SCORING HIGH ON THE MAT ABOUT THIS BOOK and TESTwarereg; This book and the accompanying software provide a complete and accurate representation of the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Our comprehensive review details specific strategies for attacking analogy questions, and glossary-style subject reviews provide the information you will need to achieve a high score on this unique and challenging exam. REA's tests contain every type of question you can expect to see on the actual exam, and following each practice test are detailed explanations of every analogy to help you better understand the test material. In addition to the printed tests in this book, Practice Tests 1 through 4 are also included on CD-ROM as part of our special interactive MAT TESTwarereg;. We strongly recommend that you begin your preparation with the TESTwarereg; practice exams. The software provides the added benefits of instantaneous, accurate scoring and enforced time conditions. ABOUT THE TEST Who takes the test and what is it used for? The Miller Analogies Test is a graduate admissions and scholarship exam required by over 2,300 schools in both the United States and Canada. In addition, some corporations use the test to place their executives. Who administers the test? Harcourt Assessment, Inc., of San Antonio, Texas, administers the Miller Analogies Test. Harcourt Assessment is the oldest commercial test publisher in the nation, publishing and administering tests for a variety of academic- and business-oriented applications. When should the MAT be taken? The MAT is usually taken shortly after a candidate graduates from college. You may be applying to a number of graduate schools that require the MAT, or a prospective employer may ask that you take the test. You should determine whether or not the exam will be required of you so that you have enough time to prepare. You may also wish to allow yourself time to take the MAT again, in case you are not pleased with your initial score. Give yourself enough time to carefully study our review material, and familiarize yourself with the format of the exam. This will spare you the anxiety of having to learn about the MAT during the actual exam. When and where is the test given? The MAT is administered through a network of Controlled Testing Centers licensed by Harcourt Assessment, Inc. These testing centers comply with Harcourt's rigorous standards for test administration; however, they are free to set their own fees and schedules. To apply for the test, you must apply directly to the testing center. For more information regarding Controlled Testing Centers, their fees, and schedules, you may contact: Harcourt Assessment, Inc. Miller Analogies Test Customer Relations 19500 Bulverde Road San Antonio, Texas 78259 Phone: (800) 622-3231 Website: www.milleranalogies.com Is there a registration fee? Yes, you must pay a fee to take the MAT. As stated above, fees are set by individual testing centers. A complete list of Controlled Testing Centers is available in the Miller Analogies Test registration bulletin, which is available from Harcourt Assessment. Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Students needing extra time, large-print or audio editions, or other special accommodations for taking the MAT will be given a non-standard administration of the test and must notify their chosen Controlled Testing Center several weeks before their test date. Submission of an Accommodations Request Form is required. See the Miller Analogies website or call Harcourt Assessment for further information. HOW TO USE THIS BOOK What should I study first? Your first step to a high score on the MAT is a comprehensive understanding of the analogy format and the challenges it presents. For this reason, a careful reading of our main analogies review is essential. When you have completed this section, take the first praCraven, Heather is the author of 'Best Test Preparation for the Mat Miller Analogy Test ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780738602622 and ISBN 0738602620.