In 2014, a brand new test preparation program called the ACT Aspire replaced the ACT Plan, a pre-test similar to the actual ACT, and ACT Explore. Unlike the ACT, which measures student understanding at a consistent level year after year, the ACT Aspire is designed to reflect the progressive difficulty of each year of school. That being said, can the ACT Aspire predict your ACT score? Read on to learn more about the differences between both tests. An overview of the ACT Aspire test The ACT Aspire, which can be administered beginning in third grade and through 10th grade, is designed to assess both understanding of new Common Core standards an ... Read More About Can the ACT Aspire Predict Your ACT Score?
Anyone who has spent long nights cramming for a test or writing a last-minute paper knows that countless hours of study are not only miserable, but can also become unproductive—especially if you are studying for hours straight. Research suggests that taking short breaks can actually improve your ability to remember information and stay focused; however, not all study breaks are smart study breaks. Rather than checking Reddit or Netflix and ending up in an Internet black hole, read on to learn about the best study breaks and how to avoid study overload. 1. Take a walk to boost brain power Give your brain a break and put your body to wor ... Read More About The Best Study Breaks: How to Avoid Study Overload
Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Dr. Michele Hernández is the co-founder of Top Tier Admissions, which provides college and graduate school admissions assistance and college counseling to students from around the world. Dr. Hernández previously served four years as the Assistant Director of Admissions at Dartmouth College and is the author of several best-selling books: A is for Admission, The Middle School Years, Acing the College Application, and Don’t Worry You’ll Get In, which she wrote with Mimi Doe. She graduated from Dartmouth Co ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Dr. Michele Hernández
With the holiday season fast approaching, you may find that the student on your list is the hardest to shop for. With the high costs of tuition, textbooks, and life on a college campus, there may be countless things your student needs. How do you find a present that is both practical and still a gift? These holiday gift ideas for the student in your life will not only show him or her that you care, but can help your student power through his or her remaining semesters. An Amazon Kindle or tablet Save your student’s back (literally) by taking his or her textbooks digital. An Amazon Kindle or other tablet can allow students not only to a ... Read More About Holiday Gift Ideas for the Student in Your Life
The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach—they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Caroline earned her bachelor’s degree in international development and Russian at McGill University. She lives in Washington, D.C., and specializes in Russian tutoring, history tutoring, French tutoring, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at McGill University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options at McGill University. Caroline: McGill University is in the very center of Montreal's downtown, so it's as urban as you can get. I never felt like I was unsafe living ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend McGill University?