Fat Envelope Frenzy: One Year, Five Promising Students, and the Pursuit of the Ivy League Prize

Fat Envelope Frenzy: One Year, Five Promising Students, and the Pursuit of the Ivy League Prize

by Joie Jager-Hyman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0061257168

ISBN-13: 2900061257161

Pub. Date: 03/11/2008

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

A former Ivy League admissions officer, Joie Jager-Hyman follows five bright and eager high schoolers-students from diverse ethnic, social, and financial backgrounds-as they each put their best foot forward on the road they hope will lead them to the hallowed halls of Harvard University.

At once a remarkable true story of dedication, achievement, and heartbreak and

Overview

A former Ivy League admissions officer, Joie Jager-Hyman follows five bright and eager high schoolers-students from diverse ethnic, social, and financial backgrounds-as they each put their best foot forward on the road they hope will lead them to the hallowed halls of Harvard University.

At once a remarkable true story of dedication, achievement, and heartbreak and a guide for success in an ultra-competitive environment, this important work deserves a place in the home of every family that has ever dreamed of receiving that coveted "fat envelope" in the mail. Jager-Hyman also offers a startlingly frank appraisal of the college admission process and the important roles race and class continue to play in a student's efforts to attend the best school possible.

About the Author:
Joie Jager-Hyman is pursuing a doctorate in administration, planning, and social policy in higher education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900061257161
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/11/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256

Table of Contents

Introduction     ix
Author's Note     xvii
"He's quiet and, of course, wants to be a doctor"     1
"If colleges look at absences, I'm pretty much screwed"     24
"Success breeds success"     51
"I'm scared I'll like the school too much"     74
"Waiting suuuuucks!"     94
"Congratulations, you were rejected"     113
"This isn't supposed to be an endurance test"     133
"No rejections...yet:)"     156
"I have an Asian fan club"     180
"It's okay if you need to stop by a metaphorical gas station and get directions"     200
Resources: How to Use "How To" Books     219
Acknowledgments     223
Selected Bibliography     225

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