YCBK 63: Choosing the Right Prompt for Your Essay


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In this episode you will hear: (2:39) In this week’s news, a Hollywood Reporter article "6 Tips From College Admissions Pros on Standing Out, by Margaret Loftus of US News. The author lists tips ranging from social media advice to building your academic strengths and recommendations. (21:59)We are in Chapter 63 of 171 Answers and we’re talking about how to choose the essay prompt for your personal essay. (33:58) This week’s question asks how to calculate a grade point average (GPA) when it is not listed on the transcript. (51:08) Mark is interviewing another student! Ms. Anne Jean, a senior at Georgia State in Part I of 2, ‘How to know if you are on the right career path’. (58:05) Mark’s recommended resource of the week is another great resource by Prep Scholar; it is their article on how to calculate your Weighted GPA: https://blog.prepscholar.com/weighted-gpa-calculator Don’t forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to questions@yourcollegeboundkid.com Every episode of Your College-Bound Kid will align with a chapter from the book 171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions. To get a copy visit 171answers.com and if you want to see what future episodes will cover just click the red button “See exactly what 171 Answers covers.

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