A comprehensive and honest guide to the Canadian college and university experience, offering down-to-earth advice on everything from choosing your major to surviving residence, from acing exams to partying safely. For most students, university is a first foray into adulthood and can be a time of great personal growth, but it is also a time of difficult decisions that will impact the rest of their lives. The Canadian Campus Companion contains essential information for all prospective students and parents.Choosing a School: How to know what is right for you. (College or university? Urban or small town?)Residence Life: Tips for surviving residence without killing your roommate.Costs and Budgeting: The lowdown on the real cost of getting an undergraduate degree.Beating the Campus Blues: Tips for managing stress and beating homesickness.Jump Start Your Career: How to showcase skills acquired during your university career.Veteran post-secondary education journalist Erin Millar and co-author Ben Coli offer frank advice based on hundreds of interviews with students, professors and other university experts conducted while writing articles for Maclean’s, Chatelaine, Reader’s Digest and The Globe and Mail to help students avoid these pitfalls while maximizing opportunities for fun, learning and career advancement.
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- Auteur:Millar, Erin, Coli, BenSommaire:
- Auteur:Helyer, Larry R., Wagner, RichardSommaire:
Are you baffled by the Book of Revelation? Understand the purpose, key themes, and symbolism of the most fascinating book in the Bible with The Book of Revelation For Dummies, an easy-to-understand guide that will help you grasp the enduring messages of Revelation and apply them to your life. You will understand what Revelation says about the past, present, and future, and how it relates to the rest of the Bible. You will learn how this mysterious book of the Bible fits into a historical context. You’ll discover all kinds of interesting facts about the apostle John and learn about the details of his world. You will be able to choose a perspective for interpreting this book of the Bible and decipher the many haunting symbols. There is no need to read this reference guide from cover to cover; simply browse the table of contents or flip through the pages to find the answers and assistance that you need. Discover how to: * Interpret the prophecy of the Revelation * Place it in historical context * Understand how it relates to other books in the Bible * Unravel the details of the apostle John’s life and world * Choose a perspective for understanding * See the grander scheme of things Complete with lists of the ten most commonly asked questions about end times and the ten rules of thumb for interpreting scripture, The Book of Revelation For Dummies will help you understand and decode one of the most perplexing books in the Bible!
- Auteur:Hoggard, Liz, Conville, Clare, Lovett, Sarah-JaneSommaire:
Ever wonder how to best dress your apple-shaped figure? Do you know the top twelve rules on how to properly (and discreetly) conduct an affair? The Book for Dangerous Women is a sly, elegant encyclopedia of practicalwisdom by three women who know a bit about life and bring their myriad of experiences of bear on topics such as marriage, infidelity, motherhood, sex, fashion, friendship, work, and self-discovery. More than five hundred entries of safe advice show us how to get through life with a little grace and a lot of fun — from how to accept compliments to when to wear "cami-knickers," to how to deal with ambivalence (toward lovers, friends, or foes), and why owning a cat and a fancy dress may be more fulfilling than sex. Many entries include insights from the famed and infamous, such as Oscar Wilde, Coco Chanel, Mae West, Eve Ensler, Albert Camus, Anaïs Nin, and William Shakespeare. Written and compiled by three dangerously knowledgeable, absolutely fabulous, and mordantly witty women, The Book for Dangerous Women is a must-have guide for moments of crisis and a delectable compendium of humour and advice.
- The blind bookkeeper (or why homer must be blind) / lLe comptable aveugle (l'incontournable cécité d'Homère)Auteur:Manguel, AlbertoSommaire:
In 1943, Northrop Frye wrote a paper, left unfinished, on "the state of the world." His ideas of what to expect after the end of the war and the role that literature might play in a time of peace, are the starting point for a meditation on the roles of writer and reader, and what kind of vision is required of them to explore and depict the world. Homer is the archetype of the writer who can see into the future through his knowledge of the past. But how has Homer been read throughout the centuries by generations caught up in the counterpoint of war and peace? And, following Frye's exploration, can Homer teach us to become better readers? Why Homer Must Be Blind/ La cécité incontournable d’Homère is the third Antonine Maillet-Northrop Frye Lecture, sponsored by the Northrop Frye International Literary Festival and the Université de Moncton. It was presented on April 26, 2008, in Moncton, New Brunswick, as part of the 2008 Frye Festival.
- Auteur:Navarro, PeterSommaire:
In this course, University of California at Irvine business professor Peter Navarro gives listeners an overview of the MBA degree--one of the most valuable degrees available. The focus is on the major courses taught in the core curriculum at any one of the top fifty business schools in the United States.
- Auteur:Geoghegan, Jeffrey, Homan, MichaelSommaire:
90% of Americans own a copy of the Bible, and while it’s the most widely read book, it’s also the least understood. Regardless of your religion, understanding the Bible brings much of Western art, literature and public discourse into greater focus—from Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” painting to the Wachowski brothers’ The Matrix movies. People have historically turned to religion to deal with tragedy and change, and with the right insight, the Bible can be an accessible, helpful guide to life’s big questions. The Bible For Dummies appeals to people of all faiths, as well as those who don’t practice any particular religion, by providing interfaith coverage of the entire Bible and the often fascinating background information that makes the Bible come alive. You’ll find answers to such questions as: * Where did the Bible come from? * Who wrote the Bible? * How is the Bible put together? Follow the history of the Bible from its beginning thousands of years ago as tattered scrolls to its status as the bestseller of all time. The Bible For Dummies covers these topics and more: * Ten people in the Bible you should know * The Hebrew Bible * The Apocrypha’s hidden treasures * What’s new about the New Testament * Israel’s wisdom, literature and love poetry * The Bible’s enduring influence * The prophets: more than fortunetellers Discover the world’s all-time bestseller in an entirely new light. Whether you’re interested in broadening your spiritual horizons, uncovering the symbolism of Western culture or gaining a deeper understanding of the book you grew up reading, The Bible For Dummies has all the information you need to navigate this ancient and fascinating book.
- Auteur:Rodgers, Griffin P., Young, Neal S.Sommaire:
Packed with essential information on the diagnosis and treatment of blood and bone marrow disorders, The Bethesda Handbook of Clinical Hematology, third edition should be carried in the white coat pocket of the student, resident, or hematology/oncology service and in the briefcase of the internist, hospitalist, family practitioner and pediatrician who sees patients with blood diseases. Look inside and discover: – Organization by disease category makes critical information easy to find and use. – Reader-friendly format includes tables, algorithms, meaningful figures and bulleted lists that highlight vital facts. – Invaluable contributions from recognized experts and senior fellows bridge the gap between science and the clinical practice. – Concise coverage of the diagnosis and treatment makes the handbook ideal for quick reference, as well as for Board Review! NEW to the Third Edition: – Emerging diagnostic and treatment strategies refine clinical decision-making. – Significantly revised and updated chapters describe recent advances in diagnosis and treatment of hematologic disorders. Put this handy and portable guide to work for you and your patients. Pick up your copy today!
- Auteur:Sun TzuSommaire:
Ready to boost the kill count in your online combat game? A must-read for any strategy gamer, Sun Tzu’s The Art of War offers tips on where to position your players, how to stage an effective attack, the secret to discovering your enemy’s weak spots and why using up your lives too early may lead to a lower score. Tzu’s classic lessons have been interpreted outside the video game world as well, with many citing its lessons in discipline and real-world focus as tools for business and political success, but the real value comes in beating your friends in games like Call of Duty. Read, lock and load! Make Tzu your ally online and on the console.
- Auteur:Bissoondath, NeilSommaire:
Stories shape the world, imposing order on chaos, and the stories we tell declare: I exist. Neil Bissoondath presses these assertions about narrative further. Stories are also, he says, forms of confession. Each time we tell a story, we reveal a little about our experiences, dreams, fears, desires, and fantasies. Unlike governments, which try to control and simplify narrative, fiction writers use narrative expansively, for exploration and discovery. Questions are numerous; answers are rare. Fiction is confessional; born of the writer's own visions, terrors, and obsessions, it is unique in its ability to affirm human existence and confirm human complexity. The Age of Confession is the first Northrop Frye-Antonine Maillet Lecture, sponsored by the Université de Moncton. It was presented on April 29, 2006, in Moncton, New Brunswick, during the Northrop Frye International Literary Festival.
- Auteur:Newhouse, Miriam, Messaline, PeterSommaire:
The Actor's Survival Kit is required reading in Canadian theatre schools and is a constant resource for its many readers across the country. This fifth edition gives actors fresh research from today's experience, new lists of Canada-wide contacts, and input from success stories. It speaks to a new generation of artists, giving them an up-to-date guide to the business of acting. The book addresses a range of new issues: performer websites, video self-production, and sending résumés and networking on the Internet. It also takes a fresh look at old ones: agents, self-promotion, and work opportunities for women and minorities. The authors learn by constantly talking to emerging artists about the problems they face in the business in Canada. Often those conversations begin with, "You wrote the book!" The authors are still receiving thanks from grateful artists who have been guided by this irreplaceable book over the years.
- That's the way the cookie crumbles : 62 all new commentaries on the fascinating chemistry of everyday lifeAuteur:Schwarcz, JoeSommaire:
Interesting anecdotes and engaging tales make science fun, meaningful, and accessible. Separating sense from nonsense and fact from myth, these essays cover everything from the ups of helium to the downs of drain cleaners and provide answers to numerous mysteries, such as why bug juice is used to colour ice cream and how spies used secret inks. Mercury in teeth, arsenic in water, lead in the environment, and aspartame in food are discussed. Mythbusters include the fact that Edison did not invent the light bulb and that walking on hot coals does not require paranormal powers. The secret life of bagels is revealed, and airbags, beer, and soap yield their mysteries. These and many more surprising, educational, and entertaining commentaries show the relevance of science to everyday life.
- Auteur:Dunnick, N. Reed, Sandler, Carl M., Newhouse, Jeffrey H.Sommaire:
This fifth edition of Textbook of Uroradiology focuses on subject matter that will provide critical learning to radiology and urology residents preparing for their board examinations as well as practicing radiologists. Chapter-opener outlines and text boxes highlighting key points and differential diagnoses make this introductory textbook very user-friendly. The Suggested Readings at the end of each chapter are a valuable reference tool for those who desire additional information about a particular topic. SPECIAL FEATURES – Integrates all aspects of adult uroradiology including additional discussion on incidental findings and how to handle them – More than 1,000 illustrations – More Hybrid imaging including PET/CT and SPECT/CT – More MR imaging including MR urography and MR angiography – More material on CT dose reduction and 3D CT imaging
- Auteur:Harlan, Mark "The Red"Sommaire:
Turn on the TV, drop by a newsstand, or just browse the checkout your local supermarket and you'll see firsthand that Texas Hold 'Em is the poker game everyone's playing. It's a game that's deceptively simple, yet within its easy framework you’ll find truth and trickery, boredom and fear, skill and misfortune—in other words, all the things that make life fun and worth living! Texas Hold'em For Dummies introduces you to the fundamental concepts and strategies of this wildly popular game. It covers the rules for playing and betting, odds, etiquette, Hold'em lingo, and offers sound advice to avoid mistakes. This handy reference guide gives new and even seasoned players winning strategies and tactics not just for playing the game, but for winning. You'll learn: * Rules and strategies for limit, no-limit, tournament, and online play * How to "play" the other players * The importance of your bankroll—recommended sizes and more * Hands you should and should not play * How to camouflage your play and dodge traps * When, who, and how to bluff * How to maximize your win with check-raising and trapping * The different approaches for playing in private games, casinos, card rooms, tournaments, and on the Internet * How to use mathematics to your advantage Texas Hold 'Em is a game of both skill and chance. But it's a game that can be beaten, and whether you want to make money, sharpen your game, or just have a good time, Texas Hold 'Em for Dummies will give you the winning edge.
- Temple grandin's guide to working with farm animals safe, humane livestock handling practices for the small farmAuteur:Grandin, TempleSommaire:
Award-winning author Temple Grandin is famous for her groundbreaking approach to decoding animal behavior. Now she extends her expert guidance to small-scale farming operations. Grandin's fascinating explanations of how herd animals think-describing their senses, fears, instincts, and memories-and how to analyze their behavior, will help you handle your livestock more safely and effectively. You'll learn to become a skilled observer of animal movement and behavior, and detailed illustrations will help you set up simple and efficient facilities for managing a small herd of 3 to 25 cattle or pigs, or 5 to 100 goats or sheep.
- Auteur:Sheafor, Bradford W.Sommaire:
This unique text emphasizes the many different techniques needed for successful social work practice. Parts I and II provide knowlege, values, and competencies for effective social work practice, while Parts III through V contain 144 clear and readable descriptions of practice techniques, presented in a handbook format for convenient accessibility of information.
- Auteur:Lindsell-Roberts, SherylSommaire:
Let’s face it, a lot of technical documentation reads as if it had been translated into English from Venutian by a native speaker of gibberish. Which is annoying for you and expensive for the manufacturer who pays with alienated customers and soaring technical support costs. That’s why good technical writers are in such big demand worldwide. Now, Technical Writing For Dummies arms you with the skills you need to cash in on that demand. Whether you’re contemplating a career as a technical writer, or you just got tapped for a technical writing project, this friendly guide is your ticket to getting your tech writing skills up to snuff. It shows you step-by-step how to: * Research and organize information for your documents * Plan your project in a technical brief * Fine-tune and polish your writing * Work collaboratively with your reviewers * Create great user manuals, awesome abstracts, and more * Write first-rate electronic documentation * Write computer- and Web-based training courses Discover how to write energized technical documents that have the impact you want on your readers. Wordsmith Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts covers all the bases, including: * All about the red-hot market for technical writing and how to get work as a technical writer * The ABCs of creating a strong technical document, including preparing a production schedule, brainstorming, outlining, drafting, editing, rewriting, testing, presentation and more * Types of technical documents, including user manuals, abstracts, spec sheets, evaluation forms and questionnaires, executive summaries and presentations * Writing for the Internet—covers doing research online, creating multimedia documents, developing computer-based training and Web-based training and writing online help Combining examples, practical advice, and priceless insider tips on how to write whiz-bang technical documents, Technical Writing For Dummies is an indispensable resource for newcomers to technical writing and pros looking for new ideas to advance their careers.
- Auteur:Schoenborn, Barry, Simkins, BradleySommaire:
Technical Math For Dummies is your one-stop, hands-on guide to acing the math courses you’ll encounter as you work toward getting your degree, certification or license in the skilled trades. You’ll get easy-to-follow, plain-English guidance on mathematical formulas and methods that professionals use every day in the automotive, health, construction, licensed trades, maintenance and other trades. You’ll learn how to apply concepts of algebra, geometry and trigonometry and their formulas related to occupational areas of study. Plus, you’ll find out how to perform basic arithmetic operations and solve word problems as they’re applied to specific trades. * Maps to a course commonly required by vocational schools, community and technical college, or for certification in the skilled trades * Covers the basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry * Helps professionals keep pace with job demands Whether you’re a student currently enrolled in a program or a professional who is already in the work force, Technical Math For Dummies gives you everything you need to improve your math skills and get ahead of the pack.
- Auteur:Wood, TraceySommaire:
Filled with enjoyable spelling activities and exercises The fun and easy way? to help your K–5th grader become an A+ speller If you want to make spelling easier for your child or boost spelling skills and confidence, you've come to the right place. Veteran reading specialist Tracey Wood gives you tips, games, exercises, word lists, and memory aids to help your child build solid spelling know-how. Her techniques are fun, fast, and effective, and best of all, they're not boring! Discover how to * Mix spelling practice with reading and writing * Spell short and long vowel words * Make spelling easier with word families * Gain insight into "sight" words * Break spelling into syllable chunks
- Auteur:Wood, TraceySommaire:
You’re thinking of teaching a child to read. What a great idea! Now all you need is exactly the right blueprint. This easy-to-follow book is written with two people in mind; you, and the child you’re thinking of teaching. Mother and children’s reading specialist Tracey Wood gives you all the down-to-earth, honest information you need to give a child a happy, solid start with reading. Teaching Kids to Read For Dummies is for parents of young children who want to give their kids a head start by teaching them to read before they enter school or to supplement their children’s school instruction, as well as teachers and caregivers of young children. Filled with hands-on activities that progress a child from sounds to words to sentences to books, this friendly guide shows you how to: * Prepare a child to read * Sharpen his listening skills * Correct her errors graciously * Choose the right books * Have kids read out loud * Find help if you need it Whether the child you want to teach is two or twelve; fast paced or steady; an absolute beginner or someone who’s begun but could use a little help, this empathetic book shows you how to adapt the simple, fun activities to your child’s individual needs. You’ll see how to make activities age appropriate, how to add more challenge or support, and how to make gender allowances if that’s relevant. Plus, you’ll discover how to: * Lay the foundation for good reading skills * Tell the difference between a reading delay and a reading problem * Help your child build words from letters and sounds, advance to short and long vowel words and conquer syllables and silent letters * Select entertaining workbooks, recycle them and make up your own reading activities * Get your child ready for sentences * Keep your child reading—with others or on his own Complete with lists of word families, phonics rules, and reading resources, Teaching Kids to Read For Dummies will help you make learning fun for your child as he or she develops this critical skill!
This resource is ideal for anyone working with young people in grades 9-12, whether in schools or in non-formal educational settings. Richly illustrated, it offers fifty teaching strategies that promote learning about natural systems and foster critical thinking about environmental issues, both local and global. It contains new approaches to learning, strategies for living sustainably, and numerous activities that promote interdisciplinary learning. In addition, the book provides suggestions for how best to green individual subject areas, develop integrated learning programs, or replicate exemplary programs created by innovative schools and communities. Containing contributions from over sixty educators from across North America, the book's strength lies in its diverse content. Readers learn how best to apply systems thinking, teach about controversial issues, and use a step-by-step approach to creative problem-solving in environmental projects. Also provided are instructions for measuring the ecological footprint of a high school, creating an indoor "living system" that cleans water, monitoring air quality with lichens, and using green technologies to help green school campuses. Many articles and activities engage teenagers in outdoor learning and community restoration projects. Suggestions are included for connecting students with special needs to the environment around them. Readers will find accessible background information and suggestions for many practical projects and activities. It is sure to appeal to a wide range of teachers, educators, and parents seeking innovative ideas for incorporating green themes into their programs. Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn are the editors of Green Teacher magazine, North America's award-winning environmental teaching resource.