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  • If you are the parent of a student with a disability, registering for the ISEE is a task in itself. Part I of this post discussed the unique requirements and characteristics of the ISEE, along with the process of applying for accommodations. Once a student is registered, however, there is an even bigger task ahead: [...] Read More

  • Back in the old days the GMATPrep tests did not break down your performance by question type on the Quant and Verbal sections. Nor was there an Enhanced Score Report that did so on the actual GMAT. Now, with the existence of practice tests that indicate your performance on each individual question type and the Enhanced Score Report that does the same ... Read More

  • The demands of the ISEE can be overwhelming for any student, but it can be especially difficult for students with a learning disability and/or ADHD. Part I of this post will address the unique requirements and characteristics of the ISEE, along with the process of applying for accommodations. While there is no magic formula to [...] Read More

  • Test prep can really be tricky and if you have a job or family to juggle alongside, it becomes all more gruesome for you. Developing multitasking skills is crucial in such cases and learning to do things your way can go a long way in helping you with the test prep. Studypal.co brings to you 4 reasons why being Jack of All Trades can actually help you ... Read More

  •   What is the ISEE? The ISEE is a test required as part of the application to many independent schools. It is administered by the Educational Records Bureau. How much does it “count?” The test is one factor in the school’s admissions process, but some schools will weigh it more heavily than others. The best [...] Read More

  • This guest post was written by BHHS College Counselor Casey Rowley.  It’s college acceptance time and as the decisions roll in (for better or for worse), there is something worth noting. Students often feel as if their future has been altered if they don’t get into their dream school. As a college counselor, I hear this [...] Read More

  •   You’ve probably heard the solid advice that you shouldn’t wait until the last minute to prepare for college admissions tests. But when is the right time to prep for the SAT or ACT? Here are some thoughts to consider: Most students on a college-prep track have learned the academic content of the tests by [...] Read More

  • Suppose you and I each had an ordered list of items and we were interested in comparing how similar those lists are. One calculation we can perform on these two strings is the Longest Common Subsequence. A sequence X is an ordered list of elements <x1, …, xn>. A subsequence Z is another sequence where (1) Each element of Z is also an element ... Read More

  •   For students with disabilities, applying for and receiving accommodations for College Board exams (including the PSAT, SAT, and AP tests) has been a daunting task--sometimes more daunting than actually taking the tests! Parents and school administrators often had to submit extensive documentation, and even then sometimes the request was denied ... Read More

  • Among the many myths that abound regarding optimal preparation for the GMAT, one of the more common and, unfortunately, more harmful ones is that there exists a direct relationship between quantity of practice tests taken and score improvements. And, unfortunately, this myth is perpetuated by large GMAT classes that will advertise 6 or 8 or 15 practice ... Read More

  • This guest post is provided by our friend Stacy Blackman. Prepping for Video Essays and Long-Distance Interviews An increasing number of MBA programs are making use of online video-interview platforms, where you must record responses to one or more short-answer prompts before your application is considered complete. Why do schools add this extra step? ... Read More

  • Understanding Your PSAT Score Report   With the recent release of PSAT/NMSQT score reports, many students are asking the same question: Did I get a good score? This is often followed by turning to one’s friends and asking the inevitable next question: What score did you get? Before you either announce your score [...] Read More

  • Current high school students have probably heard the news: more and more students are applying to the nation’s top colleges and universities, which means the admissions rates keep getting lower and lower. According to the Harvard Admissions Office, 39,041 students applied to the class of 2020, the largest number ever. Of these, just over 5% […] Read More

  •   When the first “new SAT” test was administered in 2016, many counselors and test tutors advised students to choose the tried-and-true ACT over the new, untested SAT. But if you’re applying for college next year, there is now more information about the new SAT test to help guide your decision.     There were […] Read More

  • 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