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  •   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 to the world or bow your head […] 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

  • Many of our GMAT students are very intimidated by the quantitative section of the GMAT.  But they really don’t need to be.

    We are quick to explain that it can often be easier to make rapid improvement in your score on the quantitative section of the GMAT, as a significant portion of the facts and concepts you need to know are easy enough to ... Read More

  • For years the MBA has built up its reputation as the go to degree for individuals wanting to make a move into the management field.

    What's more, it has fared exceptionally well by equipping various graduates with skills to move forward and enter prestigious positions in MNC's or create organizations of their own.

    However, with all the rewards ... 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

  • 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