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The Resource Where you go is not who you'll be : an antidote to the college admissions mania, Frank Bruni

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

Label
Where you go is not who you'll be : an antidote to the college admissions mania
Title
Where you go is not who you'll be
Title remainder
an antidote to the college admissions mania
Statement of responsibility
Frank Bruni
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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 WHERE YOU GO IS NOT WHO YOU'LL BE, 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. Bruni, a bestselling author and a columnist for the New York Times, shows that the Ivy League has no monopoly on corner offices, governors' mansions, or the most prestigious academic and scientific grants. Through statistics, surveys, and the stories of hugely successful people who didn't attend the most exclusive schools, he demonstrates that many kinds of colleges-large public universities, tiny hideaways in the hinterlands-serve as ideal springboards. And he illuminates how to make the most of them. What matters in the end are a student's efforts in and out of the classroom, not the gleam of his or her diploma. Where you go isn't who you'll be. Americans need to hear that-and this indispensable manifesto says it with eloquence and respect for the real promise of higher education"--
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Bruni, Frank
Dewey number
378.1/610973
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2351.2
LC item number
.B78 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Universities and colleges
  • College choice
  • EDUCATION
  • College choice
  • Universities and colleges
  • United States
  • EDUCATION / Higher
Label
Where you go is not who you'll be : an antidote to the college admissions mania, Frank Bruni
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Publication
Note
Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn883650875
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
v, 218 pages
Isbn
9781455532704
Lccn
2014049043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781455532704
  • (OCoLC)883650875
Label
Where you go is not who you'll be : an antidote to the college admissions mania, Frank Bruni
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn883650875
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
v, 218 pages
Isbn
9781455532704
Lccn
2014049043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781455532704
  • (OCoLC)883650875

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