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Graduate Aptitude Test: helps you make your dreams come true

By Paul Newton

the-college-prosAre you preparing for the entrance test of a university or a graduate school? If yes, you may opt for a graduate aptitude test. A graduate aptitude test will give you an idea about the questions asked in various examinations, such as history, law, medical, and many others. Taking such a test would also help you understand the pattern and level of questions asked in various examinations. This would enable you to crack the entrance examination and secure a seat for yourself in a prestigious university or college.

If you are one of those who aspire to become a doctor, you may take the Biomedical Admission test (BMAT). This graduate aptitude test would help you analyse the kinds of questions asked in the BMAT examination. BMAT is designed to see how a
candidate copes with a medicine or veterinary science degree. The test also determines whether a candidate possesses the set of skills required for being a successful doctor or not. Not only this, the test would also help you find out your weak areas so that you are able to work on them. The BMAT free psychometric
test is a two hour test consisting of: Aptitude, Scientific Knowledge and Written questions.

Another type of graduate aptitude test is the History Aptitude Test (HAT). HAT aims to provide an objective basis for comparing candidates from different backgrounds, including mature applicants and those from different countries who wish to study
History at degree level. On the other hand, students who want to pursue their career as lawyers, the National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT) is taken as a standardised test. This test is used as part of the admission process for undergraduate law programmes.

A large number of educational institutions opt for graduate aptitude tests to select the right kind of candidates. But, you need not be disappointed. There are many online companies that offer different kinds of graduate aptitude tests for free. All
you need to do is visit a reputed site and choose the right graduate aptitude test for yourself. In addition to the graduate aptitude tests, the online companies also offer job aptitude tests to help candidates opt for a career of his choice. As far as a graduate aptitude test is concerned, it is important to practise sample test papers on a regular basis because only then you would be able to have a good grip over the test. Practising regularly would enable you to finish the test on time and also feel confident whilst answering the questions.

In addition to free graduate aptitude test, you may also take help from e-books. The e-books are designed to offer you an exhaustive information on various subjects, along with the practice paper so that you are able to accelerate you career to a new height. One such example is the Graduate Level Practice Tests. Drafted specifically for graduate level candidates, this e-book offers everything you need to prepare for numerical, verbal, abstract, diagrammatic and spatial reasoning tests as well as essential information on how to pass personality tests and assessment centre exercises.

About the author:
Paul newton is well known author who write articles for Graduate Aptitude
Test
.He write on topics Career AptitudeTest,Mechanical Aptitude Test.For more information visit www.psychometric-success.com.

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Filed under: Career Path, College Planning, Graduate School, Graduation, Ivy League Schools, Law Schools, Master's Degree, Med School, Nursing, Nursing schools, Students, , ,

Ivy League admissions: a unique way to set yourself apart and

By John Dorian Chang

Are you interested in the internet? Technology? Business? Are you simply looking to standout in college admissions? Challenge yourself to a new opportunity?

Here’s an out of the box idea that will help your quest to get into Stanford: offer to be an intern at a startup!

It’s easier than you think – it requires leg-work and initiative on your part, but it looks great on college applications and can help you move your careers and professional interests to the next level.

Here are two examples of how it can be done:

1) Search for local startups through Google. Email them with a brief description of your background, and tell them you’re interested in an unpaid part-time or summer internship.

The key here is local – these will give you the best shot since it’s convenient for you and them, and there’s greater overlap in interests, backgrounds, etc

2) Browse through the online services that you use the most and love – such as Facebook, Myspace, Imeem, and so on. Look through their websites and get in touch with human resources staff or recruiters. Explain your story. Again, offer to work in an unpaid position or any position they have available

Startups are always looking for more help, especially if it’s free. Showing initiative like that in high school will impress any company. Even if they say no, you have nothing to lose.

An internship will strengthen your college application – it will bolster your work experience and leadership/initiative-taking. It will also be one helluva story to tell in college essays or alumni interviews.

Finally – and here’s the best part – it could lead to a unique and outstanding recommendation. Everyone else just has recs from teachers – what if you got one from your CEO? Win-win-win. Harvard here we come.

This is just one example of great out-of-the-box thinking. What unique ideas do you have? Share them with me by emailing john AT hopelesstoharvard.com and I’ll give you feedback!

Unique risk-taking is a surefire way to help your chances of getting into Ivy League schools. Start today.

About the author:
Are you an average student who wants to go to Harvard? Hopeless To Harvard is the story of how a B+ student got into Harvard,
Stanford, and Princeton
. Click here to learn his strategies for admissions success. Get into Stanford now!

Filed under: Admissions, AP Courses, Applications, College Planning, Internships, Ivy League Schools, Mentoring, Social Networking, Students, Universities, , , , , , , , , ,

Secrets of the SAT and Ivy League Admissions

By John Dorian Chang

The SAT test is a rite of passage for all high school students. Score too low, and you face an uphill battle to get into Harvard. You’ll spend hundreds of the-college-pros20hours studying for, worrying about, and taking the exam.

Here, I’ll discuss two key questions on your mind.

One, what do colleges like Stanford look for with respect to SAT scores? What is a “good enough” score?

Two, how can I best prepare for the SAT? How do I spend my time and money wisely?

Ivy League schools look for high competence, not perfection

1. A high score. This is obvious – but exactly how high is high?

My recommendation for SAT score is 2100. You should target 700 across each section to be considered for Ivy League admissions. Anything sub-700 will raise an eyebrow.

Of course, the higher the better. But as I argue, at a certain point it’s smarter to spend your time elsewhere.

The best evidence of this is my experience as an admissions officer. I can count on one hand the number of times an applicant has been rejected because a 2100+ SAT score was “too low” (and that’s usually in conjunction with other negative academic qualities, such as a weak course transcript).

But there are countless times – I repeat, countless times – that students have been put into the denial/rejection pile because, despite a very high SAT score (including 2350s!), they simply had nothing else to show.

2. A record of improvement. If you’re like me, and you scored dismally on your first try (I’m not even going to tell you what my score was initially), you’ll want to take the SAT again. But keep in mind:

-You shouldn’t take it more than 3 times total – anything more, and you look desperate and a little stupid unless you get a 2400.

-You need to consistently improve your score. This is very important. If your first score was 2020, second score was 2150, and third score was 2060. Guess which score they’ll focus on? Not your highest one, but the last one. Even if you’re allowed to put your highest per section scores on the Common App, colleges still review your College Board official score reports closely. I guarantee it.

3. SAT over ACT always

While the ACT is a challenging test and in many ways superior to the SAT, you should always take the SAT. When admissions offices have 2 borderline candidates – with roughly identical high school backgrounds and similar caliber of extracurricular achievements – the one who has a knockout SAT score will always look more impressive than one with a knockout ACT
score.

Why? Because significantly fewer people take the ACT – standards are more varied, plus the vast majority of admissions officers took the SAT themselves and not the ACT. They’re familiar with it, and they know how hard it is to get a knockout score…not so with the ACT.

Preparation should be focused on two things – sample tests and an early start

1. Start early. As said before, take the PSAT at least once before the NMSQT. It’s a risk free chance to practice. Take the SAT in 7th grade for the Duke TIP as well.

2. Be wary of SAT courses and prep programs with exaggerated promises. I took a Kaplan course back in high school – about the only thing I remember is creative flashcards that minimally improved my vocabulary. My parents were out a few thousand bucks. Sit in on sample classes before you commit.

Looking back on the whole experience, I got the most by far out of books available at your local library. The good thing about a class is that it forces you to study and practice, but if you have the self-motivation (and I’m hoping you do), you can save significant time and money with cheap and/or freely
available resources.

3. Do as many sample tests as possible. More than anything else – this is what makes the difference. The more practice problems you answer, the more comfortable you will be. Do them all – from Princeton Review to Barron’s, love your local Barnes & Noble.

4. Don’t forget online resources. New companies online are doing amazing things with online, interactive learning. Google is your best friend. The best part is, it’s free or very very cheap.

5. Practice with friends. Oddly enough, I did very little of this. But the few times where a friend and I studied and took practice tests together were incredibly helpful. Their perspective will be different, and teach you much more than if you study alone for weeks on end.

Don’t practice in large groups – you’ll be completely unproductive and you know it. Study with one other person who’s serious and committed, and solve problems together. 2 brains is far better than 1.

About the author:
Hopeless To Harvard is a former Admissions Officer’s account of how to get into Stanford, Princeton, and Ivy League schools. Click here to break into the school of your dreams! Read Ivy League admissions advice now.

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