In this week’s episode you will hear
In the News (10:36): Mark and Vince discuss an article that appeared in, “The Hechinger Report” entitled, “To help new students adapt, some colleges are eliminating grades”. It was written by Jon Marcus and it was picked up by several othe publications, such as NPR. It was written on March 26th, 2023 (Length 30 minutes)
This week’s question (40:08): Mark and Lisa will answer a Speakpipe question from Alex.
She wants wants to know if it is important for a student to take an excel in Calculus in order to go to a selective college if math is not their strength.
(Length 12 minutes)
This week’s interview (52:27): We continue our four part interview as Mark interviews Akil Bello on the topic of, “Tough Questions about SAT and ACT test scores” Part 3 of 4. Preview of Part 3:
- Akil shares what score gain a student can typically expect if they are trying to assess the ROI if they invest in test prep
- Akil shares his theory of when a student should start their test prep
- Akil shares why there are such persistent test scores differences between races, gender and International vs US students
- Akil critiques the advice I give to students who want have to do self-prep for lack of resources?
- Akil talks about how the tests often test “performance under pressure”
- Akil answers the question, “Is the SAT culturally biased” (Length 26 minutes)
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:03:46): The recommended resource is ncaa.org/playcollegesports. This is the NCAA guide for the Student athlete and it is chalked full of essential knowledge for rules and policies for athletic recruits
College Spotlight (1:18:30): Mark and Lisa discuss her visit in June to East Carolina University In Greenville, North Carolina. Part 1 of 2
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