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5 Things Your Personal Statement for University Should Capture

Writing your personal statement for your university application may seem like an intimidating task, but you should think of the planning and writing process as a way to think intentionally about yourself, your interests and what you plan to pursue at university. Your personal statement is an

To GRE or to GMAT?

For those of you embarking on your journey to graduate school, one of the biggest hurdles is the standardized testing requirement. But which test should you choose – the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)?   Firstly, different tests are

How to Get into Duke NUS Medical School

Duke NUS is a post-graduate medical school programme and is an extremely selective MD, not MBSS, programme that many Singaporean medical hopefuls set their sights on. Unlike local undergraduate medical schools like NUS and NTU, Duke-NUS is only for graduate entry, which means that you

Graduate Entry Medicine: MCAT vs. GAMSAT

If you’ve decided to apply to a Graduate Entry Medicine programme and have begun to narrow down the list of schools you’ll be applying to, an important application prerequisite to consider might be whether to take the MCAT or the GAMSAT. But how do you

GRE is Fast Becoming a GMAT Alternative for Business School Applicants

In a previous ICON+ article comparing the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), we mentioned that the GMAT is exclusive to Masters of Business Administration (MBA) courses, whereas the GRE is the standard admissions test for other graduate programs.   However,

ACT Versus SAT: Popular Doesn’t Mean Better

Introduced to the U.S. in 1926, the Schorlastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is one of the most well-known standardised tests. Its rival test, the American College Testing (ACT), was introduced in 1959 as a competitor to the SAT. Both tests serve the same purpose as standard
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