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The Pros and Cons of Dual Credit Courses

The Pros and Cons of Dual Credit Courses

This post is part of a week-long series to help new high school and college students prepare for their freshman year. Throughout this week, visit the Varsity Tutors blog for advice, tips, and tricks for this critical transition. High school poses many challenging choices—what extracurriculars to participate in, when to sit for standardized tests like the ACT and SAT, and which style of classes to take. In addition to general coursework, students can choose to take college-level courses in the form of AP, IB, or dual credit. As the name suggests, dual credit courses allow you to earn credits accepted by both high schools and colleges. Kn ... Read More About The Pros and Cons of Dual Credit Courses

3 Tactics for Summer SAT Subject Test Prep

3 Tactics for Summer SAT Subject Test Prep

While summer is a time for rest and relaxation, it’s also a great opportunity to get a jump start on your SAT subject test prep. Regardless of which test you’re planning to tackle in the fall, there are steps you can take today to set yourself up for success. Tactics for summer SAT subject test prep include using the Pomodoro Technique to hone your focus, setting strict prep deadlines, and finding review techniques specific to your prep needs and learning style. Keep reading to learn how you can take advantage of the summer months to strengthen your SAT subject test prep: Tactic #1 for summer SAT subject test prep: implement the ... Read More About 3 Tactics for Summer SAT Subject Test Prep

How to Make the Most of Your Gap Year

How to Make the Most of Your Gap Year

You’ve made the big decision to take a gap year, and it’s time to create a plan to make the most of this experience. It’s key to remember that a gap year isn’t simply a time for relaxing and having fun. Instead, it’s to explore various interests you may have in order to start the next step of your life on the right foot. Examine what you really hope to get out of this year, and sit down to establish a plan to accomplish it. You can make the most of your gap year by choosing smart travel destinations and finding creative ways to document your experience. Create a plan to capitalize on your gap year Once you decid ... Read More About How to Make the Most of Your Gap Year

How to Make the Most of Your Summer ACT/SAT Prep

How to Make the Most of Your Summer ACT/SAT Prep

Summer is the perfect time to begin studying for the ACT or SAT. Regardless of which test you choose, or if you plan to sit for both exams, take advantage of the summer months as an opportunity to deep-dive into prep. Summer can allow you a more flexible study schedule and may leave you better rested to tackle test prep. Make the most of your summer ACT/SAT prep by registering for your exam, using your time wisely, and working with a tutor. Here are several other tips to help you make the most of your summer ACT and SAT prep: Make the most of your summer ACT/SAT prep by working with others Working with an ACT tutor, an SAT tutor, or a friend ... Read More About How to Make the Most of Your Summer ACT/SAT Prep

6 Things for High School Seniors to Remember as Graduation Nears

6 Things for High School Seniors to Remember as Graduation Nears

With graduation just a few weeks away, your mind may be quickly closing the high school chapter and moving onto your next endeavor—but don’t let the door shut yet. With the little time you have left, you can still accomplish some important tasks. Remember certain things as high school graduation nears, such as to prepare for your graduation ceremony or to take AP exams. Looking to make the most of your time before high school ends? Keep reading to discover six things high school seniors should remember as graduation nears. 1. Remember to thank your teachers as graduation nears Before you leave high school, thank your teachers&mda ... Read More About 6 Things for High School Seniors to Remember as Graduation Nears

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