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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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

View: 3441

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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Colleges that Change Lives

40 Schools that Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges

Author: Loren Pope

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143122304

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 340

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Offers profiles of forty-one colleges that focus on individual needs and academic standards, provides tips for choosing a school based on personality, and discusses such topics as learning disabilities and single-sex education.
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How to Write a Good Dissertation A guide for University Undergraduate Students

Author: LornaMarie

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387697986

Category: Education

Page: 224

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How to Write a Good Dissertation - A Guide for University Undergraduate Students is an essential reference guide for university undergraduate student and anyone who wishes to write at professional level. Every undergraduate student will at some point be required to write a dissertation, project, a portfolio or thesis. This could be daunting and having gone through that experience myself, I thought a book like this would be helpful to students around the world. I have tried to keep it concise, succinct, and as brief as much as possible; the last thing a student need is reading a lengthy guide on how to write their onerous project. Most of the chapters cover topics every student will find useful regardless of their course of study. This book covers essential policies, guidelines and procedures set out in the code of practice for writing projects in most reputable universities around the world.
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Looking Beyond the Ivy League

Finding the College That's Right for You

Author: Loren Pope

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101201886

Category: Education

Page: 288

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The celebrated book that revolutionized the way Americans choose colleges-now fully revised and updated An invaluable guide with virtually no competition, this book helped to establish Loren Pope as one of the nation's most respected experts on the college application process. Now fully revised and updated, Looking Beyond the Ivy League offers a step-by-step guide to selecting the right institution, a checklist of specific questions to ask when visiting a college, the secrets to creating good applications and good applicants, and much more. With as few as one-third of college students remaining at the institution they entered as freshmen, finding the right college is harder than ever before. This book makes it easier for students and their parents.
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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

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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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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

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"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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How to Write a BA Thesis

A Practical Guide from Your First Ideas to Your Finished Paper

Author: Charles Lipson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226481272

Category: Reference

Page: 402

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The senior thesis is the capstone of a college education, but writing one can be a daunting prospect. Students need to choose their own topic and select the right adviser. Then they need to work steadily for several months as they research, write, and manage a major independent project. Now there's a mentor to help. How to Write a BA Thesis is a practical, friendly guide written by Charles Lipson, an experienced professor who has guided hundreds of students through the thesis-writing process. This book offers step-by-step advice on how to turn a vague idea into a clearly defined proposal, then a draft paper, and, ultimately, a polished thesis. Lipson also tackles issues beyond the classroom-from good work habits to coping with personal problems that interfere with research and writing. Filled with examples and easy-to-use highlighted tips, the book also includes handy time schedules that show when to begin various tasks and how much time to spend on each. Convenient checklists remind students which steps need special attention, and a detailed appendix, filled with examples, shows how to use the three main citation systems in the humanities and social sciences: MLA, APA, and Chicago. How to Write a BA Thesis will help students work more comfortably and effectively-on their own and with their advisers. Its clear guidelines and sensible advice make it the perfect text for thesis workshops. Students and their advisers will refer again and again to this invaluable resource. From choosing a topic to preparing the final paper, How to Write a BA Thesis helps students turn a daunting prospect into a remarkable achievement.
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Meritocracy and the University

Selective Admission in England and the United States

Author: Anna Mountford Zimdars

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1849665486

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Who gets into elite universities, how and why? What are places like Harvard in the United States or Cambridge in England looking for when they admit undergraduate students? What qualities do selectors value and how do they decide between many applicants with often stellar attainment records? And, are we all better off because of who these elite universities admit? Meritocracy and the University provides an insight into the world of university admissions. Based on interviews with professional admissions staff and academic faculty members who select students, the book explains what selectors value and how they make decisions. By shining a light on the world of university admissions in England and in the United States, readers are invited to reflect on the similarities and differences in who selects and how selection is done, the purpose and mission of universities, and the challenges universities face in building fair admissions processes when earlier opportunities to shine in education are unequally distributed.
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Professors' Guide(TM) to Getting Good Grades in College

Author: Dr. Lynn F. Jacobs,Jeremy S. Hyman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061750484

Category: Study Aids

Page: 368

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The Professors' Guide to Getting Good Grades in College is the first book to reveal the insider secrets about how professors really grade. The book offers high-value, practical tips about how to succeed at each of the five "grade-bearing" moments of the semester: (1) The Start (2) The Class (3) The Exam (4) The Paper and (5) The Last Month of the Semester. Fast-paced, entertaining, and easy-to-follow, the Professors' Guide will help you get truly excellent grades in college.
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A Guide to Uni Life

Author: Lucy Tobin

Publisher: Trotman

ISBN: 9781844552160

Category: College students

Page: 174

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A Guide to Uni Life is an upbeat and engaging guide book to all aspects of university life. It covers everything from surviving freshers' week to studying for your finals and includes tips and advice on how to have fun and stay healthy throughout your university life. Lucy Tobin - a graduate herself - gives new or potential students a real insight into what uni life will be like and how to make it the best experience you can and achieve a brilliant degree as well. The author guides new students through the university experience in a friendly way without being condescending or pretending that all you are there for is to lock yourself in the library! Students can really get the best out of their time in higher education with this helpful and entertaining book. New to this edition is additional info on money management to reflect further changes in student fees, as well as further advice on eating right, mental health issues and using technology to help ace your work.
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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

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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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The International Student's Guide to UK Education

Unlocking University Life and Culture

Author: Martin Hyde

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136735089

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Are you thinking of studying at university in Britain? Do you feel confused about which course is best for you, which university to choose, and how to apply? Are you wondering about what kinds of challenges you will be faced with, how best to approach them and how to overcome them? If so, this guidebook is for you. Honest and accurate, this book acts as an international student introduction and cultural guide to UK Higher Education. It informs and guides students in their preparation for all aspects of UK HE, from university selection and application through to participation, and provides a clear understanding of how British universities function. Helping international students make the most of the many opportunities that university offers, this text will expand your knowledge of UK Higher Education with regards to: Application procedures Finances Self-awareness, cultural understanding and adaptation (social and academic) University administrative procedures, facilities and support Work and career information and advice. The International Student’s Guide to UK Education is a comprehensive guide that will help students to develop critical and reflective ability in order to become independent, well-informed and empowered decision makers.
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Undergraduate Research in the Sciences

Engaging Students in Real Science

Author: Sandra Laursen,Anne-Barrie Hunter,Elaine Seymour,Heather Thiry,Ginger Melton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470625635

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Undergraduate research enhances the learning experience of students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Undergraduate Research in the Sciences offers a groundbreaking and practical research-based book on the topic. This comprehensive resource addresses how undergraduate research benefits undergraduate participants, including those populations that are underrepresented in the sciences; compares its benefits with other types of educational activities and experiences; and assesses its long-term value to students and faculty as both a scholarly and educational endeavor. In laying out the processes by which these benefits are achieved, this important book can assist faculty and program directors with practical guidance for design and evaluation of both new and existing undergraduate research programs. Praise for Undergraduate Research in the Sciences "This meticulous, definitive study of the effects of working with a faculty member on research as an undergraduate confirms the overall value of the experience by taking us deep into the minds and actions of participants—both faculty and students. As a result we now have many more compelling reasons to get more students involved with research mentors and ways to optimize the benefits for all parties."—George D. Kuh, Chancellor's Professor and director, Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research "This timely book offers a unique, comprehensive analysis of undergraduate research in the sciences, based on the voices of college students and faculty mentors who have participated in these voyages of discovery. As our nation struggles to train more scientists, this book will be a valuable resource for designing undergraduate research experiences that can build our country's capacity for discovery and innovation."—Arthur B. Ellis, Vice Chancellor for Research, University of California, San Diego "The text is written in a lucid and engaging style and will be a valuable guide to policymakers, academic administrators, and faculty members who want to find ways to engage undergraduates in the 'real work' of investigation."—Judith A. Ramaley, president, Winona State University "This book is a 'must-read' for anyone who directs undergraduates in research. It presents an impressive and rigorous body of work that brings fresh insights into the field of undergraduate research. The next generation of scientists will benefit greatly from the findings and recommendations!"—Jo Handelsman, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, Yale University
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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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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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Science Teaching Reconsidered

A Handbook

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Committee on Undergraduate Science Education

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309175449

Category: Education

Page: 104

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Effective science teaching requires creativity, imagination, and innovation. In light of concerns about American science literacy, scientists and educators have struggled to teach this discipline more effectively. Science Teaching Reconsidered provides undergraduate science educators with a path to understanding students, accommodating their individual differences, and helping them grasp the methods--and the wonder--of science. What impact does teaching style have? How do I plan a course curriculum? How do I make lectures, classes, and laboratories more effective? How can I tell what students are thinking? Why don't they understand? This handbook provides productive approaches to these and other questions. Written by scientists who are also educators, the handbook offers suggestions for having a greater impact in the classroom and provides resources for further research.
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How to Succeed At University - International Edition

Author: Danton H. O'Day, PhD,Aldona Budniak, MSc

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456609416

Category: Education

Page: 187

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If you're a student hoping to excel at university, this inexpensive how-to guide is just what you need. From selecting a university and orientation to graduation day, the volume covers not only the basics but also provides unique insight every successful student needs to know. Aimed at students worldwide, this book reveals the secrets to university success. Written by a professor, with extensive experience teaching at several universities world-wide, and a recent graduate, who was awarded multiple scholarships, the special insight and guidance in this volume cannot be matched. The self-help guide takes students from the challenges of first year through to their successful graduation. It contains all of the information needed for academic success: - Attending lectures & taking effective notes - Step-by-step approaches to studying and learning - Preparing for and writing tests & exams - Guidance for tackling every type of test question - Strategies for effective listening, writing reports & essays - Advice on academic problems and how to deal with them effectively This book is loaded with professional advice. To enhance the learning experience, it includes interesting true stories and information from the latest International research on teaching and learning. Along with the university calendar and required textbooks, this is the only guide a student will need to reach his or her full potential. Follow this guide to academic achievement and be proud of your degree!
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Student Mental Health

A Guide for Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Leaders Serving in Higher Education

Author: Laura Weiss Roberts, M.D., M.A.

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1615371141

Category: Medical

Page: 530

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The chapter authors address life transitions and the university student experience, as well as the challenges of caring for university students with mental health issues. The book has positive strategies, including ways to foster mental health for distinct university student populations.
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