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The Best Competitions for Talented Kids

The Best Competitions for Talented Kids Author Frances A. Karnes
ISBN-10 1618210920
Release 2013
Pages 200
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Ideal for students and families seeking scholarship money and national recognition for skills and abilities in academics, the arts, leadership, and community involvement, The Best Competitions for Talented Kids is the ultimate guide for winning and learning from competitions. In addition to its extensive listing of competitions, the book includes a unique "Competitions Journal" that helps students record their progress and success. The book features complete information on who to contact, how to enter, prizes, judging criteria, contest origin, significant dates, and tips from the contest organizers themselves.



Enrichment Clusters

Enrichment Clusters Author Marcia Gentry
ISBN-10 9781618212313
Release 2014-06-15
Pages 250
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Enrichment clusters engage students and facilitators in student-driven, real-world learning experiences. Grouped by interest, students working like practicing professionals apply advanced content and methods to develop products and services for authentic audiences. Clusters are scheduled during the school day over an extended period of time and involve all students. This updated second edition of Enrichment Clusters provides the rationale for including this important enrichment program for all students, suggestions for creating buy-in, and a step-by-step guide for successful implementation of a self-sustaining enrichment cluster program within the context of specific schools. Included are staff development activities, suggestions for evaluation and program improvement, guidelines for developing high quality cluster experiences for teachers and students, suggested resources, and everything one needs to develop, implement, and sustain a top-quality enrichment cluster program.



Competitions for Talented Kids

Competitions for Talented Kids Author Frances A. Karnes
ISBN-10 9781593631567
Release 2005
Pages 245
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Offers an up-to-date listing of national competitions available for students and families seeking scholarship money and national recognition for abilities in the arts, leadership, academics, and community involvement.



Early Entrance to College

Early Entrance to College Author Michelle C. Muratori
ISBN-10 9781593631994
Release 2006-11-01
Pages 231
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Making informed decisions about college is difficult enough for traditional students who plan to enter college after their senior year. Those who deviate from this trajectory and exhaust their high school's course offerings 1, 2, or even 3 or more years before their age peers may consider part-time or full-time college as an alternative. Understandably, for prospective early entrants and their parents, decisions regarding college are considerably more complicated. This comprehensive guide, which incorporates the views of experts on early college entrance (ECE), ECE program administrators, early entrants, and their parents, is aimed at helping families navigate through the complex decision-making process. This book identifies important issues that need to be discussed and choices that need to be made before and after one enters college. Factors affecting academic, social, and emotional adjustment to college are explored, and information about ECE programs in the United States is provided.



The 500 Best Ways for Teens to Spend the Summer

The 500 Best Ways for Teens to Spend the Summer Author Neill Seltzer
ISBN-10 0375763724
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 390
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Suggests varied summer programs with destinations throughout the world for college-bound teens, and includes tips on choosing a program and advice for parents or guardians.



Senior High Core Collection

Senior High Core Collection Author Raymond W. Barber
ISBN-10 0824210867
Release 2007-10-31
Pages 1456
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- More than 6,500 books in the initial clothbound volume, plus more than 2,400 new titles in four annual supplements. - New coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam and the Middle East, and cultural diversity. - Special focus on graphic novels, primary source materials, nonbook materials, and periodicals. - Analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.



Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog

Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog Author Anne Price
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105119764400
Release 2006
Pages 1237
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Classiified Catalog -- Nonfiction -- Fiction -- Story collections -- List of recommended periodicals -- List of recommended electronic resources -- Author, title, subject, and analytical -- Index.



Academic Competitions for Gifted Students

Academic Competitions for Gifted Students Author Mary K. Tallent-Runnels
ISBN-10 9781452294896
Release 2007-11-19
Pages 192
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This handbook covers 170 competitions, criteria for selecting events that match students' strengths/weaknesses, strategies for maximizing the benefits of competitions, and ways to avoid potential problems.



Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged Author Ayn Rand
ISBN-10 9781101137192
Release 2005-04-21
Pages 1088
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Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy...why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill. Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists.



The College Solution

The College Solution Author Lynn O'Shaughnessy
ISBN-10 9780132944694
Release 2012-04-23
Pages 288
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This bestseller has been completely updated to provide you with the answers that you need to find wonderful colleges and universities at more affordable prices. The second edition of The College Solution, which contains approximately 90% new material, is aimed at helping parents and teenagers become empowered consumers as they navigate through the college process. Billions of dollars are available to pay for college, but not everybody gets their share. It's not always the families with the brightest students or the parents who are struggling financially who receive the most money. The College Solution shares the secrets of how you can capture some of this money for your own family. The book provides advice on such topics as financial aid, merit scholarships, athletic scholarships, admission hooks, the important differences between colleges and universities, college rankings, the best student loans and the latest online tools to evaluate the generosity of schools. O’Shaughnessy presents an easy-to-use, proven road map for getting past the ratings, and finding the right schools at the right price. No other book offers this much practical guidance on choosing and paying for college now – and no other book will save you as much money!



A Primer for Mathematics Competitions

A Primer for Mathematics Competitions Author Alexander Zawaira
ISBN-10 9780191561702
Release 2008-10-30
Pages 368
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The importance of mathematics competitions has been widely recognised for three reasons: they help to develop imaginative capacity and thinking skills whose value far transcends mathematics; they constitute the most effective way of discovering and nurturing mathematical talent; and they provide a means to combat the prevalent false image of mathematics held by high school students, as either a fearsomely difficult or a dull and uncreative subject. This book provides a comprehensive training resource for competitions from local and provincial to national Olympiad level, containing hundreds of diagrams, and graced by many light-hearted cartoons. It features a large collection of what mathematicians call "beautiful" problems - non-routine, provocative, fascinating, and challenging problems, often with elegant solutions. It features careful, systematic exposition of a selection of the most important topics encountered in mathematics competitions, assuming little prior knowledge. Geometry, trigonometry, mathematical induction, inequalities, Diophantine equations, number theory, sequences and series, the binomial theorem, and combinatorics - are all developed in a gentle but lively manner, liberally illustrated with examples, and consistently motivated by attractive "appetiser" problems, whose solution appears after the relevant theory has been expounded. Each chapter is presented as a "toolchest" of instruments designed for cracking the problems collected at the end of the chapter. Other topics, such as algebra, co-ordinate geometry, functional equations and probability, are introduced and elucidated in the posing and solving of the large collection of miscellaneous problems in the final toolchest. An unusual feature of this book is the attention paid throughout to the history of mathematics - the origins of the ideas, the terminology and some of the problems, and the celebration of mathematics as a multicultural, cooperative human achievement. As a bonus the aspiring "mathlete" may encounter, in the most enjoyable way possible, many of the topics that form the core of the standard school curriculum.



The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead Author Ayn Rand
ISBN-10 9781101137185
Release 2005-04-26
Pages 752
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The revolutionary literary vision that sowed the seeds of Objectivism, Ayn Rand's groundbreaking philosophy, and brought her immediate worldwide acclaim. This modern classic is the story of intransigent young architect Howard Roark, whose integrity was as unyielding as granite...of Dominique Francon, the exquisitely beautiful woman who loved Roark passionately, but married his worst enemy...and of the fanatic denunciation unleashed by an enraged society against a great creator. As fresh today as it was then, Rand’s provocative novel presents one of the most challenging ideas in all of fiction—that man’s ego is the fountainhead of human progress... “A writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly...This is the only novel of ideas written by an American woman that I can recall.”—The New York Times



Play Their Hearts Out

Play Their Hearts Out Author George Dohrmann
ISBN-10 9780345523167
Release 2010-10-05
Pages 448
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Winner of the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sportswriting Winner of the Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Youth Sports Eight years of unfettered access and a keen sense of a story’s deepest truths allow Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist George Dohrmann to take readers inside the machine that produces America’s basketball stars. Play Their Hearts Out reveals a cutthroat world where boys as young as eight or nine are subjected to a dizzying torrent of scrutiny and exploitation. At the book’s heart are the personal stories of two compelling figures: Joe Keller, an ambitious coach with a master plan to find and promote “the next LeBron,” and Demetrius Walker, a fatherless latchkey kid who falls under Keller’s sway and struggles to live up to unrealistic expectations. Complete with a new “where-are-they-now” Epilogue by the author, this thoroughly compelling narrative exposes the gritty reality that lies beneath so many dreams of fame and glory. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST SPORTS BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE LOS ANGELES TIMES • THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR • KIRKUS REVIEWS Look for the exclusive conversation between George Dohrmann and bestselling author Seth Davis in the back of the book.



Get Free Cash for College

Get Free Cash for College Author Gen Tanabe
ISBN-10 0965755649
Release 2001-01
Pages 432
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The secrets, tips, and strategies used by actual students to win millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships are revealed in this guide for parents and high school, college, and graduate students. Every step of the scholarship process is examined, with advice about finding the right scholarships, crafting applications, writing exceptional essays, and acing interviews. A comprehensive scholarship directory containing more than 400,000 award listings representing more than $1.1 billion in prize money is provided and indexed by categories including career goal, major, geographic area, and academic achievement.



Profiles in Courage

Profiles in Courage Author John Fitzgerald Kennedy
ISBN-10 0060806982
Release 1991
Pages 282
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"This is a book about the most admirable of human virtues--courage. 'Grace under pressure,' Ernest Hemingway defined it. And these are the stories of the pressures experienced by eight United States Senators and the grace with which they endured them." -- John F. Kennedy During 1954-55, John F. Kennedy, then a U.S. Senator, chose eight of his historical coleagues to profile for their acts of astounding integrity in the face of overwhelming opposition. These heroes include John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Thomas Hart Benson, and Robert A. Taft. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1956, Profiles in Courage resounds with timeless lessons on themost cherished of virtues and is a powerful reminder of the strength of the human spirit. It is, as Robert Kennedy states in the foreword, "not just stories of the past but a book of hope and confidence for the future. What happens to the country, to the world, depends on what we do with what others have left us.



College Scholarships and Financial Aid

College Scholarships and Financial Aid Author John Schwartz
ISBN-10 0028619285
Release 1997
Pages 535
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Provides information on financial aid opportunities.



On Writing

On Writing Author Stephen King
ISBN-10 9780743455961
Release 2002-06-25
Pages 297
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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.