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The new annual edition of McGraw-Hill's popular guide to the GRE General Test. A multimedia package combining print, video, and online practice. About the Book McGraw-Hill's GRE--specially created by nationally renowned test-prep experts--offers test-takers these valuable features: Complete coverage of the revised GRE test format 6 complete practice tests (4 in the book, 2 more online) NEW: 20 online coaching videos demonstrating GRE problem-solving techniques Eye-catching, 2-color, 16-page Welcome section on heavy stock including How to Use This Book, GRE Study Plan, 50 Top Strategies for Test day, Information for International Students, Getting the Most from the Online Tests, and more. Features In the book: --4 practice paper-and-pencil GREs with in-depth explanations --Complete review of all the math and verbal skills GRE-takers need --Strategies for answering every question type --GRE vocabulary list --Sample Analytical Writing essays at varying score levels. --Special information for international test-takers Online: --2 more practice GREs --NEW: 20 coaching videos demonstrating GRE problem-solving techniques Other Benefits: --Complete coverage of the revised GRE format --Practice with sample GREs that simulate the real exam --Strategies for every question type --Essay-writing help --Expert guidance from a nationally renowned GRE coach --Special information for international test-takers --More GRE practice online --Online coaching videos demonstrating GRE problem-solving techniques Market / Audience In August 2011 a dramatically new format was introduced for the GRE. McGraw-Hill's GRE was one of the first guides to provide complete coverage of the new test features. The revised test is partially computer-adaptive (the old one had no computer-adaptive functions), and it has several all-new question types. Thousands of graduate programs require the GRE for admission. In addition, more than 500 business schools worldwide now also accept GRE scores for admission to MBA programs. The list includes many top-ranked schools such as Harvard, IE, INSEAD, MIT Sloan and Stanford. In 2010, the GRE General Test was taken by about 675,000 candidates. Test volume outside the United States increased 13% in 2010. The number of GRE takers outside the US in 2008 was approximately 172,000, with the largest numbers in China (52,000) and India (55,000). About the Author Steven W. Dulan (East Lansing, MI) is the founder and president of Advantage Education, Inc., which offers live test-prep classes at high schools and colleges throughout Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Colorado, as well as distance-learning programs over the Internet.
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Long before Galileo published his discoveries about Jupiter, lunar craters, and the Milky Way in the Starry Messenger in 1610, people were fascinated with the planets and stars around them. That interest continues today, and scientists are making new discoveries at an astounding rate. Ancient lake beds on Mars, robotic spacecraft missions, and new definitions of planets now dominate the news. How can you take it all in? Start with the new Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Second Edition. This self-contained reference follows the trail blazed by the bestselling first edition. It provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact—and has jumped light years ahead in terms of new information and visual impact. Offering more than 50% new material, the Encyclopedia includes the latest explorations and observations, hundreds of new color digital images and illustrations, and more than 1,000 pages. It stands alone as the definitive work in this field, and will serve as a modern messenger of scientific discovery and provide a look into the future of our solar system. · Forty-seven chapters from 75+ eminent authors review fundamental topics as well as new models, theories, and discussions · Each entry is detailed and scientifically rigorous, yet accessible to undergraduate students and amateur astronomers · More than 700 full-color digital images and diagrams from current space missions and observatories amplify the chapters · Thematic chapters provide up-to-date coverage, including a discussion on the new International Astronomical Union (IAU) vote on the definition of a planet · Information is easily accessible with numerous cross-references and a full glossary and index
Philosophical poetry is probably the simplest description that can be attached to this book. It contains an image of what the author considers the attributes of humankind. Segments of the image which consist of the Intellect, the Soul, the Physical, the Emotions, the Conscious, and the Body, have associative poetry as if each segment is speaking. Many of the poems are thought provoking, and to assist in the thinking process, there is photography that relates to the poetry as well as a section after each poem for personal comments or notes. The final section is written in prose to give emphasis to the steps to balance and becoming one of the mighty.
Im mad as Hell, and Im not going to take it any more. So begins Satans autobiography, E-MAILS FROM THE UNDERWORLD: I AM NOT WHO I AM NOT. So long as God remained Out There,a transcendent, superhero who occasionally intervened in human affairs based on no apparent rhyme or reason, Satan was comfortable with the arrangement. God -- Out There. Satan in here. That's the way it was supposed to be. But with the publication of I AM WHO I AM: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GOD, it's a whole new game. In his mind, Satan, a metaphorical symbol for all the inner demons that keep humankind imprisoned within, has no choice but to come out with his own story. God has laid down the gauntlet; now it is time to respond, he proclaims. Let the best (or worst) deity win. And Satan is a cocky cuss. When it comes to laying claim to an inner presence within, his confidence runneth over. As he himself puts it, Im your inner demons. Im Anger, Envy, Lust, Pride. Im Greed, Impatience, Sloth. Im Judgmentalism, Im Bigotry, Im Stereotyping, Im all the sneaky little -isms and -igotries that allow you humanoids to think youre better than somebody else. You all know Im deep down inside every one of you. The story of Satan is a story of erupting from within. But Satan isnt just going to tell his lifes story, hes going to show it to you. E-mail by e-mail. From tweaking the Beatitudes to the Bad Dude's Baditudes," to offering a new set of Ten Commandments to Hell, Satan takes you on a roller-coaster ride of your own inner demons. By books end, a conscientious reader will have picked up more than enough tricks of the trade to insure a speedy and successful trip to metaphorical Hell (not to mention, of course, the ways to avoid it). (E-MAILS FROM THE UNDERWORLD: I AM NOT WHO I AM NOT is the second of a three part series of autobiographies of God, Satan, and Jesus, respectively. Be sure to complete your own collection of the trilogy with copies of I AM WHO I AM: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GOD, and I AM THE WORD: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JESUS.)
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Get the tools you need to succeed on your nursing school entrance exam! Are you preparing for your nursing school entrance exam? This practical guide is packed with skill-building exercises, test-taking strategies, and practice tests to help you prepare for the exam. Whether you're taking the National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Examination-RN (NLN PAX-RN), the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), the Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) RN exam, or the Evolve Reach (HESI) A2 exam, you’ll find expert guidance on how to study more efficiently and increase your confidence for test day. Fully updated to match the latest exams, Nursing School Entrance Exams features: •Complete coverage of the NLN PAX-RN, TEAS, PSB-RN, and HESI A2•Up-to-date information on each test’s format and subject areas •8 practice tests—2 each in Verbal Skills, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics, and Science•Practice tests modeled on the questions in real nursing school entrance exams, covering the same topics and designed at the same level of difficulty•A diagnostic test to assess exam readiness•Skill-building drills with hundreds of practice questions•Strategies to help master every question type•Scientific illustrations to clarify important concepts•A review of all subjects featured on the exams: Verbal Skills, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics, and Science •Career and educational guidance from a nursing professional