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Study Tricks to Learn Vocabulary

Study Tricks to Learn Vocabulary

Numerous techniques for conquering vocabulary extend beyond the standard method of memorizing a list of words. Certain techniques are predictable, while others are more imaginative. Regardless of how you choose to learn unfamiliar terminology, ensure you allow yourself ample time in which to do so. Truly enhancing one’s vocabulary is not something that occurs overnight. Whether you decide to learn independently or with an English tutor, the study tricks below can help you ultimately learn vocabulary terms. Divide vocabulary lists into small portions First and foremost, it is very important that students do not overwhelm themselves ... Read More About Study Tricks to Learn Vocabulary

How to Ace Your AP Courses

How to Ace Your AP Courses

AP courses are extremely challenging. They are structured differently than regular classes because they are roughly modeled after university-level seminars. If a student can successfully adjust to the intensity of his or her AP classes, this will ensure the transition to college is much smoother. Here are five tips to help you ace your AP courses: Acknowledge and adjust to the workload In order to succeed in AP classes, the first and most important step is to adjust one’s attitude toward a heavy workload. Advanced Placement courses are significantly more demanding and time-consuming than regular high school classes. If it is your first ... Read More About How to Ace Your AP Courses

My Experience at New York University

My Experience at New York University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Rebecca is a Los Angeles tutor specializing in AP English, Essay Editing, Reading, and more. She graduated from New York University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Dramatic Literature. See what she had to say about 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? Rebecca: If you go to New York University (NYU), you are choosing a completely urban lifestyle smack dab in the middle of Greenwich Village in New ... Read More About My Experience at New York University

What is it Like to Attend University of North Carolina at Wilmington?

What is it Like to Attend University of North Carolina at Wilmington?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Michael is a New York City tutor specializing in SAT & ACT Math, Algebra, Calculus, and much more. He graduated from University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. Check out his review of his 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? Michael: UNCW’s campus is safe and convenient. Since the campus does not have roads running through it, many stud ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of North Carolina at Wilmington?

6 Tips to Excel in Law School

6 Tips to Excel in Law School

Success in law school is a daunting task. Unlike exams in most other post-graduate specialties, a law school final may account for almost 100% of your grade in many classes. So: how do you navigate the trials ahead and manage to excel in law school? 1. Consider law school a full-time job Act as you would at your place of employment. Do not forego class because you want to sleep in or because you are terrified of being called on. Keep to a specific schedule. Develop strong habits early on; set a clear plan for your day and follow it. Keep a calendar. Consider classes “meetings” and be productive in-between each period. Use the dow ... Read More About 6 Tips to Excel in Law School