In this week's episode...
In the News (1:49) Mark and Anika discuss an article entitled, "College visitations becoming a waste of time".
The article is written by John Rosemond, on January 20th, 2018 and it appeared in the Herald & Review. In this controversial article, John Rosemond completely diminishes the purpose and need for college visits by students and their families. Mark and Anika don't agree with everything that Mr. Rosemond says but we acknowledge that he makes some good points and we also agree that this obsession with feeling like you need to visit all of your colleges before decisions are released has gotten out of control. Mark and Anika have some humorous back and forth banter as they discuss this article. To reach John Rosemond, you can email him at email@example.com
This week's book discussion (15:53) of Chapter 5 of the book, 171 Answers: to the Most-Asked College Admissions Questions answers the question: How Can the Internet Help Me Learn What a Typical Day Looks Like in the Career I’m Considering?
We discuss not only how information is available for our kids to understand exactly what they’ll be experiencing on the jobs they're considering; but also the value in them understanding the good, bad, and ugly of every job. (Length 7:37)
This week's question (23:30) is from a Gwen from Washington, DC
She wants to know how the rigor in her kid's high school courses will be evaluated in the college process. Is taking harder courses is a smart move, even if it means risking lower grades? Mark shares the three different lenses to think about when making this decision. (Length 17:49)
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