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Making the Grade

Author : Howard S. Becker
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Based on three years of detailed anthropological observation, this account of undergraduate culture portrays students' academic relations to faculty and administration as one of subjection. With rare intervals in crisis moments, student life has always been dominated by grades and grade point averages. The authors of Making the Grade maintain that, though it has taken different forms from tune to time, the emphasis on grades has persisted in academic life. From this premise they argue that the social organization giving rise to this emphasis has remained remarkably stable throughout the century. Becker, Geer, and Hughes discuss various aspects of college life and examine the degree of autonomy students have over each facet of their lives. Students negotiate with authorities the conditions of campus political and organizational life--the student government, independent student organizations, and the student newspaper--and preserve substantial areas of autonomous action for themselves. Those same authorities leave them to run such aspects of their private lives as friendships and dating as they wish. But, when it comes to academic matters, students are subject to the decisions of college faculties and administrators. Becker deals with this continuing lack of autonomy in student life in his new introduction. He also examines new phenomena, such as the impact of -grade inflation- and how the world of real adult work has increasingly made professional and technical expertise, in addition to high grades, the necessary condition for success. Making the Grade continues to be an unparalleled contribution to the studies of academics, students, and college life. It will be of interest to university administrators, professors, students, and sociologists.

Making the Grade

Author : William A. Fischel
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A significant factor for many people deciding where to live is the quality of the local school district, with superior schools creating a price premium for housing. The result is a “race to the top,” as all school districts attempt to improve their performance in order to attract homebuyers. Given the importance of school districts to the daily lives of children and families, it is surprising that their evolution has not received much attention. In this provocative book, William Fischel argues that the historical development of school districts reflects Americans’ desire to make their communities attractive to outsiders. The result has been a standardized, interchangeable system of education not overly demanding for either students or teachers, one that involved parents and local voters in its governance and finance. Innovative in its focus on bottom-up processes generated by individual behaviors rather than top-down decisions by bureaucrats, Making the Grade provides a new perspective on education reform that emphasizes how public schools form the basis for the localized social capital in American towns and cities.

Making the Grade

Author : Mark Pruitt
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Want to dominate your college classes? Making the Grade can help you learn more effectively, earn killer grades, and help you have an awesome college experience. These short, easy-to-read lessons can improve the way you take notes, The way you study, And The way you use your time. When Mark Pruitt followed these techniques, he made a 95% or higher in every class. Let Mark help you get the most out of your college years...TODAY!

Making the Grade

Author : C. V. Mosby
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Making The Grade. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Making the Grade

Author : Iain Hay
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A comprehensive source of information on study and communication skills for tertiary-level students. Chapters outline the whys and hows of essays, research and laboratory reports, reviews, summaries, and more. This edition includes new material on group work and amendments reflecting technological shifts.

Making the Grade

Author : Elena R. Arrigo
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Describes what a child should know at the second grade level in such areas as reading, writing, math, social studies, and science, and offers strategies and techniques for developing curricula.

Making the Grade

Author : Tony Wagner
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This book provides a guide for a long-overdue public dialogue about why and how we need to reinvent our nation's schools. How has the world changed for our children; what do all students need to know in light of these changes; how do we hold students and schools accountable for results; what do good schools look like; and what must leaders do to create more of these schools? These are some of the questions that drive this book. The answers emerging to these questions may surprise many. The most successful public schools of the 21st century look a lot more like our 19th century village schools than our current factory model of schooling. This book describes these "new village schools" that have been created in the last decade and suggests that they are a prototype for the schools of the future.

Making the Grade

Author : Martin V. Covington
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Students utilize a variety of techniques to avoid failure, ranging from cheating to setting easily obtained goals. This study analyzes educational implications derived from self-worth theory in reference to current educational dilemmas.

Making the Grade

Author : Cate Shearwater
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Love Cathy Cassidy or Jacqueline Wilson? Don't miss this gorgeous new series set in the heady world of gymnastics. Ellie has a dream . . . to become a world-class gymnast. When she’s offered a place at the prestigious London Gymnastics Academy, it looks like she has a chance to make that dream come true. But there are many obstacles to overcome, new friends to make, and rivalries to face! Will she make it, against all the odds? Making the Grade is the first book in the Somersaults and Dreams series, a rollercoaster ride full of friendship, rivalries, setbacks and triumphs, with echoes of classic stories like Ballet Shoes.

Making the Grade

Author : Lesha Myers
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Making the Grade

Author : Carl W. Bosch
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The reader must decide what to do when extra soccer practice has resulted in a poor report card

Making the Grade

Author : Donna Jean Baumbach
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Making the Grade

Author : Robert R. Roth
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Targeted to parents of children in the fourth grade, this practical curriculum guide presents principles for teaching reading, writing, math, social studies, and science. Teachers/parents.

Making the Grade

Author : Barb Owen
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Thirteen former Kittitas country schoolmarms reflect fondly on their days of teaching in remote locales between 1914 and 1939. Usually, their classes were small with multiple grade levels in a single room, and the new educators also served as janitors, fire builders, cooks, and water haulers. For most, it was their first job and for some, an introduction to country living as well. The young women were away from friends and family. They often lacked supplies. Facing these ordeals with creativity, dedication, and pluck, they enhanced the lives of many children, and earned the adoration of their rural populations.

Making the Grade with A DD

Author : Stephanie Sarkis
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Provides advice for students with ADD on succeeding in college, discussing how to keep physically healthy, manage a class schedule, handle medication, maintain a social life, use study techniques, and ask for accommodations if necessary.

Making the Grade Math Grade K

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Foster your child's early math skills with Making the Grade Math for Kindergarten. Matching state standards for learning, this workbook includes practice for these basic skills: numbers and counting, addition and subtraction, and measurement and shapes. Using a simple approach, this math workbook for kindergarten will help your child learn, practice, apply, and master basic math skills. Making the Grade Math books will appeal to your child with engaging, colorful activities while providing quick practice to support a strong foundation in math. With the Making the Grade series, you can easily choose the right workbook to reinforce the skills your child is learning in the classroom. Each workbook in the series includes 48 pages of standards-based activities with easy-to-follow instructions and an answer key. The series offers grade-specific titles for these main school subject areas: Reading (PK–Grade 5), Math (PK–Grade 5), Basic Skills (PK–Grade 2), and Handwriting (K–Grade 5)

Score Making the Grade

Author : Kaplan Educational Center Staff
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Make Learning Fun and More Effective. The Making the Grade books published by SCORE! are excellent tools for you to help your child build the necessary skills and confidence to perform well in school and meet the tough, new academic standards enocted by many states. Using SCORE!'s motivational teaching methods, the book includes. a thorough review of key 5th- and 6th-grade subjects hundreds of skill building activities effective strategies to help improve test-taking abilities tips on how you can positively affect your child's success in school a special section from the test preparation experts at Kaplan on helping you child prepare for standardized tests Most important, this unique book outlines how you can foster a lifelong love of learning in your child. Making the Grade: Grades 5-6 lays a solid foundation for future success in school -- and in life.

Making The Grade Grade 1

Author : Linda Frith
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16 more pieces for the progressing student, including: Bridge over Troubled Waters * Chim Chim Cher-ee * Maple Leaf Rag * Yesterday * and more.

Making the Grade

Author : Jonathan Akerele
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Duane Miller is a very talented basketball player with poor math grades. He is dismissed from the team until he can regroup academically. It's his senior year so he must get his act together if he wants to graduate and more importantly earn an athletic scholarship to play basketball at a university. Enter Sarah Nugyen, his school crush and mathematics rival. She always earns good grades on tests, but Duane is too full of pride to listen to anyone. Will she break through to him when no one else can? Will Duane humble himself to improve his chances of playing college basketball? You won't want to miss this sports adventure into the dramatic world of high school athletics and academics!

Making the Grade

Author : Joanna Wharton
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