My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student

By Rebekah Nathan

After fifteen years of educating anthropology at a wide college, Rebekah Nathan had develop into baffled by means of her personal scholars. Their unusual behavior—eating foodstuff at their desks, no longer finishing analyzing assignments, final silent via category discussions—made her believe as though she have been facing a totally international tradition. So Nathan made up our minds to do what anthropologists do whilst harassed by means of a unique tradition: cross stay with them. She enrolled as a freshman, moved into the dorm, ate within the eating corridor, and took an entire load of classes. and he or she got here to appreciate that being a pupil is a fine looking tricky task, too. Her discoveries approximately modern undergraduate tradition are staggering and her observations are worthwhile, making My Freshman Year crucial analyzing for college students, mom and dad, school, and an individual drawn to academic coverage.

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The Portable MBA

By Timothy M. Laseter

A completely revised re-creation of the bestselling advisor to enterprise institution basics

The bestselling ebook that invented the "MBA in a booklet" class, The transportable MBA 5th Edition is a competent and information-packed advisor to the enterprise college curriculum and event. For years, execs who want MBA-level details and insight-but don't desire the trouble of industrial school-have became to the transportable MBA sequence for some of the best, most recent assurance of the enterprise basics.

This new revised and extended version keeps that lengthy culture with sensible, real-world enterprise perception from college contributors from the distinguished Darden tuition on the college of Virginia. With 50 percentage new fabric, together with new chapters on such issues as rising economies, company chance administration, shopper habit, dealing with groups, and up to date occupation suggestion, this can be the easiest Portable MBA ever.

  • Covers all of the center issues you'll examine in enterprise institution, together with finance, accounting, advertising, economics, ethics, operations administration, administration and management, and strategy.
  • Every bankruptcy is completely up-to-date and 7 new chapters were additional on important company topics
  • Includes case reports and interactive web-based examples

Whether you personal your personal small company or paintings in a big company place of work, The transportable MBA supplies the great info and wealthy knowing of the enterprise global that you simply need.

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Fraternity: In 1968, a visionary priest recruited 20 black men to the College of the Holy Cross and changed their lives and the course of history.

By Diane Brady

<b>NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE 12 months BY
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The inspiring precise tale of a gaggle of younger males whose lives have been replaced via a visionary mentor</b>
On April four, 1968, the dying of Martin Luther King, Jr., stunned the state. Later that month, the Reverend John Brooks, a professor of theology on the university of the Holy move who shared Dr. King’s dream of an built-in society, drove up and down the East Coast trying to find African American highschool scholars to recruit to the varsity, younger males he felt had the aptitude to prevail if given a chance. one of the twenty scholars he had a hand in recruiting that yr have been Clarence Thomas, the longer term best courtroom justice; Edward P. Jones, who may cross directly to win a Pulitzer Prize for literature; and Theodore Wells, who might develop into one of many nation’s so much winning safety lawyers. some of the others went directly to turn into stars of their fields besides.
In Fraternity, Diane Brady follows 5 of the lads via their university years. not just did the longer term president of Holy pass persuade the younger males to wait the college, he additionally got complete scholarships to help them, after which mentored, defended, coached, and befriended them via a frequently demanding 4 years of school, pushing them to arrive for targets that might maintain them as adults.
could those younger males became the leaders they're this present day with no Father Brooks’s involvement? Fraternity is a effective testomony to the facility of schooling and mentorship, and a compelling argument for the adaptation one individual could make within the lives of others.

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Club College: Why So Many Universities Look Like Resorts

Membership university is a bankruptcy excerpt from popping out October 18, 2011.

On collage campuses national, luxurious and studying pass hand-in-hand, preserving the associated fee tag for better schooling out of achieve for plenty of american citizens. schooling innovator, and chairman and CEO of Kaplan, Inc., Andrew S. Rosen examines today’s resort-style campus, supplying inspiring strategies for preventing the spending spirals and making university cheap for all.

Despite the monetary crunch, many American universities became unusually lavish during the last decade, supplying state of the art sport amenities, bistro-style eating, astonishing place of dwelling halls that rival high-quality inns, and “free” facilities resembling Kindles, let alone multi-million-dollar stadiums and coaches’ salaries beginning within the excessive six figures. Showcasing those remarkable campuses, “Club university” captures the hot monetary versions of upper schooling, which regularly divert cash from lecturers to realize a aggressive side in attracting an elite workforce of scholars. in this attention-grabbing travel, Andrew S. Rosen proposes daring new possible choices that attention our nation’s funds on learning.

Poised to spark a discussion approximately our nation’s larger schooling procedure, “Club collage” makes the school room the center-piece of school once more, starting doorways to careers for a large diversity of gifted individuals—arguably our best fiscal asset. 


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Increasing Student Engagement and Retention in e-Learning Environments: Web 2.0 and Blended Learning Technologies (Cutting-Edge Technologies in Higher Education)

By Charles Wankel, Patrick Blessinger

Expanding scholar Engagement and Retention in e-Learning Environments: internet 2.0 and combined studying applied sciences examines new study on how on-line and combined studying applied sciences are getting used in greater schooling to extend learner engagement in an period of accelerating technological convergence and dependence. those allowing applied sciences are reshaping and reframing the perform of educating and studying in greater schooling. via case reports, surveys, and literature stories, this quantity will study on-line and combined applied sciences are getting used to enhance educational literacies in scholars, to create attractive groups of perform, and the way those applied sciences are getting used to enhance learner motivation and self-empowered beginners. This quantity also will talk about a framework for adopting and deploying those applied sciences.

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The Theory and Practice of Online Learning: Second Edition (Athabasca University Press)

By Terry Anderson

Each bankruptcy within the extensively disbursed first variation has been up to date, and 4 new chapters on present matters akin to connectivism and social software program concepts were additional. Essays through practitioners and students lively within the advanced, varied, and speedily evolving box of distance schooling mixture scholarship and study; functional recognition to the main points of educating and studying; and aware cognizance to the economics of the enterprise of schooling.

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The Art of Fixing Things, principles of machines, and how to repair them: 150 tips and tricks to make things last longer, and save you money.

By Lawrence E. Pierce

This is often the ebook you need to learn ahead of you learn the other 'how-to' advisor to repairing automobiles, loved ones home equipment, backyard machines, and farm apparatus, or doing domestic advancements. it's a source for shrewdpermanent those that have by no means had the chance to profit the fundamentals of software use, upkeep and maintenance. It comprises invaluable details no longer present in the other book, and is the 1st new publication in lots of years in this topic.

Written through the 3rd iteration, in a family members of self sustaining homemade humans, lots of those one hundred fifty assistance and methods come to you from a time once we repaired our possessions, instead of throwing them away. For the total newbie, and the more matured domestic repairer, it includes 185 crisp black and white picture illustrations, direct, and straightforward causes, and simple to stick to instructions, for doing maintenance, and making issues last more.

The details offered during this e-book provide you with the braveness, and data, to take on basic and complicated upkeep.

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Financial Accounting and Reporting

Monetary Accounting and Reporting is the hottest textual content out there. Now absolutely up to date in its 15th variation, it contains broad assurance of overseas Accounting criteria (IAS) and foreign monetary Reporting criteria (IFRS). This market-leading textual content bargains scholars a transparent, well-structured and accomplished remedy of the topic. Supported by means of illustrations and workouts, the e-book offers a powerful stability of theoretical and conceptual insurance and is accessible with MyAccountingLab. scholars utilizing this e-book will achieve the information and abilities to aid them observe present criteria, and significantly appraise the underlying recommendations and monetary reporting equipment. what's MyAccountingLab? it really is an internet educational and evaluation procedure that has been becoming more popular with scholars and teachers around the globe for over ten years. With greater than 300,000 registered scholars in 2010 doing four million assignments, MyAccountingLab is the best and trustworthy studying resolution for accounting on hand this present day. positive aspects contain: a customized examine plan for every scholar * A financial institution of difficulties that are used for self-study or assigned by means of teachers as homework, checks or quizzes and that are immediately marked * studying aids which aid consultant scholars step by step via fixing an issue and gives them with immediate suggestions * An annotatable booklet for fast reference and comfort * Exportable gradebook to benefit extra, stopover at

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ACT Premier 2016-2017 with 8 Practice Tests: Online + DVD + Book (Kaplan Test Prep)

Kaplan’s accomplished ACT application presents confirmed test-taking techniques, lifelike perform checks, in-depth guided perform, video tutorials, and entry to an internet heart for you to ranking better at the ACT—guaranteed.

collage turns into extra aggressive and dear every year, creating a excessive rating at the ACT crucial. A excessive ACT ranking units you except the contest and opens up scholarship possibilities. Kaplan knows how very important it really is that you should do good at the ACT and make your collage desires a fact. in truth, we support greater than ninety five% of our scholars get into their top-choice university each year, and we wish to aid you!

ACT finest 2016-2017 is an distinctive source that covers each idea at the try, and offers you with the extra perform you would like either within the e-book and online.

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Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity (Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives)

By Etienne Wenger

Studying is changing into an pressing subject. countries fear in regards to the studying in their electorate, businesses concerning the studying in their staff, faculties in regards to the studying in their scholars. however it isn't really regularly effortless to contemplate the right way to foster studying in cutting edge methods. This booklet provides a framework for doing that, with a social idea of studying that's ground-breaking but available, with profound implications not just for study, but in addition for all those that need to foster studying as a part of their responsibilites at paintings, at domestic, in class.

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