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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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What Is the PSAT Test? Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Mar 6, 2021 12:00:00 PM

PSAT Info and Strategies

Most students know what the SAT is, but what is the PSAT? Sure, it's got "SAT" in its name, but is the PSAT actually connected to the SAT? More importantly, how does the PSAT test work and what is its purpose?

In this article, we'll answer your most pressing question: what is the PSAT test? We'll start by explaining the meaning of PSAT and why students typically elect to take it. We'll then go over the logistics of the test and how PSAT scoring works. Finally, we'll finish with a brief discussion about how important PSAT scores actually are for students.

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How to Register for the PSAT: 3 Simple Steps

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Mar 6, 2021 11:00:00 AM

PSAT Info and Strategies

Every autumn, sophomores and juniors have the opportunity to take the PSAT. But how exactly does the PSAT registration process work? Does everyone have the same PSAT sign up date? What does it cost to take the PSAT?

Here, we'll teach you everything you need to know about PSAT registration. We'll start with a brief overview of how registration works and then go over the three key steps you need to take in order to register for the PSAT. We'll also touch on how to register if you're homeschooled or living outside the US before finishing with our top tips for ensuring a smooth PSAT registration process.

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

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Mar 5, 2021 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 2021 and offer helpful tips on what to do as you wait for your college acceptance letters.

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PSAT Score Range: Where Do You Rank?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Feb 28, 2021 12:00:00 PM

PSAT Info and Strategies

Although the PSAT and SAT share many similarities, their score ranges are actually pretty different. Unlike the SAT score range, which has a maximum score of 1600, the PSAT score range only goes up to 1520. But why? What are the score ranges for each PSAT section? Also, can you use the PSAT scoring scale to predict your SAT score?

In this article, we'll go over the current PSAT scores range and PSAT score distribution. We'll then compare PSAT score ranges with SAT score ranges before concluding with a list of estimated PSAT score cutoffs for the National Merit Scholarship Program.

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The 13 Hardest College Majors to Challenge Yourself

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Feb 10, 2021 12:00:00 PM

College Info, General Education

What are the hardest college majors? You might assume it's all those complicated STEM majors—and you wouldn't necessarily be wrong.

In this article, we look at the various factors normally used to determine whether a major is hard before going over the 13 most difficult majors based on how many hours students typically spend each week preparing for classes. We also give you a few tips for finding the right college major for you.

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6 Expert Tips to Ace the AP Calculus AB Free Response

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Feb 5, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Many students opt to take a math AP exam, and Calculus AB is a popular choice since it's slightly easier than Calculus BC. But to get a high score on it, you'll need to do very well on the free-response section, which requires you to write out your answers to multi-step problems.

In this complete guide, we go over the AP Calculus AB Free Response section structure, provide examples to show you how it's graded and what a correct answer looks like, and give you some tips for acing this tricky section of the exam.

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Ivy Day 2021: What Is It, When Is It, and What to Do Next

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jan 26, 2021 12:30:00 PM

College Admissions, College Info

If you've applied or are currently applying to Ivy League schools, you've likely heard the phrase "Ivy Day." Ivy Day, or Ivy Admissions Day, is when all the Ivy League schools announce their admissions decisions for regular decision first-year applicants. This year, Ivy Day is April 6, 2021. This date is slightly later than usual, and we'll explain why later on in the article.

Keep reading to learn more about what to expect on Ivy Day, how to predict future Ivy Day dates, and what to do with your admissions decision(s) once Ivy Day is over.

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How to Get Your GED Online: The 4 Best Courses

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jan 23, 2021 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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When Is the March SAT? Should You Take It?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jan 17, 2021 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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The 19 Steps to Becoming a College Professor

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jan 16, 2021 12:00:00 PM

Other High School, College Info

Do you love conducting research and engaging with students? Can you envision yourself working in academia? Then you're probably interested in learning how to become a college professor. What are the basic requirements for becoming a college professor? What specific steps should you take in order to become one?

In this guide, we start with an overview of professors, taking a close look at their salary potential and employment growth rate. We then go over the basic college professor requirements before giving you a step-by-step guide on how to become one.

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SAT and ACT Test Dates: Find Your Best 2021 Testing Schedule

You know that you'll have to take the SAT or ACT and do well on it—but figuring out exactly when to take your exam can sometimes feel like the hardest part of the whole testing process. In this guide, we introduce all upcoming SAT and ACT dates for the 2020-2021 testing year and explain what factors you must consider before committing to a test date.

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The 14 Best Information Technology Schools

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Nov 9, 2020 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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The 30 Best Psychology Master's Programs and How to Pick

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Oct 26, 2020 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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MIT vs Harvard: Which Is Better?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Oct 18, 2020 6:00:00 PM

College Info

MIT and Harvard are two renowned institutions that consistently top national college ranking lists and are known for their premier academics, distinguished faculty, and vibrant communities. But which university is better: MIT or Harvard? More importantly, which is a better fit for you?

We give you a complete MIT vs Harvard comparison and introduce four essential factors you must consider to help you figure out which school is an ideal match for you. Before all that, though, let's take a look at what types of schools MIT and Harvard actually are.

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Caltech vs MIT: Which Is Better?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Oct 18, 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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