How to Choose a University

The Undergraduate Student's Guide for Choosing the Right University

Author: Louis Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781517225292

Category:

Page: 84

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In the UK alone, there are over 100 formally recognised universities, offering a combined total of around 50,000 courses to prospective university students. With what is essentially an ocean of possible choices on offer, is it any wonder that many young people are left feeling overwhelmed with the seemingly impossible task of somehow wading through all of these options? This is where this guide comes into the picture. As someone who has just graduated from university, I have an abundance of fresh advice and insights to offer you, the prospective undergraduate university student. In this short and concise guide, I'm going to walk you through the process of narrowing that list of 100+ possible universities down to the one university that will be the best possible fit for you as an individual.
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A Lesbigay Guide to Selecting the Best-Fit College Or University and Enjoying the College Years

Author: Donald W. Hinrichs

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059543665X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 88

View: 6364

"My brother wrote this book based on his own experiences and the experiences of hundreds of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students he counseled, talked to, and interviewed over the course of his 40-year teaching career. The confusion he experienced during college, and the distress and intolerance he witnessed and heard about from students, lead him to realize that some college and university environments are simply not healthy places for LGBT young people to learn and grow and to sort out their own sexuality. This book documents the problems LGBT students might encounter on campus, and provides advice on how LGBT students can select the best-fit college or university for them." -Bill Hinrichs
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The Thinking Student's Guide to College

75 Tips for Getting a Better Education

Author: Andrew Roberts

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226721159

Category: Education

Page: 174

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Offers advice on different options for higher education, how to choose a college, the college application process, and how to decide whether to apply to graduate school.
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EASYUNI Ultimate University Guide 2013

Issue 1

Author: easyuni Sdn Bhd

Publisher: easyuni Sdn Bhd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 84

View: 6988

Taking a decision about your future is not very simple, it requires intensive research and some strong decision making skills. Am I choosing the right course, will I get a job after I graduate, should I do what I love doing, will I be able to manage my budgets? These questions are always relevant to students who are planning to pursue their higher education and easyuni's guidebook is an attempt to answer a few of these questions. This guidebook is another step forward to improve the entire experience of university selection and application. The guidebook is an attempt to answer questions of millions of students who are eligible for enrollment in higher education institutes in 2013-2014. The guidebook consists of 80 pages of educational content, including articles on studying abroad, choosing and applying for universities, what to study, and scholarships & loans among others. The articles also focus heavily on the seven most popular subjects, namely Engineering, Medicine, Information Technology, Science, Arts and Creative Design, and Business and Accounting.
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Choosing and Using Statistics

A Biologist's Guide

Author: Calvin Dytham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444348213

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Choosing and Using Statistics remains an invaluable guide for students using a computer package to analyse data from research projects and practical class work. The text takes a pragmatic approach to statistics with a strong focus on what is actually needed. There are chapters giving useful advice on the basics of statistics and guidance on the presentation of data. The book is built around a key to selecting the correct statistical test and then gives clear guidance on how to carry out the test and interpret the output from four commonly used computer packages: SPSS, Minitab, Excel, and (new to this edition) the free program, R. Only the basics of formal statistics are described and the emphasis is on jargon-free English but any unfamiliar words can be looked up in the extensive glossary. This new 3rd edition of Choosing and Using Statistics is a must for all students who use a computer package to apply statistics in practical and project work. Features new to this edition: Now features information on using the popular free program, R Uses a simple key and flow chart to help you choose the right statistical test Aimed at students using statistics for projects and in practical classes Includes an extensive glossary and key to symbols to explain any statistical jargon No previous knowledge of statistics is assumed
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The Psychology Research Handbook

A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants

Author: Frederick T. L. Leong,James T. Austin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761930221

Category: Psychology

Page: 516

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A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the entire research process, this book quickly and efficiently equips advanced students and research assistants to conduct a full-scale investigation. The book is organized around the idea of a 'research script' that is, it follows the standard mode of research planning and design, data collection and analysis, and results writing. The volume contains 35 chapters, some co-authored by advanced graduate students who give their fellow students a touch of the 'real world' adding to the clarity and practicality of many chapters.
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The Black Student's Guide to Graduate and Professional School Success

Author: James Minahan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313323119

Category: Education

Page: 424

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Essays offer guidance for African American students pursuing advanced academic degrees, discussing such topics as choosing as advisor and interacting with students from other ethnic backgrounds.
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The Latino Student's Guide to College Success

Author: Leonard A. Valverde

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031339797X

Category: Education

Page: 270

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This book provides Latino students with a step-by-step roadmap for navigating the college process—from overcoming cultural barriers to attending college, to selecting the right school, to considering advanced degrees. * A nationwide directory of the top 50 universities and top 20 community colleges from which Latinos have graduated * Inspirational stories about academic success written by Latino graduates * A listing of helpful websites for finding financial aid forms, college applications, and more * Sources for scholarships geared towards Latino students
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Creative Writing in the Community

A Guide

Author: Terry Ann Thaxton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441148663

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Creative Writing in the Community is the firstbook to focus on the practical side of creative writing. Connecting classroomexperiences to community-based projects, it prepares creative writing studentsfor teaching in schools, homeless centres, youth clubs and care homes. Each chapteris packed with easy-to-use resources including: specific lesson plans; case studies of students working with community groups; lists of suitable writing examples; "how to..." sections; examples and theoretical applications of creative writing pedagogy and techniques; reflection questions; writings by workshop participants. Enhanced by contributions from directors,students and teachers at successful public programs, Creative Writing in the Community is more than an essential guidefor students on creative writing courses and leaders of community-basedlearning programs; it is practical demonstration of the value of art insociety.
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The Times Good University Guide 2014: Where to go and what to study

Author: John O’Leary

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007528140

Category: Study Aids

Page: 576

View: 6892

The Times Good University Guide is an essential tool that gives you all the information you need to make the crucial decision of where to study, and how to make the crucial financial decisions about going to University – bestselling, objective and authoritative. Note depending on your device, tables may view best in landscape mode.
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The Portable Mentor

Expert Guide to a Successful Career in Psychology

Author: Mitchell J. Prinstein,Marcus Patterson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306474576

Category: Psychology

Page: 343

View: 4661

Written for students and early career psychologists, this book is a professional development handbook with practical guidelines and suggestions for mastering virtually every professional task encountered during the first decade of a career in psychology. Comprehensive in scope, but practical in use, it offers the best possible training from the most successful leaders in psychology, combining the wisdom and mentorship of noted psychology experts into a single source.
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Student Solution Manual for Essential Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences

Author: K. F. Riley,M. P. Hobson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139491962

Category: Science

Page: 250

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This Student Solution Manual provides complete solutions to all the odd-numbered problems in Essential Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences. It takes students through each problem step-by-step, so they can clearly see how the solution is reached, and understand any mistakes in their own working. Students will learn by example how to select an appropriate method, improving their problem-solving skills.
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Creating Cyber Libraries

An Instructional Guide for School Library Media Specialists

Author: Kathleen W. Craver

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9780313320804

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

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The only book that tells you how to create a cyber library from start to finish.
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Teaching Undergraduates

Author: Roger L. Dominowski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135677476

Category: Education

Page: 192

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This practical guide is designed to help college teachers plan their undergraduate courses and deliver high-quality instruction. The book's theme is that teaching is a creative, decision-making, idea-testing enterprise whose purpose is to facilitate student learning in all of its facets. Its goal is to help instructors understand the multiple kinds of learning taking place in their courses so that they can select, devise, evaluate, and modify teaching techniques to improve their effectiveness. Based on research on human learning, memory, thinking, and problem solving, as well as studies of teaching and less-formal reports of teaching practices, the book offers concrete advice about all aspects of college teaching. *Part I is devoted to course planning. It outlines the many decisions instructors face in defining a course as their own and discusses the larger issues that shape a course and constrain some specific choices. Selecting course content, choosing learning goals, deciding how to pace a course, and scheduling tests are some of these issues. A workable timetable for preparing a course is included. *Part II is a mini-course on human learning, memory, and thinking. It provides the conceptual foundation for making teaching decisions, for selecting instructional strategies, and especially for inventing new techniques that might particularly fit a specific course. *Part III deals with the "nitty-gritty" of college teaching, including how to choose a textbook; lecturing and conducting classroom discussions; types and purposes of writing assignments, and how to structure and evaluate them; dealing with plagiarism; strengths and weaknesses of different types of tests, the relation of tests to learning goals, and guidelines for constructing good tests; and grading systems. *Part IV addresses professional and ethical issues of importance and consequence to instructors. New college instructors, more experienced faculty who would like to reflect on their teaching practices and consider making some changes, and teaching assistants will all find this book relevant and useful.
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Building a Successful Career in Scientific Research

A Guide for PhD Students and Postdocs

Author: Phil Dee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521851916

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 130

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An entertaining and practical guide to getting your science PhD and working as a post-doc.
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Handbook of Health Behavior Research IV

Relevance for Professionals and Issues for the Future

Author: David S. Gochman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489904840

Category: Psychology

Page: 532

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Volume 4 considers the importance of health behavior research in practical settings. Particularly notable are treatments of the "narrative approach", the taxonomy of health behavior, and the organization of health behavior knowledge. Each volume features extensive supplementary and integrative material prepared by the editor, the detailed index to the entire four-volume set, and a glossary of health behavior terminology.
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Ethics

A University Guide

Author: Richard H. Corrigan,Mary E. Farrell

Publisher: Progressive Frontiers Pubs.

ISBN: 0956328822

Category: Education

Page: 362

View: 7043

This book may be read continuously from start to finish and will, in itself, provide the reader with a comprehensive guide to the study of ethics. However, it can also be read as individual chapters that stand in isolation from the remainder of the book. In this way, it is possible to 'pick and choose' those areas that are pertinent to one's particular needs at the time of reading. Undergraduates can therefore use it as a resource to support their lectures, assist essay writing and term papers and point them towards further reading materials. Written by experts, it covers the following areas: The History of Ethics, Animal Ethics, Business Ethics, Ethics of Care, Contractualism, Egoism, Enivonmental Ethics, Global Ethics, Kantian Ethics, Law and Rights, Normative Ethics, Utilitarian Ethics, Virtue Ethics and Ethics and Wellbeing.
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21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook

Author: Rhona C. Free

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412961424

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1000

View: 7188

Interest in economics is at an all-time high. Among the challenges facing the nation is an economy with rapidly rising unemployment, failures of major businesses and industries, and continued dependence on oil with its wildly fluctuating price. Americans are debating the proper role of the government in company bailouts, the effectiveness of tax cuts versus increased government spending to stimulate the economy, and potential effects of deflation. Economists have dealt with such questions for generations, but they have taken on new meaning and significance. Tackling these questions and encompassing analysis of traditional economic theory and topics as well as those that economists have only more recently addressed, 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook is intended to meet the needs of several types of readers. Undergraduate students preparing for exams will find summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics. Readers interested in learning about economic analysis of an issue as well students embarking on research projects will find introductions to relevant theory and empirical evidence. And economists seeking to learn about extensions of analysis into new areas or about new approaches will benefit from chapters that introduce cutting-edge topics. To make the book accessible to undergraduate students, models have been presented only in graphical format (minimal calculus) and empirical evidence has been summarized in ways that do not require much background in statistics or econometrics. It is thereby hoped that chapters will provide both crucial information and inspiration in a non-threatening, highly readable format.
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