10 Books to Improve Vocabulary Acquisition

An enriched vocabulary yields improved communication and comprehension of English—Piqosity has curated this collection of books to improve vocabulary skills for the purpose of providing a resource for anyone looking to build and strengthen their vocabulary. These novels contain precise and imaginative diction, helping you develop your vocabulary and reading comprehension skills while being [...]

By |2022-03-07T11:07:04-06:00February 15th, 2022|ACT, English, ISEE, Learning Tips, Piqosity News, SAT|1 Comment

Private School Interview Questions: A Guide

Getting accepted to a prestigious private school isn’t just about showing off your stellar grades; it’s about showing the admissions team that you are a good fit for the educational community they want to foster—that means facing down some (potentially tricky) private school interview questions. But don’t fear: Piqosity is here to help! In this [...]

By |2022-01-28T20:28:21-06:00January 28th, 2022|ISEE, Piqosity News|0 Comments

Announcing Peer-Normed, Dynamic Question Difficulty

Over the past week, our team has been furiously implementing a major upgrade to Piqosity's back-end statistics. All practice questions—from standardized tests like the ISEE and ACT to our core academic courses in English and math—are now peer normed for difficulty. Previously a question's author manually selected a difficulty of easy, medium, or hard. [...]

By |2022-01-05T12:41:48-06:00January 5th, 2022|ACT, App Releases & Updates, English, ISEE, Math, SAT, ZPQA Teacher|0 Comments

ISEE Test Day: What to Expect

Your ISEE test day is almost here! If you’ve been studying with the best online ISEE test prep offered through Piqosity, then you are primed and ready to show your top choice private school exactly what you can do. But now that your ISEE test day is nigh, you may [...]

By |2021-12-02T16:37:50-06:00December 8th, 2021|ISEE|0 Comments

ISEE Test Dates: How to Choose Your Test Date & Location

If you’re planning to take the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Examination), you will want to pick ISEE test dates and locations that are convenient for you and your family. Especially for first-time ISEE test-takers, this process can be very involved; an added pressure is that spaces often fill up quickly. Set yourself on a low-stress [...]

What is Tested on the ISEE Middle Level – An Analysis of Topics, Difficulty, and Even Word Counts

The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) Middle Level is a popular admissions test taken by American students applying to private US high schools for grades 7 & 8. It is developed and marketed by the non-profit Educational Records Bureau (ERB). Students receive about 3-hours to complete the 160-question ISEE, which is comprised of four [...]

By |2021-11-19T13:32:27-06:00November 19th, 2021|ISEE: Middle Level|0 Comments

Reducing Foreign Language Anxiety for Test Taking

If you are receiving classroom instruction in a language that is not your native tongue, you may sometimes experience foreign language anxiety. Like other forms of anxiety in general, foreign language anxiety stems from feelings of uneasiness and self-doubt, and, unsurprisingly, it’s easy to fall into a state of anxiousness when you’re surrounded by a [...]

By |2022-01-05T11:52:30-06:00November 5th, 2021|ACT, English, ISEE, Learning Tips, SAT|0 Comments

ISEE Online Practice Tests: What Makes Studying with Piqosity Different

If you or your child is currently preparing for an ISEE test, you have probably researched options for an ISEE online practice test. A high ISEE test score can help your child stand out from the crowd during the admissions process to various private schools across the United States. Practicing with Piqosity’s best online [...]

By |2021-10-29T18:37:56-05:00October 18th, 2021|ISEE, Teachers & Tutors|0 Comments
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