How is the LSAT Scored?

How is the LSAT Scored?

Scoring LSAT results range from 120-180. There are an average of one hundred questions on the test, and each is worth one raw score point. This score is then converted using an algorithm (“equating” for difficulty differences between versions of the LSAT). Keep in mind that there is no specific “passing” mark, and many law schools weigh your LSAT score over your GPA. Institutions also utilize an “index,” which they publish in their application materials. The index includes how they calculate your GPA relative to your LSAT result. Despite LSAT guides’ repetition that there is a target mark for the exam, ... Read More About How is the LSAT Scored?

Should I Go To Brigham Young University?

Should I Go To Brigham Young University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Rebekah is a Washington D.C. tutor specializing in ISEE prep, Essay Editing, Pre-Algebra, and more. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Brigham Young University. 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? Rebekah: I attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. It is located in the heart of Provo which is a bigger town, but the university is what drive ... Read More About Should I Go To Brigham Young University?

What is it Like to Attend University of Missouri-St. Louis?

What is it Like to Attend University of Missouri-St. Louis?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Nathan is a St. Louis tutor specializing in SAT prep, Calculus, all levels of Algebra, and more. He is currently a senior at University of Missouri-St. Louis majoring in Math Education. Check out his review of his school: 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? Nathan: UMSL is a much more commuter-based school; there are two campuses, North and South. Both campuses are connected to the Metrolink, but I take my car ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Missouri-St. Louis?

Should I Go To Duke University?

Should I Go To Duke University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Rachel is a Kansas City tutor specializing in SAT/ACT prep, Writing, Literature, and more. She graduated from Duke University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Literature and International Comparative Studies. 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? Rachel: Setting foot on Duke’s campus is an amazing experience. It is often referred to as the “Gothic ... Read More About Should I Go To Duke University?

When Do PSAT Scores Come Out?

When Do PSAT Scores Come Out?

Grading structure of the PSAT Your PSAT results consist of three sections (Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing), each worth 20-80 points, for a maximum mark of 240. There are two key reasons to sit for the PSAT: to prepare for the SAT, and to potentially rank well enough for the National Merit Scholarship. Your official score report includes further instructions for the National Merit Scholarship application process, as well as your ranking. While the necessary result varies from year to year, the selection index score (the sum of all three sections) for the National Merit Scholarship is roughly 200. Keep in mind that only a very select ... Read More About When Do PSAT Scores Come Out?