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Jul
07

Study Shows Repeat LSAT Test Takers More Successful

Did you take the June LSAT? Scores are beginning to come out, and if yours was lower than anticipated or necessary, Sandweiss Test Prep can help with LSAT test preparation classes or tutoring. Re-taking the LSAT could certainly improve your score. A recent report by the Law School Admission Council shows that LSAT test takers […]

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Mar
28

Getting Ready for Grad School

Getting ready for college is a big task, and certainly important—but getting into grad school can be equally as important and much more difficult. Depending on the type of program you’re pursuing, there’s likely a test you’ll need to take as part of the admission process. Whether it’s the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT, Sandweiss […]

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July 16, 2011 Law School: What You Need to Know

Amidst the recent flurry of articles about the crushing debt and terrible job market associated with law school, prospective law school students may find themselves thinking: Should I even bother? Well, yes–that is, if and only if you are passionate about the law, and think you will be able to gain admission to a relatively high-ranking law school. Don’t […]

By Steve Sandweiss | Grad School . Law School . LSAT . New York Times . Testing
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July 26, 2011 Is the Master’s the New Bachelor’s?

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 […]

By Steve Sandweiss | Changes . Grad School . GRE . Money . New York Times
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May 3, 2011 The New GRE: The Good and the Bad

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 […]

By Steve Sandweiss | Changes . Grad School . GRE . New York Times . Testing
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May 6, 2011 New GRE: The Format

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.  

By Steve Sandweiss | Changes . Grad School . GRE . Testing
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April 23, 2011 Panel Proposes Big Changes to the MCAT

Now no one panic; this won’t be happening for years, 2015 at the earliest. But it’s an interesting prospect. Inside Higher Ed reports that a special panel has proposed the following changes to the MCAT: Eliminating the writing section, which medical schools tend not to consider closely Adding a behavioral and social sciences section to reflect “the evolving nature […]

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August 21, 2011 The GMAT’s Makeover

Next June, an integrated reasoning section will be introduced to the GMAT. The new section will replace one of the essays, and will be heavy on data interpretation. The test will still take three and a half hours, and the verbal and quantitative sections will remain the same. Head over to the New York Times to try […]

By Steve Sandweiss | Changes . GMAT . Grad School . New York Times . Testing
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Five Advanced Degrees Still Worth the Debt

  From Kiplinger, five graduate degrees that tend to pay off in the end: M.D.    Physicians’ incomes range from about $188,000, on average, for family practitioners to more than $485,000 for orthopedic surgeons. As the population ages, job prospects for physicians will continue to be robust. Master of Public Health.    Average income: $90,970. As the health […]

By Steve Sandweiss | GMAT . Grad School . GRE . Law School . LSAT . MCAT . Medical school . Money
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