Author: Ian Stannard
Publisher: Trotman, Limited
Category: College applications
This guide provides students with invaluable first-hand guidance on how to impress university admissions tutors and create a winning Personal Statement. The personal statement can be the most challenging section on the UCAS application form so this book takes a fresh look at how students can make the most of their university or college application, teaching them how to successfully sell themselves for the first time. With an unrivalled depth of information – based on original, first-hand research carried out among Admissions Tutors – it includes insider tips on what Admissions Tutors are really looking for, common mistakes to avoid, and what NOT to write, as well as subject-specific advice for all the main degree disciplines. Divulging exactly what admissions tutors are really looking for, the authors uniquely recognise that different subjects require different approaches, and have created an important new book in this crowded field. This book 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.
A Father's Advice to His Son
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
An illustrated version of one of Kipling's famous poems about a father's advice to his son.
How to Plan, Structure and Write Survey Material for Effective Market Research
Author: Ian Brace
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
Questionnaires are vital for the market researcher: they draw accurate information from respondents, give structure to interviews, provide a standard form on which facts, comments and attitudes can be recorded and facilitate data processing. Questionnaire Design explains the role of questionnaires in market research and looks at different types of questionnaire, examining when and how they should be deployed. The book explains how to plan, structure and compose the right questionnaire for the research being undertaken. Fully updated with new content on encouraging respondent involvement through the gamification of questionnaires, this third edition of Questionnaire Design also includes the latest information on online and mobile questionnaires, their problems and potential. This book will be a useful addition to the bookshelf of every student or practitioner of market research.
Author: Mark William Roche
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
In a world where the value of a liberal arts education is no longer taken for granted, Mark William Roche lucidly and passionately argues for its essential importance. Drawing on more than thirty years of experience in higher education as a student, faculty member, and administrator, Roche deftly connects the broad theoretical perspective of educators to the practical needs and questions of students and their parents. Roche develops three overlapping arguments for a strong liberal arts education: first, the intrinsic value of learning for its own sake, including exploration of the profound questions that give meaning to life; second, the cultivation of intellectual virtues necessary for success beyond the academy; and third, the formative influence of the liberal arts on character and on the development of a sense of higher purpose and vocation. Together with his exploration of these three values—intrinsic, practical, and idealistic—Roche reflects on ways to integrate them, interweaving empirical data with personal experience. Why Choose the Liberal Arts? is an accessible and thought-provoking work of interest to students, parents, and administrators.
Author: John O’Leary
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Study Aids
The Times Good University Guide is an essential tool that gives you all the information you need to make the crucial decision of where to study, and how to make the crucial financial decisions about going to University – bestselling, objective and authoritative. Note depending on your device, tables may view best in landscape mode.
Author: Dr. Rohan Agarwal,Dr David Salt
Publisher: RAR Medical Services Limited
“A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step…” As you may have already experienced, hardest part of a big project is the first step. It’s easy to plan to start something, but when it actually comes to writing the first words, what do you do? As you stare at the blank page in front of you, how can you fill it? Published by the UKs Leading University Admissions Company, the Ultimate UCAS Personal Statement Guide is the most comprehensive personal statement book available. It contains detailed expert advice for every stage of the writing process; from starting the opening sentence to making the finishing touches. It also includes 100 Successful UCAS Personal Statements for all major subjects - so you can see what the admissions tutors at your university like (and don’ t like!). With contributions and advice from over 25 Specialist Tutors, this is a MUST-BUY for those looking to secure their dream university place.
Tell Me About a Banana
Author: Oxbridge Applications Staff
This comprehensive guide to Oxford and Cambridge applications is packed full of research-led insights and support for applicants, parents and teachers. Written by Oxbridge-graduates and admissions experts, this guide gives students the guidance they need to excel at every stage of the Oxbridge admissions process.
Author: Mark Alan Stewart
Category: Study Aids
The admissions process for law, business, medical, or graduate school is more competitive today than ever before. Peterson's How to Write the Perfect Personal Statement provides essential tips on how to create and write personal statements that respond to the questions that appear on the applications of many popular graduate schools. The guide also offers great insight on whom to approach for letters of recommendation and how to make the best impression at the interview. How to Write the Perfect Personal Statement features 30 actual samples of successful application essays as well as recommendations from admissions officers on winning strategies that have guaranteed students admission into business, law, medical, and graduate school. How to Write the Perfect Personal Statement offers step-by-step instructions on style, format, concept, and theme; preparation strategies for the personal interview; tactics on whom to ask to write letters of recommendation; top 10 DOs and DON'Ts for writing the essay; tips from admission officials from Columbia, Michigan, and other high-profile schools; and much more!
50 Real-life Examples and Analysis to Show Why They Succeeded
Author: Warren Zhang,Hemant Mohapatra
Publisher: How To Books
This book will help aspiring undergraduates through the competitive admissions process for some of the world's top universities. It will help prospective candidates answer a very specific question: what makes a successful personal statement? Using a collection of real-life personal statements from students recently accepted into Cambridge University across all subjects, the authors provide a behind-the-scenes look into what it takes to be admitted into a top academic institution. The result is a book that offers a rare insight into the often opaque and complex thought-process that goes into accepting or rejecting a candidate and provides a benchmark for all students looking to study at top universities around the world.
Author: Barry Turner,Richard Orange
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Combining practical 'how to' skills with reflection on the place of each specialism in the industry, this guide features the skills needed to cover specialist areas, including writing match reports for sport, reviewing the arts, and dealing with complex information for science. The book will also discuss how specialist journalists have contributed to the mainstream news agenda, as well as analysing how different issues have been covered in each specialism, such as the credit crunch, global warming, national crime statistics and the celebrity culture in sport. Areas covered include: Sport Business Politics Crime Environment Fashion Food Music Media Science Health Law Travel War Wine
Author: Carol Vorderman
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
A simple, visual guide to helping children understand maths with Carol Vorderman Reduce the stress of studying maths and help your child with their homework, following Help Your Kids with Maths a unique visual guide which will demystify the subject for everyone. Now available with text that lights up as you read along and playful images and sounds. Updated to include the latest changes to the UK National Curriculum and with additional content on roman numerals, time, fractions and times tables, Help Your Kids with Maths helps you solve maths problems step-by-step. Using clear, accessible pictures and diagrams - and covering everything from basic numeracy to more challenging subjects like statistics and algebra - you'll learn to approach even the most complex maths problems with confidence. Includes a glossary of key maths terms and symbols. Help Your Kids with Maths (previous ISBN 9781405322461) is the perfect guide for every frustrated parent and struggling child, who wants to understand maths and put it into practise.
Author: Susanna Pinkus
This book is an essential resource for anyone in schools wanting to develop their relationships with parents in order to provide the best education for the children in their care.
With the Unique Times University League Tables
Author: John O'Leary
Publisher: Harper Uk
How do you find the best university for the subject you wish to study? This guide gives facts, figures and comparative assessments of universities. It takes the key measures of quality as its focus, so you can make informed choices of university and subjects. Original and controversial, the rankings provide hard data and analyses, interpreted and presented by a team of experts. This 2003 edition has been expanded and offers a league table ranking Britain's universities, over 60 tables giving the best universities for particular subjects, and advice on how to select a course and a university. There is also guidance on how to apply and pay your way through university and information specifically designed for international students.
Class, Race, Gender and Higher Education
Author: Diane Reay,Miriam E. David,Stephen J. Ball
Publisher: Trentham Books
An account of the overlapping effects of social class, ethnicity and gender in the process of choosing which university to attend. The shift from an elite to a mass system has been accompanied by much political rhetoric about widening access, achievement-for-all and meritocratic equalisation.
Author: Mitchell L Stevens
Publisher: Harvard University Press
In real life, Stevens is a professor at Stanford University. But for a year and a half, he worked in the admissions office of a bucolic New England college known for its high academic standards, beautiful campus, and social conscience. Ambitious high schoolers and savvy guidance counselors know that admission here is highly competitive. But creating classes, Stevens finds, is a lot more complicated than most people imagine.
Author: Chris Hughes
Publisher: Letts and Lonsdale
This is a learning/revision guide intended to help design and technology GCSE students to remember key information. Each topic has a double page spread with diagrams. It also has GCSE-style questions for exam practice that have progress indicators to show degree of difficulty.
Author: Seán P. Buckley
Publisher: Trotman, Limited
Winning a place at Oxford or Cambridge is tougher than ever, with only 20% of applicants being successful. This book is packed with practical information to help students stand out from the crowd, including advice on making a successful UCAS application, model personal statements, the new Cambridge admissions tests and tips from admissions tutors.
Author: Clare Coatman
Category: Family & Relationships
This text focuses on the question of intergenerational justice. Defining the world's young people as those born after 1979 - a hugely symbolic moment in the history of globalisation - it reflects on the massive growth in generational protest across the globe 30 years later.
Author: Liz Albero,Chris Dowhan,Dan Kaufman,Adrienne Dowhan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Study Aids
This updated volume offers vital help to college students who are applying to medical school and are required to write a medical school admissions essay. Extensive advice covers the many do’s and don’ts of writing a successful essay. The authors instruct on organizing ideas, writing a rough draft, then editing and polishing the draft to produce a finished essay for presentation. This new edition offers special focus on subjects relating to questions frequently found on the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test), including information on the new 2015 MCAT. The book concludes with approximately 38 model essays, each followed by a critique. All essays were submitted by applicants who were accepted to their chosen medical schools.