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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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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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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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What Is a Charter School? Is One Right for You?

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Dec 3, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

 
You may be asking yourself: what is a charter school? Chances are you've heard these schools mentioned in the media or by members of the community. Charter schools are a public school option offered to students in some areas. They operate independently from the public school system, and are a viable option for some students. These schools offer many benefits for students and parents alike, but they’re not for everyone. In this article, we hope to help you gather some basic knowledge of the charter school definition and learn tools for understanding and researching schools to help understand if a charter is right for your child.
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The 24 Greek Alphabet Letters and What They Mean

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Dec 1, 2019 9:00:00 PM

General Education

The Ancient Greeks are known for their contributions to modern society. The Greeks are often thought of as the founders of philosophy, as well as early pioneers in literature, government, and more. The Greeks were also one of the first to develop a comprehensive, written language that surfaced around the 8th century B.C, and was used widely across the region.

Though the ancient Greek alphabet originally had multiple variants, The Euclidean Alphabet, which is still used today, has been used since the 4th century B.C. In addition to being used in the Greek language, Greek letters are also used as symbols in math and science, as well as in other fields. Below, we will go over the Greek letters as they’re used today, modern pronunciation, and their approximate English equivalents.

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The Number 0: What It Is and How to Use It

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Dec 1, 2019 1:00:00 PM

General Education

The number 0 has long stumped people who are learning math concepts. Is zero a number? How do we use it? Though we all know on some level that zero means none or nothing, that doesn’t always help us incorporate it into math problems. Below we will go over a few basic functions of zero and how to solve equations containing zero using those functions.

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What Is a Dragonfly? 10 Amazing Dragonfly Facts

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Dec 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

General Education

Dragonflies are large insects that are well-known for their bright colors and bulbous eyes. Dragonflies can be a little startling if you haven’t seen them around, due to their size and their ability to fly at high speeds.

A unique and beautiful insects, dragonflies are the subject of many myths and stories, and are common in art, jewelry, and more. An ancient insect, dragonflies are expert flyers and hunters, and their habits and lives are a fascinating look into nature and evolution. Why do dragonflies look the way they do? What do dragonflies eat?  We'll answer these questions and give more dragonfly facts in this guide.

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What Is a Dolphin Fish? 11 Fun Fish Facts

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Nov 21, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

A dolphin fish, also known as mahi-mahi, is a constant in tropical waters and, dare we say it, on seafood menus. While the dolphin fish is not actually a dolphin, it is a large, strong, fish that has a dorsal fin, which may inspire some comparisons to dolphins. The dolphin fish, like dolphins, are predators, and mainly roam the seas in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Hawaii. The dolphin fish is a brightly colored, vibrant fish that is an important part of ocean ecosystems.

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Is a BSN Degree Right for You? 6 Great Careers for Nursing Majors

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Nov 10, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

Nursing is one of the fastest growing professions, and there is a consistent demand for nurses and other medical employees all over the country. So chances are, you’ll be able to get a nursing job anywhere you live or want to live. There are also a lot of great career options and chances for advancement as a nurse, and you’ll be in a rewarding career in which you get to see the results of your work and care every day. We’ll go over how to get a BSN nursing degree and what that looks like for your future career.

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What Does the Dragonfly Symbolize? Unpacking Dragonfly Meaning

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Nov 6, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

 

Dragonflies are brightly colored insects known for their vibrant colors and flying abilities. They’ve often been the subject of myths and legends, and have been a part of our stories and art for as long as humans have been around. Even though they are an insect, dragonflies are often revered in some legends, and feared in others; regardless, they are a well-known symbol in many cultures.

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What Is Melody? How Is It Different From Harmony?

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Nov 6, 2019 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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Is a Criminal Justice Degree Right for You?

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Nov 4, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

A criminal justice degree is available as an Associates, Bachelors, or Masters degree, with many online degree possibilities, which makes it a great option for many students. Many criminal justice majors go onto work in law enforcement or enter law school, and a criminal justice degree can be a great first step for those who are passionate about understanding and preventing crime.

If your ultimate goal is to be a police officer, and you want to complete a bachelors before applying to the police department, it’s just as acceptable to major in something else. Other major may help you get a better job while you’re trying to get into police departments, which rely on testing, background investigations, physical fitness tests, and lengthy hiring processes. In this guide, we'll explain what a criminal justice degree is and give an overview of the best criminal justice schools.

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