The LSAT (Law School Admission Test), administered by The Law School Admission Council, requires ample preparation not only to pass, but to earn a high-level score that will make you attractive to the most prestigious law schools – or, at least, the law school of your choice – in addition to opening the gates to scholarship funds. Hundreds, if not thousands, of books and online study guides promise to help you pass the LSAT; however, efficient studying is key to a high LSAT score. That means you need to focus your time studying only the best LSAT prep books and online courses.

Each LSAT preparation resource features its own unique presentation, strengths, and weaknesses; and every law student has a preferred style of learning. Thus, listing the absolute best LSAT prep books and online courses is somewhat subjective. Still, consumer reviews from sellers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Good Reads along w... more »
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The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is the most important series of tests medical students and residents will ever take. Performance on the USMLE not only dictates whether students will graduate from medical school, but also which residencies and medical career fields they’re qualified for. Given its critical bearing on life and livelihood, it literally pays to achieve a high score on the USMLE. Fortunately, several outstanding books are available to help you do just that. You only have so much time to prepare, so knowing which are the best USMLE prep books will help you study more efficiently and gain the knowledge you need to ace the USMLE.

What is the USMLE?


The USMLE isn’t a single exam; rather, it’s a series of test taken over the course of earning one’s medical license. The USMLE is delivered in three steps:

Step 1: T... more »
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The MCAT, or Medical College Admission Test, has long been a source of stress for aspiring medical students. The notorious test is designed to measure academic readiness for medical school and is administered in three sections: Physical Sciences, Verbal Reasoning, and Biological Sciences (a fourth, optional Trial Section administered through 2014 is not scored). Each section is worth 15 points, for a total possible score of 45 – though a score of 38 and above is within the 99th percentile.

MCAT scores not only determine medical school readiness, but also play a role in medical school acceptance. A higher MCAT score contributes to more opportunities at preferred medical schools. For this reason, it's wise to maximize efficiency by studying the best MCAT books.

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Get the best possible prices on textbooks faster than ever with the new and improved Direct Textbook app for iPhone and Android, which now includes a convenient barcode scanner that lets you scan textbooks with your smartphone and instantly compare prices from more than 200 bookstores. Once you find the best price, you can use the app to connect directly with the seller to complete your purchase.

Use the Direct Textbook app to save up to 90 percent on textbook titles, with an average overall savings of 50 percent on all textbook purchases – significant figures when you consider the average college student will spend $5,000 on textbooks during the course of earning a four-year degree.

The Direct Textbook app compares prices for new, used, ebook, rental, teacher, and international textbook editions from more than 200 online bookstores and 10,000 libraries to find the best possible price. In addition, the app displays shipping information and ava... more »
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There's no question ebooks are becoming popular among students and educators alike. Touted as cheaper, lighter, and feature-packed alternatives to expensive textbooks, ebooks are taking classrooms by storm across all levels of education, from elementary school to graduate school. Even librarians are stocking up on ebooks, with the nation's libraries increasing ebook spending by more than 46 percent in 2013 (Library Use of Ebooks). Popularity, however, does not equal efficacy, and so the real question is: do ebooks help students learn?


The benefits of ebooks


A 2011 study sponsored by Kno found that 71 percent of students would prefer their required reading be available in a digital format. That makes s... more »
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