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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 14 Easiest Majors for Your Bachelor's Degree

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Posted by Hayley Milliman | Feb 6, 2021 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Before we jump into this list of the easiest college degrees, let’s get one thing straight: there’s no such thing as an easy bachelor’s degree. Whatever degree you choose to pursue, you’ll have to work really hard to complete it.

With that caveat out of the way, this article outlines the easiest majors, why they’re easy, and what your career outlook will look like if you choose one of these college degrees.

 

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How to Balance Chemical Equations: 3 Simple Steps

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Posted by Hayley Milliman | Feb 4, 2021 2:00:00 PM

General Education

A chemical equation tells you what happens during a chemical reaction. A balanced chemical equation has the correct number of reactants and products to satisfy the Law of Conservation of Mass.

In this article, we’ll talk about what a chemical equation is, how to balance chemical equations, and give you some examples to aid in your balancing chemical equations practice.

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How to Calculate Acceleration: The 3 Formulas You Need

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Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jan 16, 2021 1:00:00 PM

General Education

"Whoa, you really went from zero to sixty there!"

Have you ever heard someone use the idiom "zero to sixty" like I did in the above example? When someone says something went from "zero to sixty," they’re really saying that things accelerated very quickly. Acceleration is the amount by which the velocity of something changes over a set period of time.

In this article, we’ll be talking all about acceleration: what it is and how to calculate it. Buckle up!

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55 Great Debate Topics for Any Project

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Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jan 4, 2021 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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What Is a Prepositional Phrase? 20 Easy Examples

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Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jan 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM

General Education

In grammar, a "prepositional phrase" refers to a preposition, its object, and any modifiers. Here in this article, we’ll answer the basic questions people most often have about prepositional phrases, such as "What is a prepositional phrase?" and "How do I use a prepositional phrase?" We will also provide plenty of prepositional phrase examples for you to practice with.

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5 Key Differences Between the ISEE and SSAT

Most private schools in the United States require applicants to take an entrance examination as part of the admissions process. If you're preparing to go to private school, you're likely wondering what exam you'll need to take.

There are two standardized exams used by admissions committees at private elementary, middle, and high schools: the ISEE and the SSAT. What is the difference between ISEE and SSAT exams? In this ISEE vs SSAT guide, we will explain the difference between the two and offer tips to help you decide whether to take the ISEE or SSAT.

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The 5 Best TEAS Practice Tests (Free and Paid)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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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