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    Who Takes the SAT or ACT?

    By Patrick Fitz The two primary standardized tests used for college and university admissions in the US are the ACT and the SAT. An earlier post on this blog identified key differences between the two exams. This post covers recent...

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    Student Profile: Jenna Nagji

    By Hale Education Group Jenna Nagji, a graduating senior at the American School of Dubai, has kept busy both in and outside the classroom during her time there. In addition to top grades in difficult coursework, she has made a...

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    Crafting a Summer Study Plan

    By Jeffrey Dalton Summer is the perfect time to study for standardized tests. Freed from the demands of ordinary academic term study and effort, students can fully devote themselves to preparing for the SAT or the ACT. While this can...

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    The Transfer Experience

    By Patrick Fitz Not every student who enrolls at a college or university completes their studies at that particular institution. A more-common-than-you-think but less-understood-than-it-should-be process is transferring: shifting from one institution of higher learning to another. The actual process of...

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    A Guide to SAT and ACT Guidebooks

    By Patrick Fitz Students who are taking the SAT or the ACT have a wealth of resources from which to choose. While education consultants would recommend that students enroll in formal SAT prep or ACT classes, for example, students may...

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    How College Scholarships Change Lives

    By Ijaaz Jackaria 13 March 2015 5.30 am (Mauritian time) I am usually not an early riser, but that day was an exception. That day was a special day. Squinting at my laptop screen – pretty sure there was no...

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    Score and Answer Services from College Board

    By Jeffrey Dalton One of the best ways to improve in an academic subject is to learn from past mistakes. The common phrase “Failure is the best teacher”—often ridiculed and despised by those currently trying and failing—is undoubtedly true. Standardized...

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    Resume Basics

    By Patrick Fitz In order to differentiate among applicants, college and university admissions departments are increasingly looking at the extracurricular activities, organizational memberships, professional experiences, and KSA (knowledge, skill, attitude) profiles of their applicants. When everyone has good grades and...

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    College Board Score Review: Explained

    By Jeffrey Dalton Recently, many students here in Dubai and Abu Dhabi were informed that their SAT test results from the May 2021 SAT date were under review. As many are unfamiliar with what that even means or what the...

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    Hale’s 5th Annual Ivy Insider

    By Hale Education Group This Saturday, Hale Education Group will be hosting its Fifth Annual Ivy Insider, an evening of student panelists and educational professionals who will dispel the myths surrounding college admissions and provide insight learned from proven success...

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    An Introduction to Advanced Placement

    By Patrick Fitz For students and parents unfamiliar with American curriculum schools, Advanced Placement is a program of courses administered by College Board, the same organization that creates and offers the SAT. Education consultants recommend AP courses as reliable college...

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    The Benefits of Volunteering

    By David Shepley There are two types of people who do not complete community service in high school. First, some students are either too self-focused or actually unaware of what it takes to build a competitive, well-rounded extra-curricular profile for...

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