Entries by emmacalderwood

Passing the NCLEX: Pass Rates

  Many students wonder how many questions it takes to pass the NCLEX-RN. The short answer—it depends! A test-taker will see a minimum of 75 questions and a maximum of 145 questions on the NCLEX-RN (85-205 on the NCLEX-PN). When the test will stop for you depends on the level at which you are consistently performing. […]

AP World History: Modern — Period 1 Notes (1200-1450)

Remember that the AP World History exam tests you on the depth of your knowledge, not just your ability to recall facts. While we have provided brief definitions here, you will need to know these terms in even more depth for the AP exam, including how terms connect to broader historical themes and understandings. Neo-Confucianism: […]

AP World History: Modern — Period 2 Notes (1450-1750)

Remember that the AP World History exam tests you on the depth of your knowledge, not just your ability to recall facts. While we have provided brief definitions here, you will need to know these terms in even more depth for the AP exam, including how terms connect to broader historical themes and understandings. Christopher […]

AP World History: Modern — Period 3 Notes (1750-1900)

Remember that the AP World History exam tests you on the depth of your knowledge, not just your ability to recall facts. While we have provided brief definitions here, you will need to know these terms in even more depth for the AP exam, including how terms connect to broader historical themes and understandings. Enlightenment: […]

How to Get a Driver’s License in California

Getting your driver’s license is a big step towards independence and adulthood. And though the path to an unrestricted California driver’s license might seem like a long and complicated one, we’re here to help you figure out the qualifications for a learner’s permit, how to land a provisional license, and everything in between.   First, […]

Taking the At-Home GRE

As a result of the global response to COVID-19, some Prometric testing centers for the GRE® General Test temporarily closed their doors, forcing many students to cancel or reschedule their testing date. To accommodate these students, ETS introduced an online GRE that could be taken at home. While many centers have reopened, some locations remain closed or […]

Taking the GMAT Online

As a result of the global response to COVID-19, testing centers for the GMAT™ Exam indefinitely closed their doors, forcing students to cancel or reschedule their testing date. To accommodate students, the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) introduced a take-at-home option called the GMAT Online exam. While centers throughout the world have started opening, some […]

How to Study for the MCAT in 2 Months

Creating your MCAT study guide can be one of the most important but challenging aspects of preparing for the MCAT. According to the AAMC, the average pre-med student should spend about 240 hours preparing for the MCAT over three months. As the official MCAT prep of the AMSA, Kaplan recommends that you spend 300-350 hours studying so you […]

A Week in the Life of an M2

I spent a lot of time before starting medical school imagining what my life would be like. You work so hard as a pre-med to get the grades, MCAT score, perfect extracurriculars, and the interviews you need to get a highly coveted seat in medical school. It is a hectic and anxiety inducing time, where […]

Virtual Medical School Interviews: The Ultimate Guide

The COVID-19 national health crisis has had an impact on many aspects of our lives.  For members of the 2020-2021 medical school applicant pool, COVID-19 has meant a move to online learning, cancellation of MCAT dates, and the birth of the virtual medical school interview as medical schools pivot to safely conduct interviews. This guide […]