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

Bruni, Frank.

New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.

v, 218 pages ; 22 cm.

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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ISBN:

978-1-45553270-4 (hardback)

ISBN:

978-1-45553270-4 (hardback)

Dewey Class No:

378.1/610973 23

Author:

Bruni, Frank.

Title:

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

VaryingTitle:

Where you go is not who you will be.

Edition:

First edition.

Physical:

v, 218 pages ; 22 cm.

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Notes:

Includes index.

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.

Subject:

Universities and colleges--United States--Admission.

Subject:

College choice--United States.

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