Posts tagged kagan

do you receive grades in the conventional sense? is there a standard 0-4.o scale? — Asked by Anonymous

You can opt for grades (you need about 2 years’ worth to establish a GPA) but if you don’t, it’ll be pass/fail.

either way, you get a written evaluation at the end of term for each class by the teacher, and those can be really valuable. They’ll talk about your work in class, what can be improved upon, everything. And again, you get that with letter grades or with pass/fail.

with both the written evaluations and the option to take grades or not, you’ll be unstoppable!!

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kagan ‘16

My analytical essay is in a word document. It doesn't have any teacher comments on it, even though it was graded. Do the teacher comments and grade need to be on the essay when I upload it for my application? — Asked by Anonymous

If you can find the graded copy and scan it, that would be ideal, but if you only have the paper, that’s fine too!

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The most important thing is that it’s an academic essay and not a personal one. It’s how the counselors are able to see your ability to present and back up an argument, cite sources, etc. 

semper games

kagan ‘16

Can you actually find a job after spending nearly $200,000 for a degree? If so, what type of job? — Asked by Anonymous

Nothing’s guaranteed! 

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But I would say that with the Field Work Term and a Bennington education, most students here graduate with a sense of self-advocacy (and at least 4 FWTs’ worth of job hunting/work experience) that seriously helps with the job hunt (it’s all about the interview!) as well as a network of both past employers and other professionals (even your teachers!) to call on.

Students also aren’t paying $200,000 during their time here. A large percentage (90%) of students receive both need-based and merit-based aid ($36,660 a year, on average!)

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This isn’t the 80’s, pal!

Kagan ‘16

When will we be getting our roommate and housing info? — Asked by Anonymous

from Kate’s post in the Class of 2018 Facebook group:

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so sometime next week, depending on where you live. It’s via mail, so if your roommate lives closer than you do, expect them to be hitting you up on Facebook or something.

kagan “roommate” ‘16

Do a lot of students bike? Are there good places to bike? — Asked by casualroadmap

Yeah, we got some bikers. I’d actually say campus is easier to bike around than drive or anything, but people will also bike into town as long as it isn’t too gross out. North Bennington is especially bike-friendly, as it’s like ten minutes (five if you’re fast???) away from the middle of campus by bike, and it’s got some good mountain and road biking routes. There’s also a cycle club on campus that started up this last year.

semper games

kagan “bike” ‘16

Probably an odd question but are you allowed to bring a kayak to Bennington? hahaha — Asked by Anonymous

hmmmmmmmm…

There aren’t any rules against it as far as I know, but I wouldn’t recommend bringing anything that big. There isn’t really anywhere you’d be able to store it other than on top of your car or in your room, and I dunno if your roommate would be a fan of that. There are also maybe… two and a half months? that you’d really be able to kayak in decent weather while you’re here.

kayak responsibly!

kagan ‘16

Do most students bring a car? I was thinking about bringing a bike actually... — Asked by Anonymous

Enough students bring cars that it’s pretty easy to get a ride to wherever you need to go (within reason!!!!!!) There’s also a rideshare group where people can ask for/offer rides to further away places like NYC and stuff. Someone may even let you BORROW their car as long as you’re a safe driver and not a Rude Dude

kagan’16

Hey, so I'm looking at Bennington's website for the application deadlines and stuff. I'm that rare student that absolutely has her heart set on a school before senior year even begins. Anyway. I noticed that the application deadlines for Early Decision and Early Action (which I'm definitely planning on doing one of) are both before the FAFSA becomes available. How does this work for students like myself that absolutely need financial aid? Is there another form that's sent in later? — Asked by ggordonliddyvevo

First off, you’ll be considered for $cholarships right off the bat, so you’d find out about that with the acceptance letter.

In terms of other aid, Bennington has a financial aid application in addition to the FAFSA (opens January 1) and CSS (DUE December 10) for you to fill out when you apply with questions similar to the FAFSA, and you’d get an estimated institutional and federal aid award based on the Bennington form and CSS with your letter, so as long as the numbers on your FAFSA and CSS Profile are consistent with what you put on the Bennington application, the aid you recieve in the spring should be the same as the estimate you get with your letter.

$$kagan$$

(you can check all the financial aid deadlines here)

re:ROOMMATE AND HOUSING ASSIGNMENTS:
ALL ROOMMATE AND HOUSING ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE GOING OUT MID-JULY.
ALL ROOMMATE AND HOUSING ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE GOING OUT MID-JULY.
THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER. MID JULY
SOON, MY FRIENDS. MID JULY

re:ROOMMATE AND HOUSING ASSIGNMENTS:

ALL ROOMMATE AND HOUSING ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE GOING OUT MID-JULY.

ALL ROOMMATE AND HOUSING ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE GOING OUT MID-JULY.

THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER. MID JULY

SOON, MY FRIENDS. MID JULY

I'm visiting this Friday and just wonder what's in store? And some places I could possibly check out while I'm in the area — Asked by fin-de-mundo

hoy,

most likely, you’ll show up and have an info session with one or even two of the admissions counselors where you will be filled in on everything at once! in thirty minutes! Then, you can expect a tour with one of the interns (glennis! sarah? me??) where you can ask all of your questions while we walk around and look at the campus and classrooms and houses, etc. It’ll be a bit quiet since most everyone’s gone for the summer, but also very pretty?

WHAT TO CHECK OUT:

glennis says Lake Paran, like a five minute drive from campus, in North Bennington

sarah says the Village Chocolate Shoppe, in downtown Bennington, on main street (we can give you better directions once you’re here)

michaela says the Park McCullough House in North Bennington, super pretty right now and it’s right next to the Mile Around Woods, hella dece if you feel like going for a walk.

and I’m telling you right now, buddy, eat at Ramunto’s (if you like pizza.) Also in downtown Bennington. If you don’t like pizza, we’ll work together to figure something out when you get here.

there’s always Chili’s!

Kagan ‘16

P.2 of my question about calculus in Cambodia - Do you think it would be that big of a deal to not have it, or should I make it a great priority to continue working on it while in Cambodia? I could try and make it a priority, but realistically it will be a lot easier to keep up with British Lit, because I won't need internet OR the computer (just a few novels! and same goes with Physics, history, and khmer, since they are all offline- though I plan to finish those before I leave..) — Asked by Anonymous

Hoy,

I actually never took calc, and I wasn’t even travelling ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Class-wise, Bennington doesn’t require anything beyond what you need to take in order to graduate high school. Volunteering in Cambodia seems like a pretty legit excuse, so just do what you can. 

tell cambodia i said what’s up

kagan ‘16

kaganmarks:

My second animation project at Bennington College! Spring 2014. (FULL SHORT COMING FALL 2014)

Animated using Toon Boom Animate Pro

Music composition and sound design by Luca Nioi

Voices:

Jen- Maya Villa

Gen- Kagan Marks

Harris- Tobin Bartolo

Recording and Mixing: Floetic Jetlife

Better than Adventure Time. 

do you guys know where the questions come from? — Asked by Anonymous

i think the Admissions Counselors send most of the questions in as a test? i don’t know. are these questions real. whos sending them.

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if you know who keeps sending these questions in please email me at kaganm@bennington.edu and call COPS

please help

kagan ‘16

Hi guys! I was am an intl hoping to join benn this fall. I was going through the course list and I am so confused. I would be really glad if you could suggest some courses for someone who wants to go into the fashion business. Please n thankyouu x — Asked by Anonymous

hoy, 

in terms of fashion-related courses, have you looked at this? Or this

in terms of your first year courses overall, have you looked at every other possible class? Sometimes, that’s the best way to do it. Sign up for classes that look interesting but may be unrelated to what you think you want to study.

This is all coming from  the Fool who took Chinese cuz it sounded fun and now focuses on it as a major part of his Plan.

«expand your mind»

-Fool ‘16

Could you link to any recent Bennington student films? — Asked by Anonymous

Hi there!

I’m attaching just a few student’s films from a diverse array of student works, ranging from narratives to experimental films. Two of these are live action and two are animations to spice things up:

- Four episode comedy series Hinterlandz by Killian Walsh ‘14 and Alex Hovet ‘14

- “I think the Internet and Feelings are some things we should be more aware of”: Works by Ben Redmond ’14

- Lucky: Animation by Kagan Marks ‘16

- Geraldine: Animation by Sarah Goone ‘16