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Biology Topics 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 biology topics listed here will help you prepare for the MAT by exposing you to the major subjects in the biology [more…]

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

Luckily, you don't need to be a science major to do well with MAT science analogies. You just need to know the basics about the major natural sciences [more…]

Miller Analogies Test: MAT Practice Questions #1

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a standardized test normally used for graduate school admissions. The test is composed entirely of analogies. The practice questions listed here are similar to the ones [more…]

Miller Analogies Test: MAT Practice Questions #2

The MAT (Miller Analogies Test) is a rigorous test, composed entirely of analogies, for graduate school admissions. Answering MAT practice questions like these will help you become accustomed to the way [more…]

Miller Analogies Test: MAT Practice Questions #3

Welcome to the third set of MAT (Miller Analogies Test ) practice questions. These questions are modeled on real MAT questions to help you get accustomed to the real test’s style. As you take the test, [more…]

Miller Analogies Test: MAT Practice Questions #4

This is the fourth set of MAT (Miller Analogies Test ) practice questions. These MAT practice questions have been closely styled on the real questions, in order to give you a realistic depiction of what [more…]

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

You won’t have to wade through any confusing philosophy texts to do well with philosophy on the MAT. To excel on the MAT analogies on philosophy, all you need to know are history’s major philosophers, [more…]

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

To solve religion or mythology analogies on the MAT, you’ll need a little information about the world’s major religions, history’s most famous myths, and religious and mythological terms. Building a foundation [more…]

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

To do well with art content on the MAT, you should familiarize yourself with various art topics, including the major developments, works, and people of art history. Even if you’ve never taken an art class [more…]

Historical Events to Study for the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

There’s a saying, “Those who do not learn history are doomed to have it show up on the MAT.” To prepare for analogies involving history on the MAT, you should familiarize yourself with important events [more…]

Historical Figures to Study for the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

To prepare for the MAT, you should familiarize yourself many aspects of history, including memorizing the most important figures in history. The following lists important people in history that you should [more…]

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

To do well on the MAT, you have to know common musical terms and their meanings. This list will keep you in tune with the musical terms you need to know to succeed on the Miller Analogies Test. [more…]

Word Roots to Study for the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

Word roots provide clues to a word’s definition; knowing word roots can help you tremendously on the MAT (Miller Analogies Test). A word root is a basic unit of a word that contains the most important [more…]

Prefixes to Study for the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is all about word analogies. Understanding a word’s definition is often critical to success on the MAT, so memorizing common prefixes can help tremendously. [more…]

Learn Vocabulary for the Miller Analogies Test Using Mnemonics

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) requires knowledge about a variety of subjects, and increasing your vocabulary is key to success on the MAT. Mnemonics are powerful tools for helping you master a vast vocabulary [more…]

Common “-ologies” to Know for the Miller Analogies Test

What are –ologies? They’re words that mean “the study of” — and they’re simply words that end in the suffix –ology. For the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), becoming familiar with the most common –ologies [more…]

Foreign Words to Study for the Miller Analogies Test

As if the English words on the MAT weren’t challenging enough, the Miller Analogies Test also includes some foreign words. Keep in mind that the foreign words on the MAT are words that are so commonly [more…]

Study Collective Nouns for the Miller Analogies Test

Collective nouns are words that stand for groups of things, and they should be a part of your Miller Analogies Test strategy. Collective nouns are among the most creative words in the English language. [more…]

Distinguish Commonly Confused Words for the Miller Analogies Test

Commonly confused words sound the same but have different meanings. Such word pairs can confuse you when you take the MAT. To properly prepare for the Miller Analogies Test, study these commonly confused [more…]

Authors You Need to Know About for the MAT

Expect the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) to test you on famous authors and their works. Even if you’re well read, you might find that the list of authors the MAT tests for is pretty intensive. [more…]

Literary Works to Know for the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

To prepare for the MAT, you need to familiarize yourself with literary works and famous authors — the stuff that a college English major has to read. Here are important literary works that may appear on [more…]

When and How to Sign Up for the PSAT/NMSQT

Most students in a traditional, four-year high school take the PSAT/NMSQT in their third year, as juniors. An increasing number of students opt for (choose) an earlier exam, as sophomores or even younger [more…]

Special Needs Accommodations for the PSAT/NMSQT

If you qualify for accommodations in your school exams, you may be eligible for accommodations on the PSAT/NMSQT also, such as large type or Braille exams, extended time [more…]

PSAT/NMSQT: What to Expect on Test Day

Simply showing up on test day isn’t enough to do well on the PSAT/NMSQT. You also need to know what to expect. You also need to show up in good shape — calm and ready to take the exam. [more…]

Devise a Guessing Strategy for the PSAT/NMSQT

It’s too late to devise (plan, invent) a guessing strategy when you’re taking the PSAT/NMSQT. So do it now, get comfortable with it, and follow your strategy faithfully. Here are the essential facts: [more…]

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