The Overachievers

Author: Alexandra Robbins
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1401386148
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Now, in The Overachievers, Robbins uses the same captivating style to explore how our high-stakes educational culture has spiraled out of control.

The Missional Mom

Author: Helen Lee
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 1575675560
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The reason Americans highly value achievement is simple: most believe
achievement leads to contentment.3 But does achievement really lead to
contentment, particularly in the lives of our children? A fascinating recent book by
New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Robbins entitled The
Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids actually debunks this myth.
Robbins followed the lives of a number of high school juniors and seniors who
attended Walt Whitman High School ...

Sex And The Soul Updated Edition

Author: Donna Freitas
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190221305
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... 2006), http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/09/education/09college.html? ex=
1310097600&en=cd9efba2e9595dec&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss,
accessed 5/3/2007. See also Robin Wilson, “The New Gender Divide,” Chronicle
of Higher Education, vol. 53, no. 21 (January 26, 2007): A36. 13. For more on
how girls overachieve, especially with respect to college, see, for example,
Alexandra Robbins, The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids (New
York: Hyperion, 2006).

Book Review Digest

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REVIEW: SU v50 nol2 pi 18 D 2004 REVIEW: N Y Times Book Rev vlll no32 p!3
Ag 6 2006 Eugenie Allen (50l-1000w) "Robbins has a lot in common with her
young subjects. A 1998 Yale graduate and the author of the 2004 best seller '
Pledged,' about sororities, she graduated from Whitman a decade before she
began researching this book, and she quietly admits that she, too, is an
overachiever. Robbins is also a good writer, and she must be a good listener,
because she more than ...

Combating Student Plagiarism

Author: Lynn D. Lampert
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 9781843342823
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Holt stated, 'In a sense, in a lot of cases it's [book packaging] a form of
outsourcing for the publisher, where a lot of the editorial functions that you would
assume that a publisher is doing actually the book packager is doing' (ibid.). How
did Viswanathan come to work with a book packager? After all, it seems a bit
strange that a 17-year-old author was approached in high school to follow
through on a book idea. With a story that could have easily been chronicled in
The Overachievers: ...

Library Journal

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Also addressed are parents of children with disabilities. Ultimately, Piette 's
message of not giving too much importance to food refusal while taking eating
seriously is well communicated. Highly recommended for all public libraries.—
Maryse Breton, Baldwin P.L., Birmingham, Ml Robbins, Alexandra. The
Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids. Hyperion. Jul. 2006. c.448p.
ISBN 1-4013-0201-7. $24.95. CHILD REARING In today's competitive world, high
school students face ...

Senior High Core Collection

Author: Raymond W. Barber
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
ISBN: 9780824210861
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... who fled to the United States, like many Centra] American women before her,
to make enough money to give her children a better life back home and ultimately
return to them." Libr J "Descriptions of rapes, beatings, and jailing of immigrant
children and accounts of those who suffered loss of limbs falling from freight
trains are graphic and disturbing. But no one can doubt the authenticity of this
reporting." SU Robbins, Alexandra, 1976- The overachievers; the secret lives of
driven kids.

Agent Of Democracy

Author: David W. Brown
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The individual tales of woe described by journalist Alexandra Robbins in her
2006 book, The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids, is enough to get
parents, admissions officers, and kids alike reaching for mighty strong antacids.
Further, higher education is still where many, though certainly not all, of the base
blocks of knowledge are quarried. Blocks of knowing that support entire
structures of professional practice in every aspect of contemporary existence.
Structures that ...

America S Youth

Author: Jamuna Carroll
Publisher: Greenhaven Pr
ISBN: 9780737737363
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Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2005 Mark D. Regnerus Forbidden Fruit: Sex and
Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers. New York: Oxford University Press,
2007. Alexandra Robbins Anna C. Salter James T. Sears (ed.) The
Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids. New York: Hyperion, 2006.
Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, and Other Sex Offenders: Who They Are, How
They Operate, and How We Can Protect Ourselves and Our Children. New York:
Basic Books, 2004. Gay ...