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College Major Quizzes

12 Easy Tests to Discover Which Programs Are Best

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College Major Quizzes
ISBN: 978-1-59357-867-1

Available as an e-book at oreilly.com and the iBookstore.

Despite economic slowdown—or perhaps because of it—college enrollment is booming. More adults are going back to school to upgrade their skills or change careers entirely. More high school students are entering college, uncertain of what to study but certain they need a degree. The result: More students face the obstacle of choosing a college major.

The 12 assessments in College Major Quizzes coach readers through the process of making that decision. By assessing their skills, interests, values, goals, personalities, preferences, motives, assumptions, learning styles, and long-term career plans, this book helps readers explore their options, evaluate the merits of each, and choose the college program that fits them and their career goals best. The quizzes are easy to take, score, and interpret, and each chapter contains checklists and activities to help readers make the most of their results. In addition, the book includes brief descriptions of the 100 most common college majors, making it easy for students to research their options and confirm their choices.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Prepare to Make a Choice
Chapter 1: Deal with the Pressure of Choosing
Chapter 2: Overcome Barriers to Choosing
Chapter 3: Think Outside the Box

Part 2: Look at Your Primary Attributes
Chapter 4: Discover Your Interests
Chapter 5: Clarify Your Skills
Chapter 6: Examine Your Favorite Subjects

Part 3: Get to Know Yourself Better
Chapter 7: Explore Your Personality
Chapter 8: Identify What Is Important to You
Chapter 9: Consider Your Leisure Activities

Part 4:  Develop an Action Plan
Chapter 10: Research, Research, Research
Chapter 11: Try Different Decision-Making Styles
Chapter 12: Find Your Goal Motivation

Author Bio

John Liptak, Ed.D., has written several books and best-selling assessments for JIST. He is one of the leading developers of quantitative and qualitative assessments in the country and is the associate director of the Experiential Learning and Career Development office at Radford University in Radford, Virginia.

He provides career assessment and career counseling services for students. He also helps them develop portfolios and search for employment and internship opportunities that match their interests and values. Liptak focuses on teaching students about the connections between career development and learning, leisure, and work experiences.

He consults on the development of assessments for schools and agencies around the country and has developed specialized assessment instruments for use with clients. He is a regular speaker at national and international conventions on assessment development and is also a JIST-certified trainer.

For interview requests or questions about Liptak, contact Selena Dehne at sdehne@jist.com or (651) 215-7548.