A Day in the Life at Duke University

A Day in the Life at Duke University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Anna is an Atlanta tutor specializing in GRE prep, AP English, Essay Editing, and several other subjects. She graduated from Duke University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Literature and Cultural Theory. See what she had to say about her experience at Duke University: 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? Anna: Duke University is divided into three sections: East Campus, West Campus, and Central Campus ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Duke University

What is it Like to Attend University of Oregon?

What is it Like to Attend University of Oregon?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Tarryn is a Portland tutor who specializes in many areas of math such as Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and more. She graduated from University of Oregon in 2012 where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Finance. Read her thoughts on the University of Oregon: 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? Tarryn: The University of Oregon is set in Eugene, Oregon and is a fairly small campus. You can get from ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Oregon?

Should You Take the ACT Plus Writing?

Should You Take the ACT Plus Writing?

Most high school students plan to take either the ACT or the SAT, but once you choose an exam, your decision is not yet complete. The ACT, for instance, offers an optional writing component—the ACT Plus Writing. But should you take this sub-test?  First, consider the basics The ACT Plus Writing lengthens the ACT by thirty minutes, and it currently costs an additional $16.50. You will be presented with a single prompt. This prompt will describe an issue and two opposing viewpoints. You must then support one of the two provided perspectives, or alternately, present your own. Of course, your score will not reflect the side you choos ... Read More About Should You Take the ACT Plus Writing?

Daily Activities That Can Improve Your GMAT Skills

Daily Activities That Can Improve Your GMAT Skills

Preparing for the GMAT can be time-consuming, but it need not be a chore. After all, there are numerous ways to incorporate various review methods into your weekly schedule. Here are four daily activities that can improve your GMAT skills:  1. Reading Reading is required on every section of the GMAT, and there is a great deal of content to work through. The more vocabulary you are familiar with, the easier it will be to complete the exam. In addition to online news websites, books, essays, magazines, pamphlets, and other sources can help you improve your comprehension. Consuming the variety of phrases, sentence structures, and topics wi ... Read More About Daily Activities That Can Improve Your GMAT Skills

The Differences Between High School and College Grading

The Differences Between High School and College Grading

The transition from high to college consists of many changes. College courses are often more rigorous, and students do not always know what to expect from their classes or their instructors. To help prepare you for your courses, here are several of the differences between high school and college grading. Not all assignments are marked In high school, you likely submitted at least one or two assignments per week for every course, each of which was reviewed by your instructor and applied to your overall grade in the class. Larger assignments may have been divided into smaller components. For example, submitting a rough draft or peer editing an ... Read More About The Differences Between High School and College Grading

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