Who Gets In And Why

Who Gets In And Why

Who Gets In And Why

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020 From award-winning higher education journalist and New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Selingo comes a revealing look from inside the admissions office—one that identifies surprising strategies that will aid in the college search. Getting into a top-ranked college has never seemed more impossible, with acceptance rates at some elite universities dipping into the single digits. In Who Gets In and Why, journalist and higher education expert Jeffrey Selingo dispels entrenched notions of how to compete and win at the admissions game, and reveals that teenagers and parents have much to gain by broadening their notion of what qualifies as a “good college.” Hint: it’s not all about the sticker on the car window. Selingo, who was embedded in three different admissions offices—a selective private university, a leading liberal arts college, and a flagship public campus—closely observed gatekeepers as they made their often agonizing and sometimes life-changing decisions. He also followed select students and their parents, and he traveled around the country meeting with high school counselors, marketers, behind-the-scenes consultants, and college rankers. While many have long believed that admissions is merit-based, rewarding the best students, Who Gets In and Why presents a more complicated truth, showing that “who gets in” is frequently more about the college’s agenda than the applicant. In a world where thousands of equally qualified students vie for a fixed number of spots at elite institutions, admissions officers often make split-second decisions based on a variety of factors—like diversity, money, and, ultimately, whether a student will enroll if accepted. One of the most insightful books ever about “getting in” and what higher education has become, Who Gets In and Why not only provides an usually intimate look at how admissions decisions get made, but guides prospective students on how to honestly assess their strengths and match with the schools that will best serve their interests.

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Genre : Education
Author : Jeffrey Selingo
Publisher : Scribner
Release : 2020-09-15
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781982116293


Who Gets In And Why

Who Gets In And Why

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020 From award-winning higher education journalist and New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Selingo comes a revealing look from inside the admissions office—one that identifies surprising strategies that will aid in the college search. Getting into a top-ranked college has never seemed more impossible, with acceptance rates at some elite universities dipping into the single digits. In Who Gets In and Why, journalist and higher education expert Jeffrey Selingo dispels entrenched notions of how to compete and win at the admissions game, and reveals that teenagers and parents have much to gain by broadening their notion of what qualifies as a “good college.” Hint: it’s not all about the sticker on the car window. Selingo, who was embedded in three different admissions offices—a selective private university, a leading liberal arts college, and a flagship public campus—closely observed gatekeepers as they made their often agonizing and sometimes life-changing decisions. He also followed select students and their parents, and he traveled around the country meeting with high school counselors, marketers, behind-the-scenes consultants, and college rankers. While many have long believed that admissions is merit-based, rewarding the best students, Who Gets In and Why presents a more complicated truth, showing that “who gets in” is frequently more about the college’s agenda than the applicant. In a world where thousands of equally qualified students vie for a fixed number of spots at elite institutions, admissions officers often make split-second decisions based on a variety of factors—like diversity, money, and, ultimately, whether a student will enroll if accepted. One of the most insightful books ever about “getting in” and what higher education has become, Who Gets In and Why not only provides an usually intimate look at how admissions decisions get made, but guides prospective students on how to honestly assess their strengths and match with the schools that will best serve their interests.

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Genre : Education
Author : Jeffrey Selingo
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2020-09-15
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781982116316


Who Gets In And Why

Who Gets In And Why

From award-winning higher education journalist and New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Selingo comes a revealing look from inside the admissions office—one that identifies surprising strategies that will aid in the college search. Getting into a top-ranked college has never seemed more impossible, with acceptance rates at some elite universities dipping into the single digits. In Who Gets In and Why, journalist and higher education expert Jeffrey Selingo dispels entrenched notions of how to compete and win at the admissions game, and reveals that teenagers and parents have much to gain by broadening their notion of what qualifies as a “good college.” Hint: it’s not all about the sticker on the car window. Selingo, who was embedded in three different admissions offices—a selective private university, a leading liberal arts college, and a flagship public campus—closely observed gatekeepers as they made their often agonizing and sometimes life-changing decisions. He also followed select students and their parents, and he traveled around the country meeting with high school counselors, marketers, behind-the-scenes consultants, and college rankers. While many have long believed that admissions is merit-based, rewarding the best students, Who Gets In and Why presents a more complicated truth, showing that “who gets in” is frequently more about the college’s agenda than the applicant. In a world where thousands of equally qualified students vie for a fixed number of spots at elite institutions, admissions officers often make split-second decisions based on a variety of factors—like diversity, money, and, ultimately, whether a student will enroll if accepted. One of the most insightful books ever about “getting in” and what higher education has become, Who Gets In and Why not only provides an usually intimate look at how admissions decisions get made, but guides prospective students on how to honestly assess their strengths and match with the schools that will best serve their interests.

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Genre : Education
Author : Jeffrey Selingo
Publisher : Scribner
Release : 2021-08-10
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 1982116307


There Is Life After College

There Is Life After College

From the bestselling author of College Unbound comes a hopeful, inspiring blueprint to help alleviate parents’ anxiety and prepare their college-educated child to successfully land a good job after graduation. Saddled with thousands of dollars of debt, today’s college students are graduating into an uncertain job market that is leaving them financially dependent on their parents for years to come—a reality that has left moms and dads wondering: What did I pay all that money for? There Is Life After College offers students, parents, and even recent graduates the practical advice and insight they need to jumpstart their careers. Education expert Jeffrey Selingo answers key questions—Why is the transition to post-college life so difficult for many recent graduates? How can graduates market themselves to employers that are reluctant to provide on-the-job training? What can institutions and individuals do to end the current educational and economic stalemate?—and offers a practical step-by-step plan every young professional can follow. From the end of high school through college graduation, he lays out exactly what students need to do to acquire the skills companies want. Full of tips, advice, and insight, this wise, practical guide will help every student, no matter their major or degree, find real employment—and give their parents some peace of mind.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Jeffrey J. Selingo
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-04-12
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780062388872


Who Gets What And Why

Who Gets What And Why

A Nobel laureate reveals the often surprising rules that govern a vast array of activities -- both mundane and life-changing -- in which money may play little or no role. If you've ever sought a job or hired someone, applied to college or guided your child into a good kindergarten, asked someone out on a date or been asked out, you've participated in a kind of market. Most of the study of economics deals with commodity markets, where the price of a good connects sellers and buyers. But what about other kinds of "goods," like a spot in the Yale freshman class or a position at Google? This is the territory of matching markets, where "sellers" and "buyers" must choose each other, and price isn't the only factor determining who gets what. Alvin E. Roth is one of the world's leading experts on matching markets. He has even designed several of them, including the exchange that places medical students in residencies and the system that increases the number of kidney transplants by better matching donors to patients. In Who Gets What -- And Why, Roth reveals the matching markets hidden around us and shows how to recognize a good match and make smarter, more confident decisions.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Alvin E. Roth
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2015-06-02
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780544291133


College Un Bound

College Un Bound

What is the value of a college degree? The four-year college experience is as American as apple pie. So is the belief that higher education offers a ticket to a better life. But with student-loan debt surpassing the $1 trillion mark and unemployment of college graduates at historic highs, people are beginning to question that value. In College (Un)bound, Jeffrey J. Selingo, editor at large of the Chronicle of Higher Education, argues that America's higher education system is broken. The great credentials race has turned universities into big businesses and fostered an environment where middle-tier colleges can command elite university-level tuitions while concealing staggeringly low graduation rates and churning out students with few of the skills needed for a rapidly evolving job market. Selingo not only turns a critical eye on the current state of higher education but also predicts how technology will transform it for the better. Free massive online open courses (MOOCs) and hybrid classes, adaptive learning software, and the unbundling of traditional degree credits will increase access to high-quality education regardless of budget or location and tailor lesson plans to individual needs. One thing is certain: the class of 2020 will have a radically different college experience than their parents had. Incisive, urgent, and controversial, College (Un)bound is a must-have for prospective students, parents, and anyone concerned with the future of American higher education.

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Genre : Education
Author : Jeffrey J. Selingo
Publisher : Amazon Pub
Release : 2015-04-28
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 1477800743


The Applicants

The Applicants

Groomed for a place at a Big Name School since their obsessed, status-conscious helicopter parents passed out cigars at the Stockstill General Hospital Neonatal Unit, the privileged students of Pembrocton College Preparatory are ratcheting up the stakes in the race to get into the nation's most prestigious colleges.The PCP juniors are gloating, jubilant at the rumor that the valedictorian presumptive has received a B on her report card, a grade that will relegate her to in-state hell. Her heir apparent, a three-generation Yale legacy, is the sole mourner at the demise of her future—if only because her thoughtless academic lapse is going to derail his plans to attend MIT.Across town, in the graffiti-covered halls of Stockstill High School, the students slink to class, praying that they arrive without a knife wound—and dream of ivy-covered walls. And with the help of a take-no-prisoners principal and an enterprising parent, the students at SHS dare to encroach shamelessly on territory normally reserved for their wealthy private school rivals.?Join the fray as a memorable cast of characters engages in the latest rage in extracurricular activities: college admissions as a blood sport. ??Laugh out loud funny, The Applicants lampoons the heights we scale—and the depths to which we sink—to get into the “right” college. ?

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ari Morgan
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2014-07-02
Total Pages : 296 Pages
ISBN : 1500459984


Until Someone Gets Hurt

Until Someone Gets Hurt

"The breathtaking scope, complexity and theatrics of this scam and these con men rivals any Hollywood movie."--Kamala Harris, Attorney General for the State of CaliforniaJoin International Best Selling Author, Sherrie Lueder and her literary team, Dawn Taarud-Martinez and Kim Hansen, along with Tyson Wrensch--a former friend, now victim, of the con men as they untangle the threads of this decade long crime spree filled with twists, turns and jaw-dropping revelations. With a cast of characters drawn from San Francisco's Castro District, follow the "Dark Prince" and "the Boiz" as they take you from one con to the next--until a single brazen act leads to murder. However, the story doesn't end there. Prepare to experience the dramatic courtroom trials that no one predicted and the shocking ending that no one expected--not even the judge."Until Someone Gets Hurt" contains exclusive insight into the methods and actions of the murderers--as told by a "former driver" Dennis Domine.As seen on truTV.com's Crime Library "Notorious Murderers-Timeless Classics" - "Kaushal Niroula and the Gay Grifters" and Investigation Discovery's New Series "Forbidden" (Series 1 Episode 9) "Prince of Darkness", a documentary about Kaushal Niroula (Includes appearances and interviews with authors Sherrie Lueder and Tyson Wrensch.) ~~~~~~ Characters: Kaushal Niroula, a/k/a the "Dark Prince", Daniel Garcia, David Replogle, Miguel Bustamante, Craig McCarthy, Russell Manning, Clifford Lambert, Tyson Wrensch, Dennis Domine, Thomas White UPDATE: Thomas White died in a Mexican hospital Tuesday, September 10, 2013 of pneumonia.

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Genre : True Crime
Author : Sherrie Lueder
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2013-04-25
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 1484819853


How To Get Into Politics And Why

How To Get Into Politics And Why

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Michael Stanley Dukakis
Publisher : Steck-Vaughn Company
Release : 2000
Total Pages : 146 Pages
ISBN : 0669467960


Oh Charlie

Oh Charlie

He was famous for telling stories. He could always make the story interesting. He had a way of seeing the best or funniest of every situation. He wrote down over 180 of his best stories in his last few years for all his family and friends. You will laugh, and relate to the stories of childhood, school years, and growing up during the depression. From his northern New Jersey, small town home he shares what it was like growing up in the 20's and 30's. From logging to working with horses, the stories provide a great view of the life style from that time period.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Charles E. Coriell
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2013-11
Total Pages : 136 Pages
ISBN : 1467935972