In this week’s episode…
In the News (2:50): we talk about an initiative launched by the Harvard Graduate School of Education that challenges admissions offices and officers to put more emphasis on a student’s concern for others and the common good, instead of just personal achievement.
In this week’s book discussion we are in Chapter 31 of 171 Answers (14:25): We are in Chapter 31 of 171 Answers and we’re discussing if it is better to get a B in an advanced course or an A in a standard-level course. We talk about a number of factors that students need to think about when facing this decision.
This week’s question (22:15) comes from Audrey in New York and she wants to know how she can get the opportunity to do research with a professor in college.
Mark interviews Elaine Griffin Rubin, a top expert on paying for college who works with Edvisors – one of the leading websites on paying for college (30:38) – and they talk about the frequently asked questions around parents borrowing money for college.
Mark’s recommended resource for this week is youscience.com (42.40)
Additional Resources – Overview of Edvisors $2500 scholarship
Requirements and deadlines:
Round I: Entry period is Aug. 7, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2018. Winners will be announced on or around Oct. 31, 2018.
Round II: Entry period is Oct. 8, 2018 through Nov. 23, 2018. Winners will be announced on or around Dec. 12, 2018.
Submit an original written essay of between 350 and 500 words on the following topic:
Preparing for college can be stressful for any number of reasons. Tell us the ONE thing you are, or were, most concerned about regarding preparing for college, and what you’ve done, or are doing, to overcome the challenge.
For more information, Official Rules, or to enter, please direct students to https://info.collegeloan.com/edvisors-essay-scholarship.html
Don’t forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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