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Hayley Milliman

Hayley Milliman is a former teacher turned writer who blogs about education, history, and technology. When she was a teacher, Hayley's students regularly scored in the 99th percentile thanks to her passion for making topics digestible and accessible. In addition to her work for PrepScholar, Hayley is the author of Museum Hack's Guide to History's Fiercest Females.

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How Many Sides Does a Pentagon Have?

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 1, 2019 6:00:00 PM

General Education

Wondering, “How many sides does a pentagon have?” Look no further! This article will tell you everything you need to know about pentagons.

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How Long Are Elephants Pregnant?

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 1, 2019 1:00:00 PM

General Education

Elephants are the largest land mammals in the world. There are two species of elephant: the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) and the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). While the two species live in different places, they have many characteristics in common, including the duration of their pregnancies. But how long are elephants pregnant for? Read this guide to find out!

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What Is a Major in College? 4 Steps to Pick the Right One

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Nov 11, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

While at college, you’ll need to pick a major, an area of study that you’ll specialize in.

The vast majority of colleges and universities require students to pick a major. Even if your school doesn’t make you pick a major, you’ll likely still follow a specific course of study to gain knowledge and experience in your field of choice.

In this article, we’ll answer the question “what is a major,” give the best college major definition, and talk you through how to decide which major to pick.


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How to Become a Librarian: 3 Simple Steps

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Nov 8, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Do you love learning, organizing knowledge, and helping other people get access to the information they need? Then a career as a librarian might be for you!

While we traditionally think of librarians as working in libraries full of books, there are a number of different career options for librarians.

In this article, we’ll outline what career paths are open to librarians and how to become a librarian.


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The 3 Steps to Become a Fashion Designer

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Nov 5, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Do you dream of creating clothes, accessories, or shoes? Then you might want to consider a career in fashion design!

There’s no formal path to becoming a fashion designer: some designers become well-known and successful without any formal education or training. Others, however, take a more traditional route into the industry. In this article, we’ll explain how to become a fashion designer, the average fashion designer salary, and the skills you’ll need to be successful.

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55 Great Debate Topics for Any Project

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Nov 4, 2019 1:00:00 PM

General Education

A debate is a formal discussion about a topic where two sides present opposing viewpoints. Debates follow a specific structure: each side is given time to speak either for or against the topic at hand.

Many students study debate in high school to improve their speaking skills. As a debater, you learn how to clearly structure and present an argument. The skills you develop as a debater will help you on everything from a college admissions interview to a job presentation.

Selecting debate topics is one of the most important parts of debating. In this article, we’ll explain how to select a good debate topic and give suggestions for debate topics you can use.


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The Ultimate Decimal to Binary Convertor Tool

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Nov 1, 2019 6:00:00 PM

General Education

The vast majority of us are familiar with decimals and the base-10 number system. We use the base-10 number system in our everyday counting.

Fewer people are familiar with the binary system. Binary is a number system that plays an important role in storing information for computers.

In this article, we’ll talk about what decimals are, what binaries are, and how to convert between the two.


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Is a Sports Management Degree Right for You?

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Nov 1, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

Are you considering a career in sports management? Whether you want to be a sports agent, a facilities manager, or something else entirely, a sports management degree can help you obtain the job of your dreams.

In this article, we’ll talk about the sports management definition, what a sports management salary looks like and who should (and shouldn’t) pursue a career in sports management.


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The Ultimate College Majors List: 295 Degrees to Consider

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Oct 21, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

When you get to college, you'll need to pick a major—a specific area of study that you'll specialize in. Your major can have a big impact on what you decide to do for work, as well as, obviously, how you spend your time in school.

In this article, we'll give a comprehensive college majors list so you can see what options there are. Review this list of majors (we have hundreds!) so you're well informed on all the different routes you can take as a college student.


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3 Tips for Writing a Stellar Why Boston University Essay

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Oct 13, 2019 3:00:00 PM

College Essays

If you're applying to Boston University, you'll need to respond to the Why Boston University essay prompt. The Why BU essay is a required element of your application and a great way to show the BU admissions committee why Boston University is the right fit for you, and vice versa.

In this article, we'll break down the Why Boston University essay prompt, give you ideas for what to talk about in your own essay, and offer tips for writing an essay that's sure to wow the admissions committee.

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The Truth About the Dilophosaurus: 5 Facts About the Spitting Dinosaur

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Oct 7, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

One of the most memorable scenes of the 1993 version of Jurassic Park comes when bumbling scientist Wayne Nedry encounters a rogue Dilophosaurus while trying to escape the park.

Nedry is trying to free his car from some mud when he happens upon the Dilophosaurus. Initially, Nedry isn’t phased by the dinosaur, which looks too tiny to be a threat. Just when he thinks he’s safe, however, the Dilophosaurus spits poison in his face — ultimately leading to Nedry’s demise.

The scene from Jurassic Park is entertaining, sure, but factually accurate? Not so much. In this article, we break the truth about the Dilophosaurus: what it was, how it lived and how it’s portrayed in pop culture.

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What Is an Adverb? Understanding the 5 Types

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Sep 30, 2019 10:00:00 AM

General Education

If you’re trying to describe how, where, or when something happened in your writing, you’ll need to use an adverb. This class of words helps add specificity to what’s going on in the sentence.

In this article, we’ll answer the question “What’s an adverb” by giving an adverb definition, explaining what adverbs can go, and giving examples of different types of adverbs.

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3 Expert Tips for the Boston University Supplement Essays

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Sep 29, 2019 3:00:00 PM

College Essays

If you're applying to Boston University this year, you'll have to respond to at least two Boston University essay prompts.

In this article, we'll cover what the Boston University essay prompts are, how to answer them, and provide key tips for writing the best application essays possible.

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9 First Generation Scholarships to Help You Pay for College

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Sep 29, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Financial Aid

Paying for college can be challenging for many students. College is expensive and the financial aid process isn't always transparent or easy to navigate.

Fortunately, if you're willing to spend some time looking, there are many different resources out there that can help you figure out how to pay for college. If you're a first generation college students, there are many first generation scholarship opportunities that you can apply for.

In this article, we'll explain what first generation college student scholarships are and give a list of scholarships for first generation college students that you can apply for.

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Understanding the Bohr Atomic Model

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Sep 24, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Atoms are the basic building blocks of chemistry. They are the smallest unit which matter can be divided into without releasing electrically charged particles.

Scientists have a number of ways for describing the structure of atoms. In this article, we’ll focus on one of those models: the Bohr model, which was first proposed by Niehls Bohr in 1913.

In this article, we’ll explain what the Bohr atomic model is, give a Bohr diagram for the first element, as well as provide information for the 20 elements on the periodic table, and explain how the Bohr model is used.

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