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Microshelters: 59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, and Other Small Structures

Derek Diedricksen · Storey Books
Pages: 255
Format: Print book

If you dream of living in a tiny house, or creating a getaway in the backwoods or your backyard, you'll love this gorgeous collection of creative and inspiring ideas for tiny houses, cabins, forts, studios, and other microshelters. Created by a wide array of builders and designers around...
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Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom

Sylvia Libow Martinez · Constructing Modern Knowledge Press
Pages: 254
Format: Paperback

Join the maker movement! There's a technological and creative revolution underway. Amazing new tools, materials and skills turn us all into makers. Using technology to make, repair or customize the things we need brings engineering, design and computer science to the masses. Fortunately...
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Common Core Standards For Parents For Dummies

Jared Myracle · For Dummies; 1 edition
Format: Print book

A parents guide to understanding the Common Core educational standards Designed to ensure a similar level of job and college preparedness for students from all backgrounds and regions the Common Core standards have been adopted in states from coast to coast These new common standards are designed...
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Teaching Math to People With Down Syndrome and Other Hands-On Learners: Basic Survival Skills

DeAnna Horstmeier · Woodbine House; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

The author, an experienced educator, was inspired to write 'Teaching Math' to meet the needs of hands-on learners after observing the difficulty her adult son with Down Syndrome and his peers had in applying math skills to everyday life. 'Teaching Math' gives parents and teachers...
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Citizenship as Foundation of Rights: Meaning for America

Richard Sobel · Cambridge University Press
Pages: 229
Format: Computer file

Citizenship as Foundation of Rights explores the nature and meaning of American citizenship and the rights flowing from citizenship in the context of current debates around politics, including immigration. The book explains the sources of citizenship rights in the Constitution and focuses...
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Genomic Messages: How the Evolving Science of Genetics Affects Our Health, Families, and Future

George Annas · HarperOne; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Two leaders in the field of genetics - a bioethicist-health lawyer and an obstetrician-gynecologist geneticist - answer the most pressing questions about the application of new genetics to our universal medicine and what personalized medicine means for individual healthcare.Breakthroughs...
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Visual Leap: A Step-by-Step Guide to Visual Learning for Teachers and Students

Jesse Berg · Lamprey & Lee
Pages: 280
Format: Paperback

Visual Leap is a how-to book for teachers, students and parents interested in making learning easier. In step-by-step fashion, it presents an effective, universal, visual method to teach students how to think independently and critically, and how to organize their ideas for any instructional...
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Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor: A Master Class on Mentoring, Motivating, and Making It Work!

Tim Gunn · Gallery Books
Format: Hardcover

A timeless book of lessons on mentorship, teaching, and learning from New York Times bestselling author Tim Gunn, host of the Emmy Award-nominated Project Runway and the reality show Under the Gunn.Tim Gunn, America's favorite reality TV cohost, is known for his kind but firm approach...
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501 Reading Comprehension Questions

LLC LearningExpress · Learningexpress, Llc; 5th Edition edition
Format: Paperback

The newly revised and updated 501 Reading Comprehension Questions offers the most extensive and varied practice for all types of questions students might face on standardized and in-class tests. Beginning with the basics—questions that test basic vocabulary in context—the...
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Convicting the Innocent: Death Row and America's Broken System of Justice

Stanley Cohen · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"A landmark in the fight against the death penalty. Extensively researched and brilliantly written." Martin Garbus, criminal defense attorneyIn January 2000, Illinois Governor George H. Ryan declared a moratorium on state executions. Three years later, Ryan commuted all Illinois...
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Tax Savvy for Small Business

Frederick W. Daily Attorney · NOLO; Eighteenth Edition edition

Getting your tax matters on track will free up your time to do what really counts: run a profitable business. Tax Savvy for Small Business can help you create a business tax strategy that can save you time, energy and money. It shows you how to: deduct operating expenses deduct travel,...
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Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens

Lisa Guernsey · Jossey-Bass
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

A guide to promoting literacy in the digital age With young children gaining access to a dizzying array of games, videos, and other digital media, will they ever learn to read? The answer is yes if they are surrounded by adults who know how to help and if they are introduced to media designed...
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From Flapping to Function: A Parent's Guide to Autism and Hand Skills

Barbara A Smith · Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 161
Format: Print book

Occupational therapist, Barbara Smith shared her creative fine-motor strategies in her groundbreaking book- "From Rattles to Writing: A Parent's Guide to Hand Skills". Now her new book- "From Flapping to Function: A Parent's Guide to Autism and Hand Skills"...
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When the School Says No...How to Get the Yes!: Securing Special Education Services for Your Child

Vaughn Lauer · Jessica Kingsley
Pages: 328
Format: Paperback

When planning a child's Individualized Education Program (IEP), it is vital that parents and educators are involved in collaborative decision making. This book offers parents of children with autism and other disabilities a unique way of approaching and tackling the problems that can arise...
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Careers in renewable energy : your world, your future

Gregory McNamee · PixyJack Press
Format:  Book : English : Updated 2nd edition

"Vocational guidance for students and adults seeking jobs in renewable energy, including solar and wind energy, geothermal, hydropower, bioenergy, green building / energy management, hydrogen energy, green transportation, and energy education and economics"--
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Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide

Stephen Fishman J.D. · NOLO
Pages: 536
Format: Paperback

Maximize your tax deductions. Named a "Top 10 Real Estate Book" by Robert Bruss, syndicated real estate columnist. If you own residential rental properties, you will want to know about all the valuable deductions you are entitled to take as a landlord. Every Landlord's Tax Deduction...
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Make: Basic Arduino Projects: 26 Experiments with Microcontrollers and Electronics

Don Wilcher · O'Reilly & Associates
Pages: 245
Format: Paperback

This companion book to MakerShed's Ultimate Arduino Microcontroller Pack provides 26 clearly explained projects that you can build with this top-selling kit right away--including multicolor flashing lights, timers, tools for testing circuits, sound effects, motor control, and sensor...
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101 Law Forms for Personal Use

Nolo Editors · NOLO
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

Reliable legal forms for common personal and family transactions At one time or another, we all need to get an agreement in writing. But where to start? 101 Law Forms for Personal Use makes it easy to create legal agreements and organize essential information. The plain-English instructions...
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Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business

Fred S. Steingold Attorney · Nolo; Eighth Edition edition
Format: Paperback

Most small business owners, can't afford to hire a lawyer to draft the legal documents they need in the course of day-to-day business. Now there's an affordable solution. Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business provides over 60 legal forms and documents and all the step-by-step...
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Nolo's Essential Guide to Child Custody and Support

Emily Doskow Attorney · NOLO
Pages: 392
Format: Paperback

Custody and Support: Get the Answers You Need When you're getting divorced, you can make a tough time easier for your children (and yourself) if you work with the other parent to draw up a custody plan and agree on child support. If you can't work out custody and support, you'll...
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Direct Hits Advanced Vocabulary: Vocabulary for the ACT, SAT, Advanced Placement Exams, GMAT, and more

Direct Hits · Direct Hits Publishing
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

Direct Hits Advanced Vocabulary: Vocabulary for the ACT, SAT, Advanced Placement Exams, GMAT, and more Words are our tools for learning and communicating. A proficient and robust vocabulary is critical to success in school, business, the professions, AND standardized tests such as the AP Exams,...
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Plan Your Estate

Denis Clifford · Nolo
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

Turn to Plan Your Estate for straightforward, plain-English explanations of each of your estate-planning options, so you can make the best decisions for you and those you love. Attorney Denis Clifford shows you how to: avoid probate leave property through a will or trust use life insurance...
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A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age

Daniel J Levitin · Dutton
Pages: 292
Format: Print book

From The New York Times bestselling author of THE ORGANIZED MIND and THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC, a primer to the critical thinking that is more necessary now than ever. We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process - especially in election season. It's raining...
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On Your Case: A Comprehensive, Compassionate

Lisa Green · William Morrow
Format: Hardcover

Television legal analyst and attorney Lisa Green offers something new: a witty, direct and empowering legal guide for women, filled with accessible information they can employ to understand and respond to common legal issues throughout their lives, from dating, marriage, and kids to jobs,...
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Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania

Frank Bruni · Grand Central Publishing
Format: Hardcover

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their...
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The End of the Rainbow: How Educating for Happiness—Not Money—Would Transform Our Schools

Susan Engel · New Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Amid the hype of Race to the Top, online experiments such as Khan Academy, and bestselling books like The Sandbox Investment, we seem to have drawn a line that leads from nursery school along a purely economic route, with money as the final stop. But what price do we all pay for the increasingly...
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Going to College with Autism: Tips and Strategies from Successful Voices

Emily Rutherford · Rowman & Littlefield Education
Pages: 93
Format: Print book

This book provides students and professionals in higher education with information to better support individuals with Autism. The intended readership for this book includes educators and students in secondary and higher education, high school counselors, and high school transition specialists....
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The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, 2nd Edition

Carol A Tomlinson · ASCD
Pages: 197
Format: Paperback

Although much has changed in schools in recent years, the power of differentiated instruction remains the same and the need for it has only increased. Today's classroom is more diverse, more inclusive, and more plugged into technology than ever before. And it's led by teachers under...
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The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America's Coldest Cases

Deborah Halber · Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Mary Roach meets C.S.I. in this “lively study that’s part whodunit, part sociological study…The result is eminently entertaining and will be devoured by armchair detectives” (Publishers Weekly).Currently, upwards of forty thousand people in America are dead and unaccounted...
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Quick & Legal Will Book

Denis Clifford · NOLO
Pages: 204
Format: Paperback

Make your own legal will, quickly & easily! If you want to create a will without the trouble, the Quick & Legal Will Book is the simplest and fastest way to reach your goal. Get the forms and step-by-step instructions to make a basic will that meets your needs with this all-in-one...
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ASVAB: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

LLC LearningExpress · Learningexpress, Llc; 5th Edition edition
Format: Paperback

The military offers a good salary, career training, tuition assistance, and travel opportunities. To take advantage of these benefits, applicants must first pass the ASVAB. This easy-to-use guide helps readers learn how the test is used for recruitment and placement, the exact questions...
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Middle School Math for Parents: 10 Steps to Help Your Child Master Math

Scott Meltzer · Learningexpress, Llc
Format: Book

Why doesn't my child understand math? How can I help my child with this if I don't even understand it? Why doesn't the textbook look like it used to? Questions like these vex even the most educated parents. This book is for any parent who has ever felt baffled, frustrated,...
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Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Ashlee Vance · Ecco Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Bestseller - Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Audible and Amazon
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The Renewable Energy Home Handbook: Insulation & energy saving, Living off-grid, Bio-mass heating, Wind turbines, Solar electric PV generation, Solar water heating, Heat pumps, & more

Lindsay Porter · Veloce Publishing
Format: Hardcover

The Renewable Energy Home Handbook is biased towards the practical, and covers the installation of all leading types of alternative domestic energy sources - from ground- and air-source heat pumps, PV solar electricity generation and solar water heating, to bio-mass domestic heating systems...
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Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom

Patricia A Jennings · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 257
Format: Print book

Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions, but also one of the most demanding. This book offers simple, ready-to-use, and evidence-proven mindfulness techniques to help educators manage the stresses of the classroom, cultivate an exceptional learning environment, and revitalize...
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Math Phobia: Strategies to Overcome Apathy and Improve Performance

Lourdes Ferrer · Createspace
Pages: 251
Format: Print book

Math Phobia: Strategies to Overcome Apathy and Improve Performance is the product of three distinct generations, baby boomer, millennial and z-generation, working together to provide readers with twelve possible reasons for students' apathy and low performance on standardized tests...
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Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet

Leonard David · National Geographic Soc
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The next frontier in space exploration is Mars, the red planet and human habitation of Mars isn t much farther off. In October 2015, NASA declared Mars an achievable goal; that same season, Ridley Scott and Matt Damon s"The Martian"drew crowds into theaters, signaled by its nearly...
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Fiance and Marriage Visas: A Couple's Guide to U.S. Immigration

Ilona Bray JD · NOLO; Eighth Edition edition
Format: Print book

You're engaged or married to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and all you want is the right to be together in the U.S. Should be easy, right? It's not. Information can be hard to find, the government bureaucracy isn't helpful, delays are inevitable. Fortunately, this easy-to-use...
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Barron's FE Exam, 3rd Edition: Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

Masoud Olia Ph.D P.E. · Barron's Educational Series; 3 edition
Format: Book

Passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam is the first step toward becoming a Registered, or Professional, Engineer. The P.E. designation is a prerequisite for work as a consulting engineer, as well as for engineering management positions in many industries. This book prepares applicants...
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Firefighter Exam

Learningexpress. · Learning Express, 2016.
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

Challenging, rewarding, and well-paying, firefighting is a terrific career choice. But before they join the ranks of one of the nation's most admired occupations, applicants must pass a rigorous exam. With 5 total practice exams, this guide provides the most thorough and up-to-date...
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Secrets from an Inventor's Notebook: Advice on Inventing Success

Maurice Kanbar · Council Oak Books; Second Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

When the fuzz from his sweater was pulled off by a brick wall he was leaning against, Maurice Kanbar had a brainstorm. Soon he had patented, produced, and successfully promoted the D-Fuzz-It sweater comb, and made his first fortune at the age of 22. In this engaging “master class”...
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Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation

Blake J. Harris · It Books
Format: Hardcover

Following the success of The Accidental Billionaires and Moneyball comes Console Wars—a mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized...
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8 Ways to Avoid Probate

Mary Randolph · Nolo
Pages: 296
Format: Print book

Did you know? If you plan carefully, your estate may not have to go through the process of probate. Probate can drag on for years, and can easily cost your family thousands of dollars--money that would otherwise have gone to them. 8 Ways to Avoid Probate offers simple and effective methods...
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Missoula : rape and the justice system in a college town

Jon Krakauer · Doubleday,
Pages: 367
Format: Print book

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 Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, with...
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Working for Yourself: Law & Taxes for Independent Contractors, Freelancers & Consultants

Stephen Fishman · NOLO; Ninth Edition edition
Format: Print book

Start your business off on the right foot Ready to be your own boss? Congratulations! This book provides all the legal and tax information you need. Whether you need to draft a contract, price your services, maximize your tax deductions, or sort out your benefits options, we've got you covered....
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Every landlord's legal guide

Marcia Stewart; Ralph E Warner; Janet Portman · Nolo
Format:  Print book : English : Thirteenth editionView all editions and formats

Every Landlord's Legal Guide gives landlords the legal and practical solutions they need to rent residential property right. From move-in to move-out, this book covers a wide range of issues, including fair housing, repairs, sublets, screening for good tenants, and environmental hazards...
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"So What Are You Going to Do with That?": Finding Careers Outside Academia, Third Edition

Maggie Debelius · University Of Chicago Press; Third Edition edition
Format: Book

Graduate schools churn out tens of thousands of PhDs and MAs every year. Yet more than half of all college courses are taught by adjunct faculty, which means that the chances of an academic landing a tenure-track job seem only to shrink as student loan and credit card debts grow. What’s...
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Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement

Jean Casella · New Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture has denounced the use of solitary confinement beyond fifteen days as a form of cruel and degrading treatment that often rises to the level of torture. Yet the United States holds more than eighty thousand people in isolation on any given day. Now sixteen...
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Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win

Paul M. Barrett · Broadway Books
Format: Kindle Edition

The gripping story of one American lawyer's obsessive crusade - waged at any cost - against Big Oil on behalf of the poor farmers and indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest.Steven Donziger, a self-styled social activist and Harvard educated lawyer, signed on to a budding class action...
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Living Trusts for Everyone: Why a Will Is Not the Way to Avoid Probate, Protect Heirs, and Settle Estates

Ronald Farrington Sharp · Allworth
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Living Trusts for Everyone, Second Edition, is the best resource for setting up a living trust. Explaining in specific terms what benefits a trust will have, Ronald Farrington Sharp gives the tools necessary to settle a loved one's trust with no lawyers and no expense.Wills benefit...
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Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education

Ken Robinson · Viking
Format: Hardcover

A revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people by Ken Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Finding Your Element Ken Robinson is one of the world's most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most...
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Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda

Marion Nestle · Oxford University Press
Pages: 508
Format: Print book

Sodas are astonishing products. Little more than flavored sugar-water, these drinks cost practically nothing to produce or buy, yet have turned their makers--principally Coca-Cola and PepsiCo--into a multibillion-dollar industry with global recognition, distribution, and political power....
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Illusion of Justice: Inside Making a Murderer and America's Broken System

Jerome F Buting · Harper
Pages: 339
Format: Hardcover

Interweaving his account of the Steven Avery trial at the heart of Making a Murderer with other high profile cases from his criminal defense career, attorney Jerome F. Buting explains the flaws in America's criminal justice system and lays out a provocative, persuasive blue-print for reform.Over...
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Praxis II: ParaPro Test Prep

LearningExpress · LearningExpress
Pages: 251
Format: Print book

Paraprofessionals, also known as teaching assistants, are an invaluable tool in today's classrooms. As class sizes swell, teachers rely on paraprofessionals to assist with the complicated tasks of classroom management and content instruction. Like teachers, the field of paraprofessionals...
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50 Successful Harvard Application Essays: What Worked for Them Can Help You Get into the College of Your Choice

Staff of the Harvard Crimson · St. Martin's Griffin; Fourth Edition, Revised and Updated edition
Format: Print book

With talented applicants coming from the top high schools in the country as well as the pressure to succeed from family and friends, its no wonder that writing college application essays is one of the most stressful times for high schoolers like you. Add in how hard it is to get started...
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Officer Candidate Tests

LearningExpress · Learningexpress, Llc; 1 edition
Format: Print book

In addition to military academies and Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), the United States military services also draw a significant number of officer trainees from the military enlisted ranks and from civilian college graduates. All these paths, however, converge on a common factor:...
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How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Stephen Elias · NOLO
Pages: 440
Format: Paperback

If you have more debt than you can possibly pay off, the bankruptcy system is there to help -- and with How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, you'll find the clear and user-friendly information, advice, and step-by-step instructions you'll need to get through the entire process....
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Court Officer Exam

LearningExpress LLC · Learningexpress, Llc; 2nd Edition edition
Format: Paperback

This all new, updated second edition provides prospective courtroom attendants, courtroom deputies, bailiffs, and marshals, with the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on what court officers do, how they are selected, what the their exam could consist of, and how it is administered....
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How to Write a Business Plan

Mike McKeever · NOLO; Twelfth Edition edition
Format: Print book

Write a business plan that potential investors will embrace! If you're thinking of starting a business or raising money to expand an existing one, you need a plan. Running a successful business requires a great deal of forethought, so write a business plan and secure your venture's...
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Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It

Seidenberg Mar · Basic Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

In 2011, when an international survey reported that students in Shanghai dramatically outperformed American students in reading, math, and science, President Obama declared it a "Sputnik moment": a wake-up call about the dismal state of American education. Little has changed,...
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