Make Vocabulary Personal

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By Hieu Van Do (English Literature, English Language, TOEFL, SSAT, English Builder tutor at The Edge Learning Center) The Verbal Section of the SSAT is arguably the most difficult section on the SSAT. Not only do you need to identify 30 synonyms, but you also need to form relationships between a pair of words in 30 analogies. […]

How Strong Is Your SSAT Vocabulary?

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Vocabulary is one of the key parts of the SSAT. Several types of vocab questions appear in the Verbal and Reading sections of the exam. Take a minute to answer these 10 questions and find out your SSAT vocabulary level! Looking for SSAT prep courses? We have Boot Camp, Essentials, English Builder, and Mini Power […]

2020-2021 Official ACT, SAT, and SSAT Test Dates

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2020-2021 Official Test Dates Please visit the ACT/SAT/SSAT official website for the latest updates on the test arrangement due to the coronavirus outbreak. ACT SAT ^See SAT Subject Tests available on these dates SSAT Registration for 2019-20 SSAT Testing Dates Begins August 1, 2019 **All dates are subject to change. Please see the latest updates […]

The Edge Achievements – Student Leaders

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Studying for the various tests one must take to enter US boarding schools or universities can be an extremely stressful and challenging time for students, but when it ends in success, there are few more rewarding feelings. We at The Edge are dedicating this page to our students who have faced the challenge and come […]

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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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 essay will not affect overall score, as the SSAT essay is ungraded, it […]

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 […]

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