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

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 Medicine


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Author by : Phillip R. Scott
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2006-09-20
Publisher by : CRC Press

The author has many years experience in both farm animal practice and commercial sheep farming. In this book h

Sheep


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Author by : Alan Butler
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2013-01-16
Publisher by : John Hunt Publishing

Gripping tale of the history of our civilisation through man's relationship with sheep.

The Sheep Book


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Author by : Ronald B. Parker
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2001-08-15
Publisher by : Swallow Press

The Sheep Book is widely recognized as a classic. Ron Parker brings together a farmer's day-by-day practical e

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