The Finals Week Survival Guide

The Finals Week Survival Guide

With finals week already or almost upon us, you might just about be hitting your breaking point. Luckily, there are ways to avoid this stress and emerge relatively unscathed from the week (believe it or not!). You’re in the homestretch of the semester — make sure you finish it strongly with this finals week survival guide: Stay organized Gather all your materials from each class that you’ll have an exam in. This includes class notes, lecture handouts, worksheets, printed-out readings, assignments, and study guides. If you’re going digital, put all documents and PDF files into one folder. Check your syll ... Read More About The Finals Week Survival Guide

What is it Like to Attend Trinity Western University?

What is it Like to Attend Trinity Western University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Brittany earned her bachelor’s degree in theatre from Trinity Western University in 2013. She specializes in math tutoring, SAT tutoring, and a number of other areas. Below, she shared her experience as a student at Trinity Western University. Read on! Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Brittany: Trinity Western University is located in a very beautiful, rural area. It’s tucked away from the city and, although transport trains come through campus frequently, it is quite peaceful. It&rsquo ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Trinity Western University?

The Importance of Writing Skills

The Importance of Writing Skills

Once the sentence-diagramming and short-essay days of grade school and high school are behind you, it can be easy to think you have all the writing foundation you need and no further perfecting is necessary — especially if you choose a major in college that doesn't require extensive writing. Once you reach college, however, you may be surprised at how many non-English programs do require a great deal of writing (communications, history, and political science, to name a few). This writing may come in the form of lengthy essays, research papers, exams, projects, and proposals. Below, you will discover the key reasons writing skills are vi ... Read More About The Importance of Writing Skills

4 Classes to Prepare You for the GMAT

4 Classes to Prepare You for the GMAT

At first glance, the GMAT seems like a complex exam, testing advanced skills in writing, data analysis, mathematics, social science, and grammar. However, most of the areas covered by the GMAT are actually a combination of core skills taught in high school level classes, including composition, reading, number properties, and word problems. High school classes in math and English actually provide an incredibly strong foundation for the GMAT because they reflect the material on each section of the exam. Though more advanced classes — like precalculus, trigonometry, calculus, or physics — certainly help aid your skills, they don&rsqu ... Read More About 4 Classes to Prepare You for the GMAT

4 Tips for Staying Focused and Organized as Junior Year Gets Busy

4 Tips for Staying Focused and Organized as Junior Year Gets Busy

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. With winter break a little under a month away, we’re sure all of you are looking forward to some much-deserved relaxation. But in the meantime, you’re probably feeling the pressure of pending exams and final papers, as well as the need to keep thinking about college applications. To help you put forth your best effort, we’ve compiled a list of things to help you stay focused and organized during the upcoming month…and then again in the new ... Read More About 4 Tips for Staying Focused and Organized as Junior Year Gets Busy