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How and Why To Learn New Words

By Patrick Fitz Reading consists of making the written word make sense, so understanding those words is of utmost importance in order to get the most out of the process of reading. Every language is composed of many thousands of...

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Student Profile: Nityashri Sankaran

By Hale Education Group Passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation, Nityashri Sankaran is also an ace tennis and chess player who enjoys dance, art, debating and public speaking. She will pursue an undergraduate degree through the World Bachelor in Business program...

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Why the SAT is Still Taken on Paper

By Jeffrey Dalton When so much of the learning process is currently being done online, it can be disorienting for students who take the SAT that the exam is still offered exclusively in person and on paper. The test requires...

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How to Study for End of Year Exams

By David Shepley As a percentage of the final grade, end of year exams are often the weightiest part of a student’s academic term. Similarly, the breadth of material covered and the shortness of time in which to review it—staples...

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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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