PHILOSOPHY: Immanuel Kant

PHILOSOPHY: Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant is a philosopher who tried to work out how human beings could be good and kind outside of the exaltations and blandishments of traditional religions. He was born in 1724, in the Baltic city of Königsberg, which at that time was part of Prussia and now belongs to Russia, renamed Kaliningrad. Kant’s parents […]

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PHILOSOPHY – Nietzsche

PHILOSOPHY – Nietzsche

The challenge begins with how to pronounce his name. The first bit should sound like ‘Knee’, the second like ‘cha’ Knee – cha. Then we need to get past some of his extraordinary and provocative statements: ‘What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger’ ‘God is dead! And we have killed him.’ And his large moustache. […]

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Bruner’s Theory of Learning: 3 Steps to a World Class Education

Bruner’s Theory of Learning: 3 Steps to a World Class Education

Jerome Bruna’s theory of development is based on the assumption that we learn best when we go from concrete to abstract in a three-step process. First comes hands-on action, then learning with images, and finally students transform what they’ve learned into language. throughout the experience we constantly revisit previously learned topics while teachers provide carefully […]

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Lewis & Clark College: An International Liberal Arts Curriculum

Lewis & Clark College: An International Liberal Arts Curriculum

Lewis & Clark College is a liberal arts college. It is not only a liberal arts focused university that that really is an undergraduate school; it does have a law school, there is a graduate school, but the primary focus of this institution is on undergraduate education. When I’m talking to students and we’re thinking […]

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Will summer academic programs help me get into the Ivy League?

Will summer academic programs help me get into the Ivy League?

So, I’m here today on the campus of Brown University, one of the eight Ivy League campuses, and it’s beautiful summer day. Today is check in for the Brown summer program, or Summer at Brown, and this is a program that’s for high school students, It lasts several weeks, and there are just scads of […]

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Educational Consultant Helps Student on Journey to Dartmouth

Educational Consultant Helps Student on Journey to Dartmouth

Hi I’m Ali, I am from London, and I am a freshman here at Dartmouth. I, obviously from being from London, I didn’t know a lot about the Americans’ admissions process and so I got Mark to help me out with that and honestly I’m very grateful I did because I don’t know how I […]

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Video: The Colby College “Bubble”

Video: The Colby College “Bubble”

I’m here on the campus of Colby College in Waterville, Maine and I had the pleasure of walking into the art museum today. It’s Sunday, it’s really not an ideal day to be visiting Colby because pretty much nothing is open. I tried with my companion here today, we were trying doors and I was […]

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Video: Dartmouth College in the Ivy League Context

Video: Dartmouth College in the Ivy League Context

Hi, I’m mark Montgomery here with some great college advice. Today we’re going to talk about Dartmouth College. There are probably at least three things you need to know about Dartmouth College, and maybe that’s prefaced by first the fact that I went there. So, I know a lot about the school, both good and […]

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Video: Grinnell College – A Premier Liberal Arts Institution

Video: Grinnell College – A Premier Liberal Arts Institution

I’m here now on the campus of Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa and as I walked by the bookstore I saw these water bottles that say on them, “where the hell is Grinnell?” Grinnell definitely is in…well it’s in Iowa. There’s a lot of corn around it, but this is a cute little town and […]

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Which is better: Hard classes or good grades?

Which is better: Hard classes or good grades?

–Very quickly, this question of should I take hard classes and get a lower GPA? Or should I go for that really hard AP, IB, honors class?– Right. You know it’s, I mean I would say in a place like Millsaps right off, it’s about academic preparedness. So take the rigorous curriculum. If you take […]

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