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Using Charts and Pictures to Answer ACT Math Questions

Some math problems are difficult to visualize, so sketching out a chart or picture of the given information can help you arrive at the correct answer when taking the math portion of the ACT. Here are some [more…]

ACT Math For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Making sure you have a handle on algebra, geometry, and trigonometry is a solid start for success on the math section of the ACT. However, to boost your confidence — and your score — even higher, you should [more…]

Writing an Essay that Scores High on the SAT

The SAT has only one essay question. With preparation, you can do well on the SAT essay portion even if essay-writing isn’t your forté. You have only 25 minutes to write a well-organized, convincing argument [more…]

SAT Success: Tips for the Multiple-Choice Writing Section

To do well on the SAT Multiple-Choice Writing section, you should be familiar with the main rules of grammar. As you read each SAT multiple-choice question, look for errors in the following grammatical [more…]

Scoring High on the SAT Critical Reading Sections

Maximize your SAT Critical Reading score with these tips. The SAT Critical Reading sections consist of two types of questions: sentence completion and reading comprehension. The sentence-completion questions [more…]

What to Bring to the SAT

Knowing what to bring with you to the SAT is an important part of succeeding on test day. The morning of the SAT can be hectic, so make sure you set out the following items the night before you take the [more…]

General Tips for Succeeding on the SAT

Don’t let stress diminish your success with the SAT. Prepare for exam day by knowing what to expect on the SAT and by following a few simple tips to help you relax, concentrate, and succeed: [more…]

Math Facts to Know for the SAT

Every SAT Math section includes a box of useful geometry formulas and rules — but to succeed on the SAT, you can’t rely only on that given information. You need to be familiar with numbers, operations, [more…]

SAT For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Although this is a Cheat Sheet, don’t even thinkabout cheating on the SAT. The following articles help prepare you for the SAT exam, so absorb the information that’s in them— but don’t print it out and [more…]

Top Time Management Tips

Help yourself to save time, and also to make the most of your time, by taking on board these tried-and-tested time management tips. If it’s too overwhelming to adopt all of them, pick one to try at first [more…]

Getting to Know the UKCAT

The United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is a psychometric test used by universities to assess the ability of their applicants. The universities want to know that you can [more…]

Familiarising Yourself with the Four Subtests of the UKCAT

The UKCAT is a computer-administered exam lasting just over an hour and a half, consisting of four parts. Fortunately, as with every test theoretically meant to check natural aptitude, the truth is that [more…]

UKCAT For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Successful application to Medicine or Dentistry university courses in the UK often depends on a good score in the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test [more…]

Using the Table of Joy to Help with Numeracy Tests

Here’s how to use my nifty Table of Joy to work out percentages, pie charts, proportions, conversions, ratios and all the rest so you can ace your numeracy test with ease! [more…]

Understanding the Three Kinds of Average in Maths

There are three kinds of average in maths that you may need to know about in your numeracy test. Here’s a quick reminder for you: [more…]

Figuring Out Fractions during Your Numeracy Test

Don’t let fractions fox you! When you’re revising for your numeracy test, follow these quick and simple steps to add or take away two fractions: [more…]

Making the SSAT or ISEE Test Day Easier

You can't make the SSAT or ISEE any easier, but you can start your test day off right and make it easier and less stressful, which can lead to better results on your entrance exam. Here are a few tips [more…]

How the SSAT Entrance Exam Breaks Down

The SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) explores your ability in a few distinct key areas. In fact, the SSAT focuses on only a few subjects, divided into four sections. With the exception of the Writing [more…]

How the ISEE Entrance Exam Breaks Down

The ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) is a standardized test, which means its goal is to test your achievement level based on the performance of other students in your grade level. The ISEE focuses [more…]

Registering for the SSAT

Test dates, fees, and other important registration info for the SSAT are always changing, so check out the SSAT websitebefore you register for the test. Here, you can find the latest information about [more…]

Registering for the ISEE

Registration info, test dates, and fees for the ISEE are always changing, so be sure to check out the ISEE homepage. Here, you can find the latest information about registering for the ISEE, and you can [more…]

SSAT and ISEE: How to Do Your Best on Test Day

Naturally, you want to do your best on the SSAT and ISEE, so how can you make sure your performance shines on test day? Here are a few quick tips to keep in mind: [more…]

SSAT & ISEE For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The Secondary School Aptitude Test (SSAT) and Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) are the two most common standardized aptitude tests used in American private secondary schools. Prepare for [more…]

Establishing a Strong Study Routine for the Series 7 Exam

Passing the Series 7 exam is a rite of passage for stockbrokers. If you put the time and effort into studying for the exam, you'll be rewarded. If not, you'll have to take it over and over again until [more…]

Tackling Series 7 Exam Questions

To be successful on the Series 7 exam, you have to master the concepts that form the basis of the questions and, equally importantly, you need to develop your test-taking skills. Examining the different [more…]

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