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 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 Admissions […]

SAT Biology Subject Test Overview

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By Luke Palmer (Head of Math and Sciences, Biology and Chemistry tutor at The Edge Learning Center) In my last blog, I introduced the fact that the College Board offers a range of SAT Subject Tests from English to Mathematics to Sciences with the aim of showcasing your strengths in a given subject. That time, I focused on […]

Daily-life Question – Working Principle of Electrical Appliances

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 By Tim Mok (Math and Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Working principle of Filament Light and Energy Saving Bulb Working principle of Thermal Flask Working principle of Dehumidifier Working Principle of Hair Dryer Working principle of Smoke Detector Working principle of Steam Iron Working principle of Battery Power Electric Fan Tackling an exam question […]

How to Use Social Media Effectively in College Admissions?

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By Gary Keung (Admissions Consultant at The Edge Learning Center) As the college admissions results are being released in batches at this time of the year, many students may happily share their excitement about being accepted by their dream colleges—via social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and even Instagram. What they might not know, however, is what […]

How to Read a Graphic Novel or Comic Strip: Part 1

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If you are taking IB English, you may have noticed that comic strips sometimes show up on the Paper 1 exams and graphic novels are sometimes assigned to us for Paper 2. The purpose of this blog is to provide novice readers with a basic understanding of how to approach a page from a graphic novel and to give more experienced readers of comics a greater appreciation of the various features of the medium.

How to Read a Graphic Novel or Comic Strip: Part 1

By The Edge Learning Center If you are taking IB English, you may have noticed that comic strips sometimes show up on the Paper 1 exams (e.g. November 2015 for Language and Literature SL) and graphic novels are sometimes assigned to us for Paper 2 (e.g. Persepolis and Maus). The purpose of this blog is to […]

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