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Best Wikipedia Pages to Study for the MAT

As an official educator, I warn students against using Wikipedia as an authoritative source in their final draft. However, it is valuable in “pre-search” (initial searching for vocabulary, search terms and suggested bibliographic readings) and for general knowledge. In this case, here are a few of the best Wikipedia pages to study for the Miller Analogies Test.

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MAT Description

First off, here is a brief description of the Miller Analogies Test itself

Information about Pearson

This article provides an overview and introduction to the organization that developed and administers the Miller Analogies Test.

Analogies

The core of the MAT is comprised of analogies, some simple and some complex, that demonstrate relationships between disparate terms. There are four broad classifications that the MAT questions fall into but each of those can be subdivided even further, which is helpful in determining the exact relationship between the terms. The page linked above not only gives a definition of analogies but categorizes them as well as demonstrates how analogies can be represented in a vast variety of subjects.

Vocabulary

A vital component to successful analogy solving is a strong vocabulary. This page discusses types of vocabularies as well as some methods for increasing vocabulary and a link to distinctive word lists.

Study Skills

This page outlines the concept of general study skills and even covers the history of studying and its importance. There is also a comprehensive list of skills and how to implement them.

Electronic Assessments

The MAT is a computer-based test. Here is some information on electronic assessments

Other Subjects

These pages are generalized and offer broad information on the very basics of the MAT. The following pages may be helpful in approaching particular subjects, several of which are discussed in the official study guide.

Mathematics: Here is a quick and dirty rundown of mathematics as a subject (not equation-laden) and discusses its history, etymology, and fields of study.

Social Sciences: Social sciences cover a wide variety of fields of study; this offers a good overview of the different types and their importance.

Natural Sciences: This is in the same vein as the social science page; it outlines many of the biggest areas of natural sciences with accompanying vocabulary to familiarize yourself with concepts.

US History: Here is a brief history of the United States with many linked subjects so you can go in-depth on topics you aren’t familiar with.

Economics: In my case, economics was one of my lesser-known areas of study, so I offer this for those of you similarly affected.

PhilosophyPhilosophical concepts abound in every subject area on the MAT. Sometimes, if you can connect a philosophical component to the analogy, a relationship can be established between terms that seem completely unrelated.

That’s all, Folks!

Hopefully, this list of the best Wikipedia pages to study for the Miller Analogies Test is helpful to you as you delve into your test preparation.

About Lisa

I am a professional Book Geek, a.k.a. librarian, and love to both learn and educate. Serving students of all ages and all stages--I live for the “Ah Ha!” moment. I am a reference librarian at the Alamogordo Public Library and am ready to answer questions at a moment’s notice; never be afraid to ask! Remember: when all else fails, go to the library!


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