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PSAT Official Practice Test and Explanations

Taking a PSAT practice test is one of the most important parts of your preparation for the PSAT. In the weeks before the test, you should set aside about 3 hours to take a PSAT practice test. In addition, you’ll want 2-3 hours minimum to review your performance, and use answers and explanations to target […]

What’s a good PSAT score in 2018-2019?

What’s a good PSAT score? PSAT scoring can be pretty complex. You will receive a score ranging from 8 to 38 on each of the three tests (Reading, Writing & Language, and Math) as well as a score ranging from 160 to 760 for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and for Math. Your overall PSAT score will range from 320 to 1520 and […]

PSAT Test-Taking Strategies: 3 Tips

In order to raise your PSAT score, you should be familiar with the overall structure of the PSAT as well as the structure of the three tests it entails: Reading, Writing & Language, and Math. The strategies outlined in this section can be applied to any of these tests to help raise your PSAT score.   […]

How is the GED Scored?

If you’re planning to take the GED® or thinking about it, a great place to start is familiarizing yourself with the basic structure of each section.  Here’s everything you need to know about scores on the GED®. Each GED® Test (RLA, Mathematical Reasoning, Social Studies, and Science) on the GED® is scored on a scale from 100 […]

LSAT Raw Score Conversion

  Take a look at an example conversion chart based on PrepTest 74: The way in which the LSAT is scored has three important implications for your performance: First, the number of right answers determines your score. There is no guessing penalty. Never leave a question blank on the LSAT. Second, every question is worth […]

How to Study for the GRE in a Month

In order to study for the GRE in a month and see a significant score improvement, you will need to use your time very efficiently. Studying for the GRE in a month requires commitment and concentration. First, you need to know what your strengths and weaknesses are on the GRE. Then, you need to target […]

How to Study for the GRE in Two Months

With 2 months to prepare a study plan for the GRE, you can think about dividing your GRE study time into two parts. During the first month of your GRE study plan, focus on mastering the strategic approaches to each type of question on the GRE, as well as the vocabulary and math content knowledge […]

SAT Math Practice Questions: Probability

The SAT Math sections are the 3rd and 4th sections on the SAT test. During the first 25-minute SAT Math section, you are NOT allowed to use a calculator. During the next 55-minute SAT Math section, you are allowed to use your calculator. Both SAT Math sections will begin with multiple-choice questions, each of which […]

How to Study for the MCAT in 3 Months

Creating your MCAT study guide can be one of the most important but challenging aspects of preparing for the MCAT. The AAMC recommends that the average pre-medical student should spend 300-350 hours preparing for the MCAT across several months. Even with three months to prepare, you will need to put aside a significant amount of study time […]

2018 GMAT Exam Changes and Updates

Since April 16, 2018, the GMAT Quantitative and Verbal sections have had fewer questions in them and both are a bit shorter. Here’s what you need to know about what changes occurred to the GMAT in 2018, including changes to section timing, number of questions, and pacing.