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Peter Hyland, Melody Denny, and Andrew Hyland talk about how colleges and universities are run and how that differs from high schools, all with an eye towards helping students understand how to navigate college.

Peter Hyland, Melody Denny, and Andrew Hyland talk about how colleges and universities are run and how that differs from high schools, all with an eye towards helping students understand how to navigate college.
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United States

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Peter Hyland, Melody Denny, and Andrew Hyland talk about how colleges and universities are run and how that differs from high schools, all with an eye towards helping students understand how to navigate college.

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English


Episodes

How College Works Ep 42: Professor and Student Relationships

4/24/2018
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We talk about why students confession to professors can be such a problem for professors and behavior that we think should worry students.

Duration:00:40:14

How College Works Ep 41: Professors' Reflections on Slides in Class

4/11/2018
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We reflect on how slides both help and hinder our classes and how we try to conduct good classes.

Duration:00:45:07

How College Works Ep 39: Requesting Letters

3/20/2018
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We talk about our process of writing letters of recommendation, share some stories, and give advice on how to approach your professor, timing, and following up.

Duration:00:51:42

How College Works Ep 37: Political and Other Hot Button Discusions

2/14/2018
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We discuss the differences between political discussions in High School and college classrooms, why instructors might have them, why them might not have them, and some advice for successfully weathering them in a college class.

Duration:00:44:56

How College Works Ep 36: Notes and Exams and Slides. Oh My!

2/6/2018
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A recent conversation about note taking leads us on a discussion of why you might want to take notes (Exams), what you might be taking notes on (Slides), some strategies, and our own experiences with taking notes.

Duration:00:48:35

How College Works Ep 35: Scheduling Travel for Breaks

12/1/2017
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We talk about some of the issues we've seen student run into with scheduling trips over breaks and give some advice to avoid having to choose between a family trip and taking a test.

Duration:00:30:06

How College Works Ep 34: Academic Dishonesty/Plagiarism

11/15/2017
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We talk about what Academic Dishonesty/Plagiarism looks like in High School and College, what the different consequences are, and advice for avoiding them.

Duration:00:44:27

How College Works Ep 31: Community and Vocational Colleges

10/19/2017
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We talk with an old friend of Peter's about what it's like teaching at a Community/Vocational College, how the students are different than "traditional" students, get advise for dealing with Community College faculty, and why you might choose to go to a Community College.

Duration:00:51:56

How College Works Ep 30: Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management

10/11/2017
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We talk with the lady in charge of getting you to come to our college about what that process looks like, how it matches what is happening in high schools, and give some advice on applications.

Duration:00:56:55

How College Works Ep 29: College President

9/20/2017
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We talk with our college president about what she does and how students should approach her.

Duration:00:46:35

How College Works Ep 28: Students Tweet about College

9/13/2017
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Peter and Melody go through a BuzzFeed News article with lots of funny tweets about college vs. high school. https://www.buzzfeed.com/stephaniemcneal/they-wont-let-you-get-away-with-this-in-college?utm_term=.yc5YlZl61&bffbnews#.tr0Xd9dvO

Duration:00:50:04

How College Works Ep 27.5: Why So Quiet?

9/6/2017
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A quick check in that we are not dead. . .yet.

Duration:00:00:34

How College Works Ep 26: Summer Interlude 4

7/12/2017
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Melody and Peter break down what it student entitlement means to them and field lots of questions from High School students. Materials we used: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9SyhzSQCj83UTgxNnBrZDM4X2M

Duration:00:46:15

How College Works Ep 25: Summer Interlude 3 (Writing)

7/6/2017
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Melody and two of her students talk about what writing in college is like and what to expect.

Duration:00:48:32

How College Works Ep 24: Summer Interlude 2

6/29/2017
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Peter and Melody describe some parallels and differences between college professors and high school teachers and answer a lot of questions.

Duration:00:41:56

How College Works Ep 23: Summer Interlude 1

6/22/2017
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We talk with real high school students and answer their questions.

Duration:00:35:53

How College Works Ep 21: A student Perspective

5/3/2017
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We talk with a real live college student about what she's learned since coming from high school and her advice for students coming to college.

Duration:00:51:46

How College Works Ep 20: Director of Financial Aid

4/26/2017
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We talk with our Director of Financial Aid about how you qualify, what responsibilities you then have, and, of course, advice on how to deal with it. You might also get to hear Melody and Peter sing.

Duration:00:53:16

How College Works Ep 18: Who Pays for High School?

4/12/2017
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We have a short talk about how High Schools are funded and how that compares to colleges.

Duration:00:20:04

How College Works Ep 17: Vice President of Administration and Finance

4/5/2017
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We talk with the lady who handles the money about where it all comes from, how it gets spent, and we'll learn if Melody's students really do pay her salary.

Duration:00:50:25