Success and Sanity on the College Campus

A Guide for Parents

Author: Diana Trevouledes,Ingrid Grieger

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1610481038

Category: Education

Page: 164

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In this book, parents will learn about the most significant factors to be considered in making a wise decision about college selection, about the process of making a successful transition to college, about the potential pitfalls inherent in college life, and the warning signs and risk factors for psychological distress. In addition, parents will become acquainted with the protective factors and the resources available on the campus that enhance academic success and persistence to graduation, as well as emotional health and well-being.

The Together Leader

Get Organized for Your Success - and Sanity!

Author: Maia Heyck-Merlin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118987535

Category: Education

Page: 464

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Streamline your workflow and bring your vision to life The Together Leader is a practical handbook for the busy mission-driven leader. With an emphasis on time management, the book provides all of the tools, templates, and checklists necessary for leaders to stay organized and keep on top their responsibilities. Maia Heyck-Merlin describes step-by-step a set of habits and systems that help leaders to keep everything running smoothly and, most importantly, achieve their mission-driven goals. By learning how to plan for the predictable, leaders can face the unexpected head-on, going off-plan while keeping their eye on the objective. Education leaders will learn how to prioritize quickly and efficiently, and gain access to hands-on tools that take the turbulence out of their days, allowing them to truly become a Together Leader. Mission-driven leaders are often required to multi-task; it's part of the job. This book gives leaders the tools and information they need to streamline their workflow, to take the day one task at a time without sacrificing productivity. The book includes lessons on how to: Prioritize effectively and work efficiently Get organized and stay prepared no matter what Manage time, staff, and resources Develop the habits of an effective leader A leader's time is valuable, as is that of their staff. There's no room for waste. The Together Leader prepares leaders to truly lead their teams, with the tools and strategies that make real, effective mission-driven leadership possible.

Harvard Schmarvard

Getting Beyond the Ivy League to the College That Is Best for You

Author: Jay Mathews

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780307556592

Category: Study Aids

Page: 304

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Smarten Up—It's Time to Choose the Right College Think that your life's growth, success, and happiness depend on which college you attend? The higher-profile school, the better, right? Wrong! Neither is true. Written by, yes, a Harvard grad, Harvard Schmarvard rebuts the perception that image is everything when it comes to college and emphasizes this simple fact: What you will be measured by in life is your talent and energy, not your college's name. Packed with practical information and insider tips, this must-have guide will help you determine which school fits you. Inside, you'll find: ·How to survive the application process without losing your sanity or sense of humor ·Tips on writing essays, visiting campuses, and keeping cool during your college interviews ·The truth about search letter scams and the early admissions game ·Plus loads of other invaluable insight! So take a deep breath and exhale your worries and fears. Let Harvard Schmarvard debunk the myths, expose you to the truth, and clear your mind so you can weigh what's really important. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Free Speech on Campus

Author: Erwin Chemerinsky,Howard Gillman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300231865

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Can free speech coexist with an inclusive campus environment? Hardly a week goes by without another controversy over free speech on college campuses. On one side, there are increased demands to censor hateful, disrespectful, and bullying expression and to ensure an inclusive and nondiscriminatory learning environment. On the other side are traditional free speech advocates who charge that recent demands for censorship coddle students and threaten free inquiry. In this clear and carefully reasoned book, a university chancellor and a law school dean—both constitutional scholars who teach a course in free speech to undergraduates—argue that campuses must provide supportive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body but can never restrict the expression of ideas. This book provides the background necessary to understanding the importance of free speech on campus and offers clear prescriptions for what colleges can and can’t do when dealing with free speech controversies.

Reflections on the University Scene

Author: William J. Adams

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469107333

Category: Education

Page: 378

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Reflections on the University Scene presents a sample of ideas, thoughts, and points of view, intimate to the university scene. They include the nature of the university, governance, limits of dissent, academic freedom, tenure, collective bargaining, liberal education, admissions, higher education and high-tech, and memorable teachers and teaching.

Cultures in Contrast

Student Life at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Author: Myra Shulman

Publisher: University of Michigan Press/ELT

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 243

View: 1992

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Cultures in Contrast is designed for students who are entering college or university life in the 21st century. It provides challenging readings and comprehension questions in every unit, accompanied by updated suggested films and additional readings. In each unit, students move from a general exploration of their beliefs to an analysis of a case study, a discussion of readings, and finally a specific choice of a coping strategy for a hypothetical dilemma. The case studies and readings, while providing various perspectives on life in the United States, are also meant to strengthen students’ cultural self-awareness. The second edition features a new unit on binge drinking, which has been added to recognize one of the most serious problems on college campuses today. Today, more than ever, students on college campuses are expected to have a sensitivity to and respect for diversity as well as a heightened awareness of individual rights and responsibilities. This text attempts to prepare students for this academic environment. Cultures in Contrast offers these students a means for analyzing and evaluating the complex social and moral issues that young adults throughout the world have to deal with.

The Best 378 Colleges

Author: Robert Franek,Princeton Review (Firm)

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 0307946053

Category: Study Aids

Page: 829

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A survey of life on the nation's campuses offers detailed profiles of the best colleges and rankings of colleges in sixty-two different categories, along with a wealth of information and applications tips.

Encyclopedia of American Social Movements

Author: Immanuel Ness

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131747189X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1750

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This four-volume set examines every social movement in American history - from the great struggles for abolition, civil rights, and women's equality to the more specific quests for prohibition, consumer safety, unemployment insurance, and global justice.

Tackling College Admissions

Sanity + Strategy=Success

Author: Cheryl Paradis,Faren R. Siminoff

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461731437

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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Every year millions of parents shepherd their teens through the arduous college admissions process. They are bombarded with too much information and with destructive and pervasive college admissions myths. Tackling College Admissions: Sanity + Strategy = Success by Cheryl Paradis and Faren R. Siminoff provides just what the college admissions doctor needs: sanity, perspective, and common sense. The racecourse to college admissions is littered with obstacles—some anticipated, some unexpected. However, with knowledge and a little humor, virtually all teens can cross the finish line into that good-fit college. Paradis and Siminoff offer a simple, two-part approach to college admissions. Part I shows parents how to become effective coaches through employing self and teen assessment and discarding the college myths. Part II takes parents through the ins-and-outs of the college admissions process, alerting them to potential hurdles and teaching them effective, easy-to-implement strategies to overcome these.

The Kingdom of the Occult

Author: Walter Martin,Jill Martin Rische,Kurt Van Gorden,Kevin Rische

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418589837

Category: Religion

Page: 752

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The Kingdom of the Occult delivers the timely followup to Dr. Martin's best-selling The Kingdom of the Cults This book takes Dr. Walter Martin's comprehensive knowledge and his dynamic teaching style and forges a strong weapon against the world of the Occult-a weapon of the same scope and power as his phenomenal thirty-five year bestseller, The Kingdom of the Cults (over 875,000 sold). Chapters include: Witchcraft and Wicca, Satanism, Pagan Religions, Tools of the Occult, Demon Possession and Exorcism, Spiritual Warfare, etc. Features include: Each chapter contains: Quick Facts; History; Case Studies; Theology; Resources

Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be

An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania

Author: Frank Bruni

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 145553269X

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. That belief is wrong. It's cruel. And in WHERE YOU GO IS NOT WHO YOU'LL BE, Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. Bruni, a bestselling author and a columnist for the New York Times, shows that the Ivy League has no monopoly on corner offices, governors' mansions, or the most prestigious academic and scientific grants. Through statistics, surveys, and the stories of hugely successful people who didn't attend the most exclusive schools, he demonstrates that many kinds of colleges-large public universities, tiny hideaways in the hinterlands-serve as ideal springboards. And he illuminates how to make the most of them. What matters in the end are a student's efforts in and out of the classroom, not the gleam of his or her diploma. Where you go isn't who you'll be. Americans need to hear that-and this indispensable manifesto says it with eloquence and respect for the real promise of higher education.

The Internet

A Tool for Career Planning

Author: JoAnn Harris-Bowlsbey,Margaret Riley Dikel,James P. Sampson

Publisher: National Career Development Association

ISBN: N.A

Category: Career development

Page: 64

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This publication for career counselors is an easy-to-use, practical guide to identifying useful websites, incorporating them into career planning services, and gaining awareness of ethical concerns. "Overview: Websites in Support of Career Planning" (JoAnn Harris-Bowlsby) describes four categories of career planning websites: assessment, database searches, information gathering, and communication. For each type, website capabilities and counselor/career development facilitator involvement are detailed. "Sample Websites" (Margaret Riley Dikel) identifies and describes specific websites, organized by the four categories. "Potential Problems and Ethical Concerns" (James P. Sampson, Jr.) discusses the following: the quality of resources and services offered on the Internet, individual readiness for Internet use, availability of user support when needed, credentials of resource and service providers, lack of counselor awareness of local conditions and events, confidentiality and user privacy, and equality of access to Internet-based career resources and services. "Models of Use of the Internet in Career Planning Services" (JoAnn Harris-Bowlsbey) addresses use of websites in conjunction with one-to-one counseling, group approaches, and computer-based career information and guidance systems. Appendixes include guidelines for Internet use for career information and planning services, standards for the ethical practice of counseling on the Web, and an index. (YLB)

Negotiating Disability

Disclosure and Higher Education

Author: Stephanie L Kerschbaum,Laura T Eisenman,James M Jones

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472053701

Category: Education

Page: 400

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Disability is not always central to claims about diversity and inclusion in higher education, but should be. This collection reveals the pervasiveness of disability issues and considerations within many higher education populations and settings, from classrooms to physical environments to policy impacts on students, faculty, administrators, and staff. While disclosing one’s disability and identifying shared experiences can engender moments of solidarity, the situation is always complicated by the intersecting factors of race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class. With disability disclosure as a central point of departure, this collection of essays builds on scholarship that highlights the deeply rhetorical nature of disclosure and embodied movement, emphasizing disability disclosure as a complex calculus in which degrees of perceptibility are dependent on contexts, types of interactions that are unfolding, interlocutors’ long- and short-term goals, disabilities, and disability experiences, and many other contingencies.

King Football

Sport and Spectacle in the Golden Age of Radio and Newsreels, Movies and Magazines, the Weekly and the Daily Press

Author: Michael Oriard

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 080786403X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 512

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This landmark work explores the vibrant world of football from the 1920s through the 1950s, a period in which the game became deeply embedded in American life. Though millions experienced the thrills of college and professional football firsthand during these years, many more encountered the game through their daily newspapers or the weekly Saturday Evening Post, on radio broadcasts, and in the newsreels and feature films shown at their local movie theaters. Asking what football meant to these millions who followed it either casually or passionately, Michael Oriard reconstructs a media-created world of football and explores its deep entanglements with a modernizing American society. Football, claims Oriard, served as an agent of "Americanization" for immigrant groups but resisted attempts at true integration and racial equality, while anxieties over the domestication and affluence of middle-class American life helped pave the way for the sport's rise in popularity during the Cold War. Underlying these threads is the story of how the print and broadcast media, in ways specific to each medium, were powerful forces in constructing the football culture we know today.

Out of the Ashes

Rebuilding American Culture

Author: Anthony M. Esolen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621575691

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!

Blackballed

The Black and White Politics of Race on America's Campuses

Author: Lawrence Ross

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466891742

Category: Education

Page: 288

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"College" is a word that means many things to many people: a space for knowledge, a place to gain lifelong friends, and an opportunity to transcend one's socioeconomic station. Today, though, this word also recalls a slew of headlines that have revealed a dark and persistent world of racial politics on campus. Does this association disturb our idealized visions of what happens behind the ivied walls of higher learning? It should-because campus racism on college campuses is as American as college football on Fall Saturdays. From Lawrence Ross, author of The Divine Nine and the leading expert on sororities and fraternities, Blackballed is an explosive and controversial book that rips the veil off America's hidden secret: America's colleges have fostered a racist environment that makes them a hostile space for African American students. Blackballed exposes the white fraternity and sorority system, with traditions of racist parties, songs, and assaults on black students; and the universities themselves, who name campus buildings after racist men and women. It also takes a deep dive into anti-affirmative action policies, and how they effectively segregate predominately white universities, providing ample room for white privilege. A bold mix of history and the current climate, Blackballed is a call to action for universities to make radical changes to their policies and standards to foster a better legacy for all students.

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 Everything College Survival Book

All you need to get the most out of college life

Author: Susan Fitzgerald,J. Lee Peters

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440524955

Category: Education

Page: 288

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College . . . Will your classes be as fun and exciting as they sound in the course catalog? Or will you find that you need to take advantage of your professors' office hours in order to keep up? Will ramen become your only meal? Will you get along with your roommate? From handling studying and dorm life to parties and campus safety, this guide gives you straight answers to help you survive college life. Experts Susan Fitzgerald and J. Lee Peters show you how to: Ace your papers and exams Deal with loud, rude, or eccentric roommates Prepare for financial shock--and manage student loans Plan an incredible study abroad experience Take care of yourself and keep your sanity You will also find tips for packing for the big move, managing your money, making new friends, and balancing academics and your social life. With The Everything College Survival Book, 3rd Edition, you'll arrive on campus less stressed, ready for fun--and poised for success!