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Sit Down and Shut Up

by Cinque Henderson St. Martin's Press (September 18, 2018)

On his very first day of school as a substitute teacher, Cinque Henderson was cursed at and openly threatened by one of his students. Not wanting trouble or any broken bones, Henderson called the hall monitor,...


50 Successful Harvard Application Essays

by Staff of the Harvard Crimson St. Martin's Press (May 09, 2017)

With talented applicants coming from the top high schools as well as the pressure to succeed from family and friends, it’s no wonder that writing college application essays is one of the most stressful tasks...


The Insider's Guide to the Colleges, 2015

by Yale Daily News Staff St. Martin's Press (July 01, 2014)

With this new edition, The Insider's Guide to the Colleges has been, for 41 years, the most relied-upon resource for high school students looking for honest reports on colleges straight from the college students...


50 Successful Harvard Application Essays

by Staff of the Harvard Crimson St. Martin's Press (July 08, 2014)

With talented applicants coming from the top high schools in the country as well as the pressure to succeed from family and friends, it's no wonder that writing college application essays is one of the most...


50 Successful Harvard Application Essays, Third Edition

by Staff of the Harvard Crimson St. Martin's Press (July 06, 2010)

Where to Begin?

With an ever-growing pool of talented and diverse college applicants coming from the top high schools in the country and beyond, students everywhere are feeling the pressure to craft application...


Building Blocks

by Gene I. Maeroff St. Martin's Press (January 27, 2015)

A student's entire journey along the educational spectrum is affected by what occurs—and, crucially, by what does not occur—before the age of eight or nine. Yet early learning has never received the attention...


55 Successful Harvard Law School Application Essays

by Staff of the Harvard Crimson St. Martin's Press (May 14, 2013)

Separate yourself from the pack

Competition has never been more intense for admittance into the nation's top law schools. The application essay represents your only chance to plea your case to admissions officers....


Color and Money

by Peter G. Schmidt St. Martin's Press (August 07, 2007)

What is the real story behind the fight over affirmative action at colleges? Veteran journalist Peter Schmidt exposes truths that will outrage readers and forever transform the debate. He reveals how:

* colleges...


50 Successful Harvard Application Essays

by Staff of the Harvard Crimson St. Martin's Press (September 01, 2005)

You've been told a million times how selective and random the college process is, how the personal essay is your one chance to speak directly to admissions officers and sway them in your favor. You have to be...


Virtual Schooling

by Elizabeth Kanna, Lisa Gillis & Christina Culver St. Martin's Press (December 02, 2014)

Today, millions of school-age children are learning outside of a traditional classroom and using cutting edge educational options. Policy experts predict that in a decade half of all education will be delivered...


The Core: Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education

by Leigh A. Bortins St. Martin's Press (June 08, 2010)

In the past, correct spelling, the multiplication tables, the names of the state capitals and the American presidents were basics that all children were taught in school. Today, many children graduate without...


The Insider's Guide to the Colleges, 2014

by Yale Daily News Staff St. Martin's Press (July 09, 2013)

The Straight-Talking Student's Guide to the Best Colleges in the US

With this new edition, The Insider's Guide to the Colleges has been, for 40 years, the most relied-upon resource for high school students looking...


65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays, Second Edition

by Lauren Sullivan & The Staff of The Harbus St. Martin's Press (August 04, 2009)

YOUR LIFE . . . IN 300 WORDS OR LESS

It's a daunting task. Even the most seasoned professionals find business school application essays to be among the hardest pieces they ever write. With a diverse pool of talented...


Rewired

by Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D. St. Martin's Press (March 30, 2010)

Look around at today's youth and you can see how technology has changed their lives. They lie on their beds and study while listening to mp3 players, texting and chatting online with friends, and reading and...


Paying for College

by Howard R. Greene & Matthew W. Greene St. Martin's Press (September 16, 2014)

In the last 20 years, tuition has increased by a factor of more than 200 percent, which is 3 times the increase in earned income of the average family. It takes from 25 to 30 percent of a family's yearly after...


55 Successful Harvard Law School Application Essays

by Staff of the Harvard Crimson St. Martin's Press (July 08, 2014)

Harvard Law School is one of the premier law schools in the world. It as well as other top schools draws thousands of applicants from the best colleges and companies. With only a limited number of slots for...


What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. Second Edition

by James Paul Gee St. Martin's Press (December 02, 2014)

James Paul Gee begins his classic book with "I want to talk about video games--yes, even violent video games--and say some positive things about them." With this simple but explosive statement, one of America's...


A Room for Learning

by Tal Birdsey St. Martin's Press (September 29, 2009)

"Sometimes I have thought that this school is like the only place where the lilies are considered at all…" In this stirring account of a teacher and his fourteen students tucked away in the Green Mountains...


How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation

by David Sternberg St. Martin's Press (November 04, 2014)

How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation by David Sternberg

Mastering these skills spells the difference between "A.B.D." and "Ph.D."

-refuting the magnum opus myth

-coping with the dissertation as obsession...


4 Steps to Bully-Proof Girls in the Early Grades

by Michelle Anthony, M.A., Ph.D. & Reyna Lindert, Ph.D. St. Martin's Press (July 19, 2011)

Previously published as part of LITTLE GIRLS CAN BE MEAN.

Worried about mean girls? Help your daughter respond and react to bullying where it starts---in elementary school.

As experts in developmental psychology...


How They Got into Harvard

by Staff of the Harvard Crimson St. Martin's Press (May 13, 2014)

Proven Admissions Strategies from Successful Students

In How They Got into Harvard, fifty successful applicants to Harvard University share their tips and tactics for succeeding in the college admissions process....


The Resistant Learner

by Lawrence J. Greene St. Martin's Press (December 22, 2015)

Addressing the emotional and academic needs of kids in grades four through twelve, Lawrence Greene examines the counterproductive behaviors and attitudes that undermine academic performance, diminish self-esteem...


The Guide to Getting In

by Harvard Student Agencies, Inc. St. Martin's Press (May 17, 2013)

Getting into a college can be the most stressful ordeal a student can face, with endless planning, test-taking, competition, the torturous wait for an answer. . . .

Now six undergraduates at Harvard reveal the...


How to Talk to Your Child About Sex

by Linda Eyre & Richard Eyre St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

Linda and Richard Eyre stress that it's never too soon-or too late-to start discussing sex and values with your children, and they've got proven strategies to make it easier. For parents who want to go beyond...


A Classroom of One

by Gene I. Maeroff St. Martin's Press (January 27, 2015)

A Classroom of One is Gene Maeroff's "report from the front" on the short history and status of online learning in the United States and around the world. Maeroff is a reporter who takes you to the schools from...


Med School Confidential

by Dan Bissell, M.D., Robert H. Miller & Harold M. Friedman St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

Med School Confidential from Robert H. Miller and Daniel M. Bissell uses the same chronological format and mentor-based system that have made Law School Confidential and Business School Confidential such treasured...


Law School Confidential

by Robert H. Miller St. Martin's Press (November 16, 2015)

I WISH I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW!

Don't get to the end of your law school career muttering these words to yourself! Take the first step toward building a productive, successful, and perhaps even pleasant law...


The Game Believes in You

by Greg Toppo St. Martin's Press (April 21, 2015)

What if schools, from the wealthiest suburban nursery school to the grittiest urban high school, thrummed with the sounds of deep immersion? More and more people believe that can happen - with the aid of video...


Sex and God at Yale

by Nathan Harden & Christopher Buckley St. Martin's Press (August 21, 2012)

To glimpse America's future, one needs to look no further than its college campuses. Of those institutions, none holds more clout than Yale University, the hallowed "cradle of presidents." In Sex and God at...


College Disrupted

by Ryan Craig St. Martin's Press (March 10, 2015)

For nearly two decades, pundits have been predicting the demise of higher education in the United States. Our colleges and universities will soon find themselves competing for students with universities from...


Declining by Degrees

by John Merrow, Richard H. Hersh & Tom Wolfe St. Martin's Press (April 07, 2015)

What is actually happening on college campuses in the years between admission and graduation?

Not enough to keep America competitive, and not enough to provide our citizens with fulfilling lives.

When A Nation...


Medical School

by Keith Russell Ablow, MD St. Martin's Press (July 22, 2014)

Medical School: Getting In, Staying In, Staying Human by Keith Russell Ablow, M.D., is the best basic guide to getting into, and staying in, medical school.

*Deciding if medicine is right for you

*Planning ahead...


The Anti-Education Era

by James Paul Gee St. Martin's Press (January 08, 2013)

One of the first champions of the positive effects of gaming reveals the dark side of today's digital and social media

Today's schools are eager to use the latest technology in the classroom, but rather than...


Our School

by Joanne Jacobs St. Martin's Press (April 07, 2015)

Honest, engaging, and inspiring, Our School tells the story of Downtown College Prep, a public charter high school in San Jose that recruits underachieving students and promises to prepare them for four-year...


Admissions Confidential

by Rachel Toor St. Martin's Press (May 06, 2014)

There are hundreds of books available that coach kids on writing college application essays, improving SAT scores and trying to beat the admissions system. Admissions Confidential is a definitive look at why...


The Insider's Guide to the Colleges, 2013

by Yale Daily News Staff St. Martin's Press (July 03, 2012)

The Insider's Guide to the Colleges has been, for 39 years, the most relied-upon resource for high school students looking for honest reports on colleges from their fellow students. Having interviewed hundreds...


Engineering and the Liberal Arts

by Samuel C. Florman St. Martin's Press (December 15, 2015)

A Technologist's Guide to History, Literature, Philosophy, Art, and Music.

From the author who inspired inaugural poet Richard Blanco! Now available in ebook for the first time, Engineering and the Liberal Arts...


A Smile as Big as the Moon

by Mike Kersjes & Joe Layden St. Martin's Press (April 01, 2007)

Besides being a football coach at his Michigan High School, Mike

Kersjes taught special education classes, dealing with children whose disabilities included Tourette syndrome, Downs Syndrome, dyslexia, eating...


Business School Confidential

by Katherine F. Koegler & Robert H. Miller St. Martin's Press (August 16, 2003)

Featuring an in-depth interview with the Director of Admissions at Tuck School of Business, ranked #1 by the Wall Street Journal.

Written for students about to embark on this two-year odyssey, by students who...


The Insider's Guide to the Colleges, 2010

by Yale Daily News Staff St. Martin's Press (June 23, 2009)

The Straight-Talking Student's Guide to the Best Colleges

For more than thirty-five years, The Insider's Guide to the Colleges has been the favorite resource of high school students across the country because...


Conquering the SAT

by Ned Johnson & Emily Warner Eskelsen St. Martin's Press (December 26, 2006)

This insightful and practical guide for parents shows how we often undermine rather than encourage our teens' success on one of the most stressful standardized tests—the SAT—and what strategies will remedy...