Study Strategies for Science

Study Strategies for Science

Chromosomes? Chemical equations? Laws of motion? Say what? If science isn’t your strongest subject, you may fear these terms — but that’s not necessary! With with a few good study strategies, you can train yourself to become much more comfortable with science, and in turn, develop a stronger aptitude for it. 1. Know your way around text features Do you ever look at the students who are naturally good at science and realize they’re often pretty good at math, too? That’s no surprise, considering the skills involved in math are actually very similar to those needed in science. Science is largely about reading the d ... Read More About Study Strategies for Science

Top 10 Essay Editing Tips

Top 10 Essay Editing Tips

For many students who struggle with writing, the difficulty has more to do with editing. Learning to self-edit can be a struggle for even the most seasoned writers — and for those just getting started, it may present a significant obstacle. Because writing is something you’ll use throughout your life, it is important that you learn how to effectively edit those essays now. Though a computer program can offer useful suggestions for spelling and grammar, and a second pair of eyes is always a welcome addition, learning to self-edit is an invaluable skill. Here are our top 10 essay editing tips to help you master this skill: 1. ... Read More About Top 10 Essay Editing Tips

A Student Perspective on Yale University

A Student Perspective on Yale University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. David earned his bachelor’s degree in molecular biophysics & biochemistry from Yale University. He specializes in MCAT tutoring, science tutoring, SAT tutoring, and a number of other areas. Want to see what he had to say about his time as a student at Yale University? Read on: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. David: Like many other college towns across New England, New Haven is a small but vibrant city that has been shaped by Yale throughout its history. As such, you can access most store ... Read More About A Student Perspective on Yale University

How to Create an SAT Prep Plan

How to Create an SAT Prep Plan

If you’ve recently signed up for the SAT, you’re probably beginning to think about preparation. While students often allot different amounts of time for this process, it is important to have a plan in place that’s right for you. For some students, this means a year of preparation; for others, a few months. No matter which category you find yourself in, it is important that you develop a plan that will maximize your time and your score. The first step of preparation is simply to know how you’re going to approach your study sessions. Create an SAT prep plan with these tips: Establish a timeline Before you can effective ... Read More About How to Create an SAT Prep Plan

4 Things NOT to Let Slide During Senior Year

4 Things NOT to Let Slide During Senior Year

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.  Seniors, you’re in the homestretch (well, almost!). As we rapidly approach the Early Decision / Early Action deadlines, knowing that the Regular Decision deadlines are just around the corner, we’re here to remind you that now is not the time to lose motivation. In order to sail through senior year with success, it’s important that you keep your grades up, stay involved, and keep your eye on the prize (the acceptance letter, that is). So, w ... Read More About 4 Things NOT to Let Slide During Senior Year