Throughout your high school career, you are expected to fulfill a variety of English course requirements. Some may help you satisfy requirements at the college level, some will assist you in exploring creative writing, and some may simply help you develop the necessary skills to write successfully in the workplace. Like science courses and math courses, English coursework is typically divided up throughout your high school years. While every school and every student’s schedule are different, let’s take a look at a basic guideline… Freshman Language Arts During your ninth grade year, you will likely take a class ref ... Read More About What are the High School English Courses?
You’ve made your schedule for the next semester and have all of your desired classes perfectly laid out — but once you go to register, you find that one (or more) is already full. For any student, especially those wishing to finish their degree on time, this can be a substantial setback. What to do now? Don’t panic; all hope is not lost! There are a few ways you can still try to make your way into the class, despite it having already reached the maximum number of students, but make sure you’ve familiarized yourself with your college’s policies on how to get into waitlisted classes. The first and most important ti ... Read More About What to Do if You're Waitlisted for a Class
The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jennifer is a 2012 graduate of University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in communications and psychology. She specializes in English tutoring, math tutoring, reading tutoring, and several other subjects. Check out what she had to say about her time at University of Michigan: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Jennifer: The University of Michigan is situated in the center of Ann Arbor, MI. There are two campuses, the main campus and north campus. Every building on the main campus is an ea ... Read More About A Student Perspective on University of Michigan
Most high schools require students to take a foreign language course for at least a year or two. But many of those high school students will choose to continue their studies of that foreign language from the beginning of their freshman year to the end of their senior year — and perhaps into college! Aside from fulfilling academic requirements, studying a foreign language has many advantages. From helping improve your decision-making skills to increasing your chances of getting into the college of your choice to boosting your understanding of the world around you, learning a foreign language can enhance your life academically, profession ... Read More About How to Choose a Foreign Language to Study
After attending campus information sessions at your prospective colleges and universities, you and your family might be feeling overwhelmed by the magnitude of the decision. If you have yet to attend these, catch up on Part One and Part Two of this series for tips on how to prepare and what questions to ask. Once you have completed those steps, it is time to identify the major takeaways from each session. Determining the big takeaways from these sessions can help you come to an informed decision about which school you’d ultimately like to attend. Doing this will involve comparing notes from each school’s session to your individual ... Read More About Campus Information Sessions: Part Three — Takeaways