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Making the Grade

Author : Howard S. Becker
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Based on three years of detailed anthropological observation, this account of undergraduate culture portrays students' academic relations to faculty and administration as one of subjection. With rare intervals in crisis moments, student life has always been dominated by grades and grade point averages. The authors of Making the Grade maintain that, though it has taken different forms from tune to time, the emphasis on grades has persisted in academic life. From this premise they argue that the social organization giving rise to this emphasis has remained remarkably stable throughout the century. Becker, Geer, and Hughes discuss various aspects of college life and examine the degree of autonomy students have over each facet of their lives. Students negotiate with authorities the conditions of campus political and organizational life--the student government, independent student organizations, and the student newspaper--and preserve substantial areas of autonomous action for themselves. Those same authorities leave them to run such aspects of their private lives as friendships and dating as they wish. But, when it comes to academic matters, students are subject to the decisions of college faculties and administrators. Becker deals with this continuing lack of autonomy in student life in his new introduction. He also examines new phenomena, such as the impact of -grade inflation- and how the world of real adult work has increasingly made professional and technical expertise, in addition to high grades, the necessary condition for success. Making the Grade continues to be an unparalleled contribution to the studies of academics, students, and college life. It will be of interest to university administrators, professors, students, and sociologists.

Making the Grade

Author : Carl W. Bosch
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The reader must decide what to do when extra soccer practice has resulted in a poor report card

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Making the Grade

Author : Bill Jones
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Making the Grade

Author : Tony Wagner
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This book provides a guide for a long-overdue public dialogue about why and how we need to reinvent our nation's schools. How has the world changed for our children; what do all students need to know in light of these changes; how do we hold students and schools accountable for results; what do good schools look like; and what must leaders do to create more of these schools? These are some of the questions that drive this book. The answers emerging to these questions may surprise many. The most successful public schools of the 21st century look a lot more like our 19th century village schools than our current factory model of schooling. This book describes these "new village schools" that have been created in the last decade and suggests that they are a prototype for the schools of the future.

Making the Grade

Author : Mark Pruitt
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Want to dominate your college classes? Making the Grade can help you learn more effectively, earn killer grades, and help you have an awesome college experience. These short, easy-to-read lessons can improve the way you take notes, The way you study, And The way you use your time. When Mark Pruitt followed these techniques, he made a 95% or higher in every class. Let Mark help you get the most out of your college years...TODAY!

Making the Grade

Author : Valeaira Luppens
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For music teachers and substitute music teachers of grades 3-6. Lesson plans specifically target each of the nine MENC National Standards for Music Education. Each standard is represented by a unit of creative lesson plans that incorporate folk, classical, and original music -- 55 lessons in all! Every lesson clearly details the materials needed, introduces the activity, explains concepts, and builds and reinforces students' musical skills. Reproducible student worksheets are included, saving preparation time for the teacher while encouraging student thinking skills as well as musical skills.

Making the Grade

Author : William A. Fischel
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A significant factor for many people deciding where to live is the quality of the local school district, with superior schools creating a price premium for housing. The result is a “race to the top,” as all school districts attempt to improve their performance in order to attract homebuyers. Given the importance of school districts to the daily lives of children and families, it is surprising that their evolution has not received much attention. In this provocative book, William Fischel argues that the historical development of school districts reflects Americans’ desire to make their communities attractive to outsiders. The result has been a standardized, interchangeable system of education not overly demanding for either students or teachers, one that involved parents and local voters in its governance and finance. Innovative in its focus on bottom-up processes generated by individual behaviors rather than top-down decisions by bureaucrats, Making the Grade provides a new perspective on education reform that emphasizes how public schools form the basis for the localized social capital in American towns and cities.

Making the Grade

Author : Nicholas Mocciolo
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The single-source reference on career advancement and exam-taking skills for wherever you are in the exam process. The author shares a wealth of practical tips and techniques to increase your probability of passing every exam on your first try, just as he did. Information on actuarial organizations in the U.S. and Canada to help you navigate their educational programs, and better understand possible career options and paths. A review of communications and leadership skills that will make you more marketable and facilitate your rise to the top. Specifically targeted to actuarial students. Please note there are no returns on the digital version. "The content of this volume will be found indispensable to anyone embarking upon a daunting process which is likely to devour a significant part of young adulthood. It should be included as no less a part of the employment package for an aspiring actuary than fringe benefit descriptions and a W-4 form" - Robert W Batten, FSA Professor Emeritus of Actuarial Science Georgia State University "This is the only book on the market that directly addresses how to successfully navigate the entire actuarial exam system. Students who read this book are likely both to improve their pass rate on exams and to experience less anxiety both before and after exam day." - Robin Cunningham, Ph.D., FSA Co-Author Models for Quantifying Risk "Given that you can spend over 300 hours studying for just one actuarial examination, it is well worth an investment of two to three hours to read this fine summary of how to study for and write actuarial exams. Written in an easy style, this book is full of sound suggestions to improve your effciency on these trying examinations. Not only that, but if you follow the advice given faithfully, it could just make the difference between receiving a six verses a five." - Robert L. Brown, Ph.D., FSA, FCIA, ACAS Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo President Society of Actuaries 2000-2001 "I am impressed with the information and insight that you provided in the book. Your book gave me hope. I will be using your advice in the future. I especially liked your insight on communication and leadership skills. After reading your book, I am confident that I have a bright future in the field. Thank you so much for boosting my confidence." -- Kiran, Actuarial Student

Making the Grade

Author : Martin V. Covington
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Students utilize a variety of techniques to avoid failure, ranging from cheating to setting easily obtained goals. This study analyzes educational implications derived from self-worth theory in reference to current educational dilemmas.