A Systematic Approach to Building Vocabulary for Standardized Tests

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Let's learn in precise detail a highly effective, tried-and-tested strategy for building vocabulary specifically for US standardized tests. An advanced strategy that can be paired with this one will be discussed in the upcoming Part 2.

SAT Reading – Looking for Key Information in Science Passages

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Many of the passages on the SAT Reading Test are research summaries. Knowing the typical structure of these passages makes them easier to read.

SAT Essay Writing

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According to the College Board's 2020 SAT data, many students received the minimum score for the analysis portion of the SAT Essay. Here's how to do much better than that on the Essay.

Fall Special Intensive – 2020

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Good news for all international school students! We have created a list of courses during your school break to help boost your test scores and English! Fall Break Intensive   *All lessons are taught at The Edge Mong Kok or Causeway Bay Center. Please call us at (852) 2783 7100 (MK), (852)2972 2555 (CB) or […]

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 […]

Useful Formulae for SAT Subject Test: Math Level II

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By Leo Lam  (ACT, SAT, SSAT, Math, Physics, MAT, STEP, TSA, English Builder tutor at The Edge Learning Center) In my last blog, I provided a few tips on how to tackle the SAT Math Level II subject test. For those of you who are preparing for the test (the next one will be in August), I […]

Quarantine Reading for the SAT

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By Kevin Kwok (ACT, SAT, TOEFL, ESL Tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Of all the sections in the SAT, students find the Reading section to not only be the hardest section, but also the section that is hardest to make progress on. This is because unlike the Math or Writing sections, memorizing formulas or […]

Using a normal calculator to do Algebraic Expansion (Part 2)

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By Owen Cheong  (Math, Physics, Chemistry tutor at The Edge Learning Center) In one of my previous articles, I talked about how to use a scientific calculator to perform algebraic manipulation. Please check it here before reading this article. In part 2, I am going to show you how to apply this method in the SAT and ACT […]

How To Handle College Admissions During The Coronavirus Pandemic

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By Duc Luu (Founder and Admissions Consultant of The Edge Learning Center) Given the current worldwide lockdown, I’ve been asked about what steps I think need to be taken to mitigate COVID-19’s impact on the college admissions process. Let me give you a checklist and themes to consider: GPA Some high schools are moving to pass/fail […]

SAT Reading: US Founding Documents

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By James Rodkey (ACT, SAT, ESOL, Latin, BMAT, GRE, TSA tutor at The Edge Learning Center) The SAT Reading section contains 5 passages: 1 narrative fiction passage, 1 social science passage, 2 physical science passages, and 1 history passage. The history passage can be the most challenging passage on the Reading Test for many (if not most) […]

5 Tips on Tackling the SAT Subject Test: Math Level II

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By Leo Lam  (ACT, SAT, SSAT, Math, Physics, MAT, STEP, TSA, English Builder tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Many universities require students to submit two or three SAT Subject Test scores in addition to their ACT/SAT scores. Those students who plan to study STEM in the future will often choose to take the Math Level II […]

Facebook Live: Upcoming SAT Arrangement and Exam Tips

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According to the HKEAA, the 14 March SAT has been cancelled for students travelling into Hong Kong, and local students registered at AsiaWorld-Expo will be transferred to a different location for testing. Our test prep expert Mr Najeeb Sheikh was on Facebook Live to explain to you the upcoming SAT arrangement as well as give test-tips to […]

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