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UBC Enrolment Up for 2012/2013 School Year

September 13, 2012 by  
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With the expansion of their enrolment policy beyond only GPA to a new, more “personalized service model” for first-year undergraduates, the University of British Columbia (UBC) admitted 6,324 new students to both its campuses, a four percent overall increase from last year. Of those admitted, nearly 3,800 students are from BC secondary schools.   In […]

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Post-Secondary Education Fair at S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

November 25, 2011 by  
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Options Solutions will be attending the Post-Secondary Education Fair on Saturday, Dec. 3rd from 9.30am to 2.30pm at S.U.C.C.E.S.S.  Our consultants, Melinda Giampietro and Edwin Liew, will be giving presentations on the following topics: 1)   The Common Application – US Admissions (10.30 – 11.15am) Overview of Common App sections Subjective and objective pieces: Essays vs […]

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Q&A with Edwin Liew

November 19, 2011 by  
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Edwin Liew is the newest educational consultant to join the Options Solutions team. He is available to meet with clients at both of our West Vancouver and South Granville Street offices. If you would like to schedule an appointment with him, call us at (604) 922-8456 or send an email to info@optionssolutionsed.com 1) What led […]

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Study and Go Abroad Fair

February 8, 2011 by  
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The Study and Go Abroad Fair will be coming to the Vancouver Convention Centre at Canada Place on Thursday March 3rd. The event is from 2:00 – 7:00 and admission is free. If you or someone you know is considering studying or volunteering overseas make sure to take advantage of this opportunity. The event’s main […]

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Application Guidelines

February 1, 2011 by  
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Every year we get a few crisis phone calls in April. We feel strongly these situations could be avoided by double checking each part of the application process in January and February before deadlines pass. Remember, many deadlines are quickly approaching (McGill and Queen’s are both February 1st). We encourage families to sit down once […]

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University Tours are a Great Way to Experience Campus Life

January 31, 2011 by  
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Deciding which university to attend is a very important decision. One of the best ways to help narrow down your options is to attend a campus tour. Try to schedule a visit when students will be on campus. This will help you get a true feel for what campus life is like on a typical […]

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SAT Score Choice

January 26, 2011 by  
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Students are permitted to write the SAT exam as many times as they feel necessary. At least one half of all students take the SAT twice, once in the spring of grade 11 and another time in the fall of grade 12. The majority will notice an improvement in their score the second time around. […]

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SAT/ACT Prep is back at Options Solutions

January 14, 2011 by  
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SAT/ACT prep is geared towards the May and June exam dates. The prep at Options Solutions is focused on two areas: test taking skills and curriculum development. The first area focuses on understanding the SAT/ACT exam in order to gain tools and strategies to “beat” it. This arena also focuses on developing test taking strategies and critical thinking […]

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Essay Writing Workshops

January 14, 2011 by  
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Options Solutions’ first Essay Writing Workshop was an interactive and productive session. With the workshop focusing exclusively on outlining, the students were taught the basic format of an essay outline in order to help organise their ideas clearly and coherently. Key points for outlining were covered, including thesis statement, topic sentences, the proper construction of […]

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High School Students are Unprepared for the Challenges of University Writing

December 29, 2010 by  
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Research shows that today’s high school students are not being properly prepared to write at a university level. Universities are structured to teach subject matter, not to provide students with grammar lessons. Students must have proper writing, organizational, and grammatical knowledge in order to excel in essay composition. However, for many students we realize that […]

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