College Admissions for the 21st Century

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Harvard University Press, Feb 1, 2011 - Political Science - 224 pages
Sternberg's book convincingly indicts the SAT and ACT exams. A single test lasting a few hours, he writes, "ends up having a weight equal" to the product of "years of effort and dedication" in high school.
 

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Contents

1 College Admissions and Testing
1
The Traditional College Application
35
3 Alternative Admissions Practices
58
4 A New Way of Looking at Intelligence and Success
71
5 Assessing Hidden Talents
109
6 Encouraging Creativity Practical Intelligence and Wisdom
134
7 Implications for Students Colleges and Society
172
Kaleidoscope Questions for the Classes of 20112014
181
Notes
189
Index
201
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Robert J. Sternberg, formerly IBM Professor of Psychology and Education and Professor of Management at Yale, was Dean of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University from 2005 to 2010. He now serves as Provost and Senior Vice President at Oklahoma State University.

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