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Standardized Testing: A Useful Or Misused Tool?

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Standardized testing gets a lot of grief in the education community. (Some would say with good reason.) But is it really as bad as students and many teachers say? And should we consider abandoning a reliance on these assessments or continue to use them in an attempt to bring the system up to speed? For […]
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4 Non-Traditional Ways For Getting In To Med School

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The traditional pathway to med school is rigorous work. Typically, you keep a 3.6 GPA through the undergrad years and score at least a 31 on the MCAT. From there, a number of schools consider your application, and you make a determination based on what offers are on the table. The process can be a […]
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Tech Jobs: How ASVAB And Other Non-College Opportunities Can Work For You

asvab other non college opps great for tech jobs

There are many important concepts that going to school, taking standardized tests, and earning a master’s or PhD can still teach you, but when it comes to technology, your options are not limited to these alone. In fact, in the new world, many colleges and universities have done a poor job of keeping up with […]
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AP Chemistry Exam: What To Learn, What To Expect

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If you’re like us and still recovering from that incredible Breaking Bad finale a couple of weeks ago, you may be on such a high right now that you want to follow in the chemistry footsteps of Walter White (NOTE: not the meth footsteps, that would be stupid and dangerous, besides there can be only one Heisenberg).


10 Lessons GMAT And Business School Don’t Teach You

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is one of the primary factors that influence your ability to get in to a good business school. But while it may do nicely in preparing you for the MBA or a Master of Accountancy, there are some things it doesn’t (and can’t) teach you. For these additional lessons, […]
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GRE English Vocabulary Scores: 5 Best Ways To Improve Them

The Graduate Record Examinations (or GRE) are an increasingly popular litmus test that graduate schools in the United States use to determine whether you’re cut out for their curricula. Along with the GMAT, they test you on your skills with reading comprehension, critical reasoning, vocabulary usage, high school level math and reasoning, and analytical writing. […]
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MCAT Recommendations That Can Help You To 35 And Beyond

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a computer-based standardized exam for prospective medical students. It’s currently given in the United States and Canada, and is used to assess critical thinking, problem solving, knowledge of scientific concepts and principles, and written analysis. The good news is, if you are organized, regimented, demonstrating good study habits, […]
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5 LSAT Tips To Get You The Score You’re Looking For

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) uses sections on logic, reading comprehension, and verbal reasoning to determine whether you’re ready for law school. While it is not the only criteria for acceptance into a prestigious program, it is integral. It’s currently used in the United States, Canada, and by the University of Melbourne in Australia, […]
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GMAT Advice: 14 Most Careless Mistakes, According To The Experts

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer adaptive test that measures a person’s analytical, quantitative, reading, verbal, and writing skills in prep for admittance to a MBA, Master of Finance, Master of Accountancy, or other graduate management program. Even though the test is administered in English, it is available in at least 83 […]
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How To Get In To Stanford

Competitive advantages aren’t just helpful for landing a business investor or getting a bank to grant you a loan. They’re also necessary for ambitious students who are trying to get in to Stanford University or some other highly selective school. Recently, the question was raised over at Quora: “What were some of the major factors […]
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