Get Into Medical School

Write the Perfect Personal Statement
Author: Olivier Picard,Dominique Pizzingrilli
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781905812103
Category: College applications
Page: 290
View: 6527
Written by experts in communication and medical recruitment, this book explains what medical school admissions tutors are really looking for and how to get yourself noticed by writing a powerful and memorable personal statement.

University Interviews Guide

Author: Andy Gardner,Barbara Hamnett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780954824501
Category: Interviewing
Page: 85
View: 3830

Sport Studies

Author: Barbara Bell
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1844458172
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 200
View: 1377
"A comprehensive, useful and informative practical book that draws from a range of disciplines. In particular, the learning activities provides some useful group and reflective discussions." - Heather Allison, London Metropolitan University "This book supports our year undergraduate students. The case studies and links with UK programmes provides relevant information to discuss and investigate. Easily accessible." - Emerick Kaitell, Roehampton University This is an accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook for students on sport studies courses. It brings together perspectives drawn from a range of disciplines, especially sociology, history and philosophy, with detailed information on the key political, legal, economic and vocational issues relating to sport. Written specifically for students based in the UK, the text examines the full range of topics relevant to sport studies and is fully supported with learning activities, suggestions for further study, and guidance on how to progress and succeed in the subject.

Principles of Training

The Commonwealth and International Library: Psychology Division
Author: D. H. Holding
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483160076
Category: Psychology
Page: 172
View: 7246
Principles of Training provides insight into the different variables presented by training tasks. It presents a wide sample of experimental data to reveal to the intending practitioner of training—whether in industry, in sport, in the defense services or other fields—that awareness of experimental findings must be paralleled by competence in analyzing tasks in order to determine how and where any particular principles may reasonably be applied. The book begins with an introductory chapter on the evaluation of training, experiments on training, limitations of training, and training problems. This is followed by separate chapters that discuss how trainers can influence the course of learning by manipulating knowledge of results; methods for minimizing errors in early learning; visual training methods; the use of words and actions in training; and the importance of practice in learning. Subsequent chapters cover the transfer of training; automatic teaching, or ""programmed instruction""; and recommendations for trainers.

Personal Statements

Author: Paul Telfer
Publisher: Iris Publications
ISBN: 9780951928417
Category: College applications
Page: 74
View: 1788

End This Depression Now!

Author: Paul R. Krugman
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393345087
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 259
View: 759
Looks at the economic downturn of the early twenty-first century, declaring it a depression, and outlines the steps that can be taken to reverse the trend and get back on the road to economic recovery.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Author: Mark Haddon
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0307371565
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
View: 1749
Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

The Armchair Economist

Economics & Everyday Life
Author: Steven E. Landsburg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471112233
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 4761
Air bags cause accidents, because well-protected drivers take more risks. This well-documented truth comes as a surprise to most people, but not to economists, who have learned to take seriously the proposition that people respond to incentives. In The Armchair Economist, Steven E. Landsburg shows how the laws of economics reveal themselves in everyday experience and illuminate the entire range of human behavior. Why does popcorn cost so much at the cinema? The 'obvious' answer is that the owner has a monopoly, but if that were the whole story, there would also be a monopoly price to use the toilet. When a sudden frost destroys much of the Florida orange crop and prices skyrocket, journalists point to the 'obvious' exercise of monopoly power. Economists see just the opposite: If growers had monopoly power, they'd have raised prices before the frost. Why don't concert promoters raise ticket prices even when they are sure they will sell out months in advance? Why are some goods sold at auction and others at pre-announced prices? Why do boxes at the football sell out before the standard seats do? Why are bank buildings fancier than supermarkets? Why do corporations confer huge pensions on failed executives? Why don't firms require workers to buy their jobs? Landsburg explains why the obvious answers are wrong, reveals better answers, and illuminates the fundamental laws of human behavior along the way. This is a book of surprises: a guided tour of the familiar, filtered through a decidedly unfamiliar lens. This is economics for the sheer intellectual joy of it.

The Price of Inequality

Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
ISBN: 9780718197384
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 523
View: 8212
The social impact of inequality is now increasingly understood - higher crime, health problems and mental illness, lower educational achievements and life expectancy. But what are the causes of inequality, why is it growing so rapidly and what are its economic and political impacts? In this exceptional book Joseph Stiglitz gives the answers. He shows how, left to their own devices, markets are neither efficient nor stable and tend to accumulate money in the hands of the few rather than engender competition, producing slower growth and lower GDP. He also demonstrates how political institutions, far from countering these trends, often enhance them. Arguing that 'another world is possible', The Price of Inequality provides a powerful, vital critique of free-market ideas. 'Superb and original . . . Stiglitz is a rare combination of virtuoso economist, witty polemicist and public intellectual' Robert Kuttner, New Statesman 'Important and smart . . . a searing read' Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times 'The often inchoate anger seen in Occupy Wall Street is given shape, fluency, substance and authority by Stiglitz . . . he methodically and lyrically (almost joyously) exposes the myths that provide justification for 'deficit fetishism''' Yvonne Roberts, Observer 'Trenchant, engaging . . . Stiglitz writes clearly and provocatively' Dante Chinni, Washington Post 'A towering genius of economics' Independent

Review of Vocational Education

The Wolf Report
Author: Alison Wolf
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780108510380
Category: Education and state
Page: 196
View: 3368

The Language of Physics

The Calculus and the Development of Theoretical Physics in Europe, 1750–1914
Author: Elizabeth Garber
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461217660
Category: Science
Page: 399
View: 1950
This work is the first explicit examination of the key role that mathematics has played in the development of theoretical physics and will undoubtedly challenge the more conventional accounts of its historical development. Although mathematics has long been regarded as the "language" of physics, the connections between these independent disciplines have been far more complex and intimate than previous narratives have shown. The author convincingly demonstrates that practices, methods, and language shaped the development of the field, and are a key to understanding the mergence of the modern academic discipline. Mathematicians and physicists, as well as historians of both disciplines, will find this provocative work of great interest.

Understanding Student Participation and Choice in Science and Technology Education

Author: Ellen K. Henriksen,Justin Dillon,Jim Ryder
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9400777930
Category: Science
Page: 412
View: 4758
Drawing on data generated by the EU’s Interests and Recruitment in Science (IRIS) project, this volume examines the issue of young people’s participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. With an especial focus on female participation, the chapters offer analysis deploying varied theoretical frameworks, including sociology, social psychology and gender studies. The material also includes reviews of relevant research in science education and summaries of empirical data concerning student choices in STEM disciplines in five European countries. Featuring both quantitative and qualitative analyses, the book makes a substantial contribution to the developing theoretical agenda in STEM education. It augments available empirical data and identifies strategies in policy-making that could lead to improved participation—and gender balance—in STEM disciplines. The majority of the chapter authors are IRIS project members, with additional chapters written by specially invited contributors. The book provides researchers and policy makers alike with a comprehensive and authoritative exploration of the core issues in STEM educational participation.

Identification of Gemstones

Author: Michael O'Donoghue,Louise Joyner
Publisher: Robert Hale & Company
ISBN: 9780719803512
Category: Science
Page: 313
View: 6032
Identification of Gemstones is a comprehensive reference guide to gem and ornamental materials, and outlines all the features a gem tester has to know before making an identification. The experienced author team describe not only each natural gem species, but also their synthetic counterparts and the materials used as imitations, demonstrating how to avoid costly mistakes. End of chapter summaries, details of further reading, and the companion website combine to provide all the support needed by professional gemmologists, antique and gemstone dealers, jewelers, and students.

Great Personal Statements for Law School

Author: Paul Bodine
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780071453004
Category: Reference
Page: 160
View: 7617
Expert guidance in creating a high-performance personal statement--essential for admittance to law school Nationally known consultant Paul Bodine has helped thousands gain admission to elite professional schools. In Great Personal Statements for Law School, he helps you ace your personal statement, the most critical part of any law school application.

Getting Into Veterinary School

Author: James Barton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781911067412
Page: 176
View: 9332
Competition for places on a veterinary science degree course is fierce. Get a head start with this in-depth guide covering all aspects of the process from how to research and choose your course, prepare your application and survive the interview process - helping you secure a place and take the first steps towards your chosen career.

Sports Massage

Author: Jari Ylinen,Mel Cash
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448117410
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 168
View: 9453
Sports therapy has made huge advances in recent years and is no longer the preserve of the professional athlete.More and more people who take part in sport at all levels are seeking treatment from masseurs and other therapists for injury or the fatigue that follows intensive training. This landmark book is the first to set out in full the techniques and routines involved in sports massage, as well as guidance on the treatment of specific injuries related to various sports. This book explains how sports massage improves and speeds up a sportsman's recovery from training, which sports injuries can be effectively treated by massage, and how quickly it can be applied.Based on sound medical principles, and with over 200 specially commissioned photographs and illustrations, Sports Massage sets out the skills and techniques of sports massage for physiotherapists, coaches, trainers and keen sportsmen themselves.Also included are sections on stretching, self-massage, Shiatsu and acupressure.

Getting Into Oxford & Cambridge 2019 Entry

Author: Mat Carmody
Publisher: Trotman Education
ISBN: 9781911067801
Page: 256
View: 6332
Updated annually to include all the vital details of the latest admissions procedures, Getting into Oxford & Cambridge tells you everything you need to know to get onto the course of your choice. With invaluable information and step-by-step guidance, the book will lead you through every step of the process.

Rethinking Legal Scholarship

A Transatlantic Dialogue
Author: Rob van Gestel,Hans-W. Micklitz,Edward L. Rubin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316760502
Category: Law
Page: N.A
View: 3131
Although American scholars sometimes consider European legal scholarship as old-fashioned and inward-looking and Europeans often perceive American legal scholarship as amateur social science, both traditions share a joint challenge. If legal scholarship becomes too much separated from practice, legal scholars will ultimately make themselves superfluous. If legal scholars, on the other hand, cannot explain to other disciplines what is academic about their research, which methodologies are typical, and what separates proper research from mediocre or poor research, they will probably end up in a similar situation. Therefore we need a debate on what unites legal academics on both sides of the Atlantic. Should legal scholarship aspire to the status of a science and gradually adopt more and more of the methods, (quality) standards, and practices of other (social) sciences? What sort of methods do we need to study law in its social context and how should legal scholarship deal with the challenges posed by globalization?

Normal Midwifery Practice

Author: Sam Chenery-Morris,Moira McLean
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 0857257587
Category: Medical
Page: 200
View: 473
For new students the language and concepts of midwifery care can at first be daunting. This book helps students to understand the expectations of midwifery training in relation to normal midwifery practice. It covers the basics of midwifery care including professional practice, frameworks informing midwifery care, key concepts and philosophies of care, communication and care skills, antenatal care, normal labour and birth, postnatal care, neonatal care and breastfeeding, as well as a brief introduction to medicines management in normal midwifery care. The book is designed to work alongside first taught modules in midwifery, and underpin training in subsequent years.

Practical Animal Handling

Author: Ronald Shand Anderson,A. T. B. Edney
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Category: Animal handling.
Page: 198
View: 2523