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Determining How Your ASVAB Scores Affect Your Enlistment in Job-Training Programs

Each service branch has its own individual system of ASVAB scores. Recruiters and military job counselors use these scores, along with other factors such as job availability, security clearance eligibility [more…]

Simple and Easy Geometry Tips and Tools

The first rule of life? Life (as well as geometry) can be difficult. But why make it more difficult than it has to be? Do you need help with geometry? Here are 11 tried-and-true tips to make your forays [more…]

Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle: The Big Three in Greek Philosophy

Much of Western philosophy finds its basis in the thoughts and teachings of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. You can't begin a study of world philosophy without talking about these guys: the Big Three ancient [more…]

Endosymbiotic Theory

Taxonomy and phylogeny (the ways in which living things are connected, categorized, and named) ultimately boil down to questions of origins: who begat whom, and who originally begat the begetters, and [more…]

Improving Your Vocabulary for the ASVAB

Having an extensive vocabulary can help you do well on the Word Knowledge ASVAB subtest. But even if you don't have a huge vocabulary, the strategies in this article can help you make up for that. [more…]

SAT Vocabulary: Using New Words in Context

You have a choice when trying to improve your SAT vocabulary: You can open up a dictionary and start memorizing words, or you can read some funny and (hopefully) interesting stories that help you remember [more…]

SAT II Math: Looking at Lines and Angles

Plane geometry is the study of lines and shapes in two dimensions. Imagine a tool that could prove that the Earth is round and that the planets move around the sun in predictable orbits. Those are some [more…]

Taking the Zen Approach to LSAT Analytical Reasoning Problems

Remember the Zen approach — live in the present. Each section contains four Analytical Reasoning problems. Make each problem the sole focus of your being for the time it takes you to work it. Don't think [more…]

Deciding Which SAT Subject Test to Take

Until the regular SAT changed in 2005, it used to be a little easier to decide which SAT II subject area tests you needed to take. Most of the colleges that required the SAT II made you take the SAT II [more…]

Taking a Quick Look at the Types of LSAT Questions

The LSAT has three different kinds of multiple-choice questions. Each type has its virtues and vices, and you will come to know and love them all. [more…]

Categorizing Mother Nature: The Linnaean Taxonomic System

In order to effectively study plants and animals, all scientists need to use the same names. Using the same names keeps scientists from getting confused about what species is being referred to. [more…]

SAT Vocabulary: Words of Praise and Criticism

The words in this article express praise and criticism. These are words you're likely to use when you try to impress (or thoroughly depress) your date's parents or ace the biggest test of your life. [more…]

SAT II U.S. History: Moving through the Progressive Era

About 40 percent of the SAT II U.S. History exam covers the period from 1899 to the present, of which the Progressive Era is a small, but important, subject. The majority of questions that deal with Progressivism [more…]

Defining Differences between the SAT II, SAT I, and ACT

Many people are befuddled about how the SAT II, SAT I, and the ACT compare — and how they're decidedly different. The following points can help you keep these three tests straight. [more…]

SAT II Biology: Touring the Major Biomes

Surviving the SAT II means spending time getting familiar with ecology. Ecology covers the real lifestyles and interactions of all the different species on earth. About 23 percent of the E version of the [more…]

Discovering Test-Taking Strategies for the GED

You can increase your GED score by practicing smart exam-taking. This article gives you some tips for planning your time, guessing intelligently, and reviewing your work. [more…]

SAT II Math: Sizing Up Central Tendency

The SAT II Math test is bound to have at least one or two questions related to probability and statistics. The science of statistics involves organizing, analyzing, and interpreting data in order to reach [more…]

Planning Your LSAT Test-Taking Tactics

You'll have an easier time on test day if you consider some strategic matters beforehand. The following sections provide a few simple strategies to ease your test-taking venture. You can't [more…]

When to Take the NCLEX-RN Exam

How soon after graduation you take the NCLEX-RN exam is up to you, with some caveats. Some eager-beaver types want to take the test 14 minutes after graduation, while others are still dragging their feet [more…]

SAT II Biology: Espresso for Cells -- ATP and Energy

The energy source for every cell on earth — from your SAT-busting brain cells to the dumbest bacteria — is a tiny molecule that you may have never heard of before: ATP. Every ATP molecule contains a small [more…]

Passing Part I of the GED

Part I of the Language Arts, Writing Test asks you to read and then revise and edit documents that may include how-to information and workplace material. This test isn't evil. Just because you haven't [more…]

Just the Facts, Ma'am: Arguing for Logic on the LSAT

What do lawyers do? They argue. They make statements and support them with evidence in order to convince a judge or jury that they're right or that their opponents are wrong. They read statutes and cases [more…]

SAT II U.S. History: The Fight for Independence

About 20 percent of the SAT II U.S. History exam covers the period from 1763 to 1800. The majority of exam questions from this time period focus on political and economic history. Social, intellectual, [more…]

SAT II Math: Getting (RE)acquainted with Numbers

Like anything else in life, math builds on information you already know. While many of the things we need to know we really did learn in kindergarten, it's a safe bet that most of us were not taught quadratic [more…]

SAT II Biology: Getting the Lowdown on Format and Content

The SAT II Biology test allows you to choose an emphasis. You can either take the exam with the "E" emphasis or the one with the "M" emphasis. Both tests start out with a core section of 60 questions that [more…]

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