Interview 53: Lisa Przekop on "Advice for Foster Care Students"
YCBK 133: Rethinking Effective Student Learning Experiences [Transcript]

YCBK 133: Rethinking Effective Student Learning Experiences

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (13:24) : In this week’s news segment, an article from Inside Higher Ed, “Rethinking Effective Student Learning Experiences”, by Patrick Terenzini. There are six characteristics of an environment that demonstrate an effective learning experience for students. Dave and Mark discuss each of these six teaching methods. Listeners are encouraged to evaluate their own high school and the colleges they are considering through the prism of these six proven effective teaching methods. (Length 28 minutes)

Chapter 133 of 171 Answers (41:38) : Mark outlines how the typical family pays for college. Mark shares the research about how much parents pay and how much students pay.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
It looks at how much students and parents borrow for college, as well as how much students receive from gifts. Mark and Anika also discuss how the amount students and parents pay for college varies from the Northeast to the South to the Midwest to the West. They also discuss how these differences can be explained. (Length 24 minutes)

This week’s question (1:05:41) is from Lily in GA. She doesn’t know how to answer a college specific essay question that wants her to describe an event that had an impact on her life.

Mark gives Lily advice on how to answer a question that a lot of students will be asked. (Length 15 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:20:01) is with Lisa Przekop, Director of Admissions at UC-Santa Barbara on the final part of ‘Admission Advice for Foster Care Students’.

Lisa Przekop
(Length 16 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:27:13) If you are interested in learning more about 28 Jesuit colleges I recommend the Association of Jesuit colleges:

College Spotlight (1:36:51): Loyola Marymount ( (Length 22 minutes)

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