Acceptance by David Marcus documents seven Oyster Bay High School seniors experience throughout the process of college applications while offering small Insights on their personal growth through their Journey. Guidance counselor Gwyeth Smith and Kathi Reilly use their Essay Writing for College class as a connecting point in each student’s life, this class not only focus on test scores, gpa, and application essays but also teaches students who they are, what they want, and how to make it happen. Marcus explains that each year Mr.
Smitty hand picks 30 students which he is responsible for this book then focuses on seven seniors. The seven seniors include: Jeff the Jock, Allyson a well-rounded kid, Chelsea the free spirit, Lee the overachieving child of Korean Immigrants, Rlanna the stressed out afncan-amerlcan with a poor financial background, Nathan with an overactive mother and Layla the valedictorian who applied to twenty eight schools. Marcus finds ways to artfully weaves in anecdotes of other seniors Mr. Smitty has advised throughout his career, including orror and success stories which offer underlying tips.
Mr. Smitty not only helps them find themselves but also plays an active role in their lives; going as far as helping Ralnna with her Job by talking to her manager to switch her schedule around taking off the some of the burden of dally life and leaving more time for stressful college application letters. In the first third of the book readers are introduced to the cast of characters; in the middle third we get insights into their home lives and more personal information about their lives and past.
And lastly the end of the book covers a variety of issues involving colleges such as testing, essay writing, financial aid (particularly our economy), and decision making. Acceptance could be somewhat choppy, bouncing around from student to student with the addltlon of extra characters Ilke Jeff’s girlfriend, Jenna, and Matt the social worker could be confusing to the flow the narrative. But this style was done so tasteful that the flow made it feel as though readers were becoming a part of their lives.
The insight and descriptions, verall, give me a chance to observe each students college search and opened my eyes to the the process and how to approach tackling my own college search to find my own “wow’ school. Even though it seems repetitive the message In Acceptance Is pretty clear, with a caring guldlng hand of a counselor or teacher you can do better than just find the right college: you can explore and discover things about yourself too.
But if readers doesn’t have that support system and most don’t, chances are you will be able to relate to one of the students Mr. Marcus portrays and gain from the direction that students received from Mr. Smitty. I know I definitely did. This book left me excited and wanting to dive straight into the college experience. I can’t wait to see where my college path takes me and my family. Acceptance by David Marcus By Hebate insights on their personal growth through their Journey.
Guidance counselor Gwyeth child of Korean immigrants, Rianna the stressed out african-american with a poor Rainna with her Job by talking to her manager to switch her schedule around taking ff the some of the burden of daily life and leaving more time for stressful college choppy, bouncing around from student to student with the addition of extra characters like Jeffs girlfriend, Jenna, and Matt the social worker could be confusing my own “wow” school.
Even though it seems repetitive the message in Acceptance is pretty clear, with a caring guiding hand of a counselor or teacher you can do better than Just find the right college; you can explore and discover things about yourself too. But if readers doesnt have that support system and most don’t, chances are you
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