Why Vocabulary Still Matters for SAT Reading

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By James Rodkey (ACT, SAT, ESOL, Latin, BMAT, GRE, TSA tutor at The Edge Learning Center) I’ve written previously about how the new SAT explicitly tests vocabulary: the pre-2016 sentence completion questions are gone and have been replaced with context-based vocabulary questions that are generally much simpler. This only tells half of the story of vocabulary on […]

Get Ready For Your Fall ACT & SAT!

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Whether you are going to be a high school senior who plans to take your ACT/SAT in Fall for meeting early decision / early action deadlines or a high school junior who aims to have your college admissions test completed before senior year, the next two months will definitely be the prime time for ACT/SAT […]

Backsolving SAT Algebra Problems

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By James Rodkey (ACT, SAT, SSAT, English Builder, ESOL, and Latin tutor at The Edge Learning Center) One of the most significant differences between the SAT and the math tests you take at school is that the SAT is (largely) multiple-choice. This means that the correct answer to the question is already written on the page in front […]

Getting into the Top US Universities – ACT & SAT Exam Strategies (II)

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By Marcella Ho, Leo Lam (Admissions Consultant and Head of Test Preparation at The Edge Learning Center)  In our previous blog post, The Edge’s test prep expert and admissions consultant provided their insights on the scores that you need to get into the Top 30 US universities and the best study strategies to achieve those scores. This […]

Getting into the Top US Universities – ACT & SAT Exam Strategies (I)

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By Marcella Ho, Leo Lam (Admissions Consultant and Head of Test Preparation at The Edge Learning Center) Since the New SAT was introduced in 2016, students and parents have been trying to gauge the minimum caliber needed to secure a place in top US universities. This time, The Edge’s Admissions Consultant and Test Prep expert are teaming […]

5 things to do when preparing for the SAT Physics

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By Indrani Banerjee (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), Math, Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) The SAT Physics test has a mammoth of a syllabus, and as a result, it can be daunting to start preparing for it. Here are a few things to keep in mind when tackling SAT Physics. Research the scope of the syllabus A large […]

Top 5 Non-Academic Things To Do Before You Take Your SAT/ACT

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By Levi Busch (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), English Literature at The Edge Learning Center) Start A Smart Routine Try to imagine this: you are taking your first SAT, and your eyes have settled into the ambient irritation common to those who haven’t slept enough. As you progress through the reading passages, many of which you’re struggling to understand because […]

2019-2020 Official ACT, SAT, and SSAT Test Dates

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2019-2020 Official Test Dates ACT *Tests in the U.S. only. ^No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February and July test dates. No test centers are scheduled in California for the July test date. SAT *Tests in the U.S. only. ^See SAT Subject Tests available on these dates SSAT Registration for 2019-20 […]

5 Tips on Using Your GDC (Graphic Display Calculator) During a Test

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By Leo Lam Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), Math, Physics Take a test that involves mathematics today, and the chances are that you will need a calculator. And not just a four-function calculator; many tests now demand a graphic display calculator (GDC). GDC has come a long way since its commercial debut in 1985. Nowadays, the new calculators […]

U.K. Admissions Test Preparation Tutoring

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With U.K. universities having such an impressive international reputation,  many families consider the U.K. as one of their ideal options for kids to study abroad. Since the typical U.K. University focuses more on academic performance, many courses require students to take an Admissions Test, especially for professional degrees like law and medicine, which is a […]

7 Things to Read to Prepare for the SAT and ACT

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Everyone knows that reading is a great way to prepare for any test. When it comes to the SAT and ACT, though, it can be hard where to begin. As it turns out, one good place is here. Right here! These are seven great things you can read to begin improving your test performance. 1. […]

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