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Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken: Meaning and Analysis

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 12, 2021 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Robert Frost is arguably one of the most well-known American poets of all time, so it’s not surprising that his work is taught in high schools and colleges across the nation. Because he’s so famous, chances are you’ve encountered “The Road Not Taken” before

We’re here to help you build a deeper understanding of “The Road Not Taken.” To help you learn what Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” poem is all about, we’ll cover the following in this article: 

  • A brief intro to the poet, Robert Frost
  • Information about the poem’s background
  • “The Road Not Taken” meaning
  • “The Road Not Taken” analysis, including the top two themes in the poem
  • The poetic devices in “The Road Not Taken” that you need to know

There’s a lot to talk about, so let’s get going!

 

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Maya Angelou's Still I Rise: Poem Analysis

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 10, 2021 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Maya Angelou is one of the most important literary figures in twentieth century American history. Her poetry is often included on reading lists for high school English courses, and it may even make an appearance on the AP Literature exam.

In this article, we’ll give you a full introduction to Angelou and her engaging poetry so that you’ll be equipped to analyze it all on your own. To do this, we’re going to guide you through a close analysis of one of Angelou’s most famous poems, “Still I Rise.”

To help you learn what Angelou’s “Still I Rise” poem is all about, we’ll cover the following in this article: 

  • A brief intro to the poet, Maya Angelou
  • “Still I Rise” poem background
  • The overarching meaning of “Still I Rise” 
  • The top three themes in the poem
  • The top two poetic devices in the poem

Are you ready to dive in? Then let’s go!

 

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Enneagram Type 3: The Achiever

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 10, 2021 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Driven, excelling, adaptable. If these words describe you, then there’s a chance you might be an Enneagram Type 3. 

Enneagram Type 3s are known as achievers. They’re the success-oriented trailblazers of the Enneagram—the folks you’ll find out there getting things done (and doing them well). 

If you want to learn more about what makes Threes tick, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll go over:

  • How to tell if you’re an Enneagram 3 (plus a quick quiz!) 
  • The top five things to know about being an Enneagram 3
  • What Enneagram Type 3 relationships are like  
  • The best Enneagram Type 3 careers 
  • The Enneagram Type 3 wings (Enneagram Type 3 wing 2 and Enneagram Type 3 wing 4)

Are you ready to learn about Enneagram 3? Then let’s begin!

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Enneagram Type 9: The Peacemaker

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Feb 5, 2021 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Looking into Enneagrams and want to know more about Enneagram Type 9? We're here to help! Read on to learn all about what Type 9s are known for, what they care about (and fear most), how to tell if you're a Type 9, the best Enneagram Type 9 careers, and how this type acts with friends, family, and when they're in love.

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Enneagram Type 6: The Loyalist

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 4, 2021 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Are you loyal, trustworthy, and responsible...kind of like a modern-day Frodo Baggins from Lord of the Rings? Would your closest friends describe you somebody that everyone can count on to get the job done?

If you’re thinking, “Yep, I’d totally be the one to get the Ring to Mordor,” then there’s a chance you might be an Enneagram Type 6! Like Frodo, Sixes are loyal to their convictions and their people, which is why they’re known as “the Loyalist.”

There’s a lot more to being a Six than just loyalty, though. We’ve written this article to help you gain a deeper understanding of the Enneagram 6 personality type. We’ll cover:

  • How to tell if you’re an Enneagram 6 (five question quiz included!) 
  • The top five things you should know about being an Enneagram 6
  • What Enneagram Type 6 romantic relationships are like  
  • The best Enneagram Type 6 careers 
  • The Enneagram Type 6 wings (Enneagram Type 6 wing 5 and Enneagram Type 6 wing 7)

Are you ready to learn all about The Loyalists? Then keep reading! 

 

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The 9 Enneagram Types: Which Are You?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Feb 2, 2021 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Enneagrams have exploded in popularity in recent years, and many people are eager to learn their Enneagram type and what it means. Once you've answered the question, "What Enneagram am I?" use this guide to learn about the 9 Enneagram types. In our Enneagram type descriptions, we go over major characteristics, as well as the top positive and negative personality traits. We also explain Enneagram wings and arrows, and how knowing your Enneagram can help you.

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How to Become an Accountant: Requirements and Advice

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jan 25, 2021 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Wondering how to become a CPA or an accountant? It can be a long process, but once you know the steps to take, you can focus on completing them quickly and expertly so you can start your dream job as quickly as possible. This guide will answer the following questions:

  • What do accountants and CPAs do?
  • How to become a CPA/How to become an accountant
  • How to become a CPA without a degree in accounting
  • How long does it take to become an accountant?
  • What are the accountant education requirements?
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What Happens if a President Is Impeached? Your Questions Answered

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jan 15, 2021 7:00:00 PM

General Education

Impeachment is serious business—it can lead to a U.S. President’s removal from office. As of December 2020, only three U.S. Presidents have ever been impeached, and none have ever been removed from office through the impeachment process. 

But “impeachment” can be a pretty confusing situation for those of us who aren’t lawyers or politicians. What is impeachment, anyway? What happens if a President is impeached? And how does impeachment work? 

But don’t worry—we’re here to demystify this confusing process. We’re going to answer all your FAQs about impeachment in this article, including: 

  • What Is Impeachment, and What Does Impeachment Mean? 
  • Who Can Be Impeached? 
  • How Does Impeachment Work? 
  • What Does Impeachment Mean for a President? 

There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get started. 

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What Is the 25th Amendment? A Simplified Guide

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jan 15, 2021 5:00:00 PM

General Education

Constitutional Amendments are a critical part of the US Government, but that doesn't mean they're easy to understand. They're often filled with jargon and are difficult for non-experts to understand right off the bat. Fortunately, we're here to help. 

This guide gives an in-depth but clear and easy-to-understand 25th Amendment summary. Some of the key points we cover are:

  • What is the 25th Amendment in simple terms?
  • What does each section of the 25th Amendment mean?
  • How does the 25th Amendment work?
  • When was the 25th Amendment used?
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What Is the 14th Amendment? A Simplified Guide

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jan 10, 2021 7:00:00 PM

General Education

Amendments to the U.S. Constitution help clarify everything from American citizens’ rights to limiting how many terms a person can serve as President. 

One of the most litigated amendments to the Constitution is the 14th Amendment. But what is the 14th Amendment, exactly? The 14th Amendment clarifies issues around U.S. citizenship—specifically, who can be a U.S. citizen, additional rights of citizenship, and how citizenship intersects with U.S. law. 

In this article, we’ll help you understand the ins and outs of this important Constitutional Amendment, including: 

  • Answering the question, “What Is the 14th Amendment?” 
  • Explaining the 14th Amendment in simple terms 
  • Giving you a historical overview of the ratification process for the 14th Amendment
  • Breaking down each section of the 14th Amendment, explained in detail 
  • Listing out key terms you need to know

Okay, let’s dive in! 

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The 10 Steps to Becoming a Psychiatrist

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jan 8, 2021 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Psychiatrists are medical doctors that specialize in mental health. They often work with patients dealing with complex issues, like substance abuse or trauma. If you want to be a doctor that specializes in helping people that are struggling mentally, then becoming a psychiatrist might be right for you! 

But becoming a psychiatrist can be a complicated process! What steps should you take to become a psychiatrist—and when? How long does it take to become a psychiatrist? And how many years of school does it require? 

In this article, we’ll demystify the process of becoming a psychiatrist and explain: 

  • What a psychiatrist does
  • The salary and employment outlook for a psychiatrist
  • Psychiatrist degree requirements and the education needed for becoming a psychiatrist
  • Other important elements of becoming a psychiatrist, such as internship requirements and clinical hours

To wrap things up, we’ll summarize the most important steps to becoming a psychiatrist so you can start thinking about whether this profession is right for you.

 

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Shakespeare's Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jan 5, 2021 9:00:00 AM

General Education

If you’ve taken an English class, then you’ve probably had to read and analyze poetry--including William Shakespeare’s sonnets. 

But we know that Shakespearean sonnets can be tough to understand and analyze! That’s why we’ve put together an expert analysis of the meaning, themes, and poetic devices in Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 18,” also known as “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day.” 

By the end of this article, you’ll be ready to analyze Shakespeare’s poetry and have the tools you need to bust out a top notch analysis of “Sonnet 18.” 

So, let’s get started!

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Emily Dickinson's Because I Could Not Stop for Death Analysis

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jan 3, 2021 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Emily Dickinson is one of the most important American poets of the nineteenth century. Dickinson takes a unique and artistic approach to her poetry, which can sometimes make its meaning and themes difficult to pin down. 

In this article, we’re going to give you a crash course in the poetry of Emily Dickinson by focusing on one of her most famous poems, “Because I could not stop for Death.” We’ll give you:

  • An overview of the life and career of Emily Dickinson
  • A thorough “Because I could not stop for Death” summary
  • A discussion of the “Because I could not stop for Death” meaning
  • An explanation of the top three themes and top two poetic devices in the poem

Let’s begin!

 

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The 6 Steps to Becoming a Software Engineer

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jan 1, 2021 7:00:00 PM

General Education

Becoming a software engineer takes resilience, dedication, and tons of practice. That’s because software engineers go on to do really important work, like developing the software systems that run everything from smartphones to governments. 

There are quite a few steps in the process of becoming a software engineer. We’ll walk you through the process and also: 

  • Answer the questions “What is a software engineer?” and “How long does it take to become a software engineer?”
  • Explain how much a software engineer makes
  • Discuss the employment outlook for software engineers
  • Go over the five key steps to becoming a software engineer, including potential educational paths
  • Look at three universities with top programs for software engineering

Ready? Let’s go! 

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Enneagram Type 2: The Caring Helper

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Dec 31, 2020 3:00:00 PM

General Education

Are you the type of person who always shows up early to parties so you can help people set up...and then stays late to clean up after everyone goes home? Or are you famous among your friends for doing things like helping old ladies carry groceries to their cars?

If this sounds like you, then you might be an Enneagram Type 2! Type 2s are known as The Helpers, and they’re willing to step up and support others in need. 

But there’s actually a lot to learn about being an Enneagram 2. We’ll teach you everything you need to know about this type, including: 

  • How to tell if you’re an Enneagram 2 (there’s a quiz involved!) 
  • The top five things you should know about Enneagram Type 2s 
  • How Type 2s behave in relationships 
  • The best Enneagram Type 2 careers 
  • The Enneagram Type 2 wings 

Let’s dive in! 

 

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