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
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
The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Matthew is an Orlando tutor and 2016 graduate of Florida State University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance and tutors several subjects, including algebra tutoring, economics tutoring, and writing tutoring. Check out what Matthew had to say about his time at Florida State University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Matthew: Florida State University had the public transportation options that one would expect from an urban campus. I was able to take advantage of the ... Read More About Should I Go to Florida State University?
The following is a guest post written by Anna Carapellotti of Admissionado, a premier college admissions consulting company focused on helping students get into their dream schools. It’s finally here. Your last summer as a high school student. Congratulations! As rising seniors, you will probably be pretty busy this summer with your jam-packed social “to-do” list. However, it will also be important to spend some time over the summer planning for college applications, as there are many things you will need to accomplish in the year ahead. So, what can you do to get started? Here are seven tips to help all of you rising ... Read More About Summer Planning for Rising High School Seniors
Americans have celebrated Independence Day on July 4th with fireworks and speeches since 1777—but in some ways, the day is more of a symbol than an anniversary. Brush up on your history and learn a little more about your favorite summer holiday with these 4th of July fun facts! We actually declared independence on July 2nd, 1776 The legal separation of the colonies from Great Britain happened two days earlier, when the Second Continental Congress voted to declare independence after King George III ignored the first Congress’ petition. The vote was unanimous, except for New York, which abstained. John Adams wrote to his wife Abiga ... Read More About 4th of July Fun Facts