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The Chappaqua Learning Center has been preparing students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT since 1986, but did you know that we also offer preperation for graduate school entry examinations?
Most graduate and professional programs require applicants to submit test scores from at least one graduate admission test as part of the application packet. It is important that you familiarize yourself with the specific requirements of each school you’re considering, as the particular test (or tests) you will need to take may vary among them.
Our experienced tutors help students achieve success in four specific testing areas for graduate school qualification:
The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) helps determine a student’s eligibility for admission into top tier MBA programs. The test is computerized and a trusted indicator for business schools when deciding whether or not to admit a student into their MBA program.
The GMAT consists of four sections:
Analytical Writing Assessment
For some students these skills are review; for others, the skills are new and our tutors effectively help build these skills. Many students overthink questions on the GMAT, which wastes valuable time. The most valuable asset that our tutors have is their ability to save you time on questions. We will work with you to identify strengths and weaknesses that may be the key difference between an average and an excellent score.
The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is required for any student applying to law school. A student’s results on the examination are considered an essential part of the admissions process, often determining whether or not a student is accepted. Like other graduate school tests, the LSAT is just one factor that helps determine a student’s chances of acceptance, but at the most highly ranked law schools, the LSAT score usually carries more weight than one’s GPA.
The LSAT multiple choice sections are 35 minutes each, comprised of:
Logical Reasoning (again)
Analytical assessment (“Logic Games”)
A fifth section, repeating one of the above categories is experimental and does not count. A final section, a 30-minute essay is mandatory, but not scored by the LSAT. The written piece is available to Law Schools to further assess an applicant.
The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is comprised of two tests: The General Test and the Subjects Test. The Subject Tests are taken by students who want to measure their knowledge of the area in which they majored in at the undergraduate level. The GRE scores are sought by Masters and PhD programs. Even with an MCAT, GMAT, or LSAT score, some programs require GRE proficiency as well.
CLC helps students prepare for the General Test, teaching students skills that they may not have learned at the college level. Students who are applying to postgraduate courses take this standardized test to help determine their eligibility for enrollment.
Similarly, to the GMAT, the GRE General Test has an Analytical Writing Assessment, a Quantitative Section and a Verbal Section. The instructors will provide students with simulated GRE practice tests that will measure how their skills are progressing. We recommend that students approach this test as a brand new venture, which will make learning the skills necessary to succeed on the test that much easier.