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Conquering Reading Comprehension Questions on the HSPT, COOP, or TACHS

Reading comprehension might be a challenge for some students, but you can't avoid it on your Catholic high school entrance exam. Improve your reading comprehension with help from these tips: [more…]

Math Tips for the HSPT, COOP, and TACHS

All three Catholic high school entrance exams feature some type of math section. You can score well on the math section of the HSPT, COOP, or TACHS if you follow these tips: [more…]

Language Question Help for Catholic High School Entrance Exams

No matter which version of the Catholic High School Entrance Exams you're taking (HSPT, COOP, or TACHS), you can expect to be tested on your basic understanding of the English language. That means you [more…]

Catholic High School Entrance Exams For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you want to attend a Catholic high school, you must pass one of three Catholic high school entrance exams: the HSPT, the COOP, or the TACHS. Never fear. When armed with the right math, language, reading [more…]

How to Write Brilliant Essays in Exams

It’s common to feel nervous before exams, but this shouldn’t affect your ability to think clearly and write well on the day to gain the grades you deserve. Discover how to approach exams effectively, and [more…]

Web Resources for Taking GED Tests in Canada

If you’re looking for online information about taking the General Education Development (GED) test in Canada, the official GED site is a great place to start. The GED Testing Service Web site offers online [more…]

How to Get the Most Out of GED Practice Tests

To pass the General Education Development (GED) test with flying colors, try a few practice tests. Reviewing typical GED test questions and feeling confident with your answers is a great way to prepare [more…]

Test-Taking Tips for the GED

You can increase your General Education Development (GED) test score by practicing – and mastering – a few smart test-taking strategies. Follow these GED tips and you’ll feel more confident at test-time [more…]

Canadian GED Tips for Newcomers to Canada

The Canadian General Education Development (GED) tests are generally provided in English and require a level of English understanding equal to that of most Grade 12 students. If you are new to Canada, [more…]

The Canadian GED For Dummies Cheat Sheet

In Canada, passing the General Educational Development (GED) tests grants you a high school equivalency certificate or diploma, which can give you an advantage over other job or education candidates. Prepare [more…]

Managing Time on the SAT Math Sections

Students often ask how to budget their time on the SAT. You have only a certain amount of time to complete any one SAT math section, and you need to make the best use of that time to optimize your score [more…]

Using Calculators on the SAT

When taking the SAT, you're allowed to use a calculator. Calculators can save a lot of time on the SAT if you save them for when you can't quickly and easily do a calculation in your head. The more complicated [more…]

Topics Covered in the Math Sections of the SAT

You have a much better chance of getting a good SAT math score if you know what to expect. Focusing your study time on what will be included in the math sections of the SAT [more…]

SAT Math For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Although there's no shortcut to success on the math sections of the SAT, you can study and prepare in order to get the best SAT score you possibly can. Knowing what'll be on the test [more…]

How to Figure Out Vocabulary Definitions for the SAT

You can come through the vocabulary section of the SAT with flying colors if you can prepare for the test by grouping words into logical clusters. During the test, you can figure out word definitions from [more…]

Study Suggestions for SAT Vocabulary

After you're introduced to new SAT vocabulary words, just how are you going to fix them permanently in your brain? Use the ideas in the following list to help: [more…]

Vocabulary Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes for the SAT

Your time with the vocabulary section of the SAT will be easier if you take the time to master some basic prefixes, roots, and suffixes ahead of time. Knowing these word parts can help you determine the [more…]

SAT Vocabulary For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The vocabulary section of the SAT can be less intimidating if you adopt good study habits ahead of time and use some simple tips to figure out SAT word definitions. Do your best to lodge some of the most [more…]

The ASVAB Subtests: Paper Version

If you take the ASVAB at a Military Entrance Test (MET) site, you’ll likely take the paper-and-pencil version of the test. The following table outlines the subtests on the paper version of the ASVAB, including [more…]

The CAT-ASVAB Subtests: Computer Version

If you take the ASVAB at a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), you’ll encounter a computerized version of the test called the CAT-ASVAB (where CAT stands for [more…]

General ASVAB Test-Taking Tips

When taking the ASVAB, being prepared and knowing how to approach the questions can go a long way. Use the following test-taking tips to improve your ASVAB score: [more…]

Pointers for Guessing on the ASVAB

No matter how hard you study for the ASVAB, you’ll likely come across a few questions where you don’t have a clue. Guess wisely, and you can score extra points on many ASVAB subtests. If you leave a question [more…]

ASVAB Reading Comprehension Tips

The Paragraph Comprehension passages on the ASVAB are usually pretty short. These tips can help you better comprehend the ASVAB reading passages and the questions that follow them: [more…]

ASVAB For Dummies Cheat Sheet

As any professional military commander will tell you, knowing your enemy is the first step in winning a battle. After all, how can you expect to pass the ASVAB [more…]

Defining Common Exam Instruction Words

When answering an exam question, it’s easy to misread what’s being asked and simply answer it in the wrong way. Your argument may be logical, thoughtful and well researched, but if you aren’t tailoring [more…]


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