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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

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+00:00 August 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+00:00 August 8th, 2013|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

Arithmetic and Algebra on the GMAT

It’s often said of the GMAT that creativity is more indispensable to the quantitative section than it is to the verbal section. While this maxim may run counter to expectations, it is indubitably the case that the student able to think about a math problem in a variety of ways will out-perform the student only [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 August 1st, 2013|GMAT, GMAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

SAT Writing: Misplaced Modifiers

Many sentences begin with their subjects. But others start with a descriptive phrase known as a modifier, followed by a comma. Here are a few examples, with each modifier italicized: Jumping up and down incessantly, the little boy annoyed all the passengers on the airplane. […]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 July 26th, 2013|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments

The SAT Essay: Thinking Fast

Many people dread the idea of writing an essay for the SAT. Most students especially fear the essay section’s element of surprise: What’s the essay topic going to be? And how can I come up with ideas when I only have twenty minutes to write? Well, you won’t know the essay topic in advance. But [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 July 19th, 2013|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|1 Comment

Finding the Clues in Sentence Completions

Every sentence completion question has at least one clue. In fact, the writers of these types of SAT problems must put clues into the sentences; otherwise, there would be no way for you, the test-taker, to know word(s) the writers want. Consider the following sentence: My sister Natalie is very _____________. […]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:38+00:00 July 12th, 2013|SAT, SAT Tips, Test Prep|0 Comments