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GRE Quantitative: Prime Factorization

As any Kaplan GRE Expert will tell you, the Quantitative section is a test of concepts, not calculations. It’s also a psychological test, designed to intimidate the rookie test-taker with big, scary-looking numbers. Fortunately, there’s always a method to the GRE’s math madness and, consequently, a way of making those intimidating numbers easier to understand. That’s where […]

Top 52 GRE Vocabulary Words

You will see GRE® vocabulary on test day in a variety of ways. Your verbal score is generated from your answers to 40 questions that are split up among two separate sections of 20 questions each. You will have 30 minutes to complete each section, so be ready to tackle Sentence Equivalence, Text Completion, and […]

What’s a Good ACT Score?

Not sure what a good ACT score is? What’s a bad ACT score? Have no fear! When setting your ACT score goal for 2018, it’s always a good idea to look at the score averages for the schools to which you’re applying. There are helpful college profiles that include information about average scores, total enrollment, […]

What’s tested on the MCAT (2018)?

  What’s tested on the MCAT? On the 2018 MCAT, you’ll face 230 questions over 6 hours and 15 minutes. The new MCAT requires a lot more stamina and focus than its predecessor. The breakdown of MCAT questions is 10 passages with 4 to 7 questions each and 15 stand-alone questions in each of the science […]

What’s a good PSAT score?

What’s a good PSAT score? As you consider a PSAT score goal in 2018’s competitive scholarship qualification process, it’s wise to understand average scores and qualifying scores for various scholarship programs. Taking the PSAT gives you a chance to qualify for several scholarship programs, most notably the National Merit Scholarship Program. The PSAT is also excellent practice […]

What’s a Good SAT Score?

  What’s a good SAT score? If you’re trying to figure out your SAT score goal for 2018 admissions, you’ll want to look at the SAT averages for the schools to which you’re applying. There are great resources like the College Board where you can search for averages at a wide variety of colleges. The new SAT […]

What’s Tested on the AP World History Exam?

Advanced Placement exams have been around for decades. While the format and content have changed over the years, the basic goal of the AP program remains the same: to give high school students a chance to earn college credit or advanced placement. To do this, a student needs to do two things: Find a college […]

How Many Times Can I Take the LSAT?

If you’re taking the LSAT, odds are you’ve wondered how many chances you have to take the LSAT in order to get into the top law schools of your choice. So if you’re wondering, how many times can I take the LSAT?, you should know that the LSAC (who administers the LSAT) has eliminated the limit on […]

Probability, Combination, and Permutation on the GRE

Probability, Combination, and Permutation questions are relatively rare on the GRE, but if you’re aiming for a high percentile in the Quantitative section you should spend some time familiarizing yourself with some of the more advanced concepts such as these. These types of probability questions are often found in multiple choice word problems, although it’s […]

7 Tips for a Perfect GRE Argument Essay

Are you ready to wow graduate schools with your impressive writing and reasoning skills? A perfect score on the GRE Argument Essay (a 6) is a great way to increase your graduate school admissions chances! Here are 7 tips to take your GRE Argument Essay to that perfect score. [Related: What is a good GRE […]