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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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    College Admissions

    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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    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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