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College - What Parents Need to Know Booklet

College - What Parents Need to Know

This book is an excellent resource for the parents of incoming college students. Addressing common concerns of parents, it provides the information they need to guide their college students.

Filled with practical tips and advice, this book will show your parents how they can help their children have a successful, positive college experience.

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Getting the Most Out of College Booklet

Getting the Most Out of College

This book is a blueprint for success for new college students. Filled with practical, insightful tips and recommendations, it shows students how to excel both in and out of the classroom.

It is great for freshman courses and programs, orientations, counseling centers, and academic advising.

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How to Get Good Grades in College Booklet

How to Get Good Grades in College

This book is an excellent resource for college academic support programs, new student orientations, and "freshman success" courses.

More than a study skills booklet, this book shows students how to succeed in college. It's also a great handout for high school seniors getting ready to go to college.

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How to Prepare for a Career and Get a Great Job Booklet

How to Prepare for a Career and Get a Great Job

This book encourages students to prepare for their career by being involved in meaningful activities, getting relevant work experience, and by developing leadership, communication, and job skills.

It is a valuable resource for career counseling, academic advising, and Career Development courses.

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Graduate School - A Guide for Undergraduate Students Booklet

Graduate School - A Guide for Undergraduate Students

This book is a valuable resource for students considering graduate or professional school. It’s ideal for freshmen through seniors.

It contains a wealth of information on program requirements, admission criteria, applications, deadlines, admission tests, and much more.

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What Schools Look for in a Teacher Booklet

What Schools Look for in a Teacher

Dr. John DeCotis has had a long and successful career as a school administrator. His book shows students how to become the kind of teachers that schools want to hire.

This book is perfect for students getting ready to student teach and for those looking for their first teaching job.

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