Summary: 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 colle
ges. 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.
Summary: 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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:02 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Penguin Books, Inc. Year Published: 2002 International: No
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Steinberg, Jacques : New York Times
Jacques Steinberg has been a staff reporter for the New York Times for more than ten years and currently is a national education correspondent. In 1998 he was awarded the grand prize of the Education Writers Association for his nine-part series on a third-grade classroom on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
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1. The Tortilla Test 2. Don't Send Me Poems 3. Istanbul (Not Constantinople) 4. Considered Without Prejudice 5. Read Faster, Say No 6. Thundercats and X-Men 7. Nothing to Do with the Dope 8. Things Seem to Have Gone Well 9. 420-ed 10. Unnamed Gorgeous Small Liberal Arts School Epilogue
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