Simple Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

Simple Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

Writing is a central component of your academic career. It is required in the vast majority of your classes, as well as in the workforce. If you wish to increase your success as a student, consider strengthening your writing skills. Here are several simple ways to help you improve: Communicate with purpose All writing, whether in the form of an email or an essay, has a purpose. Ensure you can pinpoint the purpose of your document. Are you writing to entertain, to inform, to persuade—or for a different reason? The purpose of your writing will partially drive the genre and style of your composition. Always keep your end goal in mind.&nbs ... Read More About Simple Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

5 Questions to Ask Your Guidance Counselor This Fall

5 Questions to Ask Your Guidance Counselor This Fall

When you return to school this fall, you may have the opportunity to meet with your guidance counselor – take full advantage of it! A guidance counselor advises students on academic matters and is an excellent resource for a range of issues. Counselors know the culture of your school, and they also have ties to various colleges and universities. Keep the following five questions in mind to make the most of your beginning-of-the-year conference:  What can I do this year to prepare for college? Regardless of your grade level, ask your guidance counselor how you can prepare for college (and application season). If you are a senior, w ... Read More About 5 Questions to Ask Your Guidance Counselor This Fall

6 Habits to Become A More Organized Student

6 Habits to Become A More Organized Student

Increasing your organizational skills can help you become a more efficient and successful student. Instead of spending precious minutes scrambling to locate important notes or studying at the last possible moment, you can devote more time to crafting assignments and understanding readings.  Here are six habits to become a more organized student: Purchase one folder and one notebook for each class The simplest method to become more organized is to separate your materials for each class. You can use digital or physical binders, folders, notebooks, etc.—whatever you would like. However, ensure you store your materials for each cours ... Read More About 6 Habits to Become A More Organized Student

A Day in the Life at Tufts University

A Day in the Life at Tufts University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Yaniv is a Boston tutor and current senior at Tufts University majoring in Economics and Community Health. He tutors ACT/SAT prep, Algebra, Arithmetic, and more. Check out his review of 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? Yaniv: Tufts University is located 15 minutes from downtown Boston, but even without a car, it is easy to get into the city. It is a short 15-minute walk to the Davis Square T ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Tufts University

Should I Go To the Georgia Institute of Technology?

Should I Go To the Georgia Institute of Technology?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Katie is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology from which she holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering. She is an Atlanta tutor who specializes in Calculus, Earth Science, Geology, and much more. Check out her review of her alma mater: 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? Katie: The campus is in the heart of midtown Atlanta, but it is very much a campus &ld ... Read More About Should I Go To the Georgia Institute of Technology?