5 Things First-Generation College Applicants Should Know

5 Things First-Generation College Applicants Should Know

The following is a guest post written by Sarish Kasat of Admissionado, a premier college admissions consulting company focused on helping students get into their dream schools. No matter your background, the college application process can be a beast. From targeting schools and taking campus tours, to tracking down letters of recommendation and (maybe the most important thing of all) telling a compelling narrative throughout your application, there’s, well, just a ton to consider. And if you don’t have the good fortune of having parents, siblings, relatives, or friends who have actually gone through the process themselves, things ... Read More About 5 Things First-Generation College Applicants Should Know

A Guide to Common Test Questions

A Guide to Common Test Questions

Whether you’re taking a unit test, final exam, or standardized test, you’re likely to be faced with a variety of question types. Just as you might have your own study style, you might have your own preferences when it comes to different kinds of test questions, as each one has its own tricks. Here are some clever tip-offs to the following most common test question types: 1. Multiple choice When faced with a multiple choice question, be sure to read the question completely, as well as all the answer choices—don’t select one without reading all of them first! Even though you might feel like you know the answer already a ... Read More About A Guide to Common Test Questions

A Day in the Life at The Pennsylvania State University

A Day in the Life at The Pennsylvania State University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Elizabeth received her bachelor’s degree in biology and her master’s degrees in biology and science education from The Pennsylvania State University. She is currently an online tutor specializing in algebra tutoring, ISEE tutoring, science tutoring, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at Pennsylvania State University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Elizabeth: Pennsylvania State University is located in State College, PA. It is a very unique town an ... Read More About A Day in the Life at The Pennsylvania State University

What is the PreACT?

What is the PreACT?

High school can initially feel a bit overwhelming—there’s a lot to learn, and you’ve got to begin preparing for any number of tests. Before you’ve really begun this phase of your life, you’re already being asked to think about college. One of the things virtually every high school student has to deal with is standardized testing. While this often happens within the curriculum of your school, you’ve also got the option of completing testing that will gain you admittance to the colleges and universities you hope to attend. Sure, you’ve heard of the ACT and SAT—but what about the PreACT? What exac ... Read More About What is the PreACT?

Things to Know About Living in a College Dorm

Things to Know About Living in a College Dorm

The following is a guest post written by Alexa Styliadis of NextStepU. Your roommate might not be your best friend A common misconception people have about living in dorms their freshman year is that their roommate has to be their best friend. Would this be nice? Sure it would! Does it always happen? No. Although you may have talked to them for hours about how excited you both were about rooming together, sometimes things just do not work out. Living in a tiny space with a stranger can be challenging, but as long as the two of you remain friendly, that’s okay! You will meet plenty of other people on campus who you will become close wit ... Read More About Things to Know About Living in a College Dorm