A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League - Skin Deep Summary & Analysis

Ron Suskind
This Study Guide consists of approximately 43 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of A Hope in the Unseen.
This section contains 583 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League Study Guide

Skin Deep Summary and Analysis

Students attending the Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science program at M.I.T. are dubbed the MIT-MITES, and they have come from all over the country. Cedric quickly gleans important information which impacts his comfort level. Though his fellow students are black or Hispanic (one exception is a part-Native American student), they are all from middle or upper-class backgrounds, and their SAT scores are significantly higher than his. Also, when the initial assessment tests are given to determine which level of classes to be assigned, it is clear that the curriculum at Ballou has not prepared him to compete on an equal footing. Cedric finds himself in the basic physics, chemistry and English classes, and, even in these, he is often "lost." Undaunted, he avoids the cliques and study groups in favor of individual study in his room...

(read more from the Skin Deep Summary)

This section contains 583 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.