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College Is Yours In 600 Words Or Less
     

College Is Yours In 600 Words Or Less

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by Patrick Oconnor
 
From test prep to community service to college essays, the trip to choosing a college can be a rough one. College mail, college rankings and college prep classes can make your world a pretty noisy place. And then there's Uncle Bob, who wants to know if you've picked a career yet-and you're still in high school.

You deserve a better plan.

College is

Overview

From test prep to community service to college essays, the trip to choosing a college can be a rough one. College mail, college rankings and college prep classes can make your world a pretty noisy place. And then there's Uncle Bob, who wants to know if you've picked a career yet-and you're still in high school.

You deserve a better plan.

College is Yours in 600 Words or Less doesn't start out there in the noise-it starts inside of you, with your thoughts, your skills and your way of looking at the world. You get 31 chapters of solid advice-the ground rules that inform you challenge you, and help you see what's possible-with every chapter coming in at 600 words or less. If you need some help along the way, there's a counselor waiting as you cruise the book; the online advice is solid, focused on you, and free.

If you think there's a smoother road to your future, hop in for a ride with an award-winning college guide who works at a school where students and teachers work together to make tomorrows that make awesome look puny.

College is yours!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432705749
Publisher:
Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date:
05/25/2007
Pages:
78
Product dimensions:
0.19(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

Meet the Author

Patrick O'Connor is on the Political Science Faculty of Oakland Community College and is Director of College Counseling at The Roeper School, both in Metropolitan Detroit. Born and raised in Detroit, he has been a college counselor since 1984, serving students in rural, urban, and suburban high schools, as well as community college. He has worked as an independent college consultant, and is one of the counselors who assists students through the Ask the Counselor column on MyFootpath.com.

Patrick has served as president of the Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling, and the National Association for College Admission Counseling. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award from Oakland Community College, the Margaret Addis Service to NACAC Award, and the William Gramenz Award (for outstanding contributions to college counseling in Michigan.) He holds five college degrees, including a Ph.D. in Education Administration.

Patrick lives with his wife and children in suburban Detroit.

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College Is Yours In 600 Words Or Less 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a Psychologist specializing in work with adolescents I have to say that this is the best college counseling book that I have ever read. Although the cover carries the imprint of a specific school, the content is applicable to any college seeking student. Dr. O'Connor delivers great wisdom and insight in a way that is light, honest, funny, and not at all condescending. He truly gets to the essence of what choosing a college is REALLY about. I have recommended this book to many of the students and parents that I work with and everyone loves it. The chapter on how to talk to parents about college seems to be a big hit. It is my hope that college counselors everywhere will read this book and apply these principles when guiding students. A lot of stress, confusion, and regrettable choices could potentially be avoided.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are no gimmicks in this small book about the college selection process, just short, practical advice. The author - an experienced college counselor - succinctly covers many topics from strong senior schedules to waitlists. His focus isn't 'getting in.' It's finding the right match. The reader will enjoy his relaxed, humorous approach to this often stressful process.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a must have for every high school counseling office and every family with a student in the college search process. The author captures your attention with practical, succinct suggestions on the process of searching for the right college and then the following through with the application. He leads students, parents and even veteran college counselors through a step-by-step process to look at the college search and application process as a whole. I highly recommend this book for anyone with a high school age student in their world!