By David L. Marcus
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist spends a yr with a mythical highschool counsel counselor who will get young children into the correct schools by way of concentrating on self-discovery instead of attempt ratings, grades, and the opposite conventional instruments of the trade
Gwyeth Smith, often called Smitty, has made a countrywide acceptance by way of flouting the conventions of the school software ritual. He frequently steers youngsters from the SAT to the ACT, which he considers a easier try that produces larger rankings. He urges mom and dad to domestic in on hidden offers, scour the rustic for scholarships, and problem monetary relief places of work instead of take out huge loans. he'll occasionally speak a seeming shoo-in candidate out of atmosphere her attractions at the prestigious Ivy League whereas goading one other long-shot scholar into aiming for that very same Ivy League university. His unorthodox method is grounded at the precept that obtaining into collage shouldn't simply be approximately moving into; it's going to be a kid's first nice second of self-discovery.
David L. Marcus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning former schooling author for U.S. information & global Report, follows Smitty and "his" little ones round Oyster Bay excessive, a various public tuition in big apple, manhattan, as he works his particular magic on their purposes and their lives. Smitty's little ones run the gamut from the candy yet pathologically disorganized boy round the corner to the valedictorian who applies to 28 colleges. because the 12 months unfolds, Smitty offers in his personal creative means with virtually each hardship which could bedevil the functions technique. What in regards to the child who doesn't attempt good? the child who plunges into melancholy after being rejected by means of Columbia? The overachieving Korean American boy anxious approximately opposite discrimination? Smitty has solutions for all of them.
whereas Smitty excels at easing the strain of the school hunt, his luck comes from implementing a different-and deeper-challenge. He makes young children articulate (orally and in writing) their profoundest fears, their drawbacks, their mystery hopes. briefly, he makes them work out who they're. alongside the way in which, he makes use of his savant's wisdom of America's thirty-six hundred faculties and universities to pair each one scholar with the fitting one. He sidesteps the functions business advanced, with its slick sites, inner most essay coaches, and obsessive specialize in metrics. He brings to the school seek counterintuitive perception or even wisdom-attributes that hundreds of thousands of scholars and their mom and dad, pissed off with the excesses of the method, will locate invaluable and encouraging.
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Acceptance: A Legendary Guidance Counselor Helps Seven Kids Find the Right Colleges—and Find Themselves by David L. Marcus