Graduate, Professional and Undergrad Standardized Exam Prep

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Graduate School and Other Exams

One of the hurdles familiar to students as they progress along the path to a career is the standardized exam. For most it begins with the SAT while in high school, and from there branches out to GRE, LSAT, GMAT and various exams for professional licensure.

One recommended approach to these exams is test prep specific to the exam you are taking. This guide contains links to websites which can help.

Graduate School Exam Prep

Students who are preparing to become teachers have probably heard about the Praxis exams but may be unclear about certain aspects of these tests. The Praxis exams are used by most states to determine whether a person is qualified to be a teacher, and a passing score is often essential to gaining licensure. Students can streamline the testing process by preparing well and familiarizing themselves with all aspects of the Praxis, for example, which exams they need to take, how to register, receive their scores, and best study practices.
The GMAT, or Graduate Management Admission Test, provides MBA programs with a crucial metric “to predict program performance.” In this guide, we’ll unpack the distinct challenges of each of the four exam components. We’ll then detail the most effective ways to prepare for them, based on expert advice and documentation from test-prep coaches and GMAC itself. By scrutinizing the GMAT’s components, identifying personal weaknesses, and then applying targeted test-taking strategies, anyone can beat the GMAT and gain admission to an MBA program.
GRE Study Resources
Individuals considering advanced degrees, including master’s and PhD programs, are typically required to take The Graduate Record Exam, or GRE. It is a national standardized test used by thousands of colleges and universities throughout America to assess prospective graduate students.. The GMAT has traditionally been the standardized exam for students considering advanced business studies, but the GRE is increasingly being used for these types of degree programs as well.
NCLEX Exam Guide
The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) was created by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and is taken by more than 250,000 nursing candidates every year. Two versions of the test exist, the most popular being the NCLEX-RN for aspiring registered nurses. Prospective licensed practical nurses, also known as licensed vocational nurses in California and Texas, take the NCLEX-PN. Because successful passage is required to practice nursing, it’s not to be taken lightly. The following comprehensive guide helps nursing candidates be better prepared for the NCLEX while also highlighting recent changes to the format and testing procedures.

Undergrad Exam Prep

ACT Resource Guide
Since 2012, the previously lesser-known American College Test, or ACT, has emerged as the most popular college entrance exam over the SAT.

Which will reign supreme for the 2017-2018 school year remains to be seen, but with more states and school districts administering the ACT free – often times during the school day – it’s expected to maintain its steadily increasing momentum.

This guide will help you to better understand the ACT, from what your results mean to tips for finding resources — both free and paid — that are available to help you prepare.

SAT Resource Guide
The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is an exam taken by millions of college hopefuls to ascertain their readiness for postsecondary education. Developed in the 1920s as a standardized way of assessing the core skills needed to succeed in college, more than 1.7 million high school students now take the SAT each year. Used as a benchmark by college admissions offices and scholarship panels, the SAT is often a significant determining factor if a student is accepted to their top choice for higher education.