Book Reviews

Book Review: 10 Real SATs

10 Real SATs (2nd Edition), by The College Board Paperback – 681 pages (August 2000), published by The College Entrance Examination Board; ISBN: 0874476542 There’s an old song lyric that goes, “Ain’t nothin’ like the real thing, baby.” Well, if you’re planning to prepare to take the SAT I, you can get your hands on ...

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Book Review: The Official Preppy Handbook

The Official Preppy Handbook, edited by Lisa Birnbach Paperback – 224 pages (1980 – currently out of print, but used copies may be available on Amazon.com) Workman Publishing The subtitle reads: “Look, Muffy, a book for us.” I hesitated before commenting on The Official Preppy Handbook, but it is such a timeless cult classic that ...

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Book Review: Panicked Parents Guide To College Admissions

Panicked Parents’ Guide to College Admissions – Table of Contents Acknowledgment Introduction 1. All in the Family: Decisions and Dynamics How Involved Should Parents Be in the College Selection Process? Self-Assessment Survey for Parents Self-Assessment Survey for Students Pressure Points 2. Matchmaking, Matchmaking: Choosing the “Right” College “What Kind of School Am I?” How many ...

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Book Review: How to Survive and Thrive in College

Once Upon a Campus: Tantalizing Truths about College from People Who’ve Already Messed Up (Paperback) By Trent Anderson (Author), Seppy Basili (Author) “Don’t expect to recognize yourself four years from now…”‘ This little 4.5-inch high, 8.5-inch wide, 272-page Kaplan Publishing book gets rave reviews from those who have read it. It offers universal, timeless wisdom ...

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College Admissions Book Review: Admissions Confidential

Admissions Confidential : An Insiders Account of the Elite College Selection Process, by Rachel Toor, Textbook Binding – 288 pages, St Martins Pr (Trade) While we are preparing our full review of Admissions Confidential, here’s some information from our partner, Amazon.com. By the way, our site and this book are not related, despite the use ...

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Book Review: Colleges That Change Lives

Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools You Should Know About Even If You’re Not a Straight-A Student (Revised Edition), by Loren Pope Paperback – 304 pages, Penguin USA This book has caused quite a stir among the Web’s college-discussion-group crowd. As the subtitle implies, it’s about a group of colleges that offer extraordinary educational value ...

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Book Review: On Writing The College Application Essay

On Writing the College Application Essay, by Harry Bauld Paperback – 138 pages, August 1987, published by Barnes & Noble This little college book is worth its weight in acceptance letters. It’s as fresh and pertinent today as it was back in 1987 when it first came out. Not many college books go through as ...

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Book Review: Hillel Guide To Jewish Life On Campus

Hillel Guide to Jewish Life on Campus (14th Edition), edited by Ruth Fredman Cernea and Jeff Rubin Paperback – 296 pages, Princeton Review; ISBN: 0375754709 Hillel, the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Princeton Review-Random House publicity notes for this book aptly note: “With 85% of young ...

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Book Review: Elements Of Style, Application Essay Guide

The Elements of Style, William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White Paperback – 105 pages; 4th edition, Allyn & Bacon; If you haven’t encountered this timeless classic in high school, you’ll be seeing it in freshman English at college. The wisdom in this little volume is the shortest route between your current writing skill level ...

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Book Review: Peterson’s Colleges With Programs for LD Students

Peterson’s Colleges With Programs for Students With Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorders (6th Revised edition), by Stephen S. Strichart, Charles T. Mangrum II, et al. Paperback – 672 pages, Petersons Guides With all the attention being paid these days to ADD-HD (Attention Deficit Disorder-Hyperactivity Disorder), the need emerged for a specialized college search tool, ...

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