who gets in and why

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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
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781982116316

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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
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781982116293

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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
File : 272 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780544291133

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In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges. The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college. "[The Gatekeepers] provides the deep insight that is missing from the myriad how-to books on admissions that try to identify the formula for getting into the best colleges...I really didn't want the book to end." —The New York Times

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Genre : Education
Author : Jacques Steinberg
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2003-07-29
File : 336 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781101200315

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From an Ivy League dean and a college admissions expert, a guide to help parents support their children as they navigate their way to college The College Conversation is a comprehensive resource for mapping the path through the college application process that provides practical advice and reassurance to keep both anxious parents and confused children sane and grounded. Rather than adding to the existing canon of "How to Get In" college guides or rankings, Eric Furda and Jacques Steinberg provide a step-by-step approach to having the tough conversations on this topic with less stress and more success. The book is organized around key discussions and themes that trace the chronological arc of admissions and financial aid--beginning before the assembly of a list of potential colleges and continuing through the receipt of decisions--with a final section that includes advice on the first year of college. The topics include preliminary conversations about the search, and specifically how parents can think about their children's interests and what kind of college would best suit them; choosing a college (based on its curriculum, culture, and community); writing the most effective essays; assessing acceptances, including considerations of finances and aid; and making the transition from high school to college life. The College Conversation will provide parents, students, and counselors with the credible, level-headed information often missing in this process, as well as a much-needed dash of perspective borne of experience.

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Genre : Education
Author : Eric J. Furda
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-09-22
File : 288 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781984878359

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An explosive true crime story of fraud, corruption, greed, celebrity, and justice in the cheating scandal that shattered the myth of meritocracy. The largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice broke on March 12, 2019, sending shock waves through American schools and families. In Unacceptable, veteran Wall Street Journal reporters Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz trace the wiretapped calls, covert payments, and blatant deceit that brought the feds to Beverly Hills mansions and Upper East Side apartments, their residents all linked by one man: college whisperer and ultimate hustler Rick Singer. The shocking tale at the heart of Unacceptable is how, over decades, the charismatic Singer easily exploited a system rigged against regular people. Exploring the status obsession that seduced entitled parents in search of an edge, Korn and Levitz detail a scheme that eventually entangled more than fifty conspirators—a catalog of wealth and privilege that included CEOs, lawyers, real-estate developers, financiers, and famous actresses, mingling in jail cells and courtrooms. Detailing Singer’s steady rise and dramatic fall, woven with stories of key players in the case, Unacceptable exposes the ugly underbelly of elite college admissions as a game with no rule book—paid-off proctors and storied college coaches turning a blind eye, helicopter parents and coddled teens spinning lies—opening loopholes and side doors into America’s most exclusive institutions.

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Genre : True Crime
Author : Melissa Korn
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-07-21
File : 384 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780593087732

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How should we design our economic systems? Should we tax the rich at a higher rate than the poor? Should we have a minimum wage? Should the state provide healthcare for all? These and many related questions are the subject of distributive justice, and different theories of distributive justice provide different ways to think about and answer such questions. This book provides a thorough introduction to the main theories of distributive justice and reveals the underlying sources of our disagreements about economic policy. It argues that the universe of theories of distributive justice is surprisingly simple, yet complicated. It is simple in that the main theories of distributive justice are just four in number, and in that these theories each offer a distinct, well-defined theoretical approach to distributive justice; yet it is complicated in that the main theories disagree at several distinct, fundamental levels, and in that it is possible to spin innumerable new theories from the elements of the four main theories. Key Features: Covers the four major theories of distributive justice and their leading philosophers, elucidating the attractions and drawbacks of each: Friedrich A. von Hayek and right-liberalism; John Rawls and left-liberalism; Robert Nozick and libertarianism; Gerald A. Cohen and socialism. Explains why these four theories have come to dominate most philosophical discussions on distributive justice, highlighting the essential answer provided in each that is lacking in other theories. Written for any reader interested in the topic, with an annotated reading list at the end of each chapter and helpful glossary at the back of the book.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Jeppe von Platz
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-02-14
File : 210 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781000030211

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A revised and updated edition of the career advancement guide that advocates working smarter, not harder, from one of America's premier career consultants. According to career guru Donald Asher, advancement at work is less about skill sets and more about strategy. Who Gets Promoted, Who Doesn't, and Whydetails exactly what puts one employee on the fast track to an exceptional career, while another stays on the treadmill to mediocrity. For those new to the workforce as well as those feeling overlooked, this book reveals the secrets to climbing the career ladder, including common mistakes most workers don't know they're making, insider information about how corporations really make promotion decisions, and the ten proven strategies for career advancement.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Donald Asher
Publisher :
Release : 2014
File : 200 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781607746003

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A revised and updated edition of the career advancement guide that advocates working smarter, not harder, from one of America's premier career consultants. Do your job, do it well, and you’ll be rewarded, right? Actually, probably not. According to career guru Donald Asher, advancement at work is less about skillsets and more about strategy. The revised and expanded edition of WHO GETS PROMOTED, WHO DOESN’T, AND WHY details exactly what puts one employee on the fast track to an exceptional career, while another stays on the treadmill to mediocrity. Whether you’re new to the workforce, repairing a recession-damaged career, or feeling stagnant and overlooked at work, this book is your ticket to advancement. Learn: ∙ why timing is more important than talent ∙ how corporations actually make promotion decisions ∙ how to avoid career mistakes you don’t even know you’re making ∙ what women in the workforce particularly need to know ∙ and the twelve proven strategies for promotion regardless of your industry and experience If you want to know how to control your career destiny, the solution is to work smarter, not harder. WHO GETS PROMOTED, WHO DOESN’T, AND WHY will help you do just that.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Donald Asher
Publisher : Ten Speed Press
Release : 2014-05-06
File : 208 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781607746010

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Do your job, do it well, and you'¬?ll be rewarded, right? Actually, probably not. According to career guru Donald Asher advancement at work is less about skill sets and more about strategy. WHO GETS PROMOTED, WHO DOESN'¬?T, AND WHY details exactly what puts one employee on the fast track to an exceptional career, while another stays on the treadmill to mediocrity.Whether you'¬?re new to the workforce or feeling stagnant and overlooked, this book is your ticket to advancement. Learn: why timing is more important than talent how corporations really make promotion decisions how to avoid career mistakes you don'¬?t even know you'¬?re making and the ten proven strategies for advancement regardless of your industry and experience If you want to know how to begin controlling your own destiny, the solution is not to work harder but to work smarter. WHO GETS PROMOTED, WHO DOESN'¬?T, AND WHY can help you do just that! ReviewsKennedy-Krannich Top 10 career book pick of the year: "A brilliant book by a top career consultant offers startling new conclusions (timing is more important than talent, for example) based on interviews with hundreds of fast-track careerists who reveal how corporations really make promotion decisions."-Los Angeles Times Syndicate"A little book with a big message . . . Must-reading for anyone who is interested in building their career."-About.com"I doubled my income with the tips in this book!"-Adele Liss, public relations executive, San Francisco From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Donald Asher
Publisher : Ten Speed Press
Release : 2011-06-08
File : 176 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780307797698

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