In this week’s episode you will hear
In the News (3:47): In this week’s news, a Wall Street Journal article “Hackers Breach College-Applicant Databases and Seek Ransom”, by Douglas Belkin and Melissa Korn.
Chapter 65 of 171 Answers (Length 11:30) (: We are in Chapter 65 of 171 Answers and Mark is sharing his sound advice for your child’s letters of recommendation. Mark and Anika discuss who you should ask and why should ask to write these letters. They also talk about how you should ask. Mark shares an inside tip of what to do to make certain things you were involved in stand out. Anika asks if colleges tell you what they are looking for and Mark answers that question.
This week’s question is from Daniel from Elkridge Maryland and he wants to know if he should factor in a university’s Honors college when categorizing the schools on his child’s list.
This week’s interview (60:13) is with Chris Carlton, Founder of StudyAbroadsmarter.com and they are in Part I of “The Value of Studying Abroad”.
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (69:43) Mark’s recommended resource of the week is an article on the MIT website entitled, “How to write good recommendation letters” Mark is extremely enthusiastic about this article and he encourages every college counselor, teacher, educator, parent and student to read it. https://mitadmissions.org/apply/parents-educators/writingrecs/./
Mark will be doing three one hour “free webinars” on May 8th, June 11th and July 11th for Revolution Prep, a leading test prep company. The topics of the webinars are, “Getting in and Getting Money”, “What is Demonstrated Interest and how do colleges use DI when making admission decisions” and “How to excel when writing “College-Specific-Essays. To sign up, use the following link: https://www.revolutionprep.com/webinars/
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