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Find the Perfect College for You: 82 Exceptional School That Fit Your Personality and Learning Style Paperback – August 9, 2016
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"This is new and valuable college planning territory. Take a look. These pages take college planning to a new level."
Steven R. Antonoff, Ph.D., Certified Educational Planner, Antonoff Associates
"This book is long overdue! At last two premier experts have combined qualitative research and decades of experience with matching students with the right colleges to produce an insightful guide for students, parents, and guidance counselors."
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"Educational planners Claire Law and Rosalind Marie wrote a book giving students the tools to discover their best college match. By opening any given page, the student will get a bull's eye view of the college of his/her dreams."
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Find the Perfect College for You is a new kind of college guide that matches your personality type to colleges that best fit you. Using detailed descriptions of the academic and cultural environments of each campus, you will discover schools that resonate with your personality type to create a successful college experience.
Inside you will:
Analyze your personality and use it as a guide to exploring colleges
Review twenty+ current majors presently offered at colleges that are compatible with your personality preference
Discover how administration and faculty values affect academic offerings and the academic strengths of each college
Evaluate how the physical environment of a campus impacts the college experience
Get an in-depth view of the cultural and social atmosphere of the colleges
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In my opinion, understanding a teenager’s personality archetype and learning style is a very important first step in developing an ideal college list. But most students and counselors don’t give it the attention it deserves. This book helps students, parents and counselors learn how to do that in a simple logical, pragmatic way with a healthy dose of intuition.
The authors and I are strong proponents of Carl Jung’s theories of human behavior. As were the mother and daughter team of Isabel Myers and Katherine Briggs who collaborated with Jung in the late 1920’s. Their work has become one of the most popular methods (MBTI) used by counselors and human resource departments in large organizations to identify natural strengths and innate characteristics of students and personnel respectively. Colleges are organizations made up of personalities. Universities are made up of colleges within universities with a stated mission. Like any organization there often is a certain feel, culture or ethos within the college that would appeal to a student’s learning style more than another. The authors have done a yeoman’s job in identifying and categorizing 82 well-known colleges around the country according to archetypes and specific majors fitting those archetypes. They have even dug deep into how a major is taught at each college.
In other words, bio-engineering major taught at a land grant university will be different from how it is taught at a liberal arts college. Therefore, a student will benefit more at one school more than the other even though the major is the same.
This book is particularly helpful for those who are already familiar with the 16 personality archetypes, but no one should shy away from it if they are not. The authors will bring you up to speed quickly. If you are a student with college aspirations, then reading this book is the best first step to take coupled with your academic profile and your family’s ability to pay. When done diligently, it greatly increases a student’s chances of finding the “best fit” college and gaining the knowledge in four years or less that will prepare a student for life after graduation, in what we call the “real world”.