If you’re considering graduate school you’ve probably that accepted you will have to take some sort of standardized test. Even though this is only one element of your application, your standardized test scores have the potential to have a huge impact on the likelihood of your being accepted into a graduate program. The GRE is the common assessment for individuals hoping to pursue a graduate degree in humanities, social, physical, and biological sciences, the GMAT is a common requirement of those who wish to pursue a business degree, the LSAT is used to assess applicants to law school, and the MCAT is a common requirement for applicants to medical schools. There are other tests admissions committees use to help them assess the abilities of their applicants including GRE subject tests, and the TOFEL. Read these articles to learn more about the standardized testing requirements in your field of interest, and discover tools and tips that may help your performance on test day.
About The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test is a multiple-choice admission test for applicants to graduate schools. The GRE is a computer-adaptive test (CAT), consisting of three core scored sections, and possibly a few variable sections: - Two essays to be written on the computer: Analysis of an Argument and Analysis of an Issue (introduced in October 2002) - One 45-minute, 28-question Math section: Problem Solving and Quantitative Comparison
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GRE Study Guide When I began my search for graduate programs in creative writing, one of the first things I did was sign up to take the GRE general test. Nearly a year before any of my applications were due, even before I was certain where I wanted to apply, I hit the study prep books. I took copious notes in the workbook portions and locked myself in my bedroom with a stopwatch for the practice tests.
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Everything you need to know about an English proficiency test Published October 29, 2010 Applying to a U.S. graduate school as an international student can be a complicated procedure. Each program will probably have different application requirements and different deadlines for materials. That is why planning ahead is crucial.
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About the GMAT Test Business schools generally use the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) to assess the quality of applicants. It is a standardized computer-adaptive test (CAT) that is delivered in English. It is typically only used as one predictor of academic success among many. Different schools will place different levels of emphasis on this test. Format
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Taking the LSAT If you are considering law school, you will almost certainly have to take the LSAT. The Law School Admission Test is required for all ABA-approved law schools, most Canadian law schools, and many others as well. When contemplating the LSAT, you might be tempted to echo Oscar Wilde's remark that "We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities." However, since it is necessary for entrance to law school, here's some information to help you as you prepare.
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Nobody likes tests, but if you're planning to go to medical school, you're almost certainly going to need to take the MCAT so here's a little information to help you on your way. Overview
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Graduate School Test Heading off to grad school? Not so fast. If you haven’t completed the GREs or the GMAT graduate school test, you should probably start preparing – and soon! In the same way that high school students take the SATs in order to apply for college, college students take the GREs or the GMAT in order to apply for graduate school.
We reveal the differences so you can decide which test is right for you By Miriam Holt of Parliament Tutors Writing a personal essay and getting letters of recommendation is just the beginning when it comes to applying for graduate school. You also need to determine if you should take the GRE or the GMAT. Then of course comes the task of preparing for the exam, and oh yeah, scoring competitively. When it comes to deciding if you should take the GRE or the GMAT, there are several factors to take into consideration.
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Studying for the GMAT is an important step in gaining access to some of the more competitive business schools and MBA programs. Studying for the GMAT can be a challenging task. Thankfully, Kaplan offers structured guidance, preparation, and support to students studying for standardized tests including the GMAT. Achieving a good GMAT score can help you be accepted into the schools of your choice. Kaplan’s GRE Prep courses benefit students who: Need structured support to study for the GMAT Will benefit from face-to-face interaction with an instructor
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By Mike McGarry, GMAT Expert at Magoosh Published May 18, 2012 The GMAT Integrated Reasoning section is a new section on the GMAT, and will be introduced on June 1st, 2012. Instead of making test takers suffer even longer, GMAC, the writers of the GMAT, have decided to replace one of the essays with the Integrated Reasoning section. As the section implies there is a fair amount of reasoning involved – most will be quant-based though there will be some verbal-based reasoning as well. Here are some important points to keep in mind:
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