4 Reflective Questions to Guide Your GMAT Prep

4 Reflective Questions to Guide Your GMAT Prep

To create an effective study plan for the GMAT, test-takers should first make time for self-reflection. But what, precisely, should you ask yourself to generate the results that you desire on this exam? Here are four questions to contemplate as you prepare for the GMAT: 1. “Why am I sitting for the GMAT?” The GMAT is one of two standardized exams that are accepted as part of a business school application — a growing number of MBA programs also accept the GRE. Given that you have two tests to choose from, should you consider the GRE instead? Before you move forward with the registration for either exam, there are two import ... Read More About 4 Reflective Questions to Guide Your GMAT Prep

How to Survive the College Application Process: Part Two

How to Survive the College Application Process: Part Two

Now that you’ve done all the early college-application stuff — finalizing your list of schools and creating an application-process checklist, all of which can be found in Part One of this series — it’s time to move forward and set things in motion! Here’s what to get done in these first few weeks of September: 1. Ask for letters of recommendation One very important component of a college application is letters of recommendation. Many colleges require at least two letters of recommendation from teachers who have previously taught you in academic subjects. Writing a letter of recommendation is no small task. Tea ... Read More About How to Survive the College Application Process: Part Two

6 Easy Improvements to Make to Your Study Space This Fall

6 Easy Improvements to Make to Your Study Space This Fall

School is back in session! As such, you might be wondering how you can enhance your study space to help you perform at your highest potential. There are several quick changes you can make to improve your study space right at home — here’s what you can do: 1. Cut out distractions What tends to distract you when you are trying to buckle down and study? Is it a nearby poster with bright colors that catches your eye, a beanbag chair that is a bit too relaxing, or a mechanical pencil you constantly are playing with? Any distracting objects or features of your study space should be eliminated. In theory, getting rid of these distractio ... Read More About 6 Easy Improvements to Make to Your Study Space This Fall

Should I Go to Missouri State University?

Should I Go to Missouri State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Shawn earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Missouri State University in 2009. He is currently a St. Louis tutor specializing in SSAT tutoring, ISEE tutoring, writing tutoring, and more. See what he had to say about his experience at Missouri State University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Shawn: Missouri State's campus is very near downtown Springfield, MO and feels about as urban as Springfield can be. Some buildings are actually in downtown itself, including a fairly new art b ... Read More About Should I Go to Missouri State University?

4 Ways to Find Application Essay Writing Inspiration

4 Ways to Find Application Essay Writing Inspiration

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. Summer is almost over, and though you probably had good intentions, maybe you’re not as far along on your college essays as you had hoped. Chances are, you’re not alone. It’s easy to spend days, or weeks even, staring at the blank page (i.e. computer screen). With just a few weeks of summer vacation left (for some of you, anyway!), we decided to put together a few tips to help you find application writing inspiration before the school year ramps ... Read More About 4 Ways to Find Application Essay Writing Inspiration