8 First Choices: An Expert's Strategies for Getting Into College (Paperback)
Written within an educational framework, this handbook offers general guidance to help students do a self-assessment and select the top eight colleges that are the strongest fit for them. Establishing readers as anthropologists, students will learn to observe 20 campus cultures, assess each one, and research their options in American higher education. Additionally, it offers several basic assumptions that are contrary to common knowledge about getting into college. Written by a college counselor with decades of experience, this guide offers insight into the college admissions process and allows students to hone in on the schools that are right for them.
Joyce Slayton Mitchell has served 17 years as the Director of College Advising at the Nightingale Bamford School in New York City. She currently has a consultancy at the North London Collegiate School Jeju, ROK. Mitchell is the author of 41 works of nonfiction, including The Korean Guide to American Universities (in Korean Language), The Chinese Guide to American Universities (in Mandarin), and College to Career: The Guide to Career Planning and Winning the Heart of the College Admissions Dean. She writes a college advice column in the Hardwick Gazette (Vermont), and in the China Daily's teen edition, 21st Century, for Mainland China's national school students. She resides in New York City.