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LSAT Tip #2: Prepare with Actual LSAT Exams
October 27, 2014
In my first post, I explained that, contrary to popular belief, you can actually prepare and study for the LSAT, and you can do so by learning the logic that underlies the exam. In this post, I want to emphasize and explain that your preparation must involve using actual LSAT exams. Preparation with actual exams will help you gain familiarity with the LSAT.
Building Your Medical School Resumé
October 14, 2014
When it comes to working on your medical school application profile, you don’t have to be a fortune teller to predict that your GPA and MCAT score will matter greatly. But the important application components don’t stop there. Though your scores are undoubtedly significant, the experiences and passion on your medical school resumé have a huge impact on your admissions outcome.
LSAT Tip #1: Learn the Logic
October 10, 2014
One of the most common myths about the LSAT is that you can’t study for it. A newcomer to the LSAT experience might view the exam as some sort of an IQ test and dismiss it as the latest example of the standardized test prep world’s archaic customs.
Plotting Your GMAT Attack
October 7, 2014
Don’t look now, but business schools just keep getting more competitive. The number of applications at top programs is going up again. A recent post by the Wall Street Journal cites a rise in the number of applicants to Wharton, Harvard, and NYU’s Stern this year. That’s a break from the trend of the last couple years, with prospective applicants holding out as financial job markets continue to be difficult.
Why GMAT is King in Business School Admissions
October 3, 2014
There are a few exceptions, but the simple answer is that you want to take GMAT over the GRE if you are applying to business school. It’s more competitive, more difficult, and it more rigorously tests the skills business schools prefer in their applicants.
How Much Does Medical School Cost?
October 2, 2014
Getting into medical school requires mental and emotional preparation, as well as financial readiness. Med school is expensive, and everyone who wants to be a doctor knows this. If, despite the looming financial burden and the premed critics you will face, you are still thinking about applying to med school, below is a summary of the financial cost of attending medical school. Proceed with caution…
The Demise of the SAT II
October 1, 2014
A couple of months ago, the Admissions and Financial Aid Office of Harvard University announced that applicants will no longer need to submit SAT II subject test scores as part of their application. According to the school officials, they are making this change to encourage low-income students to apply to the prestigious school.
Checking Your Progress on the Road to Law School
September 24, 2014
As you know, getting into a top law school involves much more than excellent grades and LSAT scores. But, because everyone’s road to law school takes a different shape and is not preset like a pre-med curriculum might be, checking your progress and development along the way involves some serious self-reflection. Thus, you should try to use the following basic rubric to evaluate your candidacy at the culmination of each semester during college:
American Medical Schools that Accept International Students
September 24, 2014
Many international students wonder exactly how challenging it is to apply to US medical schools. Though not impossible, it is incredibly difficult for international students to gain admission and attend medical school in the United States. If you’re an international student hoping to get your medical license in the United States,
A Closer Look at the Integrated Reasoning Section of the GMAT
September 22, 2014
The Integrated Reasoning section of the GMAT was introduced in 2012 to replace the “Analyze an Issue” essay. The Integrated Reasoning section tests your ability to quickly process information and answer questions about it, combining reading comprehension and quantitative skills (especially percent change, ratios, etc.). It tests 12 “items,” 4 of which are experimental, and you will receive a score between 1-8.