Study guides serve as maps to assist the learner in organizing, focusing on, and exploring the wide range of subject matter available in the pursuit of knowledge. There are various types and styles of study guides; some are in hard copy, and increasingly more are found online via the Internet.

There are study guides designed to assist high school guidance counselors, students, and parents in selecting colleges and universities. Those guides may be organized geographically, categorically (public, private, 2- or 4-year), by level (undergraduate or graduate), or by discipline to be studied. Such guides may provide information about colleges and universities including whether the institution is accredited, the number of students enrolled, the number and types of majors offered, the cost of tuition and fees, and ...

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