You Are Graduating Soon: What's After High School? by Kevin Douglas Wright

You Are Graduating Soon: What's After High School?

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A complementary booklet to the author’s website for promoting online education.

Wright makes his debut as a print author with this slim volume that publicizes his website, www.EducateZap.com, as a source of “free and low cost online education.” The book presents a simple narrative about Nathan, someone who finished high school but didn’t keep up with changes in information technology that have transformed higher education and the workplace. The story concludes with Nathan learning the social media skills he needs to succeed in the “super fast” new economy. Wright uses Nathan’s story to illustrate the necessity of responding to technological advancements. The book directs tech-challenged readers to the author’s website to undergo the same educational transformation as Nathan. Although Wright’s book is attractively produced, with large, easy-to-read type, too often the writing is melodramatic; e.g., “In that sad and fearful moment, Nathan learned that deep down inside his heart and soul, he really needed to understand how to make serious Facebook/Twitter comments and posts.” Wright’s career coaching relies heavily on self-promotion by directing readers to his own Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages. The book highlights one purpose of the author’s website, which is to create, as Wright  describes it on one of his webpages, an “online education community” focused on learning how to make movies the way it’s done in Hollywood. The book is on target when it advises readers to “Get Upgraded!” and “Get Updated!” by learning how to use social media to find job openings and enrolling in online courses to help land better-paying jobs, but its suggestion that readers begin their online educations by taking film classes developed by the author is less-sound.

A short career guide that blends sound and questionable career coaching.

Pub Date: Oct. 9th, 2014
ISBN: 978-1502498618
Page count: 42pp
Publisher: CreateSpace
Program: Kirkus Indie
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