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 […]

Verdict: What we think about the New SAT

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Verdict’s Out! Now that the New SAT from June 4th, 2016 has been published, the team at The Edge has examined and studied it closely. Here’s what we think: The skills required to ace the test are nothing new to The Edge and our students, The Edge’s proprietary strategies and approaches are just as effective as […]

Edge Newsflash: Minor Change to the ACT Essay

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ACT Inc. has announced that it will change its essay grading scheme from a 1-36 scale back to a 1-12 scale starting this fall. The scoring change comes in response to the criticism ACT has received since the essay went through a major overhaul in September 2015 in which they changed the structure of the essay and adjusted the […]