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Where you go is not who you'll be : an antidote to the college admissions mania

Author: Frank Bruni
Publisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2016. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First trade editionView all editions and formats
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Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. That belief is wrong. It's cruel. And in this book, Frank  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Bruni
ISBN: 1455532681 9781455532681
OCLC Number: 913557450
Notes: Originally published in hardcover by Hachette Book Group, c2015.
"Updated & expanded, plus new afterword." Cover.
Includes index.
Description: x, 262 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The unsung alma maters --
Throwing darts --
Obsessives at the gate --
Rankings and wrongs --
Beyond the comfort zone --
From Tempe to Waterloo --
An elite edge? --
Strangled with ivy --
Humbled, hungry and flourishing --
Fire over formula --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Where you go is not who you will be
Responsibility: Frank Bruni.

Abstract:

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. That belief is wrong. It's cruel. And in this book, Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes.

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