YCBK 336: How does a poor 9th grade impact college admissions?
YCBK 336: How does a poor 9th grade impact college admissions? [Transcript]

YCBK 337: Rising rents adds to college students’ scramble for affordable housing

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (20:12): Mark and Dave discuss an article that appeared in the Washington Post in August, 2022 by Susan Svrluga entitled, “Rising Rent Adds to College Students’ Scramble for Affordable Housing” (Length 25 minutes)

This week’s question (45:50): Mark and Lisa will answer a Speakpipe question from Leslie that asks, “how do you know if you are over-represented in an admissions applicant pool”

(Length 13 minutes)

This week’s interview (58:38) : Lisa continues her interview with Dr. Louis Newman about his book, “Thinking Critically in College: The essential handbook for student success”. Preview of Part 3

  • Dr. Newman talks about the value of study groups at deepening your learning and clarifying your thinking.
  • Dr. Newman gives great advice about how to pick courses to deepen your learning
  • Lisa and Louis talk about some of the most common mistakes that students make
  • Dr. Newman makes a compelling case for the value of Humanities courses, like Philosophy at really teaching you how to think (Length 23 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:08:30): The recommended resource is Chegg


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