Finals season is upon us. Even though you may have already been tested on much of the material that will appear on your finals, you will need to develop a greater understanding of that material in order to earn a high score on the final. Developing a plan to approach your exams can not only help you stay organized as you study, but can also help you reduce some of the stress that comes with reviewing mass amounts of detailed information. But what can you do if your finals are less than a week away? Check out these tips on how to create a last-minute study plan for finals: 1. Develop a list of all of the topics on which you will be t ... Read More About How to Create a Last-Minute Study Plan for Finals
The new SAT, which debuts in March of 2016, is the result of restructuring both the content and format of the current SAT. For one, the SAT will return to its original score scale of 1600 (from the current 2400 points), and its sections will include evidence-based reading and writing, math, and an optional essay. Studying for a new test can be daunting, especially since the new redesign means the tried and true tricks students used on previous SAT tests may not be as effective. Rather than focusing on strategies, focus on building skills. Here are three skills tested on the new 2016 SAT: 1. Deciphering SAT words in context Gone are the ... Read More About 3 Skills Tested on the New 2016 SAT
High school students may juggle six or seven classes at a time, and it can be challenging to retain and truly understand all of the information being shared in those classes. Not to mention, you likely struggle to coordinate big assignments, important tests, and daily homework assignments with other responsibilities, like your part-time job or extracurriculars. However, fitting study time into your life doesn’t have to be a burden. Here are the top five high school study tips to keep you succeeding in class without sacrificing hours of your time. Take effective notes You should be taking notes both in class and while completing reading ... Read More About Top 5 High School Study Tips
The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Felicia is earning her bachelor’s degree in applied economics and management at Cornell University. She lives in New York City and specializes in accounting tutoring, macroeconomics tutoring, microeconomics tutoring, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at Cornell University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options at Cornell University. Felicia: Cornell University is located in Ithaca, NY—a great college town in western New York. Cornell is surrounded by a b ... Read More About Student Thoughts on Attending Cornell University
Students are often so wrapped up in performing well on an AP exam that they forget what the score actually means. AP exams are scored on a scale of 1-5, but the intricacies of how those scores arrive at a particular number can be difficult to interpret, especially because scoring varies between exams. For students who are approaching their first AP exam, we’ve put together a guide on how AP exams are scored to help you better understand your results. A breakdown of the AP exam score It has likely been emphasized to you that your score on an AP exam is important—but why? First, it demonstrates your actual achievement on ... Read More About How are AP Exams Scored?