The Virgin University Survival Guide

Author: Karla Fitzhugh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448132789

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 9138

University can be a bit of a jungle - student loans, essay deadlines and 'Freshers Week' are just a few hazards. But with the Virgin University Survival Guide you'll never be lost again. This unique university guide provides practical advice on all aspects of university 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, how to make the most of your new-found social life. After all, it's not all about studying....
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Insider's Guide to Applying to University

Author: Karla Fitzhugh

Publisher: Trotman, Limited

ISBN: 9781844553976

Category: College applications

Page: 180

View: 3567

Is your son or daughter applying to university? Are you looking to discover the secrets of a successful university application? Your complete guide to how the UK university admissions system really works, the Insider's Guide to Applying to University gives the full picture about university applications – from selecting your degree course and university to accepting an offer or going through clearing. Containing essential tips for applicants, the Insider's Guide to Applying to University reveals the real reasons why universities reject a quarter of applications and offers practical tips on how to avoid being part of this statistic. Full of honest insights about key differences between what the official information says and what actually happens, the Insider's Guide to Applying to University discloses vital information you can't find in university prospectuses, from how the application process really works to securing a place on the university degree course of your choice. Including a summary at the end of each chapter with a checklist of the points to remember, there are useful hints and tips from students, admissions tutors and careers professionals, advice on the UCAS personal statement and attending interviews, and information about common misconceptions about courses. With an 8% increase in the number of full-time university applications for 2010 (the biggest rise in eight years) and the trend set to continue, it's vital to ensure the best university application possible - particularly when there university funding cuts threaten a significant reducation in university places available. UCAS has already predicted a challenging and competitive year for those wanting to go to university. It remains the case that the UCAS personal statement is a pivotal part of the UCAS application process, since even with the new A* qualifcation, A level results are no longer enough to guarantee a successful university application. Fortunately, the Insider's Guide to Applying to University gives current advice from experts to ensure you can present a winning application to a university admissions panel. Unravelling the mysteries of university applications and highlighting what admissions tutors are really looking for in prospective students, the Insider's Guide to Applying to University is your indispensable resource if you want to get ahead in applying to university. Can you afford not to?
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Coping with Stress at University

A Survival Guide

Author: Stephen Palmer,Angela Puri

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412907330

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 7882

Discusses the problems and stresses that a student may experience during their college career, exploring stressful situations ranging from exam pressure and homesickness to relationship problems and financial worries.
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A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age

Scientific Habits of Mind

Author: David J. Helfand

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231541023

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 4847

We live in the Information Age, with billions of bytes of data just two swipes away. Yet how much of this is mis- or even disinformation? A lot of it is, and your search engine can't tell the difference. As a result, an avalanche of misinformation threatens to overwhelm the discourse we so desperately need to address complex social problems such as climate change, the food and water crises, biodiversity collapse, and emerging threats to public health. This book provides an inoculation against the misinformation epidemic by cultivating scientific habits of mind. Anyone can do it—indeed, everyone must do it if our species is to survive on this crowded and finite planet. This survival guide supplies an essential set of apps for the prefrontal cortex while making science both accessible and entertaining. It will dissolve your fear of numbers, demystify graphs, and elucidate the key concepts of probability, all while celebrating the precise use of language and logic. David Helfand, one of our nation's leading astronomers and science educators, has taught scientific habits of mind to generations in the classroom, where he continues to wage a provocative battle against sloppy thinking and the encroachment of misinformation.
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University Life

Making it Work for You

Author: Lauren Lucien

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230392326

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 168

View: 4597

'Hello and welcome to the start of your university life. I'm Lauren and I wrote this book as a student. Now that uni is more expensive than ever it's essential to have a guide that'll help you through sticky situations, learn how to study well and have fun at the same time - because I think we should be getting the most we can for our money. Hope you enjoy reading it and starting your new life as a student!' Lauren Lucien Creative Writing with English Literature graduate, Kingston University, UK Make university life work for you with the most up-to-date guide to student life. Do you want to know: • what it is really like when you start uni and what you should take with you • how to successfully tackle assignments and manage exams • what to eat, the best way to budget your money, and how to keep yourself healthy • how to make the most out of your time in higher education With masses of tips and inside stories from fellow students, you'll get first-hand, genuine information on what being a student is really like.
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Fresher Pressure

The Ultimate Student Survival Guide

Author: Aidan Macfarlane,Ann McPherson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192861672

Category: College student orientation.

Page: 238

View: 9436

How to survive the first year of university or college is the subject of this practical guide, which covers such subjects as friends, finances, food and diet, sex, stress and anxiety, expectations and challenges, accommodation, studying and much more.
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The Actor's Life

A Survival Guide

Author: Jenna Fischer

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 1944648232

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

View: 3628

Jenna Fischer's Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Louis. With a theater degree in hand, she was determined, she was confident, she was ready to work hard. So, what could go wrong? Uh, basically everything. The path to being a professional actor was so much more vast and competitive than she’d imagined. It would be eight long years before she landed her iconic role on The Office, nearly a decade of frustration, struggle, rejection and doubt. If only she’d had a handbook for the aspiring actor. Or, better yet, someone to show her the way—an established actor who could educate her about the business, manage her expectations, and reassure her in those moments of despair. Jenna wants to be that person for you. With amusing candor and wit, Fischer spells out the nuts and bolts of getting established in the profession, based on her own memorable and hilarious experiences. She tells you how to get the right headshot, what to look for in representation, and the importance of joining forces with other like-minded artists and creating your own work—invaluable advice personally acquired from her many years of struggle. She provides helpful hints on how to be gutsy and take risks, the tricks to good auditioning and callbacks, and how not to fall for certain scams (auditions in a guy’s apartment are probably not legit—or at least not for the kind of part you’re looking for!). Her inspiring, helpful guidance feels like a trusted friend who’s made the journey, and has now returned to walk beside you, pointing out the pitfalls as you blaze your own path towards the life of a professional actor.
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The Virgin Way

If It's Not Fun, It's Not Worth Doing

Author: Richard Branson

Publisher: Portfolio Trade

ISBN: 1591847982

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 3488

This is a book on leadership from someone who has never read a book on leadership in his life. While building the Virgin Group over the course of forty years, Richard Branson has never shied away from tackling seemingly outlandish challenges that others (including his own colleagues on many occasions) considered sheer lunacy. He has taken on giants like British Airways and won, and monsters like Coca-Cola and lost. Now Branson gives an inside look at his strikingly different, swashbuckling style of leadership. Learn how fun, family, passion, and the dying art of listening are key components to what his extended family of employees around the world has always dubbed (with a wink) "the Virgin Way." This unique perspective comes from a man who dropped out of school at sixteen, suffers from dyslexia, and has never worked for anyone but himself. He may be famous for thinking outside the box--an expression he despises--but Branson asserts that "you'll never have to think outside the box if you refuse to let anyone build one around you."
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Inheritors of the Earth

How Nature Is Thriving in an Age of Extinction

Author: Chris D. Thomas

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610397282

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 3322

Human activity has irreversibly changed the natural environment. But the news isn't all bad. It's accepted wisdom today that human beings have permanently damaged the natural world, causing extinction, deforestation, pollution, and of course climate change. But in Inheritors of the Earth, biologist Chris Thomas shows that this obscures a more hopeful truth--we're also helping nature grow and change. Human cities and mass agriculture have created new places for enterprising animals and plants to live, and our activities have stimulated evolutionary change in virtually every population of living species. Most remarkably, Thomas shows, humans may well have raised the rate at which new species are formed to the highest level in the history of our planet. Drawing on the success stories of diverse species, from the ochre-colored comma butterfly to the New Zealand pukeko, Thomas overturns the accepted story of declining biodiversity on Earth. In so doing, he questions why we resist new forms of life, and why we see ourselves as unnatural. Ultimately, he suggests that if life on Earth can recover from the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs, it can survive the onslaughts of the technological age. This eye-opening book is a profound reexamination of the relationship between humanity and the natural world.
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The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History, Religion, and Culture

Author: Judith R. Baskin,Kenneth Seeskin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316224368

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 1104

The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History, Religion, and Culture is a comprehensive and engaging overview of Jewish life, from its origins in the ancient Near East to its impact on contemporary popular culture. The twenty-one essays, arranged historically and thematically, and written specially for this volume by leading scholars, examine the development of Judaism and the evolution of Jewish history and culture over many centuries and in a range of locales. They emphasize the ongoing diversity and creativity of the Jewish experience. Unlike previous anthologies, which concentrate on elite groups and expressions of a male-oriented rabbinic culture, this volume also includes the range of experiences of ordinary people and looks at the lives and achievements of women in every place and era. The many illustrations, maps, timeline, and glossary of important terms enhance this book's accessibility to students and general readers.
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The Virgin Encyclopedia of 80s Music

Author: Colin Larkin

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 543

View: 5126

Remember the 80's? The Virgin Encyclopedia of 80's Music is a complete handbook of information and opinion about the history of the most fragmented and frequently maligned decade in the history of popular music. Here are 1000 entries on the bands, musicians, songwriters, producers and record labels - everyone who had a significant impact on the development of rock and pop music in those ten years, from the New Romantics who brought colour and image to fill the gap left by punk and the new wave, to the stadium acts who provided a launch pad for Live Aid, to the myriad variations of house and techno spawned in the latter half of the Eighties. As well as all the giants of the period the encyclopedia has the range and depth to include artists who flourished briefly and yet were quintessential to the decade. A perfect mix of fact and informed opinion contained in one single volume, distilled from the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, universally acclaimed as the world's leading source of reference on rock and pop history. Informed, infatuating and invaluable.
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Selling Rights

Author: Lynette Owen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317611802

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 4696

Selling Rights has firmly established itself as the leading guide to all aspects of rights sales and co-publications throughout the world. The seventh edition is substantially updated to illustrate the changes in rights in relation to new technologies and legal developments in the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. This fully revised and updated edition includes: coverage of the full range of potential rights from English-language territorial rights through to serial rights, permissions, rights for the reading-impaired, translation rights, dramatization and documentary rights, electronic and multimedia rights More detailed coverage of Creative Commons and Open Access The aftermath of the Digital Economy Act 2010, the Hooper Report and new UK Statutory Instruments affecting copyright Updated coverage of book fairs The implications of adding e-book rights to print licences A separate chapter on collective licensing via Reproduction Rights Organizations The impact of new electronic hardware (e-readers, tablets, mobile phones) – the distinction between sales and licences the rights implications of acquisitions, mergers and disposals updates on serial rights, including online New appendices listing territories normally sought as exclusive by UK publishers and a glossary of rights specific terms. Selling Rights is an essential reference tool and an accessible and illuminating guide to current and future issues for rights professionals and students of publishing.
Posted in Social Science

Culture Shock! Britain

A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette

Author: Terry Tan

Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781558689268

Category: Travel

Page: 342

View: 2050

Whether you travel for business, pleasure, or a combination of the two, the ever-popular "Culture Shock!" series belongs in your backpack or briefcase. Get the nuts-and-bolts information you need to survive and thrive wherever you go. "Culture Shock!" country guides are easy-to-read, accurate, and entertaining crash courses in local customs and etiquette. "Culture Shock!" practical guides offer the inside information you need whether you're a student, a parent, a globetrotter, or a working traveler. "Culture Shock!" at your Door guides equip you for daily life in some of the world's most cosmopolitan cities. And "Culture Shock!" Success Secrets guides offer relevant, practical information with the real-life insights and cultural know-how that can make the difference between business success and failure. Each "Culture Shock!" title is written by someone who's lived and worked in the country, and each book is packed with practical, accurate, and enjoyable information to help you find your way and feel at home.
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A Naturalist's Guide to the Tropics

Author: Marco Lambertini

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226468280

Category: Nature

Page: 312

View: 5378

Beautifully illustrated throughout with color plates, photographs, and drawings, this volume is a comprehensive introduction to the natural history of the tropics worldwide. 59 color photos. 21 maps.
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Making Out Like a Virgin

SEX, DESIRE and INTIMACY After SEXUAL TRAUMA

Author: Catriona McHardy,Cathy Plourde

Publisher: Portlyn Media

ISBN: 9781944568009

Category: Education

Page: 186

View: 4270

Making Out Like a Virgin: Sex, Desire & Intimacy After Sexual Trauma is a unique and moving collection of personal nonfiction essays that detail how each writer has moved beyond mere survival of sexual trauma to unapologetically discover a sexually and emotionally thriving life. Making Out Like a Virgin is not a collection of victim narratives, nor a healing workbook. Instead, this book is a bold new addition to generations of stories told by survivors. The mission of these writers is not to recount their individual trauma but to detail what has helped them reclaim both body and sexual desire. "Making out like a virgin" serves as a metaphor, giving permission to sizzle and seize the moment. By telling their stories, these writers share their strength and successes found somewhere between the big shifts and small intimate moments, inspiring others while furthering their own healing. The anthology features 17 contributor--women, men, and transgender--from 5 countries; ranging in age from their mid-20s to their late 60s; hailing from Dubai, Cairo, Dublin, Toronto, Melbourne, and from across the United States. These writers offer answers to: - What does it mean to not just survive, but to flourish? - Is it possible to ever again feel powerful and confident in one's own body and within relationships? - Can someone move beyond being limited or controlled by a tragic event? "Making Out Like a Virgin is the collective power of a community of people who have refused to let the circumstances of their younger selves dictate the course of the rest of their lives. The individuals in this community have found the strength to become sexually and emotionally whole--a healing that transcends gender and orientation." (from the foreword by Sue William Silverman, author, Love Sick: One Woman's Journey Through Sexual Addiction) Edited and introduced by Catriona McHardy and Cathy Plourde with a foreword by Sue William Silverman. Paperback, audio and eBook formats will release simultaneously. The audiobook edition is performed by award-winning narrator Tavia Gilbert. Making Out Like a Virgin: Sex, Desire & Intimacy After Sexual Trauma is the inaugural publication of Portlyn Media, an imprint of Animal Mineral Press. Animal Mineral is the parent company for a set of publishing imprints that cover different aspects of sex, sexuality, and relationships, including non-fiction, faith-based romance, erotica, and other fiction for youth, new adults, and adults.
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How Women Decide

Author: Therese Huston

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0544416104

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 2798

“An authoritative guide to help women navigate the workplace and their everyday life with greater success and impact” (Forbes). So, you’ve earned a seat at the table. What happens next? We all face hard decisions every day—and the choices we make, and how others perceive them, can be life changing. There are countless books on how to make those tough calls, but How Women Decide is the first to examine a much overlooked truth: Men and women reach verdicts differently, and often in surprising ways. Stress? It makes women more focused. Confidence? Caution can lead to stronger resolutions. And despite popular misconceptions, women are just as decisive as men—though they may pay for it. Pulling from the latest science on decision-making, as well as lively stories of real women and their experiences, cognitive scientist Therese Huston teaches us how we can better shape our habits, perceptions, and strategies, not just to make the most of our own opportunities, but to reform the culture and bring out the best results—regardless of who’s behind them.
Posted in Psychology

Mother of God

Author: N.A

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300156138

Category:

Page: N.A

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Part-Time Paleo

How to Go Paleo Without Going Crazy

Author: Leanne Ely

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101635061

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 4124

Going Paleo does not have to be a full-time job! Paleo is today’s fastest-growing food trend, and while it has many benefits, getting started can be intimidating and confusing. In Part-Time Paleo, nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author Leanne Ely helps remove those obstacles as she teaches you how to: Equip your kitchen for success Stock your pantry, fridge, and freezer for quick and easy meals Simplify your life with menu plans, grocery lists, and serving suggestions Harness the magic of your slow cooker Make dozens of delicious gluten-and dairy-free recipes Part-Time Paleo makes going Paleo fun, easy, and delicious.
Posted in Health & Fitness

Cat's Eye

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307797964

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 1830

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Blind Assassin comes a breathtaking novel about a woman grappling with the tangled knot of her life. Disturbing, hilarious, and compassionate, Cat’s Eye is the story of Elaine Risley, a controversial painter who returns to Toronto, the city of her youth, for a retrospective of her art. Engulfed by vivid images of the past, she reminisces about a trio of girls who initiated her into the fierce politics of childhood and its secret world of friendship, longing, and betrayal. Elaine must come to terms with her own identity as a daughter, a lover, an artist, and a woman—but above all she must seek release from her haunting memories.
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