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ISEE Prep for Students with Disabilities: 1 of 2

ISEE Prep with Learning Differences The demands of the ISEE can be overwhelming for any student, but it can be especially difficult for students with a learning disability and/or ADHD. Part I of this post will address the unique requirements and characteristics of the ISEE, along with the process of [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 October 31st, 2014|Accommodations, ISEE, Learning Differences, SSAT, Test Prep|0 Comments

SAT Test Prep for Students with Disabilities

SAT for Students with Disabilities Sitting hunched over a desk and bubbling in an answer sheet for hours at a time doesn’t bring out the best in most students, but it can be especially overwhelming if you are a student with a learning disability and/or ADHD. While there is no [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 October 20th, 2014|Accommodations, ACT, ISEE, Learning Differences, SAT, SAT Tips, SSAT, Test Prep|1 Comment

Taking the SAT with Accommodations

SAT for Learning Differences Taking the SAT is a daunting task for anyone, but it can be especially challenging if you are a student with a disability. The good news is that, in the professional world, you will rarely (if ever) have to prove your worth by sitting down for [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 October 16th, 2014|Accommodations, Learning Differences, SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

The SAT Writing Section Overview

SAT Writing Tips! What does it test? The SAT Writing section tests your ability to identify errors in sentences, your knowledge of grammar and usage, and your essay writing skills. What types of questions does it include? The Writing section includes one 25-minute essay and 49 multiple-choice questions. The Essay [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 September 18th, 2014|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

The SAT Mathematics Section Overview

SAT Mathematics Tips What does it test? According to the College Board’s website, the SAT Mathematics section includes questions on arithmetic operations, Algebra 1, Geometry, Statistics, and Probability. It does not test concepts from Algebra 2, Pre-calculus, Calculus, or AP Statistics classes. The good news is that once you’ve mastered high [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 September 9th, 2014|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

The SAT Critical Reading Section Overview

SAT Critical Reading Tips! What does it test? The SAT Critical Reading section tests verbal reasoning, reading skills, and vocabulary. It requires you to comprehend complex passages that might be similar to what you will see in college texts. Unlike the reading you do for English class, most passages are [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

The GRE Analytical Writing Section Overview

Analytical Writing Tips! What does it test? According to the ETS Web site, the Analytical Writing section of the GRE General Test “measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.” It measures these skills by having you write two 30-minute [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 August 26th, 2014|GRE, GRE Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

The GRE Verbal Section Overview

Verbal Reasoning Tips! According to the ETS Web site, the Verbal Reasoning section of the GRE General Test “measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.” To put it [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 August 18th, 2014|GRE, GRE Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

The GRE Quantitative Section Overview

Quantitative Reasoning Tips! According to the ETS Web site, the Quantitative Reasoning section of the GRE General Test measures “problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis.” What doesn’t it test? This is not a test geared towards math majors; the actual math on the test is [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 August 12th, 2014|GRE, GRE Tips, Test Prep|1 Comment

The ISEE vs. the SSAT

ISEE Or SSAT? Most independent schools require a standardized test as part of the admissions process, usually the ISEE or the SSAT. Many parents and students ask the question: What’s the difference? Before pondering the question too much, it’s important to check if the school(s) to which you are applying [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 July 17th, 2014|ISEE, SSAT, Test Prep|1 Comment