Am I Ready to Apply to Medical School?

Am I Ready to Apply to Medical School?

Your prerequisites are complete, you’ve taken the MCAT, and you’ve lined up your recommendations—all that’s left to do is begin your actual application process. But before you start the tasks involved with that process, you may be wondering if this particular application cycle is right for you. Could you assemble a stronger application by spending a year or two off doing research, community service, or taking extra classes? Or is your application strong enough for matriculation as is? This checklist can help you answer the burning question, “Am I ready to apply to medical school?” Decide if your MCAT score ... Read More About Am I Ready to Apply to Medical School?

5 Questions Grad Students Should Ask Their Advisors

5 Questions Grad Students Should Ask Their Advisors

One of the perks of being in grad school are the people who are there to help you along your journey—especially those who are experts in your field. Take advantage of these mentorship opportunities by cultivating a relationship with your academic advisor. You might have an advisor who simply helps you choose classes, or an advisor who will guide you during your dissertation/thesis years. Here are five questions grad students should ask their advisors: 1. What are my required classes? Before or at the beginning of each semester, schedule a meeting with your advisor to discuss which classes you’re interested in taking, which fulfi ... Read More About 5 Questions Grad Students Should Ask Their Advisors

Princeton University: A Student Perspective

Princeton University: A Student Perspective

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Adam received his bachelor’s degree in religion and theater in 2011 from Princeton University. He is currently a Los Angeles tutor specializing in English tutoring, French tutoring, social studies tutoring, and much more. See what he had to say about his time at Princeton University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Adam: The Princeton University college campus is very, very walkable. It is a large campus, but lots of students have bikes and there are plenty of bike racks around the dorms. Th ... Read More About Princeton University: A Student Perspective

Top 5 Books College Students Should Read this Summer

Top 5 Books College Students Should Read this Summer

Ah, summer—one of the most beloved times of the year for students. Unless you’re taking a full load of summer classes, you can say goodbye to textbooks, quizzes, and essays for awhile. You may have a part-time job or an internship, but with summer always comes a lot more freedom, and with that comes a lot more free time. While there are tons of great ways to fill this time, reading a good book is one of the best ways to sharpen your skills while also simply enjoying yourself. Before you argue that you aren’t going to crack a book open again until the first day of the new semester, consider the benefits that reading gives you ... Read More About Top 5 Books College Students Should Read this Summer

What to Do After a Poor SAT Test Day

What to Do After a Poor SAT Test Day

If you prepared immensely for your SAT test date and are now staring at a score that doesn’t reflect your testing ability, it is not time to panic. Each year, thousands of test-takers are in your place, asking themselves the same questions you probably are: What went wrong? Should I take the test again, and if so, when? How can I make sure this doesn’t happen on another test date? Tackling these questions is essential to guiding you through the rest of your standardized testing for college applications. Start with these guidelines below to gather yourself after a poor SAT test day. What went wrong? Maybe you didn’t get eno ... Read More About What to Do After a Poor SAT Test Day