3 Ways to Better Utilize Your Electronic Textbooks

3 Ways to Better Utilize Your Electronic Textbooks

A growing number of colleges are moving toward offering electronic textbooks for purchase or rental. There are many advantages to using electronic textbooks, including lower cost (in some instances) and ease of transportation. It is often more convenient to carry a tablet than several heavy books.  However, if you are accustomed to print textbooks, effectively perusing an electronic textbook might require new skills. Here are three ways to utilize your electronic textbooks to their full potential:  Mark up the text A main difference that students note between using traditional textbooks and using electronic textbooks is the way th ... Read More About 3 Ways to Better Utilize Your Electronic Textbooks

A Day in the Life at Columbia University

A Day in the Life at Columbia University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Manuel is a New York City tutor and 2010 graduate of Columbia University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics and tutors several subjects, including Algebra, Physics, and SAT Math. Check out what Manuel had to say about his time at Columbia 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? Manuel: One of the best things about attending Columbia University is living on the campus. While the schoo ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Columbia University

A Student Review of Tufts University

A Student Review of Tufts University

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Julia is a San Francisco-Bay Area tutor and 2011 graduate of Tufts University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and tutors several subjects, including Elementary Math, Psychology, and SAT prep. Check out what Julia had to say about her time at Tufts 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? Julia: Tufts University is a very small campus, so it is possible to walk everywhere. You will be i ... Read More About A Student Review of Tufts University

What Do I Do if I Get Rejected From Medical School?

What Do I Do if I Get Rejected From Medical School?

The following piece was written by Dr. Sahil Mehta. Sahil is the founder of MedSchoolCoach, a medical school admissions consulting company. He has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former admissions interviewer for Columbia University. Getting into an American medical school is a difficult task. With more than 60% of applicants rejected each year, it’s more likely than not that you will find yourself among them. There are several important factors to consider if you don’t get into medical school. We recommend a multi-step approach to your application if you find yourself without a seat in medical sch ... Read More About What Do I Do if I Get Rejected From Medical School?

Should I Double Major in College?

Should I Double Major in College?

Declaring a college major can feel like a truly intimidating and sometimes overwhelming decision. For a student who is considering a double major, it can seem even more so. If this describes you, there are several things you should take into account prior to making your decision.  Why do you wish to have a double major? It is critical to reflect on the reasons you are contemplating double majoring in college. You should evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of both choices. Some people choose to double major because they cannot decide on just one area of study. Others would like the opportunity to network with more students and facu ... Read More About Should I Double Major in College?

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