SSAT Practice Questions–Where Are They?

Free “practice SSAT questions” are all over the Internet; unfortunately, most of them are terrible. You see, a lot of web site owners know that you’re desperate to find some practice questions–so they just make some up. The problem is that the...

What is a good score on the ISEE?

As with any standardized test score, the higher the score, the better. But that’s really not a very helpful answer, is it? 🙂 Each school will have its own cutoff score that it wants to see from you, and each school will weigh other elements of your application...

What Are ISEE Essay Topics Like?

The essay topics on the ISEE can really cover any kind of simple, open-ended topic. You might be asked to describe your favorite book or your favorite relative, or you might be asked to describe your dream job or a dream vacation, and so on. The important thing is...

ISEE Prep–What’s The Best Approach?

There are a lot of answers to a question like this, and most of them, unfortunately, are bad. The general method people use to prepare for a standardized test like the ISEE is to try some practice questions from a book by Kaplan or Princeton Review or some other...

Retaking The LSAT–Should You Retake It?

This is a tricky question that comes up a lot, so let’s examine it thoroughly. First, different law schools treat multiple test scores in different ways. So the smartest thing you can do is figure out which schools you want to apply to, and then check out their...

ISEE Math Skills You’ll Need On Test Day

The ISEE tests different math skills for each level of the test, so before we can talk about which skills are necessary, we have to figure out which level of the test you’re going to take. The Upper Level ISEE is for people who are testing to go into 9th grade...

SSAT Vocabulary Words–Advice You Need To Hear

The Internet is full of advice on the subject of cramming vocabulary for the SSAT (and, for that matter, the ISEE, SAT, GRE, and lots of other standardized tests). Unfortunately, most of that advice is bad. Most people will tell you to study flashcards and vocab lists...