How to Read a Graphic Novel or Comic Strip: Part 2 (Shots and Angles)

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 By Jonathan Wilson (AP/IB History, English Literature and English Language tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Hi everyone, this is Jon, and I teach English and History here at The Edge. In my last blog, I broke down some of the structural elements of a graphic novel so that we had the vocabulary to talk about […]

Edge Writing Free Trial Lesson

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Looking to improve your academic writing skills this summer? Try out our top performing Edge Writing Course with a Free Trial Lesson taught by one of our experienced English tutors and discover how your writing skills can be developed. The Edge Writing Courses have been tailored to prepare students for the academic demands of international exams such as the IGCSE, MYP, […]

Fun! Facts about Factorials!

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By Leo Lam (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), Math, Physics at The Edge Learning Center) Students often first encounter the idea of factorial when they learn about probability, particularly combinatorics. They often see it again in binomial expansion or binomial distribution. If they go into advanced calculus, they would see it popping up in Taylor series and Maclaurin […]

5 Tips on How to Write your Common App Essay

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By Levi Busch (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), English Literature at The Edge Learning Center) Everybody knows that a college requests your grades in school, your scores on standardized tests, and a list of your significant extracurricular activities when you apply. Everybody also knows that these things all fit into neat boxes, discrete items that painlessly find their way […]

2017 Inside the Ivy League Seminar

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9th Annual Inside The Ivy League Seminar Want to know what it takes to Join the Best and enter an Ivy League School? This seminar is your chance to speak with real Ivy League graduates on subjects ranging from what it took to enter their university to what prospects they had after obtaining their degree. The seminar will follow a panelist format, […]

How to Tackle Creative Writing

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By Cara Forbes (English Language and Literature tutor at The Edge Learning Center) “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.” -Albus Dumbledore If you’re following the MYP/IGCSE program in Hong Kong, at some point you’ll have come across descriptive and narrative writing. Often, it seems that the English programs deal mainly […]

June 2017 Seminars at The Edge

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SSAT Seminar: Making Sense of the SSAT Are your children planning to go to boarding school, but need to do well on the SSAT to get in? Come to our seminar and speak with The Edge’s Test Prep expert, Nick Marshall, who will introduce and explain what’s on the test, the challenges it poses for […]

The Importance of Extracurricular Activities in College Admissions

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By Gary Keung (Admissions Consultant at The Edge Learning Center) Let’s face it, academics will always be at the top when considering the important factors of in college admissions. According to the yearly NACAC Admissions Trend Survey, the top five items of importance are: Grades in College Prep Courses Grades in All Courses Strength of Curriculum […]

New ACT Power Series Courses

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Stressed out over your upcoming ACT ? The Edge is offering our new ACT power series courses to give you The Edge you need to ace the exam. Our power series courses include the following: A full mock test taken under timed test like conditions Full review with an Edge subject expert tutor Available on a […]

New SAT Subject Test Power Series Courses

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Stressed out over your upcoming SAT subject test? The Edge is offering our new SAT subject test power series courses to give you The Edge you need to ace the exam. Our power series courses include the following: A full mock test taken under timed test like conditions Full review with an Edge subject expert tutor […]