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GMAT Quantitative Elimination Strategies

As with all multiple choice tests, there is more to strategy than simply trying to answer the question. Answer choices are gifts that test-takers must take advantage of. Every effective test-taker must understand the strategies used to efficiently eliminate wrong answer choices. These will help you save time, and more importantly, they may lead you to […]

What’s a Good SAT Score?

What’s a good SAT score? If you’re trying to figure out your SAT score goal for 2020 admissions, you’ll want to look at the SAT averages for the schools you’ll apply to. There are great resources like the College Board where you can search for averages at a wide variety of colleges. The SAT is based on a […]

What’s a good MCAT score?

Each of the four sections of the MCAT is scored between 118 and 132, with the mean and median at 125. This means the total score ranges from 472 to 528, with the mean and median at 500. Why such odd numbers? The AAMC stresses that this scale emphasizes the importance of the central portion […]

10 Must-Know ACT Science Tips

The ACT Science Test can be a lot more manageable than you think (after all, it’s basically an open book test, just like the Reading Test!). Even if your knowledge of Science is limited, you can still get better scores through discipline and hard work. On Test Day, the ACT Science Test will always be […]

10 Must-Know ACT Reading Tips

The ACT Reading section is thirty-five minutes, four ~750-word passages with ten questions each. Scared? Don’t be. Like any section on the ACT, it may seem daunting. But in reality ACT reading is conquerable. You are capable of getting through each question. You just have to be methodical, quick, and resourceful. There are many ways […]

10 Must-Know ACT Math Tips

The ACT Math Test is a similar to the math portions of many standardized tests. Even so, the ACT math has a few surprises, especially if you are more familiar with the SAT. Here, we’ll go over ACT math basics and tips so you’ll be prepared for what’s in store. [ GOOD TO KNOW:  Top 10 Tips […]

What’s a Good ACT Score?

The ACT is scored out of 36, with the top 10% of test-takers getting a composite score of 28-36. When setting your ACT score goal for 2020, it’s a good idea to look at the score averages for the schools to which you’re applying. Overall, the average ACT score is 21, and a score of […]

Top 10 Tips for ACT English

It’s always a good idea to not just complete ACT practice tests, but also to learn some tips about how to approach ACT questions. Test strategy is an important part of preparing for tests. As you prepare for the English section of the ACT, keep these 10 tips in mind for an awesome ACT score! […]

What’s a good GRE score?

What’s a good GRE score? When considering your GRE score goal in 2020’s competitive admissions cycle, it’s always wise to look at the requirements or minimums (if any) at the schools to which you’re applying. For starters, though, here is what you need to know about your GRE score: The GRE is scored on a […]

How to Study for the MCAT in 6 Months

Congratulations on getting started on your MCAT preparation. Planning out the next six months to best maximize your time and not fall into the trap of procrastination is going to be key in your success on the MCAT. Even with six months to prepare, you will need to put aside a good chunk of study […]