Dan Edmonds

Noodle Pro Dan Edmonds has 20 years of tutoring experience. He has led R&D for two major test prep companies, written or contributed to innumerable test prep and admissions books, trained or...

5 Things You Should be Doing the Week Before the Big Test
23 August, 2019
You spend months preparing for the SAT or ACT. You take endless practice tests, expand your vocabulary, brush up on your math, and generally pour countless hours (often in a class or with a tutor) into getting ready for the test. With all that time and energy spent, you want to do everything you can the week before the test to make sure you’re firing on all cylinders on the big day. So here’s a list of things you can do the week before the test to make sure you’re ready to go as test day approa
Expert Tips for Getting Your Executive MBA
24 July, 2019
Getting anExecutive MBA [https://www.noodle.com/mba/executive-mba-programs](or EMBA) can change your life. It can jumpstart your career, facilitate a promotion, or ease a shift from one job (or even one career path) to another. But since EMBA candidates often pursue their degrees later in life than their MBA counterparts — and since they need to continue working while they earn their degrees — this educational path presents a unique set of time and money management challenges. Here are some hac
On Short Notice, The GMAT Just Got Shorter
04 April, 2018
GMAC has announced [https://www.mba.com/us/frequently-asked-questions/shorter-gmat-exam?utm_campaign=global%7call%7cawareness%7cTPO_newsletter_Q2_2018&utm_medium=email&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--dLHQ4PUNdVPJisoZdDhU_Q74k0ZSwbRwXywOF71j2espQMuTwieUGkpYO_dOEfTWbZBTyYio5vHzs0WSo6l-RN33g9g&_hsmi=61804093&utm_content=61787385&utm_source=hs_email&hsCtaTracking=6fd32239-341c-4754-a712-50d64d785e50%7c5fb98b6f-b574-4efb-b6b0-939471b1b73c#question0] a reduction in the number of questions in both the Quantitative an
Expert Tips For Getting Your Executive MBA
13 February, 2018
If you’re considering an Executive MBA, you are probably already busy with a variety of commitments. Learn key time and money hacks for fitting an EMBA into your life — and making the most out of your experience. *** Getting an Executive MBA (or EMBA) can change your life. It can jumpstart your career, facilitate a promotion, or ease a shift from one job (or even one career path) to another. But since EMBA candidates often pursue their degrees later in life than their MBA counterparts [https:
What Is The GMAT And How Do You Take It?
06 February, 2018
The GMAT [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2017/11/27/gmat-questions-answered/], or Graduate Management Admissions Test, is the most commonly taken test for admissions [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2017/12/05/mba-programs-guide/] into MBA and other graduate Business programs. Test scores, work experience, and essays are the most important factors for admission [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2017/07/14/presenting-your-academic-record-in-the-mba-application-gpa-gmat-gre/] into most MBA progr
The 9 Elements Of An Awesome Law School Admission Essay
20 December, 2017
A good personal statement for law school can make an application stand out from the crowd. While LSAT score and undergraduate GPA are the primary factors for admission into law school, top programs get far more qualified applicants than they can admit. The personal statement is one way in which you can stand out from the mass of your fellow applicants. But what is the best way to construct an outstanding personal statement? The personal statement should show reflection and introspection. It sh
How Does PhD Funding Work?
11 December, 2017
To understand how funding works for PhD programs, you first need to understand the different possible funding scenarios. Here is a breakdown of the different ways PhD candidates are funded by their universities. Full Funding Students are said to be “fully funded” if their tuition has been waived by the university and they receive a stipend to cover living expenses. Full funding can come with a variety of responsibilities, and often includes a certain number of semesters as a teaching assistan
How You Should Interview A Prospective Tutor
08 December, 2017
One of the most important steps to take once you’ve found a potential tutor is to conduct an interview. You want to make sure that the tutor is a good fit for your child (or for you) on every level. Preparing for the Interview Consider the following ideas as you prepare to interview the tutor: Tutoring goals Think about what you are looking to achieve through tutoring. Do you wish to improve a grade in a class? To strengthen a skill? To achieve a particular score on a standardized test? To be
The Best Ways To Prep For The SAT And ACT
06 December, 2017
Choosing the best method to prepare for the SAT [https://www.noodlepros.com/tests/sat] or ACT [https://www.noodlepros.com/tests/act] can be difficult. Tutoring is expensive. Courses often have inflexible, time-intensive schedules that are hard to fit into an already overbooked week. And independent preparation requires a level of discipline and self-analysis that many students feel unequipped to handle. Here are some of the principle things you should consider when deciding how best to prepare
Should I Cancel My LSAT Score?
15 November, 2017
More than any other standardized test, the LSAT inspires a rash of cancellations every time it’s given. Before you cancel your scores [https://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/score-cancellations], here are a few things you should consider: Why Do I Want to Cancel? The obvious answer is “because I did poorly.” But here’s the thing: you may not have. And having a bad score on your record isn’t nearly as bad as it used to be. In the “Bad Old Days,” virtually every law school under the sun would average LSAT
Must-Know Facts for Starting Your Law School Application
27 October, 2017
The core of any application to Law School boils down to your numbers: your LSAT score and your GPA. The exact way in which schools weigh these two numbers varies, but broadly speaking, the LSAT is considered the more important of these two numbers. *** The law school application is primarily evaluated simply on your numbers: your LSAT and your GPA (which may be slightly weighted based on the school you attended), which are the only factors that will definitely be considered in weighing your ap
8 Key Aspects Of Successful MBA Applications
19 October, 2017
An MBA application [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2017/10/20/common-mba-concerns/] is primarily evaluated based on three factors: GMAT [https://www.noodlepros.com/tests/gmat] or GRE [https://www.noodlepros.com/tests/gre] scores, work experience, and your essays. Other important factors may include your undergraduate GPA, letters of recommendation, diversity, extracurricular/community activities, and, where relevant, interviews. 1. GMAT/GRE Scores Your test scores are the most important numbe