Posts for Reading

18 Horror Movies You’ll Want to Read First

Horror movies aren’t usually a topic you’ll see turn up on a site like 4Tests, but every Halloween, it’s tough not to get into the spirit. And since we like to share some reading recommendations from time to time, we thought we’d marry the two for a very “scholarly” celebration of the movies you may […]
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26 Summer Reads for the Career-Minded Student

When you think summer reads, your mind probably falls back to the latest fiction bestseller. After all, we love summer because it allows us to escape from school for a few months. And what better way to escape than with escapist literature. But business and career books of today are not the stodgy exercises in […]
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Interview IQ: What Is It, And How Do You Improve It?

Interview IQ is something I am shamefully aware that I do not talk about enough as your resident blogger. But that’s going to change a little today thanks to the book Boost Your Interview IQ by author Carole Martin. The book is a treasure trove of information with dozens of questions and detailed responses — […]
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25 Horror Novels That Will Make You Smarter

Horror novels and Halloween go hand-in-hand, but too often we go for the low-hanging fruit — cheap thrills meant to be easily forgotten. Since this is a test site and our hope is for you to be your best, we thought it time to get into the spirit with some literary gems that also pass […]
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‘You Are A Badass’: 7 Lessons From Jen Sincero’s Life-Changer

Jen Sincero’s book You Are A Badass should be required reading in any classroom (if you could ever get all parents to sign off on the naughty word). Semantics aside, it has tons of great advice for how you should approach this thing called life, and the sooner you internalize them the better. As you […]
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‘Eat That Frog’: The Best Productivity Advice You’ll Ever Hear

Ever hear the old saying that to be more productive, you have to “eat that frog”? This term originates from the legendary American author Mark Twain. His exact verbiage? “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning, and if it is your job to eat two […]
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49 Fourth Of July Reads To Get To Know Your Country Better

The Fourth of July is our nation’s birthday, and each year it reminds us of how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go. If you are in the mood to take an even-handed look at one of the most powerful countries in history, then we recommend you start by tackling a few […]
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Memorial Day Reading List: 12 Books To Check Out Now

Memorial Day is upon us. Before it gets away, it is time to remember the people who were, and are, willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for their country regardless of any differences in opinion or upbringing. To give you a deeper insight as to what these men and women go through, we thought we’d put […]
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Blinkist And The 25 Best Nonfiction Books For Graduates

Nonfiction books for graduates lists often hone in on the first year of life’s new chapter, be it freshman year of college or that inaugural taste of the so-called “real world.” However, life lessons are not confined to specific context. In making our nonfiction books for graduates picks, we turned to the hot new app Blinkist for some […]
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18 Controversial Books That Make Parents Cringe

Controversial books challenge the mind and the societies they critique. They are not the types of literature with which you always agree, but they do provoke conversation and challenge understandings of the world around you. Not every controversial book on the list of 18 below should be taught in a classroom. Some suffer from serious […]
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