3 Thesis Struggles and How to Overcome Them

3 Thesis Struggles and How to Overcome Them

Writing a thesis – a major paper or essay – is no small feat. Imagine you have finished the research, gathered your data, and created your main premise: now it is time to shape all of your information into the body of a thesis. Here are three thesis struggles you might run into along the way, as well as strategies to overcome them:  1. Unclear claim A strong thesis relies on a clearly written and understood line of argument. To come up with your central claim, look for patterns that emerge across all of your data. You want to make a claim that is not completely obvious; it should add something new to your classroom dialogue ... Read More About 3 Thesis Struggles and How to Overcome Them

3 Things to Know About College Co-op Programs

3 Things to Know About College Co-op Programs

In college, students expect to receive an education that will help prepare them for their future careers. However, some colleges go a step further by offering students opportunities for specialized work-study training. Cooperative (or co-op) programs are long-term paid internship arrangements that combine typical college classroom-based education with hands-on work experience. These programs typically feature semesters of classroom study alternated with semesters of work.  Such programs can give college students an edge on their resume, allowing them to gain valuable work experience while still enrolled in school. Additionally, this trai ... Read More About 3 Things to Know About College Co-op Programs

A Student Review of Georgetown University

A Student Review of Georgetown University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jessica currently tutors several subjects in Washington, D.C., such as ACT prep, Pre-Calculus, Chemistry, and much more. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. See what she had to say about her time at Georgetown 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? Jessica: Georgetown University’s campus is amazingly beautiful and completely separate from ... Read More About A Student Review of Georgetown University

What is it Like to Attend Middlebury College?

What is it Like to Attend Middlebury College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Robert graduated from Middlebury College in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in French Literature and Music. He is now a New York City tutor specializing in IB prep, Trigonometry, all levels of French, and a number of other subjects. Take a look at his review of Middlebury College: 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? Robert: Middlebury College is a very safe campus. It is in a rural setting in a lovely pictu ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Middlebury College?

How to Ace Your College Research Paper

How to Ace Your College Research Paper

A common assignment that confounds many college students is the well-known and often dreaded research paper. Your professor asks that you use a variety of scholarly sources, but what exactly does that entail? And how can you find these sources? The following research strategies will help you ace your college research paper quickly and easily.  Pick the right topic College research papers usually require that students select a topic of their choice. Compile a list of a few topics that appeal to you. Do some preliminary research using Internet search engines to ensure that there is sufficient information on the topics you have brainstorme ... Read More About How to Ace Your College Research Paper