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

Front Cover
Crown/Archetype, Apr 23, 2009 - Study Aids - 304 pages
0 Reviews
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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

What Really Matters
3
Theres No Such Thing As
21
Selecting Your College
67
The Importance of Life
83
How to Survive the Application
95
The Early Acceptance Game
117
How to Smile Through Your College Interview
145
TheTruth About Wait Lists
157
Admit Weekends and OtherTales
181
Transferring
205
Make Your Own Harvard
217
Twenty NotSoEasy Questions
229
100 Colleges That
237
Index
279
About the Author
291
Copyright

Where Do Heroes Go to College?
175

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2009)

Jay Mathews is an education reporter and columnist for the Washington Post. He has been an alumnus recruiter for Harvard for 20 years and lives in Bethesda, Maryland.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bibliographic information