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So You Want to be a Doctor? Part I: High School

Written by guest writer, Testmasters teacher, Rice University student, and future physician: Carmella D. So you want to be a doctor?  As a high school student (and if you’re like me, much earlier than that), you probably have an inkling … Continue reading

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Testmasters Hosts Math Kangaroo Event

Making Math Fun for Houston-Area Students 3rd Largest National Event puts Students’ Math Skills to the Test Houston (March 17, 2016) – One hundred sixty Houston-area primary school students put their critical thinking skills to the test today at a … Continue reading

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UPDATE 2: 2016 National Merit Semifinalist Cutoff Score for Texas – NEW ESTIMATE

Based on an analysis of nearly 10,000 students, Testmasters has updated our prediction for the National Merit Semifinalist cutoff score in Texas to be as high as 219. To understand how we got this number, you first need to understand how … Continue reading

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College Compass Welcomes New Writer, James

College Compass is very happy to welcome new writer James! James recently graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a B.F.A. in Musical Theater with an Honors Program concentration. A former Test Masters student, James now teaches the … Continue reading

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Simple Errors You Could Be Making While Memorizing Vocab

Oftentimes, people will attempt to memorize a word before learning its definition. This effort usually involves an attempt to consciously automate the definition, or to not even initially bother with the definition at all. Take the word sequacious, for example. … Continue reading

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Brown University’s Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME)

Hello everyone! My name is Joey Gu and I am returning to intern at Test Masters this summer. You might have already seen some of my posts, like my What makes a Premed student successful? or my Know the SAT … Continue reading

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College Profile: University of Pennsylvania

More than two centuries after establishing itself as the first university in the United States, the University of Pennsylvania is easily one of the most recognized and prestigious universities in the country. Since William Penn and Benjamin Franklin founded UPenn, … Continue reading

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College Profile: Stanford

When former California Governor Leland Stanford purchased 650 acres of Rancho San Francisquito real estate, hardly anyone would have guessed that land would eventually grow to 8,000 acres in size and house one of the most prestigious academic institutions in … Continue reading

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Perfect SAT Score Profile: College Compass Interviews SAT Perfect Scorer Kevin Xu

Kevin Xu is the latest Test Masters student to score a perfect 2400 on the SAT. Xu had previously taken the SAT, but knew it was in his power to achieve a perfect score. Kevin seeks to create a “bigger, … Continue reading

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Perfect SAT Score Profile: College Compass Interviews SAT Perfect Scorer Rachel Jang

Rachel Jang has joined her fellow Test Masters alumni in achieving her dream and the dream of many other students by scoring a perfect 2400 on the SAT. Test Masters has proudly presented her with the $1,000 Perfect SAT Score … Continue reading

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