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A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C Foster s classic guide a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics including symbols themes and contexts that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts How to Read Literature Like a Professor helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes and the literary codes-of the ultimate professional reader the college professor What does it mean when a literary hero is traveling along a dusty road When he hands a drink to his companion When he s drenched in a sudden rain shower Ranging from major themes to literary models narrative devices and form Thomas C Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature a world where a road leads to a quest a shared meal may signify a communion and rain whether cleansing or destructive is never just a shower-and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching satisfying and fun This revised edition includes new chapters a new preface and epilogue and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed... over the past decade more
THE 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future What becomes of being human when we learn to read and write our own genetic information Siddhartha Mukherjee has a written a biography of the gene as deft brilliant and illuminating as his extraordinarily successful biography of cancer Weaving science social history and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives personalities identities fates and choices Throughout the narrative the story of Mukherjee s own family with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness cuts like a bright red line reminding us of the many questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world In superb prose and with an instinct for the dramatic scene he describes the centuries of research and experimentation from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin from Boveri and Morgan to Crick Watson and Franklin all the way... through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome As The New Yorker said of The Emperor of All Maladies It s hard to think of many books for a general audience that have rendered any area of modern science and technology with such intelligence accessibility and compassion An extraordinary achievement Riveting revelatory and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life and an essential preparation for the moral complexity introduced by our ability to create or write the human genome The Gene is a must-read for everyone concerned about the definition and future of humanity This is the most crucial science of our time intimately explained by a master more
The Official SAT Study Guide includes 4 official SAT practice tests created by the test maker As part of the College Board s commitment to transparency all four practice tests are available on the College Board s website but The Official SAT Study Guide is the only place to find them in print along with over 300 pages of additional instruction guidance and test information Launching in March 2016 the new SAT introduces new question formats and content Be ready with strategies and up-to-date information straight from the team that created the exam Students will gain valuable experience and raise their confidence by taking practice tests learning about test structure and gaining a deeper understanding of what is tested on the SAT The Official SAT Study Guide will help students get ready for the SAT with 4 official SAT practice tests written in the exact same process and by the same team of authors as the actual exam detailed descriptions of the math and evidenced based reading and writing sections of the SAT targeted practice questions for each SAT question type guidance on the new optional essay including practice essay questions with sample responses a review of math concepts tested in the exam test-taking approaches and... suggestions that underscore important points seamless integration with Khan Academy s free SAT practice resources scaled scoring for all 4 official SAT practice tests available in July on collegeboard orgThere s also a complete chapter on the new PSAT NMSQT which is aligned to the content and scores of the new SAT The new PSAT NMSQT also has over 180 million of scholarships connected to student performance This is the guide for the new SAT that launches in March 2016 and the new PSAT NMQST that launches in October 2015 more
Everything you need to know about the 2016-2017 ACT test with real full-length practice tests from the makers of the ACT The Official ACT Prep Guide 2016-2017 is the bestselling resource for students gearing up for the ACT test This comprehensive guide walks you through the entire test experience from registration through results with expert advice straight from the test s creators You ll find effective test-taking strategies tips for boosting your score on the English math reading and science tests and detailed information on the enhanced optional writing test Three new full-length practice tests help you assess your readiness so you can spot weak areas well in advance and the ACT experts provide valuable advice on preparing both mentally and physically so you can manage anxiety and be fully confident on test day You also get free online bonus content to help you start college on the right foot including tips for preparing an application that gets noticed getting into your first-choice school being a successful student and much more The 2016-2017 version of the ACT guide includes a number of changes including reading test sections with two shorter prose passages and the enhanced writing test s prompts This guide provides a... preview of what to expect for the entire exam so you can go into the test feeling fully prepared and ready to excel Get insider tips and strategies from the exam s creators Improve your score in all five content areas including the optional writing test Practice with full-length test forms taken from the actual ACT Gear up for college with bonus online advice for a successful first year The ACT is different from other standardized tests It tests your accumulated skills and knowledge so sheer memorization and vocabulary lists are unproductive prep strategies For preparation strategies that actually make a difference in your score and beyond go straight to the source with The Official ACT Prep Guide 2016-2017 more
New York Times Bestseller I would recommend this book to anyone interested in a fun engaging look at early human history you ll have a hard time putting it down --Bill Gates Thank God someone finally wrote this exact book --Sebastian JungerFrom a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity s creation and evolution a 1 international bestseller that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be human One hundred thousand years ago at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth Yet today there is only one homo sapiens What happened to the others And what may happen to us Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach but Dr Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70 000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives connect past developments with contemporary concerns and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas Dr Harari also compels us to look... ahead because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us but also ourselves Where is this leading us and what do we want to become Featuring 27 photographs 6 maps and 25 illustrations diagrams this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond James Gleick Matt Ridley Robert Wright and Sharon Moalem more
More people get into medical school with a Kaplan MCAT course than all major courses combined Now the same results are available with Kaplan s MCAT Complete 7-Book Subject Review This book features thorough subject review more questions than any competitor and the highest-yield questions available The commentary and instruction comes directly from Kaplan MCAT experts and includes targeted focus on the most-tested concepts plus more questions than any other guide These prep books simulate better than anything else on the market the experience of a one-on-one session with our top-rated instructors Kaplan s MCAT Review offers UNPARALLELED MCAT KNOWLEDGE The Kaplan MCAT team has spent years studying every document related to the MCAT available In conjunction with our expert psychometricians the Kaplan team is able to ensure the accuracy and realism of our practice materials THOROUGH SUBJECT REVIEW Written by top-rated award-winning Kaplan instructors All material has been vetted by editors with advanced science degrees and by a medical doctor EXPANDED CONTENT THROUGHOUT While the MCAT has continued to develop this book has been updated continuously to match the AAMC s guidelines precisely no more worrying if your prep is... comprehensive MORE PRACTICE THAN THE COMPETITION With questions throughout the book and access to three practice tests Kaplan s MCAT Review has more practice than any other MCAT books on the market ONLINE COMPANION Access to online resources to augment content studying including three practice tests The MCAT is a computer-based test so practicing in the same format as Test Day is key TOP-QUALITY IMAGES With full-color 3-D illustrations charts graphs and diagrams from the pages of Scientific American Kaplan s MCAT Review turns even the most intangible complex science into easy-to-visualize concepts KAPLAN S MCAT REPUTATION Kaplan gets more people into medical school than all other courses combined more
The best-selling 5 lb Book of GRE Practice Problems has been updated to offer more advanced online resources and hundreds of new questions It contains over 1 800 practice problems covering every topic tested on the GRE making it an essential resource for students at any level Manhattan Prep s 5 lb Book of GRE Practice Problems is an essential resource for students of any level who are preparing for the GRE revised General Exam Recently updated to more closely reflect the nuances of the GRE exam this book offers more than 1 800 questions across 33 chapters and online to provide students with comprehensive practice Developed by our expert instructors the problems in this book are sensibly grouped into practice sets and mirror those found on the GRE in content form and style Students can build fundamental skills in math and verbal through targeted practice while easy-to-follow explanations and step-by-step applications help cement their understanding of the concepts tested on the GRE In addition students can take their practice to the next level with online question banks that provide realistic computer-based practice to better simulate the GRE test-taking experience Purchase of this book includes access to an online video... introduction online banks of GRE practice problems and the GRE Challenge Problem Archive more
This new edition of the American Psychiatric Association s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-5 used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses treatment and research This manual which creates a common language for clinicians involved in the diagnosis of mental disorders includes concise and specific criteria intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings inpatient outpatient partial hospital consultation-liaison clinical private practice and primary care The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition is the most comprehensive current and critical resource for clinical practice available to today s mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals including psychologists counselors nurses and occupational and rehabilitation... therapists as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists DSM-5 is the most definitive resource for the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders more
I am not a recruiter I am a software engineer And as such I know what it s like to be asked to whip up brilliant algorithms on the spot and then write flawless code on a whiteboard I ve been through this as a candidate and as an interviewer Cracking the Coding Interview 6th Edition is here to help you through this process teaching you what you need to know and enabling you to perform at your very best I ve coached and interviewed hundreds of software engineers The result is this book Learn how to uncover the hints and hidden details in a question discover how to break down a problem into manageable chunks develop techniques to unstick yourself when stuck learn or re-learn core computer science concepts and practice on 189 interview questions and solutions These interview questions are real they are not pulled out of computer science textbooks They reflect what s truly being asked at the top companies so that you can be as prepared as possible WHAT S INSIDE 189 programming interview questions ranging from the basics to the trickiest algorithm problems A walk-through of how to derive each solution so that you can learn how to get there yourself Hints on how to solve each of the 189 questions just like what you would get in a real... interview Five proven strategies to tackle algorithm questions so that you can solve questions you haven t seen Extensive coverage of essential topics such as big O time data structures and core algorithms A behind the scenes look at how top companies like Google and Facebook hire developers Techniques to prepare for and ace the soft side of the interview behavioral questions For interviewers and companies details on what makes a good interview question and hiring process more
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