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Best answers to the 201 most frequently asked questions about getting into college

Author: Mary Kay Shanley; Julia Johnston
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2005.
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Provides answers to over two hundred questions prospective students and their parents have about college, offering advice on planning for college, costs, the college search, campus tours and interviews, the application process, orientation, and other topics.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shanley, Mary Kay.
Best answers to the 201 most frequently asked questions about getting into college.
New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2005
(DLC) 2004012001
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Kay Shanley; Julia Johnston
ISBN: 0071458654 9780071458658 9780071432115 0071432116
OCLC Number: 61118921
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 241 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Terms of Use; Want to learn more?; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Why Do You Need This Book?; Part 1 Start Here; 1 Who You Need to Know-and What You Need to Do; Counselors and Teachers: What They Can Do for You; Your Grade Point Average Counts-Starting in Ninth Grade; Class Selection; Distance Learning: Virtual High Schools and College Classes; College Entrance Requirements; Powerful Peers; Special Interest Camps and Classes; Informal College Visits; Read, Read, Read; End-of-Chapter Questions; 2 Extracurricular Activities, Sports, and Community Service; Quality versus Quantity. Extracurricular ActivitiesSports; Making Choices about Your Hobbies; Helping Yourself through Helping Others; End-of-Chapter Questions; 3 Work and School; Pro: Get a Job; Con: Don't Get a Job; Balancing Work and School; End-of-Chapter Questions; 4 Primer on College Costs; Tuition and Room and Board; Other Costs; Who Will Pay for What: Options That Work; Financial Aid Primer; End-of-Chapter Questions; 5 Scholarships and Managing Money; Scholarship Scams; Personal Money Management 101; End-of-Chapter Questions; 6 ""I Am So Stressed Out!""; What Is Stress?; Stress Relievers; Seeking Help. End-of-Chapter QuestionsPart 2 The College Search Is On; 7 College Information-It's Everywhere!; The Internet: A Great Place to Start; Counseling/Guidance Office: An Information Gold Mine; The Private Independent Counselor; You've Got Mail! (In the Mailbox); End-of-Chapter Questions; 8 All Kinds of Colleges; What Kind of School Fits Me Best?; State Colleges and Universities; Private Colleges and Universities; Highly Selective Colleges and Universities; Community Colleges; End-of-Chapter Questions; 9 Parameters for Choosing Colleges; What Are Your Priorities?; Aspects to Consider. End-of-Chapter Questions10 SAT, ACT, and Other Tests; Best Information Sources for Tests; When to Take the Tests; Register for the Tests; How to Prepare; Test Preparation Classes; Five Key Mistakes to Avoid; Test Scores and Selectivity; Colleges That Don't Require SAT/ACT; End-of-Chapter Questions; Part 3 Making the Big Decision; 11 Campus Tours Make a Difference; How to Plan Your Tour; Freshman Living Arrangements; Computers; Why Your Tour Guide May Affect Your Decision; End-of-Chapter Questions; 12 The Campus Interview; Group Interviews; How Can a One-on-One Help Me? How Does the Interview Work?Sample Responses to Questions You May Be Asked; Sample Questions for the Admissions Officer; Auditions and Portfolios; Do Parents Go to the Interview Too?; Evaluate Your Performance; Other Interview Options; End-of-Chapter Questions; 13 Applications: So Much to Do!; Different Deadlines; What Will It Cost to Apply?; Completing the Application; Writing Essays; Recommendations; End-of-Chapter Questions; 14 10 Ways to Write Your Best Essay Ever; Kinds of Questions; 10 Tips for Writing Great Essays; End-of-Chapter Questions; 15 Getting Accepted-or Not; Admission Denied.
Other Titles: Best answers to the two-hundred one most frequently asked questions about getting into college
Responsibility: Mary Kay Shanley, Julia Johnston.


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