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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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    Cancellation of the SAT Subject Tests

    By Jeffrey Dalton The recent decision of College Board to no longer offer SAT Subject Tests sent a shockwave through both the test preparation and college admissions communities. A long-standing institution in both, SAT Subject Tests have, for years, been...

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    Student Profile: Jean Salamoun

    By Hale Education Group Jean Salamoun was just 13 when he embarked on his entrepreneurial journey, driven by a passion for business and a penchant for food. Now 17 and a Dubai-based IB student off to study at prestigious Northeastern...

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    An Introduction to the ACT Science Section

    By Patrick Fitz Comparisons and contrasts between the two major American standardized tests, the SAT and the ACT, are frequently made. This has become more common as, over time, the tests have to some degree converged in material and methodology....

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    How to Decide Where to Go

    By Patrick Fitz The deadline to accept an offer of admission to the top colleges and universities in the US, including the Ivy League, is just around the corner. Here in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, fortunate students will have multiple...

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    Test Center Cancellations

    By Jeffrey Dalton Students often spend months preparing for their standardized testing exams. The SAT and ACT requires students to not only learn the content but learn the exams themselves. Education consultants advise students to consider SAT prep or ACT...

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