2020 Chinese New Year Test Preparation Specials

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A new school term is a great opportunity to plan your schedule wisely to make sure your study goals last all year. Whether it’s last-minute ACT and SSAT prep for the upcoming Feb 8th exams, or an early start on your march SAT, The Edge’s highly successful essentials courses are just that, essential. Make good […]

Should I Take the SAT Essay?

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By Kevin Kwok (ACT, SAT, TOEFL, ESL tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Something our consultants and instructors often get asked about is whether a student should take the Essay portion of the SAT Reasoning Test. This is unsurprising given the scant amount of advice that College Board, the administrator of the SAT, offers in this […]

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 […]

How To Structure Body Paragraphs for the SAT Essay

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By James Rodkey (ACT, SAT, ESOL, Latin, BMAT, GRE, TSA tutor at The Edge Learning Center) The SAT essay asks test takers to read a piece of persuasive writing and then give an analysis of it. As a reminder, this is the SAT’s description of the analytical task: Write an essay in which you explain how [author] […]

SSAT Mini Power Course

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To help students prepare for your upcoming SSAT on February 8, The Edge has a special SSAT mini power 3-day course to final push your score higher. SSAT Mini Power Course: 3 Mock Tests & 6 Hours of Review (Cost: $4,650 per course / $1,550 per day) • Intensive drilling includes one full mock SSAT […]

3 Ways to Build Your Vocabulary

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By Hieu Van Do  (English Literature, English Language, TOEFL, SSAT, English Builder Tutor at The Edge Learning Center) It seems that a lack of vocabulary is one of the main obstacles that many people face as they shift their focus to test prep. After all, an extensive vocabulary is essential for improving scores on those tricky university […]

Do you know the differences between the ACT and SAT?

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Nowadays, every college and university in the US accept the ACT and SAT equally. These standardized tests help schools evaluate your application and see how well prepared you are for college courses. Increase your chances of getting into top college by picking the right test! But first, do you know the differences between the ACT […]

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 […]

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 […]

ACT vs SAT – Which test is more suitable for you?

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Both the ACT and SAT are standardized tests for students applying to US universities. Do you want to know which test is more suitable for you? Let’s take a minute to answer these 10 questions! Don’t miss the chance! Our upcoming mock day is on Jan 11 (Saturday). We do offer a diagnostic test to our new students to […]

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 […]

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