Three Things To NOT Do While Studying

Three Things To NOT Do While Studying

1) Don't Multitask Contrary to what you believe, multitasking actually diminishes your performance in all the activities that you're simultaneously doing.  Several studies have shown that the human brain simply does not multitask very well.  You can read more details about one particular study here.  Just as studies have shown that driving while talking on the cellphone is dangerous, studying while watching TV and Instant Messaging and listening to music can be dangerous for your grades.  Turn your cellphone to vibrate, even better, turn it completely off so you're not tempted to check it for messages. Don't have a mov ... Read More About Three Things To NOT Do While Studying

Recession Can Not Slow Interest In Elite Colleges

Recession Can Not Slow Interest In Elite Colleges

The stacks and online databases of hopeful, entrance applications for the incoming 2009-2010 freshmen class have grown sharply for the nation’s top, competitive schools, decreasing the chances of acceptance, according to The New York Times. Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, Yale and Brown are some of the more recognizable schools that saw increases in applications. These schools have traditionally been highly selective, and they have scrutinized applications further, making it one of the toughest years for hopeful students. The Times reported that the percentage of students accepted into these competitive colleges has been or near record l ... Read More About Recession Can Not Slow Interest In Elite Colleges

College Demands Critical Thinking

College Demands Critical Thinking

There are many reasons why college is different than high school; however, the main reason is the different way you will be forced to think. High school teachers preach that you will think critically in their high school courses, but most students are not fully introduced to this type of thinking until college starts. High school classes do require some critical thinking, but not nearly as much as colleges do. The entire course curriculum can be different. High school classes rely on memorizing dates, definitions and other facts. However, college challenges students to know and apply the knowledge to the professional business world or everyd ... Read More About College Demands Critical Thinking

Colleges Decreasing Out-of-State Tuition

Colleges Decreasing Out-of-State Tuition

Traditionally, out-of-state tuition is much more expensive than in-state, and it is inevitable for students who are interested in out-of-state colleges. However, some colleges are alleviating or decreasing out-of-state tuition charges, according to The U.S. News and World Report. High-ranking, popular colleges that already attract many intelligent prospective students are not decreasing out-of-state charges. These colleges have many students who are willing to pay the high fees. Also, these schools have stricter restrictions for who can apply for in-state tuition. Most of these schools only allow students to receive in-state tuition if they ... Read More About Colleges Decreasing Out-of-State Tuition

New Varsity Tutors Blog

New Varsity Tutors Blog

Welcome to the new Varsity Tutors blog. This will be a great informational tool for anyone interested in education. We hope to create an honest, interesting and fun education-focused blog, granting students and their parents truthful insights into college applications,rough years of junior high, and anything else related to education. Our blog covers the fiscal, academic and social aspects of education. We aim to give students a uniquely honest look into the progression from elementary school through college and what you can do to stand out from the pack and make the most of your education. We hope that this becomes an interactive community w ... Read More About New Varsity Tutors Blog

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