How Important are Unscored Essays?

How Important are Unscored Essays?

Preparing and sitting for a standardized test is often a stressful process. Students devote a considerable amount of time to pouring over questions and their answers, hoping to earn as high a score as possible in order to obtain entry to the school of their choice. Certain exams include an unscored essay, and it can be difficult to prioritize this portion of the test when it does not receive a result. However, there are several reasons to do your best on an unscored essay—after all, it is an important part of the exam despite it not affecting your score. While unscored essays are not reflected in your test results, schools receive a cop ... Read More About How Important are Unscored Essays?

When Should You Audit a College Course?

When Should You Audit a College Course?

Choosing whether or not to audit a college course can initially seem perplexing. After all, why complete a class that will earn you no credit? However, there are a number of reasons to audit a college course, such as: 1. No cost for flat-fee students For those students who pay a flat tuition fee per semester, auditing a class is typically free of charge (though fees may still apply). This means that the knowledge you gain from an audited college course costs only the low price of being present. Note that not all colleges and universities operate with a flat-fee system, and you must still enroll in enough credit-bearing classes to remain ... Read More About When Should You Audit a College Course?

What is it Like to Attend University of Minnesota?

What is it Like to Attend University of Minnesota?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. David is currently a junior at the University of Minnesota studying Biochemistry and Finance. He is a Minneapolis tutor specializing in Chemistry, Biology, ACT prep, and several other subjects. See what he had to say about his school: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or safe is the campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? David: The University of Minnesota campus is divided into three parts: the East Bank and West Bank in Minneapolis, and the St. Paul campus, a f ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Minnesota?

What is it Like to Attend University of Richmond?

What is it Like to Attend University of Richmond?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Rafy earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Richmond in 2013. He is now a Washington D.C. tutor specializing in Calculus, Chemistry, Biology, and several other subjects. Check out his review of the University of Richmond: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or safe is the campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Rafy: The University of Richmond campus is beautiful, secluded, and safe. The campus is only 15 minutes away from downtown Ric ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Richmond?

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Christina Taber-Kewene

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Christina Taber-Kewene

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Christina Taber-Kewene attended Stanford University and Columbia Law School, in addition to working for 10 years in New York City and Europe as a commercial litigator. She has been published extensively on the topics of extra-territorial jurisdiction, discovery of evidence outside the United States, and product liability. She has run educational mentoring programs in California, New York City, and New Jersey, as her greatest passion is mentoring underserved teens. Christina has taken on the role of Director of Law Admissions with Admit Adv ... Read More About Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Christina Taber-Kewene

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