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ERIC Number: ED317114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 165
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87447-333-0
ISSN: N/A
Choosing a College: The Student's Step-by-Step Decision-Making Workbook.
Miller, Gordon Porter
This workbook aims to help students make the right choice when selecting a college, by applying a straightforward step-by-step decision-making process. The book uses a variety of questions, self-study inventories, and exercises to assist in: (1) choosing those colleges to which the student will send applications, and (2) deciding where to enroll. Chapter titles are as follows: "College Choice...Tough Choice...Your Choice,""What Decision Making Is All About,""Accepting the Challenge--Taking Charge,""Building a Solid Foundation for Your Choice,""Looking Around: Getting Beyond the Obvious,""Looking Around: Getting Creative,""Using Information as Power,""Looking Ahead: Narrowing the Field,""Selecting What's Best for You,""Applying for Admission and Financial Aid,""They Decide, You Decide,""When Things Don't Work Out," and "Stepping into Your Future--The Opportunity." Ten steps in the decision-making process are outlined, from discovering what is important and why, through identifying known alternatives and describing needed information, to contingency planning. Twenty-eight exercises interspersed throughout the book encourage self-awareness and self-confidence. Examples of exercises include evaluating one's best and worst decisions, describing one's ideal college, and estimating college budgets. Includes 10 references. (JDD)
College Board Publications, Box 886, New York, NY 10101 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Board, New York, NY.