Meritocracy and the University

Selective Admission in England and the United States
Author: Anna Mountford Zimdars
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1849665486
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
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Who gets into elite universities, how and why? What are places like Harvard in the United States or Cambridge in England looking for when they admit undergraduate students? What qualities do selectors value and how do they decide between many applicants with often stellar attainment records? And, are we all better off because of who these elite universities admit? Meritocracy and the University provides an insight into the world of university admissions. Based on interviews with professional admissions staff and academic faculty members who select students, the book explains what selectors value and how they make decisions. By shining a light on the world of university admissions in England and in the United States, readers are invited to reflect on the similarities and differences in who selects and how selection is done, the purpose and mission of universities, and the challenges universities face in building fair admissions processes when earlier opportunities to shine in education are unequally distributed.

Colleges that Change Lives

40 Schools that Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges
Author: Loren Pope
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143122304
Category: EDUCATION
Page: 340
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Offers profiles of forty-one colleges that focus on individual needs and academic standards, provides tips for choosing a school based on personality, and discusses such topics as learning disabilities and single-sex education.

The Secrets of College Success


Author: Lynn F. Jacobs,Jeremy S. Hyman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118575156
Category: Education
Page: 352
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Heading off to college? Or perhaps already there? This book's just for you. Winner of the 2010 USA Book News Award for best book in the college category, The Secrets of College Success combines easy-to-follow tips that really work with insider information that few professors are willing to reveal. The over 800 tips in this book will show you how to: Pick courses and choose a major Manage your time and develop college-level study skills Get on top of the core requirements Get good grades and avoid stress Interact effectively with the professor Match college and career, and more. New to this second edition are tips for: Online courses and MOOCs Community Colleges, Engineering Schools, and Arts and Design Colleges E-readers, tablets, and laptops Taking out Student Loans and Paying them Off, and more. Ideal for college students at any stage, and college-bound high school students, The Secrets of College Success makes a wonderful back-to-college or high-school-graduation gift – or a smart investment in your own future.

Being a University


Author: Ronald Barnett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136906002
Category: Education
Page: 200
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There is no single idea of the university. Ever since its medieval origin, the concept of the university has continued to change. The metaphysical university gave way successively to the scientific university, and then to the corporate and the entrepreneurial university. But what, then, might lie ahead? Being a University both charts this conceptual development and examines the future possibilities for the idea of the university. Ronald Barnett pursues this quest through an exploration of pairs of contending concepts that speak to the idea of the university – such as space and time; being and becoming; and culture and anarchy. On this foundation is developed an imaginative exposition of possible ideas of the university, including the liquid university and the authentic university. In the course of this inquiry, it is argued that: Any thought that the idea of the entrepreneurial university represents the end-point of the evolution of the idea of the university has to be abandoned. The entrepreneurial university is excessively parochial and ill-matched to the challenges facing the university A responsibility of the university is precisely that of working out an imaginative conception of its future possibilities. The boldest and largest thinking is urgently required The fullest expression of the university’s possibilities lies in a reclamation of the universal aspirations that lay in earlier ideas of the university. The ecological university represents just such a universal aspiration, suited to the unfolding demands of the future. Being a University will be of wide interest, to institutional leaders and managers, higher education planners, academics in all disciplines and students of higher education, in educational policy and politics, and the philosophy, sociology and theory of education, and indeed, anyone who believes in the future of the university.

Best Colleges 2019

Find the Best Colleges for You!
Author: U. S. News and World U.S. News and World Report
Publisher: Best Colleges
ISBN: 9781931469913
Category: Education
Page: 348
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U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Colleges book is the longest-running and most quoted guide to undergraduate study in the United States -- with exclusive in-depth rankings; expert advice on choosing, getting into, and paying for college; and a directory of nearly 1,600 schools.

Professors' Guide(TM) to Getting Good Grades in College


Author: Dr. Lynn F. Jacobs,Jeremy S. Hyman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061750484
Category: Study Aids
Page: 368
View: 1937
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The Professors' Guide to Getting Good Grades in College is the first book to reveal the insider secrets about how professors really grade. The book offers high-value, practical tips about how to succeed at each of the five "grade-bearing" moments of the semester: (1) The Start (2) The Class (3) The Exam (4) The Paper and (5) The Last Month of the Semester. Fast-paced, entertaining, and easy-to-follow, the Professors' Guide will help you get truly excellent grades in college.

To Kill a Mockingbird 40th


Author: Harper Lee
Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
ISBN: 9780060194994
Category: Fiction
Page: 323
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The explosion of racial hate and violence in a small Alabama town is viewed by a little girl whose father defends a Black man accused of rape

Unlocking EU Law


Author: Tony Storey,Alexandra Pimor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351332724
Category: Law
Page: 558
View: 1970
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European Law is a core element of every law degree in England and Wales. Unlocking EU Law will ensure you grasp the main concepts with ease, providing you with an essential foundation for further study or practice. The fifth edition is fully up-to-date with the latest developments, including: a new chapter on state liability; all major new cases; discussion of the possible impacts of Brexit. This book is essential reading for students studying EU Law on undergraduate courses in the UK. The UNLOCKING THE LAW series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. Features include: aims and objectives at the start of each chapter; charts of key facts to consolidate your knowledge; diagrams to aid learning; summaries to help check your understanding of each chapter; problem questions with guidance on answering; a glossary of legal terminology. The series covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications, as well as popular option units.

State by State

A Panoramic Portrait of America
Author: Matt Weiland,Sean Wilsey
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062043579
Category: Social Science
Page: 608
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See America with 50 of Our Finest, Funniest, and Foremost Writers Anthony Bourdain chases the fumigation truck in Bergen County, New Jersey Dave Eggers tells it straight: Illinois is Number 1 Louise Erdrich loses her bikini top in North Dakota Jonathan Franzen gets waylaid by New York's publicist...and personal attorney...and historian...and geologist John Hodgman explains why there is no such thing as a "Massachusettsean" Edward P. Jones makes the case: D.C. should be a state! Jhumpa Lahiri declares her reckless love for the Rhode Island coast Rick Moody explores the dark heart of Connecticut's Merritt Parkway, exit by exit Ann Patchett makes a pilgrimage to the Civil War site at Shiloh, Tennessee William T. Vollmann visits a San Francisco S&M club and Many More!

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Twentieth Anniversary Edition
Author: Milan Kundera
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060597186
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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When The Unbearable Lightness of Being was first published in English, it was hailed as "a work of the boldest mastery, originality, and richness" by critic Elizabeth Hardwick and named one of the best books of 1984 by the New York Times Book Review. It went on to win the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction and quickly became an international bestseller. Twenty years later, the novel has established itself as a modern classic. To commemorate the anniversary of its first English-language publication, HarperCollins is proud to offer a special hardcover edition. A young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing; one of his mistresses and her humbly faithful lover -- these are the two couples whose story is told in this masterful novel. Controlled by day, Tereza's jealousy awakens by night, transformed into ineffably sad death-dreams, while Tomas, a successful surgeon, alternates loving devotion to the dependent Tereza with the ardent pursuit of other women. Sabina, an independent, free-spirited artist, lives her life as a series of betrayals -- of parents, husband, country, love itself -- whereas her lover, the intellectual Franz, loses all because of his earnest goodness and fidelity. In a world in which lives are shaped by irrevocable choices and by fortuitous events, a world in which everything occurs but once, existence seems to lose its substance, its weight. Hence we feel, says the novelist, "the unbearable lightness of being" -- not only as the consequence of our private acts but also in the public sphere, and the two inevitably intertwine. This magnificent novel encompasses the extremes of comedy and tragedy, and embraces, it seems, all aspects of human existence. It juxtaposes geographically distant places (Prague, Geneva, Paris, Thailand, the United States, a forlorn Bohemian village); brilliant and playful reflections (on "eternal return," on kitsch, on man and animals -- Tomas and Tereza have a beloved doe named Karenin); and a variety of styles (from the farcical to the elegiac) to take its place as perhaps the major achievement of one of the world's truly great writers.

Career in law


Author: N.A
Publisher: Universal Law Publishing
ISBN: 9788175348080
Category: Law
Page: 225
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Everything You Need to Know about Going to University


Author: Sally Longson
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749439859
Category: College students
Page: 192
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Not a guide to courses and college, but a practical introduction to life at university. Aimed at those about to begin higher education, the book offers advice on everything from choosing course options to grants, tuition fees, the semester system and dealing with debt.

Colleges That Pay You Back, 2018 Edition


Author: Princeton Review,Robert Franek
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 1524757837
Category: Education
Page: 480
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DISCOVER COLLEGES THAT OFFER EXCEPTIONAL RETURN ON INVESTMENT! This guide brings you 200 schools that offer a great education--with great career prospects--at a great price! College is a major financial investment, and one that too many students enter into blindly. The Princeton Review erases that uncertainty with this guide to colleges and universities where students get the best return on their tuition investment. These schools offer generous financial aid, excellent academics, and valuable career-building experiences for a successful post-college outcome! Help Finding Colleges That Will Pay You Back. * Our top-value picks--chosen based on 40+ data points, including academics, cost of attendance, financial aid, and post-grad salary figures * Profiles of 200 schools that offer fantastic value, with insight into their career services offerings 7 Unique Ranking Lists. * The top 25 schools with the Best Alumni Network, Best Career Placement, Top Financial Aid, and more * The highest-paying majors and great schools that offer them Valuable Career Information from PayScale.com. * Starting and mid-career salary information for graduates of each school * Percentages of alumni who report having meaningful jobs and who majored in science/technology/engineering/math (STEM) fields

Best Colleges 2018


Author: U. S. Report
Publisher: Best Colleges
ISBN: 9781931469876
Category: Education
Page: 336
View: 8364
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U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Colleges book is the longest-running and most quoted guide to undergraduate study in the United States -- with exclusive in-depth rankings; expert advice on choosing, getting into, and paying for college; and a directory of over 1,600 schools.

The College Solution

A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price
Author: Lynn O'Shaughnessy
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0132944677
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 266
View: 3565
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Advises students, parents, and guidance counselors on how to obtain the best education for an individual student at the cheapest price, and includes insight into what is actually happening in admissions and financial aid offices.

One Day


Author: David Nicholls
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307739308
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring ANNE HATHAWAY and JIM STURGESS It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day—July 15th—of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself. "One of the most hilarious and emotionally riveting love stories you'll ever encounter." —People #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

Looking Beyond the Ivy League

Finding the College That's Right for You
Author: Loren Pope
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101201886
Category: Education
Page: 288
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The celebrated book that revolutionized the way Americans choose colleges-now fully revised and updated An invaluable guide with virtually no competition, this book helped to establish Loren Pope as one of the nation's most respected experts on the college application process. Now fully revised and updated, Looking Beyond the Ivy League offers a step-by-step guide to selecting the right institution, a checklist of specific questions to ask when visiting a college, the secrets to creating good applications and good applicants, and much more. With as few as one-third of college students remaining at the institution they entered as freshmen, finding the right college is harder than ever before. This book makes it easier for students and their parents.

At a Foreign University

An International Study of Adaptation and Coping
Author: Otto Klineberg,W. Frank Hull
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 211
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Essential Study Skills

The Complete Guide to Success at University
Author: Tom Burns,Sandra Sinfield
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446260449
Category: Study Aids
Page: 472
View: 3792
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Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Request your e-inspection copy today! 'Brilliant little book! ... It's easy to follow and understand, full of practical hints and tips, helps to remove some of the pressures of uni life!' - Amazon review 'Really useful sections on reading and taking notes ... the bread and butter of student life.' - Amazon review Do you want to do better at university? Whether you're a student wanting to improve their study skills or a lecturer who wants to give their students a helping hand with their work, this book is for you. Packed with study tips and handy activities, this proven guide shows you step-by-step how to study effectively and make the best of your time - whatever level you're at. Whether you are going to university straight from school, a mature student, or an overseas student studying in the UK for the first time, you'll find out how to: Sail through those tricky first weeks Get the most out of lectures by understanding how you learn Learn techniques for academic writing and research Pass exams with flying colours Stay cool and cope with stress. Practical and interactive, this edition features six brand new chapters to arm you with even more essential skills including how to produce a dissertation, planning your career and focusing on building relationships with lecturers and other students to help you get ahead. Visit the Essential Study Skills Companion Website Launched with this edition is an improved and expanded companion website. Don't miss the extensive range of guidance and resources for both students and tutors, including video tips, study packs, practice exercises and other tools for you to use in both your preparation and actual work. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

The Physical Universe


Author: Konrad Krauskopf
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 1259664996
Category:
Page: 768
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