YCBK 42: Differences Between the ACT and SAT

In this week's episode...

In the News (2:15): In this week’s news we’re reviewing an article from The Atlantic, “The Rise of College Grade Forgiveness” by Jeffrey Selingo. Universities are letting students take classes over again—as a response to consumers’ expectations for higher education. Mark and Anika discuss whether this relatively new trend is a good or a bad development. (Length 10:26)

Chapter 42 of 171 Answers (12:41): We are in Chapter 42 of 171 Answers and Mark is walking us through the key differences between the ACT and SAT. These tests are more similar than they have ever been but there are still some pronounced differences and Mark and Anika discuss those differences. (Length 10:39)

For this week’s question (23:40) segment, we are going back to episode 29 to discuss two points Mark didn’t cover in the article by Brennan Barnard and Rick Clark wrote in the Washington Post on the disconnect between what admission officers say and what parents hear – during the admissions process. Mark and Anika discuss how easy it is for students and parents to hear something different than what admission officers say(Length 14:20)

This week’s is part 1 of 2 with Nancy Beane (37:40), the recent present of the National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC) and the current Associate Director of College Counseling at the Westminster Schools in Atlanta. Mark and Nancy are discussing how much emphasis should be placed on prestige while selecting a college. (Length 22 minutes)

 

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (49:44) are the detailed PDFs of each college at collegedata.com

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