Are you struggling with reading comprehension questions on your standardized test?
Often that's the case when you're not reading the passages in the most effective way.
In this episode of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast, we share three strategies for improving your overall reading proficiency, for reading the passages in a way that sets you up for success on a majority of questions, for quickly and accurately determining the author's primary purpose, and for adopting the right mindset when you're dealing with reading comprehension passages in general.
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The core content for this episode is excerpted from a webinar we recently did for the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. While the webinar was geared toward GRE candidates for whom English isn't their native language, the tips and strategies are relevant for all test takers.
When you get to the part about "finding the thesis sentence" and using the "bracketing technique" to focus on Big...
Is a limited English vocabulary holding you back from getting the verbal score you need on your standardized test? And is there anything you can do about it in the limited amount of time you have between now and test day?
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Even the highest scorers on standardized tests get questions wrong.
Sometimes you get questions wrong because you simply don't know or remember the underlying content well enough.
Sometimes it's because you didn't employ the proper strategy.
But sometimes you get wrong answers because you make careless errors — and those are the most frustrating because they can be avoided in most cases.
In this episode of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast, we show you nine (9) ways that you can avoid making careless mistakes on test day, thereby increasing the number of questions you get right and boosting your overall score. Check it out:
This is a long show, so here are some timing benchmarks you can use if you want to jump around or need to come back and pick up where you left off:
0:00 - Introduction
4:43 - Four reasons why you make careless errors in the first place
8:32 - Strategy #1 for avoiding careless errors
13:10 - Strategy #2 for avoiding careless errors
18:11 - Strategy #3...
Several interesting bits of news and insights came out of the recently-held summit at the headquarters of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), makers of the GMAT and Executive Assessment exams, and we were there to get the scoop.
We relate the most relevant takeaways in Episode 10 of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast, including:
Brandon Royal, Ace the GMAT author, joins the podcast this week to share his expertise on an important logical reasoning skill that comes into play on numerous standardized tests — identifying assumptions.
He has categorized logical fallacies into six common assumption categories, and he breaks them down for you in an easy-to-understand way so that you’re better able to tackle reasoning-related questions on your exam.
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Success is often as simple as finding someone who has done what you want to do, and doing what they did. If you want to significantly improve your standardized test score, then, look no further than Matt Kunzler, who recently raised his GMAT score +120 points through a combination of strategic planning, a helpful prep course, and some good 'ole fashioned hard work.
In this episode of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast, Matt shares his secrets of exactly what he did to get such great results despite not having had a math class in 11 years and only having five weeks to prepare. Listen in:
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Application essays are a crucial part of the admissions process, and effective essays essentially come down to good storytelling.
Your goal as the protagonist of your own story is to become a hero that admissions officers want to root for, says Michael Noltemeyer, founder of North Star Editing and guest on this episode of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast:
During our wide-ranging conversation, Micheal sheds light on just how to become that hero while sharing examples of successful essays from his 10+ years as a professional editor.
Specifically, in this episode you will learn:
We're all looking for that magic bullet for how to prepare most effectively for our standardized test so that we get maximum results on test day. Last week, in Part 1 of our Test Mastery series, we laid a solid foundation for you by explaining the three essential components of any effective study plan -- the infamous "Success Triad" of test prep -- and how they can help you improve your time management. This week, in Part 2, we're taking it a step further and helping you create a more customized study plan based on your own strengths and weaknesses. Check it out:
I've been absolutely dying to share some exciting news with you, and everything is finally ready to let you in on something HUGE that we've been working on here at Dominate Test Prep...
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... "The Dominate Test Prep Podcast" is now LIVE and ready for you to start consuming! You can find it anywhere you get your podcasts (search "Dominate Test Prep") or by clicking on this image:
Now I know what you might be thinking: "Wait, I didn't even know that you were working on a podcast!"
That's because I wanted to get all my ducks in a row and make sure I had some killer content published and out there for you to start listening to right away. And now I do. I know you'll get a ton of value from the five episodes that are already live:
What does it take to truly master the content tested on your standardized test and get a high score on test day?
It really comes down to three core components:
We call it the "Success Triad" of standardized test preparation, and we break it all down for you in this episode of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast. You can listen to it here:
Specifically, you will learn: