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This show is designed to take the guesswork out of preparing for your standardized test and equip you with practical how-to's for getting more right answers on test day, successfully navigating the admissions process, getting accepted to your dream school, and succeeding in the classroom. Our episodes deliver expert advice from the industry's top test prep instructors and admissions consultants as we endeavor to prepare you for success not only on test day, but also in your future profession and life beyond. Oh, and did we mention that we have a lot of fun? You will too, as we embark on this important next chapter of your education together. Thanks for listening!

This show is designed to take the guesswork out of preparing for your standardized test and equip you with practical how-to's for getting more right answers on test day, successfully navigating the admissions process, getting accepted to your dream school, and succeeding in the classroom. Our episodes deliver expert advice from the industry's top test prep instructors and admissions consultants as we endeavor to prepare you for success not only on test day, but also in your future profession and life beyond. Oh, and did we mention that we have a lot of fun? You will too, as we embark on this important next chapter of your education together. Thanks for listening!

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United States

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This show is designed to take the guesswork out of preparing for your standardized test and equip you with practical how-to's for getting more right answers on test day, successfully navigating the admissions process, getting accepted to your dream school, and succeeding in the classroom. Our episodes deliver expert advice from the industry's top test prep instructors and admissions consultants as we endeavor to prepare you for success not only on test day, but also in your future profession and life beyond. Oh, and did we mention that we have a lot of fun? You will too, as we embark on this important next chapter of your education together. Thanks for listening!

Language:

English

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720-251-3936


Episodes

17. Nutrition Hacks for Improved Focus, Memory, and Mental Clarity, with Dr. Barrett Deubert

2/25/2020
A big part of maximizing your score on test day is how well you're able to focus and concentrate throughout the entire exam. You've spent months learning all of the how-to's for answering questions correctly, but if you have "brain fog" and aren't able to think clearly and remember everything you've studied when it comes time to actually sit down and take your test, it's all for nothing. Optimal nutrition can play a huge role in maximizing your brain's performance so that you can maintain...

Duration:00:44:21

16. Is Harvard Really Worth It? with Jake Taylor

2/11/2020
A lot of people believe that if they can't get in to a top-tier college or graduate school, it's not worth going. Yet, there are a lot of considerations that play into your decision to go back to school, and the prestige of the program is only one factor in choosing the school that's right for you. In this episode of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast we catch up with Harvard Kennedy School of Government alumnus Jake Taylor who recounts his journey from working on Wall Street to teaching middle...

Duration:00:43:29

15. Overcoming Test Anxiety, with Bara Sapir

1/28/2020
Conventional wisdom tells us that if we study hard, high test scores will inevitably follow. But what if we are unmotivated to study or hampered by fear of failure? Or what happens if when we do study, we are plagued by feeling nervous and anxious, and we are not able to perform to our potential? It's no surprise that if you enter the test feeling anything but focused and calm, you risk a subpar performance. But how does one easily get there? We answer those questions -- and more -- in this...

Duration:00:42:20

14. How to do Social Media Right for an Admissions Edge, with Taylor Siebert

1/14/2020
A recent survey shows that 40% of admissions officers reported to have looked at a candidate's social media while reviewing his/her application, a trend that is expected to continue and even grow in the coming years. What does this mean for you? We invited Taylor Siebert, co-founder of Class Intercom and social media expert, to weigh in on how you can use social media to your advantage as you position yourself holistically during the application process. In this episode we discuss: Social...

Duration:00:48:57

13. Reading Comprehension Strategies for ESL Students (and everyone else!)

12/23/2019
Struggling with reading comprehension questions on your standardized test? Often that's the case when you're not reading the passages in the most effective way. In this episode we share three strategies for improving your overall reading proficiency, for reading the passages in a way that sets you up for success on a majority of questions, for quickly and accurately determining the author's primary purpose, and for adopting the right mindset when you're dealing with reading comprehension...

Duration:00:36:06

12. The Best Way to Improve your Vocabulary

12/17/2019
Having a strong English vocabulary is important for doing well on pretty much all standardized tests. It helps with reading comprehension, certainly. But it's also fundamentally important for logically completing sentences like you're asked to do on exams such as the GRE. So what's the best way to learn new words? And should you do anything different if English isn't your native language? We break it all down for you in this episode. Specifically, we discuss: RESOURCES &...

Duration:00:46:19

11. 9 Ways to Avoid Making Careless Errors

12/3/2019
Sometimes you get questions wrong on your standardized test because you don’t use the proper strategy or simply don’t know the underlying content well enough. But sometimes you get wrong answers because you make careless errors — and those can be avoided in most cases. In this episode we explore nine (9) ways that you can avoid making careless mistakes on test day, thereby increasing the number of questions you get right and boosting your overall score. This is a long show, so here are some...

Duration:00:53:25

10. Business Education Trends, a GMAT Section Order Fallacy, and CAT Battleship

11/19/2019
Several interesting bits of news and insights came out of the recently-held summit at the headquarters of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), makers of the GMAT and Executive Assessment exams, and we were there to get the scoop. We relate the most relevant takeaways in this episode, including: nowRESOURCES If you're interested in diving deeper into the demographic and employer trends referenced in this show, you can get them here: GME Application Trends Survey Report...

Duration:00:43:36

9. Finding Assumptions Using the "Big 6" Assumption Categories, with Brandon Royal

11/5/2019
Brandon Royal, Ace the GMAT author, joins the podcast this week to share his expertise on an important logical reasoning skill that comes into play on numerous standardized tests — identifying assumptions. He has categorized logical fallacies into six common assumption categories, and he breaks them down for you in an easy-to-understand way so that you’re better able to tackle reasoning-related questions on your exam. Specifically, Brandon covers: FROM THE MAILBAG Listen all the way to...

Duration:00:37:15

8. How I Raised My GMAT Score 120 Points, with Matt Kunzler

10/29/2019
Success is often as simple as finding someone who has done what you want to do, and doing what they did. If you want to significantly improve your standardized test score, then, look no further than Matt Kunzler, who recently raised his GMAT score +120 points through a combination of strategic planning, a helpful prep course, and some good 'ole fashioned hard work. In this episode he shares his secrets of exactly what he did to get such great results despite not having had a math class in 11...

Duration:00:33:40

7. Storytelling Essentials for Your Application Essays, with Michael Noltemeyer

10/22/2019
Application essays are a crucial part of the admissions process, and effective essays essentially come down to good storytelling. Your goal as the protagonist of your own story is to become a hero that admissions officers want to root for, says Michael Noltemeyer, founder of North Star Editing and guest on this week's show. During our wide-ranging conversation, Micheal sheds light on just how to do that while sharing examples of successful essays from his 10+ years as a professional...

Duration:00:56:57

6. Test Mastery Part 2: Customizing Your Study Plan, with Vinay Narang

10/15/2019
Welcome to Part 2 of our series on test prep mastery. In this episode we build on the general framework discussed last week and dive deeper into how to design a study plan that is more customized for you. We're joined this week by Vinay Narang, Founder and Chief Genius at GMAT Genius, who shares valuable insight on this topic based on his experiencing helping to create customized study plans for his own tutoring clients. While his specialty is the GMAT, the tips and practical how-to's he...

Duration:00:49:12

5. Test Mastery Part 1: The Success Triad + Time Management Tips

10/8/2019
What does it take to truly master the content tested on your standardized test and get a high score on test day? It really comes down to three core components -- what we call the "Success Triad" -- which we lay out for you in this episode, the first of a two-part series looking at test prep mastery. Specifically, you will learn: Success TriadPareto PrincipleWIBNI mindset"perfect practice"effective time managementThe framework outlined in this episode will help anyone looking to boost...

Duration:00:39:04

4. On the New Digital LSAT and a Good Ham Sandwich, with Dave Hall

10/1/2019
After a brief trial period with a new online format this past summer, the LSAT went fully digital last month and is here to stay. What does that mean for you? We sat down with Dominate Test Prep’s lead LSAT instructor, Dave Hall, to discuss the changes to the exam and how you can best prepare for this new LSAT. Ultimately not much has changed with the substance of the LSAT, so in addition to addressing technical aspects of the new online LSAT, Dave spends much of this episode giving you...

Duration:00:37:50

3. Framework for a Successful Grad School Application, with Linda Abraham

9/24/2019
Your standardized test (GMAT / GRE) is only part of the admissions criteria when applying to graduate or business school. But what about the rest of your application? In this episode, we invited expert admissions consultant Linda Abraham, founder and CEO of Accepted, to share her 5-part framework for a successful MBA / grad school application. She breaks down each of the five key components and explains exactly what you need to do in your application to showcase yourself in such a way that...

Duration:00:47:49

2. 5 Proven Study Habits for a Higher Score on Test Day

9/16/2019
As Aristotle said, "We are what we repeatedly do." That's especially true when it comes to the actions you should be taking on a consistent basis as you prepare for your standardized test. In fact, there are five (5) key study habits that I've seen from working with thousands of students over the years that, if you take them to heart and implement them consistently into your study routine, will inevitably lead to better performance and a higher score for you on test day. We lay them all out...

Duration:00:26:27

1. Top 3 Prep Tips for Any Standardized Test

8/30/2019
Welcome to the very first episode of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast! We're coming out swinging, sharing with you the top three things we've seen from 14+ years in the industry that will empower you to have the best possible experience preparing for whichever standardized test you're studying for. These principles are universal, so whether you're just diving in or have been preparing for a while and need that little extra something to get you over the hump, we're confident you'll see an...

Duration:00:24:56