The Advanced Vocabulary podcast teaches you some of the more difficult words that you might encounter on the GRE or the SAT. Brought to you by TyrannosaurusPrep.com
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Elizabeth Kolbert: We have locked in centuries of climate change. Elizabeth Kolbert covers climate change for the New Yorker. She's the Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction. And she recently wrote a paragraph I can't stop thinking about. "The problem with global warming—and the reason it continues to resist illustration, even as the streets flood and the forests die and the mussels rot on the shores—is that experience is an inadequate guide to what’s going on. The climate operates on a time delay. When carbon dioxide is added to the atmosphere, it takes decades—in a technical sense, millennia—for the earth to equilibrate. This summer’s fish kill was a product of warming that had become inevitable twenty or thirty years ago, and the warming that’s being locked in today won’t be fully felt until today’s toddlers reach middle age. In effect, we are living in the climate of the past, but already we’ve determined the climate’s future."Kolbert lives, to an unusual degree, in the planet's future. She travels to the places around the world where the climate of tomorrow is visible today. She has watched glaciers melting, and seen species dying. And she is able to convey both the science and the cost with a rare lucidity. Talking with Kolbert left me with an unnerving thought. We look back on past eras in human history and judge them morally failed. We think of the Spanish Inquisition or the Mongol hordes and believe ourselves civilized, rational, moral in a way our ancestors weren't. But if the science is right, and we do unto our descendants what the data says we are doing to them, we will be judged monsters. And it will be all the worse because we knew what we were doing and we knew how to stop, but we decided it was easier to disbelieve the science or ignore the consequences. Kolbert and I talk about the consequences, but also about what would be necessary to stabilize the climate and back off the mass extinction event that is currently underway. We discuss geoengineering, political will, the environmental cost of meat, and what individuals can and can't do. We talk about Trump's cabinet, about whether technological innovation will save us, and if pricing carbon is enough. We talk about whether hope remains a realistic emotion when it comes to our environmental future.Books:-Edward Abbe’s “Desert Solitaire”-Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring”-David G. Haskell’s “The Forest Unseen”-Bill McKibben’s “The End of Nature”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#877 - Jordan Peterson. Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist and tenured professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPetersonVideos http://www.selfauthoring.com/ 100% off the Future Authoring Program code: "ChangeYourself" - The offer is valid until the end of Nov 30th.
The Global Philosopher: Should Borders Matter?. Michael Sandel explores the philosophical justifications made for national borders. Using a pioneering state-of-the-art studio at the Harvard Business School, Professor Sandel is joined by 60 participants from over 30 countries in a truly global digital space. Is there any moral distinction between a political refugee and an economic migrant? If people have the right to exit a country, why not a right to enter? Do nations have the right to protect the affluence of their citizens? And is there such a thing as a 'national identity'? These are just some of the questions addressed by Professor Sandel in this first edition of The Global Philosopher.Audience producer: Louise ColettaProducer: David EdmondsEditor: Richard Knight(Image taken by Rose Lincoln)
#138 — The Edge of Humanity. In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Yuval Noah Harari about his new book “21 Lessons for the 21st Century.” They discuss the importance of meditation for his intellectual life, the primacy of stories, the need to revise our fundamental assumptions about human civilization, the threats to liberal democracy, a world without work, universal basic income, the virtues of nationalism, the implications of AI and automation, and other topics. You can support the Making Sense podcast and receive subscriber-only content at SamHarris.org/subscribe.
Rank #1: Juxtapose Misanthropic Affable. Juxtapose, Misanthropic, Affable
Rank #2: Countenance Esoteric Loquacious. Countenance Esoteric Loquacious
Rank #1: #130 Breathe Easy with "Spir". The Latin root word spir means “breathe.” This root is the word origin of a fair number of English vocabulary words, including inspire, respiration, and expire. The root spir is easily recalled via the word perspiration, that is, sweat in the act of “breathing” through the pores of your skin.Like this? Build a competent vocabulary with Membean.
Rank #2: #128 "Posit" Positively Positioned!. The Latin root word posit means “placed.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English vocabulary words, including opposite, composition, and posit itself. The Latin root word posit is easily recalled through the word position, for a “position” is the way in which you find yourself “placed.”Like this? Build a competent vocabulary with Membean.
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Rank #1: 040: Three Keys to Success in Grad School. Kenny Gibbs is a scientist who studies other scientists. After earning his PhD in Immunology from Stanford, he turned his attention to the broader topic of scientific careers and how PhDs choose and evolve in their work. Through surveys and interviews with postdocs and research scientists, Dr. Gibbs explores issues like career-interest formation and postdoc development. […] The post 040: Three Keys to Success in Grad School appeared first on Hello PhD.
Rank #2: 046: Do I need a PhD to advance in my industry job?. You’ve worked hard in your biopharma job, and you really love the position. The team is passionate and dynamic, the product is starting to make an impact in the market, and you begin to imagine your long-term relationship with the company. But there’s one problem: it seems like no one with a Bachelor’s Degree can move […] The post 046: Do I need a PhD to advance in my industry job? appeared first on Hello PhD.
Rank #1: Improve Your Writing Skills Podcast: Great Writing is in the Details. Having a great idea isn’t enough; you have to know how to communicate it. This podcast provides suggestions, such as avoiding repetition or using original thought, to help you better express your ideas in writing.
Rank #2: The Comma—Podcast Part Two: Using Commas. While The Comma-Part 1 looked at the basic meaning and rules behind the comma, this second instillation goes farther into addressing when to actually use this form of punctuation. By giving an explanation and examples of incorporating commas appropriately into writing such things as dates, titles, addresses, and coordinate adjectives, this podcast is beneficial to those wanting to learn how to communicate clearly through the proper use of the comma.
Rank #1: Mega Test - 100 episodes, 400 words!. Epic test after 100 episodes of the podcast! 400 beautiful words... This has been promised for some time, and I finally delivered. Please enjoy and I hope it helps you guys!
Rank #2: Episode 3: I love GRE words.. The words for today are: Ossify, Potentate, Solecism, Attenuate VictorPrep's vocab podcast is for improving for English vocabulary skills while helping you prepare for your standardized tests! This podcast isn't only intended for those studying for the GRE or SAT, but also for people who enjoy learning, and especially those who want to improve their English skills. I run the podcast for fun and because I want to help people out there studying for tests or simply learning English. If you have comments or questions and suggestions, please contact me at @SamFold or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rank #1: Med School Admissions Veteran Shares Her Experience: How to Get In. Accepted admissions consultant Cydney Foote sheds light on the medical school application process [Show Summary]Are you not quite ready to submit your AMCAS application? Don’t panic. We’ve got the advice you need to polish off your personal statement, MMEs, and activity descriptions. Listen to the podcast for answers to “How many schools should you apply to?” “How should you choose where to apply?” “What’s the difference between the personal statement, the most meaningful experiences, and the activity descriptions.” Plus we’ll give you some tips on how to manage a deluge of secondaries and even your residency personal statement.Cydney Foote shares her tips for applying successfully to medical school [Show Notes]Our guest today, Cydney Foote, has been a medical school admissions consultant since she started at Accepted in 2001. Needless to say, she’s helped hundreds of happy clients get accepted to allopathic and osteopathic medical schools as well as residency programs. During this podcast she’ll address some of the most common questions we get and also some of the most common myths out there about med school admissions.When this show airs it will be June 4. The first day to submit the AMCAS this year was May 31. If applicants haven’t submitted already, are they “late?” Have they missed the boat and is their application already doomed to the reject pile? [2:30]That is a really good question, and people panic about this every year. To be honest it is one of the biggest myths out there that you need to get your application in on the first day. From recent years I know that even those who submitted on June 7th had their information sent the same time as those who submitted the first day. A week or two later than the first submission date is not late, but if you are getting into July and August that is not the ideal time to apply. I’ll also say, though, that it is really important for you to apply when you are ready. If you are a week away from getting what you need, it is far better to submit a week or two into June than start rushing.How do you advise applicants to select the schools they are applying to? [3:55]I look at the stats first – what’s the lowest accepted value of MCAT and cumulative GPA. If it is in the range, then I look at acceptance rates. Are they looking to apply someplace that only accepts a very small percentage of out-of-state applicants, or do they have an overall low acceptance rate? If so, those may not be the top picks. You want to choose a mix of schools where you are competitive, but also a few reach schools. I think a lot of people overweight their reach schools – while they might reach the lowest accepted value, they are not near the mean. Once the quant factors are set, then it is digging into the schools themselves – looking at position statements, or specialties you are interested in. You have to make the connection with what the applicant wants. In-state vs. out-of-state matters, too.Linda: Accepted has the Med School Selectivity Index of almost all allopathic and osteopathic schools, and also tools that show acceptance rates in-state and out-of-state.How many schools do you recommend they apply to or does that vary by client? [7:30]It really varies. Some people just apply to a handful for whatever reason – the fewer you apply to, the more you need the higher stats and connections. I have some who only apply to 3-4 schools because they had done research at the particular schools or have other connections. I think most people who have more average stats apply to 20-25 schools and some to as many as 30 schools. Some apply to a lot of allopathic and osteopathic schools. Keep in mind that you will have secondaries for a lot of those schools and you don’t want to overburden yourself. You can actually stagger your secondaries so they don’t come all at the same time, which is often a good strategy - you only need to select one school for your AMCAS application to be verified.
Rank #2: How to Get Into Grad School, and Get Jobs After Grad School. Interview with Dr. Shirley Chan, Accepted Admissions Consultant [Show Summary]In this episode you’ll hear Accepted’s own Dr. Shirley Chan share her soup-to-nuts perspective for graduate school applicants. She has worked as an academic advisor, career advisor, and admissions committee member and views the process holistically. During this show Dr. Chan provides information on how best to approach critical aspects of your application, including your statement of purpose, resume, and interview. She also provides insights particularly important to Asian applicants. Read on!How to Get Into Grad School, and Get Jobs After Grad School [Show Notes]Our guest today, Dr. Shirley Chan, is a Trojan through and through. She earned her Masters of Education and Doctor of Education from USC. She then went on to work as an academic advisor in USC’s computer science department where she advised students on which classes to take and how to best prepare themselves for life after graduation, whether that be grad school or jobs. Then she transferred to Marshall’s MBA program working with international students, and becoming the Senior Associate Director for MBA Admissions. Most recently she has worked in Career Management at Marshall and as an independent career consultant before becoming a consultant for Accepted this year.The standard line in admissions is that admissions and higher ed is not a field people decide to go into in kindergarten. What has been its attraction to you? How did you get into it? [2:34]In college I was a high school outreach coordinator, particularly in low-income communities, helping students apply for financial aid and scholarships. I found it really rewarding to guide students toward achieving academic and career success. Since then my career has been focused on higher education, developing students through academic advisement, career advisement, and admissions. I wanted to understand from the very beginning to the very end of the process, which is why I worked in all of these areas. I really felt drawn to admissions because having that beginning-to-end perspective made me really understand from a candidate’s perspective what they are looking for, what they cared about, and has allowed me to provide a life coaching approach when I work with my clients.You recently joined Accepted as a consultant after 15 years in different advisory roles both in academics, admissions, and career management. On the graduate level both in the engineering and business world, how should career goals guide both the applicant and student? [5:06]You don’t start driving until you know where you are going to go, so you really need to know your career path, or at least have a good idea of where you want to go, before you begin. Applicants need to explore in advance, because they will be spending lots of money and time on the program. They should speak with alums or current students, and look at career paths after, and really think about, “Is this the type of career I will want in the future?” For students already in a program they need to fine tune the function they want to do, and that will look different depending on the program. If they are going into electrical engineering, there might automatically be more focus, whereas someone getting an MBA will have a more versatile skillset and could go into finance, marketing, operations, etc. Talk to people and figure out the type of organization you want to work for – the type of culture, big or small, those types of things. For a business degree in particular you need focus as soon as you begin the program. If you have no focus, and without a strong background in business, it will be hard to convince someone to give you a chance.You’ve worked both as an admissions consultant and as Sr. Assoc Director of Admissions. How did your perspective on admissions change as a consultant? [10:01]Applicants probably don’t realize how many applications an admissions committee goes through and t...
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Rank #1: 5 Skills You Need To Master To Get 26+ On TOEFL Speaking. In a new episode of The TOEFL Podcast, Paul Austin, head instructor at TOEFL Speaking Teacher speaks about the five skills you need to master to get 26+ on the TOEFL Speaking section. First, Paul tells us about his work and how he created his website Toefl Speaking Teacher. He noticed that many students struggled with the TOEFL Speaking section, and there were very few good resources. Also as he started to work with the students on the Speaking section, he noticed that a lot of students needed to get 26+ on the TOEFL Speaking section and tried to figure out what is required to get 26 on TOEFL Speaking. As a result of his experience, he found the five skills you need to master to get 26+ on the TOEFL Speaking section. The first skill is Fluency. Fluency is your ability to deliver a response smoothly, with minimum interruptions. Skill number two is TOEFL Speaking Tactics: Timing, Content, Organization, and Note-taking. The third thing Words and Phrases. You want to show the evaluator that you can speak English well, you are not using templates, you are using natural sounding English. Skill number four is your Accent and Intonation. It´s the most challenging one to improve because it takes more time. Skill number five is your Pace of Speech. You need to speak fast enough, 100- 105 words on Question types 1 and 2 and about 125 in Question types 3 to 6. A bonus skill that effects everything is Confidence. You really need to work on improving your Confidence to get 26+. The advice that Paul gives is not to focus on the score you need to get but focus on improving those five skills. Then you'll be good enough to get 26+ Also, Paul emphasizes, that the part of getting 26 is accepting that you haven't been perfect in the past, but now it's time to change, now it's time to get a professional help.
Rank #2: How Should You Prepare for TOEFL. Summary In Episode 5 of The TOEFL Podcast, Paul Austin of TOEFL Speaking Teacher talks about how you should prepare for the TOEFL and what resources you should use. He explains when you should just study on your own, when you should use premium resources, when you should register for group lessons or take private lessons. The first option is self-studying on your own using free resources online. For many students, it's not enough. The second option that you have is to purchase premium self-study resources. The third option is to take group lessons, and these are often a pretty good choice, as taking lessons in the group environment will help you get well-prepared to take the TOEFL test. The fourth option is private lessons, which are often a little bit more expensive, but the most effective. Paul explains about some of the factors that can determine what you should do. First of all is your previous English experience. Other factors can be the score you want, how you handle stress in the test environment, how much time you have to prepare for the TOEFL and how much money you can invest in your preparation. You need to pick up a professional service that helps you prepare for the TOEFL as soon as possible. Knowing your options and understanding those options can help you make the best decision possible. The TOEFL Speaking Response Analysis can help you know exactly what´s preventing you from getting a high score.
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Rank #1: MMem 0535: Reprise: The biggest thing that makes memorization stick for the long term. Reprise: The biggest thing that makes memorization stick for the long term What do you want to learn? Leave your question at http://MasterOfMemory.com/. Music credit: Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet, 2nd movement, performed by the US Army Band.
Rank #2: MMem 0560: Reprise: The biggest thing that makes memorization stick for the long term. Reprise: The biggest thing that makes memorization stick for the long termWhat do you want to learn? Leave your question at http://MasterOfMemory.com/.Music credit: Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet, 2nd movement, performed by the US Army Band.
Rank #1: Discussing Life Changes - Zapp English Vocabulary and Pronunciation 3.11. Change is a part of life we can't avoid and in this vocabulary unit you'll learn lots of ways to describe how things change as well as when things stay the same. You'll have plenty of opportunity to improve your English listening as well as hearing the vocabulary in context and Stuart and Alec giving their opinions and experiences of change. Download the eBook containing the transcription and additional vocabulary exercises at http://zappenglish.com.
Rank #2: Zapp! English Academic Vocabulary - Unit 2.1. This audio class is from our new listening pack Zapp! English Academic Vocabulary. In this podcast series we're going to use real English conversations to teach you all the most common and useful English vocabulary you're going to need when taking a university course in English, studying a Pre-Sessional Language Course, or studying for a qualification like IELTS. You can download the eBook and transcript from http://zappenglish.com.
Rank #1: The GEMINI RANSOM EFFECT episode 43 session 1. Hello Everyone and thank you for putting up with our absence. This is episode 43 of The Gemini Ransom Effect and in this show Devin gets into LBMNN (Local But Mostly National News) and discusses some stupid drug users, kids being branded at an elementary school, a veteran being scolded because of a parking spot, and The original Disney Gator Story. In National Facebook News David gets into the Tragic Disney Gator Story, a teen goes missing at Myrtle Beach, and the Tragedy in Orlando. Finally the Sports Dr. tells us about the Lawrence Phillips Story, Who is Dick Mahoney, and Why Brock Lesnar is the real DB. Last but definitely not least, see if you can keep count with Professor D to see who wins DB of The Day!!! All of this and more only on Episode 43 of The Gemini Ransom Effect!!!
Rank #2: The GEMINI RANSOM EFFECT episode 43 session 2. Hello Everyone and thank you for putting up with our absence. This is episode 43 of The Gemini Ransom Effect and in this show Devin gets into LBMNN (Local But Mostly National News) and discusses some stupid drug users, kids being branded at an elementary school, a veteran being scolded because of a parking spot, and The original Disney Gator Story. In National Facebook News David gets into the Tragic Disney Gator Story, a teen goes missing at Myrtle Beach, and the Tragedy in Orlando. Finally the Sports Dr. tells us about the Lawrence Phillips Story, Who is Dick Mahoney, and Why Brock Lesnar is the real DB. Last but definitely not least, see if you can keep count with Professor D to see who wins DB of The Day!!! All of this and more only on Episode 43 of The Gemini Ransom Effect!!!
Rank #1: Ep. 28: Party. Cowabunga! We're here to PARTY and do our best to explore the mystery of words. Today's word has lots of definitions and tons of applications. So whether you are a member of a party, at a party, interested in hunting, or a just person who just likes, you may have enjoyed using today's very fun word. Efren is here once again with some poetry by William E. Stafford, and we answer emails. Don't worry if you didn't bring any snacks, we got everything you need on EXTREME VOCABULARY.
Rank #2: Ep. 27: Antidisestablishmentarianism. Today’s episode tells the story of how the King of England set in motion a series of events that would create what is arguably the longest word in the English language (even if it’s mostly suffixes and prefixes). Then, we pluck this word from its historical context and see if it holds any relevance for the hip kids of today. Efren brings us a short story by Gayle Pemberton, Aaron shows off his knowledge of history, Abe does the research, Josh does bad accents, and we all get together to tell the kids to get off our lawn on today’s episode of EXTREME VOCABULARY.