Did the Chicken Come Before the Egg?

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By Karen Lee (Admissions Consultant at The Edge Learning Center) Which comes first, the chicken or the egg? This was a question a good friend of mine at Cambridge studied in detail during the Biological Natural Sciences course (and apparently this old-time riddle can be unscrambled with the principles of evolutionary biology). But picking the right course […]

看不懂的鯊魚標本、尿兜和罐頭湯 – By Karen Lee (Chinese Version Only)

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這是達米恩·赫斯特 (Damien Hirst) 1991年的作品。 這件作品不但被視為 Britart 界的象徵,最後更以800萬美元的高價售出。很多人不明所以,說到底,它只不過是一個用甲醛保存在玻璃箱內的虎鯊標本。有人說這件藝術品最特別之處,可能就是它的名字”The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living”;如果稱呼它為《甲醛鯊魚》,大概不會帶來同樣的迴響。 作為理科生,我在初接觸現代藝術(Modern Art)的時候也有很多疑惑 — 從倫敦TATE看到的Duchamp’s Fountain 《噴泉》(一個橫放的陶瓷尿兜) 到紐約MoMA內Andy Warhol的《金寶湯罐頭》(就是一張又一張不同口味的罐頭湯繪圖》⋯看著看著,心中不禁疑問:天啊這什麼東西,居然還能放在博物館?

Vedic Math

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By Tracy Man (ACT, SAT, SSAT, and Math Tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Vedic Mathematics is an ancient Indian Mathematical system. It was given the name when it was rediscovered from the Vedas (Sacred texts of Hinduism also known as Indian Sankrit texts) during the years 1911—1918 by Sri Bharati Krsna TIrhaji (1884-1960). His research during […]

Understanding Evolution

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By Avi Banerjee (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Math, History tutor at The Edge Learning Center ) A couple of weeks ago, I was teaching a grade 9 student biology, and specifically evolution. My student was immediately familiar with the most famous scientist associated with the theory of evolution, Charles Darwin. Darwin’s iconic words of “Survival of the fittest”, is […]

Crafting CVs and Letters of Recommendation

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By Jonathan Charles Ault (Admissions Consultant and English & History tutor at The Edge Learning Center)   Let’s begin by discussing the importance of CVs (short for “curriculum vitae,” also known as “resumes”) in your applications to schools. Your CV should be a one-page document (not more than one page!) which lays out your accomplishments as a […]

Not Just Fog And Rains

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By Karen Lee (Admissions Consultant at The Edge Learning Center) As the famous Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem goes, “Into each life some rain must fall”. This is especially true for those living in the UK. The country has a reputation for its miserable and rainy weather – from day to day, season to season, year to year […]

有趣的無聊學 – By Karen Lee (Chinese Version Only)

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本港疫情持續嚴峻,早前有專家呼籲應考慮採取「禁足令」,限制市民外出。不論最後的決定如何,大家都應該盡量留在家中,減低傳播風險。事實上,政府各部門和不少私人企業已經陸續重啟work from home機制,安排員工在家工作;同學們亦因疫情影響而提前放暑假。 換句話說,宅在家的抗疫生活又開始了。有些人為這種漫長乏味的居家生活感到無聊。然而你有否想過,到底無聊是什麼?

The Heirs of Copernicus: Bruno, Galileo, and Newton

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By Avi Banerjee (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Math, History tutor at The Edge Learning Center ) Today we take for granted many scientific facts, from the earth rotating the sun (and not the other way round) because the force of gravity to far distant objects like the existence of blackholes. Over the course of this article, we will explore […]

疫情後的新常態 – By Karen Lee (Chinese Version Only)

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受新冠疫情影響,香港的學校停課近四個多月,終於在上星期三(五月二十七日)開始第一輪復課,讓中三至中五的同學們先行重回校園。 事實上,突如其來的疫情為全球學校帶來史無前例的衝擊,共185個地區被逼全面或局部停課,接近15億學生受影響。我相信,這次疫情給同學們上了寶貴的一課。在混亂的大環境下,如何適應新常態(new normal),學習調整心態,保持冷靜去面對困境,也是難得的磨練。特別是正在準備升讀大學的一群,面對着停考停課的挑戰和不明朗的升學安排,雖是難關重重,亦是成長的契機。

Comma Rules on the SAT and ACT: What to Do with Names

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By James Rodkey (ACT, SAT, ESOL, Latin, BMAT, GRE, TSA tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Commas are the most frequently appearing punctuation mark on the SAT and ACT, so knowing the rules for their usage is necessary for a good SAT Writing and Language or ACT English score. A frequent point of confusion around comma usage […]

時或分都不緊要-by Karen Lee (Chinese Version Only)

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  有人問我,皮膚的黃金保濕時間是3秒鐘嗎?這個所謂的「黃金保濕時間」,是指洗臉過後要在3秒鐘內進行保濕,否則皮膚的水分會急速蒸發,並容易誘發其他問題,令膚質變差。   我的第一反應是:3秒鐘?連保濕產品的瓶蓋也來不及打開吧?   平心而論,洗臉後的確應該做足保濕程序,為皮膚適當地補充水分和油分,但只要按正常速度便可,實在不用太講究所謂的黃金幾秒鐘。更何況,護膚本應是一個 pamper 自己的機會,讓你在每一天的開始前和完結後好好靜下來,為自己和皮膚打打氣,何必為這些不必要的規條操心呢?

10 Questions about Character for Seniors Applying to the US

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By Toa Lohe (Admissions Consultant at The Edge Learning Center) For Seniors A student’s final year of high school is significant. No one should relax. For students around the world, senior year will influence the next decade of their lives. The right degree from a great college will offer business opportunities, love, travel, and much more. Applying […]

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