The Myths and Truths About Supplemental Essays

The Myths and Truths About Supplemental Essays

The following piece was written by Rachel Korn. Rachel has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer, as well as the founder of her own admissions consulting firm. Aside from the required, main college essay, many colleges and universities often ask for at least one more essay or short answer question. Though instructions for these supplemental essays can vary greatly, the essays usually have the general theme of “why are you applying to us?” The schools want to check that you are sending thoughtful, well-reasoned applications – that you are not just ... Read More About The Myths and Truths About Supplemental Essays

4 Ways to Work Ahead in School

4 Ways to Work Ahead in School

Although it’s tempting to spend winter break – and any other bits of downtime you might have throughout the school year – relaxing and not worrying about academics, working ahead on some classwork would benefit you in the long-run. This doesn’t imply by any means that you need to devote every bit of free time to these activities, but implementing just a few strategies here and there to ensure you are always prepared could put you in a solid position for success later on. Here are a few suggestions:  1. Complete reading assignments in advance Certain instructors prefer that you read about a topic prior to the asso ... Read More About 4 Ways to Work Ahead in School

5 Ways to Master High School Physics

5 Ways to Master High School Physics

Oftentimes, when the three main science courses that students take in high school – Biology, Chemistry, and Physics – are ranked in order of favorite to least favorite, Physics winds up at the bottom of the list. There are a plethora of reasons for this, but one of the big ones is that many students find Physics very difficult to grasp. Struggles in a class can easily lead to negative feelings toward it, so it is not difficult to see why many students try to steer clear if they can.  Despite its notoriety, Physics can actually be an enjoyable and useful class with tons of real-world applications (from improving your golf swin ... Read More About 5 Ways to Master High School Physics

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What is it Like to Attend Boston University?

What is it Like to Attend Boston University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Catherine is a New York City tutor specializing in all levels of Latin. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Ancient Greek and Latin from Boston University. Check out her review of her undergraduate experience: 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? Catherine: Boston University doesn’t have a traditional campus feel, although there is a central campus and a sort of quad we call the Beach. Boston is a wond ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Boston University?