The Complete Idiot's Guide to College Survival

Author: Laurie Rozakis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101158352

Category: Education

Page: 288

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You'd think getting into college was the hard part-years of studying for great grades, taking SATs, filling out applications and waiting in agony for the acceptance letters. Someone should have told you that was just the beginning.... The Complete Idiot's Guide® to College Survival begins where those how-to-get-into-college guides leave off, from packing gear and arriving on campus for the first time to graduation. The "bible" of college life, it offers information on making good grades, dealing with roommates, finding social activities, balancing work and other extracurricular activities and more.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Surviving Anything

Author: Patrick Sauer,Michael Zimmerman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780028641744

Category: Nature

Page: 290

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Offers guidelines on basic lifesaving skills from CPR to wound dressing, surviving harsh climates and terrains, handling emergenies on the road or in the home, and preparing for personal attacks and disasters.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Lawsuits

Author: Victoria E. Green, J.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101443138

Category: Law

Page: 320

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Have you been confused by a lawsuit? We can help. Millions of civil lawsuits are filed in the U.S. court system, costing billions of dollars in legal fees to those involved. The process is so complex that few people can pursue civil action without professional help, leaving them totally at a lawyer's mercy. Yet how many people truly know what they're getting into when they're involved in a lawsuit? The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Lawsuits clarifies the entire process in layman's terms. Expert litigator and law professor Victoria E. Green offers valuable insight into: ?The pros and cons of filing lawsuits ?How they begin and each party's response ?Selecting and paying attorneys ?Consequences of the settlement and appeals

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Life as a Military Spouse

Author: Lissa McGrath

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144063632X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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For better, for worse, for Uncle Sam! Today's military has changed dramatically, and spouses need to be prepared. Approximately half of our 1.4 million fighting men and women are married. And for a military spouse, information and support are not easy to find. Included here is: ?How to enroll in the Child Development Homes program ?What to do before a permanent change of station (PCS) ?How to prepare for the deployment, and the return, of a spouse ?Easy ways to calculate benefits, allowances, and special pays

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Clear Communication

Author: Kris Cole

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028642079

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 335

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Voice inflection, facial movements, body language and word choice all contribute to making a skilled communicator. This book provides practical, useful tips to help the reader become a more effective communicator in daily business life.

Survival Guide for General Chemistry with Math Review

Author: Charles Atwood

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495387517

Category: Science

Page: 216

View: 1982

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Available for packaging with any CENGAGE textbook or available separately for a minimal cost at CENGAGEbrain.com, this survival guide focuses on helping you practice for exams by showing you how to solve difficult problems by dissecting them into manageable chunks. The guide includes three levels of proficiency questions - A, B, and minimal - to quickly build your confidence as you master the knowledge needed to succeed in the course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Celestial Navigation for the Complete Idiot

A Simple Explanation

Author: Gene Grossman

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1452306249

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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[Winner of the2011 Dan Poynter Global eBook Award in the non-fiction category] Some time ago, Gene Grossman signed on as a crew-member with some friends of his who were delivering a large sailboat with no navigation electronics from Marina del Rey California, through the Panama Canal, to a charter company’s tropical island location. On the evening of departure, Gene asked the young skipper (Ron) which crew-member was going to be acting as navigator. Ron answered “I am,” Gene responded, “Oh, I didn’t know you knew celestial navigation.” Ron said “I don’t, but I will by the time we get down to Baja.” When Gene asked Ron how he intended to learn celestial navigation in the next week or so, Ron responded, “No problem, Gene, you’re going to teach it to me.” At that point in time Gene did not know anything about celestial navigation, and when he confessed that lack of knowledge, Ron said, “that’s okay; I’ve got some books about it on board, and I know you went to college, so you can learn it and teach it to me.” Gene was relieved of ‘watch’ duty and spent the next couple of weeks immersing himself in the subject. By the time they reached Cabo San Lucas, Gene was on the beach giving lectures to other boaters desirous of a celestial navigation refresher course. Bottom line: There is no shortage of books that purport to teach you the classic art of Celestial Navigation, but almost all fall short in one way: they lose you early on by using terms you’ve never heard of, assuming that you already have that knowledge. The writers of those books just don’t have the ability to ‘dumb things down’ to the level of absolute beginner. Gene Grossman solves that problem by assuming that you are a complete idiot, and talks down to you in such a simple way that you’re sure to understand everything simple step that he clearly explains. This is the perfect book for any boater interested in improving his or her navigational skills, and would like to look into proper use of the sextant to navigate around the world without depending on the reliability of several expensive electronic devices. There are no complicated drawings, no mathematical problems, no big astronomical words you’ve never heard of, and no reason to feel like the idiot you are with respect to celestial navigation. Reading this book is guaranteed to raise your level from ‘Idiot’ up to being merely ‘Navigationally Challenged,’ and will also suggest how to further elevate your status to that of Competent Navigator

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Speed Reading

Author: Abby Marks Beale

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592577781

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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Presents strategies and techniques designed to increase reading speed, and improve comprehension and retention of a variety of reading materials.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Adoption

Author: Christine Adamec

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028621081

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

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Offers advice on making an adoption application stand out, the latest adoption trends, and ways to spot scams, with profiles of real-life adopters and adoptees

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Success as a Teacher

Author: Anthony D. Fredericks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781592573806

Category: Education

Page: 344

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Presents information on ways to be an effective teacher, covering such topics as lesson plans, standards, technology, testing, motivation, discipline, homework, teaching special needs students, and working with parents.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Linux

Author: Manuel Alberto Ricart

Publisher: Alpha Books

ISBN: 9780789721969

Category: Computers

Page: 382

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Explains how to prepare and install the Linux system, work with shells and command lines, use the X Windows graphical interface, access the Web, and configure mail and news services

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pleasing Your Man

Author: Eve Salinger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592573653

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 314

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A comprehensive, practical, and informal guide to the art of pleasing your man, this delightful and authoritative book, written by the wife of a very satisfied therapist, helps the woman reader explore the age-old wisdom that pleasing her man in all aspects of life can only benefit her. Taking a distinctly pro-feminine (rather than feminist) stance, this unique book combines plain talk about sex and relationships, to help women discover: *What men really like (and need) *How to be a girlfriend, not a mother *How to flirt, set the stage, and anticipate his needs *Simple sex secrets that will enhance intimate time together for both partners *How to keep happy through good health *And much, much more

The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Author: Bud Hanzel,John Olson

Publisher: Creator's Edge Press

ISBN: 9780982769706

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 154

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"This satirical self-help guide is a humorous look at the apocalyptic rise of the un-living, flesh eating hordes. With tongue firmly in cheek the guide takes a logical approach to defining zombies and laying out just what needs to be done to survive."--Amazon website.

Adulthood for Beginners

All the Life Secrets Nobody Bothered to Tell You

Author: Andy Boyle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 014313051X

Category: Humor

Page: 272

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As any current or former 20-something knows, life can be a bit awkward and weird because no one tells you what to expect. Many of us spend a decade or more figuring out how the world works through a humbling process of trial and error that by age 30 we're hoping no one who was there remembers. Does Boyle have everything figured out? Of course not. But the breezy and funny advice, lists, jokes, and other helpful tidbits in this engaging book will help readers get through the hard parts faster, guaranteed. (OK, not literally guaranteed.) Topics include- The Asshole Test -- The most important thing you need to know about success is that people don't like assholes. So here's how to not be one. Don't Be Creepy -- A long list of things that you may think are cute, but are, generally, super creepy, and you should avoid. Should I Get Back With My Ex? -- Probably not. Increasing Your Luck Surface Area -- So much in life is about luck. But you can increase your chances of being lucky. Here's how. Resume Dos and OMG DO NOTs -- How to make a resume that actually stands out, and what on a resume screams "plz do not hire me." The Difference Between Relaxing and Wasting Time -- Learning to relax can take years. But figuring out the difference between relaxing and wasting time can take even longer. The secrets are revealed here.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creative Writing

Author: Laurie Rozakis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592572069

Category: Reference

Page: 358

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A fifty percent revision of a popular Complete Idiot's Guide that now, more than ever, offers readers a thorough, creative writing class in a book, with Dr. Laurie Rozakis as their teacher. The book is refocused to more of an academic approach. Readers can begin to unlock their creativity from the first page, with fabulous exercises that help them explore their talents and experiment with different genres and forms of writing, including: • •Short stories •Narrative nonfiction •Memoirs •Magazine articles •Poetry •Drama •Blogging and freewriting

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Project Management

Author: Sunny Baker,Kim Baker,G. Michael Campbell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592571192

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 421

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This fully updated edition features new templates, forms, and examples and complies with official PMI and PMBOK standards for project management.

Making the Big Move

How to Transform Relocation Into a Creative Life Transition

Author: Cathy Goodwin

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781572241350

Category: Reference

Page: 226

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Explores what moving means to individuals and turning the move into a positive, productive, and enriching experience

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fibromyalgia, 2nd Edition

Author: Laurence A. Bradley,Lynne Matallana

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101024577

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

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Nearly eight million Americans suffer from it. Cutting through the history and medical jargon found in more exhaustive and incomprehensible reference books, this guide focuses on the most important things readers need to know in order to effectively understand and manage fibromyalgia, especially important now, with 22 new fibromyalgia-fighting drugs on the market. This new edition teaches readers how to: - Communicate better with doctors and healthcare providers - Evaluate pain medications and non-medical therapies - Develop exercise and diet regimens - Identify and treat symptoms

The Adult Student

An Insider's Guide to Going Back to School

Author: Dani Babb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781627040075

Category: Education

Page: 234

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Are you considering going back to school, but confused about your options? Should you go the traditional route? Online universities sound like a great alternative, but what sort of education will you get? Will employers value the degree? Dr. Dani Babb is an award-winning professor with more than 15 years of experience in traditional and online institutions, and she runs an educational consulting company that helps adult students like you make the right choice. In The Adult Student, Dr. Dani helps you understand the benefits and drawbacks of each learning environment. You'll learn what to look out for, how to avoid programs and universities that won't help your career, and what to expect when you get back in the classroom. It's a candid, forthright look at the new world of education today that will empower youto select the school and degree program that are the right fit for you .