Applying to American Universities and Colleges for Parents and Students

Author: Krystal Ann Flores
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9810758502
Format: PDF, ePub
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As more students engage the help of an education consultant when applying for colleges, how can students have an edge over their competition? Often times, students go about the application process on their own or seek the advice of an agency, many of which are led by individuals who have not personally experienced applying to and being accepted by elite American colleges. Regardless of a student's choice, this book provides students and parents with an in-depth, holistic view of American college applications. In a competitive applicant market where it is increasingly difficult to gain acceptance into top universities, specific useful insights found in this book are necessary for students and parents who want to succeed. This book discusses successful and unsuccessful application trends and guides readers on how to avoid common mistakes. The author, who was accepted to 18 universities and graduated from Yale University, knows the entire application range. Having spent several years in China working with students on college applications, she has knowledge of both the Western and Asian systems that would help international applicants — particularly Asian students — in their endeavors. Contents:Preface:BasicsFor Current ApplicantsFor Prospective Applicants and ParentsColleges and UniversitiesTest SectionThe Common AppWhen Should One Apply to College?Personal StatementsEssay TutorialsWriting the Resume and Filling Out the Activities FormLetters of RecommendationAcing the InterviewsAppendix: Reading List Readership: Students, general public, professionals and parents. Keywords:College;American Universities;American Colleges;Asian Students;Application;Yale;Common App;Personal Statement;Recommendation LetterReviews: “Before getting to know you, Ivy League schools and other prominent US colleges were just 2400 SAT and 120 TOEFL scores for me. Achieving these numbers was my goal. However, after meeting Ivy League graduates like you, I realized that students are more than their scores. You were the first person to open my eyes to an international perspective. Thank you.” Joyce Liu UWC Atlantic College, Class of 2014

African American Civil Rights in the Age of Obama

Author: Harold McDougall
ISBN: 0557248329
Format: PDF, ePub
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AFRICAN AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS IN THE AGE OF OBAMA: A HISTORY AND A HANDBOOK, by Prof. Harold McDougall of the Howard University School of Law is a look at some of the remaining trouble spots in black-white relations in the United States today, with the benefit of the Obama Administration's first year in office as a backdrop. The book begins with racial profiling, a topic particularly charged as a consequence of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates' arrest in his own home, for disorderly conduct, by Cambridge, Massachusetts police. Other trouble spots include hate crimes, discrimination against consumers, employment discrimination, voting rights, housing discrimination and discrimination in public education.

Care of Adults with Chronic Childhood Conditions

Author: Mariecel Pilapil
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319438271
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book addresses the unique healthcare needs of adults with chronic childhood illnesses. It presents a model of primary and secondary prevention for emerging adulthood—primary prevention in which all young adults are screened for high-risk behaviors and health needs and secondary prevention in which young adults with chronic childhood conditions are optimized through coordinated care, connections to community resources and social/family support. This book is organized in five parts. Part I provides a detailed overview of the health care transition from pediatrics to adult medicine from both a policy and practice perspective. In Part II, the concept of emerging adulthood as a developmental period is explored and strategies for providing improved comprehensive care for this age group are discussed. Part III reviews specific chronic childhood conditions, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, cystic fibrosis, and diabetes mellitus, and offers clinical cases and summary reports that can be used as a quick guides to each condition. In Part IV, additional clinical considerations that are not necessarily condition-specific but are highly relevant to the care of young adults with chronic childhood conditions are examined. Part V describes the socio-legal issues involved in caring for this population. Care of Adults with Chronic Childhood Conditions provides primary care providers with a new framework for the care of young adults and identifies opportunities to influence patient health outcomes over a life trajectory.

American Film Institute Catalog

Author: American Film Institute
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520079083
Format: PDF, Docs
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"The entire field of film historians awaits the AFI volumes with eagerness."--Eileen Bowser, Museum of Modern Art Film Department Comments on previous volumes: "The source of last resort for finding socially valuable . . . films that received such scant attention that they seem 'lost' until discovered in the AFI Catalog."--Thomas Cripps "Endlessly absorbing as an excursion into cultural history and national memory."--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

ABA LSAC Official Guide to ABA Approved Law Schools

Author: Wendy Margolis
ISBN: 9780976024552
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This guide contains the most complete, up-to-date, accurate information available for all ABA-approved law schools. The two most authoritative sources for data and information on law schoolso the LSAC, which administers the LSAT, and the ABA, which accredits the law schoolso have teamed up to provide a comprehensive law school guide featuring data and admission profiles that are available nowhere else.