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NCLEX-RN Alternate Format Questions: Hot Spot

NCLEX-RN® Hot Spot questions ask you to identify a location on a graphic or table. It is important to understand that this is not a test of your fine motor skills but is designed to evaluate your knowledge of nursing content, anatomy, and physiology and pathophysiology Like select all that apply, fill-in-the-blank, and drag-and-drop questions, […]

NCLEX-RN Alternate Format Questions: Select All That Apply

Multiple response or “select all that apply” questions that require you to select all answer choices that apply from among five or six answer options. Like hot spot, fill-in-the-blank, and drag-and-drop questions, these other types of questions are called alternate format questions and are part of the test pool of questions for the NCLEX-RN® exam. Let’s take […]

SAT Infographics: What to Expect

You’ll see infographics (informational graphics) on the Reading and Writing & Language SAT Tests. Read on for more information about SAT infographics and how to approach them on the SAT.   The term infographics is just a fancy way of saying data represented in a neat visual form, such as a table or graph. You have no […]

SAT Test Dates (2016)

Looking for the 2016 SAT test dates? Here’s the full list of released dates. Note: the deadline to register for most SAT test dates is about 4 weeks before the exam administration, with late registration about 2-3 weeks before the exam date. Check for the most updated registration info at the College Board for more […]

What's tested on the NCLEX: Safe and Effective Care Environment

The NCLEX-RN exam is designed to challenge your ability critically think through information provided to make safe and sound judgements about patient care. If you are a student that focuses primarily on memorizing every drug, every nursing intervention, and every disease process, then you may miss the mark. However, if you are a student that […]

GMAT Reading Comprehension: Isolating Key Information

If all of us had an unlimited amount of time to answer reading comprehension questions on the GMAT, then we’d probably all do quite well; after all, the information needed to answer the questions correctly lies in the passage. The time limit on the test means we have to sift through a large amount of […]

GMAT Sentence Correction: Passive and Active Voice

What’s the difference between these two sentences? He spoke clearly, articulating the points of his plan. The points of his plan were articulated in his clear speech. The first sentence is written in the active voice, and the second is written in the passive voice. In the first sentence above, the subject is “he,” and […]

GMAT Sentence Correction: Conditional Statements

GMAT Sentence Correction will test your comprehension of the sentence’s meaning as well as its grammar, style, and concision, by giving you more answer choices that are grammatically correct (but still wrong). Let’s explore the ways this can happen.   If you are very hungry, you eat too much food. If you are very hungry, you […]

The Night Before the ACT: 5 Tips

It’s the night before the ACT and you may have already heard that you should NOT panic. In addition to focusing on remaining calm, you can add the following to your get-an-awesome-ACT-score to-do list: First, remember there are 4 parts to the ACT test: The English section is 45 minutes long and has 75 questions. The […]

GMAT Sentence Correction: Punctuation

GMAT Sentence Correction will test your comprehension of the sentence’s meaning as well as its grammar, style, and concision, by giving you more answer choices that are grammatically correct (but still wrong). In this series of articles, I want to explore the ways this can happen, with some example questions for you as well. First, let’s […]