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Becoming Readers in a Complex Society
Edited by Alan C. Purves and Olive Niles
University of Chicago Press, 1984

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Before the Dissertation
A Textual Mentor for Doctoral Students at Early Stages of a Research Project
Christine Pearson Casanave
University of Michigan Press, 2014

“This very readable book is what every graduate student needs as they start a program. I wish my own MA and PhD students, during my 40 years of supervising, could have been demystified by having Casanave's ‘textual mentor' as a companion."

                                                                                        --Merrill Swain, Professor Emerita, OISE, University of Toronto

 “Before the Dissertation is an insightful, relevant, and accessible resource for doctoral students at any stage. Full of reflections and advice not found in other books, it serves as an indispensable guide for students and their supervisors. And the dispelling of myths is a superb idea!”

                                                                                                --Robert Kohls, PhD candidate, University of Toronto

 

Before the Dissertation concerns issues to consider before students start writing, indeed before they commit to a major high-stakes dissertation project, whether qualitative or quantitative or something in between. It is especially relevant for students who wish to do projects that involve a lengthy research period (which can add to stress), and that also involve reading, data collection, and writing in more than one language. From the earliest stages of doctoral work, even before the proposal stage, and during intermediate stages of preparation for a project as well, there are things to think about and discuss with friends, family, and advisers such as: Why do you want to pursue a doctoral degree? Do you fully understand what you are getting into? How will you manage to develop an appropriate topic? What will your role be in your project and what languages will you use with multilingual participants? How might you engage with reading, people, and personal writing at early stages in ways that will contribute to your project's development? How much attention should you pay to quality-of-life issues?

Before the Dissertation speaks to an audience in the social sciences, but in particular to doctoral students who have experience with and interest in international, multilingual, as well as native English speaking students and settings and who wish to investigate topics in (second) language and multicultural-transcultural education. Athough appropriate for use in English-dominant doctoral programs throughout the world, the book will relate more closely to students in the North American educational system than to ones, for example, in the British system. The main audience for this book is thus doctoral students who are first or second/additional users of English, who are interested in pursuing topics in one of the social sciences, including education and multilingual inquiry, and who may just be finishing course work in an English-dominant university and are wondering what might happen next.

                                                                                               

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College Knowledge
101 Tips
David Schoem
University of Michigan Press, 2005
Practical advice on every aspect of campus life for students headed off to college

What educators and students have to say about David Schoem's College Knowledge:

"David Schoem is a devoted teacher. He recognizes the challenges of preparing to be a responsible, compassionate, successful adult in the twenty-first century. He has written a book that can make a meaningful difference in the lives of its readers."
---Jeffrey Lehman, President, Cornell University

"College Knowledge is full of wise, straight-to-the-point guidance for success both in and out of the classroom. Every first-year student should read-a--nd heed---David Schoem's advice. Though written for students, parents of first-year students can learn from it, too!"
---Beverly Daniel Tatum, President, Spelman College

"College Knowledge is a deceptively straightforward guide appropriate for any student entering higher education. As both a parent and an educator, I highly recommend this sage, yet easy-to-digest guide as a must for the college-bound young adult."
---Pamela Horne, Director of Admissions, Michigan State University

"Professor Schoem's insights and encouragement helped me to create many of my most satisfying and lasting experiences during college. This book captures his infectious enthusiasm and will inspire readers to take risks in exploring all that college has to offer."
---Miriam Vogel, former Schoem student
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College Knowledge for the Jewish Student
101 Tips
David Schoem
University of Michigan Press, 2010

"Students and parents alike will benefit from reading David Schoem's well-written, lively, and documented guide."
---Elie Wiesel

“This is a wonderful sequel to Schoem’s very successful College Knowledge: 101 Tips. As I read through this new volume, I was constantly struck that the advice offered would help all students who approach the college experience with distinctive cultural backgrounds and commitments. Indeed all prospective college students, and their parents, can benefit from this serious yet delightful, well-written and incisive book of advice. I intend to buy one for each of my grandchildren.”
---Harold Shapiro, former president, Princeton University; former president, University of Michigan

For the individual Jewish student who enters college, it is critical that he or she come intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually prepared for the academic and social experience that awaits. College is a qualitatively different experience than high school, and students’ expectations need to be set appropriately. The transition from high school to college is so significant that it can be difficult for most without some preparation.

College Knowledgefor the Jewish Student: 101 Tips is the perfect guide for students heading off to college with high expectations for learning, academic success, personal growth, and independence. Through lively tips and compelling student stories about life at college, it offers thoughtful, practical information for every Jewish student who wants to make a successful transition.

College Knowledge for the Jewish Student includes tips on the academic aspects of college life, like communicating with faculty, learning what is where on campus, where to go for help with coursework, how to manage one’s time for a balanced experience, etc. In addition, it offers advice on dealing with family, finances, health, and safety, as well as the many social and emotional aspects of this important rite of passage.

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Designing Interdisciplinary Education
A Practical Handbook for University Teachers
Linda de Greef, Ger Post, Christianne Vink, and Lucy Wenting
Amsterdam University Press, 2017
Now, more than ever, higher education faces the challenge of educating students to see beyond the limits of their own discipline and to come up with innovative integrated solutions to our contemporary problems. Designing Interdisciplinary Education serves as a foothold for interdisciplinary initiatives in higher education, whether it be programmes, minors, courses or extra-curricular activities. It offers accessible guidance and practical advice for university teachers and curriculum leaders who aim to develop, implement and sustain a successful interdisciplinary approach to their teaching at the classroom, course or programme level.The book’s ‘how to’ approach addresses several important topics such as formulating and assessing interdisciplinary learning outcomes, embedding integration in the programme design, the features of an interdisciplinary teacher, interdisciplinary teaching in practice, and didactic methods that nurture interdisciplinary understanding. This handbook incorporates numerous case studies, key advices, and exercises from a variety of interdisciplinary programmes in diverse countries. The ideas elaborated in this handbook are based on the theories and practices used at the I0nstitute for Interdisciplinary Studies, the University of Amsterdam’s knowledge centre for interdisciplinary learning and teaching.
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Elements of Judicial Strategy
Walter F. Murphy
University of Chicago Press, 1964

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How to Study
Suggestions for High-School and College Students
Arthur W. Kornhauser
University of Chicago Press, 1993
A complete guide for successful studying, How to Study is concise, practical, time-tested, and free of gimmicks. Designed originally for freshmen at the University of Chicago, this smart book has helped generations of students throughout the country improve their skills in learning quickly and effectively. It offers a no-nonsense plan of action filled with techniques, strategies, exercises, and advice for:

*Mastering rather than just memorizing material

*Learning the secrets of mental preparation before tackling difficult assignments or exams

*Strengthening skills for better reading, note taking, and listening

*Improving use of time in the classroom, the library, and at home

It offers a wealth of advice, from the commonsensical ("Never begin study immediately after eating" and "Check every tendency to daydream") to the more psychological ("Use your knowledge by thinking, talking, and writing about the things you are learning").

Thoroughly revised and updated, this powerful little book can help any motivated and capable student work smarter, not just harder, from high school through college.

When he wrote How to Study Arthur W. Kornhauser (1896-1990) was associate professor of business psychology at the University of Chicago.
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Hyman's Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
Edited by Marvalee H. Wake
University of Chicago Press, 1992
The purpose of this book, now in its third edition, is to introduce the morphology of vertebrates in a context that emphasizes a comparison of structire and of the function of structural units. The comparative method involves the analysis of the history of structure in both developmental and evolutionary frameworks. The nature of adaptation is the key to this analysis. Adaptation of a species to its environment, as revealed by its structure, function, and reproductive success, is the product of mutation and natural selection–the process of evolution. The evolution of structure and function, then, is the theme of this book which presents, system by system, the evolution of structure and function of vertebrates. Each chapter presents the major evolutionary trends of an organ system, with instructions for laboratory exploration of these trends included so the student can integrate concept with example.
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Interdisciplinary Learning Activities
Hannah Edelbroek, Myrte Mijnders, and Ger Post
Amsterdam University Press, 2018
As the complex societal and technological challenges of the 21st century cannot be addressed by solutions from just one field of expertise, academics are increasingly expected to cross the disciplinary boundaries. Interdisciplinary Learning Activities contains concrete suggestions in the form of examples of learning activities that university teachers can use to teach and foster interdisciplinary skills in graduate and undergraduate students. These skills for interdisciplinary understanding include critical thinking, collaboration, and reflection. Socratic style questioning, Breaking news, The Walt Disney strategy, and The interdisciplinary shuttle are just four examples of the 32 interdisciplinary learning activities for workshops, courses and curricula that are shared by university teachers in this handbook. Incorporating these activities into education will contribute to creating a challenging, engaging and successful learning environment.
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Language and Interpretation in Psychoanalysis
Marshall Edelson
University of Chicago Press, 1984
Consider a poem as the literary critic reads it; consider the language of an analysand as the psychoanalyst hears it. The tasks of the professionals are similar: to interpret the linguistic, symbolic data at hand. In Language and Interpretation in Psychoanalysis, Marshall Edelson explores the linguistics of Chomsky, showing the congruence between Chomsky and Freud, and comparing linguistic interpretations in the psychoanalytic situation with interpretations of a Bach prelude and Wallace Stevens's poem "The Snow Man."
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The Language of Images
W. J. T. Mitchell
University of Chicago Press, 1980
"A remarkably rich and provocative set of essays on the virtually infinite kinds of meanings generated by images in both the verbal and visual arts. Ranging from Michelangelo to Velazquez and Delacroix, from the art of the emblem book to the history of photography and film, The Language of Images offers at once new ways of thinking about the inexhaustibly complex relation between verbal and iconic representation."—James A. W. Heffernan, Dartmouth College
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Making Sense of Literature
John Reichert
University of Chicago Press, 1978
In this commonsense approach to the fundamental issues involved in understanding and evaluating literary works, John Reichert examines the method and structure of rational critical argument and its relationship to the nature of reading. With clarity and vigor, he shows how we can cut through competing critical languages to sort right readings from wrong ones, better from worse. His incisive analyses are augmented by illustrations from distinguished critics writing about major literary works.

Reichert considers criticism broadly as the imparting of one's understanding of a poem or play or novel to another reader. When the rhetorical function of critical language is recognized, seemingly distinct approaches to literature can be seen as different though often compatible means to a single end. He contends that the critic's job is not to report a personal response but to describe how a reader—any reader—ought to respond to a particular work. This necessitates postulating the author's intention at every turn, so that criticism becomes an account of what the author does to the reader by means of the work.

Taking off from recent developments in the philosophy of language, Reichert proposes answers to questions such as: What is involved in the understanding of metaphor, irony, and fiction? What knowledge must the reader bring to the text to understand it? And in what ways may the meaning of the text be regarded as stable? He sets out to refute attempts by Beardsley, Peckham, Kermode, Culler, and Ellis, among others, to define the essential nature or function of literature. Finally, with a simple account of how the everyday assessments we make of people and actions apply to literary works, Reichert demonstrates that full evaluative arguments are never purely formal or "literary," but always, in a broad sense, moral.
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Mapping the Way from Teacher Preparation to edTPA® Completion
A Guide for Secondary Education Candidates
Jason C. Fitzgerald
Rutgers University Press, 2021
As nationwide calls for educational rigor and accountability continue across the U.S., many states have made the edTPA®, a teacher performance assessment, a requirement for teacher certification. The edTPA® is a subject-specific performance assessment that requires aspiring teachers to plan, implement, assess, and reflect upon a learning segment, while demonstrating pedagogical skills related to their disciplines. While it is designed to promote teaching excellence, the edTPA® can drive already-stressed teacher candidates to their breaking point, as it places them in an unfamiliar classroom and asks them to quickly display their knowledge and savvy.  
 
This book is here to help teacher candidates not only survive the challenge of the edTPA®, but also thrive. It maps out precisely what steps aspiring secondary education teachers should take to ensure successful completion of the edTPA®. Demystifying the language used in the assessment, it uniquely connects edTPA® requirements with what teacher candidates learn within their teacher preparation programs, showing them how the assessment relates to what they are already doing in their classrooms. The strategies in this book draw on both academic research and practical experience to guide student teachers as they plan for their edTPA® portfolios and for their teaching careers beyond.
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Meaningful Assessment in Interdisciplinary Education
A Practical Handbook for University Teachers
Ilja Boor
Amsterdam University Press

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The Measurement of Capital
Edited by Dan Usher
University of Chicago Press, 1980
How is real capital measured by government statistical agencies? How could this measure be improved to correspond more closely to an economist's ideal measure of capital in economic analysis and prediction? It is possible to construct a single, reliable time series for all capital goods, regardless of differences in vintage, technological complexity, and rates of depreciation? These questions represent the common themes of this collection of papers, originally presented at a 1976 meeting of the Conference on Income and Wealth.
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Narrative As Communication
Didier Coste
University of Minnesota Press, 1989

Narrative as Communication is the first major treatise on narrative and narrative theory to make use of all the analytic tools developed in the twenty years. Intended as an up-to-date introduction, it carefully defines narrative discourse, distinguishing it from other discourses, and analyzes what it entails by referring to numerous examples spanning a wide range of media and literary works. At the same time, it orients narrative theory in the current debates surrounding the “New Historicism” and postmodern ideology, showing that theories of narrative are necessarily central to any understanding of history.

Not restricted to any single genre, Coste’s text emphasizes the production of narrative meaning in diverse contexts: The Epic of Gilgamesh, a John Ford film classic, French American, and Spanish new fiction, Dante, Shakespeare, the pastoral, the fairy tale, The Communist Manifesto, Prescott’s History of the Conquest of Peru, a painting by Gustave Moreau. Coste thoroughly and critically examines the usual concepts of voice, character, point of view and narrative syntax, and he develops radical revisions in the notion of fictionality, character, narrative economy and the function of narrative meaning itself. The book is a remarkable synthesis that will likely become a reference for future studies in narratology.
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New Approaches to Comparative Education
Edited by Philip G. Altbach and Gail P. Kelly
University of Chicago Press, 1986

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Note-Taking Made Easy
Judi Kesselman-Turkel and Franklynn Peterson
University of Wisconsin Press, 2003

Updated and revised edition
    As every student quickly learns, merely sitting through a class and paying attention is usually not sufficient to ensure good grades. The proper taking of good notes is essential. Note-Taking Made Easy tells why the student should take his or her own notes (rather than buying them or taping lectures), and tells exactly how to determine what is worth noting, whether during a lecture, classroom discussion, even from a book or during a meeting.
     The authors describe the two most successful methods of organizing notes—outlining and patterning—and provide shortcuts to really make note-taking easy, from shorthand devices to abbreviations.
     Special sections are devoted to taking notes from texts, fiction as well as nonfiction, and handling charts, graphs, and photos. A final chapter shows how to tie together notes from various sources.

This STUDY SMART reference guide series, designed for students from junior high school through lifelong learning programs, teaches skills for research and note-taking, presents strategies for test-taking and studying, provides exercises to improve spelling, grammar, and vocabulary, and reveals secrets for putting these skills together in great essays.

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The Official MET Go! Practice Test Book
Michigan Language Assessment
University of Michigan Press, 2019
The MET Go! is a standardized international examination designed by Michigan Language Assessment (MLA), aimed at beginner- to intermediate-level adolescent language learners—A1 to B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages. It assesses general English language proficiency in educational, social, and everyday contexts and emphasizes the ability of the test-taker to communicate effectively in English.

The MET Go! is intended for early adolescents at the middle school to lower-secondary school level who want to measure their general English language proficiency in a variety of linguistic contexts. The test results can be used for educational purposes, such as when finishing an English language course, as a motivational tool to encourage students as they progress in their English study, or as a supporting credential for youth opportunities requiring English skills. It may also be used as a bridge to a higher-level exam such as the MET.

The Official MET Go! Practice Test Book is first book to provide actual practice tests for students preparing to take the MET Go!

The Official MET Go! Practice Test Book includes:
  • 4 complete practice tests (Listening, Reading, Writing)
  • 4 sets of practice Speaking Test prompts
  • tips for practicing the different sections of the tests
  • a progress tracking log for recording practice test cores
  • actual test form instructions and a sample answer sheet
The audio for the Listening section can be accessed at
www.press.umich.edu/elt/compsite/metgo.

More information about the MET Go! is available at www.michiganassessment.org.
 
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The Official MET Practice Test Book, Classroom Edition
Michigan Language Assessment
University of Michigan Press, 2019
The Michigan English Test (MET) is a standardized international examination designed by Michigan Language Assessment and aimed at upper-beginner to advanced levels—A2 to C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The test assesses general English language proficiency in educational, social, and workplace contexts.
 
The MET is intended for adults and adolescents at or above a secondary level of education who want to measure their general English language proficiency in a variety of linguistic contexts. The test results can be used for educational purposes, such as when finishing an English language course, or for employment purposes, like when applying for a job or pursuing a promotion that requires an English language qualification.

The Official MET Practice Test Book is the first book to provide specific test-preparation materials for the MET. 
 
The Classroom Edition, designed for school use (the self-study version can be found at
https://www.press.umich.edu/11390380/official_met_practice_test_book_with_answers), includes:
  • 4 complete practice tests (Listening, Reading and Grammar, Writing)
  • 4 sets of Speaking test prompts
  • tips for preparing for the different sections of the tests
  • a progress tracking log for recording practice test scores
  • selected practice test vocabulary lists
  • actual test form instructions and a sample answer sheet
The audio for the Listening section can be accessed online at https://umichigan.pressbooks.pub/metpracticeclassroom/.
For more information about the MET, go to www.michiganassessment.org
 
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The Official MET Practice Test Book with Answers
Michigan Language Assessment
University of Michigan Press, 2019
The Michigan English Test (MET) is a standardized international examination designed by Michigan Language Assessment and aimed at upper-beginner to advanced levels—A2 to C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The test assesses general English language proficiency in educational, social, and workplace contexts.
 
The MET is intended for adults and adolescents at or above a secondary level of education who want to measure their general English language proficiency in a variety of linguistic contexts. The test results can be used for educational purposes, such as when finishing an English language course, or for employment purposes, like when applying for a job or pursuing a promotion that requires an English language qualification.

The Official MET Practice Test Book is the first book to provide actual practice tests for students preparing to take the MET. 
 
The Official MET Practice Test Book with Answers, designed for self-study (information about the Classroom Edition can be found at
https://www.press.umich.edu/11390089/official_met_practice_test_book_classroom_edition), includes:
  • 4 complete practice tests (Listening, Reading and Grammar, Writing)
  • 4 sets of Speaking test prompts
  • tips for practicing the different sections of the tests
  • a progress tracking log for recording practice test scores
  • selected practice test vocabulary lists
  • answer keys
  • audio transcripts for the Listening section
  • Writing test responses with commentary for two of the tests
  • Examiner scripts for the Speaking test
  • actual test form instructions and a sample answer sheet

The audio for the Listening section can be accessed at www.press.umich.edu/elt/compsite/met

 
For more information about the MET, go to www.michiganassessment.org
 
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Premed Prep
Advice from a Medical School Admissions Dean
Sunny Nakae
Rutgers University Press, 2021
If you’re a student hoping to apply to medical school, you might be anxious or stressed about how best to prepare. What classes should you take? What kinds of research, clinical, and volunteer opportunities should you be pursuing? What grades and MCAT scores do you need? How can you stand out among thousands of applicants?
 
Premed Prep answers all these questions and more, with detailed case studies and insider tips that can help premed students authentically prepare and enjoy the journey from the very beginning. Sunny Nakae draws from her many years of experience as a medical school admissions dean to offer wise and compassionate advice that can help premed students of all backgrounds. She also has specific tips for students who are first-generation, minority, non-traditional, and undocumented.
 
Both forthright and supportive, Nakae’s advice is offered in a keep-it-real style that gives premed students a unique window into how admissions committees view and assess them. Premed Prep covers how to approach preparation with a focus on exploration and growth, and how to stop obsessing over med school application checklists. This book will do more than help you get a seat in medical school; it will start you on the process of becoming a successful future physician.
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Spelling Simplified
Judi Kesselman-Turkel and Franklynn Peterson
University of Wisconsin Press, 2004
    THE STUDY SMART SERIES, designed for students from junior high school through lifelong learning programs, teaches skills for research and note-taking, provides exercises to improve grammar, and reveals secrets for putting these skills together in great essays.
    Millions of people want to learn to spell correctly, but they fear the task will be tedious and painful. Now, with the unique, logical approach presented in Spelling Simplified, anyone can become a skilled speller quickly and easily. Through the use of simple and effective exercises and tips, Spelling Simplified illustrates what many poor spellers forget—that the way a word is spelled is closely related to the sound and meaning of that word.
     Chapters devoted to syllables and stress, patterns in the language, consonant clusters, and vowel-consonant combinations are included, each complete with its own set of examples and exercises. From the simplest root words through longer words derived from foreign languages, Spelling Simplified guides you through basic techniques for learning how to “hear” a word, how to master irregularities, and how to form large words from smaller ones. Breezily written and easy to use, Spelling Simplified shows that mastering spelling cn be painless—and even fun.
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Student Workbook for Discover Romanian
An Introduction to the Language and Culture
RODICA BOTOMAN
The Ohio State University Press, 1995

Student Workbook for Discover Romanian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture by Rodica Boțoman

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Study Smarts
How to Learn More in Less Time
Judi Kesselman-Turkel and Franklynn Peterson
University of Wisconsin Press, 2004

    THE STUDY SMART SERIES, designed for students from junior high school through lifelong learning programs, teaches skills for research and note-taking, provides exercises to improve grammar, and reveals secrets for putting these skills together in great essays.
    Some students are not getting the grades they want, and others spend too much time working for good grades. Any student can find useful advice in Study Smarts: How to Learn More in Less Time. Study Smarts is the most complete and lively guide to streamlined studying. In a highly readable style, the authors eliminate the confusion and anxiety often felt about keeping up with course work.
    Each chapter explains a different technique, and each chapter title is a nugget of advice that summarizes that technique. For example, “Eliminate interference from your environment;” or “Never study anything the same way twice.”
    The writers explain how to set goals, take notes, review, cut reading time, make the most of class discussions, etc., all as efficiently as possible. Beyond refining basic study chores, there are novel tips for time management and cramming and special memory techniques. The authors also tell how to get outside help for special problems.

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A Syllabus for a Course in the History of European Civilization
For Use With Ferguson and Brunn, A Survey of European Civilization
Alice Tyler
University of Minnesota Press, 1932
A Syllabus of Modern World History was first published in 1932. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.Originally published in 1930 for use with Robinson and Beard’s Development of Modern Europe, this syllabus of modern world history was designed for the freshman survey course at the University of Minnesota. After careful revision, the current syllabus accompanies Ferdinand Schevill’s A History of Europe, a standard history course text during the early twentieth century.
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A Syllabus of Modern World History
For Use With Ferdinand Schevill: A History of Europe
Alice Tyler
University of Minnesota Press, 1932
A Syllabus of Modern World History was first published in 1932. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.Originally published in 1930 for use with Robinson and Beard’s Development of Modern Europe, this syllabus of modern world history was designed for the freshman survey course at the University of Minnesota. After careful revision, the current syllabus accompanies Ferdinand Schevill’s A History of Europe, a standard history course text during the early twentieth century.
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Teacher's Answer Pack for The Official MET Go! Practice Test Book
Michigan Language Assessment
University of Michigan Press, 2019
The MET Go! is a standardized international examination designed by Michigan Language Assessment and aimed at beginner- to intermediate-level adolescent language learners—A1 to B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The test assesses general English language proficiency in educational, social, and everyday contexts and emphasizes the ability of the test-taker to communicate effectively in English.
 
The MET Go! is intended for early adolescents at the middle school to lower-secondary school level who want to measure their general English language proficiency in a variety of linguistic contexts. The test results can be used for educational purposes, such as when finishing an English language course, as a motivational tool to encourage students as they progress in their English study, or as a supporting credential for youth opportunities requiring English skills. It may also be used as a bridge to a higher-level exam such as the MET.
 
The Teacher’s Answer Pack for The Official MET Go! Practice Test Book includes:
  • answer keys
  • audio transcripts for the Listening practice tests
  • Writing test responses with commentary for two of the practice tests
  • examiner instructions and script for the Speaking test prompts
  • selected practice test vocabulary lists
  • a progress tracking log for recording practice test scores
  • actual test form instructions and a sample answer sheet
 The audio for the Listening practice tests can be accessed at
www.press.umich.edu/elt/compsite/metgo.

 
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Test-Taking Strategies
Judi Kesselman-Turkel
University of Wisconsin Press, 2004
    THE STUDY SMART SERIES, designed for students from junior high school through lifelong learning programs, teaches skills for research and note-taking, provides exercises to improve  grammar, and reveals secrets for putting these skills together in great essays.
    Test taking is a skill apart from learning course material, a skill every student must acquire in order to survive. Test-Taking Strategies is the book for anyone who has ever dreaded an exam.
    Strategies for taking every kind of test are dealt with—objective tests (multiple choice, true/false, matching), essay tests, and oral exams. The authors also offer help for handling anxiety, explaining relaxation and desensitization techniques that help students control nervousness and keep it from detracting from performance. There are tips for managing time during the test, knowing when to guess, and for pulling answers out of your memory even when the question drew a blank at first glance.
    Essay tests and oral exams are particularly gruesome for most students, and until now there has been very little advice for handling such tests. Test-Taking Strategies includes plenty of advice for developing ideas while under pressure.
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University of Chicago Graduate Problems in Physics with Solutions
Jeremiah A. Cronin, David F. Greenberg, and Valentine L. Telegdi
University of Chicago Press, 1979
University of Chicago Graduate Problems in Physics covers a broad range of topics, from simple mechanics to nuclear physics. The problems presented are intriguing ones, unlike many examination questions, and physical concepts are emphasized in the solutions.

Many distinguished members of the Department of Physics and the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago have served on the candidacy examination committees and have, therefore, contributed to the preparation of problems which have been selected for inclusion in this volume. Among these are Morrell H. Cohen, Enrico Fermi, Murray Gell-Mann, Roger Hildebrand, Robert S. Mulliken, John Simpson, and Edward Teller.
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What Are the Arts and Sciences?
A Guide for the Curious
Edited by Dan Rockmore
Dartmouth College Press, 2017
What constitutes the study of philosophy or physics? What exactly does an anthropologist do, or a geologist or historian? In short, what are the arts and sciences? While many of us have been to college and many aspire to go, we may still wonder just what the various disciplines represent and how they interact. What are their origins, methods, applications, and unique challenges? What kind of people elect to go into each of these fields, and what are the big issues that motivate them? Curious to explore these questions himself, Dartmouth College professor and mathematician Dan Rockmore asked his colleagues to explain their fields and what it is that they do. The result is an accessible, entertaining, and enlightening survey of the ideas and subjects that contribute to a liberal education. The book offers a doorway to the arts and sciences for anyone intrigued by the vast world of ideas.
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What Every ESL Student Should Know
A Guide to College and University Academic Success
Kathy Ochoa Flores
University of Michigan Press, 2008

This book teaches English language learners about language learning and classroom expectations. It is a compilation of advice, experiences, suggestions, strategies, and learning theories collected over many years of teaching this population.

What Every ESL Student Should Know was written to help English language learners be successful in community college and college classrooms—specifically, how to prepare students for expectations and behavior within the classroom and how to help them to be good students, how to participate in class, what to expect from the class, and what to do to learn English. Learning strategies and language theories are presented in brief.

This text is ideal for orientations or pre-college workshops for international or
immigrant students.
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