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Whether you are applying to universities, trying to excel in your academic studies or are a recent graduate entering a new world, our tips and expert advice will support you in the process. Read our blogs and learn the collective knowledge acquired from Luys scholars' experiences at the top universities around the world!

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4 Tips for MBA Applicants to Write a Winning Statement of Purpose

4 Tips for MBA Applicants to Write a Winning Statement of Purpose

May 12, 2017 737 views

Your personal statement is the best way for you to make a lasting impression on the admissions committee. This is a chance for you to really shine and set yourself apart from the thousands of other applicants who are just as academically gifted and motivated. Use it to paint a complete and honest picture of yourself and...

Essential Tips for the TOEFL Listening Section

Essential Tips for the TOEFL Listening Section

February 06, 2017 1030 views

The listening section comes second after the reading section in the TOEFL iBT exam. Like in the case of reading, the listening skills necessary for the TOEFL test can in the most part be obtained through individual daily practice. We hope that you will add our suggestions to your preparation routine and make...

How to improve your TOEFL Reading Score

How to improve your TOEFL Reading Score

February 01, 2017 1145 views

Reading section is the first part of the TOEFL iBT test and one of the easier sections for most international students. Preparation for the reading section for the most part depends on the practitioner and does not require an extensive instruction from a TOEFL tutor. Discipline and regular practice are often...

4 Tips on How to Improve Your TOEFL Speaking Score

4 Tips on How to Improve Your TOEFL Speaking Score

December 29, 2016 829 views

The speaking section is arguably the hardest one for most international students, since it requires not only the comprehension of the English language, but also requires the ability to express thoughts fluently. Therefore, it is wise to practice for the speaking section well in advance and use different...

How to effectively operate cultural student clubs at universities

How to effectively operate cultural student clubs at universities

December 02, 2016 1083 views

Photo credit: Armenian Students' Association at University of California, Berkeley It is incredibly difficult for students to leave their homes for a lengthy period of time. Many international students live a completely different lifestyle; one in...

Tips for Preparing for the Critical Reading Section of the SAT Exam

Tips for Preparing for the Critical Reading Section of the SAT Exam

October 25, 2016 2486 views

The SAT Reasoning Test is one of the main challenges that every student applying to US colleges faces. Most colleges give great importance to the scores and estimate the student’s academic success based on them. Since the same test...

5 Challenges Many International Students Face at College

5 Challenges Many International Students Face at College

November 15, 2016 1046 views challenges, international, students

In their first year at college, many international students face challenges they have never experienced before. The change of environment, new possibilities, sudden independence and the excessive coursework can be...

5 Suggestions on Building Strong Relationships with the Faculty

5 Suggestions on Building Strong Relationships with the Faculty

October 04, 2016 2085 views faculty, relationships, suggestions

The faculty at your university are invaluable assets, and interacting with them is an integral part of the university experience. Building relationships with your professors can turn into friendships that can carry on...

7 Tips to Help You Prepare for the TOEFL Exam

7 Tips to Help You Prepare for the TOEFL Exam

October 04, 2016 2945 views toefl, exam, preparation

For many international students, the TOEFL exam is a requirement for admission to a university abroad. While hard work and practice are crucial for successfully taking the exam, Luys scholars provide the following tips to make the learning process more...

How To Succeed in Academic Writing

How To Succeed in Academic Writing

October 03, 2016 1429 views exercise, writing, skills

Academic writing is an essential part of the higher education. It's one of the top priorities of all universities worldwide. You need to have advanced writing skills and an analytical thinking, since, being well trained in academic writing is a huge...

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