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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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4 Top Tips for University of Michigan Supplemental Essays

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 9, 2019 2:00:00 PM

College Essays

The University of Michigan is one of the highest-ranked universities in the nation and is therefore a popular choice for many students, especially those in Michigan and the Midwest. At present, U-M's got a relatively low acceptance rate of just 23%.

If you’re planning to apply to this coveted university, then you’ll need to know how to write your best University of Michigan supplemental essay possible. Read on to learn what the University of Michigan supplemental essays entail and to get some advice on answering the various prompts. We also give you real University of Michigan essay examples and general tips for producing a great college essay.

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To Be or Not to Be: Analyzing Hamlet's Soliloquy

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 9, 2019 9:00:00 AM

General Education

"To be, or not to be, that is the question."

It’s a line we’ve all heard at some point (and very likely quoted as a joke), but do you know where it comes from and the meaning behind the words? "To be or not to be" is actually the first line of a famous soliloquy from William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet.

In this comprehensive guide, we give you the full text of the Hamlet "To be or not to be" soliloquy and discuss everything there is to know about it, from what kinds of themes and literary devices it has to its cultural impact on society today.

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SAT Score Range: 3 Steps to Understanding Your Score

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 8, 2019 12:00:00 PM

SAT General Info

Confused about the SAT score range? It's no secret that the SAT has undergone drastic changes since 2016, shifting from a 2400-point scale to a markedly narrower 1600-point scale. But what do these numbers mean for you? And how can you use SAT score ranges to determine the scores you need for college?

First, we'll discuss the current SAT scores range for the exam as a whole and for each SAT section and subsection. After, we’ll take a close look at how SAT scores are distributed among test takers, explain why colleges maintain different SAT score ranges, and teach you how to set your own SAT goal score.

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11 Top Resources for NCLEX Questions and Practice Tests

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 6, 2019 5:00:00 PM

General Education

To become a licensed nurse, you’ll need to pass the NCLEX exam. One of the best ways to prepare for this is to practice with sample NCLEX questions and full-length tests. These questions help you get a better feel for what you can expect on exam day and what your biggest weaknesses are. But where can you find high-quality NCLEX practice questions and an official NCLEX practice test?

Here, we introduce our picks for the 11 best resources you can use for NCLEX questions and practice tests, from official materials to prep books and free NCLEX questions. We also give you a handful of essential tips to know for using these resources wisely.

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What's a Good ACT Score for 2020?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 6, 2019 12:00:00 PM

SAT/ACT Score Target

No matter what time of year it is, there's always an ACT test date right around the corner. What's a good ACT score for 2020? And how can you determine what score you should aim for on test day?

In this comprehensive guide, we introduce three possible ways you can define good ACT scores for 2020. We also take a look at how the definition of good ACT scores has changed in recent years.

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11 Allusion Examples in Literature, Poetry, and Life

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 3, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Literary devices are often used to enhance one’s writing and make it more appealing or interesting to the reader. One popular literary device is the allusion. What does an allusion in poetry look like? And what are some allusion examples in literature?

In this article, we'll be giving you 11 allusion examples, from those in poetry and literature to ones often used in everyday conversation. We'll also go over two tips for identifying allusions in a text. But first, what is allusion exactly?

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What Is the Plot of a Story? The 5 Parts of the Narrative

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

General Education

When we talk about stories, we tend to use the word "plot." But what is plot exactly? How does it differ from a story, and what are the primary features that make up a well-written plot? We answer these questions here and show you real plot examples from literature. But first, let’s take a look at the basic plot definition.

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What Is a Montessori School? 7 Key Tenets of Montessori Education

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 2, 2019 10:00:00 PM

General Education

Ever wondered, "What is a Montessori school?" Then you’ve come to the right place! A Montessori school is a type of school (preschool, elementary school, or secondary school) that follows a unique educational philosophy developed by Maria Montessori over 100 years ago.

In this guide, we go over the Montessori definition, the typical Montessori school cost, the history behind the educational method, and the seven key tenets of a Montessori education.

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What Is an Epilogue? Definition and Examples

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 2, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Ever read the final chapter of a book only to turn the page and be met with something called an "epilogue"? (I’m guessing yes since you're reading this!) An epilogue is a useful literary device that many authors and playwrights like to use in their works.

In this guide, we'll give you the epilogue definition, explain the various purposes of epilogues in literature, provide you with real epilogue examples, and go over four useful tips for writing your very own epilogue.

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How to Find the Area of a Triangle: Formula and Examples

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 2, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Geometry can be fun, but it can also give you a massive headache if you’re not sure what formulas to use or how to approach a problem.

Triangles especially have a lot of unique qualities and formulas you need to know, including the area of triangle formula. How can you figure out the area of a triangle? It’s not as simple as it is for rectanglesbut it’s also not as difficult as you might think.

In this guide, we'll go over how to find the area of a triangle and give you sample problems and tips you can use to further sharpen your skills.

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The PEMDAS Rule: Understanding Order of Operations

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 2, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Everyone who’s taken a math class in the US has heard the acronym "PEMDAS" before. But what does it mean exactly? Here, we will explain in detail the PEMDAS meaning and how it’s used before giving you some sample PEMDAS problems so you can practice what you’ve learned.

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250+ Words to Describe Yourself in Any Situation

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 2, 2019 11:00:00 AM

General Education

One skill everyone should have, whether you’re applying to college or for a job, is how to describe yourself in a way that's both accurate and unique. In other words, what are some interesting, eye-catching words to describe yourself with?

We list more than 250 describing words and give you tips for figuring out how to pick words that best suit you and your personality. But first, what are some situations in which you’d need to know describing words?

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53 Metaphor Examples in Literature, Music, and Everyday Life

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

General Education

If you’re a writer or poet, you’ve likely heard of metaphorsand might even be a fan of using them in your own writing. Metaphors bring power, persuasiveness, and beauty to the written word.

Here, we explain what a metaphor is and list 50+ metaphor examples in literature, popular songs, famous quotations, and more. We also provide you with some tips on how to come up with unique metaphors of your own.

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What Is the ASVAB Test?

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

General Education

Thinking of joining the United States military? Then you’ll need to take something called the ASVAB to enlist in your desired branch. This exam requirement applies to all branches and most reserves, with some exceptions. So what is the ASVAB test exactly? What does it test you on and how is it scored? These are the main questions we answer in this comprehensive guide to the ASVAB test.

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What Is a Good ASVAB Score?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 1, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

To join the US military, you need to first talk to a recruiter and take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, or ASVAB, a multiple-choice test used to determine your ability to succeed in the military. But what are good ASVAB scores? What are good ASVAB scores for Army hopefuls? What is a good Air Force ASVAB score?

We'll go over how the ASVAB is scored and give you a list of the minimum required ASVAB scores you’ll need to enlist in different military branches. We’ll also offer some helpful tips for preparing for the ASVAB test.

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