5 Myths (and Realities) About Study Abroad

5 Myths (and Realities) About Study Abroad

Studying abroad is a popular pastime for many college students. Living and learning in a foreign country can provide you with the opportunity to immerse yourself in an unfamiliar culture while also earning college credit, meeting new people, and traveling. It also allows you to increase your confidence. Despite these benefits, many students still choose not to participate in study abroad because of intimidating information they have heard from others. Here are five myths (and realities) about study abroad: 1. It’s too expensive Study abroad may seem expensive at first, but when you begin to evaluate program options and costs, you might ... Read More About 5 Myths (and Realities) About Study Abroad

My Experience at the University of Georgia

My Experience at the University of Georgia

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Olivia is an Atlanta tutor specializing in French, Study Skills and Organization, and a number of other areas. She is currently a senior at the University of Georgia majoring in Communication Studies and French. See what she had to share about the University of Georgia: 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? Olivia: The University of Georgia campus is located in Athens, GA, a medium-sized town ... Read More About My Experience at the University of Georgia

Should I Go To Kansas State University?

Should I Go To Kansas State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Rachel is a Phoenix tutor and 2011 graduate of Kansas State University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science Biotechnology and tutors several subjects, including Environmental Science, Genetics, and Medicine. Check out what Rachel had to say about her time at Kansas State 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? Rachel: The Kansas State University campus is beautiful ... Read More About Should I Go To Kansas State University?

Your Guide to Summer GRE Prep

Your Guide to Summer GRE Prep

Do you plan to apply to graduate school this fall? If so, you will likely need to take the GRE in order to gain admission to your program of choice. Summer is a great time to ready for this exam, and to help you in your quest for a high score, here is your guide to summer GRE prep: 1. Understand what is on the test The GRE consists of three sections. These sections are similar to the SAT, but with more challenging material. The Verbal Reasoning portion asks you to analyze written material, while the Quantitative Reasoning section tests your problem-solving skills in algebra, arithmetic, data analysis, and geometry. Finally, the Analytic ... Read More About Your Guide to Summer GRE Prep

A Guide to Commonly-Confusing Punctuation: Part 1

A Guide to Commonly-Confusing Punctuation: Part 1

Unless you’re a professional writer or teacher, you may not spend much time thinking about grammar and punctuation. In fact, when you look down at the keyboard, there may be a punctuation mark that is entirely foreign to you. Nevertheless, most people would admit that grammar and punctuation are what makes our writing readable, and in some cases, they even help us avoid awkward phrasing. While many people understand how to use punctuation marks like periods, commas, and question marks effectively, there are several others that you may avoid because you’re unsure about how and when to use them. Below is a guide to commonly-confusin ... Read More About A Guide to Commonly-Confusing Punctuation: Part 1