Getting Into Engineering Courses


Author: James Burnett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781911067320
Category:
Page: 128
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Engineering degree courses open up a vast range of career options and stable employment prospects. Featuring case studies from current students and insider advice from admissions tutors, this guide gives students detailed advice on how to secure a place on the course of their choice and what career paths are on offer when they graduate.

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The "Dare to Be Yourself" Guide for Getting Into the Best Colleges for You
Author: Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402263333
Category: Study Aids
Page: 272
View: 680

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"Admission Possible "doesn't just describe college admissions--it shows exactly what to say and do every step along the way from freshman through senior year of high school, using fully illustrated examples and checklists.

Physiotherapy Courses


Author: James Barton
Publisher: Trotman, Limited
ISBN: 9781844552283
Category: Physical therapy
Page: 80
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Are you keen to do physiotherapy at university? Do you need advice on putting together a sensational application that will impress admissions tutors? Getting Into Physiotherapy Courses contains essential information if you're applying to this oversubscribed course to ensure you have the best possible chance of winning your place. From tips on which A levels you should choose, to advice on writing your personal statement right through to how to give a brilliant interview, this handy book guides you through each step ensuring you have a head start over all the other applicants. MPW Guides explain the complex procedures for getting into higher education- written by acknowledged experts in a clear, concise format, they go beyond the official publications to give would-be students straightforward and practical advice on how to secure a place on the course of their choice.

The College Solution

A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price
Author: Lynn O'Shaughnessy
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0132944693
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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This bestseller has been completely updated to provide you with the answers that you need to find wonderful colleges and universities at more affordable prices. The second edition of The College Solution, which contains approximately 90% new material, is aimed at helping parents and teenagers become empowered consumers as they navigate through the college process. Billions of dollars are available to pay for college, but not everybody gets their share. It's not always the families with the brightest students or the parents who are struggling financially who receive the most money. The College Solution shares the secrets of how you can capture some of this money for your own family. The book provides advice on such topics as financial aid, merit scholarships, athletic scholarships, admission hooks, the important differences between colleges and universities, college rankings, the best student loans and the latest online tools to evaluate the generosity of schools. O’Shaughnessy presents an easy-to-use, proven road map for getting past the ratings, and finding the right schools at the right price. No other book offers this much practical guidance on choosing and paying for college now – and no other book will save you as much money!

How To Win At College

Simple Rules For Success From Star Students
Author: Cal Newport
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0767917871
Category: Study Aids
Page: 193
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Draws on firsthand interviews with outstanding students at universities across the country to examine the secrets of a successful college career, introducing seventy-five simple rules designed to assist students ace their classes, assume leadership positions, build a superb résumé, define their life goals, and have fun at the same time. Original. 17,500 first printing.

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.

The Future of Tech Is Female

How to Achieve Gender Diversity
Author: Douglas M. Branson
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479875171
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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The conundrum -- Industries that do not hire or promote -- The paradox -- Qualifications and reservations -- Poor performances by female CEOs -- A history of women in information technology -- Once upon a time -- Basic education : impediments to overcome -- The distant past and near future -- Solutions advanced -- Women to try harder : "lean in" and similar recommendations -- Mandatory quota laws -- Certificate and pledge programs -- Comply or explain regimes -- Mentoring and sponsorship -- Mandatory disclosure : the U.S. experience -- Proposals for stem education -- The industry's answer : an expanded H-1b visa program -- Solutions that may work -- Leavening stem education -- Paying close attention to the pool problem -- Enlarging the pool : easing off-ramps and enhancing on-ramps -- Measure what you intend to manage and ways to manage it -- Adopt a version of the Rooney rule -- Theoretical feminist views -- Needed fixes?now -- Reform the gaming industry -- Final observations -- Appendix A. Publicly held information technology companies -- Appendix B. Publicly held information technology companies?women senior -- Executives -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the author

Getting Into Psychology Courses


Author: Maya Waterstone
Publisher: Trotman, Limited
ISBN: 9781844552269
Category: Psychology
Page: 144
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These guides provide students with clear and practical advice on just what is involved in studying a particular subject. This volume includes information and advice on finding a psychology course and winning a place at a university or college.

English for Mechanical Engineering in Higher Education Studies

Coursebook
Author: Marian Dunn,David Howey,Amanda Ilic
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781859649398
Category: English language
Page: 131
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English for Mechanical Engineering in Higher Education Studies The Garnet Education English for Specific Academic Purposes series won the Duke of Edinburgh English Speaking Union English Language Book Award in 2009. English for Mechanical Engineering is a skills-based course designed specifically for students of mechanical engineering who are about to enter English-medium tertiary level studies. It provides carefully graded practice and progressions in the key academic skills that all students need, such as listening to lectures and speaking in seminars. It also equips students with the specialist mechanical engineering language they need to participate successfully within a mechanical engineering faculty. Extensive listening exercises come from mechanical engineering lectures, and all reading texts are taken from the same field of study. There is also a focus throughout on the key mechanical engineering vocabulary that students will need. Listening: how to understand and take effective notes on extended lectures, including how to follow the argument and identify the speaker's point of view. Speaking: how to participate effectively in a variety of realistic situations, from seminars to presentations, including how to develop an argument and use stance markers. Reading: how to understand a wide range of texts, from academic textbooks to Internet articles, including how to analyze complex sentences and identify such things as the writer's stance. Writing: how to produce coherent and well-structured assignments, including such skills as paraphrasing and the use of the appropriate academic phrases. Vocabulary: a wide range of activities to develop students' knowledge and use of key vocabulary, both in the field of mechanical engineering and of academic study in general. Vocabulary and Skills banks: a reference source to provide students with revision of the key words and phrases and skills presented in each unit. Full transcripts of all listening exercises. The Garnet English for Specific Academic Purposes series covers a range of academic subjects. All titles present the same skills and vocabulary points. Teachers can therefore deal with a range of ESAP courses at the same time, knowing that each subject title will focus on the same key skills and follow the same structure. Key Features Systematic approach to developing academic skills through relevant content. Focus on receptive skills (reading and listening) to activate productive skills (writing and speaking) in subject area. Eight-page units combine language and academic skills teaching. Vocabulary and academic skills bank in each unit for reference and revision. Audio CDs for further self-study or homework. Ideal coursework for EAP teachers. Extra resources at www.garnetesap.com

Finance for Engineers

Evaluation and Funding of Capital Projects
Author: Frank Crundwell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781848000339
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 622
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With flair and an originality of approach, Crundwell brings his considerable experience to bear on this crucial topic. Uniquely, this book discusses the technical and financial aspects of decision-making in engineering and demonstrates these through case studies. It’s a hugely important matter as, of course, engineering solutions and financial decisions are intimately tied together. The best engineers combine the technical and financial cases in determining new solutions to opportunities, challenges and problems. To get your project approved, no matter the size of it, the financial case must be clear and compelling. This book provides a framework for engineers and scientists to undertake financial evaluations and assessments of engineering or production projects.

Designing Your Life

How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 110187533X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 272
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#1 New York Times Bestseller At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve. In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise. "Designing Your Life walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will." —Daniel Pink, bestselling author of Drive “This [is] the career book of the next decade and . . . the go-to book that is read as a rite of passage whenever someone is ready to create a life they love.” —David Kelley, Founder of IDEO “An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book’s most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics.” —Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.

Getting Into Oxford & Cambridge 2019 Entry


Author: Mat Carmody
Publisher: Trotman Education
ISBN: 9781911067801
Category:
Page: 256
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Updated annually to include all the vital details of the latest admissions procedures, Getting into Oxford & Cambridge tells you everything you need to know to get onto the course of your choice. With invaluable information and step-by-step guidance, the book will lead you through every step of the process.

Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists


Author: N.A
Publisher: Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Engineering mathematics
Page: 512
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This major work offers an accessible approach to mathematics. It is an essential tool for all engineers and physical scientists.

Teaching Engineering


Author: Phillip C. Wankat,Frank S. Oreovicz
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1557537003
Category: Education
Page: 482
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This book aims to cover all aspects of teaching engineering and other technical subjects. It presents both practical matters and educational theories in a format that will be useful for both new and experienced teachers.

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.

How to Write a Winning UCAS Personal Statement


Author: Ian Stannard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781909319899
Category:
Page: 240
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The personal statement can be the most challenging section on the UCAS application form. This title will guide applicants through the process of putting together a great personal statement, that sensibly conveys their skills and that will help them to win a place at the university of their choice.

Take-off

Technical English for Engineering
Author: David Morgan,Nicholas Regan
Publisher: Take-Office!
ISBN: 9781859649756
Category: Technical writing
Page: 403
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Take-Off: Technical English for Engineering Teacher's Book Take-Off has been designed for non-native speakers of English who are studying Engineering (NVQ Level 2 and above. The aeronautical context is particularly aimed at technicians and engineers who are going on to work in the aeronautics industry. Take-Off is an ESP course for intermediate-level students. Unlike many ESP courses, it teaches genuine transferable skills and is ideal for students who need to further their technical training in English. The focus is on skills development, using relevant contexts, with grammar taking a strong supporting role. Reading and listening development is dealt with in the context of understanding instructions and information in technical manuals. Students develop the speaking skills of asking for and giving factual information, and the writing skills necessary to complete workplace documentation, such as accident reports and safety assessments. Take-Off uses a communicative methodology, with graded tasks that are careful scaffolded to involve and motivate the students, providing them with a clear sense of achievement. The wide variety of texts and task types will appeal to a broad range of ages and nationalities. There are also comprehensive word lists and a glossary of terms for student reference. A bank of tests are provided online. Please contact us if you have purchased the book and would like access to these tests. Key Features Practical skills developed for dealing with oral and written instructions and documentation Task-based approach ensures achievable lesson outcomes Variety of texts and tasks on a wide range of aeronautical topics Two review sections to consolidate skills and vocabulary knowledge Glossary and electrical appendix Audio CDs for further self-study and homework Accompanying Course Book, Workbook and Interactive Media Book also available.

Getting What You Came For

The Smart Student's Guide to Earning an M.A. or a Ph.D.
Author: Robert Peters
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374524777
Category: Study Aids
Page: 400
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Is graduate school right for you? Should you get a master’s or a Ph.D.? How can you choose the best possible school? This classic guide helps students answer these vital questions and much more. It will also help graduate students finish in less time, for less money, and with less trouble. Based on interviews with career counselors, graduate students, and professors, Getting What You Came For is packed with real-life experiences. It has all the advice a student will need not only to survive but to thrive in graduate school, including: instructions on applying to school and for financial aid; how to excel on qualifying exams; how to manage academic politics—including hostile professors; and how to write and defend a top-notch thesis. Most important, it shows you how to land a job when you graduate.

Well-Read Black Girl

Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves
Author: Glory Edim
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0525619771
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 272
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An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature. "A brilliant collection of essential American reading . . . smart, powerful, and complete."--Min Jin Lee, author of the National Book Award finalist Pachinko Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives--but not everyone regularly sees themselves in the pages of a book. In this timely anthology, Glory Edim brings together original essays by some of our best black women writers to shine a light on how important it is that we all--regardless of gender, race, religion, or ability--have the opportunity to find ourselves in literature. Contributors include Jesmyn Ward (Sing, Unburied, Sing), Lynn Nottage (Sweat), Jacqueline Woodson (Another Brooklyn), Gabourey Sidibe (This Is Just My Face), Morgan Jerkins (This Will Be My Undoing), Tayari Jones (An American Marriage), Rebecca Walker (Black, White and Jewish), and Barbara Smith (Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology) Whether it's learning about the complexities of femalehood from Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison, finding a new type of love in The Color Purple, or using mythology to craft an alternative black future, the subjects of each essay remind us why we turn to books in times of both struggle and relaxation. As she has done with her book club-turned-online community Well-Read Black Girl, in this anthology Glory Edim has created a space in which black women's writing and knowledge and life experiences are lifted up, to be shared with all readers who value the power of a story to help us understand the world and ourselves. Advance praise for Well-Read Black Girl "This book is a star chart, a map readers can use to navigate the world via the minds of brilliant black women writers. The essays extol us all to regard--and to celebrate--the written word anew."--Angela Flournoy, author of The Turner House "An eloquently provocative anthology . . . Candid and thoughtful from start to finish, [Glory] Edim's collection amply celebrates the many paths black women have traveled on the road to self-definition. . . . In each essay, the contributor discusses her relationships to reading, books, and the world, yet each bears the unique experiential imprint of the woman who wrote it."--Kirkus Reviews