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Admissions confidential : an insider's account of the elite college selection process

Author: Rachel Toor
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A former Duke admissions officer presents the truth behind the admissions process, revealing why admission to a top school depends on your application, and that elite colleges recruit students they will never admit.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Toor
ISBN: 0312284055 9780312284053
OCLC Number: 47013262
Description: xv, 256 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Farewell to an Idea 1 --
1. Space May Create New Worlds: Settling In 13 --
2. The Auroras of Autumn: On the Road 33 --
3. Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction: Describing Duke 57 --
4. A Mind of Winter: Learning to Read 79 --
5. Song of Myself: Applicants and Their Essays 111 --
6. Much Madness Is Divinest Sense: Alumni Interviews and Counselor Interventions 141 --
7. The Emperor of Ice Cream: Selection Committee Rounds 163 --
8. Ivy Day in the Committee Room: More Rounds 187 --
9. April Is the Cruelest Month: Decisions 215 --
10. The Malady of the Quotidian: Perspective 233.
Responsibility: Rachel Toor.
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A former Duke admissions officer presents the truth behind the admissions process, revealing why admission to a top school depends on your application, and that elite colleges recruit students they will never admit.

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