McGill Universityby College Prowler (Manufactured by), Carrie Peterson (Editor), Meghan Dowdell (Editor)
College guides written by students for students.
Your ultimate source for honest, unbiased information, College Prowler delivers an inside look at the top colleges and universities in the United States. While writing our series of college guides, we felt it was critical that our content was unbiased and unaffiliated with any college or university./b>
College guides written by students for students.
Your ultimate source for honest, unbiased information, College Prowler delivers an inside look at the top colleges and universities in the United States. While writing our series of college guides, we felt it was critical that our content was unbiased and unaffiliated with any college or university.
We think it’s important that our readers get honest information and a realistic impression of the student opinions on any college campus—that’s why we intend to publish information about all aspects of a particular college, even the terrible parts you wouldn’t find in a campus brochure. While we do keep an eye out for the occasional extremist—the cheerleader or the cynic—we take pride in letting the college students tell it like it is. We strive to create a college guide that’s as representative as possible of each particular campus. Our guides cover both the good and the bad, and whether the survey responses point to recurring trends or a variation in opinion, these sentiments are directly and proportionally expressed through our guides.
College Prowler guides are in the hands of students throughout the entire process of their creation. Because you can’t make student-written guides without the students, we have students at each college campus who help write, randomly survey their peers, edit, and perform accuracy checks for every college guide that we publish. From the very beginning, student writers gather the most up-to-date stats, facts, and inside information on their colleges. They fill each section with student quotes and summarize the findings in editorial reviews. In addition, each college oruniversity receives a collection of letter grades (A through F) that reflect student opinion and help to represent contentment, prominence, or satisfaction in each of our 20 specific categories. Just as in grade school, the higher the mark the more content, more prominent, or more satisfied the students are with the particular category.
Once a college guide is written, additional college students serve as editors and check for accuracy even more extensively. Our bounce-back team—a group of randomly selected students who have no involvement with the project—are asked to read over the material in order to help ensure that the guide accurately expresses every aspect of the university and its students. This same process is applied to the nearly 300 colleges and universities College Prowler currently covers. Each guide is the result of endless student contributions, hundreds of pages of research and writing, and countless hours of hard work. All of this has led to the creation of a student information network that stretches across the nation to every college that we cover. It’s no easy accomplishment, but it’s the reason that our college guides are such a great resource.
When reading our guides and looking at our college rankings, keep in mind that every college is different and that the students who make up each college are not uniform—as a result, it is important to assess colleges on a case-by-case basis. Because it’s impossible to summarize an entire college with a single number or description, each guide provides a dialogue, not a decision, that’s made up of 20 different topics and hundreds of student quotes. In the end, we hope that this guide will serve as a valuable tool in your college selection process. Enjoy!
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Whew! I cannot believe that I am finished with this book; I feel like I just lost two months of my life. And what a life it is. Before I started harassing people about filling out surveys, surfing the McGill Web site like a maniac, and researching (ahem) clubs and bars, I was a pretty normal university freshman. Majoring in sociology and English lit, I had always hoped that I would find a way to combine my love of surveys and useless data with writing, and lucky for me, College Prowler gave me a way. Building on what I am learning at McGill, I hope to continue to develop my skills and portfolio and go into publishing or a related field. In all honesty, being at McGill has been the best experience of my life. I found that once people gave me the credit to know what to do for myself, I knew what I needed to do. I hope this book has been helpful, and I hope it's helped you figure out what you needpreferably without being mind-numbingly dull, and even a little bit enjoyable. If you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to contact me.Clearly, I would not have had the willpower or ability to write this if it weren't for some key people. Thanks go to Relena and Lyndon, for sheltering me and letting me steal their computer. Mom and Dad for actually putting me through McGill. Flora, Joe, Annabel, Chelsea, Michaela, Meaghan, Gil, Raissa, Jane, Christina, Dave, and Joyce for doing me a favor. Leah, Simone, Martha, and Rachel for your enthusiasm. And of course, Omid and everyone at College Prowler!Robin Erskine-Levinson
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