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

Author
Deresiewicz, William, 1964-
Title
Excellent sheep : the miseducation of the American elite and the way to a meaningful life / William Deresiewicz.
Format
Book
Edition
First Free Press hardcover edition.
Published
New York, NY : Free Press, 2014.
Description
245 pages ; 24 cm
URL
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Cover title
Xcellent sheep
Notes
On jacket, the word "Excellent" has a big red "X" over the letters "Ex", making the title "Xcellent sheep."
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.
Summary
"A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be--but aren't--providing"-- Provided by publisher. 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.
Subject headings
Education, Higher--United States. Universities and colleges--United States. Elite (Social sciences)--Education--United States. Critical thinking--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States. Reasoning--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States. Education, Higher--Aims and objectives--United States. Education, Higher--Social aspects--United States.
ISBN
9781476702711 (hardback) 1476702713 (hardback) 9781476702735 (ebk.)

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Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
Call Number
LA227.4 .D74 2014
Location
Wells Library - Undergraduate Services - Core Collection
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Blmgtn - Education Library
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LA227.4 .D74 2014
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Library
Columbus - University Library of Columbus
Call Number
LA227.4 .D74 2014
Location
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Library
Kokomo Library
Call Number
LA227.4 .D74 2014
Location
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Library
Southeast Library - New Albany
Call Number
LA227.4 .D74 2014
Location
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Floor
3rd Floor
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