Articles tagged with Learning and Studying Tips

What to Do When You’re Waitlisted by a College

What to Do When You’re Waitlisted by a College

Unlike a definitive yes or no response, being placed on a college waitlist means that you can only attend if a space becomes available. It can feel frustrating to get this kind of response from a college, especially if it’s your dream school. How do you move forward if you know a school is theoretically willing to accept you, but only if a spot opens up? When you’re waitlisted by a college, it’s important to decide whether or not you wish to remain on the waitlist, have a backup plan in place, and touch base with the admissions office of the school at which you were waitlisted. Have you been placed on a college waitlist, but ... Read More About What to Do When You’re Waitlisted by a College

3 Research Skills for Elementary School Students

3 Research Skills for Elementary School Students

The development of research skills begins in late elementary school and will benefit your child throughout their education. While the projects will be on a smaller scale at this age, they’re still helpful to instill an understanding of academic research and to build a strong foundation for future projects. Additionally, research skills will benefit your child outside of the specific project, giving them skills that are transferable to other subjects and academic habits. Research skills for elementary school students include locating sources, evaluating gathered information, and recording key details.   Hoping to instill research sk ... Read More About 3 Research Skills for Elementary School Students

3 B-School Application Mistakes to Avoid

3 B-School Application Mistakes to Avoid

Your b-school application is your key to entering business school. If you follow the directions provided by your school regarding how to submit your application and what components to include in your package, you should be on your way to MBA success. However, double- and triple-checking your MBA application would be prudent, especially if you’re applying to multiple programs. You’re competing with qualified applicants from all over the world for a spot in your school’s class. To make your application stand out, it’s important to avoid application mistakes—including submitting your first draft and missing the appli ... Read More About 3 B-School Application Mistakes to Avoid

Where Will You Go Next? 4 Study Abroad Programs in Amazing Locations

Where Will You Go Next? 4 Study Abroad Programs in Amazing Locations

In this series, the Varsity Tutors Blog showcases unique study abroad programs that offer college students a world of educational possibilities. Have you participated in an unusual study abroad program? Let us know at blog@varsitytutors.com. When it comes to college life, the first things that come to mind for many students include attending homecoming games, taking exciting classes, and making new friends. In addition, study abroad programs are increasingly becoming a mainstream part of the college experience. Some benefits of studying abroad include learning about different cultures and languages and making new friends from different backgr ... Read More About Where Will You Go Next? 4 Study Abroad Programs in Amazing Locations

3 STEAM Activities to Try in the New Year

3 STEAM Activities to Try in the New Year

STEAM is a growing movement that gears students toward innovation, problem-solving, and high-level critical thinking. Incorporating the arts into academics teaches students valuable skills, while simultaneously aiming to deepen math and science concepts in insightful and interactive ways. There are a plethora of STEAM activities to try in 2019, specifically ones involving building structures, growing plants, and exploring nature. Looking to find new projects to enhance your student’s education? Keep reading to discover three STEAM activities to try in the new year. [RELATED: What is the STEAM Movement?] STEAM activity #1: build creati ... Read More About 3 STEAM Activities to Try in the New Year