COMM #660Book Review and Discussion FacilitationNOTES:Book Reviewed
by Karen Stabiner
is the story of 5 high school seniors and the challenges they face going through the process of applying to college. Within the book there are many examples of gender communication.Close Your Eyes: Think about your senior year in high school and the process you went through whenapplying to colleges.
Who were the people that you went to for advice?
How did that advice differ depending on who it was coming from?
Did gender and the communications between genders play a role in this process?
I can’t tell if gender communication was the main focus of the book or I was able to see so much of “it”
because of the focus of the class. Either way I was blown away at all the back and forth between thegenders and the challenges that arose due to the different styles of communicating.Setting: Wealthy section of California, Crestview HS along with the *former Crestview student and thepublic school **tutor also attending the public school.
Lauren (Jim and Nora)
Katie (Dan and Joy)
Williams or Yale?
*Chloe (Deena and Dave; divorced)
Undecided and Lost?
**Liz (Steve and Yoonie)
Brad (Trey and Alexandra)
Ted (Guidance Counselor)The process that the admissions teams face is what I am most comfortable and gender is a major issue.Many college campuses are looking to recruit more qualified men. I was shocked out how different theprocess is up until the point when the application arrives on my desk is so influenced by gendercommunications.
How parents communicate with children
How guidance counselors and teachers communicate with students
How student communicate with one another
How students and parents perceive themselves in this journey