A Seattle Times article debuted this week that highlights the changes and challenges presented by the new SAT. The article focuses on how the new SAT test requires students to rely more heavily than ever on language abilities to succeed. Though the reading portion is roughly the same length as the previous SAT–3,250 words on […]
Students in the class of 2017 have more options than they can easily navigate. Should they take the old SAT, the new SAT, or the ACT? There are arguments to be made for each test, and it mostly boils down to the strengths and needs of the individual. Here are a few of the key […]
Yes, according to The New York Times. The master’s is currently the fastest-growing degree, and is on its way to becoming the entry degree to a wide variety of professions, especially now that degrees are specific and utilitarian (think supply chain management) and often with internships built in. So why the trend? Some blame the devaluing […]
On August 1st, it’s coming: the revised GRE. The Good: The new GRE will more accurately measure test-takers’ skills that they will need in graduate school. This means no more analogies, but much more reading comprehension. (Check out the linked Times article for sample questions.) And students will be allowed to use calculators. Test-takers will also be […]
The new GRE format will be: Analytical Writing: 1 Issue topic: 30 minutes Analytical Writing: 1 Argument topic: 30 minutes Verbal Reasoning: 2 sections, approx. 20 ques. each: 30 minutes Quantitative Reasoning: 2 sections, approx. 20 ques. each: 35 minutes Plus a possible unscored section, and a possible research section. Please do check out newgre.org for more info.
Lawmakers say they’ve agreed on the broad strokes of a higher-education bill that would give Washington’s five public universities and The Evergreen State College authority to set in-state undergraduate tuition for the next four years. This will mean a tuition hike of about 13 to 16 percent to make up for cuts in higher-ed funding, but also […]