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Christine Sarikas

Christine graduated from Michigan State University with degrees in Environmental Biology and Geography and received her Master's from Duke University. In high school she scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT and was named a National Merit Finalist. She has taught English and biology in several countries.

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The Expert's Guide to the AP Microeconomics Exam

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | May 11, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Are you taking AP Microeconomics? If so, you'll likely be taking the AP exam this spring? In 2022, the AP Micro exam will be held on Friday, May 6, at 12 pm. Knowing what to expect from the Microeconomics exam will help you feel calm and confident on exam day.

Read this guide to learn everything you need to know about the AP Microeconomics exam, including what its format is, what questions will look like, and the steps you need to take in order to get your best score on the exam.

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The 11 Best Pharmacy Schools

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | May 4, 2022 5:00:00 PM

College Admissions

Is your career goal to become a pharmacist? If so, you're probably wondering where the best place to get a pharmacy degree is. Figuring out which pharmacy schools are best can be difficult, but we've done the hard work and compiled a list of the 11 best pharmacy schools in the United States.

Each of these best schools for pharmacy has a description that explains what makes it an excellent program, and we also include a list of questions to ask yourself to help you decide which is the best pharmacy program for you.

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How to Make the Most of Your High School Internship

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | May 2, 2022 5:00:00 PM

Extracurriculars

Are you a high school student interested in getting an internship? Internships are a great way to learn about different careers, as well as get experience that you can include on your resume and college applications. 

Read on to learn what the benefits of internships are, what work you’ll be doing, how to find a great internship for you, and how to get the most out of your internship experience.

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4 Top Tips for AP Statistics Free-Response Questions

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 24, 2022 12:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

The free-response section is usually the most intimidating part of the AP Statistics exam. You'll need to answer questions with multiple parts, show off your stats skills, and be able to explain each of your answers. However, once you understand the types of questions you'll be asked, the free-response section is actually pretty straightforward.

In this in-depth guide to the AP Statistics free-response section, we go over the types of questions you can expect to see, give sample questions with complete answer explanations, explain how you'll be graded, and provide tips to help you ace this section of the exam.

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The 5 Best AP Statistics Review Books to Prep for the Exam

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 24, 2022 12:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

If you're preparing for the AP Statistics exam, a prep book can be your best tool to help you reach the score you're aiming for.

However, not all prep books are created equal. In this guide, we go over the top five AP Statistics review books out there and give advice on whom each of them is best for. We also explain what you should look for in an AP Statistics book and how to make the most of your prep book during your studying.

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The Complete Guide to AP Environmental Science FRQs

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 23, 2022 9:43:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

AP Environmental Science is one of the most popular AP classes, but it also has one of the lowest average scores among test takers. In fact, more than half the students who take the APES exam don't pass it. Oftentimes, the hardest part of this test is the free-response section, which students struggle with because they aren't sure what to expect or what information graders are looking for.

Fortunately, this guide can help! We'll go over each type of AP Environmental Science FRQ, give sample problems and explanations, and offer tips to help you get your best score.

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The Best AP Environmental Science Review Guide

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 15, 2022 7:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Knowing how to review for an AP exam can be challenging. Based on average exam scores, it appears that many students who take AP Environmental Science don't adequately prepare for the final test.

Fortunately, if you're not sure where to start, this guide will walk you through the complete AP Environmental Science review process. We'll start by going over the format of the AP exam and what it covers, including sample questions. We'll then move on to helpful review strategies and the plan you should follow to prep for the exam.

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How Many College Credits Is an AP Class?

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 13, 2022 5:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Are you taking AP classes in high school and want to know if you'll be able to get college credit for them? It's not always possible to get college credit from AP classes, but many high school students do. How can you be one of them? Read this guide to find out! We'll walk you through the process and answer all the key questions such as, "How many college credits is an AP class worth?" "Are AP classes college credit?" and "How many college credits is AP world history?"

Let's get started!

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The Best AP Environmental Science Study Guide

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 11, 2022 10:13:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Are you studying for your AP Environmental Science class or the final AP test? Reviewing for any AP exam is tricky, and many students who take AP Enviro aren't sure how they should be studying.

This comprehensive AP Environmental Science study guide will walk you through how you can develop a review plan for AP Enviro, offer study tips, and provide links to notes and practice exams to make your review as effective as possible.

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The Best AP Environmental Science Notes to Study With

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 11, 2022 10:13:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

It's often a challenge to study for AP exams, AP Environmental Science included. Because this class covers so many different areas, such as science, law, and current events, it can be tough to keep your notes straight. Whether you're missing some notes or just want them organized more clearly, this guide is for you.

Here, we've put together a list of links to AP Environmental Science notes and vocabulary that you can easily browse through to supplement your studying. I'll also go over how to use these notes and wrap up with some tips to help make your prep as effective as it can be.

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Every AP Statistics Practice Test Available: Free and Official

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 10, 2022 6:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Are you taking the AP Statistics exam soon and want to make sure you're prepared? One of the best ways to measure your progress and figure out which areas you need to focus on is to take practice exams. There are a lot of AP Statistics practice exams available; however, some are higher-quality than others. Taking a poorly written practice exam can cause you to study the wrong things and give you an inaccurate picture of what the real AP exam will be like.

In this guide, I'll go over every AP Statistics practice test available, explain if and how you should use each one, and end with a schedule you can follow to help you incorporate practice tests into your study plans.

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Every AP Environmental Science Practice Test Available

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 10, 2022 6:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Are you preparing for the Environmental Science AP exam? One of the best ways to study for the test and figure out how well you're doing is to take practice tests. Practice tests let you see what kinds of questions you'll be asked on the exam and also help you figure out which subjects or types of questions you struggle with and need to review more. Finding practice tests can be time-consuming, and, unfortunately, not all AP practice tests are created equally when it comes to available materials.

But we're here to help. In this guide, we'll provide links to all AP Environmental Science practice tests that are currently available, point out which are the highest quality, and explain how you should be using them in your prep.

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Every AP Calculus AB Practice Test Available: Free and Official

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 10, 2022 5:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

One of the best ways to prepare for the AP Calculus AB exam, as well as stay on top of lessons in class throughout the year, is to take regular practice tests. Taking practice tests lets you estimate how well you'll do on the AP exam, shows you the areas you need to focus your studies on, and helps you become more comfortable with the format of the AP exam.

There are a ton of AB Calc practice tests available; however, not all of them are created equally. Taking a poorly written practice test can give you a false idea of what the real AP exam will be like and cause you to study the wrong things.

You can avoid those problems by reading this guide to AP Calculus AB practice tests. I'll go through every AP Calculus AB practice exam that's available, tell you which are highest quality, and explain how you should use practice tests when preparing for the AP exam as well as throughout the year.

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Is AP Computer Science Principles Hard?

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 5, 2022 3:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Before deciding to take any AP class, it's helpful to get an idea of whether you'll be able to manage the coursework and the exam. AP Computer Science Principles is less known by many students than more popular AP exams like US History and Biology, and many don't know what to expect from it.

Is AP Computer Science Principles hard? What if you're already pretty good at coding? (Or what if you've never coded before?) In this guide, we'll go over the five factors to consider when judging the difficulty of any AP class and explain how you can use this information to predict how hard AP Comp Sci Principles will be for you.  

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The Expert's Guide to the AP Music Theory Exam

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Mar 28, 2022 5:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Are you taking the AP Music Theory exam this spring and want to be well prepared on test day? The AP Music Theory exam in 2022 will be held on Friday, May 13, at 8 am. AP Music Theory is different from most other AP exams; it's more like a foreign language exam than anything else, with lots of audio clips and "translation." Knowing what to expect will go a long way to helping you feel confident on test day. 

In this guide, we'll answer all your pressing questions like, "What is on the AP Music Theory exam?" "Is AP Music Theory hard?" and, maybe most importantly, "Do you have to sing in AP Music Theory?" (spoiler: kind of!). Read on to learn all those answers and more.

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