Entries by erinnelson

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 […]

MBA Application Process

Future MBAs have a lot to keep track of when applying to business school, so we’re here to provide some straight talk on the issue of admissions rounds for business school—namely, whether applying in round one, round two, or round three is best for your particular strengths. Many MBA admissions officers will tell candidates that if […]

How Long Does It Take to Become a Doctor?

So now that you’ve chosen to pursue your dreams by becoming a physician, it’s useful to know when you can reap the benefits. While you’re thinking about getting into the best medical school possible and taking stock of your medical school requirements, you’ve probably already begun asking yourself, how long does it take to become a […]

How to Study for the LSAT in 1 Month

In order to study for the LSAT in a month and see a significant score improvement, you will need to use your time very efficiently. Maybe you registered for the test one month ago and got caught up in work, school, family, or other fun. Or maybe you just made the decision to apply to law school […]

How to Plan Your Medical School Application Timeline

You might think that applying to medical school is pretty much the same as applying to college. Sure, the basic idea is the same, but the process can actually be much more complicated. That’s why it’s a good idea to start by setting up a medical school application timeline so you hit all the right points at […]