How Will the AP Physics B Exam Change in May 2015?

How Will the AP Physics B Exam Change in May 2015?

In May 2015, the Advanced Placement (AP) Physics B exam will undergo some change. Reviewing the breakdown of these changes below will help students to ensure readiness for the new exam when it premieres.  The need for change  The National Research Council (NRC) recently determined that the AP Physics B course covered too wide a breadth of material – so wide that students were not developing a deep enough understanding of concepts. To improve exploration of such materials, and to expand the scope of knowledge covered, the NRC made a recommendation that AP Physics B be divided into a two-year course, effectively doubling its le ... Read More About How Will the AP Physics B Exam Change in May 2015?

5 Tips to Ace Your Business School Interview

5 Tips to Ace Your Business School Interview

The business school interview represents yet another step toward reaching your MBA dream. It is an excellent opportunity to explore a prospective program and to convince admissions officers to choose you. Here are five tips to help you make the most of this very important meeting:  1. Dress appropriately Business schools typically maintain a corporate environment, particularly for official meetings. If you already own a suit, great! If you intend to purchase one, dark blue or charcoal gray in a high-quality material is an excellent choice for your jacket and pants or skirt. Select a shirt color that complements the suit, and follow the ... Read More About 5 Tips to Ace Your Business School Interview

Should I Go To Macalester College?

Should I Go To Macalester College?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ruby is a Minneapolis tutor and 2011 graduate of Macalester College. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and tutors several subjects including Algebra, SAT prep, and Spanish. Check out what Ruby had to say about her time at Macalester College: 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? Ruby: Macalester College is both urban and safe! The campus is very small, about five blocks across by one or two ... Read More About Should I Go To Macalester College?

My Experience at Yale University

My Experience at Yale University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Murat earned his Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from Yale University in 2014. He is a Washington, D.C. tutor specializing in many subject areas, including Spanish, SAT prep, and Algebra. Check out his review of Yale University: 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? Murat: The Yale University campus is located in New Haven, Connecticut. While the university maintains close ties with the city, the cam ... Read More About My Experience at Yale University

3 Thesis Struggles and How to Overcome Them

3 Thesis Struggles and How to Overcome Them

Writing a thesis – a major paper or essay – is no small feat. Imagine you have finished the research, gathered your data, and created your main premise: now it is time to shape all of your information into the body of a thesis. Here are three thesis struggles you might run into along the way, as well as strategies to overcome them:  1. Unclear claim A strong thesis relies on a clearly written and understood line of argument. To come up with your central claim, look for patterns that emerge across all of your data. You want to make a claim that is not completely obvious; it should add something new to your classroom dialogue ... Read More About 3 Thesis Struggles and How to Overcome Them

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