The Harvard Lampoon's Guide to College Admissions: The Comprehensive, Authoritative and Utterly Useless Source for Where to Go and how to Get In

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PASS THIS QUICK TEST AND YOU CAN BUY THIS BOOK.

1. This book will make you ___.

(a) cooler

(b) sexier

(c) more likely to get into college

(d) poorer.

2. After reading this book you will receive a ___ on the SATs.

(a) B+

(b) notice informing you of your scores

(c) 88,000

(d) sneaking suspicion that you'll do pretty well.

3. When your friends see you with this book, they will exclaim:

(a) "Nice shirt!"

(b) "Why are you reading that book upside down?"

(c) "I want to marry you and bear your children (because you are reading that book)".

(d) "How did you get in here? I'm going to call the police if you don't leave".

4. While writing this book, the editors:

(a) worked collaboratively to foster an open, caring environment

(b) worked collaboratively to foster an openly spiteful environment

(c) kicked a puppy

(d) a and c.

5. Do you have $12.95?

If you answered "yes" to question 5, THE HARVARD LAMPOON'S GUIDE TO COLLEGE ADMISSIONS is for you.

Profusely sweating (and illustrated), only THE HARVARD LAMPOON'S "TM" GUIDE TO COLLEGE ADMISSIONS gives you:
-- SAT Tips for college-bound fetuses
-- Recommendation letters from teachers who hate you
-- Tips on where to go, from the Colorado School of Mining Technology to Bikini College to Harvard (Why would anyone not go to Bikini College?)
-- Dorm room pets -- goldfish or soul-less zombie manservant? (The answer may surprise you!)
-- Advice on choosing a brand of fabric softener, a major, and a favorite lite FM radio station that makes you a winner...AND NOT MUCH MORE!

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Just in time to distract anxious seniors, here's an irreverent look at the college admission process. As promised, this parody is useless, but it is funny (if crass and crude), from the introduction on "Getting Into College: This is Not Hard" to "The SATs and the Standardized Testing Racket," "College Rankings," and "College: A Whole New World." There are sample SAT II questions for God; a list of Erik the Red's extracurricular activities; pithy comments on colleges (for Harvard: "Finally, a place where everyone is as awesome as me."); and suggestions for defusing a crazy roommate. This is, well, sophomoric, but it will entertain its intended audience. KLIATT Codes: S—Recommended for senior high school students. 2000, Warner, 164p, illus, 26cm, $12.95. Ages 16 to 18. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick; September 2000 (Vol. 34 No. 5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446676168
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.38 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Book We Wrote ix
Introduction 1
Getting into College: This is Not Hard
Part 1 The SATs and the Standardized Testing Racket 17
Part 2 College Rankings: Totally Useless information about Admissions, Academics, and Student Life 67
Part 3 College: A Whole New World 117
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