Entries by ethansterling

What’s a good LSAT score?

What LSAT score do you need? As you consider an LSAT score goal, it’s always wise to look at average scores at the schools to which you’re applying. For starters, though, here are the basics you might need to know about your LSAT score: The LSAT is scored on a 120-180 scale. The average LSAT score is about […]

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 the […]

Studying for the USMLE Exam in India

If you’re studying for for the USMLE in India, Our medical experts from India have the answers to your top questions below about the USMLE, travel, clerkships, residency programs, and more.   Based on our experience working with international medical graduates, preparing for the Step 1 exam takes 6 to 12 months, Step 2 CK […]

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 […]

What’s Tested on the SAT Reading and Writing Section?

The SAT tests reading and writing and language skills in the context of passages. This means that all of the answers to the reading questions will have support in the passage—no outside knowledge is necessary. For the Writing & Language questions, you’ll need to not only identify and correct grammar issues but also correct issues […]

Make Your Teens More Competitive in College Admissions

College admissions committees are swamped with qualified applicants. Many students apply with the same test scores and GPAs (there are only so many combinations of numbers!). So how do you help your teen stand out? Learning how to present a college application package will make your child more competitive to admissions officers, as well as […]

Top Tips to Remain Calm During Final Exams

Whether you’re a freshmen, sophomore, junior, or senior; you’re likely concerned about how final exams can make or break your semester. Don’t let this temporary pressure break you, instead, take charge and take the steps to doing well on final exams. Rest assured, while final exams hold a significant portion of your grade, they do not […]

How hard is the GRE?

The GRE is designed to help graduate schools determine which applicants will be a good fit for advanced academic work, and it is used by some of the most competitive programs in the world. Therefore, the questions can pose a steep challenge to your critical thinking skills. [ RELATED: Average GRE Scores for Top Grad School […]

Getting College Credit from AP Tests

Back in high school, I knew the following about AP tests: 1. They looked good on college apps. 2. They could give college credit. It’s the latter I didn’t fully appreciate at the time. Looking back, I wish somebody had grabbed me by the shoulders, shaken me and said, “Serious, AP tests are really amazing […]

College Admissions: Extracurriculars and Volunteering

Whether you are a freshman just starting high school or a junior getting ready to apply to college, getting involved in extracurriculars and volunteering is always the way to go. It is never too early/late to get involved! Here are some helpful tips that can help you learn why, when, and how you should pursue extracurriculars at your high school:  Why? Learn […]