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The Resource Excellent sheep : the miseducation of the American elite and the way to a meaningful life, William Deresiewicz

Excellent sheep : the miseducation of the American elite and the way to a meaningful life, William Deresiewicz

Label
Excellent sheep : the miseducation of the American elite and the way to a meaningful life
Title
Excellent sheep
Title remainder
the miseducation of the American elite and the way to a meaningful life
Statement of responsibility
William Deresiewicz
Title variation
Xcellent sheep
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Deresiewicz takes a sharp look at the high-pressure conveyor belt that begins with demands for perfect grades and culminates in the skewed applications received by college admissions committees. Students are losing the ability to think independently. College is supposed to be a time for self-discovery-- but the system is broken, and he offers solutions on how to fix it
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Deresiewicz, William
Dewey number
378.73
Index
no index present
LC call number
LA227.4
LC item number
.D74 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Higher
  • Universities and colleges
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
Label
Excellent sheep : the miseducation of the American elite and the way to a meaningful life, William Deresiewicz
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
On jacket, the word "Excellent" has a big red "X" over the letters "Ex", making the title "Xcellent sheep."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Sheep. The students ; The history ; The training ; The institutions -- Self. What is college for? ; Inventing your life ; Leadership -- Schools. Great books ; Spirit guides ; Your guide to the rankings -- Society. Welcome to the club ; The self-overcoming of the hereditary meritocracy
Control code
ocn862788532
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Free Press hardcover edition.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781476702711
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014010790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1157487
  • (Sirsi) o862788532
  • (OCoLC)862788532
Label
Excellent sheep : the miseducation of the American elite and the way to a meaningful life, William Deresiewicz
Link
Publication
Note
On jacket, the word "Excellent" has a big red "X" over the letters "Ex", making the title "Xcellent sheep."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Sheep. The students ; The history ; The training ; The institutions -- Self. What is college for? ; Inventing your life ; Leadership -- Schools. Great books ; Spirit guides ; Your guide to the rankings -- Society. Welcome to the club ; The self-overcoming of the hereditary meritocracy
Control code
ocn862788532
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Free Press hardcover edition.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781476702711
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014010790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1157487
  • (Sirsi) o862788532
  • (OCoLC)862788532

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