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The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College is a 2002 nonfiction book, written by education reporter Jacques Steinberg, that examines the inner workings of the admissions committee at Wesleyan University. The book expands upon a series of articles Steinberg wrote in The New York Times. Steinberg follows six college applicants through the admissions process. The book covers issues such as affirmative action, recruiting, standardized testing and the significance of the SATs.

Title: The Gatekeepers By: Jacques Steinberg Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 320 Vendor: Penguin Random .

Title: The Gatekeepers By: Jacques Steinberg Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 320 Vendor: Penguin Random House. Publication Date: 2003 Dimensions: . 5 X . 3 X . 5 (inches) ISBN: 0142003085 ISBN-13: 9780142003084 Stock No: WW003085. Publisher's Description. I really didn't want the book to en. -The New York Times.

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Jacques Steinberg, Author. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation’s most elite colleges.

Jacques Steinberg's book is an absolutely fascinating inside look at how some of our most prestigious colleges and . The Gatekeepers is an intimate, compassionate and piercingly candid portrait of how America selects it elite.

Jacques Steinberg's book is an absolutely fascinating inside look at how some of our most prestigious colleges and universities determine their admissions.

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GATEKEEPERS JACQUES STEINBERG PDF - THE GATEKEEPERS: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College. Jacques Steinberg, Author. Gut-wrenching as this book was for me, I recommend this book to all parents who intend gtekeepers send their kids to college, probably before sophomore year, and then coach their kids through the admissions process. Mar 07, Alton Motobu rated it really liked it. The tediousness of the whole thing. Unless you are directly involved zteinberg the admissions process, you may not appreciate this book the same way I did.

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A revealing study of the college admissions process sheds light on the inside workings of America's "meritocracy," focusing on SAT scores, student essays, transcripts, and other factors vital in the process. 35,000 first printing.

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Frei
I was a Senior Interviewer during my senior year at Wesleyan 1981 and so I worked with many of the main characters in the book. Although the book describes a later time period it rang entirely true to me. The volume of applications...the controlled chaos...the searching for a hook or a champion for an application was very familiar.

At least at Wes it seemed (and seems) that unless one's application has some unusual feature that the school is looking for that year (a particular athlete or a particular musician or a particular tough background that was overcome) the road to admission will be challenging.

An area that did surprise me was the emphasis on the family of the applicant...and the degree to which an applicant was held to a higher standard if their parents were deemed to be college fluent. I guess this makes sense and actually provides a leveling of the playing field but it was surprising none the less.

It may also be surprising to some that these days you don't just need to convince the gatekeepers that you could be successful at the school..you must also show how your presence would enhance the school. This is of course an enormous burden for most teenagers.

Like it or not this is the reality at many "top" schools. If you or your child is applying to college you owe it to yourself to read this book....either to understand the game or to make an informed decision not to play.
Leceri
Very eye opening! I really got a feel for what the admissions officers go through. I really had no idea, i thought it was much more impersonal. My only complaint is that I wish along with the other students in which they chose to go into depth that they would have chosen an international student. I would have liked to have known how they were evaluated as compared to the American applicants. But still this book was not only helpful but interesting as a novel with personal stories you were interested in following.
Cha
I bought this book to help me with getting my son into college. I kept reading it because the story line was so interesting. I began to care about the admissions person and his story, I wanted to find out how everything ended up for the kids that were applying to colleges. This is a great story with a very helpful behind the scenes look into the process. I recommend reading this book along with the others that are simply telling you the mechanics of what to do.
Road.to sliver
A must read for understanding the college application process. Very informative and interesting.
Wanenai
It was eye-opening to read about how intense some of these teenagers are. I couldn't stop reading and it was fascinating to know all about the applicants and how the college reps are already interested in some of the younger high school kids because of their outstanding abilities. I would highly recommend this book to any parent or student if they want to have an insider's view of the college applications process.
Ance
One of the most valuable books that any parent of a perspective college student will read. The author shares a rare view into the closed door spaces of the admissions process; bringing some perspective of the experience from the admissions officers and guidance counselors. This book brings a touch of reality to the often frenetic pace of the college search and admissions process, revealing there is often much subjectivity in this experience. A fast read and well worth your time and attention.
Swift Summer
A terrific book -- on many levels. It is, first, a series of excellent suspense stories, with vivid characterizations of the students seeking admission to Wesleyan. The author found some fascinating students to follow, with the result that the reader really cares what happens to them. Even more important -- especially to someone about to embark on the college hunt -- he provides an invaluable insight into how the admissions process works. The admissions game, I now realize thanks to this splendid tale, is a crazy-quilt mixture: at Wesleyan, at least, the process focuses on the individual, quirks and all, far more than I imagined. At the same time, the process comes off as frighteningly random -- with so much depending on which admissions officer reads the application, and what that person focuses on in the few minutes available. The book is also a vivid reminder that admissions officers are people, too -- people of infinite variety.
So it was a pleasure to read -- and it will also prove immensely useful to parents. One common theme kept repeating: take the hard courses, even if it means lower grades. Another: having a passion is a real plus, but the rest of the record can't be a disaster. But those are just the beginning.
Great book and a good read. It will be interesting to see what happens in the next 10 years when these institutions have to change and adapt to the new realities and education consumer. I hope Steinberg will continue to write about this subject.
The Gatekeepers download epub
Schools & Teaching
Author: Jacques Steinberg
ISBN: 0670031356
Category: Education & Teaching
Subcategory: Schools & Teaching
Language: English
Publisher: Viking Adult (September 16, 2002)
Pages: 352 pages