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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 5 Best ACT Prep Courses: Which One Is Right for You?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Aug 1, 2019 4:00:00 PM

ACT General Info, ACT Strategies

Studying for the ACT on your own can be intimidating, especially if you’ve never taken a test like it before. Fortunately, there’s always the option of enrolling in an ACT prep class.

We go over the five best ACT prep courses and explain their biggest pros and cons. Then, we give you four tips for ensuring you get the most out of the ACT prep class you decide to take.

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What Is the Rainbow Color Order? Understanding ROYGBIV

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

General Education

You’ve more than likely seen a rainbow after some rain on a sunny day. But what are the colors of the rainbow in order? And what causes a rainbow to form? We’ll explain everything you need to know about the rainbow color order, including what ROYGBIV means, why rainbows exist, and whether or not the rainbow order will ever change.

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Capital City of Canada: Why Ottawa?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jul 30, 2019 10:00:00 AM

General Education

Whether you’re preparing for a geography exam or simply want to learn more about your friendly neighbor to the north, we’ve got you covered. In this guide, we'll answer an important question everyone should know the answer to: what is the capital of Canada? In addition, we'll explain how this place came to be the capital city of Canada and what all the capital cities of the Canadian provinces and territories are currently.

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60 Easy Oxymoron Examples + Analysis

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jul 22, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Despite what it might sound like, no—an oxymoron isn’t something you can call your little brother when he’s bugging you. Rather, an oxymoron is a cool literary device you can use in your creative writing.

We’ll go over exactly what an oxymoron is and then show you four oxymoron examples from pop culture and literature. We’ll also provide you with an extensive list of oxymorons so you can get a better feel for what oxymorons look and sound like.

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4 Ways to Say "I Love You" in Japanese

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jul 21, 2019 8:00:00 PM

General Education

Feeling romantic? Then perhaps you're ready to say those three little words. But if you're dating a Japanese person, expressing your love in Japanese can get pretty complicated. The reality is that there’s no simple way to say, "I love you," in Japanese as there is in English. So what are your options?

In this article, we’ll explain why expressing your love verbally isn’t particularly common in Japanese society. We'll then introduce four ways you can say, "I love you," in Japanese and give you four key tips for appropriately expressing your love in Japanese.

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SAT Curve: Is It Real?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jul 21, 2019 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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When Is the April ACT? Should You Take It?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jul 14, 2019 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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When Is the June SAT? Should You Take It?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jul 14, 2019 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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ACT Registration Dates and Deadlines (2019, 2020)

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jul 7, 2019 12:00:00 PM

ACT Logistics

To ensure you have a solid ACT study plan, you must first familiarize yourself with ACT registration dates. What and when are the most important ACT deadlines? How can knowing these deadlines benefit you as a test taker?

In this article, we go over upcoming ACT registration dates and examine the general patterns of ACT registration deadlines. We also discuss the differences in deadlines for late registration, standby registration, and changes to your test reservation before wrapping up with a look at how you can use ACT deadlines to your advantage.

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Simile vs Metaphor: The 1 Big Difference

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

General Education

Ever wonder what makes creative writing, well, creative? A big part of creative writing is coming up with a compelling way to express something. And similes and metaphors can be especially helpful when trying to do this. But what exactly are similes and metaphors? More importantly, what is the main difference between a simile and metaphor?

This comprehensive simile vs metaphor guide answers both these questions and gives you several examples so you can learn how to differentiate between these two key literary devices. This article also includes key tips for using similes and metaphors in your own writing.

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What Is a Sonnet? The 6 Forms, Explained

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jul 1, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

You’ve likely read at least a few sonnets in English class, perhaps during a Shakespeare unit. But what is a sonnet exactly? Is there just one sonnet form? Did Shakespeare invent it?

Read on to learn about the history of the sonnet and the various qualities that make up a sonnet poem, including the traditional sonnet rhyme scheme and meter. We'll also go over all the major types of sonnets, give you examples, and offer a handful of tips for writing your very own sonnet poem.

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SAT Score Range: 3 Steps to Understanding Your Score

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jun 16, 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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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 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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