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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

Introduction to the ISEE

A Brief Introduction to the ISEE What is the ISEE? The ISEE is a test required as part of the application to many independent schools. It is administered by the Educational Records Bureau. How much does it “count”? The test is one factor in the school’s admissions process, but some [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 July 8th, 2014|ISEE, SSAT, Test Prep|1 Comment

SAT Sentence Completion Tips

Take a look at this sentence completion question: Because postmodernist critics often rely on___________ language, their prose frequently seems ______________ to nonspecialists who fail to comprehend its meaning. A) accessible….abstruse B) arcane……unequivocal C) esoteric…..impenetrable D) hackneyed…..exotic E) lucid…..grating […]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 October 3rd, 2013|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

Demystifying the GRE Quantitative Section

Given that you’re reading this blog means that you have probably elected to take the GRE in lieu of the GMAT or the MCAT or NCLEX. It is also likely a safe assumption that you plan to go into some field in the social sciences upon completion of your graduate degree. With few exceptions, this [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 August 28th, 2013|GRE, GRE Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments