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How to Write, Speak and Think More Effectively (paperback) by Rudolph Flesch and Salvatore Raimondo (reissue edition)

How can you pass up the chance to write, speak and think more effectively, all for less than five dollars (for a used copy)? Flesch, creator of the famous "fog index," was well ahead of his time when this classic was first published more than 50 years ago.

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The Elements of Style (paperback) by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White (3rd edition)

This gem of a classic may now be acquired in paperback for less than five dollars! Anyone serious about writing should have it in his or her collection. This easy-to-read book will help you write with greater force and clarity.

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Adios, Strunk and White: A Handbook for the New Academic Essay (paperback) by Gary & Glynis Hoffman (2nd edition)

More than just a parody or take-off on the Stunk and White classic, this book has the potential to become a classic in its own right, as evidenced by readers' rave reviews on Amazon.com.

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Proverb Wit & Wisdom (paperback) by Louis A. Berman, Ph.D.

A Treasury of Proverbs, Parodies, Quips, Quotes, Clichés, Catchwords, Epigrams and Aphorisms. Indexed for easy reference. Filled with jokes and humor, to help you liven up your writing.

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The College Application Essay (paperback) by Sarah Myers McGinty

An up-to-date guide by The College Board.

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100 Successful College Application Essays (paperback) by Christopher J. Georges & Gigi E. Georges (editors)

An excellent reference for any student preparing to apply to colleges. Definitely worth the investment of a few dollars.

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How to Write a Winning College Application Essay (paperback) by Michael James Mason (3rd edition)

An up-to-date how-to guide: more than 200 pages for just a few dollars. Definitely worth the investment.

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10-Minute Guide to Applying to Grad School (paperback) by Ellen Lichtenstein and Sharon McDonnell (10-Minute Guide Series)

A useful reference in a very user-friendly format.

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How to Write a Winning Personal Statement for Graduate and Professional School (paperback) by Richard J. Stelzer (3rd edition)

This guide will help you meet the challenge of writing your personal statement.

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Graduate Admissions Essays: What Works, What Doesn’t and Why (paperback) by Donald Asher

The personal statement can often make the difference between success and failure, admission or rejection. Valuable inside information for aspiring applicants, for as little as $5 (on used editions).

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Essays That Worked for Business Schools: 35 Essays from Successful Applications to the Nation’s Top Business Schools (paperback) by Boykin Curry & Brian Kasbar, editors (reprint edition)

If you plan to apply to business schools, you will want access to this collection.

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Essays That Worked for Law Schools: 35 Essays from Successful Applications to the Nation’s Top Law Schools (paperback) by Boykin Curry, editor (reprint edition)

If you plan to apply to law schools, you will want access to this collection.

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Financing Graduate School: How to Get the Money for Your Master’s or Ph.D. (paperback) by Patricia McWade (revised edition)

Graduate school is increasingly expensive. It’s best to begin your financial planning as early in the process as possible.

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10-Minute Guide to Paying for Grad School (paperback) by Ellen Lichtenstein

More good information on how to fund this substantial investment, in user-friendly format.

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Getting What You Came for: The Smart Student’s Guide to Earning a Master’s or a Ph.D. (paperback) by Robert L. Peters (revised edition)

A must-read for anyone either contemplating or already attending graduate school. This title has generated more rave reviews from readers on Amazon.com than any other book in its category.

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Writing the Doctoral Dissertation: A Systematic Approach (paperback) by Gordon B. Davis & Clyde A Parker (2nd edition)

A practical guide, with lots of specifics, such as how many pages the proposal should be.

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Degrees-by-Mail book cover College Degrees by Mail & Modem: 100 Accredited Schools That Offer Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorates and Law Degrees by Home Study (paperback) by John Bear & Mariah Bear (revised edition)

The distance learning landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. Anyone who wants a college or graduate degree should consider this option.

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The Memory Book (paperback) by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas

You can spend hundreds of dollars on inferior materials sold through infomercials. Or you can get a superior product for just a few dollars. Harry Lorayne is a class act.

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Super Memory, Super Student: How to Raise Your Grades in 30 Days (paperback) by Harry Lorayne

Here Harry Lorayne focuses directly on the needs of students. He delivers valuable information in a friendly and enjoyable way.

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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (paperback) 5th edition

Some of the rules have been changed, so you want to be sure that you are working with the most recent edition.

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MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (paperback) 5th edition

Updated to include detailed information on using computers for research and writing and on citing electronic publications.

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The Chicago Manual of Style: The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors and Publishers (paperback) 14th edition

Well, let's put it this way: It's essential if your academic program or instructors require you to follow its guidelines. "Nuf sed."

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A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate L. Turabian (paperback) 6th edition

Like the Chicago Manual above, it's in need of updating but, again, if it's required of you, you gotta get it.

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Words at Play: Quips, Quirks & Oddities (paperback) by O.V. Michaelsen

Words at Play arrived at 6 p.m. Dinner burned at 7, dessert melted at 8 and we—my wife and I—were still grinning and laughing at 9. This is like taking your brain to Disneyland and letting it loose to play.” (an Amazon.com reader review)

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Tape Recommendations


Audiobooks (cassettes) are without a doubt one of the most powerful learning tools available. Put your “downtime” to productive use by always having one or more cassette programs with you.


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How to Improve Your Memory (cassette) by Harry Lorayne

This memory development program teaches listeners proven techniques to help them double their powers of retention, increase their concentration and remember almost anything they want. A complete program in just one handy cassette.

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Word Smart II: How to Build an Even More Educated Vocabulary (cassettes) by Adam Robinson and Julian Fleisher(Princeton Review Series)

An excellent vocabulary building tool for both students and professionals.

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cassette tape box cover Thinking Big: The Keys to Personal Power & Maximum Performance (two cassettes) by Brian Tracy

No matter who you are or what you seek to accomplish, this tape set is worth its weight in gold. Side 2B features a five-step process for goal achievement that is incredibly powerful. We suggest dubbing 2B onto both sides of a blank tape. Take that tape with you and listen to it every day. You will be amazed at the results.

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