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During the writing of College Prowler’s guidebooks, we felt it was critical that our content was unbiased and unaffiliated with any college or university. We think it’s important that our readers get honest information and a realistic impression of the student opinions on any campus—that’s why if any aspect of a particular school is terrible, we (unlike a campus brochure) intend to publish it. While we do keep an eye out for the occasional extremist—the cheerleader or the cynic—we take pride in letting the students tell it like it is. We strive to create a book that’s as representative as possible of each particular campus. Our books cover both the good and the bad, and whether the survey responses point to recurring trends or a variation in opinion, these sentiments are directly and proportionally expressed through our guides.
College Prowler guidebooks are in the hands of students throughout the entire process of their creation. Because you can’t make student-written guides without the students, we have students at each campus who help write, randomly survey their peers, edit, layout, and perform accuracy checks on every book that we publish. From the very beginning, student writers gather the most up-to-date stats, facts, and inside information on their colleges. They fill each section with student quotes and summarize the findings in editorial reviews. In addition, each school receives a collection of letter grades (A through F) that reflect student opinion and help to represent contentment, prominence, or satisfaction for each of our 20 specific categories. Just as in grade school, the higher the mark the more content, more prominent, or more satisfied the students are with the particular category.
Once a book is written, additional students serve as editors and check for accuracy even more extensively. Our bounce-back team—a group of randomly selected students who have no involvement with the project—are asked to read over the material in order to help ensure that the book accurately expresses every aspect of the university and its students. This same process is applied to the 200-plus schools College Prowler currently covers. Each book is the result of endless student contributions, hundreds of pages of research and writing, and countless hours of hard work. All of this has led to the creation of a student information network that stretches across the nation to every school that we cover. It’s no easy accomplishment, but it’s the reason that our guides are such a great resource.
When reading our books and looking at our grades, keep in mind that every college is different and that the students who make up each school are not uniform—as a result, it is important to assess schools on a case-by-case basis. Because it’s impossible to summarize an entire school with a single number or description, each book provides a dialogue, not a decision, that’s made up of 20 different topics and hundreds of student quotes. In the end, we hope that this guide will serve as a valuable tool in your college selection process. Enjoy!
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Wow! This book took forever to write! But, it was really fun to look over my past two years at UNC and review what I have been through and the opportunities I have yet to face. I m a junior at UNC-Chapel Hill with a major in electronic communications (broadcast journalism) and a minor in Spanish. I m considering another major in political science, sociology, or African American studies. I ve done a lot of traveling to different universities for leadership programs, internship opportunities, and summer classes. I must say that UNC-CH is by far the most interesting, diverse, and friendly university I have visited. Of course, I had to adjust to the school just like everyone else. I ve always had a room to myself, so living with a roommate was something new to me. High school academics were a breeze, but in college, I actually have to study days in advance for a test. It s weird to see TAs teaching you when they re literally only a couple of years older than you. But UNC has such a nice and friendly atmosphere that the transition from home to college wasn t too terrible. I love UNC. And I m so glad that I made the choice to attend this school. I hope this book gives you an inside look and a heads-up about UNC. If you have any questions or comments please contact me by e-mail.I d like to thank my mom Moshie and my father for supporting me in all my endeavors and for their unconditional love; my brother, my heart, for making me laugh; my extended family for supporting me; my close friends at UNC-CH; and my friends from Kansas for always having my back! Much thanks to everyone at College Prowler for giving me this opportunity. Last, but definitely not least, thanks to God. Adrianna Hopkins
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Book Description College Prowler, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111427401845
Book Description College Prowler, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1427401845