The Differences Between High School and College Grading

The Differences Between High School and College Grading

The transition from high to college consists of many changes. College courses are often more rigorous, and students do not always know what to expect from their classes or their instructors. To help prepare you for your courses, here are several of the differences between high school and college grading. Not all assignments are marked In high school, you likely submitted at least one or two assignments per week for every course, each of which was reviewed by your instructor and applied to your overall grade in the class. Larger assignments may have been divided into smaller components. For example, submitting a rough draft or peer editing an ... Read More About The Differences Between High School and College Grading

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Derek Meeker

Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Derek Meeker

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Derek Meeker is the Founder and President of Dean Meeker Consulting, a law school admissions consulting company. Derek previously held the role of Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid for the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He has also served as the Recruiting Manager for the global law firm, Paul Hastings, and as an admissions reader for The University of Chicago Law School. VT: How much time should be set aside to adequately prepare for and complete a Law School application? Derek: The amount of time it takes to adequa ... Read More About Ask a Law School Admissions Expert: Derek Meeker

3 Note-Taking Formats Every Student Should Try

3 Note-Taking Formats Every Student Should Try

Note-taking is a critical skill that can boost academic success, reduce study time, and ease the process of completing assignments. However, many students are not certain about how to take notes or which style will work best for them. Below are three note-taking formats every student should try when searching for the most effective method. 1. Outline The outline is possibly the most common and familiar form of note-taking for students. The outline format is highly organized; the main topics act as headers, with accompanying details listed under them. With the outline format, pupils often use Roman numerals, an alphanumerical combination, or ... Read More About 3 Note-Taking Formats Every Student Should Try

Should I Go To Vassar College?

Should I Go To Vassar College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Tom is an Atlanta tutor specializing in Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, and many other subjects. He is currently a sophomore majoring in Chemistry at Vassar College. Check out his review of his school: 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? Tom: Vassar College is in a small town in upstate New York. The town population is about 44,000, and the college itself hosts about 2,500 students. The campus is relatively small, ... Read More About Should I Go To Vassar College?

University of California, San Diego: A Student Interview

University of California, San Diego: A Student Interview

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Sharanya is currently a junior at the University of California, San Diego majoring in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. She tutors many subjects including Spanish, Writing, SAT prep, and much more. Check out her review of her school: 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? Sharanya: The University of California, San Diego is located in the affluent coastal city of La Jolla, California. The campus is generally very saf ... Read More About University of California, San Diego: A Student Interview