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Ashley Robinson

Ashley Sufflé Robinson has a Ph.D. in 19th Century English Literature. As a content writer for PrepScholar, Ashley is passionate about giving college-bound students the in-depth information they need to get into the school of their dreams.

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What Is Electrical Energy? Examples and Explanation

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 28, 2021 8:00:00 AM

General Education

Electrical energy is an important concept that helps run the world as we know it. In the U.S. alone, the average family uses 10,649 kilowatthours (kWh) per year, which is enough electrical energy to brew over 120,000 pots of coffee! 

But understanding what electrical energy is and how it works can be tricky. That’s why we’ve put together this article to help enlighten you! (Pardon our dad joke.) 

Keep reading to learn all about electrical energy, including:

  • The definition of electrical energy
  • How electrical energy works
  • If electrical energy is potential or kinetic
  • Electrical energy examples

 By the time you’re finished with this article, you’ll know the essentials of electrical energy and be able to see its influence all around you.

We’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s dive in!


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Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken: Meaning and Analysis

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 12, 2021 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Robert Frost is arguably one of the most well-known American poets of all time, so it’s not surprising that his work is taught in high schools and colleges across the nation. Because he’s so famous, chances are you’ve encountered “The Road Not Taken” before

We’re here to help you build a deeper understanding of “The Road Not Taken.” To help you learn what Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” poem is all about, we’ll cover the following in this article: 

  • A brief intro to the poet, Robert Frost
  • Information about the poem’s background
  • “The Road Not Taken” meaning
  • “The Road Not Taken” analysis, including the top two themes in the poem
  • The poetic devices in “The Road Not Taken” that you need to know

There’s a lot to talk about, so let’s get going!


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Maya Angelou's Still I Rise: Poem Analysis

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 10, 2021 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Maya Angelou is one of the most important literary figures in twentieth century American history. Her poetry is often included on reading lists for high school English courses, and it may even make an appearance on the AP Literature exam.

In this article, we’ll give you a full introduction to Angelou and her engaging poetry so that you’ll be equipped to analyze it all on your own. To do this, we’re going to guide you through a close analysis of one of Angelou’s most famous poems, “Still I Rise.”

To help you learn what Angelou’s “Still I Rise” poem is all about, we’ll cover the following in this article: 

  • A brief intro to the poet, Maya Angelou
  • “Still I Rise” poem background
  • The overarching meaning of “Still I Rise” 
  • The top three themes in the poem
  • The top two poetic devices in the poem

Are you ready to dive in? Then let’s go!


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Enneagram Type 3: The Achiever

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 10, 2021 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Driven, excelling, adaptable. If these words describe you, then there’s a chance you might be an Enneagram Type 3. 

Enneagram Type 3s are known as achievers. They’re the success-oriented trailblazers of the Enneagram—the folks you’ll find out there getting things done (and doing them well). 

If you want to learn more about what makes Threes tick, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll go over:

  • How to tell if you’re an Enneagram 3 (plus a quick quiz!) 
  • The top five things to know about being an Enneagram 3
  • What Enneagram Type 3 relationships are like  
  • The best Enneagram Type 3 careers 
  • The Enneagram Type 3 wings (Enneagram Type 3 wing 2 and Enneagram Type 3 wing 4)

Are you ready to learn about Enneagram 3? Then let’s begin!

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The 7 Best GED Prep Books for 2021: Which Should You Use?

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 9, 2021 4:00:00 PM

General Education

If you don't have a high school diploma, you can still earn an equivalent credential by getting your General Education Diploma, or GED. Having a GED can open up many more opportunities for you, especially since most U.S. employers require employees to have a high school diploma or an equivalency.

If you don't have a high school diploma, you're a great candidate for taking the GED test and earning your GED. The exam is designed to determine whether you have the academic skills equivalent to those of a high school senior, so you'll be tested in four subject areas: math, language arts, social studies, and science.

That's a lot of information to know, which is why one of the best ways to study for the GED is by using a GED book. GED study books are designed to help you learn all the material you'll be tested on when you actually take the test.

In this article, we'll walk you through the best GED books on the market so you can choose the one that's right for you. Then we'll give you our top six study tips to help you ace your exam.

Let's get started!


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The Expert's Guide to the AP Calculus BC Exam

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 8, 2021 5:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Taking the AP Calc BC exam can feel like a lot of pressure: you want to earn college credit for your AP class, but the test is pretty tough! 

But there are a few things you can do to make the AP Calculus BC exam a little easier, like understanding the exam's format, the topics it covers, and how it's scored. Knowing what to expect before you take the AP Calc BC exam can help you earn a higher score! 

To give you all the inside information you need about the AP Calculus BC Exam, we’ll explain the following in this article: 

  • What the AP Calculus BC Exam is, including who should take it
  • The AP Calculus BC Exam format and topics
  • How the exam is scored
  • 5 tips for scoring well on the exam

The regularly scheduled date for the AP Calc BC exam is May 5th at 8:00 a.m., so you'll want to start preparing as early as possible. (Good thing this article has you covered, huh?) 

So let’s get started!


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What's the AP Physics 2 Equation Sheet? A Complete Breakdown

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 6, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Since the AP Physics 2 exam is notoriously difficult, it should be comforting to know that your exam booklet will include a reference sheet that lists many of the conversion factors, formulas, and equations you’ll need to use during the exam. There’s a lot of information on the three page equations sheet provided on the AP Physics C exams, though, so it’s important to be familiar with the info included on the sheet and how to use it to your advantage during the AP test. 

That’s why we’ve developed the PrepScholar AP Physics 2 equation sheet. Our sheet contains all the formulas and information you’ll see on the official College Board Physics 2 equation sheet, plus explanations of the equations so you’ll know when to use them. This sheet is designed to be a study tool for you as you prepare for your AP Physics C exam.

In this article, we’ll help you gain a full understanding of what the AP Physics 2 equation sheet is, what formulas it includes, and how to use them on the AP exam. We’ll also give you 3 practical tips for using the AP Physics 2 formula sheet as a study guide, and a list of tips for using the equations sheet effectively on exam day.

Let’s dive in!

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6 Helpful Physical and Chemical Change Examples

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 4, 2021 6:00:00 PM

General Education

In your science class, you may have heard of chemical and physical changes. But do you know how to tell the difference between the two? The answer lies in whether or not a change to a substance results in its molecules being rearranged.

In this article, we will define chemical and physical and changes. Then we'll take a look at specific chemical change examples and physical change examples to better understand their differences and similarities.

So let's get started!

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Enneagram Type 6: The Loyalist

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 4, 2021 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Are you loyal, trustworthy, and responsible...kind of like a modern-day Frodo Baggins from Lord of the Rings? Would your closest friends describe you somebody that everyone can count on to get the job done?

If you’re thinking, “Yep, I’d totally be the one to get the Ring to Mordor,” then there’s a chance you might be an Enneagram Type 6! Like Frodo, Sixes are loyal to their convictions and their people, which is why they’re known as “the Loyalist.”

There’s a lot more to being a Six than just loyalty, though. We’ve written this article to help you gain a deeper understanding of the Enneagram 6 personality type. We’ll cover:

  • How to tell if you’re an Enneagram 6 (five question quiz included!) 
  • The top five things you should know about being an Enneagram 6
  • What Enneagram Type 6 romantic relationships are like  
  • The best Enneagram Type 6 careers 
  • The Enneagram Type 6 wings (Enneagram Type 6 wing 5 and Enneagram Type 6 wing 7)

Are you ready to learn all about The Loyalists? Then keep reading! 


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The 4 Mitosis Phases: Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 4, 2021 12:00:00 PM

General Education

In order to heal an injury, your body needs to replace damaged cells with healthy new ones...and mitosis plays a crucial role in this process! Mitosis is a process of cell division that helps you stay alive and healthy. In other words, in the world of cell biology, mitosis is kind of a big deal! 

But like with anything science-related, mitosis can be sort of confusing when you first try to understand it. The key idea is that the process of mitosis involves four phases, or steps, that you need to understand if you want to understand how mitosis works.

In this article, we’re going to do the following things to break down the four steps of mitosis for you and help you get acquainted with the mitosis phases: 

  • Briefly define mitosis and eukaryotic cells
  • Break down the four phases of mitosis, in order
  • Provide mitosis diagrams for the stages of mitosis
  • Give you five resources for learning more about the phases of mitosis

Now, let’s dive in!

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The College Board Has Ended the SAT Essay

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jan 20, 2021 4:30:00 PM

SAT Logistics

On January 19th, 2021, the CollegeBoard announced that it would stop offering the optional SAT Essay after June 2021. 

This is a big change, and students are curious about how this may impact the college admissions process. In this article, we’ll cover these new changes to the SAT Essay testing process and help you understand what they mean for you. 

Here’s what you need to know. 

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What Happens if a President Is Impeached? Your Questions Answered

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jan 15, 2021 7:00:00 PM

General Education

Impeachment is serious business—it can lead to a U.S. President’s removal from office. As of December 2020, only three U.S. Presidents have ever been impeached, and none have ever been removed from office through the impeachment process. 

But “impeachment” can be a pretty confusing situation for those of us who aren’t lawyers or politicians. What is impeachment, anyway? What happens if a President is impeached? And how does impeachment work? 

But don’t worry—we’re here to demystify this confusing process. We’re going to answer all your FAQs about impeachment in this article, including: 

  • What Is Impeachment, and What Does Impeachment Mean? 
  • Who Can Be Impeached? 
  • How Does Impeachment Work? 
  • What Does Impeachment Mean for a President? 

There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get started. 

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What Is the 14th Amendment? A Simplified Guide

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jan 10, 2021 7:00:00 PM

General Education

Amendments to the U.S. Constitution help clarify everything from American citizens’ rights to limiting how many terms a person can serve as President. 

One of the most litigated amendments to the Constitution is the 14th Amendment. But what is the 14th Amendment, exactly? The 14th Amendment clarifies issues around U.S. citizenship—specifically, who can be a U.S. citizen, additional rights of citizenship, and how citizenship intersects with U.S. law. 

In this article, we’ll help you understand the ins and outs of this important Constitutional Amendment, including: 

  • Answering the question, “What Is the 14th Amendment?” 
  • Explaining the 14th Amendment in simple terms 
  • Giving you a historical overview of the ratification process for the 14th Amendment
  • Breaking down each section of the 14th Amendment, explained in detail 
  • Listing out key terms you need to know

Okay, let’s dive in! 

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The 10 Steps to Becoming a Psychiatrist

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jan 8, 2021 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Psychiatrists are medical doctors that specialize in mental health. They often work with patients dealing with complex issues, like substance abuse or trauma. If you want to be a doctor that specializes in helping people that are struggling mentally, then becoming a psychiatrist might be right for you! 

But becoming a psychiatrist can be a complicated process! What steps should you take to become a psychiatrist—and when? How long does it take to become a psychiatrist? And how many years of school does it require? 

In this article, we’ll demystify the process of becoming a psychiatrist and explain: 

  • What a psychiatrist does
  • The salary and employment outlook for a psychiatrist
  • Psychiatrist degree requirements and the education needed for becoming a psychiatrist
  • Other important elements of becoming a psychiatrist, such as internship requirements and clinical hours

To wrap things up, we’ll summarize the most important steps to becoming a psychiatrist so you can start thinking about whether this profession is right for you.


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Shakespeare's Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jan 5, 2021 9:00:00 AM

General Education

If you’ve taken an English class, then you’ve probably had to read and analyze poetry--including William Shakespeare’s sonnets. 

But we know that Shakespearean sonnets can be tough to understand and analyze! That’s why we’ve put together an expert analysis of the meaning, themes, and poetic devices in Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 18,” also known as “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day.” 

By the end of this article, you’ll be ready to analyze Shakespeare’s poetry and have the tools you need to bust out a top notch analysis of “Sonnet 18.” 

So, let’s get started!

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