4 Ways to Make Arguments Stronger in Speeches

4 Ways to Make Arguments Stronger in Speeches

A speech can be a very effective and personal way to share your opinion on a topic. You may be asked to deliver a speech in a humanities class, or if you are running for a leadership position in an extracurricular. Some jobs even require you to give speeches. Should you be presenting an argument – a very common type of speech – here are four ways to make your points stronger: 1. Be concise Remember that you are speaking, not writing. Complicated sentence structure and highly advanced or technical vocabulary may be valued in some types of writing, but they are not necessarily well received in speeches. Be specific with your exampl ... Read More About 4 Ways to Make Arguments Stronger in Speeches

New York University: A Student Interview

New York University: A Student Interview

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Phil holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film & Television from New York University. He graduated in 2014 and currently tutors in Los Angeles. He specializes in a number of subject areas, including History, Literature, ACT prep, and more. Check out his review of New York University: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or rural is the campus? Did you feel safe on campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Phil: New York University features an open campus in New York ... Read More About New York University: A Student Interview

What is it Like to Attend Walla Walla University?

What is it Like to Attend Walla Walla University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Dan received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Walla Walla University. He is currently a tutor in Portland specializing in Accounting, Economics, Finance, and several other subjects. See what he had to say about his experience at Walla Walla University: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or rural is the campus? Did you feel safe on campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Dan: Walla Walla University is located in southeast Washington near wheat ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Walla Walla University?

4 Things to Listen For During Your Student Loan Exit Interview

4 Things to Listen For During Your Student Loan Exit Interview

Your final semester of college is an exciting time – you've finished your classes, said goodbye to your friends, and begun to transition to a new stage in your life. If you borrowed money to pay for school, your student loans are likely one of the last things on your mind right now. But they should be. In your student loan exit interview, which is often conducted by the financial aid office at your college, you will have the opportunity to ask essential financial questions. Here are four things to listen for during your student loan exit interview: 1. Basic information about your loans If you are not familiar with the type and amount o ... Read More About 4 Things to Listen For During Your Student Loan Exit Interview

When Should You Retake a College Course?

When Should You Retake a College Course?

Now that grades are posted for the spring semester, some students may have discovered that they didn’t do quite as well in a class as they expected to when they registered. Maybe you realized several weeks into the course that the material wasn’t clear, or maybe you were doing fine, but you didn’t perform well on the final. Whatever the reason for your subpar grade, you may now be thinking about retaking the class next semester. Consider these questions to help you determine when you should retake a college course: Will your school factor a second grade into your GPA? Colleges have different policies regarding students who ... Read More About When Should You Retake a College Course?