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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…]

Memorizing Important Formulas for the Series 7 Exam

You can’t bring your notes into the Series 7 exam center, so be sure to stow the following info away in your brain and write it on the scrap paper provided [more…]

What to Do the Day before You Take the Series 7 Exam

You’ve studied for the Series 7 exam, you know the content backward and forward. You are ready! So, don’t let your nerves overtake you the day of the exam. Follow these steps to ready yourself for test-taking [more…]

Series 7 Exam For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Taking the Series 7 exam, whether for the first time or the fourteenth, is a huge challenge and requires many hours of preparation. Put your time to good use by taking a look at the following articles [more…]

Practice Mathematics Test 1 for the ACT — 60 Questions

If you want a chance to flex your ACT math muscles, you can try this practice test. The test covers algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and the questions are modeled from questions off the latest ACT [more…]

Practice Mathematics Test 2 for the ACT — 60 Questions

If you want a chance to flex your ACT math muscles, you can try this practice test. The test covers algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and the questions are modeled from questions off the latest ACT [more…]

Practice Mathematics Test 3 for the ACT — 60 Questions

If you want a chance to flex your ACT math muscles, you can try this practice test. The test covers algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and the questions are modeled from questions off the latest ACT [more…]

How a Time-Management Schedule Will Set You Free

Too many people feel that the structure of a time management system is too restrictive. They think the freedom they seek with their schedules and their lives is contained in a more flexible environment [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content from the E-Book Effective Time Management In A Day For Dummies

Time-Management Technique: How to Conquer Dreaded Tasks

When facing a huge or intimidating load of work, taking the tasks apart may be the best way to make progress, stay on track, and put away that project in a timely fashion. [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content from the E-Book Effective Time Management In A Day For Dummies

Using the Alphabet to Identify Malignant Melanoma

You can use the alphabetic classification system to evaluate melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer. This guide helps you determine whether a skin lesion is malignant. The mnemonic is the first [more…]

Knowing What the APGAR Score Evaluates

An APGAR score measures how well a newborn is doing at 1 and 5 minutes after birth. The five factors you evaluate just happen to line up with the last name of the doctor, Dr. Virginia Apgar, who created [more…]

Tricks for NSTEMI Treatment

When you're treating a non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (an NSTEMI), keep OH BATMAN in mind. The mnemonic works for treating unstable angina, too. [more…]

Classifying Anemia by MCV — Mean Corpuscular Volume

In anemia, the body has a reduced quantity of red blood cells. One of the best ways to classify anemia is by the MCV, or mean corpuscular volume, which is expressed in femtoliters [more…]

Physician Assistant Exam For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When you're preparing to take the PANCE or PANRE, you may feel like you have to know an endless amount of information. How will you ever remember all the details of so many diseases and conditions? Here [more…]

Money Market Instrument Questions on the Series 7 Exam

Every Series 7 exam includes a few questions on money market instruments. Money market instruments are relatively safe short-term loans that can be issued by corporations, banks, the U.S. government, and [more…]

What You Need to Know about the Securities Acts for the Series 7 Exam

Before taking the Series 7 exam, you will need to know about the role of the issuer as defined in the federal laws that govern the financial markets.

A lot of things need to happen before securities hit [more…]

Series 7 Exam: Firms that Employ Registered Reps

On the Series 7 exam, there are questions about registered reps and the kinds of firms that employ them. Registered reps can work for any of these kinds of firms: [more…]

How to Calculate Distribution of Profits for the Series 7 Exam

To be successful on the Series 7 exam, you will need to understand the distribution of profits. When larger issues come to market, the lead underwriter often has to form a syndicate to help sell the securities [more…]

What You Need to Know about Securities Registration for the Series 7 Exam

Unless the securities are exempt from registration, the issuer has to go through a registration process with the SEC. The Series 7 tests you on the following items that relate to securities registration [more…]

The Prospectus on the Series 7 Exam: The Issue and the Issuer

While preparing for the Series 7 exam, it’s important to understand the role of the Prospectus and what happens when companies issue securities. These issues will be tested and are important in understanding [more…]

Exempt Securities and Transaction Information for the Series 7 Exam

As the Series 7 exam will expect you to know, certain securities are exempt from registration because of either the type of security or the type of transaction involved. You may find that securities that [more…]

Common Stock Voting Rights Questions for the Series 7 Exam

The Series 7 exam will ask you about corporations that issue common stock (as well as other securities) to raise business capital. As an equity security, common stock represents ownership of the issuing [more…]

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