________________ CM . . . . Volume III Number 12 . . . . February 14, 1997

Canadian Professional Schools Factsheets 1996-98.

Catherine Purcell.
Toronto, ON: ECW Press, 1996. 340 pp., paper, $28.00.
ISBN 1-55022-262-7.

Subject Heading:
Professional education-Canada-Directories.

Grades 12 and up / Ages 17 and up.
Review by Lorrie Ann Wannamaker.

*** /4


The Canadian Professional Schools Factsheets is designed to be an effective and easy-to-use resource for people considering further education in the professional fields.
Canadian Professional Schools Factsheets contains basic information about all post-secondary professional programs in Canada from Architecture to Veterinary Medicine. I wish I knew of this book's existence when I was looking for a university.

      A formulated page for each school provides basic admission requirement and application information as well as answers to commonly asked questions like:

All the reader has to do is to decide which schools and options interest them and then write directly to the institution.

      The introduction to the book gives helpful hints to the reader about how to use the information provided. The best part of the book is the sample time line for each month which reminds the reader of what tasks they need to complete and when. There are also some good suggestions on how to improve one's chances for being admitted, including tips for writing a good resume.

      The Canadian Professional Schools Factsheets is updated annually and is distributed nationally. It is a great planning tool and can save time and money. Matched with the right person - this book is worth a million!

Recommended - targets very specific audience - students and career counsellors.

Lorrie Ann Wannamaker is Vice-Principal, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School, Hamilton, Ontario.

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