Making Your Education Work for You

Making Your Education Work for You : A Proven System for Success in School and for Getting the Job of Your Dreams

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In today's challenging economy, students need every advantage to compete effectively. Making Your Education Work For You is a proven system, developed by Dr. Gordon Green, to help students realize their full academic potential and land the job of their dreams. Dr. Green's fool-proof system covers all of the essential skills needed for maximizing academic success and turning that success into a successful career. Making Your Education Work for You shows students how to:

*Work with parents for success
*Maximize the academic experience
*Earn top grades
*Find educational assistance
*Engage in effective job planning
*Secure career success

More than just a "how-to," Making Your Education Work For You contains valuable information on how a good education leads to a good life, the value of getting good grades, setting goals, establishing contacts, gaining work experience and career planning. The appendices include suggested reading lists and other educational resources, and Dr. Green's own Academic Transcript, which proves his "Straight-A" system really works.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 302 pages
  • 148 x 209 x 22mm | 281g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Tables, black and white; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765319535
  • 9780765319531

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Praise for "Making Your Education Work For You""" "No one-student or parent-who reads Chapter 1 will fail to read this whole book. And no student who reads Chapter 2 will fail to put the clear prescriptions that follow into action. This important book is a grabber. Be grabbed and have a good life!"--William P. Butz, President and CEO, Population Reference Bureau "Over the many years I have known Gordon Green I have seen him dedicate himself selflessly to helping young Americans of every race, creed, color, class. This has been of enormous service to the country he loves...--Ben Wattenberg, Host, PBS's "Think Tank"Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute and Hudson Institute, Washington D.C. "Boy, do I wish my kids (and I) had this book when they were in school and college. Fortunately, my grandkids now will... We've found that knowledgeable, practical guidance is vital to their success. Thank you, Gordon, for supplying it!"--Chester E. Finn, Jr., Ph.D. senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and President of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute "If every student and family read this book, our national dropout problem would disappear. It tells us why education is important, and more importantly, how to succeed within the system, no matter your starting point."--Indya Kincannon, chairperson of the Knox County Board of Education, Knoxville, TN "Gordon Green's "Making Your Education Work for You" should be required reading for parents and students alike...His handbook for learning is a joy to read, a call to arms, and an inspiration."--Kathleen D. McCarthy, Ph.D., professor of history and director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, the Graduate Center, City University of New York "Gordon Green has written a book that every student and parent should read. Dispensing both common sense alongside expert insight, he offers invaluable guidance on everything from study tips to summer jobs. And all of it shared in jargon-free, readable prose ch
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About Gordon W Green

DR. GORDON W. GREEN has a Ph.D. in economics from The George Washington University. His dissertation titled "Wage Differentials for Job Entrants, by Race and Sex " received national attention, including a front page article in the New York Times. He was Chief of the Governments Division of the U.S. Census Bureau. DR. GREEN also served as chair of the National Forum on Education Statistics for the U.S. Department of Education. He later became Assistant Director of the Welfare Reform Academy at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and the University of Maryland Foundation, Inc. His works are widely published in government periodicals, magazines and professional journals. DR. GREEN lives with his wife in Fairfax Station, Virginia.
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