Excellent Sheep

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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.

As a professor at Yale, Bill Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation’s brightest minds, were adrift when it came to the big questions: how to think critically and creatively, and how to find a sense of purpose.

Excellent Sheep takes a sharp look at the high-pressure conveyor belt that begins with parents and counselors who demand perfect grades and culminates in the skewed applications Deresiewicz saw firsthand as a member of Yale’s admissions committee. As schools shift focus from the humanities to “practical” subjects like economics and computer science, students are losing the ability to think in innovative ways. Deresiewicz explains how college should be a time for self-discovery, when students can establish their own values and measures of success, so they can forge their own path. He addresses parents, students, educators, and anyone who’s interested in the direction of American society, featuring quotes from real students and graduates he has corresponded with over the years, candidly exposing where the system is broken and clearly presenting solutions.

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Excellent Sheep


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Author by : William Deresiewicz
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2015-05-26
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster

A Yale professor and author of A Jane Austen Education evaluates the consequences of high-pressure educational

Excellent Sheep


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Author by : William Deresiewicz
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2014-08-19
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster

A Yale professor and author of A Jane Austen Education evaluates the consequences of high-pressure educational

Excellent Sheep


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Author by : William Deresiewicz
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2014-08-19
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster

A groundbreaking manifesto about what our nation’s top schools should be—but aren’t—providing: “The

Kids These Days


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Author by : Malcolm Harris
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2017-11-07
Publisher by : Little, Brown

A Millennial's groundbreaking investigation into why his generation is economically worse off than their paren

A Jane Austen Education


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Author by : William Deresiewicz
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2011-04-28
Publisher by : Penguin

An eloquent memoir of a young man's life transformed by literature. In A Jane Austen Education, Austen scholar

Sheep On A Ship


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Author by : Nancy E. Shaw
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 1992-10
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Sheep on a deep-sea voyage run into trouble when it storms and are glad to come paddling into port.

Little Black Sheep


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Author by : Ashley Cleveland
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2013-09-01
Publisher by : David C Cook

“This is the story of the groundwork that paved the way to my faith. It is not an easy story to tell….”

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