!!> BOOKS ✷ Conning Harvard ✭ Author Julie Zauzmer – Realestatelawcenter.us

Conning Harvard Conning Harvard Tells The Story Of Adam Wheeler S Lie Filled Path Into Harvard, His Compulsive Conning Of Grant And Scholarship Boards After Enrolling, And The Eventual Discovery Of His Fraudulent Past.

!!> BOOKS ✷ Conning Harvard  ✭ Author Julie Zauzmer – Realestatelawcenter.us
  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Conning Harvard
  • Julie Zauzmer
  • English
  • 08 December 2017
  • 0762780029

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  1. says:

    This book is both fascinating and irritating First the upside Zauzmer has done meticulous research and the story provides a lot of detail on how Harvard s admission process works which is interesting to me as a former dean of admissions and current independent college counselor The details of Wheeler s cons and forgeries is almost always fascinating The story does not really work well, however, because Wheeler is only seen from the outside His voice is sorely needed He did crazy stuff wi This book is both fascinating and irritating First the upside Zauzmer has done meticulous research and the story provides a lot of detail on how Harvard s admission process works which is interesting to me as a former dean of admissions and current independent college counselor The details of Wheeler s cons and forgeries is almost always fascinating The story does not really work well, however, because Wheeler is only seen from the outside His voice is sorely needed He did crazy stuff with a 100...


  2. says:

    For me, this kind of book is a guilty pleasure I love stories about frauds and con artists Usually I root for them, but it was hard to like the fraudster in this book because he lied and plagiarized not just to get into Harvard, Bowdoin, and Stanford, but also to be a straight A student and win top prizes At first I was not very impressed by the writing style of this book, but once I realized that the author is a college kid herself I had a lot of respect.The story of what the con artist did For me, this kind of book is a guilty pleasure I love stories about frauds and con artists Usually I root for them, but it was hard to li...


  3. says:

    A rather interesting book that at times gets bogged down in the recitation and review of the length Adam Wheeler went in perpetrating his fraud on several institutions of higher education, most notably Harvard I would have preferredabout Adam the man, but his reclusive tendencies probably did not offer muchto look at.Yes his conduct was certainly criminal in the fraud and deceit and he was eventually punished with equal measure, but I could not escape the presence of the giant eleph A rather i...


  4. says:

    DNF I m not sure what I wanted when I began this book, but I didn t get it There are some interesting tidbits about the college application process at top tier schools along with some general criticism of that process along with plagiarism and cheating among high school and college students I was curious about Adam Wheeler and his specific cons although I think calling him a con artist is going a bit far , but that took a backseat to the author s own agenda viewpoint Interesting topic but p DNF I m not sure what I wanted when I began this book, but I didn t get it There are some interesting tidbits about the college application process at top tier schools along with some general criticism of that process along with plagiarism and cheating among high school and college students I was curious about Adam Wheeler and his specific cons although I think calling him a con artist is going a bit far , but that took a backseat to the author s own agenda viewpoint Interestin...


  5. says:

    It s written by a reporter for The Harvard Crimson, and to be frank, you can tell Not that the reporting isn t thorough, but a you can tell she disapproves of the whole scandal while I was actually interestedin how he did it than in hearing how bad it is t...


  6. says:

    This con artist was astonishing Not only did he plagiarize his way into Harvard as a TRANSFER student less than 1% success rate , he aced the interview A twisted genius with a compulsion to lie and cheat yet the smarts to make it through 2 yrs at Harvard, get a girlfriend or 2,...


  7. says:

    The story itself was interesting and the book appears to be thoroughly researched However, the author spends large chunks of the book editorializing about the college admissions process This breaks up the flow of the book, is unnecessary, and gets to be pretty repetitive The author s writing style is also very much like a journalist The prose is pretty dry and unvaried It feels like you are reading a serious of newspaper articles to a degree The book would have been much better if it was c The story itself was interesting and the book appears to be thoroughly researched However, the author spends large chunks of the book editorializing about the college admissions process This breaks up the flow of the book, is unnecessary, and gets to be pretty repetitive The author s writing style is also very much like a journalist The prose is ...


  8. says:

    An interesting re telling of real life Adam Wheeler, who conned his way into Harvard, as well as the broader social implications that contribute to cheating.


  9. says:

    quick read about serial, compulsive plagiarist who BSed his way into Harvard as a transfer student, faked effusive recommendations for himself, invented credentials on his cv, won scholarships and writing prizes with other people s work, and so on and so on until getting tripped up when applying for a Rhodes scholarship using an essay written by a friend and colleague of one of the interviewers Oops Author was on the story for the college newspaper at the time, which means she has lots of insi quick read about serial, compulsive plagiarist who BSed his way into Harvard as a transfer student, faked effusive recommendations for himself, invented credentials on his cv, won scholarships and writing prizes with other people s work, and so on and so on until getting tripped up when applying for ...


  10. says:

    This was a very interesting and well written book that I found hard to put down Julie Zauzmer did an excellent job of weaving the story of how a pathological fraudster faked his way into Harvard and Bowdoin and, amazingly, how he was not caught until he came very close to winning Harvard s endorsement for a Rhodes scholarship Particularly impressive is the fact that the author of this book was a senior in college at the time she wrote and published what is an incredibly compelling story The This was a very interesting and well written book that I found hard to put down Julie Zauzmer did an excellent job of weaving the story of how a pathological fraudster faked his way into Harvard and Bowdoin and, amazingly, how he was not caught until he came very close to winning Harvard s endorsement for a Rhodes scholarship Particularly impressive is the fact that the author of this book was a senior in college at the time she wrote ...

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