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Game On: Why College Admission is Rigged and How to Beat the System

ISBN-13-9880770074082

 

How is it possible that Harvard is more affordable for most American families than their local state universities? Or that anywhere up to half of eligible students never receive financial aid? Or that public universities are rejecting home grown middle- and working-class applicants to enroll 25 to 50 percent with wealthy out-of-state students? Is the college admissions game really stacked against you? Is it getting tougher to get into top schools—into any school—or not? How will COVID-19 change the admission landscape?

In Game On, Professor Susan F. Paterno, a career journalist who served on her university faculty admission committee, answers these pressing questions and more. She knows what it takes to get the best candidates enrolled in her university. And as a mother, she shepherded four very different kids into a wide array of colleges and paid for those four-year schools on a finite budget. Paterno leads you through the admissions process to help you and your family make the best decision possible. In her book, she smartly assesses the two poles of the college admissions process: the big picture and the nitty gritty forms-and-scores-and-disclosures. Readers will learn how to use a sorting hat of their own devising—narrowing your focus, figuring out who gets in and why, made, and how to find a good financial fit before considering anything else, including geography and reputation (and, certainly, ranking).

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Talk Straight, Listen Carefully

ISBN-978-0813818382

Interviewing is a vital tool for journalists. In Talk Straight, Listen Carefully, the authors and other seasoned journalists share their interviewing experience and explain how to successfully approach all types of people, extract information, and gain solid material.

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Newswriter's Handbook: An Introduction to Journalism

ISBN-978-0813827216

From spot or hard news to features, news features, editorials and opinions, Newswriter's Handbook: An Introduction to Journalism shows how to develop news judgment, how to write accurately and fairly, how to organize a story and write it clearly, how to handle the complexities of honesty and ethics in journalism, and how to cover traditional beats and prepare to specialize.

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