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Halle Edwards

Halle Edwards graduated from Stanford University with honors. In high school, she earned 99th percentile ACT scores as well as 99th percentile scores on SAT subject tests. She also took nine AP classes, earning a perfect score of 5 on seven AP tests. As a graduate of a large public high school who tackled the college admission process largely on her own, she is passionate about helping high school students from different backgrounds get the knowledge they need to be successful in the college admissions process.

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The 4 Best AP US History Textbooks, Reviewed

Posted by Halle Edwards | Feb 15, 2020 1:53:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

What are the best AP US History textbooks you can buy? Which books should you use in your course and AP exam prep? In this article, we'll go over the most popular APUSH textbooks as well as some books to consider if you're self-studying or on a budget. Read on if you're looking to get your own AP US History textbook!

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The Best AP US History Notes to Study With

Posted by Halle Edwards | Feb 12, 2020 2:19:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Want some notes to help break down your AP US History class? Or are you looking to brush up on a historical period you're having a hard time remembering?

We have detailed notes organized by US History units, which work with the most recent AP US History guidelines. Read on to get help with AP US History and learn how to prepare for the test.

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Official ACT to SAT (New 1600 and Old 2400) Conversion Charts

Posted by Halle Edwards | Feb 3, 2020 3:00:00 PM

SAT versus ACT, ACT General Info, SAT General Info

One of the first thoughts you might have after getting back your ACT or SAT score is how well you would have done on the other test. Luckily, SAT to ACT conversion (and ACT to SAT conversion) is possible!

In this post, we provide conversion charts from the test makers themselves to help you with score conversions between both the current and old versions of the SAT and the ACT. We also look at whether certain colleges go easier on the SAT or ACT—and what you can do about it.

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The Best AP US History Quizzes You Should Be Taking

Posted by Halle Edwards | Feb 3, 2020 2:01:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Looking for some AP US History quizzes to use in your study sessions? You're in luck. We've got a long list of quizzes you can use throughout the year and in the spring as you're studying for the AP exam. Read on to get an AP US History workout!

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Which Colleges Require All ACT Scores Sent?

Posted by Halle Edwards | Feb 1, 2020 8:30:00 AM

ACT Logistics

Wondering which colleges require you to send all your ACT scores when you apply? We have a list here of the most popular schools that require all scores, as well as a guide to looking up this information for any school in the country. Read on to learn which colleges want to see your entire ACT testing history.

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Every AP World History Practice Test Available

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jan 30, 2020 6:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Need some free resources to help you prepare for the AP World History exam? This complete collection of AP World History practice tests offers tons of links to free multiple-choice questions, free-response questions, and even a full-length practice test. Read on to learn how to use these resources and get links to hundreds of AP World History practice questions.

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The Best AP World History Study Guide: 6 Key Tips

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jan 30, 2020 6:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Are you taking AP World History this year? Or considering taking it at some point in high school? Then you need to read this AP World History study guide. Instead of cramming every single name, date, and place into your head, learn how to study for the AP World History exam so that you can learn the major ideas and feel ready for test day. We'll also go over some key strategies you can use to help you prepare effectively.

The AP World History test is challengingjust 8.6% of test takers got a 5 in 2019. But if you study correctly throughout the year, you could be one of the few students who aces this test. Below are six tips to follow in order to be well prepared for the AP World History exam. Read through each one, apply them to your test prep, and you'll be well on your way to maximizing your AP score!

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The Best AP US History Books: Full Expert Reviews

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jan 25, 2020 8:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Need some help studying for AP US History? Look no further. In this post, we cover the best AP US History books, from textbooks to prep books and even study tools such as flashcards and websites. Read on to get the best help you can get for studying for the AP US History exam.

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The SAT Scores You Need for Nursing Programs

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jan 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM

SAT/ACT Score Target

Are you wondering the kind of SAT scores you need to get into nursing schools? Applying for undergraduate nursing programs is simpler than you might think, but it's important to make sure you understand exactly what's expected of you.

This article will explain everything you need to know about applying to nursing school, including the different types of nursing programs that are available, the current average SAT/ACT scores for nursing school students, and what you need to do to make your application stand out. We'll also go through some examples of great nursing schools so you can see their SAT requirements.

Read on to find out the SAT nursing scores you need and to get tips for a successful nursing school application!

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Best Character Analysis: Nick Carraway – The Great Gatsby

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jan 13, 2020 4:00:00 PM

Book Guides

Nick Carraway is The Great Gatsby's narrator, but he isn't the protagonist (main character).

This makes Nick himself somewhat tricky to observe, since we see the whole novel through his eyes. How can you watch the narrator? This difficulty is compounded by the fact that Nick is an unreliable narrator—basically, a narrator who doesn't always tell us the truth about what's happening.

In this post we will explore what we objectively know about Nick, what he does in the novel, his famous lines, common essay topics/discussion topics about Nick, and finally some FAQs about Mr. Carraway.

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Best Character Analysis: Jordan Baker - The Great Gatsby

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jan 13, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Book Guides

You know that friend of yours who loves to gossip yet always downplays any drama they get into themselves? Jordan Baker in The Great Gatsby is like that friend. A close friend of Daisy Buchanan's, Jordan dates Nick Carraway during the novel and plays a crucial role in reuniting Daisy with the titular Jay Gatsby.

A couple of years younger than Daisy, Jordan is single and a professional golfer, which sets her apart from her married friend. In fact, Jordan is Daisy's opposite in many ways, as we will explore in this guide! Read in for a complete guide to Jordan's appearance, plot points, major quotes, and character analysis!

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Best Character Analysis: Tom Buchanan - The Great Gatsby

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jan 13, 2020 1:00:00 PM

Book Guides

Tom Buchanan—hulking, hyper-masculine, aggressive, and super-rich—is The Great Gatsby's chief representative of old money, and (in a book with many unlikeable people) one of the book's least sympathetic characters. He is Gatsby's rival for Daisy's love, but he is also caught up in an affair with Myrtle Wilson that proves fatal for many involved.

So what's important to understand about Tom? What are his motivations? Is there anything sympathetic about him at all? Find out here!

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Best Character Analysis: Daisy Buchanan - The Great Gatsby

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jan 13, 2020 10:41:00 AM

Book Guides

In The Great Gatsby, Daisy Fay Buchanan is the object of Jay Gatsby's singular obsession, which means in many ways she is the center of the novel. But despite this, there is quite a bit we don't know about Daisy Buchanan as a character—her inner thoughts, her desires, and even her motivations can be hard to read.

So what do we know about Daisy, and what would a typical analysis of her look like? Learn all about Daisy, The Great Gatsby's most alluring, controversial character, through her description, actions, famous quotes, and a detailed character analysis.

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Best Character Analysis: Jay Gatsby - The Great Gatsby

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jan 13, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Book Guides

The man, the myth, the legend, Jay Gatsby is the titular hero of The Great Gatsby.

Nick first comes to know him as an incredibly wealthy, mysterious man who throws lavish parties, but we eventually learn his background: a boy from humble origins who is desperate to win back the love of a rich woman, Daisy, and loses everything in his last attempt to win her over.

So where did Gatsby get his money? Does he actually love Daisy? And what's so "great" about him anyway? This guide explains Gatsby's rags-to-riches story, what he does in the novel, his most famous lines, and common essay topics. Read on for an in-depth guide to all things Jay Gatsby.

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Most Important Themes in Great Gatsby, Analyzed

Posted by Halle Edwards | Jan 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Book Guides

Need to write about a theme for a Great Gatsby assignment or just curious about what exactly a theme is? Not sure where to start? Learn here what a theme is, what the main themes in The Great Gatsby are, and what the best tips for writing about themes for your English/Language Arts class essays are.

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