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

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

by Michael E. McGrath, Christopher K. McGrath, Michael McGrath
 

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

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, finacial 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935112037
Publisher:
Motivation Publishing
Publication date:
03/10/2009
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Michael E. McGrath is a best-selling author and world expert on decision-making. He is a renowned CEO, business advisor and speaker who has taught decision-making skills for 25 years. Michael founded PRTM, a world-renowned consulting firm. Featured in Forbes for his decision-making and turn-around skills as a CEO, he holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Best-selling author and decision-making expert Michael E. McGrath has devoted his career to making winning business decisions. He has advised some of the leading companies in the world and created innovative new decision techniques used by hundreds of successful businesses. McGrath has made countless decisions as a CEO building a world-renown consulting firm and directing public companies turnaround.

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