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Dollars and Sense for College Students
by Braitman, Ellen

9780375752063Ellen BraitmanDollars and Sense for College Students: How Not to Run Out of Money by MidtermsGoing away to school, everyone gets the same lecture: Only use your credit card in an emergency.  Well, a 1:00 A.M. pizza is an emergency, right?  And a new snowboard?  After a semester or two of "emergencies," not to mention the phone bill, the meal plan, text-books, car repairs, rent, and spring-break airline tickets, you may find yourself in a serious mess. So whether you're just heading off to school, or counting down the days to graduation, Dollars & Sense for College Students will help you develop the smart habits and make the savvy decisions that will keep you out of financial trouble.  The advice inside includes: *Choosing a credit card, and the truth about "teaser" rates *Managing your bank accounts *Becoming a smart shopper: "Do I have to have it today?" *Owning a car at school: what to watch for *Setting a budget *Finding great deals: travel, computers, phone service, and more! - Description from Syndetics
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Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies
by Cohen, Martin

9781118924723Wiley; Martin CohenCritical Thinking Skills for Dummies Turbocharge your reasoning with Critical Thinking Just what are the ingredients of a great argument? What is the secret to communicating your ideas clearly and persuasively? And how do you see through sloppy thinking and flim-flam? If you've ever asked any of these questions, then this book is for you! These days, strong critical thinking skills provide a vital foundation for academic success, and Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies offers a clear and unintimidating introduction to what can otherwise be a pretty complex topic. Inside, you'll get hands-on, lively, and fun exercises that you can put to work today to improve your arguments and pin down key issues. With this accessible and friendly guide, you'll get plain-English instruction on how to identify other people's assumptions, methodology, and conclusions, evaluate evidence, and interpret texts effectively. You'll also find tips and guidance on reading between the lines, assessing validity - and even advice on when not to apply logic too rigidly! Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies : Provides tools and strategies from a range of disciplines great for developing your reflective thinking skills Offers expert guidance on sound reasoning and textual analysis Shows precisely how to use concept mapping and brainstorming to generate insights Demonstrates how critical thinking skills is a proven path to success as a student Whether you're undertaking reviews, planning research projects or just keen to give your brain a workout, Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies equips you with everything you need to succeed. - Description from Syndetics
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Your Perfect Presentation
by Hoogterp, Bill

9780071825009Bill HoogterpYour Perfect Presentation: Speak in Front of Any Audience Anytime Anywhere and Never Be Nervous Again"Bill's Own the Room methodology has helped countless speakers play at a higher level." --Sheryl Sandberg, COO of FACEBOOK Overcome Your Fear and Deliver Dynamic Presentations Your style is perfect for you. Public speaking coach to the C-suite Bill Hoogterp shows you proven tips, techniques, and exercises to amplify your effectiveness asa speaker and communicator. He explains how the brain processes information, what people respond to, and how to hold the audience in the palm of your hand. Great public speaking can be learned. Hoogterp's unique method turns fear into fun and shows you how to be your natural, authentic, unique self--and deliver your perfect presentation for any audience each and every time. "A smart guide." -- Parade magazine "Improving your ability to communicate will increase your potential to have impact on the world, no matter what you do. Bill Hoogterp and the Own the Room team will show you how--and they'll make it fun." -- Reid Hoffman, cofounder and chairman of LinkedIn and coauthor of The Start-Up of You "Bill Hoogterp is one of the best public speaking coaches in the world today. He helps you become the star." -- Joichi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab "A must-have reference for anyone who wants to be a better leader in any business. . . the ticket to own whatever room you're in." -- from the foreword by Maggie Murphy, editor in chief of Parade magazine "Love Bill Hoogterp's new book, Your Perfect Presentation , that helps readers learn to thrive in front of any audience." -- Arianna Huffington - Description from Syndetics
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The Her Campus Guide to College Life
by Lewis, Stephanie Kaplan; Wang, Annie Chandler; Western, Windsor Hanger

9781440585111Stephanie Kaplan Lewis; Windsor Hanger Western; Annie Chandler Wang; Her Campus Her Campus EditorsThe Her Campus Guide to College Life: How to Manage Relationships, Stay Safe and Healthy, Handle Stress, and Have the Best Years of Your LifeAs seen on The Today Show "Some things are common sense, but some things aren't--especially when it comes to navigating a college campus in a way that's fun, independent and totally safe. This guide touches on everything from dating and studying, to making friends and joining clubs outside of class." --Today.com From dating to internships--everything you need to know about college Get ready for the best years of your life! Written by the experts behind Her Campus, this college guide is bursting with insider tips to help you navigate classes, relationships, and all your extracurriculars--including parties and Greek life. Whether you're a seasoned upperclassman or are starting freshman year in just a few months, you'll learn how to: Bond with your roommate and set ground rules for your new space Beat the Freshman 15 without having to give up dessert Snag a date with the cutie from your Lit class Cope with stress and anxiety--even during finals week! Score jobs and internships that will help you transition into post-collegiette life You'll also get the lowdown on campus safety so you can enjoy all that college has to offer while avoiding the unfortunate scary parts that sometimes come with it. Complete with fun checklists and worksheets to help you carry out HC's essential advice, The Her Campus Guide to College Life shows you how to make the most out of your experience--in and outside the classroom. - Description from Syndetics
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The Oxford Guide to Library Research
by Mann, Thomas

9780199931064Thomas MannThe Oxford Guide to Library ResearchThe information world has undergone drastic changes since the publication of the 3rd edition of The Oxford Guide to Library Research in 2005, and Thomas Mann, a veteran reference librarian at the Library of Congress, has extensively revised his text to reflect those changes. This book willanswer two basic questions: First, what is the extent of the significant research resources you will you miss if you confine your research entirely, or even primarily, to sources available on the open Internet? Second, if you are trying to get a reasonably good overview of the literature on aparticular topic, rather than just "something quickly" on it, what are the several alternative methods of subject searching - which are not available on the Web - that are usually much more efficient for that purpose than typing keywords into a blank search box, with the results displayed byrelevance-ranking computer algorithms?This book shows researchers how to do comprehensive research on any topic. It explains the variety of search mechanisms available, so that the researcher can have the reasonable confidence that s/he has not overlooked something important. This includes not just lists of resources, but discussionsof the ways to search within them: how to find the best search terms, how to combine the terms, and how to make the databases (and other sources) show relevant material even when you don't know how to specify the best search terms in advance. The book's overall structuring by nine methods ofsearching that are applicable in any subject area, rather than by subjects or by types of literature, is unique among guides to research. Also unique is the range and variety of concrete examples of what to do - and of what not to do. The book is not "about" the Internet: it is about the best alternatives to the Internet - the sources that are not on the open Web to begin with, that can be found only through research libraries and that are more than ever necessary for any kind of substantive scholarly research. More than anyother research guide available, this book directly addresses and provides solutions to the serious problems outlined in recent studies documenting the profound lack of research skills possessed by today's "digital natives." - Description from Syndetics
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Guide to Online Learning
by Petersons

9780768932768Peterson'sGuide to Online LearningPeterson's Guide to Online Learning can help you get the most out of your online learning experience with helpful details on: Online learning guidance Online study habits Live chat sessions Virtual learning groups Online payment advice Common online mistakes Peterson's is with you every step of the way. With our resources for education exploration, financial aid, and test prep, you'll be well prepared for success! Comprehensive online learning guidance, including tips on making the most of your online learning experience Truths and myths of online learning and frequent learner errors Information about online degree programs, online certifications, and continuing education Advice on paying for online classes, software, and textbooks Peterson's is a leading provider of education content in the United States and has partnered with the DoD to provide a wide range of online products and services designed to help military service members and their families reach their education and career goals. Book jacket. - Description from Syndetics
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How to Write a Lot
by Silvia, Paul J

9781591477433Paul J. SilviaHow to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic WritingAll students and professors need to write, and many struggle to finish their stalled dissertations, journal articles, book chapters, or grant proposals. Writing is hard work and can be difficult to wedge into a frenetic academic schedule. In this practical, light-hearted, and encouraging book, Paul Silvia explains that writing productively does not require innate skills or special traits but specific tactics and actions. Drawing examples from his own field of psychology, he shows readers how to overcome motivational roadblocks and become prolific without sacrificing evenings, weekends, and vacations. After describing strategies for writing productively, the author gives detailed advice from the trenches on how to write, submit, revise, and resubmit articles, how to improve writing quality, and how to write and publish academic work. - Description from Syndetics
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The Community College Career Track: How to Achieve the American Dream Without a Mountain of Debt
by Snyder, Thomas

9781118271698Thomas SnyderThe Community College Career Track: How to Achieve the American Dream Without a Mountain of DebtGet a good education without massive debt, and enter a field that′s actually hiring In coming years, millions of great jobs will be opening up in growth areas like advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, health care, information technology, and sustainable energy. These jobs can pay as well as, or much better than, the average income for four-year college graduates. They generally offer high levels of day-to-day satisfaction. And the path to all of them begins in the community colleges. In The Community College Career Track , Tom Snyder gives young people and their parents, as well as mid-life career changers, a practical, inspiring guide to taking that path and completing it successfully. The old model of a bachelor′s degree leading to a good job and career has broken down for large numbers of young people, many of whom graduate college only to work in a career that doesn′t require a degree. Meanwhile, millions of productive American white collar and blue-collar workers have been laid off and need retraining for second careers. This book helps you find a new way forward. Offers insights on how to save money over a lifetime through an affordable college education that provides high-paying jobs Author Tom Snyder is the president of Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana′s statewide community college system and the largest singly accredited community college system in the country Author Tom Snyder has confronted the education-jobs mismatch from both sides, first as a highly successful business executive and now as an award-winning educator. Follow his efficient, affordable, and rewarding path to a great career and a satisfying life. - Description from Syndetics
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Land Your Dream Career
by Terhune, Tori Randolph; Hays, Betsy A

9781442219465Tori Randolph Terhune; Betsy A. HaysLand Your Dream Career: 11 Steps to Take in CollegeContrary to what students, and society, are conditioned to think, obtaining a college degree does not automatically result in a job, let alone a dream career. In the last year, alone, half of college graduates are either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and knowledge. Authors Tori Randolph Terhune, a gainfully-employed young college graduate herself, and Betsy A. Hays, a college professor, show readers what they can do in college to successfully pave the way for future employment in Land Your Dream Career. The authors provide eleven easy-to-follow strategies for effectively using time on campus to start building a career. Terhune and Hays leads students through content designed to help students set themselves up for success, without focusing on grades or papers. The 11 steps include tips about how students can become experts in their fields, build their brand, get involved in and outside the classroom, allow for wiggle room, network, follow the 75/25 rule (75% thinking, 25% doing) and use new media, such as social networking and blogging, to launch their career. Any student looking for that connection from college to getting to their dream career needs to read Land Your Dream Career. Terhune and Hays make it known that landing a good job is not impossible - Description from Syndetics
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Career Wisdom for College Students
by Vogt, Peter

9780816068371Peter Vogt; Doug Hardy (Foreword by)Career Wisdom for College Students: Insights You Won't Get in Class, on the Internet, or from Your ParentsCareer Wisdom for College Students is a career advice book for those who need it most - college students facing monumental decisions about their future but who may not have all the information they need. Offering insights readers won't get in class, on the Internet, or from their parents, expert author Peter Vogt guides college students through the process of career preparation. While many books exist to aid the first-time jobs seeker or the recent college graduate, few offer help during the formative time when a major is chosen, an initial career path is charted, and internship and work experience opportunities abound. Filling this niche, this practical book consists of more than 60 advice articles separated into four major sections: ""Take A Look Around - A Real Look Around,"" ""Be Careful What You Think You Know,"" ""Build Your Skills and Experience Through Hands-on Activities,"" and ""Land the Job You Really Want."" An epilogue offers advice on getting the most out of the campus career counselor, and an appendix suggests helpful resources for further research or career exploration. Chapters include: What Are You Good At? Ask Someone Else! You Can Make a Career Out of Almost Anything; Career Decision-Making Traps to Avoid; Money, Status, and Power Aren't the Only Forms of Pay; Experience Isn't Optional; It's Essential; Don't Take Your Technology Skills for Granted; Introverts Can Network Too; and ""Out-research"" Your Competitors, Win the Job. - Description from Syndetics
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