Entries by ethansterling

What’s a good MCAT score?

What MCAT score do you need? When considering your MCAT score goal (in 2017’s competitive admissions cycle), it’s always a good idea to look at the requirements or minimums (if any) at the schools to which you’re applying. To start, though, here is what you need to know about your MCAT score: Each of the four sections […]

GRE Reading Comprehension: Logic Questions

Reading comprehension on the GRE has a number of question types you can expect to see on Test Day: Main Idea, Detail, Function, Vocab in Context, etc. These are slightly easier ones, but there are also some that tend to be a little harder: Inference, Application, and Logic questions. Logic’s a method of reasoning based on inference. The GRE has reading […]

Reading Comprehension: Structure of Ideas on the GRE

GRE Reading Comprehension tests you ability to read a passage carefully, and no question type will test you ability to read closely more than the Structure of Ideas prompts on the test. On these questions, you will have to identify a passage’s main idea and understand how the passage is laid out, structurally. Although this sounds simple, […]

Top Ten Pacing Tips for the GRE

Pacing is vital to ace the GRE. The best graduate schools want master’s students who can balance their time efficiently. The grad school candidates with the best GRE scores know how to manage their GRE test prep, utilize the best free GRE resources, and pace themselves through each section of the GRE. Use these 10 […]

What’s Tested on the GMAT: Integrated Reasoning

Integrated Reasoning questions are designed to resemble problems you will encounter in business school and in your career. The Integrated Reasoning section is the only section of the GMAT that gives you access to an onscreen calculator — but don’t be tempted to over-rely on the calculator; IR questions are designed to test complex reasoning […]

What’s Tested on the GMAT: Quantitative Section

The GMAT Quantitative Section is designed to test your content and analytical knowledge of basic math concepts, including arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. The section consists of two question types: Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving. The Basics Time: 75 minutes Format: 37 questions Tests: Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry Slightly fewer than half of the multiple-choice questions […]

GMAT: The Computer Adaptive Test

The GMAT computer adaptive test (CAT) is more than just a computerized version of a paper-and-pencil test. On the GMAT, the CAT actually adapts to your performance as you’re taking the test. Understanding how the CAT works and knowing a few strategies specific to this particular format can have a direct, positive impact on your […]

What’s Tested on the GMAT: Verbal Section

The GMAT Verbal Section is designed to test your command of standard written English, your skills in analyzing arguments, and your ability to read critically. The section consists of 3 question types: Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction, and Reading Comprehension. Time: 75 minutes Format: 41 questions Tests: Reading, Grammar, Analytical Reasoning A little more than half […]

GMAT Quantitative: Profit and Interest

You will encounter the following three types of Profit/Loss problems in the GMAT: In this case you will be given the cost price and sales price, and will be asked to simply calculate the profit/loss incurred by the seller by entering into the given transaction. This will be done by dividing the difference between the […]

How to Study for GRE Vocabulary

Learning vocabulary words the GRE is a pretty daunting task. Just looking at the immense vocabulary lists offered in prep books can discourage you from starting a study plan. If you’re serious about studying vocabulary, here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your time.