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5 Tips for Writing Your Medical School Secondary Essays

5 Tips for Writing Your Medical School Secondary Essays

The following piece was written by Linda Abraham. Linda has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the President and Founder of Accepted.com Your AMCAS applications are done, but the app writing party is far from over. Pretty soon, you hope to be swamped with secondary essays and the writing will need to be picked up again. Each med school will ask you for different information – some will just want a check; some will want short answers; some will want essays. And some will want a combo. The following 5 tips will help you get through all of them:1. Timing is everything.You should complete each secondary application w ... Read More About 5 Tips for Writing Your Medical School Secondary Essays

A Day in the Life at Saint Louis University

A Day in the Life at Saint Louis University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Patrice is a St. Louis tutor specializing in Chemistry, Biology, ACT prep, and more. She is a 2012 graduate of Saint Louis University with a degree in Biochemistry. Check out her review of her alma mater: 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? Patrice: Saint Louis University (SLU) is a medium-sized campus in an urban area. It’s a very beautiful campus. When it is warm out, there are tons of people hanging o ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Saint Louis University

A Day in the Life at Yale University

A Day in the Life at Yale University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Elena graduated from Yale University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in French and the History of Art. She is a New York City tutor specializing in SAT/ACT prep, Writing, Literature, and many other subjects. See what she had to say about 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? Elena: The campus is in the urban city of New Haven! Despite its gritty past, New Haven today f ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Yale University

How to Handle the College Application Process as a Parent

How to Handle the College Application Process as a Parent

The following piece was written by Kofi Kankam. Kofi has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former admissions interviewer for The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the co-founder of Admit Advantage. His face was alight with the joy of life. Not a care in the world, he would always greet me, arms open, beaming, “I love you, Mom. Good morning. I trust you slept well.” Anything I needed, from the floors being mopped to cleaning out the refrigerator, done without pestering or even request. But all of a sudden, fall semester of senior year, he morphed into some other teenager. So, if you ... Read More About How to Handle the College Application Process as a Parent

How to Handle Your Body Language in an Admissions Interview

How to Handle Your Body Language in an Admissions Interview

The following piece was written by Peggy Wallace. Peggy is the Founder of Making Conversation, LLC and a former regional alumna admissions interviewer for the University of Pennsylvania. If your body language conflicts with what you are saying, the listener will go with their gut and trust what your body is saying nearly every time. Think about it. What would you trust? During an interview, your open body language and ability to listen (as well as concomitantly answering the questions asked) by being in the moment with your whole body makes the difference. An interview, whether face-to-face or by phone, is truly live theater. A memorized pre ... Read More About How to Handle Your Body Language in an Admissions Interview