PFTSTA Library Resources

Bibliography: Getting Ready for College
Sorted by Call Number / Author. 331.702082 BEA Beatty, Kelly, 1969-. Firestarters : 100 job profiles to inspire young women. Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2006. Presents profiles of over one hundred women working in interesting and fulfilling careers, providing inspiration for young women, and including information on job descriptions, day-to-day responsibilities, education and experience, and personal advice. Maynigo, Traci, 1981-. A girl's guide to college : making the most of the best four years of your life. Boulder, Colo. : Rabbit's Foot Press, c2003. Offers girls advice on how to make the most of their college experience, providing tips on everyday things they need to know to survive college. Rooney, John J. Preparing for college : practical advice for students and their families. New York : Checkmark Books, c2009. A guide to preparation for college to assist with evaluation of interests, strengths, and goals in order to avoid mistakes when choosing a college, with tips on applications, essays, and interviews, adjusting to campus life, and other academic and personal challenges. Berger, Sandra L. College planning for gifted students : choosing and getting into the right college. Waco, TX : Prufrock Press, c2006. Offers advice to gifted students on how to plan for college, discussing the college search and the application process, and including resources for further information. ACT strategies for super busy students : 15 simple steps (for students who don't want to spend their whole lives preparing for the test). 3rd ed. New York : Kaplan, c2010. A guide to preparing for the ACT college entrance exam, presenting fifteen steps designed to help test-takers maximize their scores with a minimum of study time, and including subject reviews, a checklist, essay-writing tips, and a full-length practice exam with explained answers. The best 366 colleges. 2008 ed. New York : Random House, c2007. Presents descriptive profiles of 366 colleges in the U.S. and Canada and presents rankings in sixty-two categories, such as "Toughest to Get Into," "Professors Make Themselves Accessible," and "Dorms Like Palaces," listing the top twenty of each. Burtnett, Frank, 1940-. Bound-for-college guidebook : a step-by-step guide to finding and applying to colleges. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, c2009. A guide for high school students to help them organize their search and application process for college, with advice on exploration, decisionmaking, and financial aid, and includes exercises. Confessions of a high school word nerd : increase your SAT verbal score while laughing your gluteus* off. 1st ed. New York : Penguin Books, 2006. Confessions of a diligent kisser / Laure de Vulpillieres -- Confessions of a rebel trombonist / Chris Heaney -- Confessions of a road hazard /

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Colleen Kinder -- Confessionsof a summer camp junkie / Chris Rovzar -Confessions of a vagabond swimmer / Arianne Cohen -- Confessions of a runningdisaster / Tom Miller -- Confessions of an insane intern / Kara Loewentheil -- Confessions of a ghetto soccer star / Lauren Keane -Confessions of a homeschooler / Timothy Cooper -- Confessions of a pigsty prankster / Dave Finney. Offers ten essays about high school that contain vocabulary found on the verbal portions of the SAT, ACT, PSAT, and SAT. R 378.1 DUL Dulan, Steven W. McGraw-Hill's ACT. 2009 ed. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2008. Presents study tools for the ACT, including subject reviews, test-taking strategies, essay guidance, advice from ACT coaches, and five fulllength practice tests with explained answers. Fiske, Edward B. Fiske real college essays that work. Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, Inc., c2006. Explains how to write an effective college admission essay, covering openers and closers, narrative, writer's block, and dos and don'ts, and presents 109 successful student essays, arranged by subject. Kensler, Chris. SAT strategies for super busy students : 10 simple steps (for students who don't want to spend their whole lives preparing for the test). 7th ed. New York : Kaplan Pub., c2010. A guide to preparing for the SAT college entrance exam, presenting ten steps designed to help test-takers maximize their scores with a minimum of study time, and including subject reviews, essay-writing tips, a checklist, and a full-length practice exam with explained answers. Kramer, Stephen. The new rules of college admissions : ten former admissions officers reveal what it takes to get into college today. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006. Presents advice for parents on helping their child through the college admissions process, covering such areas as choosing the right college, developing strategies for standardized tests, preparing for interviews, understanding financial aid, and much more. Labunski, Richard E. The educated student : getting the most out of your college years. 1st ed. Versailles, KY : Marley and Beck Press, c2003. Martz, Geoff. Cracking the ACT. 2007 ed. New York : Random House, c2007. Presents ACT study tools including subject reviews, test-taking strategies, essay guidance, two full-length practice tests with explained answers, and access to another full-length practice test online with the option to get the practice essay graded. Miller, Robert H. (Robert Harrax). Campus confidential : the complete guide to the college experience by students for students. 1st ed. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2006. An insider's guide to surviving college and making the most of the experience that offers advice on how to choose the right college, adjust to campus life, pick a major, and find a job after graduation. Montauk, Richard. How to get into the top colleges. Rev. Prentice Hall Press trade pbk. ed., Completely rev. and updated. New York : Prentice Hall Press, 2006.

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A detailed discussion of the college application process, covering what students need to know before they apply, how to put together an application, steps to take after receiving a school's decision, options for students who do not follow the traditional path to college, and financing; includes sample application essays. R 378.1 ORR Orr, Tamra B. Ace the SAT writing even if you hate to write. Los Altos, CA : SuperCollege, c2006. A comprehensive guide to preparing for the SAT writing exam that contains thirty sample essays with scores and commentaries, techniques for answering multiple choice questions, and test-taking strategies. The portable guidance counselor : answers to the 284 most important questions about getting into college. New York : Random House, c2010. Provides answers to 284 questions about college admission, covering choosing the right school, financial aid, studying abroad, academics, extracurricular activities, applications, standardized tests, interviews, and other related topics. Ruderman, Danny. The ultimate college acceptance system : everything you need to know to get into the right college for you. 1st ed. New York : St. Martins Griffin, 2006. Offers students step-by-step advice and suggestions to help them apply and get accepted to the colleges of their choice, with tips on selecting colleges, completing the application, writing essays, applying for financial aid, and making campus visits. Includes a CD-ROM with downloadable forms, Web site links, and other resources. Rugg, Frederick E. Rugg's recommendations on the colleges. 27th ed. Fallbrook, CA : Rugg's Recommendations, c2010. Lists selective, very selective, and most selective colleges for each of thirty-nine recommended undergraduate programs; suggests colleges for an additional eighty miscellaneous majors; and links colleges and majors to SAT-1 and ACT scores. Getting financial aid handbook, 2010. 4th ed. New York : College Board, c2009. Offers advice on how to apply for financial aid, features step-by-step instructions for filling out a simplified FAFSA form, and looks at the financial aid profiles of some three thousand colleges, universities, and technical schools. Stezala, Kimberly. Scholarships 101 : the real-world guide to getting cash for college. New York : AMACOM, c2008. A guide to college scholarships that covers finding appropriate scholarships, the application process, college-prep experiences, information sources, and other related topics. Big book of colleges. Pittsburgh, PA : College Prowler, c2006. Presents information and opinions from students on 201 colleges and universities in the U.S., covering academics, local atmosphere, dorms, campus dining, athletics, safety, and other aspects, and grades the schools on twenty criteria. Choosing the right college, 2006 : the whole truth about America's top schools. Wilmington, DE : ISI, c2005. Presents a number of essays that provide information on curriculum,

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academic life, campus politics, and professors at one hundred thirtyfour of the nation's top private and public colleges and universities. R 378.73 COL The College Board college handbook, 2009. 46th ed. New York : College Board, 2008. Profiles 2,100 four-year colleges and universities, and 1,700 two-year community colleges and technical schools, providing information on enrollment, major fields of study, admissions requirements, tuition and fees, and student activities. College handbook, 2010. 47th ed. New York : College Board, c2009. Profiles over two thousand four-year colleges and universities, and 1,700 two-year community colleges and technical schools, providing information on enrollment, major fields of study, admissions requirements, tuition and fees, and student activities. Complete book of colleges. 2008 ed. New York : Random House, c2007. Presents a comprehensive guide to 1,821 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, with limited entries in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, France, and the United Arab Emirates, each with information on academic programs, admissions requirements, tuition costs, housing, financial aid, athletic programs, and student services. Pope, Loren. Colleges that change lives : 40 schools you should know about even if you're not a straight-A student. Rev. ed. New York : Penguin, 2000. Profiles forty colleges chosen for their proven ability to develop potential, values, initiative, and risk-taking in a wide range of students. Kaufman, Daniel, 1968-. Essays that will get you into college. 2nd ed. Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, c2003. A guide to writing college admissions essays that reveals what college admissions officials are looking for and offers tips and strategies for planning and writing the perfect essay. Essay writing for high school students : a step-by-step guide. 3rd ed. New York : Kaplan Pub., c2006. Presents a comprehensive guide for high school students that offers tips on how to write effective essays for English classes, college applications, SAT or ACT exams, and more, and provides samples.

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