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How to Find and Win Study Abroad Scholarships

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Aug 15, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Studying abroad is one of the most exciting activities you can do as a college student, especially if you’ve never been abroad before or are trying to learn a foreign language. But like college, study abroad programs can cost a pretty penny, which is why you should definitely apply for study abroad scholarships.

In this guide, we'll go over how much study abroad programs typically cost, what kinds of study abroad scholarships are available and what these scholarships usually cover, how to find study abroad scholarships, and finally how to make your scholarship application stand out.

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12 Awesome Learning Games for Kids

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Aug 14, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Learning games, or educational games, are all about making learning, well, fun! They’re also about getting kids to see the practical nature of the skills they’re acquiring, whether that’s how to identify shapes in the world or how to spell difficult words.

In this article, we explain what kinds of skills children can learn through games and give you 12 examples of learning games for kids in preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school.

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Interdisciplinary Studies: What Is It? Should You Get a Degree?

Posted by Melissa Brinks | Aug 14, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Colleges have a wealth of degrees to choose from that can lead you to all different kinds of career paths. But if you’re looking for something more specialized, something that can combine your love for multiple disciplines into one complete package, interdisciplinary studies might be right for you.

If you have questions like what is interdisciplinary studies, what kinds of students will do best in these programs, and how can interdisciplinary studies lead to a great career, read on!

 

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What Is Mitosis? A Complete Guide to Mitotic Cell Division

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Aug 13, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

If you’re studying biology, the concept of mitosis is pretty unavoidable. Mitosis is part of the cell cycle, and studying how cells work makes up a huge portion of any biology class. It’s safe to say you’re going to need some working knowledge of mitosis if you’re looking to breeze through any biology-related course or exam. 

Here’s what we’re going to cover in this article so you’re up to speed on the purpose of mitosis, how the process of mitosis works, and why mitosis is important to know about. We will: 

  • Answer the question, “What is the purpose of mitosis?” (definition and explanation of the importance of mitosis included)
  • Description of the 4 phases of mitosis
  • Review the similarities and differences between mitosis and meiosis
  • Our top three tips for studying and memorizing the stages of mitosis, and
  • Three resources for further learning about mitosis!

And, now, let our journey through the world of mitosis begin!

 

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The 4 Mitosis Phases: Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Aug 13, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

In order to heal an injury, your body needs to replace damaged cells with healthy new ones...and mitosis plays a crucial role in this process! Mitosis is a process of cell division that helps you stay alive and healthy. In other words, in the world of cell biology, mitosis is kind of a big deal! 

But like with anything science-related, mitosis can be sort of confusing when you first try to understand it. The key idea is that the process of mitosis involves four phases, or steps, that you need to understand if you want to understand how mitosis works.

In this article, we’re going to do the following things to break down the four steps of mitosis for you and help you get acquainted with the mitosis phases: 

  • Briefly define mitosis and eukaryotic cells
  • Break down the four phases of mitosis, in order
  • Provide mitosis diagrams for the stages of mitosis
  • Give you five resources for learning more about the phases of mitosis

Now, let’s dive in!


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The 10 Best Spelling Games to Improve Your Word Skills

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Aug 12, 2019 5:00:00 PM

General Education

In case you haven’t heard, according to Taylor Swift, spelling is fun! But if Taylor’s word isn’t enough to convince you, we’ve come up with a list of ways that playing spelling games can actually improve your spelling, including examples of 10 spelling games that are excellent options for kids, adults, or anyone who wants to improve their spelling skills! (Don’t worry: the possibilities for spelling games go way beyond Scrabble.)

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Understanding Place Value: Decimals, Large Numbers, and Easy Charts

Posted by Melissa Brinks | Aug 12, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

How do you read 4,349,394.382? What does each digit mean? How do you know what number means what?

With place values, that’s how! If you don’t understand how decimal place values work, a number like that can look like a bunch of nonsense. In this article, we’re going to cover what place value is, why you need to know it, and how to work through place value problems to better understand large, complex numbers with ease. 

 

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9 Great Mark Twain Quotes on Travel, Writing, and Life

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Aug 12, 2019 1:00:00 PM

General Education

 

Mark Twain has been a household name since the nineteenth century. Known for the bestselling adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, Twain has also gained popularity for the pithy words of wisdom he shared.

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11 Fun Toddler Learning Games for Your Preschooler

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Aug 11, 2019 5:00:00 PM

General Education

Looking for games that your toddler will both enjoy and gain important skills from? We’ve got you covered! In this guide, we go over 11 of the best toddler learning games. These educational games for toddlers can be played with few materials, one or more children, and toddlers of varying age ranges. For each game, we explain what skills it will teach toddlers and give instructions on how to set up and play the game.

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100+ Exciting STEM Careers (and the Highest-Paying Science Jobs)

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Aug 9, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Can’t get enough of physics, calculus, or computer science? Then a career in STEM sounds like it'd be the perfect fit for you. In this comprehensive guide, we go over the top 10 STEM careers and give you an even more extensive STEM careers list of more than 100 jobs. We'll then wrap up with a step-by-step guide to getting a STEM career.

But first, what exactly is STEM? And what is a STEM career?

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6 Helpful Physical and Chemical Change Examples

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Aug 5, 2019 6:00:00 PM

General Education

In your science class, you may have heard of chemical and physical changes. But do you know how to tell the difference between the two? The answer lies in whether or not a change to a substance results in its molecules being rearranged.

In this article, we will define chemical and physical and changes. Then we’ll take a look at specific chemical change examples and physical change examples to better understand their differences and similarities.

So let’s get started!

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2 Easy Tips to Remember Reoccurring vs Recurring

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Aug 5, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

You’ve likely seen the word "recurring," but what about "reoccurring"? Is this word just a synonym for the former, or does it mean something different? In actuality, there's a lot to learn when it comes to reoccurring vs recurring.

Read on to get more information about the similarities and differences between these two words, what they each look like when used in writing, and how you can know when and how to use them.

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How Many Zeros in a Googol? A Googolplex?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Aug 5, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

What’s a googol, and does it have any relation to that similarly-named website? And what about a googolplex, how many zeros does it have? In this guide, we’ll give you googolplex and googol definitions, show how you can write them out, explain how they’re useful, and give examples on how you can start to understand huge numbers like these.

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11 Easy Steps for How to Draw a Dog

Posted by Melissa Brinks | Aug 4, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

Dogs are cute! Who hasn’t taken a moment to doodle their favorite pooch on the side of their paper before? But like many animals, dogs can be hard to draw well, especially from memory.

If you are trying to up your drawing skill, this guide for how to draw a dog is for you! We’ll cover all the basics of learning to draw animals and dogs in particular, and walk you through drawing a dog step by step.

 

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How Many Nanometers in a Meter?

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

General Education

If you’re interested in studying a field such as biology or computer engineering, knowing how to convert nanometers to meters (or nm to m) will be a vital skill to have.

In this guide, we'll go over exactly what a nanometer is and what it measures. We’ll then give you three methods you can use for converting nm to m. Finally, we’ll provide you with a chart that shows various conversions from nanometers to millimeters, centimeters, decimeters, and more.

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