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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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The 7 Fundamental Cancer Traits and What They Mean for You

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jan 1, 2020 12:00:00 PM

General Education

If you were born between June 21 and July 22 (like me!), then your zodiac sign is Cancer, which is represented by the Crab and associated with things like the moon, water, and emotions. Some of the most well-known Cancer traits are kindness, emotional intelligence, and, yes, crabbiness.

Read on to learn all about the Cancer sign, including key Cancer traits, how Crabs behave in different kinds of relationships, what advice to know if you are a Cancer, and how to successfully connect with a Cancer.

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How to Register for the IELTS: 7 Steps to Pick a Test Date

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jan 1, 2020 7:00:00 AM

General Education

Need to take the IELTS to prove your English proficiency to an employer or school? Then you've got to know how to register for this exam. In this guide, we cover everything there is to know about IELTS registration, giving you a step-by-step walkthrough and essential tips so that the process can go smoothly for you.

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What Does Your IELTS Score Mean? Interpreting Your Results

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 25, 2019 1:00:00 PM

General Education

If you've just taken the IELTS, you're probably anxious to see your scores. Did you do as well as you needed to do on this tricky English proficiency exam or not? When will you get your official IELTS score report, and when will you be able to see your IELTS results online?

We answer these questions and give you an explanation of what will be on your IELTS score report. We also offer some tips for what to do with your IELTS test results once you get them.

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SAT Self-Study: 7 Top Tips for Your Prep Plan

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 22, 2019 7:00:00 PM

SAT Strategies

Every test requires some kind of preparationeven the SAT. Most students choose to prep entirely on their own for the SAT, which can have a lot of advantages (but also some potential drawbacks). So how does SAT self-study actually work? How can you ensure you get the most out of your SAT self study plan? Read on for our answers!

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PSAT Score Range: Where Do You Rank?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 22, 2019 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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4 Tips to Write Stellar Emory Essays

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

College Essays

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Emory University is a prestigious private university ranked within the top 25 universities nationwide. To apply here, you'll have to submit your transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and a few essays. But what do you actually have to write for your Emory essays?

Below, we present to you this year's Emory University essay prompts and offer you tips for figuring out which prompts you should choose for your application. We will also look at admissions officers' feedback for real Emory essays that worked.

Let's get started!

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Purdue Supplemental Essay: 4 Top Tips for Writing Yours

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 18, 2019 8:00:00 PM

College Essays

Known for its highly ranked engineering program and huge array of academic programs, Purdue University is an excellent public university to consider for college. To apply here, though, you will need more than just good gradesyou will need to write unforgettable essays as part of the Purdue supplement.

In this guide, we go over the current Purdue essay prompts and offer helpful tips on how to write each Purdue supplemental essay you’re required to submit. After, we take a look at a real Purdue supplement essay example.

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What Is the STAAR Test? Do You Need to Take It?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 18, 2019 1:00:00 PM

General Education

If you live in Texas, then you've probably heard of the STAAR test. But what exactly does this test entail? Who has to take it? And when are the STAAR test dates?

In this guide, we'll explain what the Texas STAAR test is, when it's administered, and who's required to take it. We'll also tell you what's considered passing and how you can view your (or your child's) STAAR scores. Let's get started!

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How Do You Find STAAR Released Tests?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 18, 2019 10:00:00 AM

General Education

Students in grades 3-12 at Texas public schools must take the STAAR tests every year. These tests cover a wide range of subjects, from math to reading and writing, and indicate whether a student is meeting academic performance standards. So clearly, these exams are pretty important!

One of the very best ways to prepare for them is to take an official STAAR released test or a high-quality STAAR practice test created by a good test-prep company. We'll provide you with the best resources for STAAR practice tests here and go over essential tips for using them.

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The Best Algebra 1 Regents Review Guide 2020

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 16, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Are you a student at a public high school in New York State? Then you must pass a math Regents exam in order to graduate and get your diploma. One of these exams is Algebra 1 Regents, which tests your understanding of an array of algebra-related concepts and laws, from exponents and equations to functions and probability.

The next NYS Algebra regents exam will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 1:15 pm.

Read on to learn exactly what the Algebra 1 Regents exam entails, what kinds of questions you can expect, what topics you should know, and how you can ensure you pass it.

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The Best Geometry Regents Review Guide 2020

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 16, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

If you're currently attending a public high school in the state of New York, then you'll need to pass the New York Regents exams in order to get your diploma. The Geometry Regents exam tests you on a huge array of geometry-related topics, from angles to 3-D shapes. The upcoming Geometry Regents exam is on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 9:15 am.

This extensive Geometry Regents review guide will tell you everything you need to know about the format of the exam, what it tests you on, and what questions look like. We'll also give you our best tips for acing it.

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The Best Algebra 2 Regents Review Guide 2020

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 16, 2019 11:00:00 AM

General Education

If you're currently attending a public high school in New York State, then you'll have to pass one of three math Regents exams to earn your diploma. The Algebra 2 Regents exam, also called the Trig Regents exam due to its emphasis on trigonometry, tests you on numerous high-level math topics, from exponential functions and polynomials to conditional probability and complex numbers.

The next Algebra 2 Regents exam will take place on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at 1:15 pm.

This guide covers everything there is to know about Algebra 2 Regents, including the format of the exam, what its questions look like, the main topics it tests, and key tips for passing it.

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How to Register for and Pass the MPRE

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 11, 2019 10:00:00 AM

General Education

Trying to become a lawyer in the United States? Then you’ll most likely need to take the MPRE. The MPRE is an important, usually mandatory test you must pass before you can be admitted to your state’s bar.

In this guide, we explain what kind of content the MPRE tests and give you all the info you need on the upcoming MPRE dates and deadlines. We will also discuss the MPRE registration process, what MPRE scores you need to pass the test, and what to do once you get your MPRE results.

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How to Pass the Air Force PT Test

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 10, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

Considering joining the Air Force or the Air Force ROTC? Then you’ll need to take the Air Force PT Test, a unique test designed to measure your overall fitness level. This test is used as an entry test for new recruits and as a routine fitness check-up for active Airmen and ROTC cadets. But how hard is it, really?

Read on to learn what the Air Force Fitness Test entails and what score you must get to pass it.

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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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