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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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2 Easy Examples of the Law of Conservation of Mass

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jun 10, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Chemistry is an important subject that you’ll definitely need to know if you’re planning to pursue a chemistry or other science major in college. One thing you should be familiar with is the law of conservation of mass. What is it? And how is it used in chemistry?

Keep reading to learn what the law of conservation of mass is and how it came to be. We will also give you some law of conservation of mass examples to help you understand the concept better.

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ACT vs SAT: 11 Key Differences to Help You Pick the Right Test

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jun 9, 2019 12:00:00 PM

SAT versus ACT

You’ve probably heard of the ACT and SAT, but how different are these two tests really? In this extensive ACT vs SAT analysis, we look at the top 11 differences between the ACT and SAT and explain what these differences mean for you. And to conclude, we give you tips on how to decide whether you should take the ACT or SAT.

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What Are Good SAT Scores for Colleges? 101 Schools + Advice

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jun 9, 2019 12:00:00 PM

SAT/ACT Score Target

As you apply to college, it's important to understand how high of an SAT score you will need to aim for on test day. This raises the question: what are good SAT scores for colleges? And not just any colleges, but your colleges specifically?

In this article, we’ll examine the SAT scores needed for college and how these scores can vary due to differences in factors such as school prestige and competitiveness. We’ll then show you how to look for average SAT scores for colleges and how to set your own SAT goal score.

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What Does a College Acceptance Letter Say? Expert Guide

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jun 3, 2019 1:51:00 PM

College Admissions

Whereas fall means college application season, spring means admission notifications time. All high school seniors want to get a college acceptance letter to their top-choice school. But what exactly does an admittance letter look like? And what does it say?

In this article, we go over what information a typical college acceptance letter includes and show you real college acceptance letter samples so you can get an idea of what they look like. We also give you our top four tips for what to do after you get an admittance letter.

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When Do College Acceptance Letters Arrive for Regular Decision? For Early Decision or Early Action?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jun 3, 2019 1:32:00 PM

College Admissions, College Info

Applying to college is a confusing and stressful process, but waiting to hear back from the colleges you applied to can be just as anxiety-inducing. When do college acceptance letters arrive?

In this guide, we explain when to expect to receive your college decision notifications. We also give you a chart of estimated college acceptance dates for 2019 and offer helpful tips on what to do as you wait for your college acceptance letters.

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The 14 Best Information Technology Schools

Posted by Hannah Muniz | May 28, 2019 3:00:00 PM

College Info, General Education

Information technology is a growing field, with more and more students looking to major in IT or a related subject. If you’re thinking of an IT major or maybe even a master’s degree, it’s vital that you know what the best information technology schools are.

In this guide, we explain what an information technology school is and what kinds of jobs you can get with a degree in IT before presenting the 14 top information technology schools, including the best online schools for information technology. We’ll then wrap up with some tips on how to find the best information technology school for you.

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

Posted by Hannah Muniz | May 26, 2019 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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The 9 Best Criminal Justice Schools

Posted by Hannah Muniz | May 22, 2019 6:00:00 PM

College Info, General Education

Are you passionate about law and preventing crime? Curious about how punishment and prisons work? Then a criminal justice degree would probably be a good fit for you. But how can you find good criminal justice schools to apply to?

In this article, we go over what criminal justice schools are, why people choose to earn degrees in the field, and how you can learn to identify top criminal justice schools, both in-person and online. We then give you a list of our picks for the nine best criminal justice schools.

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Bachelor's Degree: How Many Years Does It Take?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | May 21, 2019 7:00:00 PM

College Info, General Education

Wait—a bachelor’s degree is how many years? Most Americans wouldn’t hesitate to say, "Four." But as it turns out, this isn’t always the case—and certainly doesn’t have to be for you if you’d rather graduate early!

In this guide, we address one of students' biggest questions about college: how many years is a bachelor’s degree, and how can you shorten this time frame? Read on to learn what a typical bachelor's degree entails in terms of credits and classes, how long bachelor's programs generally are, and how you can reduce the time it will take you to earn a bachelor's degree. We'll also cover the biggest drawbacks of getting your degree in less than four years.

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Do You Need a High School Diploma?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | May 21, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Other High School, General Education

If you didn't graduate from high school, going back and finishing it so you can finally get your high school diploma is a practical step. But if you’re an adult well past your teenage years, the prospect of going back to high school can be pretty intimidating. Fortunately, there are alternative ways adults can earn a high school diploma.

Read on to learn more about what the general steps are for getting a high school diploma, how important having the physical diploma is, whether you can attend college without a high school diploma, and what your options are for legitimate adult high school diploma programs.

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How to Find the Mean of a Set of Numbers: Formula and Examples

Posted by Hannah Muniz | May 20, 2019 5:00:00 PM

General Education

Are you taking the SAT or ACT and want to make sure you know how to work with data sets? Or maybe you’re looking to refresh your memory for a high school or college math class. Whatever the case, it’s important you know how to find the mean of a data set.

We'll explain what the mean is used for in math, how to calculate the mean, and what problems about the mean can look like.

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How to Get Your GED Online: The 4 Best Courses

Posted by Hannah Muniz | May 20, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Other High School, General Education

No high school diploma? Then you might be thinking about taking the GED test. Can you take the GED online? What about online GED courses?

In this guide, we’ll discuss what the overall GED process entails and why you can’t actually take the GED online (even though it would definitely be more convenient!). We’ll also give you our top picks for the best online GED classes.

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Should You Get an Early Childhood Education Degree?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | May 19, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

If you love working with kids, an early childhood education degree might be for you. In this growing field, a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education is becoming more and more necessary to get the job you want.

Read on to learn what an early childhood education degree entails, the main differences between an early childhood education associate degree and a bachelor’s degree, and whether you actually need a graduate degree in the field. We’ll also look at the seven best schools offering an early childhood education degree online.

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The 30 Best Psychology Master's Programs and How to Pick

Posted by Hannah Muniz | May 15, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

Regardless of whether you majored in psychology as an undergrad or are just now realizing you have an invested interest in the field, a psychology master’s program could be a great fit for you, especially if you're not sure about pursuing a doctorate.

In this guide, we look at what kinds of psychology master’s programs are out there and what the point of these programs is in terms of how they help you build a career. Moreover, we'll present you with a list of the best psychology master's programs for various kinds of psychology.

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Should I Get a Master's Degree? 6 Factors to Consider

Posted by Hannah Muniz | May 8, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Whether you've already graduated or are about to graduate from college, if you're asking yourself, "Should I get a master’s degree?" it’s time to dig deep and find the answer. A master's degree can be useful for particular careersbut it's also expensive and time-consuming. So is a master’s degree right for you?

In this guide, we go over what a master's degree is, four key questions to ask yourself before you decide to get one, the pros and cons of getting one, and three tips to help you decide on the best master’s degree program for you.

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