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Seven Things No One Tells You About Being A BS/MD Student
03 September, 2021
Becoming a medical student is a huge accomplishment on its own, but once you've made it into the program of your choice there are still many surprises that will come your way. As ominous as this sounds, some surprises are pleasant. Our team connected with Moon Prep Academy to discuss the nuances of being a medical student that aren't typically discussed. 1. There is no “Cookie-Cutter” BS/MD Student There is genuinely no specific checklist to ensure a spot in a BS/MD program. If I had to hi
MBA Programs: The Value of Attending Grad School in the U.S. vs Europe
16 August, 2021
Many undergraduate students get to the point in their schooling when they begin to question the importance of attending graduate school in regards to their own career path. In recent decades, attending graduate programs abroad has become an increasingly popular and valid option. As the validity of European master’s programs continues to solidify in the eyes of employers, many students may be wondering what the key differences are in an MBA obtained in the U.S. as opposed to in Europe, as well a
How Business Majors Can Stay Sharp This Summer: 5 Suggestions From Moon Prep
30 July, 2021
Summer can be one of the best times for students to take their learning outside of the classroom. Students can dedicate time to learning a new skill, gaining hands-on experience, or building relationships to learn more about their future career path. One field that has become increasingly popular for both high school students and adults is entrepreneurship. Here is how business majors can stay sharp during the summer and practice their skills. Take A MOOC Course Free online courses can be a low
The MCAT: A Deep Dive and Breakdown of the CARS Portion
06 July, 2021
Many MCAT test-takers have a background in the sciences and find that the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) portion of the exam is particularly challenging. On top of the very anxiety-inducing time pressure of the CARS section, the texts that examinees are required to read often come from genres with which students are not familiar, such as literary criticism, art history, and philosophy. To ensure that candidates have the opportunity to achieve their target score, we have include
LSAT Prep: Why Is It So Important and How Should You Proceed?
30 June, 2021
If you're planning to attend law school in North America, you'll probably need to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) as part of the admissions process. The test is intended to measure the skills critical to success in the first year of law school, like reading comprehension, logical reasoning, and writing ability. There are countless nuances to the LSAT itself, and studying for it is best undertaken as a months-long endeavor--but before you dive into it, there are a number of general poin
The GRE vs the GMAT: Which Test is Right for You?
25 June, 2021
Are you considering applying to graduate school? You may be wondering which graduate admissions exam you should take — the GRE or the GMAT. Until recently, the choice was clear: take the GMAT for a graduate business program (like an MBA) and take the GRE for almost any other graduate program in the arts and sciences. In 2006, however, Stanford began accepting the GRE for Business School applications, and since then more and more business schools have joined in. So if you are planning to apply to
Medical School and the MCAT: A Guide to the Basics, Breakdown, and Scores
15 June, 2021
By Erik Kolb, Noodle Pros MCAT CARS Tutor What Is the MCAT? If you plan to attend medical school in the United States (and some places in Canada), you are likely aware that the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) is a major factor in the application process. Developed by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), taking the MCAT is often the most daunting task facing prospective physicians who are competing for the limited number of spots available each year at medical schools.
7 Things Every College Student Should Do to Succeed
01 June, 2021
When it comes to succeeding in college, there’s a lot of generic advice out there: Go to class, do the readings, study hard, and meet with your professors. Here to provide deeper and more specific insights is Noodle Expert and college instructor Calvin Olsen. Everyone knows how to succeed in college [] : Show up to class, master the material, earn good grades, and graduate. Simple, right? Of course, it’s more compli
Life After College: How Not to Get Slapped by Reality When You Graduate
24 May, 2021
Sometimes you just need to take “Human Evolution” and try to feel excited about the body’s ability to digest milk. Many students spend their whole lives trying to get into college, only to wake up one day, post-graduation, rubbing their eyes and wondering, “What just happened?” It's the real world that happened. And it's ridiculous. How to prepare for life after college. The most powerful moment of my college experience was when I told my advisor that I didn’t feel like I was developing skill
How to Tackle Test Anxiety: An Interview with Noodle Pro, Jonathan Arak
31 March, 2021
By Casey Loalbo Are you immediately overcome by fear of failure right before it's time to take an important test?  Do you find yourself having negative thoughts and maybe even experiencing physical symptoms?  Racing thoughts, excessive sweating and dry mouth are just a few of the somatic symptoms experienced by some individuals who suffer from test anxiety. If this sounds familiar, you are not alone.  Test-taking can evoke these feelings and symptoms and sometimes, it can be difficult to unders
How to Make a Career Change at 40 and Still Succeed
27 January, 2021
While we will not ignore the challenges involved in changing careers mostly when you have gone a long way in one career path, it is not impossible to start a new career at 40. You can rise to the peak of your new career despite starting relatively later than most.
How to Make a Career Change at 40 and Still Succeed
23 November, 2020
One would imagine that at 40, you are already approaching the peak of your career. If you have started a career choice after college in your twenties or graduate school in your thirties, by forty, you would have established yourself in your chosen career path. What then happens if you feel you need to make a career change at this age? While we will not ignore the challenges involved in changing careers mostly when you have gone a long way in one career path, we would like to put it out there th