What are the tests needed for advanced degree preparation? The most popular is the GMAT or the Graduate Management Admission Test for those who want to take up an additional management degree. This test has three sections: the Verbal Section, the Quantitative Section and the Analytical Writing Assessment, which tests one’s mathematical, verbal, and analytical writing skills.
The MCAT or the Medical College Admission Tests is a test for those who want to pursue a degree in medicine. This exam measures the individual’s critical thinking, problem solving, and writing skills. It covers different areas like biological sciences, physical sciences, and verbal reasoning.
The LSAT or the Law School Admission Test is by those who would like to study law further. It’s a four to five hour exam that tests the verbal reasoning skills and reading comprehension. The test includes these areas: reading comprehension, experimental section, a writing sample, logical reasoning (arguments) and analytical reasoning (games).
Compared to the others, the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is a more general test. It is intended for those planning to attend graduate school. The test includes three multiple choice exams divided into analytical, verbal, and quantitative sections. An additional section of the exam is writing an essay through the assessment writing. This type of tests gauges one’s deductive and inductive reasoning as well as vocabulary and mathematical skills.
Passing These Exams
The GRE is considered the most important test when planning to enter into graduate school. Students need to have a good GPA to pass the exams and of course, a good standing with the test. One thing that needs to be done in order to pass this test is to practice with a review course and a study manual. Since the test is computerized, make sure to register early at the nearest test site. Another tip is to make sure that this test is scheduled at least a year and a half before actually enrolling for graduate school.
The ideal grade for this test is around 1,000 to 1,100 or better of course. This is a combined score of the quantitative score and the verbal reasoning score. Many schools have a minimum grade for each section of the test and a minimum score on a subject tests (this covers graduate disciplines). If review materials are available, it is also best to study the material for the subject tests.
For those who are also taking the GMAT, it is highly recommended to ready and review books and materials. Among these are the “The Official Guide for GMAT Review 12th edition” and the “The Princeton Review Manual for the GMAT Version 8.2” which has lots of exercises to work on. These books also give strategies on how to approach this test.
Aside from these, there are also other methods that one can try such as enrolling in a private tutoring session
On the day itself, remember to keep calm and trust yourself. Your preparation is key so study, process, and study!