Entries by erinnelson

Best Medical Specialties: 2020 Predictions

So you’re planning on going into the medical field? Good timing! In fact, there’s never been a better time to be in the medical field. People are living longer and needing longer care. Advancements in technology create new specialties and treatment options. Medical practices are becoming more complex, requiring more administrative help—and that’s just the […]

2019-2020 LSAT Test Changes

In October 2018, the Law School Admission Council made two announcements about 2019 LSAT test changes with the stated goal of modernizing law school admissions and easing the process of applying to law school for students taking the LSAT in summer 2019 and beyond. [ GOOD TO KNOW: Top 4 Tips and Strategies for the Digital […]

Pre-Med Majors: Choosing Your Specialty

As a pre-med student, choosing a major may be one of the most important decisions you make. While there are certain majors that lend themselves to helping you complete your prerequisite classes for medical school and prepare for the MCAT, there isn’t a singular path for medical school admission, and that’s a good thing. The […]

What is the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE®)?

Though the Multistate Bar Exam is, arguably, the more difficult component of most state Bar examinations, most Bar takers are more concerned with the essay portion of the test than anything else. The sheer breadth of material that could potentially be tested in essay form creates more anxiety for Bar takers than any other challenges inherent to […]

When should I take the LSAT (2020)?

Here are the basics. As of March 2019, the LSAT is given nine times a year: January, February, March, April, June, July, September, October, and November. Each test is composed of the same types of questions, the same types of sections and either 100 or 101 questions–or in the rare case of December 2010, 102. The seats […]

What’s Tested on PCAT Critical Reading?

The PCAT Critical Reading section is 50 minutes long and consists of 48 multiple-choice questions divided into 6 passages with 8 questions each. You have approximately 8 minutes per passage and 30 seconds per question. Because of the short time allotted for each question, getting as familiar with the structure of the Critical Reading section […]

SAT Reading Comprehension Timing Tips

When I ask my students what they find challenging about reading comprehension, the most popular answer is always the same—“timing.” (Runners-up include “understanding the passage” and “getting bored.”) Beating the clock on the ACT or SAT reading comprehension test isn’t as hard as most people think it is, and it doesn’t entail what most people […]

SAT Reading Strategy: Passage or Questions First?

The SAT Reading section is a tough section for many. Reading strategies are necessary to ensure success on the section. One of the most common strategy questions is whether you should read the passage or question first. You can admit it. There was a time in your life when you found reading to be enjoyable . […]

What’s Tested on the TEAS: Reading

Understanding written material will be critical to your success in a nursing or health science program and to your ability to care for clients as a health care professional. Whether reading a textbook, a patient’s chart, a healthcare facility’s policies, or research study results, you will need to be able to grasp an author’s main […]

SAT Math: Top 6 Tips for the No-Calculator Section

Over the years, you may have become accustomed to using a calculator to solve each and every math question. A straightforward calculation you could do in third grade, such as 7 x 12, may have you reaching for your calculator. After all, pushing just a few buttons on a calculator will get you to the […]