Getting IN by Standing OUT

The New Rules for Admission to America's Best Colleges

Author: Deborah Bedor

Publisher: Advantage Media Group

ISBN: 1599325594

Category: Education

Page: 194

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The Rules for Admission Have Changed! Are you worried about what other families of high achieving children know that you don't about getting your child into a great college? A best-fit college? An Ivy University or top tier college? An intellectually challenging college? Getting IN by Standing Out will show you exactly how to discover, develop, and present your authentic high school journey to get noticed by Admissions among the thousands of other student applicants, and get ACCEPTED at your top schools. Getting IN by Standing OUT is the heralded, eye-opening guide that students, parents, and high school admission counselors have awaited. The book tells you, through personal student stories, peerless advice from Dr. Bedor’s eminent twenty-five year career, and brilliant out-of-the-box steps, what college admissions Actually looks for today. Dr. Bedor provides a heartwarming, aspirational handbook that coaxes and inspires students to use their high school years for a personal quest, intellectual passion, or social cause that’s in line with their authentic gifts, strengths, and ambitions. All things being equal: grades, scores, and recommendations, it is now your leadership and creative quest towards YOU that reveals the character and intellect that the gatekeepers to Admissions seek. Inside, Dr. Deborah Bedor empowers you to: · Discover your passions, create impact, and thrive on intellectual and “extrapreneurial” engagement · Invest in yourself so the top colleges will want to invest in you · Learn the study habits and tests that show you off the best · Brag artfully to remain likeable · Structure exceptional and meaningful essays explaining “why you do what you do” – because the WHY is everything · Uncover generous merit-based financial awards · Ace your admissions interview “High School is a vibrant, open all night laboratory in which to begin creating yourself. Find the thing that fascinates you, and you will become fascinating.”
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The College Admissions Process

Author: Marcia Amidon Lusted

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1534502157

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Applications, personal essays, campus visits, and those dreaded SATs and ACTs, the process of applying to, and getting into, college is almost as complicated as higher education itself. In this anthology, readers will get an in-depth look at the admission process, including viewpoints about the fairness and relevance of standardized test scores, the importance of volunteer and extracurricular activities, and how to market oneself as an ideal candidate for admission. Choosing a college is one of life's most important decisions, and readers of this resource will be presented with valuable information.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Into Top Colleges

Author: Ian R. Leslie,Marna Atkin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101100818

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 3574

Cruise your way to the Ivy League! It's no secret that it's harder to get into college these days. Ivy League and other selective schools have record numbers of applicants, making the competition even steeper. This must-have guide carefully explores the to-do's to gain admission to a top tier school. Students and parents will learn about choosing the right school, what college admissions officers really consider when making their decisions, early decision versus early action, and what being on the waitlist means. *Provides sample essays, recommendation forms, resources and websites *Includes advice from guidance counselors and admission officers of top Colleges *Between now and 2015, there will be more than 3 million high school graduates each year
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Cracking the New Job Market

The 7 Rules for Getting Hired in Any Economy

Author: R. Holland

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814417353

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The rules for finding professional work once seemed clear and unwavering: capture career highlights in a resume, practice answers to standard interview questions, and do lots of face-to-face networking. Cracking the New Job Market shows how these rules have changed and delivers new job-hunting strategies that actually work. The key, rather than to emphasize past accomplishments, is to sell your self on the value you can create for an employer. This new approach to getting hired requires new skills. Author R. William Holland, a human resources insider, shows job seekers how to: * Gather information on what a prospective employer finds important * Emphasize those skills, accomplishments, and qualities in tailored resumes and interview answers * Identify the intersection between personal talents and what the marketplace needs * Unlock the networking power of social media * Negotiate the best possible offer Enlightening and practical, this myth-busting book delivers seven powerful rules for landing a great job-even in a difficult economy.
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The College Buzz Book

Author: Carolyn C. Wise,Stephanie Hauser

Publisher: Vault Inc.

ISBN: 158131437X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 982

View: 5676

A guide to the nation's colleges publishes extensive surveys--all written by current or past students--from over three hundred educational institutions, covering admission, academics, quality of life, social life, and employment prospects.
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An Overview of Affirmative Action

Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, U. S. Senate

Author: Hank Brown

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788149563

Category:

Page: 137

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Examines the status and future of affirmative action. Presents testimony and prepared statements from Judiciary Comm. members, as well as representatives from the Center for Equal Opportunity, Center for New Black Leadership, Nat. Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, Nat. Women's Law Center, American Council on Education, Harvard Univ. (A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.), Georgetown Univ. (Mari Matsuda), Univ. of Calif. (Ward Connerly), U.S. Pan-Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Asian Amer. Legal Fdn., and Ed Koch, former Mayor, City of N.Y. Includes submitted newspaper articles by Albert Shanker, American Fed. of Teachers.
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The New World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page: N.A

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BECOMING

Meine Geschichte

Author: Michelle Obama

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641227321

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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Die kraftvolle und inspirierende Autobiografie der ehemaligen First Lady der USA Michelle Obama ist eine der überzeugendsten und beeindruckendsten Frauen der Gegenwart. Als erste afro-amerikanische First Lady der USA trug sie maßgeblich dazu bei, das gastfreundlichste und offenste Weiße Haus zu schaffen, das es je gab. Sie wurde zu einer energischen Fürsprecherin für die Rechte von Frauen und Mädchen in der ganzen Welt, setzte sich für einen dringend notwendigen gesellschaftlichen Wandel hin zu einem gesünderen und aktiveren Leben ein und stärkte außerdem ihrem Ehemann den Rücken, während dieser die USA durch einige der schmerzlichsten Momente des Landes führte. Ganz nebenbei zeigte sie uns noch ein paar lässige Dance-Moves, glänzte beim „Carpool Karaoke“ und schaffte es obendrein auch, zwei bodenständige Töchter zu erziehen – mitten im gnadenlosen Blitzlichtgewitter der Medien. In diesem Buch erzählt sie nun erstmals ihre Geschichte – in ihren eigenen Worten und auf ihre ganz eigene Art. Sie nimmt uns mit in ihre Welt und berichtet von all den Erfahrungen, die sie zu der starken Frau gemacht haben, die sie heute ist. Warmherzig, weise und unverblümt erzählt sie von ihrer Kindheit an der Chicagoer South Side, von den Jahren als Anwältin und leitende Angestellte, von der nicht immer einfachen Zeit als berufstätige Mutter sowie von ihrem Leben an Baracks Seite und dem Leben ihrer Familie im Weißen Haus. Gnadenlos ehrlich und voller Esprit schreibt sie sowohl über große Erfolge als auch über bittere Enttäuschungen, den privaten wie den öffentlichen. Dieses Buch ist mehr als eine Autobiografie. Es enthält die ungewöhnlich intimen Erinnerungen einer Frau mit Herz und Substanz, deren Geschichte uns zeigt, wie wichtig es ist, seiner eigenen Stimme zu folgen.
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12 Rules For Life

Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641239842

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!
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Land Your Dream Career in College

The Complete Guide to Success

Author: Tori Randolph Terhune,Betsy A. Hays

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442246634

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

View: 4651

Contrary to what students, and society, are conditioned to think, obtaining a college degree does not automatically result in a job, let alone a dream career. In the last year, alone, half of college graduates are either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t fully use their skills and knowledge. Authors Tori Randolph Terhune, a gainfully-employed young college graduate herself, and Betsy A. Hays, a college professor, show readers what they can do in college to successfully pave the way for future employment in Land Your Dream Career. The authors provide eleven easy-to-follow strategies for effectively using time on campus to start building a career. Terhune and Hays leads students through content designed to help students set themselves up for success, without focusing on grades or papers. The eleven steps include tips about how students can become experts in their fields, build their brand, get involved in and outside the classroom, allow for wiggle room, network, follow the 75/25 rule (75% thinking, 25% doing) and use new media, such as social networking and blogging, to launch their career. Any student looking for that connection from college to getting to their dream career needs to read Land Your Dream Career. Terhune and Hays make it known that landing a good job is not impossible!
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Congressional Record

Author: N.A

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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Classroom Clangers

Author: John Golds,Vincent Shanley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448107555

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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Education is one aspect of life which we all share, and consequently it provides a common interest. Memories of our own education and school life frequently impinge on our psyche, espcially if we have children undergoing the process. Too often these memories are soberring remiscences punctuated by humeorous recollections which prompt the wry smile and the oft-qupoted anecdote. While Education is a very serious subject, it does have a lighter side which in these days of cutbacks, inspections and media-concentration, helps releiieve the tension. This book is a collection of mad imprints, daft headlines and humorous anecdotes relation to the world of Education. More often than not it is the unintentional jokes which are the funniest, and its compilation contains the most amusing and comical. Suspecting a hidden agenda behind Meredith's accusations, he sets out to clear his name, whatever the consequences and whatever price he has to pay to achieve it.
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Most Likely to Succeed

Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era

Author: Tony Wagner,Ted Dintersmith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501104314

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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"Tony Wagner and venture capitalist Ted Dintersmith call for a complete overhaul of the function and focus of American schools, sharing insights and stories from the front lines, including profiles of successful students, teachers, parents, and business leaders. [The book proposes] a new vision of American education, one that puts wonder, creativity, and initiative at the very heart of the learning process and prepares students for today's economy"--
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The Economist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economic history

Page: N.A

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One Life, Mine

Author: Emma S. Garrod

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477129065

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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The third reader of my long-gone school days said something like, Life is a river, from its small and unimportant beginning it flows steadily onward. It may hesitate, but never stop until early or late its end is reached. By anyones calculations, the river of my life has been a long and, on the whole, a very placid one. No treacherous rapids or impassable falls have ever disturbed its steady flow. I have filled many pages with recollections of what to some may seem a very humdrum and uneventful life. Arent most lives just that except to the individuals who have lived them? This self-appointed task has been a very pleasant one. I trust that someone sometime in the future will find pleasure and perhaps a bit of knowledge hidden in these pages. It is said that three score years and ten is ones allotment for life; beyond that, one lives on borrowed time. It has never been clear to me just where and from whom this time is borrowed. I must say, the last decade and a half that I have borrowed from somewhere have been most satisfactory. I most sincerely hope that my credit will hold good awhile longer
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Annual Editions

Sociology, 91-92

Author: Kurt Finsterbusch

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 9781561340309

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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55 Successful Harvard Law School Application Essays

What Worked for Them Can Help You Get Into the Law School of Your Choice

Author: Harvard Crimson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312366117

Category: Education

Page: 183

View: 8432

Presents a compilation of fifty-five essays by successful applicants to Harvard Law School, accompanied by insightful analyses of each essay to reveal why it worked, advice on how to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes, and helpful strategies on how to write an effective essay of one's own. Original. 20,000 first printing.
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