ACT Science Tips

ACT Science Tips

Are you concerned about ACT Science? Even if you are not strong in the scientific areas assessed – biology, chemistry, Earth/space sciences, and physics – you can still perform well on this section. The ACT primarily measures your ability to reason scientifically, not your recall of concepts. Here are several tips for the Science section: 1.    Write on the exam The majority of questions involve reading lengthy passages or viewpoints, and the involved information can be dense. Underline or circle key terms that are frequently utilized, and mark key points. Writing on the test has two purposes: it keeps your mind ac ... Read More About ACT Science Tips

Should I Go To Tulane University?

Should I Go To Tulane University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Justin is a Boston tutor specializing in all levels of Spanish. He is a graduate of Tulane University with a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Philosophy. Check out his review of his 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? Justin: New Orleans has a strong streetcar / bus system. A car is not essential, but if you want to move around quickly, it definitely helps. Otherwise, if you are not in a huge ... Read More About Should I Go To Tulane University?

A Day in the Life at The University of Chicago

A Day in the Life at The University of Chicago

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jonathan is a Los Angeles tutor specializing in SAT prep, History, AP English, and more. He is a 2013 graduate of The University of Chicago with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Check out his review of his 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? Jonathan: The University of Chicago is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood on the South Side of the city of Chicago, about a 10-minute walk awa ... Read More About A Day in the Life at The University of Chicago

How is the PLAN Scored?

How is the PLAN Scored?

Consider the PLAN the PSAT for the ACT. Completed in 10th grade, the PLAN enables students to gain firsthand experience with the ACT. Test results range from 1 (lowest) to 32 (highest), with subsections in English and Mathematics marked from 1 to 16. Score reports include an estimated ACT result, as well as information about which skills are strengths and which are weaknesses. What is on the test? The test includes English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science portions. The English section addresses both Usage/Mechanics and Rhetorical Skills, while the Mathematics section focuses on Pre-Algebra through Geometry. The exam allows for 115 minutes ... Read More About How is the PLAN Scored?

An Insider's Guide to Selecting Your Medical Specialty

An Insider's Guide to Selecting Your Medical Specialty

Insider Medical Admissions The following piece was written by Dr. Michelle Finkel. Michelle has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former Harvard Medical School faculty member. She is the founder of Insider Medical Admissions. Getting into medical school is the first step in a long, satisfying, and challenging medical career. Those readers interested in application tips, including letters of recommendation, personal statements, and interview help, should check out my previous Varsity Tutors blog entries for professional advice. Today, I’m going to look forward to your career in medical school and ... Read More About An Insider's Guide to Selecting Your Medical Specialty