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Read and Download Michael Muska book Getting In The Zinch Guide to College Admissions Financial Aid in the Digital Age in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Getting In The Zinch Guide to College Admissions Financial Aid in the Digital Age. This book was released on 2011-12-15 with total page 362 pages. Book excerpt: From the college admissions experts—where to go, how to get in, and how to pay for it Zinch.com is the largest online social network connecting students with colleges and scholarship opportunities. With 2.5 million student profiles and more than 800 universities—from Yale to Stanford, and American University to community colleges—Zinch offers students an efficient, relevant, and effective way to find the "right- fit" school, how to get in, and how to pay for it. Getting In: The Zinch Guide to College Admissions & Financial Aid in the Digital Age is your college admissions how-to guide, written by experts with insider guidance to the entire college admission process. Leveraging the power of Zinch.com, it covers every aspect of the college application process, from choosing the right (vs.best) schools, visiting campuses, improving your odds with a dynamic application strategy, meeting with a college advisor, working with athletic recruiting, applying for financial aid, knowing what to do if you are on a wait list, and much more. Incredibly well-connected authors Leverages the power of Zinch.com, the largest online social network of its kind Application do's and don'ts If you are one of the 2.2 million high school seniors ready to embark on the next step in your education, Getting In: The Zinch Guide to College Admissions & Financial Aid in the Digital Age is your go-to guide for getting into the college of your dreams—without ever breaking a sweat.
Read and Download Joel Best book More Damned Lies and Statistics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book More Damned Lies and Statistics. This book was released on 2004-09-06 with total page 217 pages. Book excerpt: In this sequel to the acclaimed Damned Lies and Statistics, which the Boston Globe said "deserves a place next to the dictionary on every school, media, and home-office desk," Joel Best continues his straightforward, lively, and humorous account of how statistics are produced, used, and misused by everyone from researchers to journalists. Underlining the importance of critical thinking in all matters numerical, Best illustrates his points with examples of good and bad statistics about such contemporary concerns as school shootings, fatal hospital errors, bullying, teen suicides, deaths at the World Trade Center, college ratings, the risks of divorce, racial profiling, and fatalities caused by falling coconuts. More Damned Lies and Statistics encourages all of us to think in a more sophisticated and skeptical manner about how statistics are used to promote causes, create fear, and advance particular points of view. Best identifies different sorts of numbers that shape how we think about public issues: missing numbers are relevant but overlooked; confusing numbers bewilder when they should inform; scary numbers play to our fears about the present and the future; authoritative numbers demand respect they don’t deserve; magical numbers promise unrealistic, simple solutions to complex problems; and contentious numbers become the focus of data duels and stat wars. The author's use of pertinent, socially important examples documents the life-altering consequences of understanding or misunderstanding statistical information. He demystifies statistical measures by explaining in straightforward prose how decisions are made about what to count and what not to count, what assumptions get made, and which figures are brought to our attention. Best identifies different sorts of numbers that shape how we think about public issues. Entertaining, enlightening, and very timely, this book offers a basis for critical thinking about the numbers we encounter and a reminder that when it comes to the news, people count—in more ways than one.
Read and Download Eric Owens book America s Best Value Colleges in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book America s Best Value Colleges. This book was released on 2004-03-15 with total page 340 pages. Book excerpt: This informative guide profiles 77 schools that not only charge less in tuition but are more likely to help students with financial aid, scholarships and grants.
Read and Download Tim Groseclose, PhD book Left Turn in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Left Turn. This book was released on 2011-07-19 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: Dr. Tim Groseclose, a professor of political science and economics at UCLA, has spent years constructing precise, quantitative measures of the slant of media outlets. He does this by measuring the political content of news, as a way to measure the PQ, or "political quotient" of voters and politicians. Among his conclusions are: (i) all mainstream media outlets have a liberal bias; and (ii) while some supposedly conservative outlets—such the Washington Times or Fox News' Special Report—do lean right, their conservative bias is less than the liberal bias of most mainstream outlets. Groseclose contends that the general leftward bias of the media has shifted the PQ of the average American by about 20 points, on a scale of 100, the difference between the current political views of the average American, and the political views of the average resident of Orange County, California or Salt Lake County, Utah. With Left Turn readers can easily calculate their own PQ—to decide for themselves if the bias exists. This timely, much-needed study brings fact to this often overheated debate.
Read and Download Rebecca Zwick book Rethinking the SAT in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Rethinking the SAT. This book was released on 2013-04-15 with total page 396 pages. Book excerpt: Rethinking the SAT is a unique presentation of the latest thoughts and research findings of key individuals in the world of college admissions, including the president of the largest public university system in the U.S., as well as the presidents of the two companies that sponsor college admissions tests in the U.S. The contributors address not only the pros and cons of the SAT itself, but the broader question of who should go to college in the twenty-first century.
Read and Download T. G. K. Bryce book Scottish Education in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Scottish Education. This book was released on 2018-06-21 with total page 1120 pages. Book excerpt: Interrogates the rise of national philosophies and their impact on cosmopolitanism and nationalism.
Read and Download Serge Herzog book Validity and Limitations of College Student Self Report Data in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Validity and Limitations of College Student Self Report Data. This book was released on 2011-06-28 with total page 137 pages. Book excerpt: Critics of student self-reported data claim that the accumulated corpus of research documenting student learning on the basis of survey responses stands on shaky ground. This volume argues that scholarship on proper use of student self-report data is woefully underdeveloped and contributing authors offer several important insights to assist IR practitioners in identifying potential limitations associated with self-report data. Volume editors Serge Herzog, director of institutional analysis at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Nicholas A. Bowman, postdoctoral research associate in the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame, have assembled contributing authors who are leading scholars in the field of college student self-reports. Combined, the chapters draw on data from a mix of colleges and universities, capturing student growth at different stages of the undergraduate experience, and even beyond graduation. This is the 150th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Institutional Research. Always timely and comprehensive, New Directions for Institutional Research provides planners and administrators in all types of academic institutions with guidelines in such areas as resource coordination, information analysis, program evaluation, and institutional management.
Read and Download Rudolph Alexander Jr. book The Myth of Affirmative Action in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The Myth of Affirmative Action. This book was released on 2022-12-12 with total page 187 pages. Book excerpt: Many White people, and some conservative Black people, believe that affirmative action programs are unfairly depriving more deserving Whites of jobs and education opportunities. The author argues that is a myth. For example, University admissions data demonstrates that, despite affirmative action rhetoric, there remains systemic bias against Black students. Sociological data on criminal record, race, and employment, found that White people with a criminal record had a better chance of getting a call back, than Black people without one. Renowned Professor of Social Work Dr Rudolph Alexander Jr. analyses many examples which demonstrate that the claim that affirmative action programs have led to unfair discrimination against White people of equal ability, is a myth. Though not always comfortable reading, the book is an important addition to the literature on equality, diversity, and critical race theory.
Read and Download Nicholas Rescher book Public Concerns in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Public Concerns. This book was released on 1995 with total page 220 pages. Book excerpt: In this collection of his recent and classic essays, distinguished philosopher Nicholas Rescher explores a variety of contemporary public policy issues ranging from the use of quantitative data in social policy making to problems in biomedical ethics. Offering a rational approach to questions often treated with more heat than light, the essays demonstrate the usefulness of philosophical reflection on social and political issues, and make it clear that questions of moral right and wrong are always relevant.
Read and Download Nicholas Rescher book Quantitative Studies in Philosophy in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Quantitative Studies in Philosophy. This book was released on 2021-10-06 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: Philosophy and mathematics grew up together in the days of Pythagoras and Plato. Indeed, they have been in constant companionship and interaction ever since. This book examines 15 of these interactions, some dealing with the greats of history such as Aristotle and Leibniz, some addressing modern greats such as Einstein, Schrodinger, and Gödel, and some dealing not with themes, but rather the thinkers. Taken together they represent a characteristic sampling of the author’s philosophical investigations over more than three decades.
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Read and Download PRISMA Workshop book Parallel Database Systems in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Parallel Database Systems. This book was released on 1991-06-26 with total page 452 pages. Book excerpt: This volume presents the proceedings of a workshop on parallel database systems organized by the PRISMA (Parallel Inference and Storage Machine) project. The invited contributions by internationally recognized experts give a thorough survey of several aspects of parallel database systems. The second part of the volume gives an in-depth overview of the PRISMA system. This system is based on a parallel machine, where the individual processors each have their own local memory and communicate with each other over a packet-switched network. On this machine a parallel object-oriented programming language, POOL-X, has been implemented, which provides dedicated support for database systems as well as general facilities for parallel programming. The POOL-X system then serves as a platform for a complete relational main-memory database management system, which uses the parallelism of the machine to speed up significantly the execution of database queries. The presentation of the PRISMA system, together with the invited papers, gives a broad overview of the state of the art in parallel database systems.
Read and Download Ian Molyneaux book The Art of Application Performance Testing in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book The Art of Application Performance Testing. This book was released on 2009-01-23 with total page 159 pages. Book excerpt: This practical book provides a step-by-step approach to testing mission-critical applications for scalability and performance before they're deployed -- a vital topic to which other books devote one chapter, if that. Businesses today live and die by network applications and web services. Because of the increasing complexity of these programs, and the pressure to deploy them quickly, many professionals don't take the time to ensure that they'll perform well and scale effectively. The Art of Application Performance Testing explains the complete life cycle of the testing process, and demonstrates best practices to help you plan, gain approval for, coordinate, and conduct performance tests on your applications. With this book, you'll learn to: Set realistic performance testing goals Implement an effective application performance testing strategy Interpret performance test results Cope with different application technologies and architectures Use automated performance testing tools Test traditional local applications, web-based applications, and web services (SOAs) Recognize and resolves issues that are often overlooked in performance tests Written by a consultant with 30 years of experience in the IT industry and over 12 years experience with performance testing, this easy-to-read book is illustrated with real-world examples and packed with practical advice. The Art of Application Performance Testing thoroughly explains the pitfalls of an inadequate testing strategy and offers you a robust, structured approach for ensuring that your applications perform well and scale effectively when the need arises. "Ian has maintained a vendor-agnostic methodology beautifully in this material. The metrics and graphs, along with background information provided in his case studies, eloquently convey to the reader, 'Methodology above all, tools at your discretion...' Ian's expertise shines through throughout the entire reading experience."-- Matt St. Onge, Enterprise Solution Architect, HCL Technologies America / Teradyne
Read and Download William G. Bowen book Ever the Leader in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Ever the Leader. This book was released on 2017-11-07 with total page 364 pages. Book excerpt: Ever the Leader gathers together selected speeches and writings from one of the great scholars and commentators of higher education. William G. Bowen’s career at Princeton University—from economics professor to provost to a sixteen-year tenure as president—was marked by extraordinary accomplishments during times of great change, both at the university and in the country. But it was in Bowen’s second act, as president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and founding chairman of ITHAKA, that he took the lessons he learned as a highly productive leader of one of the nation’s most esteemed universities and applied them to a broader set of problems in higher education. This volume of work from Bowen’s later career captures this expansion of his thought and influence. Comprising remarks and articles on the subjects of university values, educational opportunity, college sports, technology, and colleagues and peers in higher education leadership, Ever the Leader is more than just a concise distillation of Bowen’s research and thinking on some of the most urgent issues of the day—it is a portrait of leadership in action. The selected papers, talks, and articles exemplify Bowen’s commitment and singular ability to communicate strong, persuasive arguments for change, and to motivate others to engage with the truly hard questions facing higher education leaders. Filled with formidable insights, Ever the Leader will be required reading for university presidents, policymakers, and all those who carry on the struggle for equity and excellence in higher education.
Read and Download Desirée Joosten-ten Brinke book Technology Enhanced Assessment in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Full book Technology Enhanced Assessment. This book was released on 2017-05-11 with total page 207 pages. Book excerpt: This book constitutes the proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Technology Enhanced Assessment, TEA 2016, held in Tallinn, Estonia, in October 2016. The 16 full papers presented were carefully selected from 38 submissions. They are centered around topics like measurement of higher order skills; collaborative problem solving or presentation skills; the development of guidelines for authentication control; the role of self-assessment.