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Practice GMAT Questions to Maximize Success

Preparing to take a college entrance exam such as the GMAT can feel overwhelming. This test will help determine whether or not you are eligible for acceptance into the graduate school of your choice. While the test may be intimidating, preparing for it should not be. Here are a few ways you can be ready when test day arrives....(more)

GMAT: Do I Really Need It for Grad School?

"What is the GMAT?" is asked by many undergraduate students. GMAT stands for the Graduate Management Admission Test. This test has become very popular and is compulsory for more than 1,800 Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programs worldwide. The selection teams at a majority of graduate management schools uses the GMAT score of a candidate to decide eligibility for the program. Apart from the GMAT, overall performance and work experience of a candidate is also considered....(more)

Minimizing GMAT Prep Cost

Prepping for the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) can be grueling. With practice exams and study time, it can feel overwhelming. On top of it all, figuring out how to pay for the test adds another layer of stress. Here are a few ways you may be able to save money on your GMAT....(more)


Proper TOEFL Test Preparation and Practice

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test is an excellent way to show your ability to understand the English language. This test was developed and first administered in 1964 as a way to prove that a person was proficient in the English language. The test is not easy for those that speak another language originally. The English test can be very difficult, but it can be achieved with a high score with preparation and using TOEFL idioms. Knowing what to expect for the TOEFL test can give you more confidence and prepare you for what is to come....(more)

What is the TOEFL PBT?

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a required examination for people that don't speak English as a native language to study in an English speaking university. It is administered all over the world and there are two different ways to take it that require different preparation methods. This is because they are comprised of different types of questions. One is an Internet based test (iBT), and the other is the paper-based test (PBT). If you have the option to take both, you may be wondering about the TOEFL PBT....(more)

Fee for Internet Based TOEFL Test

The Test of English as a Foreign Language requires preparation and diligent work to pass. In this test, there are several types, Internet Based Test (IBT) being one of them. This test was introduced in 2005 and has replaced computer-based and paper-based tests. The computer-based tests are invalid and were discontinued in 2006....(more)

College Entrance Exams

The Two Ways Questions are Ordered on the SAT

This article lays out the two different ways questions are ordered within each sub-section of the SAT: in order of difficulty, and in chronological order. The article also shows you in which parts of all three SAT sections you can expect to find each question sorting method....(more)

The Day Before the SAT: Study a Bit, then Relax

This article lays out a study plan for the day before your SAT test date. The plan focuses on lightly reviewing the basic structure and format of the SAT, refreshing your knowledge of important test-taking strategies, and giving yourself time and space to relax....(more)

Start Prepping Early for the SAT

This article presents two important advantages of preparing early for the SAT: reduced test anxiety, and "over-learned" material....(more)

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Alexis Avila, MS founded Boston-area tutoring and test prep firm Prepped & Polished, LLC in 1999 to help elementary, secondary, college-level, and adult students improve their grades and test scores. While tutoring for several small and large commercial test prep companies, Alexis envisioned growing his own independent educational services company... Read More

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