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The College Essay Trap 2015 2016 Edition

Author : Cassie Nichols
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There's no end to the advice you can get when you're writing your college application essay. Yet students fall into the same trap over and over. Every year, college admissions officers are forced to slog through the same formulaic essays written on the same stale topics. In this book, you'll learn about the most common mistakes students make when writing their college application essays. You'll learn about topics and writing styles that seem alluring, or even expected, but will actually hurt your chances of acceptance. You'll learn how to use your essay to convey who you really are as a person. You'll learn how to set yourself apart in the eyes of college admission officers and show them why you belong at their school. Like most traps, the College Essay Trap is easy to avoid. You just have to know what to look for. "A remarkably useful short book to read and keep handy. The College Essay Trap offers as nifty and insightful a set of advice as I've come across. As someone who has read tens of thousands of such essays over the years, I found my self nodding in strong agreement with each "trap" [Nichols] describes and how best to avoid it." - Fred Hargadon, Former Dean of Admissions at Princeton, Stanford and Swarthmore.

Civil Wrongs and Justice in Private Law

Author : Paul B. Miller
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"Civil wrongs occupy a significant place in private law. They are particularly prominent in tort law, but equally have a place in contract law, property and intellectual property law, unjust enrichment, fiduciary law, and in equity more broadly. For example, some tort theorists maintain that tort law is best understood as a (or perhaps the) law of civil wrongs and some contract law theorists maintain that breach of contract is a civil wrong. Civil wrongs are also a preoccupation of leading general theories of private law, including corrective justice and civil recourse theories. According to these and other theories, the centrality of civil wrongs to civil liability shows that private law is fundamentally concerned with the expression and enforcement of norms of justice appropriate to interpersonal interaction and association. Others, sounding notes of caution or criticism, argue that a preoccupation with wrongs and remedies has meant neglect of other ways in which private law serves justice, and ways in which private law serves values other than justice. The present volume comprises original papers written by a wide variety of legal theorists and philosophers exploring the nature of civil wrongs, their place in private law, and their relationship to other forms of wrongdoing. It should be of broad interest to lawyers and legal theorists as well as moral and political theorists"--

Your College Admissions Game Plan 2015 2016

Author : Kaplan Test Prep
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The essential pocket guide to making the most of high school, updated for today’s ninth through 12th-graders. Is it too early to start applying for college scholarships in ninth grade? Do I need to take AP classes and AP tests? How important are extracurricular activities when applying to college? What is on the New PSAT and SAT? These questions and many more are answered in this revised edition of Kaplan’s Your College Admissions Game Plan. This easy-to-use guide provides up-to-date information and more than 50 tips and strategies as well as essential checklists for ninth, 10th-, 11th-, and 12th-graders to help prepare for college. It also provides information for parents and students on time management, stress reduction, and problem solving. Conveniently portable, Your College Admissions Game Plan will help parents and students navigate the path through high school knowing that they took the right steps to prepare for college. Must-know topics include: the application process and finding scholarships; campus visits; working with your guidance counselor; taking important tests like the New PSAT, New SAT, ACT, and AP exams; letters of recommendation; purchasing the right computer, and more. This new edition has been updated with information about the New PSAT, New SAT, revised ACT, and updated APs, as well as a completely revised chapter from Kaplan's annual College Admissions Officer survey highlighting the key trends in college admissions at the top colleges and universities in the United States.

The Economics of Poverty Traps

Author : Christopher B. Barrett
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What circumstances or behaviors turn poverty into a cycle that perpetuates across generations? The answer to this question carries especially important implications for the design and evaluation of policies and projects intended to reduce poverty. Yet a major challenge analysts and policymakers face in understanding poverty traps is the sheer number of mechanisms—not just financial, but also environmental, physical, and psychological—that may contribute to the persistence of poverty all over the world. The research in this volume explores the hypothesis that poverty is self-reinforcing because the equilibrium behaviors of the poor perpetuate low standards of living. Contributions explore the dynamic, complex processes by which households accumulate assets and increase their productivity and earnings potential, as well as the conditions under which some individuals, groups, and economies struggle to escape poverty. Investigating the full range of phenomena that combine to generate poverty traps—gleaned from behavioral, health, and resource economics as well as the sociology, psychology, and environmental literatures—chapters in this volume also present new evidence that highlights both the insights and the limits of a poverty trap lens. The framework introduced in this volume provides a robust platform for studying well-being dynamics in developing economies.

Capable Women Incapable States

Author : Poulami Roychowdhury
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"How do women claim rights against violence in India and with what consequences? By observing how survivors navigate the Indian criminal justice system, Roychowdhury provides a unique lens on rights negotiations in the world's largest democracy. She finds that women interact with the law not by following legal procedure or abiding by the rules, but by deploying collective threats and doing the work of the state themselves. They do so because law enforcement personnel are incapacitated and unwilling to enforce the law. As a result, rights negotiations do not necessarily lead to more woman-friendly outcomes or better legal enforcement. Instead, they allow some women to make gains outside the law: repossess property and children, negotiate cash settlements, join women's groups, access paid employment, develop a sense of self-assurance, and become members of the public sphere. Capable Women, Incapable States shows how the Indian criminal justice system governs violence against women not by protecting them from harm, but by forcing them to become "capable": to take the law into their own hands and complete the hard work that incapable and unwilling state officials refuse to complete. Roychowdhury's book houses implications for how we understand gender inequality and governance not just in India, but large parts of the world where political mobilization for rights confronts negligent criminal justice systems"--

Divine Programming

Author : Charlotte E. Howell
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From the mid-90s to the present, television drama with religious content has come to reflect the growing cultural divide between white middle-America and concentrated urban elites. As author Charlotte E. Howell argues in this book, by 2016, television narratives of white Christianity had become entirely disconnected from the religion they were meant to represent. Programming labeled 'family-friendly' became a euphemism for white, middlebrow America, and developing audience niches became increasingly significant to serial dramatic television. Utilizing original case studies and interviews, Divine Programming investigates the development, writing, producing, marketing, and positioning of key series including 7th Heaven, Friday Night Lights, Rectify, Supernatural, Jane the Virgin, Daredevil, and Preacher. As this book shows, there has historically been a deep ambivalence among television production cultures regarding religion and Christianity more specifically. It illustrates how middle-American television audiences lost significance within the Hollywood television industry and how this in turn has informed and continues to inform television programming on a larger scale. In recent years, upscale audience niches have aligned with the perceived tastes of affluent, educated, multicultural, and-importantly-secular elites. As a result, the televised representation of white Christianity had to be othered, and shifted into the unreality of fantastic genres to appeal to niche audiences. To examine this effect, Howell looks at religious representation through four approaches - establishment, distancing, displacement, and use - and looks at series across a variety of genres and outlets in order to provied varied analyses of each theme.

Cracking the AP U S History Exam 2016 Edition

Author : Princeton Review
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP SCORE A PERFECT 5! Equip yourself to ace the AP U.S. History Exam with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide—including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, access to our AP Connect portal online, and 2 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations. This eBook edition is optimized for on-screen learning with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. Written by the experts at The Princeton Review, Cracking the AP U.S. History Exam arms you to take on the test and achieve your highest possible score. Techniques That Actually Work. • Tried-and-true strategies to help you avoid traps and beat the test • Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically • Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score. • Detailed coverage of the short-answer questions and source-based multiple-choice questions • In-depth guidance on the document-based and long essay questions • Up-to-date information on the 2016 exam • Access to AP Connect, our online portal for helpful pre-college information and exam updates Practice Your Way to Excellence. • 2 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations • End-of-chapter review questions to test your retention of the material • Pacing drills to help you maximize your points

Cracking the ACT with 6 Practice Tests 2015 Edition

Author : Princeton Review
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THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS. Get all the prep you need to ace the ACT with 6 full-length practice tests, thorough ACT topic reviews, and extra practice online. This eBook edition is formatted for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. Techniques That Actually Work. • Powerful tactics to avoid traps and beat the ACT • Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically • Essential strategies to help you work smarter, not harder Everything You Need to Know for a High Score. • Complete coverage of all test topics • Thorough review of the skills necessary to ace all five ACT sections • Bulleted chapter summaries for quick review Practice Your Way to Perfection. • 4 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations in the book • 2 additional full-length ACT practice exams online • Drills for each test section—English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing • Instant score reports for online tests, plus optional LiveGrader(TM) essay scoring

Cracking the ACT Premium Edition with 8 Practice Tests 2016

Author : Princeton Review
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THE ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR YOUR HIGHEST POSSIBLE SCORE! Get all the prep you need to ace the ACT with The Princeton Review, including 8 full-length practice tests, thorough topic reviews, and exclusive access to our online Premium Portal with tons of extra practice and resources. This eBook edition has been specially formatted for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. Techniques That Actually Work. • Powerful tactics to help you avoid traps and beat the ACT • Tips for pacing yourself, choosing a LOTD, logical guessing, and more • Essential strategies to help you work smarter, not harder Everything You Need to Know for a High Score. • Complete coverage of all test topics, including the new reading and writing sections • Thorough review of the skills necessary to help you ace all five ACT sections • Bulleted chapter summaries for quick review Practice Your Way to Perfection. • 8 full-length practice tests (4 in the book and 4 online) with detailed answer explanations • Drills for each test section—English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing • Instant score reports for online tests, plus optional LiveGrader(TM) essay scoring Plus, with Cracking the ACT Premium Edition, you'll get online access to our exclusive Premium Portal for an extra competitive edge: • Video tutorials with expert advice from leading course instructors • Customized multi-week study plans • Exclusive access to college and university rankings • College admissions and financial aid tips • Special downloadable "ACT Insider" booklet packed with information about planning college visits, picking a perfect school, and writing standout essays

Cracking the New SAT Premium Edition with 6 Practice Tests 2016

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****AS SEEN ON THE TODAY SHOW!**** SUCCEED ON THE NEW SAT WITH THE PRINCETON REVIEW! With 6 full-length practice tests created specifically for the redesigned exam, brand-new content reviews, and updated scoring strategies, this Premium Edition of Cracking the New SAT covers every facet of this challenging test. This eBook edition has been specially formatted for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. Big changes are coming to the SAT in 2016—and students planning on taking the test after March 2016 need to prepare for an exam that's a little bit longer and a lot more complex. The Princeton Review's Cracking the New SAT Premium Edition is an all-in-one resource designed specifically for students taking the Redesigned SAT. With this book, you'll get: Techniques That Actually Work. · Powerful tactics to help you avoid traps and beat the New SAT · Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically · Essential strategies to help you work smarter, not harder The Changes You Need to Know for a High Score. · Hands-on exposure to the new four-choice format and question types, including multi-step problems, passage-based grammar questions, and student-produced responses · Valuable practice with complex reading comprehension passages as well as higher-level math problems · Up-to-date information on the New SAT so you know what to expect on test day Practice That Gets You to Excellence. · 6 full-length practice tests (4 in the book, 2 online) that are fully aligned with the redesigned exam · Drills for each new test section—Reading, Writing and Language, and Math · Detailed answer explanations for every practice question Plus, with Cracking the New SAT Premium Edition, you'll get online access to our exclusive Premium Portal for an extra competitive edge: · Multi-week study plan guides · Exclusive access to college and university rankings, college admissions advice, and financial aid tips · Special “SAT Insider” section packed with helpful info on picking a perfect school, writing essays that stand out, and need-to-know details about the New SAT Prep with confidence when you prep with The Princeton Review!

Cracking the AP European History Exam 2016 Edition

Author : Princeton Review
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The AP European History Exam is undergoing changes, with a redesigned course going into effect in the Fall 2015 school year and the first new exam proctored in May 2016. This edition of Cracking the AP European History Exam is completely revised and updated for the new exam, with:

SAT Elite 1600

Author : The Princeton Review
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YOU NEED A STELLAR SAT SCORE TO PLAY IN THE BIG LEAGUES OF COLLEGE ADMISSIONS. Designed specifically for those who have already mastered the basics of the SAT, The Princeton Review’s SAT Elite 1600 can help you gain total confidence in your test-taking skills and progress to the highest levels of scoring success. Inside are exclusive tips and strategies for tackling the hardest questions on the SAT. You’ll also find pacing guidelines for test day and challenging practice materials to help get you into top test-taking shape. Features include: Techniques That Actually Work. · Effective strategies to help you beat the test and hit your top score · Specialized tactics to avoid the trick questions that trap most students · Alternative approaches to enable you to handle the toughest questions with confidence Practice That Gets You to Perfection. · Drills and tests with 400+ intensive practice problems (both in the book and online) · Detailed answers and explanations to help you gain total content mastery · Thorough review of all SAT sections: Math, Writing and Language, and Reading, as well as tips for getting the most out of the optional Essay This eBook edition has been specially formatted for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations.

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Cracking the New Sat Premium Edition 2016

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Cracking the GRE Premium Edition with 6 Practice Tests 2016

Author : Princeton Review
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THE ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR YOUR HIGHEST POSSIBLE SCORE! Get all the prep you need to score a perfect 340 on the GRE with The Princeton Review, including 6 full-length practice tests, thorough topic reviews, proven test-taking strategies, and exclusive access to our online Premium Portal with tons of extra practice and resources. This eBook edition has been specially formatted for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. Techniques That Actually Work. • Powerful tactics to help avoid traps and beat the test • Step-by-step problem-solving guides • 9 strategies to maximize time and minimize errors Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score. • Expert subject review for all test topics • Bulleted chapter summaries for quick review • Extensive GRE vocabulary list featuring key terms and exercises Practice Your Way to Excellence. • 6 total full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations (2 in the book & 4 online) • Drills for each test section—Verbal, Math, and Writing • Thorough score reports for online tests Plus, with Cracking the GRE Premium Edition, you'll get online access to our exclusive Premium Portal for an extra competitive edge: • Key info about grad school admissions, testing calendars, and financial aid • Video tutorials that break down strategies for each section of the GRE • Multi-week study plan guides • Examples of successful b-school essays and interviews with admissions officers • Special "GRE Insider" section packed with helpful info about grad school admissions, application requirements, and more

Cracking the GMAT Premium Edition with 6 Computer Adaptive Practice Tests 2016

Author : Princeton Review
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THE ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR YOUR HIGHEST POSSIBLE SCORE--including 6 computer-adaptive practice tests (the MOST CATs on the market!) for realistic preparation! Get all the prep you need to ace the GMAT with The Princeton Review, including 6 CAT practice exams, thorough topic reviews, and exclusive access to our online Premium Portal with tons of extra resources. Techniques That Actually Work. • Powerful tactics to help avoid traps and beat the GMAT • Tips for pacing yourself and guessing strategically • Essential strategies to help you work smarter, not harder Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score. • Complete coverage of all GMAT topics • Thorough review of necessary math and verbal skills • Bulleted chapter summaries for quick review Practice Your Way to Perfection. • 6 full-length, computer-adaptive practice tests online for realistic practice • Score reports and answer explanations for the online tests • Diagnostic exam sections in the book to help you assess your scoring range • Practice "bins" (with over 180 questions) sorted by difficulty level to improve your performance • Drills for each test section in the book, plus additional Math and Verbal drills online • Instant scoring available online for book and online tests, plus optional LiveGrader(TM) essay scoring And, with Cracking the GMAT Premium Edition, you'll get online access to our exclusive Premium Portal for an extra competitive edge: • Video tutorials with expert advice from leading course instructors • Excerpts from other Princeton Review GMAT titles for even more prep • Multi-week study plans • Examples of successful b-school essays and interviews with admissions officers • Special "GMAT Insider" section packed with information about admissions and financial aid, the MBA and your career, writing winning essays, and more From the Trade Paperback edition.

Cracking the SAT Literature Subject Test 15th Edition

Author : Princeton Review
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP SCORE A PERFECT 800. Equip yourself to ace the SAT Literature Subject Test with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide—including 4 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations; detailed review of key literary terms and genres; and targeted strategies for every question type. This eBook edition has been formatted for on-screen reading with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. SAT Literature can be a tough nut to crack, but the experts at The Princeton Review have written a guidebook that will enable you to take on the exam and achieve your highest score. Techniques That Actually Work. • Tried-and-true strategies to help you avoid traps and beat the test • Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically • Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder Everything You Need to Know for a High Score. • Expert subject reviews for every test topic • Up-to-date information on the SAT Literature Subject Test • Score conversion tables for accurate self-assessment Practice Your Way to Perfection. • 4 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations • Practice drills throughout each content review chapter • Sample passages from works of prose, poetry, and drama

Cracking the AP Spanish Language Culture Exam with Audio CD 2016 Edition

Author : Princeton Review
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Cracking the AP Spanish Language & Culture Exam with Audio CD, 2016 Edition, provides students with an audio CD (and online streaming audio tracks) for realistic practice on the listening section of the test, comprehensive AP Spanish scoring guidelines for free-response sections, a targeted grammar review with drills for each topic, and much more.

Cracking the ACT Premium 2016

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Accompanying DVD includes tutorials and advice.

The Terminology of Bon Vivant Life and Other Sociological Insights

Author : L Larry Liu
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The Terminology of Bon Vivant Life provides an informative and entertaining perspective on how a good intellectual life can be led, and mixes personal observations with sociological insights. Concepts like rituals, confrontation, moderation and definitional power are explained. This book also contains a collection of essays on current political topics