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Latest test trends, test-taking tips, and expert Q&A for all tests from pre-K through graduate school.

GMAT vs GRE Webinar Presented By Noodle Pros and Stratus Admissions Counseling
11 February, 2019
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5 Smart Rules to Follow When You Register for the ACT or SAT
09 January, 2019
Now that the holidays are over and everyone is back in school, it’s time to make your winter and spring plans for the ACT or SAT. There are some common mistakes that many people make when registering for the actual test, so the first step in smart preparation is to follow these good rules. DON’T MISS THE DEADLINES Make sure you register early both to avoid the late fee and to guarantee a space at your preferred testing site. You don’t need the stress of a long drive or an unfamiliar site on te
What Are My Chances At Harvard Business School?
03 January, 2019
Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, Wharton and other top business schools have become so competitive that none can be called a target anymore, even if you have a 3.9 from Stanford, a high GMAT score and stellar work experience. As an MBA applicant, you may have heard that you should apply to some stretch schools, target schools and likely, or safety, schools. What does this mean and how do you go about it? In today’s super-competitive MBA application process, it’s a good idea to do your res
SAT Subject Tests: Everything You Need To Know
16 March, 2018
For many students and parents, the SAT Subject Tests [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2017/09/07/sat-subject-tests/] represent one of the most bewildering aspects of the college admissions process [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2018/07/23/admissionspros-dr-steven-mercer/]. Few schools have specific requirements regarding these tests — Subject Tests are optional at many schools, and there are few guidelines regarding which ones (and how many) a student should take — but high scores on multiple
Your Life In Tests
08 March, 2018
If you’re currently in school (or the parent of someone who is), you know that standardized tests are a fact of life for academics of all ages. Many students will have taken half-a-dozen or more admissions exams by the time they reach their high school commencements — and that’s not counting Regents Exams, AP’s, and other school, district, or state-wide assessment tests. Here at Noodle Pros [https://www.noodlepros.com/], we pride ourselves on having helped students and families through just ab
100 Ways To Improve Your GMAT Score
09 February, 2018
Noodle ProTom Miller [https://www.noodlepros.com/tutor/profile/ODcxMGMwYjQ4ZGZkZTQ]has been tutoring the GMAT since 1995, and is one of the first professional instructors to teach the GMAT online. As a tutor, he has written test materials, created curricula, and trained teachers to maximize success on a variety of standardized tests. A former international attorney, Tom also taught Business, Business Law, and English as a Second Language in northern Europe and in the Middle East. Suffice it to s
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
Getting Started With The SAT Or ACT- Which Test To Take?
02 February, 2018
If you are the parent of a high-school aged student (or if you are a high school student yourself), you know that there is tremendous pressure around the subject of standardized tests for college admissions. You have likely wondered when your student should begin studying, how best to prepare, and, importantly, which exam (SAT [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2017/09/13/improve-your-sat-score/] orACT [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2017/10/02/improve-act-score/]) is likely to bring the most suc
20 Common LSAT Questions Answered
19 January, 2018
Noodle Pro Lisa Liberati [https://www.noodlepros.com/tutor/profile/ZDU4YTQ1NWEwNzk2ZTF] is an LSAT expert. She has been professionally tutoring for 20 years, and has tutored thousands of students in Southern California, around the country, and all over the world. Lisa worked with the best research and development teams and trained to teach exams from middle school through graduate school. She is devoted to mastering what’s on the test, how it is tested, and how best to prepare. Here, Lisa answe
100 Ways To Improve Your LSAT Score
09 January, 2018
If you’re planning on taking the LSAT, you know that there are plenty of online and in-print resources with tips and tricks for mastering the exam. You also know that there are few places to find all of that information — hundreds of web-tutorials and thousands of workbook pages coupled with real-world experience and expertise — summarized in only a few pages. If you have started your LSAT studies and are seeking a comprehensive “cheat sheet” of tried and true LSAT recommendations, look no furth
20 MCAT Questions Answered
08 January, 2018
Noodle Pro Douglas McLemore [https://www.noodlepros.com/tutor/profile/MDBjYTI5ZjI5Yzk5ZTI] is a top MCAT tutor. After earning his BS in Chemistry, he researched computational chemistry and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy at Notre Dame. He worked for Pacific Northwest National Labs doing computational research for David A. Dixon and Steven H. Strauss on fluoride affinities and fluorination of carborane clusters for potential battery and BNCT (boron neutron capture therapy) cancer treatment appli
The Shortest ACT Prep Book Ever: Improve Your ACT Score In Five Brief Chapters
27 December, 2017
Plan to take the ACT two or three times. If you achieve your goal on the first or second try, congratulations! But most students score lower on their first test than they had done in practice. Think of your first test as a dry run, and don’t give up. *** 1. Use Your Pencil. The more you mark up your test booklet, the better you will do. On all subjects, when you use Process of Elimination (POE) and have physically crossed off wrong answers, you will be a better guesser once your eye needs to