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Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your ...
by Barbara Oakley

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English

Pages

303

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<b><i>Mindshift </i>reveals how we can overcome stereotypes and preconceived ideas about what is possible for us to learn and become.</b><br />  <br /> At a time when we are constantly being asked to retrain and reinvent ourselves to adapt to new technologies and changing industries, this book shows us how we can uncover and develop talents we didn’t realize we had—no matter what our age or background. We’re often told to “follow our passions.” But in <i>Mindshift</i>, Dr. Barbara Oakley shows us how we can <i>broaden</i> our passions. Drawing on the latest neuroscientific insights, Dr. Oakley shepherds us past simplistic ideas of “aptitude” and “ability,” which provide only a snapshot of who we are<i> now</i>—with little consideration about how we can <i>change</i>.<br />     Even seemingly “bad” traits, such as a poor memory, come with hidden advantages—like increased creativity. Profiling people from around the world who have overcome learning limitations of all kinds, Dr. Oakley shows us how we can turn perceived weaknesses, such as impostor syndrome and advancing age, into strengths. People may feel like they’re at a disadvantage if they pursue a new field later in life; yet those who change careers can be fertile cross-pollinators: They bring valuable insights from one discipline to another. Dr. Oakley teaches us strategies for learning that are backed by neuroscience so that we can realize the joy and benefits of a learning lifestyle. <i>Mindshift</i> takes us deep inside the world of how people change and grow. Our biggest stumbling blocks can be our own preconceptions, but with the right mental insights, we can tap into hidden potential and create new opportunities.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste o...
by Bryan Caplan

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

January 16, 2018

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<p><b>Why we need to stop wasting public funds on education</b></p><p>Despite being immensely popular--and immensely lucrative—education is grossly overrated. In this explosive book, Bryan Caplan argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students' skill but to certify their intelligence, work ethic, and conformity—in other words, to signal the qualities of a good employee. Learn why students hunt for easy As and casually forget most of what they learn after the final exam, why decades of growing access to education have not resulted in better jobs for the average worker but instead in runaway credential inflation, how employers reward workers for costly schooling they rarely if ever use, and why cutting education spending is the best remedy.</p><p>Caplan draws on the latest social science to show how the labor market values grades over knowledge, and why the more education your rivals have, the more you need to impress employers. He explains why graduation is our society's top conformity signal, and why even the most useless degrees can certify employability. He advocates two major policy responses. The first is educational austerity. Government needs to sharply cut education funding to curb this wasteful rat race. The second is more vocational education, because practical skills are more socially valuable than teaching students how to outshine their peers.</p><p>Romantic notions about education being "good for the soul" must yield to careful research and common sense—<i>The Case against Education</i> points the way.</p>
Beyond Money: Timeless Wisdom for Financial Wellness
by Brad Rosley

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English

Pages

138

Publication Date

June 10, 2018

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<p><em>“Everyone Deserves a Financial Plan”</em> Unfortunately, most people don’t believe a financial plan is possible—or necessary. For many people, the idea of stocks, bonds, insurance and all the variations is simply too confusing to plan out. When we combine health care, emergencies, and a growing family, financial wellness often takes a back seat. <br /></p><p>In <em>Beyond Money: Timeless Wisdom for Financial Wellness</em>, Certified Financial planner and author, <strong>Brad Rosley</strong> weaves easy-to-follow and practical advice with a fictional story about Steve Taylor; who is facing the premature end of his life. When Steve meets another, older gentleman in the same situation, <strong>timeless wisdom for financial wellness</strong> appears and completely reshapes the beliefs and destiny of Steve and his family. <br /></p><p>In this book you will learn: <br /></p><ul><li>One must incorporate life planning with any financial plan. <br /></li><li>Why nearly everyone budgets the wrong way… and how to fix it. <br /></li><li>The magic of a well-designed Heath Savings Account. <br /></li><li>How to eliminate greed & fear from your investing decisions. …and much more. <br /></li></ul><p>You don’t have to be rich or self-employed to achieve financial independence or peace of mind. No matter how old you are or what you do, it is never too late to bring a fresh perspective, align your priorities and create financial wellness for you and your family. <em>Beyond Money: Timeless Wisdom for Financial Wellness</em> can help anyone brine peace of mind into their life.<br /></p>
How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck (2nd Edition): A proven p...
by Avery Breyer

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English

Pages

122

Publication Date

October 06, 2016

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<h2>In this timeless bestseller, you'll get the motivation and know-how for building up a big stash of emergency cash, getting out of debt, making sure you never run out of money, and avoiding the 11 worst budget traps (that'll ruin your financial plans if you let them!)</h2><br /><br />Find out the most important things that you can do to take control of your money and <b>pay off debt</b>. Get the budget how-to, tools, and knowledge you need to finally get ahead. <b>You'll learn a complete budget system that works for beginners and takes only 15 minutes per week to maintain.</b><br /><br />This is a straightforward budget planning method that <b>will completely transform your finances, and eliminate your money worries once and for all.</b><br /><br />You will also be given <b>free lifetime access to The Money Tracker,</b> a simple tool that makes budget planning quick and easy.<br /><br /><h2>What's new in the second edition:</h2><br /><br />A brand new chapter has been added on the topic of money and happiness which is key to getting past money blocks that could be contributing to your paycheck-to-paycheck cycle, plus a few minor adjustments were made to the original manuscript.<b>This is one of the budgeting books you NEED in your library. Buy NOW, learn how to make a budget that actually works, and transform your financial life forever!</b>
The Idea of the University: A Reader, Volume 1 (Global Studies in...
by Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers

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English

Pages

694

Publication Date

February 13, 2018

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<P><EM>The Idea of the University: A Reader, Volume 1</EM> is a unique compilation of selected works of the major thinkers who have contributed to the discourse on the idea of the university in the German, English, American and French traditions, dating from the establishment of the University of Berlin in 1810. Readings include excerpts from Kant and Humboldt in the German tradition of <I>Bildung</I> through to Jaspers, Habermas and Gadamer; Newman, Arnold, Leavis and others in the British tradition; Kerr, Bok and Noble, among others, in the American tradition; and Bourdieu, Lyotard and Derrida in the French tradition. Each reading is prefaced with a brief editor’s explanatory note. <I>The Idea of the University: A Reader, Volume 1 </I>provides a comprehensive account of the university, and is matched by a second volume of original essays on contemporary perspectives.</P>
Your Ticket to the Forty Acres: The Unofficial Guide for UT Under...
by Kevin Robert Martin

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English

Pages

252

Publication Date

June 08, 2017

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<h2>Stressing about your University of Texas at Austin undergraduate application?</h2><br />Ease your worries and increase your chances of gaining admission to your dream school with these winning tips and strategies from former UT Admissions Counselor Kevin Robert Martin. A Fulbright Fellow who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UT-Austin, Kevin has reviewed and scored thousands of applications. <br /><br /><b>Use his inside perspective to maximize your admissions chances not just at UT but at selective universities nationwide.</b> <br /><br />Put yourself in your reviewer’s shoes to better understand this complicated and uncertain process. Kevin shares entertaining stories from visiting hundreds of schools and working with thousands of students.<br /><br /><h3><b>His comprehensive guide tells readers everything he wishes he could have said when he worked for UT-Austin.</b></h3><br /><ul><li>Learn exactly how UT reviews students for their first-choice major using the Academic and Personal Achievement Index.</li><br /><li>Dispel dozens of myths and misconceptions and understand what really counts.</li><br /><li>Craft compelling Apply Texas essays and build an effective expanded resume by referencing real student applications.</li><br /><li>Explore a data-driven look at how race in admissions, the Abigail Fisher Supreme Court Case, and how the top 7 percent law influences decisions.</li><br /><li>Examine more than <i>twenty charts visualizing seven years of applicant and admitted student data</i> for popular majors like the <b>McCombs School of Business</b>, the <b>Cockrell School of Engineering</b>, the <b>Moody College of Communications</b>, and <b>Computer Science.</b></li><br /><li>Elevate your application for Business, Plan II, and College of Natural Sciences Honors Programs.</li><br /><li>Find success in the transfer admissions process.</li></ul>
Hack Your Habits: An Unusual Guide to Escape Motivational Traps, ...
by Joanna Jast

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English

Pages

284

Publication Date

November 21, 2016

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**New Edition - Updated &Expanded** <br />Tired of fluffy books on improving your habits? Sick of 'motivate yourself' advice? Short on self-control & willpower?<br />This book is for you - jam-packed with practical steps, tricks and strategies that will fit with your personality and your life, get you through motivational ups&downs, willpower outages, and 'life-got-in-the-way' obstacles, day-in, day-out taking you closer to your goal: a happier, wealthier, healthier you.<br /><br />New edition - 2 new chapters added: Make Sure Your Habit Goal Matches Your Motivation and How to Develop a Focus on Autopilot Habit <br /><br />Dump ineffective strategies, embrace the power of Hack Your Habits framework and <strong>start building better habits today.</strong>. Scroll down to grab a copy for yourself. <br /><br /><em>“If you’re struggling with temptations or short on self-control, the traditional approach to habit building using willpower will not help you much. You will continue lapsing and struggling, and feeling like a failure.”</em><p><strong>Habits (good and bad) run our lives.</strong></p><p>Until now, most strategies for habit formation relied on motivation and willpower. But in today’s world full of temptations, self-restraint and self-discipline have become even harder. In order to build better habits, break old ones and transform your life you need a system not motivational fluff.</p><p>Bestselling Author, Joanna Jast’s <em>Hack Your Habits</em> is a must-read that includes expert contributions from <strong>Hal Elrod, Stephen Guise, Martin Meadows, and Steve S.J. Scott.</strong></p><p>This book is for you if you:</p><li>Have struggled with creating healthy or positive habits</li><li>Experience a lack of self-control and battle every day to maintain your willpower</li><li>Constantly try (but ultimately fail) to motivate yourself to change unhealthy habits</li><p></p><p>You’ll look forward to learning how to:</p><li>Design your positive habits the right way, so you start reaping the rewards from day one.</li><li>Keep going even if your motivation and energy fails so you don’t lose any forward progress.</li><li>Minimise the impact of temptations so you never fail again.</li><li>Implement small changes in your environment to make your new behaviours automatic much faster.</li><li>Build a system that will help you effortlessly and quickly get to your habit goals so you can transform your life and achieve success faster.</li><li>Create a powerful, lasting habit change that fits in with your personality and lifestyle and can adapt as you progress through life.</li><li>Benefit from the free 9-step guide that will walk you through this proven system to break bad habits and start thriving.</li><p></p><p><em>Hack Your Habits</em> is your roadmap to tackling common problems so you can achieve your habit goals faster, with less effort and more enjoyment, finally putting an end to your struggles.</p>
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
by Jon Krakauer

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English

Pages

376

Publication Date

April 21, 2015

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<p><b>From bestselling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana ­— stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape</b><br /> <br />Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, with a highly regarded state university, bucolic surroundings, a lively social scene, and an excellent football team <b>—</b> the Grizzlies <b>—</b> with a rabid fan base. <br /> <br />The Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported to the Missoula police between January 2008 and May 2012. Few of these assaults were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. In this, Missoula is also typical. <br /> <br />A DOJ report released in December of 2014 estimates 110,000 women between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four are raped each year. Krakauer’s devastating narrative of what happened in Missoula makes clear why rape is so prevalent on American campuses, and why rape victims are so reluctant to report assault. <br /> <br />Acquaintance rape is a crime like no other. Unlike burglary or embezzlement or any other felony, the victim often comes under more suspicion than the alleged perpetrator. This is especially true if the victim is sexually active; if she had been drinking prior to the assault — and if the man she accuses plays on a popular sports team. The vanishingly small but highly publicized incidents of false accusations are often used to dismiss her claims in the press. If the case goes to trial, the woman’s entire personal life becomes fair game for defense attorneys. <br /> <br />This brutal reality goes a long way towards explaining why acquaintance rape is the most underreported crime in America. In addition to physical trauma, its victims often suffer devastating psychological damage that leads to feelings of shame, emotional paralysis and stigmatization. PTSD rates for rape victims are estimated to be 50%, higher than soldiers returning from war.<br /> <br />In <i>Missoula</i>, Krakauer chronicles the searing experiences of several women in Missoula — the nights when they were raped; their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the way they were treated by the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys; the public vilification and private anguish; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them.<br /> <br />Some of them went to the police. Some declined to go to the police, or to press charges, but sought redress from the university, which has its own, non-criminal judicial process when a student is accused of rape. In two cases the police agreed to press charges and the district attorney agreed to prosecute. One case led to a conviction; one to an acquittal. Those women courageous enough to press charges or to speak publicly about their experiences were attacked in the media, on Grizzly football fan sites, and/or to their faces. The university expelled three of the accused rapists, but one was reinstated by state officials in a secret proceeding. One district attorney testified for an alleged rapist at his university hearing. She later left the prosecutor’s office and successfully defended the Grizzlies’ star quarterback in his rape trial. The horror of being raped, in each woman’s case, was magnified by the mechanics of the justice system and the reaction of the community.<br /> <br />Krakauer’s dispassionate, carefully documented account of what these women endured cuts through the abstract ideological debate about campus rape. College-age women are not raped because they are promiscuous, or drunk, or send mixed signals, or feel guilty about casual sex, or seek attention. They are the victims of a terrible crime and deserving of compassion from society and fairness from a justice system that is clearly broken. </p>
Improving Learning in College: Rethinking Literacies Across the C...
by , June Smith

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

March 04, 2009

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<P>What's the problem with literacy at college? How might everyday literacy be harnessed for educational ends?</P><br /><P></P><br /><P>Based on the first major study of literacy practices in colleges in the UK, this book explores the reading and writing associated with learning subjects across the college curriculum. It investigates literacy practices in which students engage outside of college, and teaching and learning strategies through which these can help support the curriculum. With insightful analyses of innovative practices, it considers ways of changing teaching practices to enable students to draw upon their full potential.</P><br /><P></P><br /><P>Recent research work has challenged the myth of individual student deficit, arguing cogently that people have ‘funds of knowledge’ from diverse and vibrant cultural roots, and that these have been misguidedly disqualified by the education system. It has claimed that different ‘ways with words’ can provide valuable resources for learning. However, the empirical exploration of this claim has lagged far behind the theoretical debate. Improving Learning in College resolves this by showing the integrity and richness of the literacy practices of a significant population, not previously the focus of such research: those who take vocational and academic college courses in colleges. It addresses an issue which has not until now been developed within this research tradition: that of how these practices can not only be valued and validated, but mobilised and harnessed to enhance learning in educational settings.</P><br /><P></P><br /><P>This book will interest all teachers, teacher-educators and researchers concerned with post-compulsory education and vocational education in compulsory schooling.</P>
Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligen...
by Joseph E. Aoun

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English

Pages

216

Publication Date

August 18, 2017

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<P><B>How to educate the next generation of college students to invent, to create, and to discover—filling needs that even the most sophisticated robot cannot.</B></P><P>Driverless cars are hitting the road, powered by artificial intelligence. Robots can climb stairs, open doors, win <I>Jeopardy</I>, analyze stocks, work in factories, find parking spaces, advise oncologists. In the past, automation was considered a threat to low-skilled labor. Now, many high-skilled functions, including interpreting medical images, doing legal research, and analyzing data, are within the skill sets of machines. How can higher education prepare students for their professional lives when professions themselves are disappearing? In <I>Robot-Proof,</I> Northeastern University president Joseph Aoun proposes a way to educate the next generation of college students to invent, to create, and to discover—to fill needs in society that even the most sophisticated artificial intelligence agent cannot.</P><P>A “robot-proof” education, Aoun argues, is not concerned solely with topping up students' minds with high-octane facts. Rather, it calibrates them with a creative mindset and the mental elasticity to invent, discover, or create something valuable to society—a scientific proof, a hip-hop recording, a web comic, a cure for cancer. Aoun lays out the framework for a new discipline, humanics, which builds on our innate strengths and prepares students to compete in a labor market in which smart machines work alongside human professionals. The new literacies of Aoun's humanics are <I>data literacy</I>, <I>technological literacy,</I> and <I>human literacy</I>. Students will need data literacy to manage the flow of big data, and technological literacy to know how their machines work, but human literacy—the humanities, communication, and design—to function as a human being. Life-long learning opportunities will support their ability to adapt to change.</P><P>The only certainty about the future is change. Higher education based on the new literacies of humanics can equip students for living and working through change.</P>

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