Making the Most of College

Author: Richard J. Light

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067401359X

Category: Education

Page: 242

View: 4754


Draws on years of research and interviews with undergraduates to explore the choices students make to obtain an enriching college experience.

Making the Most of Your Money Now

The Classic Bestseller Completely Revised for the New Economy

Author: Jane Bryant Quinn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416553526

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1264

View: 5873


Named the best personal finance book on the market by Consumers Union, Jane Bryant Quinn's bestseller Making the Most of Your Money has been completely revised and updated to provide a guide to financial recovery, independence, and success in the new economy. Getting your financial life on track and keeping it there -- nothing is more important to your family and you. This proven, comprehensive guidebook steers you around the risks and helps you make smart and profitable decisions at every stage of your life. Are you single, married, or divorced? A parent with a paycheck or a parent at home? Getting your first job or well along in your career? Helping your kids in college or your parents in their older age? Planning for retirement? Already retired and worried about how to make your money last? You'll find ideas to help you build your financial security here. Jane Bryant Quinn answers more questions more completely than any other personal-finance author on the market today. You'll reach for this book again and again as your life changes and new financial decisions arise. Here are just a few of the important subjects she examines: • Setting priorities during and after a financial setback, and bouncing back • Getting the most out of a bank while avoiding fees • Credit card and debit card secrets that will save you money • Family matters -- talking money before marriage and mediating claims during divorce • Cutting the cost of student debt, and finding schools that will offer big "merit" scholarships to your child • The simplest ways of pulling yourself out of debt • Why it's so important to jump on the automatic-savings bandwagon • Buying a house, selling one, or trying to rent your home when buyers aren't around • Why credit scores are more important than ever, plus tips on keeping yours in the range most attractive to lenders • Investing made easy -- mutual funds that are tailor-made for your future retirement • What every investor needs to know about building wealth • How an "investment policy" helps you make wise decisions in any market • The essential tax-deferred retirement plans, from 401(k)s to Individual Retirement Accounts -- and how to manage them • How to invest in real estate at a bargain price (and how to spot something that looks like a bargain but isn't) • Eleven ways of keeping a steady income while you're retired, even after a stock market crash • Financial planning -- what it means, how you do it, and where to find good planners Page by page, Quinn leads you through the pros and cons of every decision, to help you make the choice that will suit you best. This is the single personal-finance book that no family should be without.

Dean's List

Eleven Habits of Highly Successful College Students

Author: John B. Bader

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421400812

Category: Education

Page: 269

View: 7740


Draws on the insights of deans from leading American institutions to counsel recently accepted college students on how to make the most of the educational experience, sharing coverage of such topics as developing independence, focusing on learning and planning for life after school. Simultaneous.

Experiential Education: Making the Most of Learning Outside the Classroom

New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Number 124

Author: Qualters

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470945052

Category: Education

Page: 110

View: 1029


Topics covered in 'Experiential Education' include forms and issues in experiential learning, community-based learning and research, learning abroad, demystifying experiential learning in the performing arts, work-based learning, and empowering reflective ethical engagement in field settings.

Been There, Should've Done that

505 Tips for Making the Most of College

Author: Suzette Tyler

Publisher: Front Porch Press (MI)

ISBN: 9780965608640

Category: College student orientation

Page: 215

View: 1245


505 tips compiled by a former academic adviser at a major university, this "Tells it like it is" manual will help students avoid the major pitfalls of campus life.

Making the Most of Your College Education

Author: Marianne Ragins

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466881860

Category: Education

Page: 173

View: 3103


Making the Most of Your College Education demonstrates that in order to be more competitive and marketable in the workplace, it is necessary to partake of the myriad opportunities the college/university environment holds. This invaluable guide, rich with anecdotes from students across the nation, presents the many overlooked and underutilized resources that college campuses offer. It illustrates how learning begins in, and extends far beyond, the classroom. This indispensable book shows you how to pack your college years with career-building experiences that can lead to graduate and professional schools clamoring to admit you; how to write an impressive professional resume; and how to gain keen entrepreneurial skills, an investment portfolio, and multiple job offers.

How to Win at College

Surprising Secrets for Success from the Country's Top Students

Author: Cal Newport

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780767920223

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 2185


The only guide to getting ahead once you’ve gotten in—proven strategies for making the most of your college years, based on winning secrets from the country's most successful students What does it take to be a standout student? How can you make the most of your college years—graduate with honors, choose exciting activities, build a head-turning resume, and gain access to the best post-college opportunities? Based on interviews with star students at universities nationwide, from Harvard to the University of Arizona, How to Win at College presents seventy-five simple rules that will rocket you to the top of the class. These college-tested—and often surprising—strategies include: • Don’t do all your reading • Drop classes every term • Become a club president • Care about your grades, Ignore your GPA • Never pull an all-nighter • Take three days to write a paper • Always be working on a “grand project” • Do one thing better than anyone else you know Proving that success has little to do with being a genius workaholic, and everything to do with playing the game, How to Win at College is the must-have guide for making the most of these four important years—and getting an edge on life after graduation.

Campus Pursuit

Making the Most of Your Visit and Interview

Author: G. Gary Ripple

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781575090498

Category: Universities and colleges

Page: 132

View: 2654



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: 9719


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.