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How to make a box plot to graphically depict quartile values in a data set.

The general form for a box-and-whisker plot is really easy. Let's take a simple data set.   8.2, 15.9, 12.8, 7.4, 24.7, 23.2, 9.6, 7.9, 8.3, 10.2   First, we need to take those data and put them in numerical order.  When we do that, this is what the data set looks like: 7.4, 7.9, 8.2, 8.3, 9.6, 10.2, 12.8, 15.9, 23.2, 24.7   [Note: Any computer... read more

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Summer Test Prep Tips!

Summer is the best time to start studying for college/career entrance exams. Since there is no school and homework, you will not feel overwhelmed when it is time to study. Studying for just an hour a day, 5 days a week, will increase your chances of getting a higher score and you will still have time to enjoy the summer. Alternate subjects weekly. Familiarize yourself with all the... read more

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Working with a Tutor to Prepare for Your Standardized Test

Having worked with hundreds of test-takers on standardized exams over the years, I have tutored students of all abilities and levels of commitment to their studies. Most students want to know how many hours of tutoring are necessary to achieve the results they desire. While there is no single number of hours uniformly required for all students, for all exams, I do recommend as a rule of thumb... read more

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GRE Verbal Reasoning Test Format and Strategies

The GRE Verbal Reasoning Test Written by tutor Matthew M. The Verbal Reasoning measure of the GRE consists of two sections. The test taker has 30 minutes per section to answer 20 multiple choice style questions presented in a variety of formats. Examples and discussions of each type of question can be found below. The Verbal Reasoning measure serves as a way to evaluate essential aspects... read more

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GRE Quant Test Format and Strategies

The GRE Quantitative Reasoning Test Written by tutor Jana P. Welcome to WyzAnt's lesson on GRE Quantitative Reasoning! Is this lesson, you will learn tips and strategies for performing well in this section of the exam. Remember, preparation can make a real difference in your score … and your future! Let's get right to it! Quantitative Reasoning Content What is GRE Quantitative Reasoning... read more

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Why are the SAT, GRE, ACT, GMAT, etc., designed to trick students into picking the wrong answer and to make sure many students don't finish on time?

For anyone that is preparing or thinking about preparing for one of the standardized 'high stakes' tests (you know which ones) -- the SAT, GRE, GMAT, ISEE, SSAT, and so on -- there's something you really should know about test development.   But first consider this. Wouldn't it be sensible for tests to discover what your strengths are and what you do well in?  Of course! But... read more

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a-b= -(a-b)

Given       a-b= -(a-b) which statement is true   a is greater b is greater a and b are equal not enough information   I know...

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GRE Analytical Writing Test Format and Strategies

The GRE Analytical Writing Test Written by tutor Matthew M. The GRE Analytical Writing measure includes two separate writing tasks: the Analyze an Issue task (or Issue task), and the Analyze an Argument task (or Argument task). For each task the test-taker is given 30 minutes to complete a written response. The purpose of the Analytical Writing section is to measure critical thinking and... read more

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GRE Overview and Format

Introduction to the GRE Written by tutor Katherine F. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is a test used by many graduate and business schools as one factor in the admissions process. According to the Educational Testing Service (ETS), which administers the test, "The GRE® revised General Test features question types that closely reflect the kind of thinking you'll do... read more

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Free Online Practice Tests and Online Resources - ACT, SAT & GRE

ACT www.actstudent.org/testprep/ www.princetonreview.com/college/free-act-practice-test.aspx ; www.mhpracticeplus.com/act.php ; www.kaptest.com/College/Getting-into-College/free-practice-tests-workshops.html phone apps: ACTStudent, ACT Test Prep TestBank,  SAT http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-practice-test http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-practice-questions www... read more

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Why Test Prep Books Aren't Worth Your Money: The Case of Princeton Review

All the major test prep books for the SAT, ACT, and GRE -- published by companies like Kaplan, Princeton Review, Barron's, and Manhattan Test Prep -- are poorly written, conceptually deficient, and, worst of all, riddled with serious errors. Students can't be expected to learn from books that aren't even right! And I don't mean the books are riddled simply with typos, which unfortunately is... read more

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Why Test Prep Books Aren't Worth Your Money: The Case of Manhattan GRE

All the major test prep books for the SAT, ACT, and GRE -- published by companies like Kaplan, Princeton Review, Barron's, and Manhattan Test Prep -- are poorly written, conceptually deficient, and, worst of all, riddled with serious errors. Students can't be expected to learn from books that aren't even right! And I don't mean the books are riddled simply with typos, which unfortunately is... read more

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GRE and GMAT Prep, Step 2: Do's and Don'ts when starting your test prep journey!

My name is Scott L. and I am one of the top graduate school entrance exam instructors in the nation. This is because I have a genuine understanding of the tests and how they are constructed. This blog will offer general guidance on how to proceed on a step-by-step basis. If you have any questions or would like to know more about how I can help you prepare for this challenge, please email me... read more

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The GRE and GMAT Skinny: Your blog to success!!!

My name is Scott L. and I am one of the top graduate school entrance exam instructors in the nation. This is because I have a genuine understanding of the tests and how they are constructed. This blog will offer general guidance on how to proceed on a step-by-step basis. If you have any questions or would like to know more about how I can help you prepare for this challenge, please email me... read more

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