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What the Ivy League Won't Teach You
     

What the Ivy League Won't Teach You

by William Deresiewicz
 
Never before has admission to elite colleges been so sought after. Parents spend a fortune trying to get their kids in; kids spend their high school years preparing to fill in every blank on their applications. But what, in the end, does it get them? asks William Deresiewicz, a former Yale University professor and author of A Jane Austen Education. The elite college

Overview

Never before has admission to elite colleges been so sought after. Parents spend a fortune trying to get their kids in; kids spend their high school years preparing to fill in every blank on their applications. But what, in the end, does it get them? asks William Deresiewicz, a former Yale University professor and author of A Jane Austen Education. The elite college system, he writes, produces highly skilled and specialized young people, who are poorly equipped for life. And these are the people who will one day run the country. Here, in this eye-opening eBook, is what every parent, student, and citizen needs to know.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013150881
Publisher:
New Word City
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
202 KB

Meet the Author

illiam Deresiewicz is an essayist, book critic, and the author of A Jane Austen Education - How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter. He is a contributing writer for The Nation and a contributing editor for The New Republic. His essays and reviews have also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The American Scholar, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Bookforum, Slate, and The London Review of Books. His work was nominated for National Magazine Awards in 2008, 2009, and 2011 and the National Book Critics Circle’s Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing in 2010 and 2011. His current book project is Excellent Sheep - The Disadvantages of an Elite Education.

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