Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
Have you started down this path to grad school yet? It is never too early to get ready for your admissions test (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT or OAT). The Princeton Review is our test prep partner and we want to see you succeed on these exams.
The following is a short list of basic strategies from the experts at The Princeton Review to improve your test taking:
- Your prep will take twice as long as you thought. Pretty much everyone underestimates how much time they’ll need to get ready – expect to spend anywhere from 80 to 300 hours preparing for your exam. Plus, pick a test date and stick with it. Don’t prolong your anxiety.
- Know thy enemy! It is crucial to know the number of questions, time limits, guessing penalties, etc. which will impact your score as well as your strategy. Everything is public knowledge so get the facts ahead of time and don’t let hard questions throw you!
- Weaknesses first, strengths later. That’s where you’ve got the most room for improvement, and as the test gets closer, shift over to your strengths for some brush up.
- Stagger and analyze your practice tests. Spread them out over the course of your prep and analyze the results rather than taking the score at face value.
- Slow down & stay focused. Rushing can cause careless mistakes. Answering all the questions and having time to spare does you no good, if you’ve made errors in haste. Use your break time clear your head.
In fact, as part of the partnership, you are eligible for a free practice test and an evaluation with one of our test prep experts – email Anthony Russomanno at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you feel you need more assistance with content knowledge, strategy, technique and/or practice, please find out more from The Princeton Review now!