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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…]

Understanding Sentence Completions on the PSAT/NMSQT

Each critical reading section of the PSAT/NMSQT leads off with sentence completions, eight in Section 1 and five in Section 3. Sentence-completion questions come in two varieties: [more…]

Strategies for Sentence Completions on the PSAT/NMSQT

The PSAT/NMSQT is the academic equivalent of war. When you see a sentence completion, the last thing you want to do is blank out. Here’s your overall battle plan for approaching a sentence-completion problem [more…]

PSAT/NMSQT Sentence Completions: Identifying Signal Words and Phrases

Each critical reading section of the PSAT/NMSQT leads off with sentence completions, eight in Section 1 and five in Section 3. Sentence-completion questions are relatively easy to answer, especially if [more…]

PSAT/NMSQT Sentence Completions: Gaining Information from Punctuation

Punctuation is your friend when you’re trying to crack a sentence completion because punctuation adds meaning to written expression. On the PSAT/NMSQT, you get the most mileage out of three punctuation [more…]

PSAT/NMSQT Sentence Completions: Applying Real-World Experience

Every sentence-completion question on the PSAT/NMSQT can be answered with the information that’s right there, in the sentence. Nevertheless, sometimes your experience in the real world gives you a little [more…]

PSAT/NMSQT Sentence Completions: Dealing with Difficult Vocabulary

If the words on the PSAT/NMSQT were baseball players, a fair number of them would be in the Major Leagues, and a few would be all-stars. Your best bet is to [more…]

Solve a Touch MAT Analogy by Considering Alternate Meanings

Solving an analogy on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is hard, so you should approach tough analogies with a plan. One way in which you can decipher a confusing MAT analogy is by considering all the meanings [more…]

Suffixes 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. Word roots, prefixes, and suffixes can all be life preservers if [more…]

Create a Miller Analogies Test Study Plan

Preparing for a test as important as the MAT takes time, so it’s a good idea to have a study plan. Studying for the MAT, you’ll find, takes a plan that involves more than just randomly plunging into some [more…]

Why It’s Important to Improve Vocabulary for the MAT

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a standardized test used for graduate school admissions. The MAT is composed entirely of analogies, so vocabulary is crucial to success on the test. A great vocabulary [more…]

Increase Your Motivation to Do Well on the MAT

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a standardized test normally used for graduate school admissions, so you are already motivated to do well. As studying for the MAT becomes hard, time-consuming, tedious [more…]

How to Make the Most of MAT Practice Tests

Preparing for the Millers Analogies Test (MAT) is an active process, which should include taking practice tests: Not only do the MAT practice tests help you set a reasonable benchmark for your studies, [more…]

Tackle the Timing of the Miller Analogies Test

Although you might want to have unlimited time take the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), sadly, you do have to beat the clock. The MAT consists of 120 analogies, and you have only 60 minutes to work on them [more…]

Deal with Anxiety during the Miller Analogies Test

If you’re anxious about taking the MAT, remember that feeling anxious is normal. It means you care about your outcome on the Miller Analogies Test. Test-taking anxiety can actually be a good thing — it [more…]

Recognize Miller Analogy Test 1:2,3:4 Analogies

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a standardized test normally used for graduate school admissions. The test is composed entirely of analogies. The Miller Analogies Test uses multiple analogy types, such [more…]

Recognize Miller Analogy Test 1:3,2:4 Analogies

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a standardized test normally used for graduate school admissions. The test is composed entirely of analogies. The Miller Analogies Test uses multiple analogy types, such [more…]

Test Your Knowledge of the Analogy Structure of MAT Questions

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a standardized test for graduate school admissions, composed entirely of analogies. To select the right answer to an MAT test question, you must correctly identify the [more…]

Step One to Tackling an MAT Analogy: Identify Its Structure

Even if you’re already good with the analogies on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) practice tests, it’s best to have an organized plan for tackling them. Working on the MAT analogies methodically can help [more…]

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