Strategies for GRE – Quantitative

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March 2016

The Quantitative Reasoning measure of the GRE revised general test assesses your basic mathematical skills, understanding of elementary mathematical concepts and the ability to reason quantitatively, and to model and solve problems with quantitative methods

The Quantitative Reasoning measure has four types of questions

    • Quantitative Comparison questions
    • Multiple-choice questions- Select one answer choice
    • Multiple-choice questions- Select one or more answer choices
    • Numeric entry questions

Each question appears either independently as a discrete question or as part of a set of questions called data interpretation. All of the questions are based on the same data presented in tables, graphs or other displays of data

In the computer based test, you are allowed to use a basic calculator- provided on screen, on the Quantitative Reasoning measure

Quantitative Comparison Questions

Questions of this type will ask you to compare two quantities and then determine which of the statements describes the comparison

Tips for Answering

    • Quantitative Comparison questions usually have the same answer choices, so ensure that you go through every answer choice
    • Do not spend time solving computations, simply transform or estimate the given quantities only as much as is necessary to compare them
    • If one or both numbers are algebraic expressions, you can substitute easy numbers for the variables and compare the resulting quantities in your analysis
    • If both the quantities are algebraic or arithmetic expressions, and you cannot establish a relationship, try to simplify the comparison

Multiple choice questions- Select one answer choice

In multiple choice questions, ensure that you select only one answer choice

    • Your answer is in one of the five options, ensure that you read the question properly, and do not miss out on any important detail
    • Consider each of your answer choices separately, determine if you can make a relationship between the choices that will help you find the answer
    • Scan the choices, before solving the problem to get a better sense of what the question is asking

Multiple choice questions- Select one or more answer choices

These questions ask you to select one or more answer choices from the given list. A question may or may not specify the number of choices to select. These questions are marked with square boxes beside the answer choices, not circles or ovals

    • Consider all of the choices, determine the ones that are correct and select them. In some cases, there may be only one correct choice
    • Knowing the least or greatest possible value may enable you to quickly determine all the choices that are correct
    • Avoid lengthy calculations by recognizing and continuing numerical patterns

Numeric Entry questions

Questions of this type ask you to either enter your answer as an integer or a decimal in a single answer box or enter it as a fraction in two separate boxes, one for the numerator and one for the denominator

    • Considering there are no answer choices to guide you, read the question thoroughly and make sure you provide the type of answer required
    • If you are asked to round your answer, make sure that you round it to the required degree of accuracy. If no rounding instructions are given, enter the exact number
    • Examine your answer to see if it is reasonable with respect to the information given. Always double check your answer

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Right Place, Right Time – Study in Canada!

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March 2016

Canada is known for its quality education & competitive entry requirements. Canada offers various opportunities to study further, work and settle forever. Canada is a land of opportunities, allowing people from the entire World to come over and settle down, it meeting Canadian immigration requirements. Prior knowledge about the foreign country where you’ll be studying not only helps you to understand the new culture and people, but also makes you adjust to the new surroundings.

Study in Canada

Here are a few things that you should know as an international student

studying in Canada:

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World recognized Universities

The fantastic universities would obviously be the number one reason why you chose to study in Canada.

There are 98+ universities in Canada and most of them are publicly accredited and funded. The degrees awarded by Canadian universities are recognized all over the world and can open a sea of opportunities for you.

Tuition fees

Canadian Institutes, charge lower tuition fees for international students than their counterparts in competing countries and at the same time, maintain excellent educational quality. However as the fees are more affordable, admissions are more competitive. Over the last three years, Canada’s inflation rate has remained one of the lowest in the industrialized world.

Earn while you learn

Students in Canada are allowed to work part time on campus during the first 6 months of their program and off campus part time thereafter. The duration permitted is upto 20 hours per week. Several programs may even have a paid co-op term where one gets hands on experience in working in the industry. These may even be paid co-ops. Further students on the completion of their program of 1 year can work upto 1 year and students applying for 2 years program can work for 2-3 years.

Extra-curricular

Canadian universities are known for their special extra-curricular activities like sky diving, rock climbing, surfing, and much more. This gives you an opportunity to explore many new places and also experience extreme climates. Did you know Canada is the second largest country in the world?


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We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education in Canada with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

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GMAT Training at Edwise

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March 2016

Edwise offers one of the most intensive, comprehensive, affordable and value for money training services for GMAT in India. One of the most salient features of training at Edwise is the focus on building foundations of Mathematics, with rigorous practise. Our faculties devote sufficient time in making students strong with the fundamentals. The Verbal section focuses on making students work with different types of questions, guiding them with approach and reasoning and giving them ample practise so they are prepared to answer any type of question.

Teaching methods for the GMAT

For the quantitative part, every teaching session begins with concept learning of a particular topic. After thoroughly explaning the concepts, the faculty solve different types of problems to show how the concept is applied. The students are given 25 questions of Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency to solve in class. As the students begin to solve problems, our faculties guide them if they face any difficulty. Assignments are given to students to solve at home, difficulties of previous home assignments are discussed towards the end of the session

The Integrated Reasoning section of GMAT strongly focuses on the data analysis of students, students pratice different question types using the online official resource

The Verbal section starts with a detailed introduction of different question types i.e Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning and Sentence Correction. Exercises are assigned from the GMAT official guide. Furthermore, students practise one question type at a time, so as to develop sound reasoning and proper approach, which will in turn enhance their expertise and confidence. After completion of individual exercises, a detailed discussion is taken in which our faculties try to understand the reasoning and approach followed by students. If a student is not following the right approach, our faculties guide them

During the Analytical Writing Assessment, topics are chosen from the official pool and then discussed with the students. Guidelines are provided with regard to ideas, structure and the language to be used for composition of the essay

Salient Features of Training at Edwise

• Mathematics for MBA by RS Agarwal, GMAT Official Guide and Barron’s GMAT issued as courseware

• 100 hours of intensive training

• Qualified, experienced and trained faculty

• Maximum of 8 students per batch, making the sessions personalized

• Availabiliy of weekdays and weekend batches under regular mode (Tuesday to Friday, 2 hours per day OR Saturday and Sunday, 4 hours per day)

• Availability of fast track mode (Tuesday to Sunday, 4 hours per day) for people who want to complete it quickly

• Facility of shifting to any branch throughout India

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IELTS Training at Edwise

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February 2016

Edwise offers intensive and comprehensive training services to students who aspire to obtain an acceptable score in the IELTS. We have a team of experienced, highly qualified and well trained teachers who will be guiding the students

How we coach our students

We conduct a mock test on the first day of training, simulating the testing conditions, to gauge where the candidates stand in terms of English abilities. Students are given their scores once the test is over. We then begin with the classroom training and use the Cambridge IELTS Books, an official publication for IELTS for classroom sessions

In the Listening section, the audio is played non-stop and students answer the questions as they listen. Once the test is over, the answers are given, explaining the focus on spellings, conventions of writing and marking scheme

For Reading, our trainers explain the various question types, and different approaches to answer the same. After the introductory discussion, students are given passages to solve. Towards the end of each test, every question is discussed with the students and answers are explained. In this manner, the students complete four tests. Discussion is an integral part of these sessions

In Writing, the types of tasks are explained with essay-writing guidelines. Each essay is assessed and guidelines are provided to improve the essay

Speaking is conducted on a one on one basis and is conducted on the same lines as that of the IELTS test. The answers are then discussed after the session. Scores are given, and guidelines are provided to improve the scores

After the training period is complete, mock tests are conducted and scores are given for each test

Salient features of IELTS training at Edwise

• Edwise offers/provides 30 hours of classroom training

• Teaching involves enhancing the performance in all aspects of the test

• Guidance towards the type of approach for different questions, with sufficient practice in all areas of the test

• Sessions are personalized, with a maximum of 8 students per batch

• 20 full length mock tests

• Well stocked library

• Availability of weekday or weekend batches ( Tuesday to Friday, 2 hours per day or Saturday and Sunday, 4 hours per day)

• The option of shifting to any branch throughout India

• The Cambridge IELTS, the official publication for IELTS is issued as part of the courseware

Free IELTS Training Scheme (FITS)

Edwise offers free IELTS Training Scheme. Under this scheme, if a student enrols in a university represented by Edwise and obtains visa for study purposes at the same institution, the student is entitled for a fee refund after deducting taxes and the courseware cost

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9 Reasons Why You Should Consider Studying Abroad

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February 2016

If you’re thinking about studying abroad, but aren’t sure how to convince your parents or yourself, here are some of the best reasons why spending a semester or year overseas is the smart and fun thing to do.

1. Improve Employment Opportunities

Want to impress potential employers? Companies around the world continue to invest in the global market, and prefer to hire employees who have international experience. Not to mention knowledge of a 2nd language. Your resume will stand out from everyone else applying for the same position.

2. It Can Be Cheap

Depending on your school, tuition fees may remain the same. Additionally, there’s funding in the form of grants & scholarships that is available. In fact some countries allow you to study abroad for much less.

3. Personal Development

Break out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself with uncommon experiences that make you reconsider or strengthen your values. Get a better sense of who you are and what’s important. Discover what you want out of life. Become a more independent person. International travel shows you what you’re really made of.

4. Learn Foreign Languages

Language teachers say being totally immersed in a culture that speaks the language you want to learn is the quickest and most effective way to learn it. Mastering a foreign language opens up all kinds of new opportunities. As globalization brings the world together, it’s important to be competent in more than one language.

5. Acquire New Skills

When you study overseas, you can take courses you don’t have the opportunity to take at home. In addition to university classes, you can explore new hobbies or sports that aren’t as popular (or even possible) to practice. Traveling outside your home country is an education in itself, learning to interact with & navigate through a culture different from your own.

6. Forge Lasting Memories

Most students who’ve studied abroad claim their time overseas was the best year of college. You’ll meet new friends who will want to share their culture, ideas, and learn about yours. Create lasting memories and develop life-long friendships

7. Experience Different Cultures

Immersing yourself in a totally different culture is powerful. You’ll experience things like trying different foods, celebrating traditional customs, and learning the history of another country. A person’s culture reflects deep perceptions, beliefs, and values that influence their way of life. You’ll gain an understanding of this that can’t be taught with books.

8. Expand Your Worldview

Previously held beliefs about foreign countries will change once you’ve been abroad. However you’ll gain a completely new perspective on your own country too. It can be surprising just how much you know is slightly biased, based on where you’re from. It’s also a unique opportunity to educate others on your country, dispelling their stereotypes about you!

9. Earn Money

You can also earn while studying abroad. English is the international language of business and is an important language that many foreigners wish to learn. You can get paid for teaching, interpreting or translating English while studying abroad.

For any queries on Study Abroad, For complete information & enrolment, Contact Edwise on 1-800-200-3678 (Toll Free) / 08600911333.

How Studying Abroad Can Change Your Life

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February 2016

Students from different parts of the world always are on the lookout for the next best thing in education. There are several different universities all over the world that specializes in various subjects. This is one of the best possible ways in which you as a student will be able to gain a wide velocity of knowledge and excel in a particular field.

Study Abroad

For many students, going abroad for education can be a life-changing experience.

The students who study abroad may get opportunity to conquer new challenges and solve new problems. You may encounter unfamiliar situations and learn to respond in an efficient way. Studying in foreign land also provides you a chance to make friends from around the world. The interaction with people of diverse cultures enables you to see your own culture through a new outlook. You may return home with new beliefs and ideas about yourself that may boost up your confidence. You become familiar with a completely new academic system. Studying abroad may set you apart from the competition of other job applicants.

Studying abroad is a long cherished dream of many students. Different universities offer different opportunities based on their areas of emphasis. An online analysis of the College stats can help you in selecting the best college.

College dorm living can give students the first taste of independence. The students who study away from home undergo an adaptation process that can be very advantageous for them in future.

Besides the enthusiasm of travel, another reason to study in a foreign country is that you can experience new customs, foods, holidays, art and music. You can learn about different people, cultures and their languages. There is no more effective way to learn a language than to immerse in the culture that speaks the language. Students who personally experience the cultural differences can know the origin of the other cultures. By studying abroad, you are much closer to places that you might not have visited otherwise. Academic breaks as well as weekends allow you to venture out and explore new places. Some of the study programs even plan field trips in or around the curriculum.

Studying abroad is quite affordable and practical way of getting good exposure and experience. This exposure and experience helps students in landing in great jobs.

Today, almost every student who wants to achieve something in life wishes to go abroad for pursuing higher studies. There is so much that one gains from studying abroad in terms of experience and exposure that a student can certainly reach great heights in his or her career. The experience that you get when you study in Canada, for instance, changes your perspective from being local to global. Your attitude also changes and you become more practical in your approach.

There are students who are under the false notion that study in abroad is quite expensive and that they cannot afford it. They also believe that going abroad for pursuing higher education is quite a difficult thing to do and they cannot do it. On the contrary, the fact is that studying abroad is not very expensive. It is also not very difficult as some of the students assume it to be. Hiring the services of an education consultant can make things quite easy to organize and also quite affordable.

Most of the companies today are looking for people who have good command over at least two languages. The market value of those students who can speak a second language fluently is much higher than those who cannot. This is one thing in which you can greatly benefit from studying abroad. You get to know another language of another country and mastering it will certainly enhance your market value. For instance, if you already know English and learn French while you study in Europe, you will easily be able to get good jobs as soon as you pass out.

Getting practical experience while you study in UK can be of immense value. This can help you in gaining some invaluable experience, which could land you in great jobs. Some countries such as Australia permit the students to work and earn in their country while pursuing their education. This helps the students in significantly reducing the expense of studying abroad while providing them with great practical experience of working overseas. Earning also significantly helps to increase the confidence level of a student who performs better and is able to organize the available resources in a much better way.

Therefore, studying abroad should not be considered to be expensive and unaffordable. On the contrary, it is quite affordable and not as expensive as you think it to be. The benefits of studying abroad certainly outweigh the drawbacks of it and the student gets a chance of landing in the best possible jobs.

Most of us dream to study abroad but only few eventually realize it. Reason: the tedious formalities involved in the admission process. We at Edwise identify your interest and strengths, channelize them and help you reach your goal. With 25 years of experience in overseas education we are an all round solution for all your overseas education needs

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Important information for IELTS Exam

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February 2016

The International English Language Testing System is recognised as a means of assessing the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication. The IELTS is further divided into four parts Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking

IELTS- Information

What is the Test Format

IELTS consists of four components. There is a choice of Reading and Writing tests according to whether a candidate is taking the academic or general training module. However, the listening and speaking tests remain the same for all candidates

The test is taken in the following order

      • Listening has four sections, and 40 questions, with a total of 30 minutes allotted for this section

      • Academic Reading/ General Reading consists of 3 sections, with 60 minutes for this task

      • Academic Writing/ General Writing consists of 2 tasks, for which a time of 60 minutes is given

    • Speaking is divided into three parts and a time of 11 to 14 minutes is allotted for this task

Listening consists of four sections, with ten questions in each section. These questions can range from multiple choice, matching, to plan/map diagram labelling, form completion, summary completion, short answer questions. Candidates can listen to the recording just once and are required to note down the answers as they listen. The candidates have ten minutes to transfer their answers to the answer sheet

Academic Reading consists of three sections with 40 questions. These texts are based on topics of general interest. One text contains a detailed argument. This section has a variety of question types that include multiple choice, True/False/Not given, matching information, matching headings, matching features, sentence completion, table completion, diagram label completion, short answer questions

General Training Reading consists of three sections with 40 questions. These texts are taken from notices, advertisements, leaflets, newspapers, instruction manuals, books and magazines. The question type for this section is similar to that of the academic reading

Academic Writing consists of two tasks. Candidates are required to spend 20 minutes on task 1, which requires them to write 150 words, and 40 minutes on Task 2, which requires them to write 250 words

In Task 1 requires candidates to present information by looking at a diagram or graph. They are assessed on how well they organise and compare data, describe the stages of a process

In Task 2, candidates are presented with a point of view. They are assessed on their ability to present a solution to the problem, while at the same time express their own opinions and provide reasons for the same

General Training Writing consists of two tasks. Candidates should spend about 20 minutes on task 1 and 40 minutes on task 2, with a word count of 150 words and 250 words respectively

In Task 1, candidates are asked to respond to a situation with a letter requesting information or explaining the situation. They are assessed on how well they engage in personal correspondence and provide general factual information, express needs, complaints, opinions etc

In Task 2, candidates are presented with a point of view. They are assessed on their ability to present a solution to the problem, while at the same time express their own opinions and provide reasons for the same

Speaking consists of three parts, and assesses how effectively candidates can communicate in English. It takes into account the fluency, grammatical accuracy and pronunciation

 In Part 1, the candidate is asked to introduce themselves. They then answer general questions about themselves, their family, job, studies, interests and a range of similar topic areas

In Part 2, the candidate is given a task card and is asked to speak on a particular topic. The candidate has one minute to take down notes if they wish to and has to speak on the topic for about two minutes

In Part 3, the examiner and the candidate engage in discussion which are linked to the topic in Part 2

How can a Candidate Decide Which Training Module to Give

      • Candidates who wish to study at an undergraduate or postgraduate level or those seeking professional registration take the Academic Training Module

    • Candidates that wish to migrate to an English speaking country like Australia, UK, Canada, New Zealand and for those who wish to study at below degree level take the General Training Module

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