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Decide Better! For College: The Ultimate Guide to Being Accepted and Getting the Most out of College

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Decide Better! For College is the latest addition of the world-leading Decide Better! self-help series created to dramatically improve your life through better decisions.

This book is the perfect decision-making resource for students and parents designed to take the risk out of choosing a college and make the overall college experience the absolute best.

Yearly, students leave home for college and are thrust ...

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Overview

Decide Better! For College is the latest addition of the world-leading Decide Better! self-help series created to dramatically improve your life through better decisions.

This book is the perfect decision-making resource for students and parents designed to take the risk out of choosing a college and make the overall college experience the absolute best.

Yearly, students leave home for college and are thrust into making countless decisions compounded with academic stresses and social pressures.

Decide Better! For College helps students with all aspects of their college careers — from deciding which college to attend, which major to study, how to manage their financial situation, and how to plan for their post-graduation lives.

It includes the full range of decisions that students will face while in college, such as academic decisions, social decisions, relationship decisions, financial decisions, and planning decisions. These lessons are presented in short, insightful chapters that are motivational and fun to read, and include examples and decision worksheets to help apply decision techniques.

No college student or parent should be without it!

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These guides are designed to help college-bound students successfully prepare themselves before they enter the world of higher education. While both books cover similar issues, their structure, scope, and coverage differ greatly. Burtnett (Parent's Guide to the College Admission Process) focuses mainly on the admission process, offering checklists, outlines, and user-friendly qualitative exercises to help students get organized, meet deadlines, and determine which colleges fit their individual objectives. The table of contents separates out student exercises within each chapter, allowing readers to refer quickly to topics most applicable to them. There are FAQs at the end of each chapter with answers from experienced school counselors. Burtnett's concise and objective writing structure provides a realistic insight into what students can expect. This essential guide is highly recommended for all college-bound students and their parents.

The guide by Michael McGrath (Decide Better! For a Better Life), who's billed as "a world expert on decision making," and coauthor Christopher McGrath has a much broader scope, covering not only the transition to college but also the issues students face once they matriculate. As a result, the book is not as focused or objective as Burtnett's. In addition, the philosophy is quite different; the authors encourage readers to use a chesslike strategy when making rational decisions, in contrast to Burtnett's self-assessment approach. They also incorporate a lot of introductory buildup before the practical advice, and the quantitative graph exercises are more time-consuming. The book does provide useful outlines, pro and con lists, andexplanations of some relevant topics, such as subsidized vs. unsubsidized loans, that are not mentioned by Burtnett. Nevertheless, this title is recommended only for self-help completists.
—Karen Long

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935112037
  • Publisher: Motivation Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/10/2009
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2009

    Good resource for the new college student

    I got this for a friend preparing to send one off to college next year. So many other guides only concentrate on getting in to college, but don't touch on the things a student also has to decide once they actually get in. Such good advice! Wish I had something like this before I went to college.

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