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 […]

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 […]

The Cold War Was Hot When It Was Young

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By Adam Stengel (AP/IB History, English Literature, English Language, History at The Edge Learning Center) If you’re an IB History student studying the “Cold War: Superpower tensions and rivalries” for a World History Paper 2 topic, you’ll need to know a lot about the geopolitical awkwardness of superpowers that green-lit arms races, shape-shifted culture, catalyzed countless proxy conflicts, […]

Projectile Motion

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By Pratik Choudhury (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), IGCSE/MYP Math & Physics, IB Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Any object projected at an angle is said to be a projectile and the motion it undertakes is known as projectile motion, which is two-dimensional. Our study of the motion of a free-falling object through general observation – […]

Calculator Etiquette and Other Tips

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By Evan Ma (Math and Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Yes, this is the season of examinations. For those who are writing IB Mathematics Paper 2 (HL and SL) and Math Studies SL, where calculators are allowed and indispensable to getting the correct answers, knowing how to use your graphical display calculator(s) (GDC) is […]

Universal Conversion Table for the TOEFL® iBT, PBT, & CBT Test Scores

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Here’s a handy chart for comparing the scores for the various English Language exams you may have to take. It’s possible to use this as a baseline for where you may be should you have taken one of the exams already and are in need of a different type, whether it be for college entrance, […]