How Will AP European History Change in 2015?

How Will AP European History Change in 2015?

If you plan to take AP European History in the coming school year, you may be wondering, "How will AP European History change in 2015?" After all, the new AP European History exam may not be released until May of 2016, but the new coursework will go into effect in the fall of 2015. Below is a guide to these curriculum changes, including suggestions to help you prepare for this updated class. New course structure The new AP European History course will still cover the period from 1450 to present. The class will examine 19 concepts and five themes while exploring that time period. By limiting the number of concepts that you will be responsible ... Read More About How Will AP European History Change in 2015?

What is it Like to Attend Butler University?

What is it Like to Attend Butler University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Casey is a Chicago tutor and 2011 graduate of Butler University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music History and Literature and tutors several subjects, including Reading, Study Skills, and Writing. Check out what Casey had to say about her time at Butler University: 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? Casey: Butler University’s campus is beautiful. The university is located on the north side of ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Butler University?

A Day in the Life at Smith College

A Day in the Life at Smith College

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Alexa is a Boston tutor and 2014 graduate of Smith College. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Government and tutors several subjects, including English, Study Skills, and Writing. Check out what Alexa had to say about her time at Smith College: 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? Alexa: Smith College is in Northampton, Massachusetts. Northampton is a small city located in a valley. The city slogan is, &ldq ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Smith College

Ask an Admissions Expert: Jason Lum

Ask an Admissions Expert: Jason Lum

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Jason Lum is the president and founder of ScholarEdge College Consulting. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and completed his Master of Public Policy at Harvard University and his Juris Doctor at University of California, Berkeley. Jason previously served as an application reviewer in the Harvard University Admissions Office. VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Jason: Ideally, students will begin working on their college applications d ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Jason Lum

Will the LSAT Become Optional for Some Students?

Will the LSAT Become Optional for Some Students?

If you plan to practice law one day, you are probably very familiar with the LSAT, which is administered to students who are seeking admission to law school. The LSAT is well known for being difficult and stressful, so students are often advised to begin studying several months before their test date. The LSAT is, in short, an unavoidable challenge. But change may soon be in the works. Recently, the American Bar Association announced that it would allow law schools to admit up to 10% of their incoming classes without an LSAT score. This means that some students may be accepted based solely on their admissions essays, GPAs, recommendation lett ... Read More About Will the LSAT Become Optional for Some Students?