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  • Studying in a coffee shop is a trend that dates back to several decades and even today, getting together with your study partner or group to discuss your progress and do some studying is definitely something that is quite popular. Sipping on that perfect cup of coffee to get your brain cells working and the comfortable and warm atmosphere is definitely ... Read More

  • Who doesn’t love biting into a dark piece of heavenly sweetness once in a while? Chocolates are an indulgence for sure but to be honest, they are of a great benefit too. Loaded with antioxidants, a bite of chocolate on a regular basis can be of immense health benefits. Studypal.co brings to you 3 benefits of including chocolate in your diet (apart ... Read More

  • Keep your fears awayOne fear most test takers feel is ‘ what if the passages are totally unfamiliar’. This is highly unlikely if you have spent a good amount of time reading quality passages and have taken good number of comprehension tests.Imagine yourself succeedingBe optimistic about your preparation and success in the GRE test.  Start ... Read More

  • TIPS to Grace the IELTS

    by Studypal.co on November 16, 2016

    IELTS is probably the most convoluted test you will take in your life; given the hugely varying test patterns and questions you have to attempt. To be prepared at your very best is the only key to a top score. Though there is nothing like “FAILING IELTS”; it isn’t very easy to get the required score either. So, we bring to you a guide of 5 tips ... Read More

  • "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." – Mark Twain   There are many misconceptions about the GMAT. Some are harmless, but others can impact a student’s ability to score well and reach their graduate school goals. Here are five ... Read More

  • Your Expert Guide to Self-Preparation

    For LSAT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, and PCAT

    By Jay Cutts

    Lead Author, Barron’s LSAT and MCAT Prep Materials

     Happy November!

    REMEMBER: The 3 Keys to Self-Prep Success:

    A well-planned study schedule High quality prep materials Peer support

    If you’re still not doing well enough, look for a qualified tutor!

    THIS ... Read More

  • Save precious minutes…HOW?Don’t calculate exact answer.Ask: “can I find the answer?” instead of “what is the value of the unknown variable?”Data sufficiency is a test of mathematical reasoning.  It tests your ability to evaluate the adequacy of given data in answering a question in the mathematical setting. This involves verifying the ... Read More

  • Many of you may be aware of the book The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. In the book Taleb uses the analogy of a black swan in nature to describe the problem of predicting highly improbable events. He comments that just because one has never seen a black swan in nature doesn’t mean that it does not exist (and he ties this analogy to the folly ... Read More

  • “If you don’t choose the right people, you won’t stand a chance.” — Omer (the #1 GMAT Tutor in Amsterdam) Know this: our GMAT courses  are always exactly the right thing for you. That’s because they’re made for you, they start where you are. They grow with you, keeping you working at your edge. And they’re ... Read More

  • Data sufficiency is a test of mathematical reasoning.  It tests your ability to evaluate the adequacy of given data in answering a question in the mathematical setting. This involves verifying the sufficiency of data to solve a problem, distinguishing between relevant and irrelevant data, and establishing relationship between variables.Here’s ... Read More

  • Stumped with data sufficiency...Data sufficiency is a test of mathematical reasoning.  It tests your ability to evaluate the adequacy of given data in answering a question in the mathematical setting. This involves verifying the sufficiency of data to solve a problem, distinguishing between relevant and irrelevant data, and establishing relationship ... Read More

  • In this post, I want to return to the idea of NP-Complete problems. There is a more technical, more formal definition that I can refer you to, but I like to refer to the images from Garey and Johnson’s “Computers and Intractability: A Guide to the Theory of NP Completeness”. The images helps to understand the difficulty of NP-Complete problems ... Read More

  • The next set of blogs will be focusing on Data sufficiency(DS). Many students feel that they make more errors in DS than problem solving. Let us understand this question type in depth.Sample question:What is the value of a?(1)      3a + 2b = 15(2)      b = (-3/2) (a – 5)The Directions:Each data sufficiency ... Read More

  • There is no shortcut to success in the exam process for those prepping for Actuary Exams. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication and motivation to get through the many hours of independent study that are required to prepare for each exam. While everyone studies differently, the typical candidate studies about 100 hours for every hour of the exam. And ... Read More

  • Short for Preliminary SAT, the PSAT is administered to sophomores and juniors every October across the nation. While it is not officially a factor on the college application, there are many reasons for sophomores and juniors to take it, and to take it seriously. Here are just a few: You’ll have a chance at a […] Read More

  • Your Expert Guide to Self-Preparation

    For LSAT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, and PCAT

    By Jay Cutts

    Lead Author, Barron’s LSAT and MCAT Prep Materials

     

    Happy September! REMEMBER: The 3 Keys to Self-Prep Success:

    A well-planned study schedule High quality prep materials Peer support

    If you’re still not doing well enough, look for a qualified tutor!

    THIS ... Read More

  • Here are some of the GMAT sentence corrections tips i compiled.  I have added examples for each tip.1.Check pronouns:their,his,her…..Wrong sentence: The instructor asked everyone of the trainees to remain in their respective seat.Correct sentence: The instructor asked everyone of the trainees to remain in his respective seat.2. Check for pronoun ... Read More

  • To ace the verbal section in the GMAT, you need to master these 25 sentence correction concepts. These concepts are tested every time in the GMAT. Some sentences will have two or more error types.To know more about GMAT preparation, attend a counselling session. Email me at urmentor@semanticslearning.com. Read More

  •   You’ve done your research on MBA programs, and have resigned yourself to the fact that you’ll have to spend $50-$100k for your MBA. Right? Not so fast. Let me introduce you to the one top 20 business school, my alma mater, that pays you to attend through a working fellowship. Read More

  • Get a great Study Guide for yourself:

    PHR certification books come costly and if you really want to make the best of the study material you buy, make sure you buy something that suits your learning methods and helps to do better. Find something with online study support and work hard to make yourself learn everything you need to. Studying for PHR ... Read More

  • Your Expert Guide to Self-Preparation

     For LSAT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, and PCAT

    By Jay Cutts

    Lead Author, Barron’s LSAT and MCAT Prep Materials

     

    Happy August!

    REMEMBER:

    The 3 Keys to Self-Prep Success:

    1. A well-planned study schedule

    2. High quality prep material

    3. Peer support

    If you’re still not doing well enough, look for a qualified ... Read More

  •  If you don't know what Khan Academy is, watch this. When it comes to GMAT prep, using Khan Academy can be a very effective tool for refreshing basic skills, but there's a catch. KA content is aligned to the common core state standards for math. The GMAT is NOT aligned to the common core. Read More

  • Your Expert Guide to Self-Preparation

     For LSAT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, and PCAT

     By Jay Cutts

    Lead Author, Barron’s LSAT and MCAT Prep Materials

     

    Happy July!

     

    REMEMBER:

    The 3 Keys to Self-Prep Success:

     Well-planned study schedule High quality prep materials Peer support

     

    If you’re still not doing well enough, look ... Read More

  • The Independent School Entrance Exam. Used by many prestigious independent schools in Los Angeles to evaluate their applicants, the ISEE is considered by many to be one of the most competitive assessment tests for students under the age of eighteen. The ISEE not only covers content well beyond what most would consider grade-appropriate material, it ... Read More

  • GMAT Percentiles and 80th Percentile Confusion You’ve decided that an MBA is the right path for you. A diligent person, you make a list of your favorite MBA programs and note the median GMAT scores so you can set a proper goal. Because you’ve got your sights set on the top ten with a soft spot for the top three a 700+ score seems imperative. Fair ... Read More

  • Our 5 step guide to look your trendy best while you study

    With geek chic look as one of the leading trends last year, it was only a matter of time before looking geeky went fashionable. Gone are the days when looking studious would translate to something boring. The geeky-chic look has taken the world by storm and today, we bring to you the basics ... Read More

  • One of the more common things about this generation is the constant desire to write up (type) their thoughts. So many of the conversations from my high school days were long lasting, but quickly forgotten. Today’s generation is much more likely to blog, tweet, write status updates or simply open up a notepad file and write up their thoughts after ... Read More