie bis heute stecken. Vance gelingt es wie keinem anderen, diese ausweglose Situation und die Krise einer ganzen Gesellschaft eindrücklich zu schildern. Sein Buch bewegte Millionen von Lesern in den USA und erklärt nicht zuletzt den Wahltriumph eines Donald Trump.