America s Best Colleges for B Students

Author: Tamra Orr
Publisher: Supercollege Llc
ISBN: 9781932662436
Format: PDF, Docs
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Provides an overview of one hundred and fifty colleges that welcome B students, covering admission requirements, popular majors, tuition, and size, and includes advice for preparing for, applying to, and choosing colleges.

Choosing the Right College

Author: Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780802848017
Format: PDF
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Evaluates the academic life, political atmosphere, and social conditions at more than one hundred of the top colleges and universities in the United States.

Tuition Rising

Author: Ronald G. Ehrenberg
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674009882
Format: PDF, Kindle
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America's colleges and universities are the best in the world. They are also the most expensive. Tuition has risen faster than the rate of inflation for the past thirty years. There is no indication that this trend will abate. Ronald G. Ehrenberg explores the causes of this tuition inflation, drawing on his many years as a teacher and researcher of the economics of higher education and as a senior administrator at Cornell University. Using incidents and examples from his own experience, he discusses a wide range of topics including endowment policies, admissions and financial aid policies, the funding of research, tenure and the end of mandatory retirement, information technology, libraries and distance learning, student housing, and intercollegiate athletics. He shows that colleges and universities, having multiple, relatively independent constituencies, suffer from ineffective central control of their costs. And in a fascinating analysis of their response to the ratings published by magazines such as U.S. News & World Report, he shows how they engage in a dysfunctional competition for students. In the short run, colleges and universities have little need to worry about rising tuitions, since the number of qualified students applying for entrance is rising even faster. But in the long run, it is not at all clear that the increases can be sustained. Ehrenberg concludes by proposing a set of policies to slow the institutions' rising tuitions without damaging their quality.

Alan Shepard

Author: Tamra Orr
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823944552
Format: PDF
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Discusses the life and career of astronaut Alan Shepard, a Mercury Seven team member and America's first man into space, describes his achievements as a test pilot, competitive nature, and challenges.

Sally Ride

Author: Tamra Orr
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823944620
Format: PDF, ePub
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A biography of Sally Ride, discussing her early years, education, and career as one of the first women accepted in America's space program.

Careers in the Court System

Author: Tamra Orr
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1435852656
Format: PDF
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Discusses criminal justice in the United States, occupations from judge and lawyer to such support staff as court reporter and paralegal, the preparations necessary for such careers, and possible future developments.

Ecstasy

Author: Tamra B. Orr
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781404213753
Format: PDF, Docs
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Discusses the effects and dangers of ecstasy and its damaging physiological effects on the mind and body.

Iran and Nuclear Weapons

Author: Tamra Orr
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1435852818
Format: PDF
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Discusses the history of nuclear warfare in Iran, including the possibilities of the country developing nuclear weapons and the reactions of the United States and the United Nations towards Iranian threats of nuclear proliferation.

Ace the SAT Writing Even If You Hate to Write

Author: Tamra Orr
Publisher: Supercollege Llc
ISBN: 9781932662306
Format: PDF, Docs
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Provides tips, tricks, and examples of how to write a good essay when time is limited, discusses the best way to approach the multiple choice section of the writing portion of the SAT, and tells how essays for the test are scored.