Campus Information Sessions: Part Three — Takeaways

Campus Information Sessions: Part Three — Takeaways

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

My Experience at University of Wisconsin-Madison

My Experience at University of Wisconsin-Madison

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach — they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Cheyenne earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015. She currently specializes in French tutoring, Spanish tutoring, math tutoring, and other subjects. Read on to see what she had to say about her time at University of Wisconsin-Madison: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. Cheyenne: The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a college town. You know once you hit campus, because you can spot the hundreds of students walking on the sidewalks and crossin ... Read More About My Experience at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Study Strategies for Math

Study Strategies for Math

As a high schooler, you are required to take at least a few years of math. For a subject that is so prominent in the high school curriculum, there’s still a lot of misconceptions. Many people think that you are either good at math or bad at math; there’s no in-between and there’s no way to succeed if you’ve always struggled — that’s about as false as 2+2=5. While some people have certain skill sets that lend nicely to math classes, there are math study strategies that can be learned and mastered by all students to succeed. How do you exercise these strong study strategies for math, you ask? It’s as ea ... Read More About Study Strategies for Math

Preparing for Critical Reasoning on the GMAT

Preparing for Critical Reasoning on the GMAT

Critical Reasoning questions appear on the GMAT in the Verbal section — one of many GMAT question types. They are similar to Reading Comprehension questions, but Critical Reasoning questions have one main difference: they’re based on shorter passages. A Critical Reasoning passage usually contains one paragraph and only involves one question, typically asking about argument construction, argument evaluation, or formulating and evaluating a plan of action. Let’s look at how you should approach a Critical Reasoning question and prepare for this area of the Verbal section on the GMAT… 1. Review the passage Get all the i ... Read More About Preparing for Critical Reasoning on the GMAT

Breathing Exercises to Ease Your Mind on Test Day

Breathing Exercises to Ease Your Mind on Test Day

College life can be filled with stress, from tight assignment deadlines to a busy extracurricular schedule — but one of the most stressful parts of college life can be taking tests. Some students experience a lot of test-taking stress, while others experience much less of it, but almost all students experience at least a little anxiety before sitting down to take an exam. Adequate studying, getting enough sleep, and eating a good breakfast can go a long way in helping reduce your stress on test day. However, doing all these things is not always enough to put your mind at ease before an exam; that’s where something as simple as bre ... Read More About Breathing Exercises to Ease Your Mind on Test Day