Acceptance A Legendary Guidance Counselor Helps Seven Kids Find the Right Colleges--And Find Themselves

ISBN-10: 0143117645

ISBN-13: 9780143117643

Edition: N/A

Authors: David L. Marcus

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist spends a year with a legendary high-school guidance counselor, who gets kids into the right colleges by focusing on self-discovery rather than test scores, grades, and the other traditional tools of the trade.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/29/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

David L. Marcus has been an education writer and foreign correspondent at U.S. News & World Report, the Boston Globe, the Miami Herald, and the Dallas Morning News, where he was the cowinner of a Pulitzer Prize. A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard, he is a contributing editor at U.S. News. He is frequently invited to speak at schools and conferences.

Preface: One More Year
Author's Note: Yale Loves Me; Yale Loves Me Not
Cast of Characters
The First Day of the Rest of Your Life
Who Am I?
"When Everybody Is Special, Nobody is Special"
"You're Lost Before You've Started"
Playing School
The Admissions Industrial Complex
"Is Donating Blood an Extracurricular?"
Regular Kids from the Suburbs
Parenting the Parents
The GPA Game
"We're Looking for the X Factor"
Essay Therapy
"My Whole Life Is in That Folder"
Shopping for Riana
"I'm Kicking it Up"
"Columbia Didn't Reject Me, I Rejected Columbia"
"She Would've Been a Slam Dunk"
It Takes a Village to Write an Essay
The $250,000 Question
"It's About Growing Up"
The Month of Indecision
"It's About the Kids"
College Student
About the Book
Overlooked Gems
Tip Sheet
Finding the Right Fit
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