Um Leben und Tod

Ein Hirnchirurg erzählt vom Heilen, Hoffen und Scheitern - Ein SPIEGEL-Buch

Author: Henry Marsh

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641153700

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 2197

Bekenntnisse eines Hirnchirurgen Wie arbeitet ein Hirnchirurg? Wie fühlt es sich an, in das Organ zu schneiden, mit dem Menschen denken und träumen? Wie geht man damit um, wenn das Leben eines Patienten von der eigenen Heilkunst abhängt? Und wie, wenn man scheitert? Mehr noch als in anderen Bereichen der Medizin ist es in der Hirnchirurgie so gut wie unmöglich, nie einem Patienten zu schaden, denn Operationen am Innersten des Menschen sind immer mit unkalkulierbaren Risiken verbunden. Henry Marsh, einer der besten Neurochirurgen Großbritanniens, erzählt beeindruckend offen, selbstkritisch und humorvoll von den Ausnahmesituationen, die seinen Arbeitsalltag ausmachen. Seine Geschichten handeln vom Heilen und Helfen, vom Hoffen und Scheitern, von fatalen Fehlern und von der Schwierigkeit, die richtige Entscheidung zu treffen.

Graduate Admissions Essays, Fourth Edition

Write Your Way into the Graduate School of Your Choice

Author: Donald Asher

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607743221

Category: Study Aids

Page: 256

View: 9456

The fully updated fourth edition of the go-to guide for crafting winning essays for any type of graduate program or scholarship, including PhD, master’s, MBA, MD, JD, postdocs, DDS, DVM, Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright--you name it. Based on thousands of interviews with successful grad students and graduate admissions officers, Graduate Admissions Essays deconstructs and demystifies the ever-challenging and seemingly more impersonal application process for getting into graduate and scholarship programs. The book presents 50 sample essays in a comprehensive range of subjects, detailed strategies that have proven successful for some of the most notoriously competitive graduate programs in the country, as well as sample letters of recommendation, essays for residencies and fellowships, and postgrad applications.

Questions and Admissions

Reflections on 100,000 Admissions Decisions at Stanford

Author: Jean H. Fetter

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804731584

Category: Education

Page: 292

View: 8243

Written in a lively and accessible manner by a former Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Stanford University, this book will enlighten prospective college applicants and their parents, teachers, and guidance counselors about many of the practical, fundamental, philosophical, and ethical issues involved in the selection of any college freshman class.

Cracking College Admissions

Author: Princeton Review

Publisher: The Princeton Review

ISBN: 9780375764158

Category: Study Aids

Page: 222

View: 9583

Offers tips on how to get into college and provides information on admission strategies and financial aid.

College Admissions for the 21st Century

Author: Robert J. Sternberg

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674058593

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 6280

Sternberg's book convincingly indicts the SAT and ACT exams. A single test lasting a few hours, he writes, "ends up having a weight equal" to the product of "years of effort and dedication" in high school.

The Chosen

The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton

Author: Jerome Karabel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618574582

Category: Education

Page: 711

View: 7071

The author presents the findings of his survey of admissions at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, revealing a century of exclusion that cuts to the core of the American experience, while raising questions about the stratification of higher education in Americ

Rethinking the SAT

The Future of Standardized Testing in University Admissions

Author: Rebecca Zwick

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415948357

Category: Education

Page: 367

View: 5844

This unique volume gives voice to all the major players and writers at the forefront of the debate currently raging in America over the scholastic assessment test (SAT). The book not only focuses on Richard Atkinson's controversial stance regarding the American SAT, but highlights the thinking of individuals from all the various sectors involved, from testing specialists to academics to the popular press. The contributors tackle both pro and con positions, and debate the more newsworthy topics discussed in the press like race, gender, and class issues associated with standardized testing.

College Admissions Together

It Takes a Family

Author: Steven Roy Goodman,Andrea Leiman

Publisher: Capital Books

ISBN: 9781933102542

Category: Study Aids

Page: 181

View: 5900

Admissions

Life as a Brain Surgeon

Author: Henry Marsh

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 1250127262

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6841

The International Bestseller "Consistently entertaining...Honesty is abundantly apparent here--a quality as rare and commendable in elite surgeons as one suspects it is in memoirists." —The Guardian "Disarmingly frank storytelling...his reflections on death and dying equal those in Atul Gawande's excellent Being Mortal." —The Economist Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical frontline. There have been exhilarating highs and devastating lows, but his love for the practice of neurosurgery has never wavered. Following the publication of his celebrated New York Times bestseller Do No Harm, Marsh retired from his full-time job in England to work pro bono in Ukraine and Nepal. In Admissions he describes the difficulties of working in these troubled, impoverished countries and the further insights it has given him into the practice of medicine. Marsh also faces up to the burden of responsibility that can come with trying to reduce human suffering. Unearthing memories of his early days as a medical student, and the experiences that shaped him as a young surgeon, he explores the difficulties of a profession that deals in probabilities rather than certainties, and where the overwhelming urge to prolong life can come at a tragic cost for patients and those who love them. Reflecting on what forty years of handling the human brain has taught him, Marsh finds a different purpose in life as he approaches the end of his professional career and a fresh understanding of what matters to us all in the end.

Immigration Admissions

The Search for Workable Policies in Germany and the United States

Author: Kay Hailbronner

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571814081

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 5458

There is general agreement today that traditional approaches to immigration admissions in the major receiving countries of the West have serious shortcomings either in concept or implementation, or at times in both. These essays, all written by leading immigration experts, consider the philosophical and moral constraints on immigration law and policy, the basic elements of a comprehensive migration policy, and specific policy areas, including family reunification and asylum. Taken together, these perspectives represent a fresh, comparative look at some of the most urgent issues in this pivotal area of law and policy.

Handbook for the College Admissions Profession

Author: Claire Swann,Stanley E. Henderson,American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313291135

Category: Education

Page: 300

View: 5600

Covers all aspects of the admissions process, from a historical overview to a guide to future trends, providing essential tools for recruiting and enrolling a desirable mix of students.

The Early Admissions Game

Author: Christopher. Avery,Andrew. Fairbanks,Richard J. Zeckhauser

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674020340

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 2233

Each year, hundreds of thousands of high school seniors compete in a game they'll play only once, whose rules they do not fully understand, yet whose consequences are enormous. The game is college admissions, and applying early to an elite school is one way to win. But the early admissions process is enigmatic and flawed. It can easily lead students toward hasty or misinformed decisions. This book--based on the careful examination of more than 500,000 college applications to fourteen elite colleges, and hundreds of interviews with students, counselors, and admissions officers--provides an extraordinarily thorough analysis of early admissions. In clear language it details the advantages and pitfalls of applying early as it provides a map for students and parents to navigate the process. Unlike college admissions guides, The Early Admissions Game reveals the realities of early applications, how they work and what effects they have. The authors frankly assess early applications. Applying early is not for everyone, but it will improve--sometimes double, even triple--the chances of being admitted to a prestigious college. An early decision program can greatly enhance a college's reputation by skewing statistics, such as selectivity, average SAT scores, or percentage of admitted applicants who matriculate. But these gains come at the expense of distorting applicants' decisions and providing disparate treatment of students who apply early and regular admissions. The system, in short, is unfair, and the authors make recommendations for improvement. The Early Admissions Game is sure to be the definitive work on the subject. It is must reading for admissions officers, guidance counselors, and high school seniors and their parents. Table of Contents: Introduction: Joining the Game 1. The History of Early Admissions 2. The State of the Game 3. Martian Blackjack: What Do Applicants Understand about Early Admissions? 4. The Innocents Abroad: The Admissions Voyage 5. The Truth about Early Applications 6. The Game Revealed: Strategies of Colleges, Counselors, and Applicants 7. Advice to Applicants Conclusion: The Essence of the Game and Some Possible Reforms Appendix A: Median SAT-1 Scores and Early Application Programs at Various Colleges Appendix B: Data Sources Appendix C: Interview Formats Acknowledgments Tables and Figures Index Reviews of this book: Applying to an elite college through an early-admissions program can improve students' chances of getting in by as much as 50 percent over their odds during the regular admissions cycle, a difference that is the equivalent of scoring 100 points higher on the SAT...Based on an analysis of admission data at top colleges, as well as interviews with over 400 college freshmen [The Early Admissions Game] challenges the official line of college admissions deans, who have long held that applying early does not give prospective students an advantage over regular applicants. But the research confirms what many high-school counselors already suspected, and it is likely to fuel debate over whether early-admissions programs favor wealthy and well-connected students and should be eliminated or reformed. --Jeffrey R. Young, Chronicle of Higher Education Reviews of this book: [This] important contribution to the college-admissions process should reduce the general anxiety that pervades today's transition to college and, in particular, help level the playing field for students who lack access to adequate college counseling. The book may also prompt needed reform of contemporary admissions practices...The authors' goal...deserves acclaim for helping inner-city and rural students and those in other understaffed districts to pursue admission on a much more even footing...There is a wealth of information in this well-organized, clearly-written book which will enable students to make better college choices. --William R. Fitzsimmons, Harvard Magazine Reviews of this book: Readers seeking solid information about elite colleges will find The Early Admissions Game refreshingly frank. Other readers concerned about restoring some equity to the process will also appreciate the book's generosity of spirit and suggestions for reform. The authors present a devastating portrait of elite college admissions--and early admissions in particular--as an elaborate and complicated "game"...[where the winners] tend to be privileged students who have access to highly skilled counselors with information pipelines to elite college admissions offices. --Peter Sacks, The Nation Reviews of this book: Avery and his colleagues describe college admissions as a casino on Mars: you have to guess the rules of the game you are playing, and the rules can change while you are playing it...[Their chief finding] is that applying early significantly increases the chances of acceptance...Colleges argue that the early-admissions pool is stronger than the regular pool...[but the authors] dispute that claim...The Early Admissions Game is intended as an exposé, for high-school students and their parents, of the realities of college admissions, but it is also a protest against the practice of early admissions. The authors believe that these programs benefit privileged students...[and] cheat disadvantaged students. --Louis Menand, The New Yorker Researching and applying to colleges is a demanding, confusing, and stressful time for both students and parents. This book provides context and guidance to admissions professionals, to college counselors, and to families as they confront today's highly competitive, and often controversial, college admissions scene. It offers an insightful and authoritative explanation of the strategic choices that await those seeking to enroll at the nation's leading colleges and universities. It can help a student decide whether, when and why to apply early. Most important, it can give applicants the confidence to focus less on the "game" and more on the truly critical factors in choosing a college: the level of intellectual challenge and vitality in the curriculum, the strength and accessibility of the faculty, and the student's individual sense of fit with a particular campus environment and culture. --Nancy Vickers, President, Bryn Mawr College The Early Admissions Game explains clearly and comprehensively the many forces that have made early applications a prominent - and much misunderstood - feature in the high-pressure arena of college admissions. The authors clear away the hype and speculation, then offer refreshingly sane, sensible guidance that will greatly help students make intelligent decisions about their college applications. --William D. Wharton, Headmaster, Commonwealth School, Boston Avery, Fairbanks, and Zeckhauser offer clear and compelling evidence that the college admissions process needs repair. Their findings have already inspired steps toward reform. --Richard Levin, President, Yale University This is an exceptionally interesting and intelligent book-one with real 'news' to report. The authors present their important findings with great clarity. I expect that this volume will have a significant and favorable impact on policy discussion of early admission programs at elite colleges. --Michael McPherson, President, Macalester College Anyone involved in the college admissions process -- students and parents, counselors and admissions officers, top officials at high schools and at colleges -- should read this important book. It will help them achieve their objectives. The authors also present a number of suggestions for reforms in the admissions system that are worthy of debate across American higher education. --Lawrence H. Summers, President, Harvard University

Measuring Success

Testing, Grades, and the Future of College Admissions

Author: Jack Buckley,Lynn Letukas,Ben Wildavsky

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421424975

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 2951

For more than seventy-five years, standardized tests have been considered a vital tool for gauging students’ readiness for college. However, few people—including students, parents, teachers, and policy makers—understand how tests like the SAT or ACT are used in admissions decisions. Once touted as the best way to compare students from diverse backgrounds, these tests are now increasingly criticized as being biased in favor of traditionally privileged groups. A small but growing number of colleges have made such testing optional for applicants. Is this the right way to go? Measuring Success investigates the research and policy implications of test-optional practices, considering both sides of the debate. Does a test-optional policy result in a more diverse student body or improve attainment and retention rates? Drawing upon the expertise of higher education researchers, admissions officers, enrollment managers, and policy professionals, this volume is among the first to investigate the research and policy implications of test-optional practices. Although the test-optional movement has received ample attention, its claims have rarely been subjected to empirical scrutiny. This volume provides a much-needed evaluation of the use and value of standardized admissions tests in an era of widespread grade inflation. It will be of great value to those seeking to strike the proper balance between uniformity and fairness in higher education. Contributors: Andrew S. Belasco, A. Emiko Blalock, William G. Bowen, Jim Brooks, Matthew M. Chingos, James C. Hearn, Michael Hurwitz, Jonathan Jacobs, Nathan R. Kuncel, Jason Lee, Jerome A. Lucido, Eric Maguire, Krista Mattern, Michael S. McPherson, Kelly O. Rosinger, Paul R. Sackett, Edgar Sanchez, Dhruv B. Sharma, Emily J. Shaw, Kyle Sweitzer, Roger J. Thompson, Meredith Welch, Rebecca Zwick

How to Make Colleges Want You

Insider Secrets for Tipping the Admissions Odds in Your Favor

Author: Mike Moyer

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 140223404X

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 8592

What if you had colleges coming after you instead of the other way around? The hidden little secret of college admissions is that most schools are desperate... desperate for great kids who do things differently and will make their campuses vibrant and exciting. And you don't have to be an A student, the president of your student body, or the winner of the national spelling bee to do this. Any student can become someone that colleges compete for if you follow the recommendations in this book. The Secret of NTAs: Unusual activities that make you stand out Breaking the Zone: Take advantage of where you're from and who you are Striking the Nerve: Decode what colleges believe in, then match those values Your Application Team: Getting references, teachers, and counselors to boost your odd And much more No matter where you are in your high school career, you can start these things today and vastly increase your odds of getting into the competitive college of your choice.

School Admissions Code

Author: N.A

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0112711936

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 7417

THE EARLY ADMISSIONS GAME

Author: Christopher N. Avery,Christopher. Avery,Andrew. Fairbanks,Richard Zeckhauser

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674016200

Category: Education

Page: 389

View: 7680

The early admissions process is enigmatic and flawed-and can lead students to make hasty or misinformed decisions. This book provides the most thorough analysis of early admissions programs to date. It details the advantages and pitfalls of applying early, giving students and parents the information they need to navigate the process. Unlike college admissions guides, Joining the Elite does not equivocate on the subject of applying early. Having carefully analyzed admissions data from fourteen elite colleges-and interviewed dozens of students, counselors and admissions officers-the authors provide an honest assessment of the value of early applications. Applying early may not be for everyone. But it will improve- and sometimes double, and even triple-your chances of getting into a prestigious college.

The New Rules of College Admissions

Ten Former Admissions Officers Reveal What it Takes to Get Into College Today

Author: Michael London

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743280679

Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 2847

A top-ranked educational consulting firm counsels parents and students on how to select, successfully apply to, and finance college, offering recommendations for every step of the process, from writing essays and preparing for standardized tests to performing well at interviews and navigating financial aid options. Original. 30,000 first printing.

College Admissions Trade Secrets

A Top Private College Counselor Reveals the Secrets, Lies, and Tricks of the College Admissions Process

Author: Andrew Allen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595198979

Category: Study Aids

Page: 288

View: 6432

True or False: Princeton's Director of Admissions hacked into Yale's secured admissions website to find out who Yale had accepted and rejected. Boston College's average SAT score is up to 1370 and Boston University's average SAT score is up to 1320. Carnegie Mellon offers spots on a priority wait-list to students who send in cash and most of these students get admitted. Well, it's all true. An FBI investigation traced Yale's hacked website back to the computer of Princeton's Director of Admissions, Stephen LeMenager. Boston College's average SAT score is the same as Cornell's and close to Penn's (both Ivies). Carnegie Mellon does have a "priority" wait-list-it costs $400 to be on it and the admissions rate is 95%. Welcome to the circus. Dazed and Confused. Students see the college list published by their high school's guidance department listing every acceptance and rejection from the prior year. Next to each entry is a GPA, a SAT score and the number of AP classes taken. The list is usually ordered from highest to lowest GPA. The first entry: 4.19 (unweighted), 1430 SAT, 7 AP classes, Princeton-rejected, Yale-rejected, Harvard-rejected, Stanford-rejected, Columbia-rejected, Vassar-accepted. Ouch. Scan down the list looking for Yale. Did anyone get into Yale last year? Down at the ninth entry: 3.93, 1450 SAT, 6 AP classes, Brown-accepted, Yale-accepted, Georgetown-accepted. Okay, anyone else? Scan down to the twenty-second entry: 3.88, 1560 SAT, 7 AP classes, Yale-accepted, Duke-accepted, William and Mary-rejected. This doesn't make any sense, thinks the student. Many of the students with the best grades didn't get into any top colleges and still others were rejected at colleges ranked lower than the colleges to which they were accepted. Welcome to the world of college admissions. Ever wondered what a private counselor tells an Upper East Side family for $10,000? The secrets are in College Admissions Trade Secrets. College Admissions Trade Secrets is a straight forward guide to: Top 7 Lies Colleges Tell The Real Scoop Behind Acceptance Rates Things That Really Matter When Comparing Colleges How to Write a Great Essay and Prep for a Great Interview Common Mistakes that Result in Rejection Last Minute Tips for Seniors A Scandalous Examination of Harvard's Course Catalogue, Penn's View Book, and NYU's Faculty How Anyone Can Avoid Being in the Pool of Applicants with the Lowest Acceptance Rate