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SAT Sentence Completion Tips

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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

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When to Plug In Numbers!

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[latexpage] Consider the following problem: The sum of two numbers that differ by 1 is $x$. In terms of $x$, what is the value of the smaller of the two numbers? [ A) frac{x}{2} ] [ B) frac{x}{2}+1 ] [ C) frac{2x-1}{2} ] [ D) frac{x-1}{2} ] [ E) frac{x+1}{2} ]

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The SAT: An Overview

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In the previous SAT Tips blog, we wrote about fear of the SAT. Fear often comes from what we don’t know. One of the ways to vanquish the fear is to get acquainted with the test. So we’re going to provide an all-encompassing perspective on the test, so that you know what you’re dealing with.

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GMAT Reading Comprehension Strategies

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Although the tasks you are required to perform on the Reading Comprehension section of the GMAT are without question some of the most routine and familiar on the exam – namely reading a text and responding to a set of questions about that text – many students nonetheless report approaching the passages with tremendous anxiety….

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Fear and the SAT

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Three scary letters: S-A-T. And, no, I don’t mean the abbreviation for the word “Saturday.” I mean the standardized test high-schoolers take to obtain admission to colleges and universities. Talk to almost anybody who’s taken it and almost anybody who’s about to take it, and you’ll realize that fear plays huge, memorable part in the…

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5 Questions with Vanessa Van Edwards

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Vanessa Van Edwards is an accomplished author, speaker, and youthologist. What’s a youthologist you ask? As described on her site, Radical Parenting, a youthologist is “someone who studies, follows, and observes youth trends, activities and issues.” Vanessa is passionate about empowering teens and tweens and helping parents and kids connect through open communication. That is…

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Number Properties Questions

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Number properties questions are more common on the GMAT Quantitative section than most test-takers would like. In all the years I’ve spent teaching and tutoring this test, I’ve seen few questions approached with more apprehension and dread than questions concerning number properties. This is unfortunate principally because these questions are not at all difficult when…

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5 Questions with Brian Fisher

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Founded in 1998, AdmissionsQuest connects families with boarding schools and private schools through a growing network of school profiles. Schools can register to upload photos, videos, event information, and much more to help families find the right fit for their needs. Brian Fisher has been a partner in AdmissionsQuest since the beginning and is an…

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GMAT Critical Reasoning Strategies

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Although GMAT Critical Reasoning questions come in several different varieties, the most common are by far and away those involving an unstated assumption upon which the correct answer depends. These questions usually take one of the following formats: “Which of the following would (strengthen/weaken) the argument?” and “The argument above assumes which of the following?”…

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Best Study Strategies for the GMAT

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The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a standardized assessment test that many master degree programs require applicants to take. Business schools in particular use the GMAT to determine entry into their accounting and finance programs. Today, the GMAT test is conducted in 110 different countries. Follow these tips for studying in preparation for the…

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Should I Take the SAT or ACT?

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Preparing for college can be stressful and demanding. After all, college isn’t all about frat parties and cheering on the basketball team – you have to show some level of academic success in order to be accepted. Knowing that you have a looming standardized test doesn’t help when it comes to your anxiety, either. Most…

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5 Study Tips for GRE Success

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Over 700,000 people take the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) every year. The test is computer-based and the difficulty of the questions is based on your previous answers. The better you perform, the more difficult the questions become. This unusual method of testing makes it difficult for students who haven’t prepared to succeed. The GRE tests…

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Testing Out of High School

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Testing out of high school is a topic that more students are considering at some point during their careers, either through the GED or through a state level proficiency exam (ex. CHSPE). To address the important factors in this decision, Huffington Post held a discussion in their Huffpost Live format, and LA Tutors 123/Fortune Tutors’…

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5 Questions with Linda Abraham

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Started by Linda Abraham in the early 1990s, Accepted.com grew out of an editing service working with college students in West Los Angeles. Linda discovered she was repeatedly asked to edit personal statements for grad school. She realized that if she applied journalistic techniques to the personal statements she was editing, she could help applicants make their stories engaging,…

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About the SSAT

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Private high schools could be very selective, meaning they have many more prospective students applying than they have available slots. Also, because of the big differences between the various public and private elementary and middle schools, it’s very hard to judge students’ aptitudes and abilities based solely on their GPA. Therefore, many private high schools…

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