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 January 4th, 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 […]

ESF Special Christmas Courses 2019

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Good news for all ESF students! We have some special tutoring courses this Christmas for you to improve your academic writing skills and gear up for your upcoming exams. ESF Christmas Courses: *All lessons are taught at both The Edge Causeway Bay and Mong Kok Center. **No lesson on the public holidays. Looking for ACT/SAT/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 […]

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 […]

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