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4 Study snack recipes for Smarter studying

                                                           Studying for a test is an uphill task in itself and nobody knows those random hunger paws sabotaging the entire plan for extensive studying better than us. To help you grab something more than the decaf coffee you slowly sip upon to keep your eyes open and at least eat something more than the baseless midnight bowl of bland instant noodles, Studypal.co has brought to you 4 great delicious recipes that will keep you full between those gruesome study hours with almost zero efforts from your end. The Legendary Chickpea Roast Basically, this comes as a healthy alternative to the baseless chips snacking we all do once in a […]

Why have a Study Partner- A GMAT top scorer speaks

I’ve taken the GMAT twice, so I know what you are going through – a month to test day, 70 hour weeks at work, struggling to keep up with your Manhattan GMAT OG tracker. The second time around I studied with a partner, which helped me achieve 720. I will narrate the successful experience to give you insight on the benefits of studying with a partner. I was working in Investment Banking at the time, so needless to say I worked long hours and had to squeeze in GMAT prep at nights and occasional free weekends. Turns out chatting at the water cooler actually does help, because little did I […]

TOEFL- Tips for Acing the language of the kings

TOEFL or Test of English as a Foreign Language is probably the most convoluted test you will take in your life; given the hugely varying test patterns and questions you have to attempt. To be prepared at your very best is the only key to a top score. Though there is nothing like “FAILING TOEFL”; it isn’t very easy to get the required score either. So, we bring to you a guide of 5 tips to obtain a great TOEFL score and help you realize the dream of studying at an English speaking University: 1. Understand what TOEFL is about It is very important to understand the format of TOEFL. […]

Barron’s LSAT and MCAT Author Jay Cutts Tips to Study- December Session

Happy December! REMEMBER: The 3 Keys to Successful Self-Prep: 1. A well-planned study schedule 2. High quality prep materials 3. Peer support (A study partner or a study group might work wonders!) If you’re still not doing well enough, look for a QUALIFIED TUTOR. THIS MONTH: Let’s take a quick look at where things stand for you! MCAT: Hopefully you took your test already. If not, you’ll need to wait another year to apply. Also, most applications were due last month or earlier. PCAT: Some schools will accept the January exam. If you haven’t scored your best, keep studying! LSAT: If you aren’t signed up for the December test and […]

Group Study helped me crack JEE: Tips from an IITian

“Group Study helped me ace JEE”- IIT Kanpur student writes how having study partners made IIT a lot easier target. A student of the Department of Mathematics at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Gorank Dudeja writes why group study has been a boon to him while preparing for his IIT entrance. Hi, friends! I am Gorank Dudeja, a student at IIT Kanpur studying B.Sc. in Mathematics. IIT-JEE is perhaps one of the toughest exams in the world, not only in India. So naturally, the preparation for the examination had to start early, and it was as early as the standard 9th (four years before the actual exam) that […]

Amazing superfood hacks for study group sessions

Moina Oberoi, celebrated food photographer, stylist, writer and recipe developer gives us her tips on how to keep you going during your study sessions. I am often hungrier while writing an article about food rather than while I’m cooking it. Thinking can make us pretty hungry. According to medical researchers, our brain cells need double the energy as the other cells in our body, causing our body to crave food to restore this energy during intellectual activities like test prep. So if you are preparing for standardized tests and often get the munchies, it is merely your brain insisting on a glucose boost. Sorry to be a damper on a […]

5 Ways to Study for the LSAT While in College

Steve Schwartz from LSAT Blog gives 5 tips to help students balance their college courseloads with graduate-level exam prep. If you have a full college course load and a decent social life, it’s probably hard enough to balance the two. Add studying for the LSAT to the mix, and you may feel overwhelmed. This post gives you 5 ways to balance studying for the LSAT with school and life obligations. 1. Start your LSAT prep early. It’s much easier to do a little bit each week over the course of several weeks than to cram all your studying at once. It’s less stressful, and it won’t detract as much from […]

The GRE – A Quick Guide

What is the GRE? The Graduate Record Exam, a computer-adaptive standardized test that is an admissions requirement for many graduate schools in the US. The GRE was created in 1949 and has three sections: Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing. How is it different to the GMAT? The GMAT places more emphasis on logic, while the GRE tests vocabulary and language comprehension more thoroughly. The quant section on both tests is usually tough for liberal arts folk! How is it scored? The Verbal and Quantitative sections are each scored out of a maximum of 700. The Analytical Writing section is scored out of 6. The scores are aggregated into a “scaled […]

Study with a partner or a group for the CFA

Many CFA  candidates organize themselves in study groups and study together, which has many positive aspects. Group studying is a common approach used in almost all educational systems around the world. From school to college, students organize themselves in groups for homework and exam preparation. The reason behind the activity is that a group of people is smarter and more productive than an individual. If you study in a group you will solve problems more efficiently. Sometimes you will contribute to the group and at times the group will clarify certain topics or queries you may have. Teamwork makes the whole process less stressful and more pleasant because you meet […]