The Resource The years that matter most : how college makes or breaks us, Paul Tough

The years that matter most : how college makes or breaks us, Paul Tough

Label
The years that matter most : how college makes or breaks us
Title
The years that matter most
Title remainder
how college makes or breaks us
Statement of responsibility
Paul Tough
Title variation
How college makes or breaks us
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Does college still work? Is the system designed just to protect the privileged and leave everyone else behind? Or can a college education today provide real opportunity to young Americans seeking to improve their station in life? The Years That Matter Most tells the stories of students trying to find their way, with hope, joy, and frustration, through the application process and into college. It reveals how the landscape of higher education has shifted in recent decades and exposes the hidden truths of how the system works and whom it works for. And it introduces us to the people who really make higher education go: admissions directors trying to balance the class and balance the budget, College Board officials scrambling to defend the SAT in the face of mounting evidence that it favors the wealthy, researchers working to unlock the mysteries of the college-student brain, and educators trying to transform potential dropouts into successful graduates. Paul Tough takes readers on a journey from Ivy League seminar rooms to community college welding shops, from giant public flagship universities to tiny experimental storefront colleges
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tough, Paul
Dewey number
378.1/98
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2351
LC item number
.T68 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Universities and colleges
  • Educational equalization
  • College student orientation
  • College students
  • College students
Label
The years that matter most : how college makes or breaks us, Paul Tough
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wanting in. Decision day ; The mobility equation -- Getting in. Stress test ; Income-typical behavior ; Taylorsville -- Fixing the test. Reputation management ; Test prep ; Blessed -- Fitting in. The outsider ; Roots ; Pedigree ; Thanksgiving -- Letting in. The admissions-industrial complex ; Going test-optional ; Trinity's problem -- Staying in. The graduation gap ; Belonging ; An intrusive culture -- Hanging on. Who needs college? ; Lower ed -- Getting an A. Ancestors ; What is X? ; Workshop mode -- After the war. The GI Bill ; Playing for first
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 390 pages
Isbn
9780544944480
Lccn
2019013123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1080247689
  • (OCoLC)1080247689
Label
The years that matter most : how college makes or breaks us, Paul Tough
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wanting in. Decision day ; The mobility equation -- Getting in. Stress test ; Income-typical behavior ; Taylorsville -- Fixing the test. Reputation management ; Test prep ; Blessed -- Fitting in. The outsider ; Roots ; Pedigree ; Thanksgiving -- Letting in. The admissions-industrial complex ; Going test-optional ; Trinity's problem -- Staying in. The graduation gap ; Belonging ; An intrusive culture -- Hanging on. Who needs college? ; Lower ed -- Getting an A. Ancestors ; What is X? ; Workshop mode -- After the war. The GI Bill ; Playing for first
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 390 pages
Isbn
9780544944480
Lccn
2019013123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1080247689
  • (OCoLC)1080247689

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