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

by Bruni, Frank [author.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2016Edition: First trade edition. Paperback.Description: 262 p. : 20 cm.ISBN: 1455532681; 9781455532681; ; ; .Other title: Where you go is not who you will be.Subject(s): Universities and colleges -- United States -- Admission | College choice -- United States | EDUCATION / Higher | College choice | Universities and colleges -- Admission | Colleges and universities -- Entrance requirements | College choice | United StatesOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
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.
Summary: 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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Originally published in hardcover by Hachette Book Group, c2015.

Includes index.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-252) and index.

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.

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.