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So Much to Do, So Little Time: Developing Time-Management Strategies to Improve Homework

by Caroline Grinnell Time flies(1).  Against the clock(2).  In the nick of time(3).  Are any of these English idioms about time familiar to you and the way you feel about your homework? If you are like many students in secondary

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American Classroom Culture

If you are applying to or have already been accepted to an independent school in the US, congratulations!  Studying in a new country can be exciting and rewarding. However, your success in your new American school may depend as much

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Thinking Right: Coaching a Wave of Chinese Students for College in America

A fascinating article on the opportunities and challenges for Chinese students studying in the U.S., from The Chronicle of Higher Education, written by Mr. Jiang Xueqin, deputy principal of Peking University High School and director of its international division. The Chronicle

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Our Teaching Team in Shanghai

  In July 2011, during the Shanghai summer program, our teaching team was pleased to meet with former students, families and top-tier educational consultants. Below Assistant Recuitment Manager, Mr. Kevin Wu, from the Study Group, takes a photo with New

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Summer 2011 Program: Location / Schedule Update

Shanghai: The Shanghai course will be offered from July 10 – 29. The program will be held in the Longyu Tower Building (1036 Pudong South Road; 浦东南路1036号隆宇大厦), located in the Pudong district, (easily accessible from subway stations商城路 on the 9

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Update to Teaching Team: Mr. Arthur Karp

We are excited to announce the recent addition of Mr. Arthur Karp to our teaching team this summer. Mr. Karp has taught in boarding school for over 25 years, and has been the Dean of Faculty and Chair of the

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TOEFL Time: Should I take the test now?

The end of spring break means TOEFL testing time is approaching.  Should you take it now?  But what if you have not taken a prep course? If you are going to be a sophomore (or junior) next year, I highly recommend you

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