October 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 […]

Math Effect: 6 Things You Should Know About the ACT, the SAT, Calculators, Math, and You

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  By Steve Leech (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), English Literature, English Builder tutor at The Edge Learning Center) For many students, the mathematics sections of standardized tests are like a skinny guy at a sumo competition: no big deal and nothing to really worry about. As YouTube teaches us (watch here), though, you can’t trust a skinny sumo […]

SSAT vs. ISEE – An in depth analysis of the differences

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The SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test) and ISEE (Independent School Entrance Examination) are the two most widely used standardized tests for boarding school, private middle,  and private high school admissions in the United States. While the both of the test contents are very similar, before trying to find out what is the best test for you to […]

The SSAT Narrative Essay

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By Rob Gilliver (English Literature, ESOL, and SSAT tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Many students who take the SSAT mistakenly believe that the essay is the least important section – that, because it is ungraded, the essay is somehow less significant than Verbal, Reading, or Quantitative Reasoning. While it may be true that the SSAT […]

10 Things to Understand for the SSAT (for Admissions)

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While we believe there are many more than just 10 important points about the SSAT, these are what Admission.org, the SSATB (the Secondary School Admission Test Board or the folks who administer the SSAT) believe Admissions Officers need to know about the exam for US Boarding Schools (and many other independent schools).  We’ll share the first […]