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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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The 5 Best TEAS Practice Tests (Free and Paid)

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jan 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM

General Education

Are you getting ready to apply to nursing school? Then you’ll probably want to take a TEAS practice test to make sure you’ll get the best score possible on your TEAS exam.

This article contains a comprehensive list of free TEAS practice tests. Let’s dig in!

 

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What Is the ISEE? Complete Guide to the Exam

Thinking of attending a private elementary, middle, or high school in the United States? Then you'll need to take an entrance exam called the ISEE. But what exactly does this test entail? In this article, we'll go over what the ISEE test is, how it's structured and scored, what a good score on the ISEE exam looks like, and how to study effectively for it.

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How to Use SOHCAHTOA: Tips and Examples

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jan 6, 2020 5:00:00 PM

General Education

Whether you're brushing up on your trigonometry for the SAT or ACT or learning how to calculate angles for the first time, SOHCAHTOA is a useful mnemonic device to know. In this article, we'll explain what SOHCAHTOA is, how to use SOHCAHTOA, and give SOH CAH TOA examples.

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How to Find Standard Deviation: Simple 6-Step Formula

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jan 6, 2020 9:00:00 AM

General Education

Standard deviation is a way to calculate how spread out data is. You can use the standard deviation formula to find the average of the averages of multiple sets of data.

Confused by what that means? How do you calculate standard deviation? Don't worry! In this article, we'll break down exactly what standard deviation is and how to find standard deviation.

 

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How and When to Use a Semicolon

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jan 5, 2020 5:00:00 PM

General Education

Do you know when to use a semicolon? Do you know how to use a semicolon? If not, don't worry! In this article, we break down exactly what semicolons are and how to use this unique (but often frustrating!) punctuation mark. We also go over what semicolon examples look like and give you tips for when to use and not use them.

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4 Top Tips to Ace the ASE Certification Tests

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jan 2, 2020 3:00:00 PM

General Education

If you’re preparing for a career as an automotive professional, you will need to get your ASE certification. In this article, we’ll cover what the ASE certification test is, who takes it, the types of content covered, and where to start if you want to get your mechanic certification.

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4 Top Tips to Prepare for NYS Civil Service Exams

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jan 2, 2020 1:00:00 PM

General Education

Are you interested in pursuing a job in local, state, or federal government? Then you may need to take a civil service exam.

New York State has one of the largest civil service systems in the United States, employing more than one million civil service employees. In this article, we’ll explain how to prepare for your career in civil service by taking the required NYS civil service exams.

 

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80 Interesting Questions to Ask People in Any Situation

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jan 1, 2020 12:29:00 PM

Miscellaneous

Have you been out at a happy hour with co-workers lately and had to answer the same mundane questions about that project you're all working on? What about stuck at a dinner at a family reunion, asking your aunt for the tenth time about her college days? Or on a first date, powering through the typical first date questions—"Where'd you go to college?" "What do you do for a living?"

If you've answered yes to any of the above questions, you know how frustrating and boring it can be to ask and answer the same questions over and over again. There's nothing worse than having a boring, stifling conversation… just as there's nothing better than truly getting to know someone and learning something unique about them.

In this article, I'll help you revamp your small talk by giving you the 80 most interesting questions to ask people everywhere from a first date to a happy hour with coworkers.

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How Many Millions in a Billion? Billions in a Trillion?

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jan 1, 2020 12:00:00 PM

General Education

 

Have you ever daydreamed about winning the lottery and asked yourself, “How many millions are in a billion? How many billions are in a trillion?”

Whether you’re planning on coming in to a substantial fortune or just looking to master your ability to count zeroes, this article will explain the million to billion difference and give you charts to help you easily calculate.

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The Best Chemistry Regents Review Guide 2020

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 16, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Confused about how to begin studying for the chemistry regents? This review guide will help you learn what’s on the test and how to prepare for it.

In the guide, I’ll cover the format of the chemistry regents, list the concepts you can expect to see on the test, and provide sample questions for your chemistry regents review.

 

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The IELTS Exam: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 16, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Do you have to take the IELTS to prove your English proficiency to qualify for school or work? Then you'll want to know what the exam is and how to succeed at it.

In this guide, we cover everything there is to know about the IELTS exam: who needs to take it, what the IELTS text format it, what IELTS score you'll need, and how the IELTS compares to other tests.

 

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TEAS Study Guide: Everything You Need to Know About the Test

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 11, 2019 6:00:00 PM

General Education

Do you want to be a nurse? Then you’ll need to take the TEAS test. In this article, we’ll cover what the TEAS exam is, who takes the TEAS test, and give you a mini TEAS study guide so you’re ready to pass your test.

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What Is edTPA?

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 2, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Are you pursuing a career as a classroom teacher? Then you might be wondering about the edTPA: what it is, whether you have to complete it, and how to pass.

In this article, we’ll explain what the edTPA is and how to pass it.

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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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