The Basics of Reasoning on the GMAT

The Basics of Reasoning on the GMAT

The GMAT utilizes a variety of skills that you will likely rely upon during your MBA program. One of the most important of these skills is the ability to reason. Integrated Reasoning and Critical Reasoning questions make up a significant portion of the GMAT exam. To help you prepare for this test, here are several reasoning-related tips: Integrated Reasoning While applying the concept of reasoning to the GMAT is not new, one section is relatively young. In 2012, the Integrated Reasoning section debuted on the GMAT. It is scored on a scale ranging from 1 to 8 that does not affect your total GMAT result. This 30-minute section contains 12 ques ... Read More About The Basics of Reasoning on the GMAT

What is it Like to Attend Concordia College?

What is it Like to Attend Concordia College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Shantel received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Education from Concordia College. She is currently a tutor in Boston specializing in ESL/ELL, Reading, Writing, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at Concordia College: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or rural is the campus? Did you feel safe on campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Shantel: The campus is set in a smaller town of about 40,000, and it is across the river fr ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Concordia College?

What is it Like to Attend George Washington University?

What is it Like to Attend George Washington University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Noel received his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs from George Washington University. He is currently a tutor in Washington, D.C. specializing in AP Comparative Government and Politics, German, Math, and several other subjects. See what he had to say about his experience at George Washington University: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or rural is the campus? Did you feel safe on campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Noel: The campus of George Washington ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend George Washington University?

Ask an Admissions Expert: Bari Norman

Ask an Admissions Expert: Bari Norman

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Dr. Bari Norman earned her undergraduate degree at Barnard College and her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the Co-Founder and Director of Expert Admissions, as well as a former admissions officer at Barnard College and Columbia University. At Expert Admissions, Dr. Norman assists students with all aspects of the college search, preparation, and application processes, and has been featured in Good Morning America, The Today Show, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and others.   VT: How far ahead of time should a ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Bari Norman

Are Mnemonic Devices Right for My Learning Style?

Are Mnemonic Devices Right for My Learning Style?

Many of us use mnemonic devices without even realizing it. This is in part because mnemonic devices can be an extremely helpful tool when attempting to make information more relatable and interesting, and therefore easier to memorize. If you’re wondering which mnemonic devices work best for your learning style, here are several that you can try that suit visual, auditory, verbal, and kinesthetic learners. 1. Visual As a visual learner, you’re likely to best remember concepts by connecting them with mental images. You can do this by physically drawing a picture, or imagining a scene that you can associate with a key fact. If you&r ... Read More About Are Mnemonic Devices Right for My Learning Style?