Issues That Concern You: The College Admissions Process, 1st Edition

  • Laura Stachler
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  • ISBN-10: 1534502157
  • ISBN-13: 9781534502154
  • DDC: 378.1
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released August 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Overview

Applications, personal essays, campus visits, and those dreaded SATs and ACTs, the process of applying to, and getting into, college is almost as complicated as higher education itself. In this anthology, readers will get an in-depth look at the admission process, including viewpoints about the fairness and relevance of standardized test scores, the importance of volunteer and extracurricular activities, and how to market oneself as an ideal candidate for admission. Choosing a college is one of life's most important decisions, and readers of this resource will be presented with valuable information.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: The College Admissions Process Is Too Stressful for Teens.
2: There Isn't Room for Everyone.
3: Colleges Should Be Able to Practice Race-Conscious Admissions.
4: Race-Based Decisions Don't Help Anyone in the Long Run.
5: We Need to Be Careful About the Standardized Tests We Choose.
6: The Rich-Poor Divide on College Campuses Is Widening.
7: Six Ways Colleges Game Their Numbers.
8: Students Need Quality College Counseling.
9: How Can the College Application Process Be Improved?.
10: Think Twice Before Paying for College Prep Professionals.
11: High SAT and ACT Scores Might Not Spell Success at College.
12: What Colleges Don't Want You to Know About Admissions.
Appendix.
Organizations to Contact.
Bibliography.
Index.
Picture Credits.