NIU offers GRE, GMAT, LSAT preparation classes

DEKALB, Ill.—Are you taking the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT this spring semester? The GRE (Graduate Records Exam) and GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) are required by many graduate programs, and the scores you earn on those tests heavily influence your ability to get into the graduate school of your choice. The LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) is required by all 200 law schools that are members of the Law School Admission Council, and it is critical to do well on the LSAT to get into law school.

Starting Jan. 7, 2006, Northern Illinois University (NIU) will offer a series of review workshops that cover all aspects of these very important tests, including reading comprehension; antonyms, analogies, and sentence correction; mathematical skills; and logical and analytical reasoning. Each portion of NIU’s test reviews are designed to help students enhance their strengths as well as work on areas where they need improvement. The test review instructors also help the students develop strategies for taking the test more effectively.

Katherine Wright, Ph.D., director of External Programming for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, said: “This workshop has been offered for the last several years on campus. One or more of these exams is required for most graduate schools, and we offer test review workshops because it is very important for graduate school applicants to do their best on the exams.”

Wright also said the workshops are open to everyone and are good to take just as a general refresher.

The first session of the workshops is Saturday, Jan. 7, and they run through Feb. 4. All sessions will be held on Saturdays. There are discounts for anyone who registers by Jan. 3, 2006, and for NIU students. Online reviews for the GRE, GMAT, and LSAT are also available through NIU, and students may begin these courses any time.

To register by phone for either the January workshops or the online review, call the Registrar at University Outreach services at (800) 345-9472. For information about the program, contact the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences External Programming at (815) 753-5200, or visit

From the Dec. 28, 2005-Jan. 3, 2006, issue

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