Do Extracurriculars in College Matter?

One point about extracurriculars to always keep in mind: even unconventional and seemingly inane activities can lead to professional opportunities down the road.  In other words: the fun stuff you do in college can actually serve as a great way of cutting your teeth professionally. Take the Harvard Lampoon, a humor magazine I wrote for [...]

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Why We’re Changing Our Name

A week from today, Veritas Tutors will become Signet Education. We’ve come a long way since we began in 2005 as just a small group of tutors working out of a Cambridge apartment. We’ve spent the last eight years refining our approach to several educational services (subject tutoring, test prep, admissions consulting, and organizational coaching) [...]

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The Gap Year Argument

What was it that Socrates said? “Visit the Veritas Tutors Blog for all your tutoring needs”? No, wait—I think it was actually “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Yes, that’s it. While Socrates may not have been referring to “The Gap Year,” he was correct that contemplation of the self is invaluable during periods [...]

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How to Use a Semi-Colon

Often underused, misused, or simply feared, the semi-colon is a versatile punctuation mark that may be employed in two distinct ways. First, and most commonly, a semi-colon connects two independent clauses. (As a quick refresher, an independent clause is a phrase that can stand on its own as a sentence. For example, “The French bulldog [...]

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A Recent Graduate’s Guide to Life at Harvard

Happy decision day! We tapped into our staff resources to conjure up a list of things they love/loved about Harvard. Those of you that decided on Harvard today (congratulations!) will be one step ahead of the game come September. Enjoy! Where do Harvard students eat? The Square offers many fantastic restaurants. If you are visiting [...]

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SAT Prep: Your Ideal Timeline

Now that we’re almost to summer, let’s talk a little about test-prep.  Test preparation should start the summer following your sophomore year of high school.  During your junior year, you can prepare during the fall, take your first test in December or January, and re-test in the spring as needed. Starting SAT preparation later than [...]

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How to Spend Your High School Summers

  After 9th grade… Do something interesting, something that helps you explore a world or a subject or an activity that you love or have always been curious about. Let’s say you’ve always wanted to join an a cappella group but your school doesn’t have one. Well, what would it take to get one started? [...]

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4 Programs to Help You Boost Your Productivity

At this point, it’s a cliché to bring up Internet addiction in a blog. It’s like live-tweeting the Oscars, or Instagramming the food on your plate. “Yes,” people think, “we know we’re addicted to the Internet. Thanks for pointing that out.” So we’re just going to leave it at that: the internet is addictive, and [...]

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How to Overcome Senioritis

While not listed in the latest edition of The Merck Manual, Senioritis is nevertheless a very real ailment. Its debilitating symptoms should not be underestimated. Given how hard you have worked throughout the high school ‘race’, it would be a shame to transform into a slouch during the very last lap–especially because the high school race [...]

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How To Get Off the Wait List: Dos and Don’ts from a Former Ivy League Admissions Officer

So, you’ve been wait listed. What now? We’ve been getting a lot of calls lately from students and parents asking us how they can get off of the wait list and into their dream school.  To get the inside perspective, I sat down last night with Lauren, one of our admissions consultants and a former [...]

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