Valedictorians at the Gate

Valedictorians at the Gate

Author: Becky Munsterer Sabky

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781250619044

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Named one of Grown & Flown's “Best Book on College Admissions and Paying for College” “The most honest, most helpful book I’ve ever read on applying to college” —New York Times bestselling author Adam Grant A former Ivy League Admissions Officer offers an inspiring battle cry for sanity in the college application process that looks beyond the rankings to successfully determine what’s truly the best school for you or your child. After spending years as a college admissions director at Dartmouth, Becky Munsterer Sabky had seen it all. The perfect grades, the perfect scores, and the perfect extracurriculars. Valedictorians were knocking at the gate, but Becky realized that in their quest for admission many of these students were missing something. Their transcripts were golden, their interviews polished, but they weren’t applying for college, they were competing for it—and in the end they didn’t know what prize they were really striving for. In Valedictorians at the Gate, Sabky looks beyond the smoke and mirrors of the intimidating admissions gauntlet and places the power firmly where it should be: in the hands of the students themselves. Offering prescriptive, actionable advice for students and their (hopefully not helicoptering) parents, Sabky illuminates the pathway to finding the school that is the ideal match. Witty and warm, informative and inspiring, Valedictorians at the Gate is the needed tonic for overstressed, overworked, and overwhelmed students on their way to the perfect college for them.

Summary of Becky Munsterer Sabky's Valedictorians at the Gate

Summary of Becky Munsterer Sabky's Valedictorians at the Gate

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 9798350033083

Category: Study Aids

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I had been on the job for a few months when I was assigned the task of voting on early decision applications. The process seemed straightforward, but actually voting—that was another story. The thing is, when it comes to college admissions, there are no clear-cut answers. No easy answers. The decision-making process is a messy, complicated, and imprecise art. -> The application process is not transparent. Admissions officers fiercely protect the privacy of their decisions. College admissions is a messy, complicated, and imprecise art. #2 In college admissions, there are no easy answers. #3 In college admissions, there are no easy answers. The process is a messy, complicated, and imprecise art. #4 In college admissions, there are no easy answers.

Valedictorians at the Gate

Valedictorians at the Gate

Author: Becky Munsterer Sabky

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781250619051

Category: Education

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"A former Ivy League admissions officer offers an inspiring battle cry for sanity in the college application process that looks beyond the rankings to successfully determine what's truly the best school for you or your child. After years as a college admissions director for Dartmouth, Becky Munsterer Sabky had seen it all. The perfect grades, the perfect scores, and the perfect extracurriculars. The valedictorians were knocking at the gate, but in their quest for perfection they didn't realize what prize they were trying to win. In Valedictorians at the Gate, Sabky looks beyond the smoke and mirrors of the admissions gauntlet and places the power firmly where it should be: in the hands of the students themselves. Offering prescriptive, actionable advice for applicants and their mentors, Valedictorians at the Gate is the needed tonic for overstressed, overworked, and overwhelmed students on their way to the perfect college for them." -- page [4] of cover

The Black Family's Guide to College Admissions

The Black Family's Guide to College Admissions

Author: Timothy L. Fields

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421444895

Category: Education

Page: 225

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"The goal of the book is to provide Black families with information about the college admission process so that they can explore college options for their child"--

The Broken Gate

The Broken Gate

Author: Emerson Hough

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752324884

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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Reproduction of the original: The Broken Gate by Emerson Hough

The Valedictorian

The Valedictorian

Author: Love P. Maya

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450050708

Category: Fiction

Page: 49

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The Valedictorian consists of five short stories about the lives of specific teenagers. The stories are set in the states of Massachusetts and Maine; and are geared to empower teenagers to take control of their lives in difficult and hopeless situations. THE VALEDICTORIAN Amber, a model student in a parochial high school in Maine becomes pregnant, but has not told a soul; and fortunately for her there are no physical signs to give her pregnancy away. And graduation is a few months away. Then, how did the Mother Superior find out that she is pregnant? She braced herself for the ramifications. THE FLIGHT Janine and Tanya are childhood friends and are the same age. However, Janine resents the fact that Tanya is constantly telling her what to do, and treating her as if she is older and wiser. Ultimately, Janine discovers that Tanya’s protective and annoying behavior virtually saved her life one day. THE TRANSFORMATION Stephanie is treated like an outcast by the kids in school. She is ostracized simply because she comes from a poor family and cannot afford to wear designer outfits like most of the other kids. She is openly laughed at because of the old and unflattering clothes she wears; and no makeup. Francine sees the cruelty in the way Stephanie is treated, and takes her on as a friend. Ultimately, Francine decides to do something to change the discriminatory attitude of the rest of the kids in the school. UNSCHOOLED Esther, a despondent teenage girl, encounters an older woman, Gwen, at the beach in Revere, Massachusetts. She descends on the beach with a repugnant attitude because of her problem, but her encounter with Gwen brings about a reversal of that attitude. NOT IN MY HOUSE Now with a degree in engineering, and an impressive position as the personnel manager of a prestigious firm, Josh is in the process of interviewing applicants to fill some vacant slots in the maintenance department. He recognizes one of the applicants as Thomas Hartley, who was the lead bully in his high school several years back. At the end of the day, as Josh drives home, he is flooded with memories of the culture of the school at the time he and Thomas were there. It was a culture that he kept out of his home. Dr. Maya was born and raised in Nigeria, and has traveled the world extensively. Before her full time position at North Shore, she was an adjunct English Instructor at Community colleges in the Boston area. She was also employed by the Boston Public Schools for many years as a substitute teacher; an (ESL) English as a Second Language instructor in the Adult Education Program; and also as an (EDP) External Diploma Program Advisor.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr

Henry Louis Gates, Jr

Author: Meg Greene

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313380464

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

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This full-length biography explores the multifaceted—and altogether fascinating—life, opinions, and accomplishments of African American scholar and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr. * A chronology of Henry Louis Gates's life * Photographs of Gates and others who have played a role in his biography * A bibliography of resources

The Valedictorian of Being Dead

The Valedictorian of Being Dead

Author: Heather B. Armstrong

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501197062

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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From New York Times bestselling author and blogger Heather B. Armstrong comes an honest and irreverent memoir—reminiscent of the New York Times bestseller Brain on Fire—about her experience as the third person ever to participate in an experimental treatment for depression involving ten rounds of a chemically induced coma approximating brain death. For years, Heather B. Armstrong has alluded to her struggle with depression on her website, dooce. It’s scattered throughout her archive, where it weaves its way through posts about pop culture, music, and motherhood. In 2016, Heather found herself in the depths of a depression she just couldn’t shake, an episode darker and longer than anything she had previously experienced. She had never felt so discouraged by the thought of waking up in the morning, and it threatened to destroy her life. For the sake of herself and her family, Heather decided to risk it all by participating in an experimental clinical trial. Now, for the first time, Heather recalls the torturous eighteen months of suicidal depression she endured and the month-long experimental study in which doctors used propofol anesthesia to quiet all brain activity for a full fifteen minutes before bringing her back from a flatline. Ten times. The experience wasn’t easy. Not for Heather or her family. But a switch was flipped, and Heather hasn’t experienced a single moment of suicidal depression since. “Breathtakingly honest” (Lisa Genova, New York Times bestselling author), self-deprecating, and scientifically fascinating, The Valedictorian of Being Dead brings to light a groundbreaking new treatment for depression. The Valedictorian of Being Dead was previously published with the subtitle “The True Story of Dying Ten Times to Live.”

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Author: Michael A. Schuman

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 0766026930

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 134

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Presents a biography of the founder of Microsoft and discusses his role in the transformation of the computer industry and his charitable work as one of the world's richest people.

Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates

Author: Cathleen Small

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502627070

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 114

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Since 2000, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has provided more than 4.2 billion dollars to help those in need. Sixteen years later, Forbes ranked philanthropist Melinda Gates as the fourth most powerful woman in the world. This inspiring title explores Gates’s contributions, the ongoing issues she works to address around the world, and her powerful message that every person’s life is of value.

Bill Gates: Microsoft Founder

Bill Gates: Microsoft Founder

Author: Ruth Strother

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781617852213

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 114

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Discusses the life of the man who founded the computer software company known as Microsoft Corporation.