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    Student Profile: Youssef Ghobreyal

    By Hale Education Group Youssef Ghobreyal, 18, is an Egyptian expat student at Gems Wellington Academy in Al Khail, in addition to being a Hale Counseling student. His passions include such fields as quantum physics. But what sets him apart...

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    An Introduction to the SAT Math Section

    By Patrick Fitz The Math Section of the SAT examination is the last of the three sections on the exam, the first being the Reading Test and the second the Writing and Language Test. Depending on a given student’s relative...

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    Understanding Admissions Decisions

    By Patrick Fitz Admissions decisions have finally been released for the most selective colleges and universities in the US, including the Ivy League. Prognosticating that has been going on for months has largely proven true: record-setting numbers of applications, shattering...

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    Set Yourself Up for Success on Test Day

    By Jeffrey Dalton The ACT exam is this Saturday, and many students have been preparing for weeks (if not months) for the opportunity to sit this test. Especially for students here in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, as well as those...

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    Master the Master’s Degree Application Process

    By Arienne Calingo From Zoom video meetings becoming the norm to masks trending as the must-have fashion item of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented change as the new constant this past year. Graduate school admissions is not immune...

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    An Introduction to the SAT Writing Section

    By Patrick Fitz As an exam testing various skills, the SAT should be understood as separate sections that are taken together and scored to create a single mark. The second section of the SAT exam is the Writing and Language...

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    How to Start Reading More

    By Patrick Fitz Reading frequently and widely is one of the best things students can do to improve their English language skills. These skills will benefit students in all of their academic courses, on the SAT or ACT exam, and...

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    Hand Score Verification on the SAT

    By Jeffrey Dalton Students should be familiar with the format and administration of the SAT before they arrive at the testing center. An education in the exam beforehand, test prep in the form of SAT classes and mock exams, allows...

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    What is the Personal Statement?

    By Nathan Vanelli and David Shepley Among similarly qualified university candidates, the personal statement can make the difference between acceptance and rejection. Admissions officers review dozens of applications per day from applicants with similar high school classes and educational backgrounds,...

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    An Introduction to the SAT Reading Section

    By Patrick Fitz Spring is the season for the SAT, when many students enroll in SAT Prep classes and commence their educational journey in standardized testing. The first section students encounter on the SAT exam is the Reading Test. The...

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    An Introduction to Online Learning Opportunities

    By Patrick Fitz Many students find that they are not sufficiently stimulated intellectually by their high school’s academic offerings. This may be a result of limited options for students in their particular field of interest, or it could be that...

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    Speaking Up About Testing Issues

    By Jeffrey Dalton Students around the world have just written the March SAT. Ideally, they have been preparing for weeks if not months, learning the material and sitting diagnostics and attending SAT prep classes. Education consultants create elaborate scheduling plans...

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