In this week's episode you will hear
In the News (04:16): an article from the University Gazette, “Study Finds that More AP Classes May Not Be Better”.
Chapter 86 of 171 Answers (16:02) : We are in Chapter 86 of 171 Answers and we’re talking about when to start the college admissions process with your kids. We discuss a wide range of different starting points. We talk about the balance between reaping the value of starting early but the downside of being college obsessed.
This week’s question (31:44) is from Meredith in Phoenix and she asks if an AP score of 3 in biology, a subject her daughter wants to major in while in college should be submitted to a highly selective school. Meredith and her daughter have been having a debate about this. The concern about not submitting the 3 on the AP Bio test is that colleges will assume you took the test and that you probably got a 1 or a 2.
This week’s interview (51:10) Mark kicks off his interview with one of his former students, Tara Kalinisan, the Assistant Director of Admissions at Smith College, and they are talking through the do’s and don’ts of what students and parents should do while attending a college information session.
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (59:27) Mark’s recommended resource of the week is a lecture by Paul Tough on his book, “How Children Success-Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character”. The lecture as well as the book are based on the latest neurological and psychological research that challenges the notion that IQ and high standardized tests are the key to career success: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx7EGal0qmg&t=532s for the lecture or you can get the book: https://smile.amazon.com/How-Children-Succeed-Paul-Tough/dp/0544104404/ref=sr_1_2?crid=COUPZ3XM4XG0&keywords=paul+tough&qid=1568305624&s=books&sprefix=paul+tough%2Caps%2C148&sr=1-2
The college spotlight for the week is Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio.
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