Education

University Books

  • ACBHF
    Minesh Tanna
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    Nelson has two pet tortoises, one called Wellington and one called Napoleon. Wellington is twice as old as Napoleon. In 10 years, the sum of their ages will be 47. How old is Wellington? A 27 B 18 C 17 D 9 E 11. Think you could answer 50 questions like this in 90 minutes? Every day we think, draw conclusions and make decisions. But how critically do we really think about things? Do we always make logical choices? Do we spot flaws and assumptions in arguments? Do we question what we read or do we let statistics and spin startle us? How do we really think? After a lot of thinking, the team behind "So You Want To Go To Oxbridge? Tell Me About a Banana..." brings you the guide to tackling numerical and verbal reasoning problems effectively and efficiently. Written for students, parents and teachers (and everyone who likes to think), "Think You Can Think?" explores the art of critical thinking and the logic of solving problems. From choosing the cheapest cherries in a supermarket, to scrutinising political debates, this book discusses how to take the most logical approach every time. "Think You Can Think?" is a practical guide to cracking the Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA), an admissions test required for a number of courses at Oxford and Cambridge universities. Packed full of juicy advice and in-depth analysis, this book gives students the opportunity to pit their logical wits against challenging critical thinking questions and complex exercises. The book includes three mock tests that replicate the real thing - each has a separate answer section and an extensive commentary, enabling students to see the different methods of finding answers as well as understanding the theory and logic behind the questions. Written by Minesh Tanna and a team of Oxbridge graduates and edited by Oxbridge Applications, the independent research consultancy that has helped over 50,000 applicants, "Think You Can Think?" equips you with the skills and expertise required for a logical, enquiring mind, both in the heat of the examination room and in everyday life. And as for Nelson's pet tortoises...? You'll find out if you got it right on the inside back cover.
  • ACPQW
    Karla Fitzhugh
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    This book is full of indispensable advice and information that will see students through the whole of their uni life, including: getting ready to go - what to take and what to leave behind; freshers week - what to do and what definitely not to do; your course - studying, coursework and exams; housing, house hunting and dealing with difficult landlords; money - everything you need to know about fees, loans and debt; health and stress; campus crime and safety; work and careers - when to start thinking about the future; graduation and beyond - job, gap year or a post-graduate course? And, of course, hedonism - after all, it's not all about the study.
  • ADQUF
    Stefan Collini
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    Across the world, universities are more numerous than they have ever been, yet at the same time there is unprecedented confusion about their purpose and skepticism about their value. "What Are Universities For?" offers a spirited and compelling argument for completely rethinking the way we see our universities, and why we need them. Stefan Collini challenges the common claim that universities need to show that they help to make money in order to justify getting more money. Instead, he argues that we must reflect on the different types of institution and the distinctive roles they play. In particular we must recognize that attempting to extend human understanding, which is at the heart of disciplined intellectual enquiry, can never be wholly harnessed to immediate social purposes - particularly in the case of the humanities, which both attract and puzzle many people and are therefore the most difficult subjects to justify. At a time when the future of higher education lies in the balance, "What Are Universities For?" offers all of us a better, deeper and more enlightened understanding of why universities matter, to everyone.
  • AEYJJ
    Mary M. Licklider
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    Grant funding has become increasingly crucial to universities and university faculty, even as government and private funding reductions and increased application pools result in a more and more competitive environment. Securing the funding which is available is not a simple process, and institutional support for faculty who seek grants is uneven, where it exists at all. Faculty members are often left to navigate their own ways through the shifting landscape of the grants maze. When added on top of teaching and service loads, it's no surprise that many faculty members either avoid seeking grants altogether or produce grant proposals which have little or no chance of being funded. Faculty need a guide, and this book is that guide. Written by a team of successful grant writers, Grant-Seeking in Higher Education orients faculty to the grants culture and walks readers step-by-step through the entire grant-seeking process, from identifying sources to preparing a successful application to administering the funds after the grant is awarded. The grant-seeking toolkit includes standard forms, templates, and timelines for proposal development so any faculty member, from the scientist to the humanities scholar, can be sure not to miss out on the funding they deserve.
  • AGXCM
    GR Evans
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    The University of Oxford was a medieval wonder. After its foundation in the late 12th century it designed one of Europe's most admired syllabuses for the study of the liberal arts (the trivium and the quadrivium) and theology, and attracted teachers of international calibre and fame. The ideas of brilliant thinkers like Robert Grosseteste (who in the early 13th century mastered and taught Greek when almost no-one else was doing so), pioneering Franciscan philosopher Roger Bacon (zealous proponent of experimental science) and reforming Christian humanist John Colet redirected traditional scholasticism and helped usher in the Renaissance. In this latest instalment of her major two-volume history of the great rival institutions of Oxford and Cambridge, G R Evans turns to the elder university and reveals a powerhouse of learning and culture. Over a span of more than 800 years Oxford has nurtured some of the greatest minds, while right across the globe its name is synonymous with educational excellence. From dangerous political upheavals caused by the radical and inflammatory ideas of John Wyclif to the bloody 1555 martyrdoms of Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley; and from John Ruskin's innovative lectures on art and explosive public debate between Charles Darwin and his opponents to gentler meetings of the Inklings in the 'Bird and Baby', Evans brings Oxford's revolutionary events, as well as its remarkable intellectual journey, to vivid and sparkling life.
  • ANKOL
    Lisa Zimmer Hatch
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    The fast and easy way to score higher on the ACT

    Does the thought of preparing for the ACT give you anxiety? Fear not! This 6th edition of ACT For Dummies with online practice tests gives you a competitive edge by fully preparing you for the ACT exam with subject reviews, practice opportunities online, full-length practice tests and coverage of the optional writing test. Written in the accessible and friendly For Dummies tone, this hands-on guide helps you assess where you need more help, gets you up-to-speed on the questions you can expect to encounter on the actual ACT exam, and will have you studying your way to test-taking perfection before exam day.

    The ACT is a standardized test used by college admissions boards to measure high school achievement. Designed to assess a high school student's preparedness for college in the fields of English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning, the ACT is a nationally recognized college entrance exam that is accepted by more than 90% of four-year colleges and universities in the United States. If you're a high school student preparing for this all-important exam, ACT For Dummies, 6th edition with online practice tests gives you everything you need to raise your chances of scoring higher. So what are you waiting for? Get started! * Go online for one year of access to 6 ACT practice tests to sharpen your skills * Tips to maximize your score on the ACT * Strategies to stay focused on test day and manage your time wisely * Practice problems and exercises to take your skills to the next level * Tools to gauge how you measure up

    Whether you're preparing for the ACT for the time or are retaking the exam to improve your score, ACT For Dummies, 6th edition with online practice tests gives you everything you need to score higher.

  • AUMGW
    Oxbridge Applications
    • £12.99
    This comprehensive guide to Oxford and Cambridge applications is packed full of research-led insights and support for applicants, parents and teachers. Written by Oxbridge-graduates and admissions experts, this guide gives students the guidance they need to excel at every stage of the Oxbridge admissions process. Since 2005 'So you want to go to Oxbridge? Tell me about a banana...' has been the leading guide to making an Oxbridge application. Now in its sixth edition, the book includes new information on written work, making a reapplication and the new courses and admissions tests available at Oxford and Cambridge.
  • AWXGU
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    In recent decades there has been an immense global surge in the numbers both of universities and of students. In the UK alone there are now over 140 institutions teaching more subjects to nearly 2.5 million students. New technology offers new ways of learning and teaching. Globalisation forces institutions to consider a new economic horizon. At the same governments have systematically imposed new procedures regulating funding, governance, and assessment. Universities are being forced to behave more like business enterprises in a commercial marketplace than centres of learning. In Speaking of Universities, historian and critic Stefan Collini analyses these changes and challenges the assumptions of policy-makers and commentators. He asks: does 'marketisation' threaten to destroy what we most value about education; does this new era of 'accountability' distort what it purports to measure; and who does the modern university 'belong to'? Responding to recent policies and their underlying ideology, the book is a call to 'focus on what is actually happening and the cliches behind which it hides; an incitement to think again, think more clearly, and then to press for something better'.
  • BBJPZ
    Robert A. McCaughey (Chairman,
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    In this comprehensive social history of Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), Robert McCaughey combines archival research with oral testimony and contemporary interviews to build a critical and celebratory portrait of one of the oldest engineering schools in the United States. McCaughey follows the evolving, occasionally rocky, and now integrated relationship between SEAS's engineers and the rest of the Columbia University student body, faculty, and administration. He also revisits the interaction between the SEAS staff and the inhabitants and institutions of the City of New York, where the school has resided since its founding in 1864. McCaughey compares the historical struggles and achievements of the school's engineers with their present-day battles and accomplishments, and he contrasts their teaching and research approaches with those of their peers at other free-standing and Ivy League engineering schools. What begins as a localized history of a school striving to define itself within a university known for its strengths in the humanities and the social sciences becomes a wider story of the transformation of the applied sciences into a critical component of American technology and education.
  • BEEOO
    Aintzane Doiz
    • £29.95
    This book provides critical insights into the English-medium instruction (EMI) experiences which have been implemented at a number of universities in countries such as China, Finland, Israel, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain and the USA, which are characterised by differing political, cultural and sociolinguistic situations. In particular, it reflects on the consequences of implementing EMI as an attempt to gain visibility and as a strategy in response to the need to become competitive in both national and international markets. The pitfalls and challenges specific to each setting are analysed, and the pedagogical issues and methodological implications that arise from the implementation of these programmes are also discussed. This volume will serve to advance our awareness about the strategies and tools needed to improve EMI at tertiary level.
  • BNYMZ
    Jefferson B. Riley
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    The year was 1977, and Quinnipiac College was forming a new campus in Hamden, Connecticut. Chance would bring the author and the place together, and for the next forty years Jefferson B. Riley would be Quinnipiac's architect, designing over a hundred renovations, additions, and new buildings on the three separate campuses that now comprise Quinnipiac University. The University thus became Riley's devotion, vigorously so after the arrival of Dr. John L. Lahey in 1987 who, as its eighth president, personally put Quinnipiac University on its path to national prominence. Riley's work has not only helped to give Quinnipiac roots but also wings. Here, then, is a comprehensive architectural account of Quinnipiac from 1977 to 2017. SELLING POINT: * Delves into the intimate process of designing for over a hundred renovations, additions and new builidings across three university campuses 540 colour
  • BHBBD
    Martin Parr
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    Martin Parr, one of Britain's best-known contemporary photographers, and President of Magnum, the world-famous photographic agency has undertaken a photo-documentary book project. Oxford is a collection of around 100 photographs documenting an academic year in the life of the university. They captures the day-to-day life of the colleges and University at work and play, and the colourful and arcane rituals that make it so distinctive. His photographs are accompanied by an extended essay that draws on, and enriches, the photographic material and penned by Simon Winchester, OBE, the British writer, journalist and broadcaster. The very first photo-documentary of Oxford was created by William Henry Fox Talbot. A century and a half later, Martin Parr's new project pays tribute to the great the pioneer of photography, and coincides with the Bodleian Library's bid to secure his personal archive.
  • BKQSM
    David Willetts
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    Universities have a crucial role in the modern world. In England entrance to universities is by nation-wide competition which means English universities have an exceptional influence on schools - a striking theme of the book. This important book first investigates the university as an institution and then tracks the individual on their journey to and through university. In A University Education, David Willetts presents a compelling case for the ongoing importance of the university, both as one of the great institutions of modern society and as a transformational experience for the individual. The book also makes illuminating comparisons with higher education in other countries, especially the US and Germany. Drawing on his experience as UK Minister for Universities and Science from 2010 to 2014, the author offers a powerful account of the value of higher education and the case for more expansion. He covers controversial issues in which he was involved from access for disadvantaged students to the introduction of GBP9,000 fees. The final section addresses some of the big questions for the future, such as the the relationship between universities and business, especially in promoting innovation. He argues that the two great contemporary trends of globalisation and technological innovation will both change the university significantly. This is an authoritative account of English universities setting them for the first time in their new legal and regulatory framework.
  • AEWYP
    Jonathan Weyers
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    Is there a secret to successful study?The answer is 'yes'! There are some essential skills and smart strategies that will help you to improve your results at university. Using proven techniques and tips to help you focus your efforts and develop successful study skills and strategies, THE STUDY SKILLS BOOKprovides practical answers to questions such as: * What do lecturers expect from you in a tutorial? * What's the best way to plan an essay or dissertation? * Where should you concentrate your efforts for maximum impact? This book is an essential practical resource for all students who want to improve their performance and succeed in their studies: * All key study skills are covered including essay writing, revision and exams, tutorials, and dissertations * Practical solutions are presented for the most common problems * A common-sense, no-nonsense approach is offered using practical checklists and tips This handbook has been written by experts and extensively tested on students to help you focus your efforts, troubleshoot your problems and thrive at university. "Every aspect of university life is covered - my tip to other students is to have this book on their desk and use it - (it) has been a great help", Sarah Scott, Student "This book really is a must have for any first year student!! Easy to read, intelligent and the best help a first year could ever want!", Alastair Ross, Amazon reviewer "This book really will be a godsend to you during your time at university. It's like my bible now - I'm so glad I bought it!", Fi Wordsworth, Amazon reviewer
  • AEWXB
    Jonathan Weyers
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    Is there a secret to successful study?The answer is 'yes'! There are some essential skills and smart strategies that will help you to improve your results at university. Using proven techniques and tips to help you focus your efforts and develop successful study skills and strategies, THE STUDY SKILLS BOOKprovides practical answers to questions such as: * What do lecturers expect from you in a tutorial? * What's the best way to plan an essay or dissertation? * Where should you concentrate your efforts for maximum impact? This book is an essential practical resource for all students who want to improve their performance and succeed in their studies: * All key study skills are covered including essay writing, revision and exams, tutorials, and dissertations * Practical solutions are presented for the most common problems * A common-sense, no-nonsense approach is offered using practical checklists and tips This handbook has been written by experts and extensively tested on students to help you focus your efforts, troubleshoot your problems and thrive at university. "Every aspect of university life is covered - my tip to other students is to have this book on their desk and use it - (it) has been a great help", Sarah Scott, Student "This book really is a must have for any first year student!! Easy to read, intelligent and the best help a first year could ever want!", Alastair Ross, Amazon reviewer "This book really will be a godsend to you during your time at university. It's like my bible now - I'm so glad I bought it!", Fi Wordsworth, Amazon reviewer
  • AXDMT
    Dukes Medical Applications
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    So You Want to Go to Medical School? The Ultimate Guide to UK Medical Applications is a comprehensive guide for students looking to study medicine at a UK university. Using information from former medical admissions tutors, doctors, and current medical students, this book contains the guidance students need to excel at each stage of the medical admissions process.
  • BCWTM
    Duff McDonald
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    A riveting and timely intellectual history of one of our most important capitalist institutions, Harvard Business School, from the bestselling author of The Firm. With The Firm, financial journalist Duff McDonald pulled back the curtain on consulting giant McKinsey & Company. In The Golden Passport, he reveals the inner workings of a singular nexus of power, ambition, and influence: Harvard Business School. Harvard University occupies a unique place in the public's imagination, but HBS has arguably eclipsed its parent in terms of its influence on modern society. A Harvard degree guarantees respect. An HBS degree is, as the New York Times proclaimed in 1978, "the golden passport to life in the upper class." Those holding Harvard MBAs are near-guaranteed entrance into Western capitalism's most powerful realm-the corner office. Most people have a vague knowledge of the power of the HBS network, but few understand the dynamics that have made HBS an indestructible and powerful force for almost a century. As McDonald explores these dynamics, he also reveals how, despite HBS's enormous success, it has failed with respect to the stated goal of its founders: "the multiplication of men who will handle their current business problems in socially constructive ways." While HBS graduates tend to be very good at whatever they do, that is rarely the doing of good. In addition to teasing out the essence of this exclusive, if not necessarily "secret" club, McDonald explores two important questions: Has the school failed at reaching the goals it set for itself? And is HBS therefore complicit in the moral failings of Western capitalism? At a time of pronounced economic disparity and political unrest, this hard-hitting yet fair portrait offers a much-needed look at an institution that has a profound influence on the shape of our society and all our lives.
  • BKMIB
    David Palfreyman (Bursar and F
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    What is a university? What is the University? How have universities evolved over the centuries? How might they change over the coming decades as the physical and organisational entity most identified with 'higher education' being delivered to over 250 million students? What will be the impact of digital- and distance-learning, of commercial for-profit new entrants to the higher education market, of government austerity, of globalization, of student consumerism? Exploring the origins and the concept, the idea and the ideal, of the university, this Very Short Introduction discusses one of the world's oldest, most resilient, and most adaptable institutions. David Palfreyman and Paul Temple consider the links between universities and the economy, and the role of universities within society. Highlighting some of the key questions surrounding the position of universities, they ask how the university can be politically accountable for its taxpayer funding, if it needs to be autonomous to function effectively as a public good. Are professors professional enough in their teaching practices at a time that increasing tuition fees transform students more and more into consumers? And just what does 'academic freedom' for university faculties really entail? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
  • BGPQN
    Mike Haskins
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    At last, no more parents! But who's going to do your washing, and bail you out when you're short of cash? Hmm, you're going to need survival skills: * Think positively: don't think of it as a student loan, think of it as the government's round (every night for three years). * Do try to sleep well. Don't do it during lectures. This mischievous little book will help you see through your university years with tongue-in-cheek advice and cheeky illustrations.
  • BNVGL
    Harriet Plyler
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    The down-to-earth and often hilarious reviews could only have been written by British students interviewing other students - one even couch-surfing and crisscrossing the US by Greyhound bus, talking to students at universities around the country, and writing spot-on reviews as he went. Uni in the USA takes readers through the application process, step by step, and gives insider info on getting in, scholarships, fellow students, best dormitories and campus bars, life on campus and off. In short, what it's really like to be there. Who is this book for? The media is full of recommendations for students to choose the US but they and their parents typically don't know how to go about it. This book answers all their questions - accurately, impartially and wittily. It is the authoritative resource for anyone - student, parent, teacher - considering uni in the USA.
  • AYKEL
    Mark M. Jarzombek
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    At the end of the nineteenth century, MIT occupied an assortment of laboratories, classrooms, offices, and student facilities scattered across Boston's Back Bay. In 1912, backed by some of the country's leading financiers and industrialists, MIT officials purchased an undeveloped tract of land in Cambridge. Largely on the basis of a recommendation from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., MIT hired the Ecole des Beaux-Arts--trained architect William Welles Bosworth to build and design a new campus. Designing MIT is the first book to detail Bosworth's challenges in the planning and construction of MIT's unique Cambridge campus. MIT professor of architecture Mark Jarzombek provides a fascinating sample of the architectural debates of the time. He examines the competing project proposals -- including one from Ralph Adams Cram, noted for his gothic West Point campus -- and describes how Bosworth found his classically oriented vision challenged by the engineer John Freeman, a proponent of Frederick W. Taylor's new principle of scientific management. Jarzombek shows that their conflict ultimately resulted in a far more innovative design than either of their individual approaches would have produced, one that employed new European concepts of industrialism, efficiency, and aesthetics in academic structures. Generously illustrated with images from the MIT archives, the story of Bosworth's new "Tech" offers more than just insight into the planning of a campus. Fraught with artistic clashes, bureaucratic tangles, and contemporary politics, the story of MIT's design sheds light on the academic culture of the early twentieth century, the role of patronage in the world of architecture, and the history of the Beaux-Arts style in the United States.
  • AILXY
    Joanne Broder Sumerson
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    This all-inclusive, practical guide will help graduate students design, conduct, and finish an academic dissertation or thesis with minimal drama. The structure of the book follows the sequential flow of a dissertation process from choosing a smart study topic, selecting research design options, to presenting a successful oral defense. Filled with protocols, tips, and reminders, the book presents the best, most direct and timely research practices based upon theoretical and empirical evidence, as well as the perspective and experiences of the author and others who have survived writing their dissertations. This indispensible guide will help students: pick the best members to serve on his/her dissertation committee including pointers for managing the committee dynamics and feedback; understand the legal regulations and ethical guidelines for all parts of the research process; work through common barriers, such as procrastination, perfectionism, and writer's block, and more.
  • AXHQS
    Roderick A. Ferguson
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    In the post-World War II period, students rebelled against the archaic university. In student-led movements, they fought for the new kinds of public the university needed to serve-women, minorities, immigrants, indigenous people, and more-with a success that had a profound impact on the intellectual landscape of the twentieth century. Because of their efforts, ethnic studies, women's studies, and American studies were born, and minority communities have become more visible and important to academic debate. Less than fifty years since this pivotal shift in the academy, however, the university is fighting back. In We Demand, Roderick A. Ferguson shows how the university, particularly the public university, is moving away from "the people" in all their diversity. As more resources are put toward STEM education, humanities and interdisciplinary programs are being cut and shuttered. This has had a devastating effect on the pursuit of knowledge, and on interdisciplinary programs born from the hard work and effort of an earlier generation. This is not only a reactionary move against the social advances since the '60s and '70s, but part of the larger threat of anti-intellectualism in the United States.
  • BMEGP
    Dan Marshall
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    Do you become enraged when your beer bottles topple over in the fridge?Have you ever wished you could listen to your lectures in half the time? This fully illustrated manual solves your everyday dilemmas, from ways to make your student loan stretch further to revision hacks and much, much more. Whether you're a fresh-faced fresher or a seasoned student searching for shortcuts, this trusty guide will make your uni life easier, more productive, and most importantly, more fun.