25 Ways To Make College Pay Off

Author: William D. Coplin
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814400555
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The proposed book appeals to parents who are worried that their $100,000+ investment in a college education will not lead to a satisfying career path for their children. Two chapters discuss high school with respect to college credit courses in high schools like AP and the application process. The bulk of the book helps parents guide their children to make the right choices while in college. One chapter suggests what should happen after college. The proposed book targets an unfulfilled segment of parent advice books - how to help their children have a college experience that will prepare them for a satisfying career. While there is no direct competition for this book, there are books that are relevant competition. They can be divided into three types: Books providing general tips about all aspects of college directed at students; Books providing more specific advice on career development directed at students; Books on how parents can cope with their children on all aspects of college.; There are many books written for parents about how to adjust to the empty nest or provide general advice about all of college life such as Carol Barkin's When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parent's Survival Guide (Avon Books) and Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger's Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years (Harper Perennial). However, there is no book devoted to how parents can answer the question: how can I make sure my child graduates college ready to start a career or to make a realistic choice about graduate education? Some of the books listed above contain brief discussions on this topic, but none provides a thorough set of tips for success.; None of these books are written by a veteran college professor who has devoted most of his 40+ year teaching career to helping students acquire the skills and perspective to do well in their careers. None of these books have input of successful college students who have used these 20 skills in their college career. This is an insider's book on how to get the most out of college.; I decided to write this book based on my experience with my book, 10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College which was written directly to students. Published by 10 Speed Press, it has as, the marketing people at 10 Speed say, legs. It sales could be better if today's college students actually read self-help books and had enough focus and background to plan a college career that would set them up for a satisfying career path. But they don't. Moreover, whenever I gave a speech to professional educators, members of the audience would purchase an autographed copy, not for their students, but for their kids or nieces and nephew.; Based on that experience, I am writing this book directly to parents. My trip to Barnes and Nobles led to me to two spots in the store. The first was the education section which had about 10 shelves on college topics but most were either about getting into a good college or doing well academically. The second section was called Family and Childcare which mostly contained books related to young children, early teens and children with physical and psychological challenges.; However, one book prominently displayed in the section was Mel Levine's Ready or Not, Here Life Comes. The tag line said the book shows how today's society makes it hard for kids to grow into productive adults - and what we can do about it. Levine does not deal specifically with how to help children get ready for a satisfying career through college. I wrote to Levine to explore a possible jointly authored book on this topic.; He wrote back I will not be writing a book to parents, but I hope you will do so. I work closely with the head of the Syracuse University bookstore who has bought copies for all her nieces and nephews and has also had me make presentations to a regional conference of the National Association College Bookstores. She has had tremendous success selling my 10 Thing

Scholarships 101

Author: Kimberly Ann STEZALA
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814412916
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In the next five years, sixteen million high school students will graduate, making up the largest group of high school graduates in this country’s history. Those students who are fortunate enough to be on the honor roll or the star quarterback of the football team will have access to the best scholarships. But what will happen to the rest of them—those students who have the potential for a great college career, but not necessarily the financial backing to attend the school of their dreams? Author Kimberly Stezala passionately believes that every student should have access to a quality education. Now, she shows parents and their kids how to approach the scholarship process like a pro. Filled with inspiring advice from successful students and scholarship providers, Scholarships 101 shows aspiring college students how to: apply for those scholarships that are the best match for their profile and skills • create a scholarship application that will stand apart from the rest and impress the judges • find the buried treasure of scholarships that aren’t necessarily available on common websites • build a team of supporters in their scholarship quest Straightforward and savvy, this book provides the extra boost many students need to plan for their futures and receive the education they deserve.

Getting The Best Out Of College Revised And Updated

Author: Peter Feaver
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 160774144X
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"A guide to optimizing all aspects of the undergraduate college experience, written for students by a professor, a dean, and a recent college graduate"--Provided by publisher.

You And Your Anxious Child

Author: Anne Marie Albano
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101600306
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One of the world’s foremost experts on anxiety in children provides a guide to recognizing and alleviating a range of debilitating fears. Anxiety affects more children and teens than any other psychiatric illness, but it’s also the most treatable emotional disorder. Some 25 percent of children and adolescents will suffer an anxiety disorder at several points in their lifetime, resulting in serious problems in their ability to function in school, with peers, and on a general day-to-day basis. A renowned researcher and clinician who has developed groundbreaking, proven coping strategies illuminates a new path to fear-free living for families. You and Your Anxious Child differentiates between separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, and social phobia, and guides parents on when and how to seek intervention. With moving case studies, such as Jon’s, whose mother quit her job because his separation anxiety compelled her to stay with him full-time, this book elucidates the nightmare that families can be living, and helps them understand that they are not alone. Every step of the way, Albano illustrates proven therapies to manage anxiety issues in children while addressing the emotional needs of parents, too. You and Your Anxious Child brings much-needed hope to families, helping them shape a positive new vision of the future.

Understanding The Working College Student

Author: Laura W. Perna
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 9781579225544
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How appropriate for today and for the future are the policies and practices of higher education that largely assume a norm of traditional-age students with minimal on-campus, or no, work commitments? Despite the fact that work is a fundamental part of life for nearly half of all undergraduate students – with a substantial number of “traditional” dependent undergraduates in employment, and working independent undergraduates averaging 34.5 hours per week – little attention has been given to how working influences the integration and engagement experiences of students who work, especially those who work full-time, or how the benefits and costs of working differ between traditional age-students and adult students. The high, and increasing, prevalence and intensity of working among both dependent and independent students raises a number of important questions for public policymakers, college administrators, faculty, academic advisors, student services and financial aid staff, and institutional and educational researchers, including: Why do so many college students work so many hours? What are the characteristics of undergraduates who work? What are the implications of working for students’ educational experiences and outcomes? And, how can public and institutional policymakers promote the educational success of undergraduate students who work? This book offers the most complete and comprehensive conceptualization of the “working college student” available. It provides a multi-faceted picture of the characteristics, experiences, and challenges of working college students and a more complete understanding of the heterogeneity underlying the label “undergraduates who work” and the implications of working for undergraduate students’ educational experiences and outcomes. The volume stresses the importance of recognizing the value and contribution of adult learners to higher education, and takes issue with the appropriateness of the term “non-traditional” itself, both because of the prevalence of this group, and because it allows higher education institutions to avoid considering changes that will meet the needs of this population, including changes in course offerings, course scheduling, financial aid, and pedagogy.

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Anxious Kids Anxious Parents

Author: Reid Wilson
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 0757317634
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With anxiety at epidemic levels among our children, Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents offers a contrarian yet effective approach to help children and teens push through their fears, worries, and phobias to ultimately become more resilient, independent, and happy. How do you manage a child who gets stomachaches every school morning, who refuses after-school activities, or who is trapped in the bathroom with compulsive washing? Children like these put a palpable strain on frustrated, helpless parents and teachers. And there is no escaping the problem: One in every five kids suffers from a diagnosable anxiety disorder. Unfortunately, when parents or professionals offer help in traditional ways, they unknowingly reinforce a child's worry and avoidance. From their success with hundreds of organizations, schools, and families, Reid Wilson, PhD, and Lynn Lyons, LICSW, share their unconventional approach of stepping into uncertainty in a way that is currently unfamiliar but infinitely successful. Using current research and contemporary examples, the book exposes the most common anxiety-enhancing patterns—including reassurance, accommodation, avoidance, and poor problem solving—and offers a concrete plan with 7 key principles that foster change. And, since new research reveals how anxious parents typically make for anxious children, the book offers exercises and techniques to change both the children's and the parental patterns of thinking and behaving. This book challenges our basic instincts about how to help fearful kids and will serve as the antidote for an anxious nation of kids and their parents.

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don T Do

Author: Amy Morin
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062358316
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The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Your Mental Strength Everyone knows that regular exercise and weight training lead to physical strength. But how do we strengthen ourselves mentally for the truly tough times? And what should we do when we face these challenges? Or as psychotherapist Amy Morin asks, what should we avoid when we encounter adversity? Through her years counseling others and her own experiences navigating personal loss, Morin realized it is often the habits we cannot break that are holding us back from true success and happiness. Indulging in self-pity, agonizing over things beyond our control, obsessing over past events, resenting the achievements of others, or expecting immediate positive results holds us back. This list of things mentally strong people don't do resonated so much with readers that when it was picked up by Forbes.com it received ten million views. Now, for the first time, Morin expands upon the thirteen things from her viral post and shares her tried-and-true practices for increasing mental strength. Morin writes with searing honesty, incorporating anecdotes from her work as a college psychology instructor and psychotherapist as well as personal stories about how she bolstered her own mental strength when tragedy threatened to consume her. Increasing your mental strength can change your entire attitude. It takes practice and hard work, but with Morin's specific tips, exercises, and troubleshooting advice, it is possible to not only fortify your mental muscle but also drastically improve the quality of your life.