Education loans Vs. Demonetization

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Education loans Vs. Demonetization

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Visas and more visas As always, Manhattan Review’s students have got student (F-1) visa to USA in good numbers. And some of them have left for USA in the last two weeks. MR is extremely pleased to assist them with their selection of universities, application process, admission and the visa. We did not stop there for our valuable students. We conducted a Pre-Departure Orientation session (PDO) for some of our successful students who got their visas. Not only a lot of useful information was given, but also a very useful and practical gift from Manhattan Review – which will help them stay with their loved ones in India and of course, the US.

Education loans Vs. Demonetization – Some of the aspirants to USA and other countries who got admission were doing their visa documentation but are facing an unexpected problem. Most of the banks are not in a position to grant them educational loans to study abroad. Even if the loans are granted, the necessary paper work is getting delayed due to demonetization and it’s after effects. Some students could not get the ‘sanction letters’ on hand due to which they could not establish financial credibility with the US consulate and here were denied visa. This is an unfortunate situation on which there is no control for many.

Thankfully, there are companies like Avanse (www.avanse.com) and Credila (www.credila.com) which provide educational loans to students for their study abroad. The process is fast and the paper work is smooth and quick.  Manhattan Review will be pleased to assist students with their loan processing, in association with Avanse and Credila. What more, you will get discounted pricing (in the form of reduced interest rates) if you avail the loan service through Manhattan Review. Talk with our counselors and they will be pleased to provide more details of this service.

2017 – New Year is just a few days away. With plenty of good (and some bad too!) memories and a lot of hard work in 2016, you have come to a defining stage in your life with bigger academic goals and aspirations to study the best possible courses in the greatest countries of the world. As you brace yourself to take on the world, we at MR will be with you in supporting each of your endeavors and make you reach the highest pinnacle of academic success. We are ready to give winds to your plans and help you land in the “Lands” of opportunities – USA, Canada and Germany. We are just a step/call away from you.

Congratulations for having a great 2016 and best wishes from all of us at Manhattan Review for a fantastic and successful 2017.

Let’s meet again in the New Year!

Manhattan Review offers comprehensive test-prep and Admissions counseling programs for GMAT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE . Go through our website http://www.manhattanreviewindia.com to see the latest updates.


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USA opens its doors to international students…

USA opens its doors to international students...

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A total of 1,65,918 students from India went to the US in 2015-16, which is 15.9% of all international students. The numbers have increased by more than 24.9% over the previous year. This is the highest growth among all the countries sending students to USA.

China has sent 3,28,547 students, which represents an increase of only 8.1% over 2014-15.  Saudi Arabia is the third nation which has sent 61,287 students to USA.

Overall, a total of 10,43,839 students have joined US universities and colleges in 2015-16, which represents an increase of 7.1% over the previous year.

Among Universities, New York University has attracted the highest number of international students (15,000+), followed by University of Southern California (13,000+) and (surprisingly) Arizona State University (ASU) (12,000+) students. Among the top 3, ASU has come in the list for the first time, reflecting the popularity the university has gained over the years.

California, New York and Texas are the three top states that attracted international students.

20.8% of the students opted for Engineering, followed by 19.2% for Management courses. Maths & Computer Science attracted 13.6% of the students.

More than 2/3rd of the students depended on their own (sponsored) funding, while only 17% were given funding by American universities.

Finally, as always, Graduate level education (Masters and beyond) is most popular, followed by the Bachelor’s level. There is a decline in the number of students going for secondary level education below the Bachelor’s level.

The ‘Trump’ Card:

No doubt, the US election results are a big surprise the world over. There have been several reports about the Trump effect over non-US citizens, immigrants and others. Over a period of time and based on the reports of various news agencies, a few things stand-out, about Trump’s approach towards the world and especially the student world.

  • Genuine immigrants will not be affected
  • Only those who illegally entered USA will be ‘trumpeted’
  • Since international students contribute more than 30 billion dollars to the US economy every year, the country cannot afford to lose this revenue
  • As the international student diaspora contribute immensely to the working class at a higher level (Software, hardware and other fields that required highly talented and trained skills), it is neither practical nor possible to alienate such contributors to their economy.

Therefore, students who want to study in the US and later plan for a career there genuinely should never be afraid of Donald Trump or any new policies that US might bring in. It is in their own interest that international students should be welcomed with open arms.

Fall for Fall 2017:

If you have not been bowled over (or fallen) by Fall 2017’s attraction to join American universities, it is time to fall head over heels!

Fall 2017 deadlines are close, for applying. Any further delay will affect good students’ chances for financial aid and admission in very good universities.  Since Fall is the semester during which maximum amount of funding will be available for international (and domestic as well) students, it is important to apply IMMEDIATELY, without any further delay. For many universities, the deadlines are just a month away – end December. It is in your best interests to apply for funding/aid as early as possible.

Many students have an impression that they could apply by the deadline date and still expect some ‘miracle’ will help them get aid. Please note that while the prescribed deadline is the last date to apply, US universities encourage students to apply “well before” the deadlines, in order for them to process the applications carefully and favorably.

So, what are you waiting for? Visit our centers across India and start your application process with US universities TODAY! Manhattan Review will be with you throughout the whole process right from the selection of program, universities till you reach USA. Help your friends by informing them about the impending deadlines and walk-in together to help yourself and your friends. After all, if we don’t do good to others, we’ll become fat J

On a parting note:

While Donald Trump has shocked the world, our PM Modi has ‘surgically struck’ the black economy in India with devastating effect. There is no doubt about the long-term benefit with this action. We advise all our students who wish to pay the balance amounts or who would like to avail any other services to make payments with your Credit or Debit Cards. And, you can also make payment into our bank account directly. No cash, no hassles!

Wish you all less time in the banks and at ATMs!


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Future of Mechanical Branch of Engineering worldwide.

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The future of mechanical engineering worldwide needs no answer. It is the happening thing around. The kinetics of all energy revolve around this branch of engineering. The popularity is growing alongside the development of new ideas on which new inventions rest. There are no dearth of opportunities, which gives an assurance to the student’s to choose mechanical engineering as their area of specialty. The dream of toying with mechanics is given an open and challenging platform to perform. In Manhattan Review, India a similar program is provided to the student’s of GRE test-prep for a big score.

The scope of getting a quick job after completion of graduation augurs well for the future of mechanical engineering student’s. You can get easily hired in both public as well as private enterprises. All industries across the world are offering a huge pay package with other emoluments. Everything that involves motion specifics is related to this subject. The demand for mechanical engineer’s is on the rise like never before. The current scenario of development worldwide is a big enough boost for a growing career and big money. The vast infrastructure for establishing smart cities is a live example of the potential it holds.

Tech support engineers, design engineers, including several branches of mechanical engineering hold a bright future for those looking for a prospective goal. It is relatively easy to get employed. Good initial payroll. The promotions are quick. Structured path to managerial position. With companies becoming more global several manufacturing units are being set up worldwide. Thus, offering plenty of jobs to aspiring candidates. New technologies are changing the production of goods. Therefore, there is a meaningful demand for mechanical engineers. From pins, nuts and bolts to aerospace the virtual requirement to offer employment is big.

A cluster of five mechanical engineering programs open the gateway for a growing career. They promise a bright future.

  • Robotics
  • Nano-engineering
  • Bio-mechanics
  • Aviation and automobiles
  • Building construction and urban design

It is a wide ocean ready to be exploited. You are allowed to explore several possibilities of growth in specialized areas. You can transform your career to a winning position. The dominant part is the cutting edge technology where utilization of mechanics is involved. Much hard work is involved. Creating something new and making demand grow increases the output as well. The best example is finding life on planet Mars.

As a mechanical engineer the work is stimulating. It increases the critical reasoning skills in an individual. All the best efforts are brought to play a vital role in positioning an engine to function to its full potential. You get a desire to do something great. The best platform to perform is there to showcase your skills. As long as the earth is revolving and things are moving mechanical engineering will be the most popular branch worldwide. Nothing can be built without them. Design and production is dependent on mechanical engineers. Sky is the limit for those who want to be on top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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US Elections: how Hillary and Trump’s views benefit Indian student’s

 

 

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In the upcoming polls in US both the Presidential candidates views matter a lot for the student’s from India. The alumni and teachers are waiting with anxiety on what they want to implement further to take college or university education in US to a higher peak. What is their stand on educational policies? Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the competing candidates that hold the answer to this inevitable question. It is their view on higher education policy that will decide the fate of the Indian student’s going to the US for MS and B-school enrollment.

The standpoint of Hillary Clinton is available on her campaign websites. She represents a broader perspective for higher education in US. Her focus is on:

  • Enhancing computer-science education
  • Support to the school alumni, especially teachers
  • Change in school discipline with stricter laws
  • Improving the present conditions of school buildings

It is clearly evident that on a personal level she wants to be more involved in student education. This is in stark contrast to her counterpart in the Republican Party Donald Trump. Her projection for the future growth of higher education is subsidies to renovated old buildings. She wants to place education on a higher platform. Her idea is to create modern learning, including ecological classrooms with latest state of the art technological brilliance. Video Tutorials, PPTs, more student and trainers interaction, brainstorming sessions and much more. Making higher education a less expensive affair is her targeted goal.

Trump has an altogether slanted view on educational policies. He wants to cut down the role of the federal government. His comments relate to sizing down the Department of Education. This will reflect on less spending on student’s progress. One of his campaign hoardings states that “we spend far more per pupil than any country in the world”. He wants to monopolize higher education, which will have a direct effect on the student visas. This in turn will curb Indian Student’s from gaining admission into the several schools and colleges in US.

  • Lowering Federal aid
  • More responsibility placed on state administration
  • Eyes the unions as a hindrance to growth
  • Agrees scholarships increase student debt

The above decisions will invariably play a negative role in student enrollment. Although, he speaks that steps must be taken make college education within the reach of common man. There is no comprehensive plan on his campaign agenda to enhance higher education beneficial for student’s. The student’s, especially the Indians will have to pay a high fee for admissions. This move will bring to halt huge funding to schools and colleges. Staying on university campus will become more expensive. The average budget for each student will rise.

There are mixed reactions among the student’s who are going to US. Their focus is on the outcome of the general elections, which would reveal what budget is allotted for higher education. All the dreams of overseas education is just a mirage that needs to be seen with a 20/20 vision. Ensuring a positive direction to educational goal is mostly anticipated.

Manhattan Review offers comprehensive test-prep and Admissions counseling programs for GMAT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE . Go through our website http://www.manhattanreviewindia.com to see the latest updates.


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GRE – High score but no admit?

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Application advise This is the time of the year, when most of you take the tests (GRE/GMAT and TOEFL/IELTS) and want to apply to universities. Two very important things have to be kept in mind while you are getting ready with taking tests and applying.

  • You will be very close to deadlines of most universities which admit better-profile students. As a result, you will be under pressure to meet the application deadlines. This will put additional pressure on your test preparation, which might affect your scores. There is no need to emphasize the fact that lower scores will bring down admission chances in good universities. Therefore, if you are planning to take tests, schedule quality time for test preparation and leave the applying part to professionals like Manhattan Review.
  • When thousands of students apply to universities around the same time, it puts a lot of pressure on the admission committees, graduate schools (which issues I-20s) and the departments (which consider your financial aid) In many cases, pressure gets to them too and some admissions may not be based on proper evaluation. Result, genuine and strong applicants might be affected badly. Where you had definitely expected admission, such universities may ‘reject’ with or without reason. The ultimate loser will be the applicant who falls in that ‘application zone’. What is the solution to this? Apply as early as the universities permit. Arrange for your application material to be submitted even later (but definitely, well before the deadlines). This will give ‘breathing time’ for universities to consider your applications but put them on hold. After all the materials are received, it takes much shorter time for universities to process your application and give a decision.

Remember, the following are myths which you SHOULD NOT CONSIDER.

  1. That even without test scores, universities will decide on application – No, unless all the materials and scores are in place, they will not decide.
  1. That without the final transcripts, one cannot apply – Again, wrong. Even with the 6th or 7th semester transcript also, one could apply and still get a favourable decision if everything is done properly, carefully and in time.
  1. That applying to more universities will increase admission chances – Well, that depends on which universities one is applying to. If one applies to just one university, he might get admission. Applying to ten may not necessarily mean that one might get more admits. Not necessarily! So, be judicious with your selection and number of universities you wish to apply to. This is where the expertise of Manhattan Review comes in.

One piece of advice – don’t fall into the trap of ‘know all’ masters (some of your friends or seniors) and/or the internet knowledge.  While you get a lot of ‘free’ and ‘unwarranted’ advice, that might not be the RIGHT Advice for you. Be careful with the loads of information you obtain from many sources. Finally, make a prudent decision to seek the help of experts who charge you, but also recharge your career – academically – for a fabulous future. Don’t you want to have a great life after your education?

GRE – High score but no admit? Many students have a very painful experience of having good/high score in GRE but denied admission in universities in which they ‘thought’ they could get in. The ‘Quant’ section score is high, the ‘Verbal’ section score is decent. Where could the applicant have done wrong? Why were they rejected when they were ‘sure’ of admission?

The devil lurks deep in a seemingly unimportant section – the AWA. While preparing for the tests or talking with seniors, it is not highlighted with enough emphasis that the Analytical Written Assessment section score is equally or more important not only for admission but also for an assistantship. As a result, students don’t prepare well for this section and the average for most Indian students is about 2.5 to 3.0 out of 6. Unfortunately, this score is insufficient for most US universities to consider for admission and assistantships. So, a ‘rejection’ will be sent to students after review. By the time a rejection is received, deadlines for other universities will be almost over and students will not have any option but to go for universities that are much less compatible with their profile. The result? Poor education, non- compatible degree and finally a bad start to the career. Is this required? Should they not know what is important and concentrate for a better score to improve admission and aid chances?

This is exactly what Manhattan Review strives to educate and concentrate upon (while preparing students for the tests). We encourage students to practice more, get trained better and score better. If they score 4 and above in the AWA section, the chances will be very BRIGHT! If the chances are bright, the future is brighter. This is why you are looking for education abroad. Right?

Colours and Crackers We are in the midst of festive season. The colourful Dasara and the soundful and bright Diwali are here for our enjoyment. Perhaps, this will be one of the festive seasons you would spend in India for some years to come. Once abroad, the gaiety and celebrations galore will not be as ‘original’ as you could find them in our motherland. So, make the most of this season by celebrating Dasara and Diwali with your near and dear ones. Have an unforgettable time. Wish you and your family members a VERY (Belated)  HAPPY VIJAYA DASAMI AND DIWALI.

 


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Health Administration process at the Master’s level in US/Canadian universities.

Good News! 

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For all our students who are looking to go to USA, Manhattan Review has wonderful news. As always, we have taken your preferences and concerns into consideration and have decided to offer you services that are just right.

Our costs and services have been optimized to make sure that you have the best of both the worlds – good universities admission at a price that is very low! Yes, you read it right. Our admission services are as good as FREE (well, almost)

THIS is the right time to start your application process for Fall 2017 intake, if you have not started already. The above service makes it more attractive to jump on the bandwagon and take the path – of great education and greater future in the land of unlimited opportunities.

Meet our counselors, discuss with them and START your process TODAY.

Public Health/Health Administration –

Many students are looking to study Public Health or Health Administration at the Master’s level, in US/Canadian universities. Here is some information that will help you make a considered decision.

Public Health is offered as a Master of Science (MS) program, which is offered for professionals with work experience in the field of health. Most Doctors with work experience could prefer this if they have at least one year experience. However, there are universities that might admit students even without work experience. Another requirement is credentials evaluation. Universities would like to compare the qualifications of international applicants to that of their country’s qualifications and then determine if an applicant is eligible to study MPH.

Health Administration/Management, on the other hand, is offered under both MBA and MS streams. While universities offering the same under MBA stream prefers applicants with a GMAT score, those offering as an MS program accept the GRE score.  More often than not, universities prefer applicants with work experience. And, many universities require credentials evaluation.

Therefore, while embarking upon the plan to study either MPH or MHA, please make sure that you have the required qualifications, work experience and (if required) credentials evaluation report before you apply to universities.

MR can help you choose the right specialization and program to study in USA. Visit any of our 18 centers across India and discuss your plans with our experienced counselors/center managers. They will be pleased to suggest the right program, university and location according to your plans and budget. This will ensure that your sojourn to USA/Canada/Germany for higher education is pleasant, productive and affordable.

Manhattan Review offers comprehensive test-prep and Admissions counseling programs for GMAT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE . Go through our website http://www.manhattanreviewindia.com to see the latest updates.

 


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The Experience of doing MBA in Top B-schools like Stanford, Harvard and Wharton.

 

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The expectations are many, the plans are big, so without going into economics the feeling of studying in Top B-schools like Stanford, Harvard and Wharton is truly a great experience. The student’s who graduate out from these world renowned educational institutions are on a high that will take them to the pinnacles of success they have always been dreaming of. Their efforts of getting into Stanford, Harvard and Wharton is the handiwork of world class and internationally accredited trainer in Manhattan Review, India.

Right from the training to the applicants enrollment process we take complete responsibility in handling their needs with utmost care and diligence. Our Admission Counseling Services (ACS) team is very helpful in offering the right guidance to the individuals for an easy acceptance procedure. It includes:

  • Accurate Program & University selection
  • Assistance with SEVIS Fee payment
  • Help with DS-160
  • Mock Interview
  • Travel & Forex assistance
  • Pre-departure orientation

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B-school education and experience is ostentatious: it is filled with several eventful once in a lifetime experience. The joy of being on the ecological campus with the likes of Maria Sharapova (Former World No. 1, Tennis Star and Grand Slam champion). Apparently, she has enrolled for a couple of certificate programs this year, including a two-week program on campus.

Apart from the upbeat individuals in the campus or classrooms, there is plenty to learn about different people, ideas, philosophies,  work ethics, social customs, cultural events and more. The list is endless. The education system here focuses on multiple views and opinions on individuals from several countries.

Initially, the learning process is more disconcerting since you are forced to speak more often. You need to be expressive. You are among high profile intellectuals who have the ability to take the right decisions without much fuss. Your critical reasoning skills are tested to the fullest. You are required to speak without having much information. There are advantages and disadvantages too, but in the end what counts is that you are part of elite crowd.

Manhattan Review offers comprehensive test-prep and Admissions counseling programs for GMAT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE . Go through our website http://www.manhattanreviewindia.com to see the latest updates.

 

 

 

 


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Europe opens its doors wider to students

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The European Parliament (which represents all the countries in the EU) has recently passed a legislation which is of tremendous benefit for international students from non-European countries like India. According to the legislation,

  • Non-EU nationals can now stay for at least nine months after concluding their studies or research in order to look for a job or set up a business;
  • Non-EU students and researchers can move more easily within the EU, and no longer need to file a new visa application when moving from one EU country to another (rather, they need only to notify the country to which they are moving);
  • Researchers are entitled to bring their family members with them, and those family members are allowed to work during their time in Europe (this provision does not apply to students, however);
  • Non-EU students are entitled to work at least 15 hours per week during their studies.

However, a few of the earlier proposals were NOT accepted, such as:

* Working for 20-hours a week, which is approved instead for 15 hours

* Bringing spouses while students are still studying – still not possible

* 18 months post-study residence period – not agreed upon but increased to 9 months

This is definitely good news for students from India, who could stay back to look for employment and also work during their studies to make more money!

Visa documentation – how to handle successfully: Admission deadlines for Spring intake are coming to a close and very soon, students will get the I-20s. Then starts the most complex process – the documentation for visa.

As known already, the US Consulates will mostly depend on the interview to approve or reject a student (F1) visa. A little-known fact is that financial documentation though not mandatory, is essential to improve one’s visa chances. If an applicant wants to prove that he/she has sufficient funds to study, how does he/she establish that? Having the right documents on hand and submitting them for verification becomes crucial during the interview. While academic documents are predictable, the financial documents are dynamic and critical for visa purpose. Many students do the mistake of obtaining fake or badly prepared documents. This is illegal, dangerous and could lead to a permanent ban on entering the US for education.

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Murray State University Information For You from Manhattan Review India

 

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Murray State University is a four-year public university located in Murray, Kentucky, United States. It is highest ranked comprehensive university in Kentucky and second overall in Kentucky – 2015.

Murray State University serves as a nationally recognized residential comprehensive university, with a strong extended campus and online presence, offering high-quality associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctorate degrees. Academic programs are offered in the core areas of arts and sciences, agriculture, business, health and human services, teacher education, communications, engineering and applied technologies, and nursing. There are eight residential colleges on campus.

The main campus is comprised of 74 major buildings and two libraries.

MSU awards over $100 million annually in financial aid and scholarships.

Popular Master Programs

Agriculture, Nutrition, Computer Science and Information Systems, Economics, Education, English and Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science and Sociology, Biology, Chemistry, Industrial and Engineering Technology, Mathematics and Statistics.

Popular Bachelor Programs  –

Agriculture, Nursing, Accounting, Computer Science and Information Systems, Economics, Journalism, Business Administration, Education and Human Services, Art and Design, English and Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.

Admission Information

Intakes and deadlines :

International Application for Full-Time International Admission: $50US.

Undergraduate Deadline for Fall Semester (August – December) is June 20.

Undergraduate Deadline for Spring Semester (January – May) is Nov 11.

Graduate Deadline for Fall Semester (August – December) is May 1.

Graduate Deadline for Spring Semester (January – May) is Oct 14

NoteThe deadlines may differ for individual programs.

Costs – only tuition and fees :

Estimated cost of attendance

Bachelors – $17,680 USD per year approx.

Masters – $19,542 USD per year approx.

Minimum Requirements :

Bachelors – GPA – 3.0, IELTS – 6, TOEFL – 71, SAT – 1100.

Masters – GPA – 3.0, IELTS – 6, TOEFL – 71, GRE – 285 – 290.

On popular demand! – Manhattan Review India (MR) has been providing various services to our students – individual packages, regular packages and several other combinations that were on demand. Most of our students wanted complete packages so we could help them right from counseling till pre-departure orientation. Taking their requirement and demand into consideration, MR is pleased to provide ‘complete’ services to USA, Canada and Germany. Meet our counselors at your nearest center and get the required information. As always, we will be pleased to help you with your plans of studying abroad – in every way possible!

 

 

 


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How To Improve Your English Language Skills?

 

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There are several ways to improve English language. Perfect grammar, vocabulary, use of idioms and phrases. All these play an equally important role in improving reading, writing and speaking skills to optimum levels. A good knowledge of antonyms and synonyms give a boost to raise the word usage. Indeed, there is such a great need to load the memory bank to compete with the best in the world. In creativity lies the skill. The importance of trainers and the training offered is another core area that gives improvement of English to maximum fluency levels.

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