Andrea Alexander

Andrea Alexander is a former attorney and a current graduate student at the University of Michigan School of Information, where she is studying library and information services and information policy. She has also been teaching, tutoring, and writing content for standardized test preparation for almost ten years, most recently for the online test prep company Grockit, which focuses on making standardized test preparation affordable and accessible for students around the world. At Grockit, we’re all about education and getting you ready to move on to the next stage in your life. But we’re not just teachers; we’re all former and/or current students, too, and we’ve got more than just test preparation tips to share with you!

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Standardized Test Requirements for Graduate Programs

For grad school admission tests, the first and absolutely most important rule is to confirm the test requirements with the graduate program to which you're applying. They are the final decision-makers when it comes to which tests you will need to take and when you will need to take them, so always plan your standardized testing around their guidelines. However, if you're looking for just a general breakdown about standardized tests for grad school admission, the following may be helpful.read more

3 Tips for Conquering Midterm Stress in Grad School

Getting over the hump and conquering midterm stress. They say that the first step in overcoming a problem is admitting that you have a problem. So before you can deal with your midterm stress, you have to recognize it for what it is. read more

The 5 Most Important Friends You Can Make in Grad School

Maybe you're going into a graduate program because you don't really know what else to do with your life; maybe you're going because you have a clear plan for your future career. Either way, it's likely that you're hoping to make the most of your grad school experience and then get a job after graduation. Here are five people who can help you do that.read more

Transferring Credits in Graduate School

People rarely consider transferring for graduate school, and that's a shame, because many programs allow it. read more

5 Things You Can Do to Make Your First Day of Grad School Easier

While there's no substitute for school-specific experience (which is a great reason to seek advice from students who are already enrolled in your program), these five actions will probably make the first day go a little more smoothly.read more

5 Things I Wish I'd Known About Grad School In Undergrad

You know that there's no reason to start seriously studying for the GRE or the LSAT three or four years before graduating, but is there anything else you can do early on to make your grad school application process easier? Yep, there is! And I'm about to share some of that knowledge with you.read more