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Why We Were Founded
A lot of the people face challenges in writing any piece of text in English. When asked about the reason, people usually say that it is because of a limited vocabulary or poor grammar. Are these the only hindrances in being able to write any piece of text? In one’s mother tongue both the vocabulary and the grammar are in place, but, are these people then confident in being able to write a piece of text which may be both clear and coherent? In most of the cases the answer is no. The reason is that writing does not just call for good grammar or a rich vocabulary. There is a lot more than that.
For example: how to generate ideas, how to structure any piece of writing, how to establish unity and coherence, etc.
There are a lot of websites that teach a lot about many aspects of writing. But the availability of so many resources also becomes overwhelming sometimes. Any learner needs help to get from point a to point b. Just knowing the technique may also be not enough at times. That’s where TakeAnEdge comes in. Our mathematical approach to writing helps the learners understand the writing process just like any Math equation. Once that is clear and understood, it is as simple as applying the values in any equation. The techniques are universal in nature and their applicability is not limited to any specific language. Our premium feature is to help the learner in their journey through constructive feedback as well as in hand holding.
If you feel the need to express your ideas to the world in an effective way, if you feel the need to write blogs, articles, essays, emails, stories, reviews, columns, etc, then maybe TakeAnEdge is just what you need.
Why Learn With Us?
Our premium feature is to help the learner in their journey through constructive feedback as it contributes in improving inch by inch all along the course.
With a strong sense of community building, we help you get in touch with like-minded people by allowing you to become a member of our premium online closed community, where you can discuss, share, contribute, and post your ideas and doubts.
We strongly believe that true learning happens in a classroom environment. With this in mind, we have online live classes. You can join an online classroom, where our mentors will be present throughout the course.
This feature gives an opportunity to a learner to get their exemplary pieces of first draft , written during the course, published on our website.
My name is Priyamvada Agarwal and I started TakeAnEdge.com so that people can improve and polish their language and study skills.
After completing my Ph.D in Indian English Drama, my career got kick-started by teaching English. I taught both pre-service and in-service teachers and I trained teachers of DIETs and SCERTs.
But, destiny had different plans for me. While teaching at the Regional Institute of Education (a wing of NCERT), Ajmer, my journey to understand English Language Teaching formally started when I was pursuing courses in teaching English from The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. The specializations opened my eyes to the way any language is to be taught. These courses gave me a chance to get trained into phonetics, general and applied linguistics, material development, testing, and evaluation. In the year 2009, by god’s grace another learning opportunity came my way in the form of an American government scholarship for doing an e-course form the University of Oregon.
Then, came the most difficult time in my personal life. The fatal blow of breast cancer put a brake on my personal as well as professional life. But, as it is said, every cloud has a silver lining behind it, and in my case, it was an unexpected opportunity I got of doing a job in one of the world’s best publishing press, Oxford University Press.
There my new found passion for material development and teacher training got strengthened. I worked extensively on complete projects of developing teacher support material for books being used by CBSE and ICSE schools across India. All this while I had been delivering training to teachers in private schools pan India. To date, I have delivered more than 300 teacher training workshops. I develop material for both print and digital mediums.
After working with Oxford University Press, I joined Cambridge Assessment English to gain hands-on experience in assessment from one of the leaders in the market.
My curiosity for new trends and research takes me to both national and international conferences. By god’s grace, I have been fortunate enough to participate in these conferences both as a panelist and as a paper presenter.
My current role has given me good exposure to teaching at the university level. I have been working at Delhi University and Ambedkar University. In this role, I found the calling of my life. The students are always so motivated and a good teacher can really change their lives.
I decided to create this website to share my ideas with the whole of the world. The aim of this website is to help people hone their language skills.
If there is anything you need help with or you have a suggestion for a post, please get in touch with me.