Seminar: How to Ace the SSAT?

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For students applying to US boarding schools, the SSAT is often a significant hurdle. Join our seminar to learn all you need to know about the SSAT, especially test-taking tips for getting the top scores! During the seminar, our Test Prep expert will cover: • The SSAT breakdown of each section and the essay • Strategies to approach certain […]

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 […]

CIS Special Test Prep Courses – 2019 Fall Break

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Good news for all Chinese International School (CIS) students! As the upcoming ACT (14 Dec) and SAT (7 Dec) are fast approaching, we have created a list of courses during your school break to help boost your test scores! For the IB students, we have a wide range of subject courses to help you excel on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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