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Tackling Different Types of PSAT Test Questions

Test-writers aren’t explorers; they don’t like moving into new territory. Sad for them (they’re probably bored!), but good for you, because after you know where test-writers are comfortable, you can focus [more…]

Setting Your PSAT Test-Taking Strategy

Every correct answer you bubble on your PSAT/NMSQT earns exactly one point, whether the question is super easy or horrendously hard. Your goal is to harvest the maximum number of points from a large field [more…]

PSAT/NMSQT For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Yes, this is a cheat sheet . . . but you wouldn’t even think about cheating when you take the PSAT/NMSQT or any other test. Here you find tips on how to prepare for the exam; hints to help you navigate [more…]

Plant and Animal Facts to Remember for the AP Biology Exam

The following list contains some of the more challenging info on plants and animals that you might encounter on the AP Biology Exam. Study this list as long as you need to — if you remember this information [more…]

Atoms, Molecules, and Biochemistry to Know for the AP Biology Exam

You'll find taking the AP Biology test much less stressful if you know some key concepts that will be on the exam. Here are some important concepts to remember about atoms, molecules, and biochemistry: [more…]

Cells and Cell Cycles to Study for the AP Biology Exam

As you're studying for the AP Biology exam, keep these facts about cells and cell cycles close at hand and review them often. You never know, you may end up memorizing them all, which will help you ace [more…]

AP Biology For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The fact that you're even considering taking the AP Biology exam means you're smart, hard-working, and ambitious. The test doesn't have to be stressful if you remember some key facts about atoms, molecules [more…]

Breaking Down the MAT

The MAT tests your ability to solve analogies that are constructed from a wide variety of knowledge categories. Here's what you can expect when taking the MAT. [more…]

First Steps to Preparing for the MAT

Excelling on the MAT requires mastery of just one type of test question: the analogy. However, the analogy will be used to test your knowledge on a wide variety of subjects. Here are a few preparation [more…]

MAT Scoring and Score Reporting

Approximately two weeks after taking the MAT test, you will receive an Official Score Report. You will see two important scores, each of which is determined based on the number of questions you answered [more…]

MAT For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is an aptitude test used for admission to graduate programs. Although it's perhaps lesser known than the Graduate Record Examinations [more…]

Breakdown of the ASVAB Subtests

The computerized format of the ASVAB (CAT-ASVAB) contains ten separately timed subtests, with the Auto & Shop Information subtest split in two. (Also, one small subtest is geared to Coding Speed for a [more…]

A Detailed Look at Scoring the ASVAB

After taking the ASVAB, you receive several scores, two of which are used by all the service branches — the VE (Verbal Expression) score and the AFQT (Armed Forces Qualification Test) score. Your AFQT [more…]

Ten Tips for Taking the MAT Exam

Here are some tips for what to do – and what not to do – in the final weeks and days before you take on the MAT (Miller Analogies Test).

You'll need to do more than hit the books to get into grad school [more…]

Pass Exams by Enhancing Your Performance Mindset

No matter what subjects you’re studying, whether you’re in high school, in college, at university, or facing vocational or entrance exams, to pass your exams you need to develop your exam performance mindset [more…]

Learning to Relax before an Exam

Relaxation improves learning! Don’t stop having fun, and find creative ways to relax as often as you can during the build-up to exams. To master relaxation for an exam: [more…]

Reviewing and Rewriting Your Exam Study Notes

When you’re preparing for an exam you need to review your course material and rewrite your study notes. It’s good to remember the Five Rs when you’re in review mode: [more…]

Passing Exams For Dummies Cheat Sheet (Australian Edition)

Are you a senior wanting to get through high school, or a college or university student going for a degree? Perhaps you’re in a life transition and returning to education to up-skill, or you’re about to [more…]

Literature Terms to Study for the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

The Miller Analogies Test or MAT tests your knowledge through analogies. In order to do well on MAT literature analogies, you need to master the basics of literary terminology, among other things. [more…]

Top Ten Ways to Fight off MAT Test-Related Anxiety

Taking the Miller Analogies Test is important, but you needn’t let a little last-minute anxiety derail the effort you’ve made preparing for the MAT test. Here are ten tips for fighting any anxiety you [more…]

Ten Ways to Make the Miller Analogies Test Work for You

The MAT (Miller Analogies Test) is just one of several tools in your graduate school admissions toolbox. The MAT enables graduate schools to compare you to other MAT test takers — it’s not the whole picture [more…]

Physics Topics to Study for the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

Mass, velocity, acceleration — yep, it’s time to review all the physics you learned in high school and prepare for the MAT (Miller Analogies Test). For the MAT, getting familiar with physics doesn’t entail [more…]

General Science Topics to Study for the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

Science is so broad that there are a variety of sub-disciplines. The MAT also tests sciences like astronomy and ecology, and although these kinds of analogies are more rare, it’s still a good idea to memorize [more…]

Science Classifications to Study for the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

Science and math aren’t the most prevalent topics on the MAT, but they are tested. The classification of living things is a fairly common MAT topic, so you should take the time to become familiar with [more…]

Periodic Table Terms to Study for the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

Luckily, you don’t need to be a scientist to do well with MAT science analogies. To do well on the chemistry part of MAT, you just need to know the basics of chemistry and the periodic table, a chart that [more…]

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