How To Prepare For GRE Subject Tests

How To Prepare For GRE Subject Tests

The sooner you figure out exactly what it is you want to do, the better. Then, you can start marketing yourself as a budding chemist (for example). And that is exactly how to perk up a grad school admissions counselor. Graduate schools don’t want students who are still trying to figure out what they want to do. They want students who are set on a field, and are now doing everything they can to get there. There’s one simple way to show you’re one of those students: take a GRE subject test. A GRE subject test measures your knowledge/analytical thinking skills in a specific field and is much more specialized than the standard ... Read More About How To Prepare For GRE Subject Tests

Improving Your Graduate School Application

Improving Your Graduate School Application

On your application, great test scores and grades speak for themselves, and everyone knows how important those are. But, there are a lot of other factors that can boost your application and ultimately your chances for acceptance. Most grad schools require a transcript, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and admissions essay(s). Make sure you include all these components, or you may be automatically rejected. Transcripts: It’s not all about your GPA. Grad schools want to see a challenging undergrad curriculum. So, if you earn a 4.0 with a bunch of easy classes like “The History of the Alphabet 101,” you will rank lower t ... Read More About Improving Your Graduate School Application

How To Improve Your GRE Score

How To Improve Your GRE Score

Update: Some of this article's advice is now outdated due to changes in the GRE. A more recent article on the exam can be found here.First things first: the GRE is for graduate schools, but not for MBA programs (that requires the GMAT); however, some business schools may accept it. Background: The GRE is a computer-based test that generates questions based on your previous answers. If you continue to correctly answer questions, they will get harder. The test has three sections: quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning and analytical writing. The test was updated in August 2011 to more accurately reflect the current thinking skills needed in g ... Read More About How To Improve Your GRE Score

How Your Undergrad School Affects Med School Chances

How Your Undergrad School Affects Med School Chances

Med schools will consider where you attended undergraduate college. However, it may not be as important as you think. What is more important is your undergrad school’s commitment to preparing students for med school. Many undergrad schools are affiliated with a med school and a hospital, which can create more opportunities for students. Learn how MCAT tutors can help you improve your chances of acceptance into a top med school.  Being affiliated with a hospital can help undergrad students gain clinical experience. At these schools, you can easily find research opportunities in labs or even internships with the affiliate ... Read More About How Your Undergrad School Affects Med School Chances

How To Write A Resume For Med School

How To Write A Resume For Med School

Sometimes, whether you’re accepted to med school comes down to the numbers (GPA / MCAT score), and you can’t change those. However, there are many areas you can improve on – or spin to create a more impressive resume. These tips below can help you build a strong, professional resume to help your acceptance chances. Stop: Take a step back before you begin your resume, med school application or anything else. Try to find a theme, belief or mantra that describes you or what you stand for and thread it throughout your entire application. Write a little blurb about yourself, stating why you are bound for a great medical car ... Read More About How To Write A Resume For Med School