Stay Current on Any Class This Summer with 3 Tips

Stay Current on Any Class This Summer with 3 Tips

Your summer break is a well deserved vacation. Chances are you’ve spent the academic year studying, taking tests, and writing essays. Make time this summer to work, travel, and relax, but also to stay current on your classes. Here are three tips for staying current on any class this summer so that you will be ready to succeed when the fall semester rolls around: 1. Use memorization devices Depending on your course, memorization devices may be ideal for you. Consider using index cards or electronic flashcards to record them and to study them. You can also keep a small notebook with information that you can review should you have a spar ... Read More About Stay Current on Any Class This Summer with 3 Tips

A Student Review of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A Student Review of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Alexandra graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011 with her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She is now a Chicago tutor specializing in many subjects, such as Algebra, Arithmetic, Geometry, and much more. See what she had to say as she reflected on her time at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: 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? Alexandra:&n ... Read More About A Student Review of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

My Experience at University of California-Berkeley

My Experience at University of California-Berkeley

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Daniel is a San Francisco-Bay Area tutor and 2014 graduate of University of California-Berkeley. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and tutors several subjects, including College Essays, GRE Verbal Reasoning, and Writing. Check out what Daniel had to say about his time at University of California-Berkeley: 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? Daniel: University of California-B ... Read More About My Experience at University of California-Berkeley

Tips for Reading an Assigned Book You Dislike

Tips for Reading an Assigned Book You Dislike

As a student, you will occasionally be assigned reading materials that simply don’t interest you. However, there is no reason to let your dislike for the reading affect your grade. Here are four tips for reading an assigned book you dislike: 1. Create a character tree Certain books include family trees or character diagrams in their first pages, especially if the characters span several generations or have similar names (i.e. One Hundred Years of Solitude or Wuthering Heights). If your book doesn’t provide one of these graphics, you can make your own. Create a diagram in your notebook or on a scrap piece of paper that you can ins ... Read More About Tips for Reading an Assigned Book You Dislike

4 Ways to Make Arguments Stronger in Speeches

4 Ways to Make Arguments Stronger in Speeches

A speech can be a very effective and personal way to share your opinion on a topic. You may be asked to deliver a speech in a humanities class, or if you are running for a leadership position in an extracurricular. Some jobs even require you to give speeches. Should you be presenting an argument – a very common type of speech – here are four ways to make your points stronger: 1. Be concise Remember that you are speaking, not writing. Complicated sentence structure and highly advanced or technical vocabulary may be valued in some types of writing, but they are not necessarily well received in speeches. Be specific with your exampl ... Read More About 4 Ways to Make Arguments Stronger in Speeches