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.

A Student's Guide to Classics


Author: Bruce S Thornton
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497645190
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 80
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Bruce Thornton’s crisp and informative Student’s Guide to Classics provides readers with an overview of each of the major poets, dramatists, philosophers, and historians of ancient Greece and Rome. Including short bios of major figures and a list of suggested readings, Thornton’s guide is unparalleled as a brief introduction to the literature of the classical world.

Own Your Education!

A Student's Guide to Greater Success in School (and Life)
Author: Megan Stone
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0133573176
Category: Education
Page: 139
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Offers to teach students the right skills, attitudes, and principles to be successful in school.

A Student's Guide to Literature


Author: R.V. Young
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497645077
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 77
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A Student’s Guide to Literature takes up these questions: In a time of mass culture and pulp fiction, can great literature still be discerned, much less defended? Why is literature so compelling? What should we read? Literary scholar R. V. Young addresses these timely issues in this guide to Western literature and poetry. He demonstrates that literature liberates the mind from cultural and temporal provincialism by expanding our intellectual and emotional horizons. Learn how great fiction and poetry are integral to a liberal education, and visit the classic works of literature again—or for the first time.

A Student's Guide to Liberal Learning


Author: James V. Schall
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497645069
Category: Education
Page: 60
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A Student’s Guide to Liberal Learning is an inviting conversation with a learned scholar about the content of an authentic liberal arts education. It surveys ideas and books central to the tradition of humanistic education that has fundamentally shaped our country and our civilization. This accessible volume argues for an order and integration of knowledge so that meaning might be restored to the haphazard approach to study currently dominating higher education. Freshly conveying the excitement of learning from the acknowledged masters of intellectual life, this guide is also an excellent blueprint for building one’s own library of books that matter.

A Student's Guide to Data and Error Analysis


Author: Herman J. C. Berendsen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139497855
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: N.A
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All students taking laboratory courses within the physical sciences and engineering will benefit from this book, whilst researchers will find it an invaluable reference. This concise, practical guide brings the reader up-to-speed on the proper handling and presentation of scientific data and its inaccuracies. It covers all the vital topics with practical guidelines, computer programs (in Python), and recipes for handling experimental errors and reporting experimental data. In addition to the essentials, it also provides further background material for advanced readers who want to understand how the methods work. Plenty of examples, exercises and solutions are provided to aid and test understanding, whilst useful data, tables and formulas are compiled in a handy section for easy reference.

A Student's Guide to Law School

What Counts, What Helps, and What Matters
Author: Andrew B. Ayers
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022606719X
Category: Reference
Page: 208
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Law school can be a joyous, soul-transforming challenge that leads to a rewarding career. It can also be an exhausting, self-limiting trap. It all depends on making smart decisions. When every advantage counts, A Student’s Guide to Law School is like having a personal mentor available at every turn. As a recent graduate and an appellate lawyer, Andrew Ayers knows how high the stakes are—he’s been there, and not only did he survive the experience, he graduated first in his class. In A Student’s Guide to Law School he shares invaluable insight on what it takes to make a successful law school journey. Originating in notes Ayers jotted down while commuting to his first clerkship with then-Judge Sonia Sotomayor, and refined throughout his first years as a lawyer, A Student’s Guide to Law School offers a unique balance of insider’s knowledge and professional advice. Organized in four parts, the first part looks at tests and grades, explaining what’s expected and exploring the seven choices students must make on exam day. The second part discusses the skills needed to be a successful law student, giving the reader easy-to-use tools to analyze legal materials and construct clear arguments. The third part contains advice on how to use studying, class work, and note-taking to find your best path. Finally, Ayers closes with a look beyond the classroom, showing students how the choices they make in law school will affect their career—and even determine the kind of lawyer they become. The first law school guide written by a recent top-ranked graduate, A Student’s Guide to Law School is relentlessly practical and thoroughly relevant to the law school experience of today’s students. With the tools and advice Ayers shares here, students can make the most of their investment in law school, and turn their valuable learning experiences into a meaningful career.

The Student's Guide to Peer Mentoring

Get More From Your University Experience
Author: Louise Frith,Gina May,Amanda Pocklington
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137599960
Category:
Page: 120
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Whether you already work as a student mentor or are considering becoming one, this book will serve as an indispensable companion and will help you to make the most of your mentoring experience.

A Student's Guide to Methodology


Author: Peter Clough,Cathy Nutbrown
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446289435
Category: Reference
Page: 288
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The Third Edition of this hugely popular text provides students with straightforward principles and frameworks for understanding methodology. Peter Clough and Cathy Nutbrown are adept at making methodology meaningful for beginners and more advanced readers alike. Their book clearly demonstrates how methodology impacts upon every stage of the research process, and gives readers all of the tools that they need to understand it. New to this edition are the following: - new boxes and guidance on research ethics in every chapter - more international examples and perspectives - up to date coverage of online research methods - more examples from real students - a new companion website, featuring Powerpoint slides for lecturers The authors take an applied approach and every chapter contains a variety of practical examples from real research. Readers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice at every step, meaning that the book remains extremely relevant throughout. It will be invaluable for all students who are doing a dissertation or taking a research methods module in education, the social sciences, business and health.

Nursing Student's Guide to Clinical Success


Author: Lorene Payne,The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center Lorene Payne
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449611095
Category: Medical
Page: 196
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The Nursing Student s Guide to Clinical Success is the perfect resource for undergraduate nursing students entering the clinical side of their education. This text helps students better understand their role as a health care provider by preparing them for what they will encounter on the clinical floor in hospital or other health care setting. The first text of its kind, this shows students how to get the most out of a clinical experience."

A Student's Guide to International Relations


Author: Angelo M Codevilla
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497645050
Category: Political Science
Page: 112
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Terrorist attacks, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the rise of China, and the decline of Europe have underscored the necessity of understanding the world around us. But how should we approach this crucial but often misunderstood topic? What do we need to know about the international order and America’s role in it? A Student’s Guide to International Relations provides a vital introduction to the geography, culture, and politics that make up the global environment. Angelo Codevilla, who has taught international relations at some of America’s most prestigious universities, explains the history of the international system, the dominant schools of American statecraft, the instruments of power, contemporary geopolitics, and more. The content of international relations, he demonstrates, flows from the differences between our global village’s peculiar neighborhoods. This witty and wise book helps make sense of a complex world.

A Student's Guide to Political Philosophy


Author: Harvey C Mansfield
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497645107
Category: Political Science
Page: 58
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Behind the daily headlines on presidential races and local elections is the theory of the polity—or what the end of our politics should be. Harvard’s Harvey C. Mansfield, one of America’s leading political theorists, explains why our quest for the good life must address the type of government we seek to uphold. He directs our gaze to the thinkers and philosophies and classic works that have proved most influential throughout the ages.

Renaissance Poetry and Drama in Context

Essays for Christopher Wortham
Author: Andrew Lynch,Anne Scott
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443808407
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 365
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Renaissance Poetry and Drama in Context is a stimulating refereed collection of new work dedicated to Emeritus Professor Christopher Wortham of The University of Western Australia. The essays provide a rich context for the interdisciplinary study of the English Renaissance, from its medieval antecedents to its modern afterlife on stage and screen. Their up-to-date engagement with many scholarly fields - art and iconography, cartography, cultural and social history, literature, politics, theatre, and film - will ensure that this book makes a valuable contribution to contemporary Renaissance studies, with a special interest for those researching and teaching English literature and drama. The nineteen contributors include distinguished Renaissance scholars such as Ann Blake, Graham Bradshaw, Alan Brissenden, Conal Condren, Joost Daalder, Heather Dubrow, Philippa Kelly, Anthony Miller, Kay Gililand Stevenson, Robert White, and Lawrence Wright. Work on Shakespeare forms the core of this coherent collection. There are also significant essays on Magnificence, Donne, Marlowe, A Yorkshire Tragedy, Jonson, Marvell, the Ferrars of Little Gidding, and female conduct literature. hardbound with dust jacket; xii+353 pp; 18 b/w illustrations.

Power Ties

The International Student's Guide to Finding a Job in the United States
Author: Dan Beaudry
Publisher: Power Ties: Dan Beaudry
ISBN: 0557097622
Category: Business networks
Page: 154
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Studying in America is a powerful first step towards making employment in the U.S. a reality. But each year, thousands of international students are surprised to discover that it takes more than an American degree to get a job in the United States.In this revealing book, Dan Beaudry, former head of campus recruiting at Monster.com, and former Associate Director of Corporate Recruiting at the Boston University School of Management, shares the potent job search system he's used to help many international students find U.S. employment. What you'll discover in these pages will surprise and empower you.

Learning for the Love of God

A Student's Guide to Academic Faithfulness
Author: Donald Opitz,Derek Melleby
Publisher: Brazos Press
ISBN: 1441244778
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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Most Christian college students separate their academic life from church attendance, Bible study, and prayer. Too often discipleship of the mind is overlooked if not ignored altogether. In this lively and enlightening book, two authors who are experienced in college youth ministry show students how to be faithful in their studies, approaching education as their vocation. This revised edition of the well-received The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness includes updates throughout, two new substantive appendixes, personal stories from students, a new preface, and a fresh interior design. Chapters conclude with thought-provoking discussion questions.

The Business Student's Guide to Sustainable Management

Principles and Practice
Author: Petra Molthan-Hill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351286269
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 430
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Aimed at undergraduates, this is the first textbook to offer a full introduction to sustainable management, covering all subject areas relevant to business students. The book includes chapters and seminars on subjects such as: Corporate Sustainable Strategy; Sustainable Marketing; Sustainability Reporting; Supply Chain Management; Human Resources Management: Supporting Sustainable Business; Environmental Economics; Sustainable Operations Management; Greenhouse Gas Management and System Thinking in Sustainable Management. The book contains nearly 30 ready-made seminars employing various teaching methods. Each chapter follows the same, easy-to-use format. This book provides a true treasure chest of materials to support staff wanting to integrate sustainability into their teaching and provides support to effectively embed sustainability in the curriculum. The chapters also offer a starting point in developing teaching units for Masters and MBA students. The material is not just useful to people in business schools, but to those involved in wider scale curriculum change, and those looking to make links between different disciplines.

Reading At University

A Guide for Students
Author: Fairbairn, Gavin,Fairbairn, Susan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033520385X
Category: Education
Page: 209
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Reading as a student demands new skills and new disciplines. Students must read. They must read to inform themselves about the subjects they are studying and to allow them to write assignments, reports and dissertations. Though most students can read fairly well, few can make as much or as efficient use as possible of the time they devote to reading for academic purposes. Many guides to study offer a pot pourri of techniques for improving reading skills. None gives as full a treatment of this essential and underpinning area of academic life as Reading at University. The authors believe that students must change both the ways in which they read and the ways in which they think about reading. This book offers effective and efficient strategies for fulfilling students' reading and study potential.

Your Complete Guide to College Success

How to Study Smart, Achieve Your Goals, and Enjoy Campus Life
Author: Donald J. Foss
Publisher: APA Books
ISBN: 9781433812965
Category: Education
Page: 295
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Your Complete Guide to College Success is an up-to-date, evidence-based book that provides a roadmap for how to be successful in college - and afterwards. It covers a comprehensive set of academic and personal topics, and distills research results and advice into a student-friendly, readable package.