Articles tagged with High School

What are AP Through-Course Assessments?

What are AP Through-Course Assessments?

Students enrolled in AP courses face an end-of-course assessment, testing students’ cumulative knowledge in a specific AP subject area. AP scores, however, are not only dependent on how well you do on your final AP exam. In some cases, they also consist of through-course assessments. If you are enrolled in an AP course, it’s important to understand all of the elements that will make up your AP score. So what are AP through-course assessments? Keep reading to learn more, including two examples from AP Seminar. The basics of AP through-course assessments Through-course assessments are tasks that students complete during the year ( ... Read More About What are AP Through-Course Assessments?

The Best Back to School Deals in 2018

The Best Back to School Deals in 2018

Back to school season is filled with many exciting experiences—new opportunities for creativity and new school supplies, for instance. Often, there are a number of back to school deals available, but how do you scope out the best ones? In 2018, there are discounts on items like electronics, backpacks, and dorm room essentials. Keep reading to discover some of the best 2018 back to school deals to fit your academic needs. The best back to school deals for electronics When heading back to school, having the right equipment to succeed can positively impact your studies. In today’s world, technology is an integral part of education f ... Read More About The Best Back to School Deals in 2018

4 Reasons to Start Your College Essay This Week

4 Reasons to Start Your College Essay This Week

When it comes to writing your college essay, it can be tempting to fall into the trap of procrastination. It’s easy to push essay composition to the back of your mind—until, before you know it, your time is running out. As the fall semester quickly approaches, there’s no better time to begin your essay than this week. Reasons to start your college essay this week include maximizing your free time, allowing for a lengthened feedback window, and preventing future stress. College admissions deadlines will approach quickly—don’t let them sneak up on you. Keep reading to learn four reasons to start your college essay ... Read More About 4 Reasons to Start Your College Essay This Week

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

How to Maximize Your High School Extracurriculars

How to Maximize Your High School Extracurriculars

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 a great opportunity to simultaneously expand your interests while strengthening your college applications through extracurricular activities. Each school varies in its offerings, but you’ll typically encounter a plethora of options, varying from student council to robotics club. As a high school freshman, though, how do you make the most of your involvement? You can maximize your high school ex ... Read More About How to Maximize Your High School Extracurriculars

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