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How long does it take study for the MCAT?

The answer to “how long does it take to study for the MCAT” is rarely a satisfying one. The answer is “it depends”. In reality, there are two questions behind this question: How long will it take you to study for the MCAT? How long should you study for the MCAT? The answers to these […]

What’s Tested on the MCAT (2020-2021)?

What’s tested on the MCAT? On the 2021 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 sections, and […]

PSAT Math: Systems of Equations

Linear Equations on the PSAT are well suited for modeling a variety of scenarios and for solving for a single variable in terms of another that is clearly defined (e.g., what is the cost of a data plan if you consume 4 GB of data in a month). However, sometimes you will be given a set […]

What’s tested on the PSAT?

The first step to achieving PSAT success is to learn about the structure of the test and why it’s so important for your future. The PSAT, like any standardized test, is predictable. The more comfortable you are with the test structure, the more confidently you will approach each question type, thus maximizing your score.   The PSAT is […]

Simple Quantitative Strategies for the GMAT

Before you review all that algebra and geometry you’ve forgotten over the years, and before you practice with an endless sequence of practice problems, you should learn a few simple tips that well help you immensely on test day. Learn these early, and reinforce them during practice. These strategies are here to remind you that […]

GMAT Sentence Correction: Pronouns and Antecedents

English grammar is complicated. Unfortunately, learning and comprehending grammar is made even tougher by the fact that some grammatical errors have become such an accepted part of our speech that very few of us even notice them anymore. Errors in pronouns—words like he, she, it, they, our, etc.—and antecedents—the words that the pronouns refer to—are […]

ACT Score Predictor: What is your ACT Score?

Find out your ACT score in under 15 minutes with a quick 12-question quiz. Do you have a competitive ACT score? An elite ACT score? Or just a beginner ACT score? We’ve drawn questions from all topics of the ACT: English, Math, Reading, and Science. The ACT is very predictable. The same kinds of questions, […]

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: 62 minutes Format: 31 questions Tests: Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry Slightly fewer than half of the multiple-choice questions that […]

Picking the Right College

Where you go to college is as much up to you, the applicant, as it is up to the college. Although college acceptances are ultimately up to the colleges themselves, you have done the preliminary work of selecting colleges that fit with your wants and needs. Colleges work to be appealing to you, the prospective […]

LSAT Score Predictor: What is your LSAT Score?

Find out your LSAT score in under 15 minutes with a quick 12-question quiz. Do you have a competitive LSAT score? An elite LSAT score? or just a beginner LSAT score? We’ve drawn questions from all three sections of the LSAT, including logic games, logical reasoning, and reading comprehension. This quiz contains questions designed to mirror […]