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Before enrolling into a college or university abroad, the first step is to sit for a standardized entrance test. SAT, GMAT, GRE are entrance tests that are internationally recognized to apply for schools abroad.
SAT is the admission tests for undergraduate programs, while GMAT or GRE is the test to gain entry to graduate programs. These tests are generally to access your competency in writing, analytical or knowledge in certain areas.
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SAT stands for Scholastic Aptitude Tests or the Scholastic Assessment Tests. The SAT is the biggest standardized college admission test and is an important requirement for college application in the United States. SAT is owned by a non-profit private organization in the United States called the College Board. The SAT measures a candidate’s skills in three areas, mainly on Critical Reading, Math and Writing.
It tests the candidate’s command of English language in reading and writing, along with logical reasoning skills in mathematics. The SAT is offered seven times annually for entry to undergraduate programs in most America universities. In Critical Reading section, candidates will test on their comprehension of texts such as literary themes, physical sciences, social sciences and humanities.
In Math section, candidates will be tested based on their understanding in different areas of Mathematics such as complex equations or function, linear equations and ratios, percentages and proportional reasoning. Calculators are only allowed to use on the certain part of the math section. In Writing section, candidates will be asked to choose the most appropriate word to replace an existing word in a sentence.
Useful tips: How do I score for the SAT in Singapore?
The difference between engaging a private SAT tutor vs. going for SAT prep course is that private tutors allows flexibility in tailoring lessons according to your requirements and preferred location, day and timings. Our SAT tutor is able to focus on the student’s academic strengths and weaknesses and be able to cater different teaching methods to better prepare the students for the SAT.
At Tutor City, we usually provide tutors who had taken SAT so that they are experience in directing the students to aim for higher scores. Our SAT tutor will watch out for the updated changes in the overall SAT scoring and will adjust accordingly in their teachings.
GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission Test. It is one of the most important tests for candidates who aim to pursue a Masters degree in business (MBA). GMAT is registered with the Graduate Management Admission Council, and is an entrance test for graduate management programs.
This computer-adaptive standardized test will access students’ knowledge for advanced study in business and management. It also evaluates candidate’s analytical writing and problem solving abilities. Mainly it consists of four sections: Analytical Writing Assessment, Quantitative Section, Integrated Reasoning Section and Verbal Section.
GMAT is offered multiple times a year. The Analytical Writing Assessment section (AWA) comprises of analysis of argument. Candidates have to write an assessment of the argument through analyzing of the reasoning of that argument. Quantitative section composes of problem solving and data sufficiency. The aim of this section is to access the ability to solve quantitative problem and to reason quantitatively. Integrated Reasoning section includes table analysis, graphics interpretation, multi-source reasoning and two-part analysis. The intent is to test the candidates on their capabilities to evaluate data given in multiple formats from multiple sources.
Verbal section of the GMAT measure the candidate’s ability to analyze information as well as communication and reasoning skills, which are categorized under reading comprehension, sentence correction and critical reasoning.
To register to GMAT exam date To begin with, you have to register at www.mba.com to reserve a GMAT exam date. There are two test centers in Singapore: The NTUC Learning Hub Pte Ltd and Pearson Professional Center Singapore.
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GMAT scores is used as a gauge to determine the suitability of the candidates when they apply for graduate business schools. The adaptive method of generating questions in the GMAT is able to distinguish the best candidates from the good ones, making it to be very competitive.
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GRE stands for Graduate Record Examination. It is an admission exam for graduate programs for applicants who are interested in getting a master’s and doctoral degree programs.
GRE is owned by Educational Testing Service (ETS). It is a computer based and paper based standardized test which is offered multiple times yearly. GRE consists of Analytical Writing section, two Verbal Reasoning sections, two Quantitative Reasoning section, and either Experimental or Research section.
Why do you need GRE tuition GRE is different from GMAT. The GRE scores are essential for admission to many of the graduate schools in the United States, regardless of the graduate’s field of specialization. It is known to be more difficult than GMAT.
Tutor City has highly experienced and committed GRE tutors that strive to help in achieving your desired result. Our qualified GRE tutors are able to offer practical tips and guide you through to ascertain that you will be well equipped for the examination.
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Compilation of Top GRE books
The GRE (graduate record examination) exam is perhaps the most important exam in any graduate student's life so it is not surprising that it is quite stressful.
In order to prepare for your GRE exam, you need a high-quality practice book, and there are many of those available on the market. However, not all of them will be equally beneficial to you.
Before purchasing your GRE practice book you should take into consideration the course you are planning to take and the skills you need to develop in order to take the test successfully.
Also, just getting a prep book might not prove to be enough (even if you are getting the best one) and you may need to hire a private tutor to guide you through this nerve-racking process.
We have created a compilation of top GRE books to help you find the one that best suits your needs. So without further ado here they are.
This is one of the best and most affordable books for students who want to pass their graduate record examination. The book contains multiple questions each of which has a detailed explanation. You can also watch step-by-step video tutorials which will help you grasp difficult concepts.
This book will help you master all sections of the test (that is verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing sections). Another great advantage of this book is that compared to other books it is relatively cheap (all of the books in this compilation can be easily purchased online).
ETS’ Official GRE Super Power Pack 2 E is used by students all over the world to determine where they stand before they take the official GRE exam.
The best thing about this book is that it was created by the people who create the official GRE exams. Needless to say, they know what they are doing and what is expected of the student during the test so you can’t go wrong with this book. There are four full practice tests included in this prep book. However, only two of them are included in the actual book and the other two can be found on the official website.
If you are unclear about the strategy and want to know more about how to answer each question this GRE book will guide you through the best strategies and explain answers to the questions. There are also sample essays included in the book and on the website, you can find a list of resources that you can use for your review.
If you have absolutely no idea what a GRE exam is and you need a book that will guide you from start to finish then Kaplan’s GRE Prep Plus is the one for you.
In this book, you will find a comprehensive explanation of each and every section of the exam plus three practice tests. The book also devotes a special chapter to the quantitative portion of your exam and it also offers quizzes on its website.
In total the book includes a whopping 2200 practice questions. After you take your practice test you will be provided with a detailed review of your performance. This review will highlight the sections you still need to work on and tell you which parts you are good at. This is important because this feedback will help you adjust your study plan so that you do not spend more time than necessary on certain areas and focus instead on improving your weaknesses.
GRE Prep By Magoosh is yet another excellent book that will give you various tips on how to approach your GRE questions. After you have familiarized yourself with these tips and tricks you can practice your knowledge on 150 test questions included in the book.
One great thing about this prep book is that it highlights some of the most common mistakes which students make while taking the GRE test and teaches you how you can avoid them.
GRE Prep By Magoosh is also good for those students who do not have hours to devote to each separate section of the test and want to get straight to the full test. With that being said it does include many sample essays so if you struggle with your analytical section GRE Prep By Magoosh is the book to get.
On the other hand, if you’re struggling with the mathematical portion of the GRE test then get the McGraw-Hill Education’s Conquering GRE Math.
In fact, this is probably the top book when it comes to preparing for the quantitative section of your test. It includes a free trial test for the math section as well as a comprehensive review. The book also explains to students how exactly they should answer each question.
This is another great prep book for those students who are struggling with the verbal part of the test. The book offers a detailed explanation of how GRE questions are structured and it also includes several trial tests as well as various online resources. However, it does not just help you with reading comprehension it also includes multiple questions for the mathematical portion of the test.
One notable advantage of this book is that it comes with a GRE vocabulary list which shows you how the words should be used in the test.
Speaking of vocabulary, if this is something you particularly struggle with then you should definitely get Barron’s Essential Words For GRE. The book contains a list of 800 words that are most commonly used in the GRE test.
The book also includes a pre-test that you should definitely do in order to determine where you currently stand in terms of vocabulary and, consequently, how much you should practice to get better at it. Each of the words in the list is provided with a definition and an example sentence within a passage.
In addition to all of this, the book also contains a separate section that will test your writing skills. Once you have made your way through the entire book you can take a test given at the end of it to review how far you have come.
This is another great book for students who are having trouble with the writing section of the GRE test as well as reading comprehension. This comprehensive guide will help you tackle these two areas of the test specifically.
You will encounter several different types of reading passages in your GRE test and each one of them is explained in detail in this book. The book will also teach you how to answer different types of questions related to the passages and give you tips to help you correctly identify the question types.
Also, if you are struggling to come up with an efficient strategy for your GRE essay then getting this book is highly recommended. You will get access to Manhattan online library which contains GRE practice exams for one whole year!
Time is of the essence when it comes to taking any sort of exam, and if you want to learn how to answer your GRE test questions quickly and efficiently then you should definitely get this book.
It comes with 1800 test questions that cover almost every subject that could possibly come up in the test. By doing these test questions you will be able to identify your weak points and focus more on improving these areas. Of course, the correct answers, as well as explanations, are provided for each question.
And in the 21st-century all good books come with some type of online supplementary material, and this book is no exception. Once you purchase it you will have access to its vast online library.
How to choose the right GRE prep book for you.
If you have never tackled a GRE prep test before you will not know what your strengths and weaknesses are. In order to find that out, why not take a few free sample tests available online. By reviewing your answers you will be able to determine which areas you should devote your time to and consequently get the prep book that will help you achieve your study goal.
It is also highly recommended to hire a GRE tutor even if you are quite certain of your abilities. The GRE is an extremely important examination that has an enormous impact on whether or not you get accepted to your chosen university so it is better to be safe and do your preparation work under the watchful eye of a qualified teacher. Your tutor will also have up-to-date information about some possible changes that may have occurred in the test itself or in the testing process due to the recent global events.
Be it SAT, GMAT or GRE tuition, Tutor City will be able to assist you! At Tutor City, our dedicated and qualified SAT, GMAT and GRE tutors not only can identify your academic strengths and weaknesses, they are there to maximize your strength and address to your weakness.
For instance, as there are time-constraint to complete each section of the tests, our tutors will aid in calculating the time required and allocate time needed for different sections of the tests. In addition, our skilled tutors will also better prepare you for the verbal section by practicing with you and provide you the best answers. Before taking the test, it is significantly important to be well-equipped in order to achieve high scores.
As you are competing with applicants from a wide range of educational and cultural backgrounds, it is advisable to be familiarize with the subjects, understand the question formats, clear your doubts and confusions, so that you will be well-prepared with the knowledge required to do well for the exams.
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