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Carrie Cabral

Carrie holds a Bachelors in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College, and is currently pursuing an MFA. She worked in book publishing for several years, and believes that books can open up new worlds. She loves reading, the outdoors, and learning about new things.

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The 11 Solubility Rules and How to Use Them

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Feb 11, 2021 12:00:00 PM

General Education

One of the first science experiments I remember was adding salt to a cup of water and waiting eagerly for it to dissolve. Though I was excited to watch the salt seem to “disappear” I definitely didn’t understand the intricacies of solubility. Luckily, solubility follows a list of rules that helps us determine how soluble a substance is, like how likely that salt is to dissolve into that water (sneak peek- it’s very likely). We’re going to go over what solubility is, how it works, and the complete list of solubility rules to help you determine the solubility of substances.

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When Is the May SAT? Should You Take It?

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Feb 1, 2021 7:51:00 PM

SAT Logistics, SAT General Info

May is a busy month for students with end of year exams, sports, and activities, but there is one more thing you might want to consider: taking the May SAT in your junior year. Taking the May SAT can help you boost your score and be competitive for early action or early decision at your top schools.

In this article, we'll go over everything you need to know about the May 2021 SAT, including registration deadlines, how to register, and when your scores can be expected to come out. We'll also go over some pros and cons to help you decide if this is the right test date for you.

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What Is Melody? How Is It Different From Harmony?

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Jan 28, 2021 4:00:00 PM

General Education

We’ve all had a song that gets stuck in your head. But what is that part that you can’t shake and can’t help but sing along to? That's the melody! What is melody in music? The melody is usually the most important and identifiable part of a song, and most of us can pick out a melody without much trouble. But what is melody, and why is it special? We’ll go into a brief overview of the melody definition, how it’s different from a harmony, and how to identify it.

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The 11 Best Pre-Law Schools

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Nov 18, 2020 1:00:00 PM

General Education

If you plan to practice law in the United States, you must earn a law degree and pass the bar exam. While that may seem a long way off for an aspiring lawyer, your journey to your law degree and your dream career starts with your decision in your college and your major in your undergrad years.

There are lots of factors to consider if you one day plan to be a lawyer and want to start your education off right. It's a big decision since the right school can help your chances of getting into your top law program, which can in turn help you land the job you've been thinking about for years.

To help you out, we've compiled a list of the best colleges for pre-law.

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The 11 Best Undergraduate Business Schools

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Nov 9, 2020 1:00:00 PM

General Education

Business is a great college major, especially for those who are creative, innovative, and see themselves as leaders. A business major is the best of both worlds because a student will leave school with a degree that is both broad and practical. Like any other major, the school you attend will give you an advantage as you set out on your career one day.

Attending a school with a strong business undergraduate program will give you a leg up in your experience, potential job offers and even your starting salary, so it's important to choose wisely. Your future is a marathon, not a sprint, so take your time to research and visit schools if you're set on majoring in business and attending one of the top undergraduate business schools.

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SAT Test Dates 2020-2021

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Aug 13, 2020 3:00:00 PM

SAT Logistics

When applying to college, it's important to stay on schedule and make sure all your test scores are submitted on time. We've put together what we believe is the most accurate list of SAT dates, registration deadlines, and score release date estimates. Knowing this information will help you plan and make sure your applications are submitted on time.

Below you can find the 2020-2021 test dates, as well as some tips and things to consider when choosing a test date. You can also check out previous dates and this year's full guide to choosing.

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The 10 Key Virgo Traits and the Best Advice for Virgos

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Apr 15, 2020 7:00:00 AM

General Education

Are you a Virgo, or do you have a special Virgo in your life? As earth signs, Virgos are known to be practical and deeply rooted in their ways. Understanding Virgo personality traits is essential to creating the best life for yourself or the Virgos around you. Read on for key Virgo personality traits, a guide to understanding Virgos in relationships, and general advice for Virgos.

 

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The 10 Scorpio Personality Traits to Know

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Jan 4, 2020 8:00:00 AM

General Education

Often mistaken for a fire sign because of their fierce independence, Scorpios are actually a deeply emotional and sensitive water sign. While they can be intimidating, Scorpios are also the most loyal friends and partners you could ever ask for, and as one of the most ambitious signs, they're amazing at creating connections and being their authentic selves.

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14 Easy Excel Tips and Tricks

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Jan 3, 2020 7:00:00 PM

General Education

 

Not sure how to use Microsoft Excel? Then you've come to the right place! Microsoft Excel comes with most Microsoft suites and is a commonly recognized computer application that many of us use at one time or another.

While known primarily as a spreadsheet tool, Excel is constantly introducing new functions and is very useful even for people who only need it for basic tasks. With Excel, you can do things such as balance your household budget, make charts for presentations, and analyze data for businesses.

This Excel guide will take you through how to use Excel, including the basic functions, a few key advanced skills, and Excel tips and tricks everyone should know. I recommend following along in Microsoft Excel as you walk through this guide.

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The 10 Fundamental Libra Traits and the Best Advice for Libras

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Jan 3, 2020 1:00:00 PM

General Education

Libra is an air sign, and Libras are known for the love of being around other people. Libras are incredibly cooperative and fair-minded, and are a sign that believes firmly in the power of social connection. Libras are some of the most interesting and clever people around, and they have a lot to offer. Below, we'll talk about key Libra characteristics, how Libras relate to others, and advice for being a Libra and getting along with the Libra in your life.

 

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Complete Guide to CBEST: Practice Tests, Registration, and Scoring

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Dec 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

General Education

The CBEST is an important step in teacher credentialing in the states of California and Oregon. The CBEST tests basic skills and knowledge, and provides information for those who want to teach at public schools in those states. People can take the test any number of times in order to pass.

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Expert Guide to the GACE Test: Fees, Scoring, and More

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Dec 18, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

The GACE is the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators, a group of tests that help educators in the state of Georgia. This Georgia teacher certification is an important step for future and current educators, as it provides both certification and recertification. Read on for an overview of the GACE Tests and helpful resources.

 

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What Is the FTCE General Knowledge Test?

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Dec 11, 2019 5:00:00 PM

General Education

The FTCE is a group of tests that are used to certify teachers of all levels in Florida according to the state standards. The FTCE is a major step in becoming certified to teach at public schools, and there are specific requirements depending on what kind of teacher you intend to be, and at what level.

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What Is the CSET? Registration, Practice, and Results

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Dec 10, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

The CSET is a group of tests administered by the state of California to provide teacher credentialing. The CSET offers many single subject test options, which makes it a key credentialing system for teachers at all levels. CSETs can be taken to show proficiency in knowledge and teaching multiple subjects, or for showing expertise in one area of education.

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Understanding The Yellow Wallpaper: Summary and Analysis

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Dec 8, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s classic short story, "The Yellow Wallpaper" tells the story of a young woman’s gradual descent into psychosis. "The Yellow Wallpaper" is often cited as an early feminist work that predates a woman’s right to vote in the United States. The author was involved in first-wave feminism, and her other works questioned the origins of the subjugation of women, particularly in marriage. "

The Yellow Wallpaper" is a widely read work that asks difficult questions about the role of women, particularly regarding their mental health and right to autonomy and self-identity. We’ll go over The Yellow Wallpaper summary, themes and symbols, The Yellow Wallpaper analysis, and some important information about the author.

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