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Hannah Muniz

Hannah received her MA in Japanese Studies from the University of Michigan and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California. From 2013 to 2015, she taught English in Japan via the JET Program. She is passionate about education, writing, and travel.

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When Is the June SAT? Should You Take It?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jul 15, 2020 12:00:00 PM

SAT General Info

As some people are preparing for summer, others are preparing for the SAT. If you’re a junior thinking of taking the SAT before senior year, the June SAT can give you a chance to raise your scores and get a head start on the college application process.

In this article, we'll tell you everything you need to know about the June SAT, including when it is, when its registration deadlines are, and when scores are expected to come out. We’ll also give you a detailed list of the pros and cons of the June SAT to help you decide whether this test date is ultimately right for you.

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When Is the March SAT? Should You Take It?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jul 11, 2020 7:35:00 PM

SAT Logistics, SAT General Info

Ah, spring. While most students are already celebrating the coming end to the school year, others are busy studying for the March SAT. This raises a critical question: exactly who should take the March SAT? Should you? Or would another test date work better for you and your schedule?

Read on to learn when the upcoming March SAT is, when scores will be released online and to the colleges you chose, and the biggest pros and cons of this popular spring test date.

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SAT Curve: Is It Real?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jul 11, 2020 11:00:00 AM

SAT General Info

Many high school tests are curved, but what about the SAT? Is the SAT curved? Can when or whom you take the exam with affect your final SAT score?

In this article, we'll answer all of your questions about the SAT curve. First, we'll closely examine whether there actually is an SAT curve and discuss how the SAT is scored. We'll then look at SAT curve trends and give you tips on how you can use SAT curves to your advantage.

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UC vs CSU: What’s the Difference? Which Is Better?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jun 2, 2020 4:00:00 PM

College Info

UC vs CSU: they might have similar letters, but they're definitely not the same thing! The University of California and the California State University are two highly regarded public university systems based throughout California. But what is the difference between UC and CSU? How are the UC and CSU schools different and how are they alike?

In this UC vs CSU guide, we give you a comprehensive comparison of Cal State vs UC and go over what these differences and similarities mean for you and your college choices. First, though, let’s take a look at what the UC schools and CSU schools actually are, starting with the UC system.

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Caltech vs MIT: Which Is Better?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | May 30, 2020 12:00:00 PM

College Info

If you want to major in science, technology, or a related field, then you've likely heard of Caltech and MIT, two of the most prestigious technological institutes in the US. But is Caltech or MIT the better university? More importantly, which school will be a better fit for you?

In this complete Caltech vs MIT guide, we go over the main differences between Caltech and MIT, and introduce the critical factors you must consider when deciding whether Caltech or MIT is the right choice for you. But first, let's look at what types of schools Caltech and MIT actually are.

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When Is the April ACT? Should You Take It?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | May 27, 2020 3:00:00 PM

ACT General Info


If you're planning to take the ACT in the spring, you might be wondering: should you take the April ACT? Or will you be better off taking the ACT on a different test date?

In this article, we cover everything you need to know about the April ACT, including when the exam is, whether your scores will get to your schools in time, and the pros and cons of taking the ACT in April.

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PreACT Practice Tests: Where to Find Them and How to Prep

Posted by Hannah Muniz | May 24, 2020 12:00:00 PM

ACT General Info, Other High School

Getting ready to take the PreACT? Then you might be wondering whether you should prep for it—and what resources you can use. Is there a PreACT practice test you can take? What kinds of PreACT resources does ACT, Inc. offer?

Keep reading to learn why it's a good idea to lightly prep for the PreACT, and get a comprehensive list of the best PreACT practice tests and materials you can use in your studying.

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53 Stellar College Essay Topics to Inspire You

Posted by Hannah Muniz | May 20, 2020 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

Most colleges and universities in the United States require applicants to submit at least one essay as part of their application. But trying to figure out what college essay topics you should choose is a tricky process. There are so many potential things you could write about!

In this guide, we go over the essential qualities that make for a great college essay topic and give you 50+ college essay topics you can use for your own statement. In addition, we provide you with helpful tips for turning your college essay topic into a stellar college essay.

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What Are the Different Learning Styles?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 29, 2020 1:00:00 PM

General Education

You’ve more than likely been asked what your learning style is at some point in your life. Are you a visual learner, an auditory learner, or a tactile learner? But the truth is, there’s much, much more to learning styles than these three basic categories.

In this article, we’ll explain the learning styles definition, where these theories come from, and whether they’re real. We’ll also give you a five-minute learning style quiz and some tips for how to make the most of your own learning style. Let’s dive in!

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What Is a Baccalaureate Degree? How Does It Differ From a Bachelor's?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 23, 2020 11:00:00 AM

College Info

Baccalaureate degree vs bachelor’s degree: you’ve likely heard and used that second term before, but maybe you’re not so sure what the first one means. Is it a different type of degree altogether? What is a baccalaureate degree and what does it do?

This article will go over the baccalaureate degree meaning, explain how it differs from other types of degrees, and introduce the different kinds of baccalaureate degrees you can get. To wrap up, we’ll give you some tips for helping you determine whether a baccalaureate program is ultimately right for you.

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50+ Types of Engineering Degrees: Which Is Right for You?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 22, 2020 10:00:00 AM

General Education

Engineering is one of the most popular and lucrative STEM fields out there. You likely know several people who are majoring in or planning to major in a specific engineering field. But what types of engineering can you choose from? And how do they differ from one another?

In this article, we will take an in-depth look at the types of degrees in engineering available, as well as what types of engineering jobs you could get with that degree. We'll also go over salary info, job growth rates, and how you can find the ideal engineering major for you.

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8 Essential Tips for Homeschooling During COVID-19

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 21, 2020 1:00:00 PM

General Education

Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, many parents and students are being told to stay home so they can reduce the spread of the virus. But this has led to some bewilderment over how parents can effectively homeschool their children while schools remain closed.

If you, like so many other parents, are completely new to homeschooling, then you've come to the right place. In this article, we introduce to you the eight best homeschooling tips, from how to set up a good homeschool schedule to why it's important to go easy on yourself in this trying time.

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The Best Career Quiz to Help You Plan Your Future

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 16, 2020 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Whether you’re a student or an adult hoping to change trajectories, an online career quiz can help you get a better sense of what professional skills you have and what jobs could work best for your personality. So where can you find a high-quality career aptitude test?

In this article, we explain what exactly a job quiz does, present our very own short and easy career quiz, and introduce the top five career tests available for free online.

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Penn State vs UPenn: Which Is Ivy League?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 15, 2020 5:00:00 PM

College Info

The University of Pennsylvania vs Penn State University: you’ve likely heard of these schools (and maybe even thought they were the same thing!). But do you know the basic differences between them? In addition, many people are aware that one of these schools is part of the Ivy League, but which one is it? Is Penn State Ivy League? Or is Penn Ivy League?

We answer all these questions here in our complete UPenn vs Penn State guide. We’ll then go over the pros and cons of attending each university and provide you with key tips for figuring out which school is a better match for you.

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What Is a Prospective Student?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 9, 2020 5:00:00 PM

College Info

If you're in high school, you've likely heard the term "prospective student" used before in relation to colleges and applications. But what is a prospective student exactly? Is it someone who is applying to college? Or is it someone who’s already been accepted to a particular college? (Or is it both?)

Read on for an in-depth look at the prospective student meaning and for helpful tips on what you can do as a prospective student yourself.

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