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A last-minute SAT cram plan

A last-minute SAT cram plan

If you’re taking the March SAT next weekend and you haven’t really started studying yet, you should know right now that you’ve not set yourself up for overwhelming success (or even regular-whelming success). Still, you’re not alone in your predicament, and Goonies never say “die.” I’m not going to say anything profound here, but I figured I’d write up a last-minute study (cram) plan to try to maximize your score  [ Read More ]

most useful sat reading tips

most useful sat reading tips

Reading comprehension, compared to math and grammar, is much more resistant to strategy attacks. Reading comp questions are like the cockroaches of the SAT world—nearly immune to pesticide (our tactics and strategies). The only way to truly and effectively conquer these pesky questions is the old fashion way: stomping them dead. By that I mean actually understanding what you’re reading—the fundamentals! There is one glimmer of hope though, one saving  [ Read More ]

1 Month GMAT Study Schedule

1 Month GMAT Study Schedule

OK, suppose you are starting from Square One and have just a month to get yourself in shape for the GMAT.  That’s not a whole lot of time, but here’s how to make the best of it. This outline supposes six days/week of preparation.  It will actually help you integrate even more deeply if you have one GMAT-free day a week.  I am assuming you have 3-4 hours a day,  [ Read More ]

5-Paragraph Essay: Part III: Dodging Claim and Summary (What NOT to Do)

This is part 3 of a multi-post series on writing the 25-minute SAT essay, a paragraph-by-paragraph, sentence-by-sentence breakdown. Basically, these posts will construct a full-fledged essay template. If you haven’t checked out part 1 on the introduction paragraph, jump on over there first. And part 2 on topic sentences here. I had this convo the other day: Me: Ah, so nice to see you again, my dear good ol’ friend Mr. Analysis. Mr. Analysis: I’m  [ Read More ]

Getting The Most From Those GRE Practice Tests

Getting The Most From Those GRE Practice Tests

You may have heard that there is no better way to practice for the GRE than by taking a mock exam, especially ones written by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), the makers of the GRE. The extent to which this is true depends on how you use the exams. Taking a test once, figuring out your score, and then hoping that your brain will avoid the same kinds of mistakes  [ Read More ]

Structure of Ideas Question on the GRE

Structure of Ideas Question on the GRE

Structure of Ideas questions on the revised GRE reading comprehension section will ask you to understand how the passage is laid out, structurally, as opposed to the ideas contained within the passage’s details. The focus is on identifying the keywords including any relevant punctuation and transitions. Make sure you know how to answer each type of reading comprehension question.  Get plenty of practice at Grockit, and set up private lessons with  [ Read More ]

Top B Schools under GMAT and Their Specializations

Top B Schools under GMAT and Their Specializations

For anyone aspiring to get into a business school, the first hurdle is the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). Forget about the other hurdles downstream if the GMAT is not successfully scaled. But how high must you jump to clear it? How high can a GMAT get? There is no specific number but a “ballpark figure.” And, according to an article in www.mbaapplicant.com, that ballpark figure is in the mid  [ Read More ]

New GMAT Integrated Reasoning Scoring Scale

New GMAT Integrated Reasoning Scoring Scale

Recently the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) announced what the scoring scale will be for the new Integrated Reasoning section that will appear on the Next Generation GMAT. Integrated Reasoning (IR) will be scored on a scale of 1 to 8, in whole-number increments. Remember that your total GMAT score (out of 800) is only calculated off of your Quant and Verbal scores. So, you can do horribly on the  [ Read More ]

GMAT Integrated Reasoning: Bubble Charts

GMAT Integrated Reasoning: Bubble Charts

Fact: When GMAT Integrated Reasoning appears, starting in June 2012, one type of chart about which the GMAT IR can ask is a bubble chart. What in Sam Hill is a bubble chart?   Scatterplots A bubble chart is a close cousin to a scatterplot.  In a scatterplot, each data point has values in two different variables, and for each data point, its vertical & horizontal position on the graph tells its value  [ Read More ]

how to get high score

how to get high score

The following is a guide to scoring high on the SAT test. If you follow these steps, your SAT score will go up. 1. Diagnostic SAT Test: A common question among SAT students is, “How should I start preparing for the SAT test?” Begin your SAT test prep with a diagnostic test. After taking a test, make note of the questions you got wrong as this will be important later. By  [ Read More ]

A last-minute SAT cr

If you're taking the March SAT next weekend and you ...

most useful sat read

Reading comprehension, compared to math and grammar, is much more ...

1 Month GMAT Study S

OK, suppose you are starting from Square One and have ...

5-Paragraph Essay: P

This is part 3 of a multi-post series on writing ...

Getting The Most Fro

You may have heard that there is no better way ...

A last-minute SAT cr

If you're taking the March SAT next weekend and you ...

most useful sat read

Reading comprehension, compared to math and grammar, is much more ...

1 Month GMAT Study S

OK, suppose you are starting from Square One and have ...

5-Paragraph Essay: P

This is part 3 of a multi-post series on writing ...

Getting The Most Fro

You may have heard that there is no better way ...

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