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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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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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The SAT Essay Written by tutor Ellen S. The SAT has undergone a significant number of changes over the years, generally involving adjustments in the scoring rubric, and often in response to steadily-declining or increasingly-perfect test scores. When the SAT was changed in 2005, however, they made some significant changes to the test that students see. One of these changes was the addition... read more

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How to Study for the SAT or ACT 8 Tips and Tricks Written by tutor Anne G. Taking the SAT or ACT is probably one of the most important milestones in high school. Yet, many students make the same mistakes and become victims of their own indecisiveness. Here are some tips from an expert tutor, to help you conquer the SAT or ACT while avoiding common mistakes. 1. Plan ahead Most students... read more

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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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1. Hyperphysics This website is basically a concept map of every physics topic, and I mean every. It's not a comprehensive guide to all of them, but it provides a basic overview of pretty much everything you could ever want to know about physics. It's not a "Physics for Dummies" site, so if you're struggling, you'll still need a competent tutor. That being said, if you... read more

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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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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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The SAT Reading Test Written by tutor Jeff S. The reading portion of the SAT test, also known as the Reading Comprehension or Critical Reading section, is designed to test your ability to read a short passage and answer a set of questions about what you just read. There are both reading comprehension and interpretation questions. Reading Comprehension Questions The reading comprehension... read more

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The SAT Writing Test Written by tutor Ellen S. The writing section on the SAT is relatively new, and that can create problems since there are topics on it that are not generally taught in high school. The biggest problem area, by far, is the essay. So let's start with that. The Essay The essay on the SAT is a timed 25-minute writing assignment where you are given a single prompt and... read more

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Introduction to the SAT Written by tutor Jeff S. The SAT test is a standardized test designed to measure students' skill in math, reading, and writing. Many colleges and universities in the United States require applicants to take the SAT and submit their scores as part of their application process. The SAT test itself is composed of three sections: Critical Reading, Math, and Writing... read more

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The ACT Writing Test Written by tutor Kellie C. The ACT Writing test is a thirty-minute essay exam that measures your writing skills - or, more specifically, those skills that your teachers emphasize in your high school English and entry-level college composition courses. Within those thirty minutes, you will be required to read a brief prompt, and plan and write an organized, well-developed... read more

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The ACT Reading Test Being an Ace in the ACT for Reading Written by tutor Hilary S. The ACT Reading section consists of a test with forty questions divided into four passage types. These four are English, Mathematics, Social Studies and Natural Science. You will need to complete these questions in 35 minutes. If you divide this properly you can conclude that you will have four-fifths of... read more

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The ACT Math Test Written by tutor Nicole T. Many of you have taken the ACT and possibly have taken it multiple times. For those of you who are preparing for the first time or who have taken it before and want to improve your score, we want to equip you to do your best. The ACT math problems are very reflective of the classic high school math track of Prealgebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry,... read more

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The ACT Science Test Written by tutor Ashley M. The ACT Science Test is probably the least understood portion of the exam. Despite what its name suggests, it is not a science knowledge test. The ACT is not going to ask you to identify the steps of cell division, balance a chemical equation, or determine the velocity of a moving object. You do not need to have taken any specific science... read more

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Introduction to the ACT Written by tutor Jana P. Welcome to our introduction to the ACT Exam section! Here you will find valuable information on test format and content, test-taking tips, and time-saving strategies to help you excel on this important exam. Remember, preparation can make a difference in your score, and your future! But first, let's answer some of those burning questions... read more

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The ACT English Test Written by tutor Laura S. The ACT test, like the SAT test, is used by universities to measure the ability of a student to succeed and to compare the student with his or her peers. It has many differences from the SAT test, however. The ACT test is comprised of 5 sections: English, Reading, Math, Science, and an optional Writing section. Guessing is not penalized, so it... read more

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Test Prep Lessons & Help Welcome to Wyzant’s test prep lessons! In this section, you’ll find information on standardized tests of all levels. We provide overviews of tests and their formats, as well as strategies and advice for tackling these important exams. Find your test below, and if you’re looking for one-on-one help, you can send a message to one of our test prep tutors. The... read more

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  With the wealth of SAT prep materials out there, it can be tough to find the best resources for SAT study. I've been tutoring for the SAT for over a decade, and these are the materials I've found to be the most helpful.     SAT General Study   For all-around SAT preparation, nothing beats The Official SAT Study Guide, published by the College Board... read more

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 In the land of Zig-Zag, there are only two types of people: truth tellers who always tell the truth and zig zags who if questioned either tell the truth or lie. The zig zags never lie or tell the truth twice in a row when questioned.   We can infer which of the following:   A) In the land of Zig-Zag, if a person is asked if they are a truth teller and they answer... read more

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