Harvard Schmarvard

Getting Beyond the Ivy League to the College That Is Best for You

By Jay Mathews
(Three Rivers Press (CA), Paperback, 9780761536956, 304pp.)

Publication Date: March 11, 2003

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Smarten Up—It's Time to Choose the Right College
Think that your life's growth, success, and happiness depend on which college you attend? The higher-profile school, the better, right? Wrong! Neither is true.
Written by, yes, a Harvard grad, Harvard Schmarvard rebuts the perception that image is everything when it comes to college and emphasizes this simple fact: What you will be measured by in life is your talent and energy, not your college's name. Packed with practical information and insider tips, this must-have guide will help you determine which school fits you. Inside, you'll find:
·How to survive the application process without losing your sanity or sense of humor
·Tips on writing essays, visiting campuses, and keeping cool during your college interviews
·The truth about search letter scams and the early admissions game
·Plus loads of other invaluable insight!
So take a deep breath and exhale your worries and fears. Let Harvard Schmarvard debunk the myths, expose you to the truth, and clear your mind so you can weigh what's really important.




About the Author
JAY MATHEWS covers education for the "Washington Post" and has created "Newsweek's" annual Best High Schools rankings. He has won the Benjamin Fine Award for Outstanding Education Reporting for both features and column writing and is the author of six previous books, including "Escalante: The Best Teacher in America", about the teacher who was immortalized in the movie "Stand and Deliver".
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