Monthly Archives: December 2013

What makes a Premed student successful?

Hello! My name is Joey Gu. You may have already seen some of my posts here on College Compass, but in case you don’t know, I interned with Test Masters last summer. Now is the time of year when high … Continue reading

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SAT Critical Reading Example Problem

The easiest way to improve your SAT Critical Reading Score is to practice! This means going through example problem after example problem until you begin to recognize (and remember) key vocabulary words and the ways SAT test makers attempt to … Continue reading

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University of Houston – Accelerated MD Program

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has partnered with The University of Texas Medical branch at Galveston and the University of Houston to admit select UH undergraduate students to an accelerated BS/MD program designed to help students … Continue reading

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Be a National Merit Scholar! Part IV – What Now?

The time has finally come. You’ve found out what your PSAT scores are. Did you score well enough to make the cut? The truth is that PSAT cutoff scores vary from state to state and change from year to year, … Continue reading

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Clean my room? But don’t you want me to go to College?

A recent study by University of Minnesota researchers shows that the state of your room can have a profound impact on the kind of decisions you make and your decision making process. According to the abstract, “… orderly environments lead … Continue reading

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Extra Hard SAT Math Question – Finding the Sum of Way Too Many Numbers

At the end of every SAT Math section, the test makers try to come up with an extremely difficult problem that will leave even the cleverest students scratching their heads. The really evil part, though, is that even these problems … Continue reading

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When Should I Guess on the SAT?

While it certainly is possible to get every question right on the SAT (with enough practice and hard work), for most of us, there will always be at least a few questions that leave us scratching our heads. When it … Continue reading

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