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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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113 Great Research Paper Topics

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jan 25, 2020 12:00:00 PM

General Education

One of the hardest parts of writing a research paper can be just finding a good topic to write about. Fortunately we've done the hard work for you and have compiled a list of 113 interesting research paper topics. They've been organized into ten categories and cover a wide range of subjects so you can easily find the best topic for you.

In addition to the list of good research topics, we've included advice on what makes a good research paper topic and how you can use your topic to start writing a great paper.

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105 Interesting Persuasive Speech Topics for Any Project

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jan 25, 2020 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Are you struggling to find good persuasive speech topics? It can be hard to find a topic that interests both you and your audience, but in this guide we've done the hard work and created a list of 105 great persuasive speech ideas. They're organized into ten categories and cover a variety of topics, so you're sure to find one that interests you.

In addition to our list, we also go over which factors make good persuasive speech topics and three tips you should follow when researching and writing your persuasive speech.

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How to Graduate High School Early: 5 Key Steps

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jan 25, 2020 10:48:00 AM

Coursework/GPA

Are you a high school student who's thinking about graduating early? Maybe you have an exciting internship offer, want to start college early, or are interested in jumping right into the workforce.

The good news is that graduating high school early is often not as challenging as many people might think it is. This guide will give you all the tips and information you need to know about how to graduate from high school early in an easy and hassle-free way. It will also help you decide whether graduating early is ultimately the right decision for you.

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How to Prepare for Pre-Med in High School

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jan 24, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Coursework/GPA

Are you a high school student with dreams of studying pre-med in college and becoming a doctor? Maybe you've heard how difficult it can be to get into med school and are trying to plan ahead in order to raise your chances of acceptance? Well, you've come to the right place!

This guide will go over everything you can do in high school to make yourself more prepared to begin a pre-med program in college. I'll go over the classes you should be taking, the extracurriculars you should be participating in, and what you need to be thinking about as a high school student.

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The Complete List of High School Classes

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jan 23, 2020 6:22:00 PM

Coursework/GPA

Are you wondering which classes to take in high school? Do you want to find out what courses may be offered for each subject?

We've compiled a complete list of high school classes for you to see all the possible course options high school students may have. We'll cover everything from science and math to electives and the humanities.

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How to Transfer High Schools: A Complete Guide

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jan 23, 2020 10:49:00 AM

Coursework/GPA

Are you transferring high schools or will be transferring soon? Are you wondering how this will affect your high school transcripts, when you'll graduate, and how schools view your college applications? Then this guide is for you!

Read on to learn how to transfer high schools, what it means for your future, and the steps you can take in order to make this process as smooth and easy as possible.

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How to Get a Copy of Your High School Diploma: 2 Scenarios

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jan 22, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Other High School, Coursework/GPA

Do you need a copy of your high school diploma and are wondering how to get it? Perhaps you need your diploma for a job or college, but you can't find your original copy. High school diplomas can be required for a variety of reasons, and it's important to have a copy of yours on hand.

This guide will go over each step you need to follow in order to get a copy of your high school diploma, whether you graduated recently or years ago.

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Connotation and Denotation: What's the Difference?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jan 22, 2020 10:00:00 AM

General Education

Confused about the difference between connotation and denotation? Not sure how it’s possible for one word to have many connotations? Connotation and denotation both refer to word meanings, but they’re very different concepts. Read this guide to learn the denotation definition, connotation definition, how you can remember which is which, and what connotation and denotation examples look like.

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How to Write a Great Community Service Essay

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jan 20, 2020 12:30:00 PM

College Admissions, Extracurriculars

Are you applying to a college or a scholarship that requires a community service essay? Do you know how to write an essay that will impress readers and clearly show the impact your work had on yourself and others?

Read on to learn step-by-step instructions for writing a great community service essay that will help you stand out and be memorable.

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What's the Standard High School Curriculum You Should Take?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jan 19, 2020 10:43:00 AM

Coursework/GPA

Are you wondering what a typical high school curriculum looks like? Do you want to know what classes you'll be taking as a high school student?

Read this guide to learn about the standard high school curriculum, high school graduation requirements, and what classes colleges expect you to have taken.

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What Is Class Rank? What Is a Good Rank?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jan 18, 2020 2:30:00 PM

Coursework/GPA

Have you heard of class rank but aren't sure what it is? Maybe you want to know why class rank is important or how you can figure out what a good class rank is. And, by the way, what is a good class rank?

We have answers to all these questions! Read on to learn what class rank is, how schools calculate it, and how it's important for your future.

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The 11 Natural Log Rules You Need to Know

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jan 17, 2020 6:00:00 PM

Other High School

If you're taking a high school or college math class, you'll likely cover natural logs. But what are natural logs? What is ln? Why does the letter e keep showing up?

Natural logs may seem difficult, but once you understand a few key natural log rules, you'll be able to easily solve even very complicated-looking problems. In this guide, we explain the four most important natural logarithm rules, discuss other natural log properties you should know, go over several examples of varying difficulty, and explain how natural logs differ from other logarithms.

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What Is the Density of Water? By Temperature and Unit

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jan 17, 2020 4:00:00 PM

Other High School

What is the density of water? Does it matter what the temperature is? How can you figure out the density of other objects and liquids?

In this guide we explain water density, provide a chart you can use to find the density of water at different temperatures, and explain three different ways to calculate density.

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Should You Drop A Class? Does It Look Bad? Why?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jan 17, 2020 4:00:00 PM

Coursework/GPA

Are you struggling in a class or simply not enjoying it and wondering if you should drop it? Are you worried about how this might look to colleges and future employers? Should you drop a class?

Read this guide to learn about the benefits and drawbacks to dropping and how to decide whether or not you should drop a class.

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How to Get Your High School Transcript

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jan 17, 2020 9:48:00 AM

Coursework/GPA

Do you need a copy of your transcript in order to apply to college, find a job, or for your own personal use, but aren't sure how to get one? This guide will explain why you need a high school transcript and how you can get yours, even if you are no longer a high school student.

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