Don’t let finals week get the best of you! The following five strategies are smart tactics that can greatly aid you during the course of your final exams. Ultimately, the key to success goes beyond simply “studying hard.” 1. Dedicate each day to a single subject Instead of reviewing for several different exams within one timeframe, devote each day to preparing for a single test. The material you discuss in the latter half of a semester or term is often a continuation of information presented early in the course. Do not yet switch to studying for a second exam when you have established a solid rhythm reviewing for th ... Read More About 5 Tips for a Successful Finals Week
The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Margaret is a Washington D.C. tutor specializing in Writing, AP Psychology, all levels of Spanish, and more. She is a graduate of Duke University holding a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. 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? Margaret: For my undergraduate, we had an interesting situation. There wasn’t that much public transportation at the time in Durham, Nort ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Duke University?
The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Caroline is a Chicago tutor specializing in several subjects including History, AP English, ACT/SAT prep, and more. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in History and Theatre. 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? Caroline: I attended Northwestern University, a medium-sized liberal arts college in a cute suburban town called Eva ... Read More About Should I Go To Northwestern University?
Most authorities on MCAT preparation will agree that one of the most important ways to prepare for the exam is through practice exams and practice questions. However, simply practicing without a formal structure or objective will not result in a significant score increase. Below are five key tactics for getting the most out of your practice as you study for the MCAT. 1. Time yourself Though it may be difficult to complete exams or question sets under time constraints when you first begin your MCAT review, it is vitally important to strictly time yourself while you practice. If you don’t time yourself, you run the risk of developing tim ... Read More About 5 Strategies for MCAT Practice Tests
The following piece was written by Rachel Korn. Rachel has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer, as well as the founder of her own admissions consulting firm. Aside from the required, main college essay, many colleges and universities often ask for at least one more essay or short answer question. Though instructions for these supplemental essays can vary greatly, the essays usually have the general theme of “why are you applying to us?” The schools want to check that you are sending thoughtful, well-reasoned applications – that you are not just ... Read More About The Myths and Truths About Supplemental Essays