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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+00:00July 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+00:00July 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+00:00October 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+00:00August 28th, 2013|GRE, GRE Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

Inference Questions on the GMAT

Inference questions on the GMAT appear in two distinctly different sections of the Verbal Section: Critical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension. Unlike the majority of questions that comprise these sections, inference questions pose a challenge because they must be answered in a fundamentally different way. […]

By |2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00August 17th, 2013|GMAT, GMAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

Combinations and Permutations: The Basics

The Math section of the SAT contains problems pertaining to topics known as combinations and permutations. You may be asked the number of combinations possible in a given situation. For example, let’s say you walk into a restaurant that serves ice cream. You have a choice of five different flavors: chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, mint, and [...]

By |2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00August 8th, 2013|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments