Show, Don’t Tell—The Value of Demonstratives in Mock Trial
In 1986, the University Of Minnesota School Of Management ran a study to evaluate the impact of visual aids in presentations. They found that—holding other conditions constant—viewers rated speaker 43% more convincing if they employed visual aids. Put another way…
ARCH Careers Network - Successful Workshops!
Our first Summer Workshop series was a success! We were delighted to have invited former heads of HR and Staff Development at Swire Group, Merrill Lynch and PCCW to teach students important skills for career success!
The Emergence of Private Medical Schools in the UK: Considerations for an International Applicant
In January this year, the University of Buckingham Medical School opened its doors to its first intake of 66 students. The private medical school, which charges £35,000 per year for tuition fees, is the first of its kind to open in the UK. It offers students an accelerated four-and-a-half year course as well as, according to its prospectus, the opportunity to “be part of a transformative movement in British higher education”.
Oxbridge Sharing Session at SPCS!
Our admissions consultants, Emma and Andrew, shared their insiders tips to St. Paul's Convent School's current and prospective Oxbridge applicants along with admissions tutors from Cambridge!
Why wait?—3 things you can do right now to prepare for the 2016 Hong Kong Inter-school Mock Trial Championship
After four exhilarating—and exhausting—rounds of competition on April 18-19, we have our results. The ballots have been counted and the results have been tallied. We had openings early Saturday morning and a closing late Sunday evening. In between, witnesses wore raptor costumes, lawyers argued about the color of wristbands, and coffee was consumed at a volume dangerous to human health. The 2015 HKISMTC is over. But what about 2016? No matter how you did this year—whether you won the tournament or left empty handed—every teams record is 0-0 for the 2016 tournament. Here are some things you can do right now to help ensure you engrave your schools name on the traveling trophy next year!
Top 4 Tips for Finding a Meaningful Internship
An internship is a practical opportunity for you to gain experience in your field of interest and explore potential career paths. A meaningful internship stretches you and helps you mature. It is perfectly fine if you decide after an internship that you'd never want to do the same job again. What is important is that during the internship, you utilize your academic knowledge, contribute intellectually to the organization, and collect valuable experience that will add value to your next job and beyond. Sounds daunting? Here're a few tips to help you get started in the right direction:
Our Co-founder Jennifer Ma is on TV!
Last Minute SSAT Tips
- ALWAYS TAKE NOTES
While gong over exams with students, I hear sighs when they come across longer reading passages. Fictional, informative, or anything in between, all reading passages can be successfully conquered by making sure to actively take notes while reading. By marking up the important points, keywords, and structures in each passage, students will find it easier to begin identifying answers for the set of questions following the reading. In the quantitative section of the exam, there is even a space in the booklet marked specifically for students to complete their scratch work on! There are no calculators allowed in the exam, making it absolutely essential to do your work on the booklet. What you write on this exam booklet will not affect your score and will not be graded, so feel free to take notes and complete your math questions on it.
The Most Significant Differences between the SAT and ACT
Nowadays many students opt to take the ACT (American College Test) as an alternative to the more familiar SAT (formerly known as the Scholastic Assessment Test). Some students may find the ACT easier to tackle and do better on this exam, while other students may score better on the SAT. Therefore, you should take note of the key characteristics of the two examinations to determine which test is more appropriate for you.
New Changes to the SAT
1. SAT will revert to 1600 point scale
Old: The old SAT has three sections: Math (800), Critical Reading (800) and Writing (with an essay) (800) for a total of 2400 points.
New: The new SAT will have two sections: Math (800) and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing (including Reading section and Writing & Language section) (800) for a total of 1600 points.