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.

Dean's List

Ten Strategies for College Success

Author: John Bader

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421422379

Category: Education

Page: 232

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All of your hard work in high school has paid off: you have a solid GPA, numerous extracurricular achievements to your name, and an acceptance letter from an excellent college. Now what? What can you expect from the college experience, and how can you get the most out of it? This book will answer your questions and help you find real and lasting success in college. Deans at America’s top institutions—including Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, and Columbia—join John Bader to tell you what you need to know to have a rich and rewarding college experience. With wisdom, reassurance, and an insider’s perspective, this lively and timely guide will help you develop strategies such as: • Focus on learning, not on grades• Build a new relationship with your parents• Explore your academic choices• Learn from diversity at home and abroad• Cope with failure• Plan boldly for life after college A complete reworking, this second edition includes information on managing workloads and faculty relationships, as well as new material focused on first-generation challenges and international students. Dean’s List offers a thoughtful, commonsense approach to higher education that allows students to make the most of their four years on campus—and beyond.

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 Raising Boys

Author: Barron M. Helgoe, Esq.,Laurie A. Helgoe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440636435

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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A positive look at parenting sons. Here's a hands-on parenting guide that takes readers from the birth of their sons to the day they head off to college. In warm, wise words, the husband-and-wife team who are parents of two sons themselves, explore all that is different and the same, precious and at times irritating, about the boys in their lives. ? Written by parents of a pair of teenage boys ? Offers a unique, positive perspective ? Full of practical parenting tips ? Topics covered include school, discipline, puberty, bullies, girls and much more

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 Complete Idiot's Guide to Business Plans

Author: Gwen Moran,Sue Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592574001

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

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Build on that bright idea with a solid business plan. A business plan is invaluable for both new businesses and existing small companies. It helps entrepreneurs analyze their business and the market to stay ahead of the competition, and obtain start-up capital and loans. This book has everything business owners need to create a clear and comprehensive business plan, including guidance on the important decisions that must be made before drafting a plan, a tutorial on business-writing basics, sample business plans, and more. -In 2003, there were approximately 23.7 million businesses in the United States; of those, 572,900 were new businesses -According to the Small Business Administration, two-thirds of new firms survive at least two years and about half survive at least four years; the firms with clear plans for survival are the ones that stick around -More than 75% of small firms use some form of credit in their start-up or operations, which requires a solid business plan

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Total Nutrition

Author: Joy Bauer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028644240

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

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This volume offers information to readers on everything they need to eat and live healthily. In this revised edition, nutritionist and lecturer Joy Bauer offers the latest nutritional advice based on new research studies and areas of growing interest in the field of nutrition.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amateur Theatricals

Author: John Kenrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440650489

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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The one and only book on successfully staging amateur productions. In this book, drama teachers and community directors are given everything they need to know about picking the right show; licensing, casting, and budgeting; organizing a schedule; costumes, makeup, staging, lighting, and music; tickets, fundraising, programs, cast parties, and more. Illustrated with help plans and photos from actual productions. * Perfect for nonprofit organizations' fundraising theater events and community theater groups * Complete with an extensive resource section * Illustrated with help plans and great photos from actual productions

The Complete Idiot's Guide to String Theory

Author: George Musser

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101029358

Category: Science

Page: 368

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Everything is connected... We''re living in the midst of a scientific revolution that''s captured the general public''s attention and imagination. The aim of this new revolution is to develop a "theory of everything"- -- a set of laws of physics that will explain all that can be explained, ranging from the tiniest subatomic particle to the universe as a whole. Here, readers will learn the ideas behind the theories, and their effects upon our world, our civilization, and ourselves.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Oceans

Author: Kim W. W. Tetrault,Joe Kraynak

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440690138

Category: Nature

Page: 368

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Although our oceans are some of the most beautiful and diverse environments in the world, most people know very little about the ocean's ecology or just how much humans depend on the oceans for survival. The Complete Idiot's Guide’ to the Oceans will be a marine-lover's reference for mapping the world's oceans and their exploration. Authors will provide key illustrations to help readers understand important concepts along the way with a color photo insert presenting a wide array of marine creatures and habitats.

Keys to Effective Learning

Developing Powerful Habits of Mind

Author: Carol Carter,Joyce Bishop,Sarah Lyman Kravits

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 392

View: 7164

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This book focuses on developing effective learning techniques to help readers excel in school, in their careers, and throughout their lives as lifelong learners. Unlike traditional study skills books, this one emphasizes how people learn effectively byinvolvingthem in the active process of mastering their mental abilities and their personal confidence.The authors outline getting ready to learn through self-awareness, goal setting and time management, as well as, critical and creative thinking, targeting success in school through reading and studying, listening and memory, taking notes and test taking, quantitative learning, researching and writing, gathering and communicating ideas, as well as, creating life success.For individuals interested in effective learning techniques.

Keys to Success in College, Career, and Life

How to Achieve Your Goals

Author: Carol Carter,Joyce L. Bishop,Sarah Lyman Kravits

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 450

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Learn-by-doing in approach and exceptionally broad-based in perspective, this best-selling guide to success in college, work, and life is based on the premise that if readers know themselves and can think critically about any topic or situation, they will succeed in whatever they do. Includes straight talk and a variety of activities for thinking, teamwork, career and goal planning, writing, using the Internet, etc. Content focuses on issues that touch the lives of all kinds of diverse students/readers—from urban community college students to returning adults to working students to students of any age, race, gender, family and marital status, economic situation, or other unique identification. Features inspiring and motivating Personal Triumph scenarios involving famous and ordinary people from here and abroad. Quick Start to College: A Guide to Knowing What to Do, How to Do It, and Where to Get Help. Welcome to College: Opening Doors. Self-Awareness: Knowing How You Learn and How to Choose a Major. Goal Setting and Time Management: Using Values to Map Your Course. Critical and Creative Thinking: Becoming an Active Learner. Reading and Studying: Focusing on Content. Listening, Memory, and Note Taking: Taking In, Retaining, and Recording Information. Researching and Writing: Gathering and Communicating Ideas. Test Taking: Showing What You Know. Relating to Others: Living in a Diverse World. Wellness and Stress Management: Taking Care of Yourself. Managing Career and Money: Reality Resources. Moving Ahead: Building a Flexible Future. For college students and anyone wanting a primer on how to be successful in school, at work, or in life.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Talmud

Wisdom of the Ages About Law, Religion, Science, Mathematics, Philosophy, and More

Author: Aaron Parry

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440696179

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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An insightful look at one of the most unusual written works ever created. Compiled centuries ago by a group of wise men as a way to preserve the oral traditions of the Jewish faith, the Talmud has challenged and thrilled some of the world's greatest minds with its complex approach to exploring ideas and subjects from virtually every possible angle. This essential guide makes the ancient text of the 'oral Torah' accessible for all readers, whether they're Jewish or not.

The complete idiot's guide to getting into college

Author: O'Neal Turner,John Pivovarnick

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9781567615081

Category: Education

Page: 356

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Yoursquo;re no idiot, of course.nbsp; You know that college life is full of exciting academic challenges, and you canrsquo;t wait to gain independence from your parents and meet new friends.nbsp; But when it comes to evaluating colleges, filling out application forms, and figuring out tuition expenses, you feel like yoursquo;re back in second grade learning multiplication tables. Donrsquo;t stay back just yet!nbsp; The Complete Idiotrsquo;s Guidereg; to College Planning, Second Edition helps make this difficult process go as smoothly as possible...and brings you closer to your dream education. In this completely revised and updated Complete Idiotrsquo;s Guidereg;, you get: --Helpful guidelines on figuring out what yoursquo;re looking for in a college. --Up-to-date information about applying for loans and scholarships. --Cutting-edge tips on putting together a winning application, earning high test scores, and getting impressive recommendations. --Simple steps on qualifying for financial aid. nbsp;

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-defense

Author: Chris Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780028631165

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

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Offers advice on basic self-defense techniques including how to prevent assault, protect children, and the pros and cons of carrying a firearm.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Motherhood

Author: Deborah Herman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780028631783

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 291

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Offers valuable advice on how to handle the big talks about sex, death, and drugs with children as well as shows how women through the ages have dealt with being a good parent. Original.