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DNA vs RNA: 5 Key Differences

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 19, 2021 2:00:00 PM

General Education

What is the difference between DNA and RNA? DNA and RNA are both types of nucleic acids, which are molecules that contain sets of instructions for cells to make genetic information and proteins. However, there are significant differences between the two of them. This guide will compare and contrast DNA and RNA in terms of structure, function, location, and more. After we give overviews of both DNA and RNA, there's a chart that allows you to easily see each key difference between DNA and RNA.

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The Best Living Environment Regents Review Guide 2021

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Apr 11, 2021 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Some states in the U.S. require students to take and pass a standardized test in order to graduate from high school with a diploma. If you live in the state of New York, you’ll have to take and pass a standardized test called the Regents Exam in order to earn your high school diploma. 

There are several individual Regents Exams, each covering a different subject area. If you want to get a high school diploma in the state of New York (called a Regents Diploma), you’ll have to take and pass at least one science Regents exam. 

The Living Environment Regents Exam is one of four science exams offered, and we’re here to help you learn everything you need to know to help you decide if taking the Living Environment Regents exam is the best choice for you. 

In our full guide to this exam, we’ll cover the following: 

  • What the Living Environment Regents Exam is
  • Who should take the Living Environment Regents Exam
  • Important information about the exam for quick reference
  • The format of the exam
  • Sample questions from the exam
  • The topics and subtopics covered by the exam sections

There’s a lot to cover here, so let’s get going!

 

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The Best Earth Science Regents Review Guide for 2021

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 11, 2021 1:00:00 PM

General Education

The next Earth Science Regents exams will be held on Thursday, June 24th, 2021, at 9:15AM. Will you be prepared? In this guide, we explain everything you need to know about the Earth Science Regents exam, from what format the test will follow to which topics it'll cover. We also include official sample questions of every question type you'll see on this exam and break down exactly what your answers to each of them should include.

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The Best Algebra 1 Regents Review Guide 2021

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 11, 2021 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Are you a student at a public high school in New York State? Then you must pass a math Regents exam in order to graduate and get your diploma. One of these exams is Algebra 1 Regents, which tests your understanding of an array of algebra-related concepts and laws, from exponents and equations to functions and probability.

The next NYS Algebra regents exam will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at 9:15 am.

Read on to learn exactly what the Algebra 1 Regents exam entails, what kinds of questions you can expect, what topics you should know, and how you can ensure you pass it.

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Is a Computer Science Degree Right for You?

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 6, 2021 8:00:00 AM

General Education

Thinking about getting a computer science degree? You've probably heard that there's huge demand for computer science graduates, and students who major in computer science can expect high-paying jobs right out of college. But computer science programs have very high dropout rates, often because students choose this major without really understanding what it'll be like. 

The best way to avoid this is to know what to expect going into a computer science program, and we're here to help! By reading this guide you'll learn:

  • What is a computer science degree?
  • What do computer science majors learn?
  • Is computer science the right major for you?
  • What are the best schools for computer science?
  • What can you do with a computer science degree?
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What Is an IT Degree? Everything You Need to Know

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Apr 5, 2021 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Information technology majors are needed in almost every industry to run, troubleshoot, and maintain technology. For many people, an  IT degree can translate into  a stable career, respectable salary, and stimulating work. 

But what is an IT degree exactly, and what does it take to be a successful IT major?

We’re here to answer these questions and more about getting an IT degree. By the end of this article, you’ll have a full understanding of what an IT degree entails and what to expect as an IT major at a four-year college or university. We’ll also cover the following about IT degrees: 

  • What Information Technology (IT) is as a career field
  • What an IT degree is
  • How to decide if an IT degree is right for you (with a five question quiz!)
  • Overview of the top seven IT degrees in the U.S. 

Let’s dive in!

 

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How to Multiply Fractions With Whole Numbers

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Mar 31, 2021 6:00:00 PM

General Education

Need to learn how to multiply fractions with whole numbers? Or how to divide fractions by whole numbers? The process is probably easier than you think! We break down the 4 simple steps to follow for multiplying fractions by whole numbers, as well as the one extra step to divide fractions and whole numbers. Learn this important math skill, then test your knowledge by taking our quiz at the end of this guide.

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Socialism vs Communism: A Comprehensive Guide

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Mar 30, 2021 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Socialism vs communism: you probably see these terms pop up in many places, from your social media timeline to the evening news. Many times, people use them interchangeably to talk about politics and economics. But these terms actually mean different things! They may seem similar, but there are actually some key differences between socialism and communism (and other similar forms of government!). 

So what do these terms really mean? What are the factual differences between socialism vs communism vs Marxism? How do they compare to other political systems, like fascism and capitalism? 

We know: these are tough questions! We’ve done the research to bring you credible answers to these complex questions about socialism vs communism and other political systems. In this article, we’ll give you a detailed guide to socialism vs communism, as well as the following:

  • A deep dive into socialism, and a deep dive into communism
  • A socialism vs communism chart with side-by-side comparisons
  • A brief comparison of fascism vs communism vs socialism vs Marxism vs capitalism 

When you’re done reading this article, you’ll understand the differences between socialism and communism, how each system works, and how they compare to other government and political systems. 

 

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What Colors Make Pink? How to Make Pink Easily

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Mar 30, 2021 3:00:00 PM

General Education

Let’s say you’re working on a painting and need to mix the perfect shade of pink. Where would you even begin? What colors make pink? 

In order to understand how to make pink, we need to understand a whole lot about both physics and culture. This article will teach you everything you need to know about what colors make pink...and we’ll teach you a little about color theory, too! Here’s what you’ll find below: 

  • A quick guide to how to make pink
  • A scientific answer to the question, “What is pink?” 
  • An in-depth explanation of how to make more complex shades of pink
  • Examples of different shades of pink and what color families they belong to

There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get started! Let’s start with the very basics. 

 

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What Colors Make Red? Understanding Color

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Mar 30, 2021 2:00:00 PM

General Education

You probably learned in school that red is a primary color, meaning that it can be combined with other primary colors to make new colors like orange and purple. (If you’re new to primary colors, this Sesame Street song explains it well...and it’s catchy!) 

But if red is a primary color...what colors make red? Is it even possible to make red from other colors? 

In order to understand how to make red colour, we need to understand a whole lot about both physics and culture. This article will teach you everything you need to know about what colors make red, like: 

  • A quick primer on what two colors make red
  • A scientific answer to the question, “What is red?” 
  • A walkthrough of how to make red through mixing
  • Examples of different shades of red you can make
  • Three tips for making the perfect shade of red

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

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New York State Regents Exams: What Are They? When Do You Take Them?

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Posted by Laura Staffaroni | Mar 29, 2021 6:00:00 PM

General Education

If you're in middle school or high school in New York State, chances are that you've heard of the NYSED Regents exams. In fact, all NY public high school students have to take (and pass) a certain number of these exams to graduate from high school.

In this article, we'll discuss exactly what the Regents are and which Regents you'll need to take. We'll also give you tips on how to prep for the NYSED Regents as well as the (limited) Regents testing schedule for 2021.

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The 9 Key Capitalism vs Socialism Differences, Explained

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Mar 29, 2021 5:00:00 PM

General Education

Capitalism vs socialism is often framed as the major political face-off of our time. People often think of capitalism vs socialism as two totally opposite political ideologies. But are they really completely different systems? And should we compare capitalism and socialism at all? 

Here’s the facts: it does make sense to compare capitalism and socialism because they’re the main economic systems used in developed countries today. But to truly understand the differences between capitalism and socialism, we have to look to unbiased sources. These terms refer to complex philosophies that can’t be summed up by a meme, stereotype, or hot take! 

Capitalism vs socialism can be a complex topic, which is why we’re here to help you gain an objective understanding of capitalism vs socialism. In this article, we’ll provide a full guide to capitalism vs socialism that includes the following: 

  • A deep dive into socialism, and a deep dive into capitalism
  • A guide to the differences between democratic socialism vs capitalism
  • A socialism vs capitalism chart with side-by-side comparisons
  • A brief comparison of these concepts and other political theories, particularly capitalism vs socialism vs communism

Let’s get started!

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What Is a DO vs. MD? Which Is Better?

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Mar 29, 2021 1:00:00 PM

General Education

It’s pretty common knowledge that becoming a medical doctor is hard work. It takes years of school and training before they are approved to practice medicine. 

If you’re planning on going to medical school, you’re probably thinking about getting your Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. However, there’s another medical degree that many medical schools offer: the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree. 

Both the DO and the MD qualify someone to be a physician, and both are valid pathways to becoming a medical doctor. But what is a DO vs. MD? And between the DO vs. MD, which is better? 

Our article will answer those questions for you by: 

  • Explaining what is a DO vs MD
  • Giving you an overview of the comparison between an MD vs DO
  • Providing in-depth information about both the MD and DO degrees, including salaries and potential career fields
  • Including a quiz that will help you choose between the DO vs MD degree
  • Summarizing the things you need to remember about the differences between a DO and MD degree

There's a lot to cover, so let's dive in! 

 

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What Colors Make Purple? How to Make Different Purples

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Mar 28, 2021 5:00:00 PM

General Education

Let’s say you want to learn how to make purple food coloring or how to make purple paint. You’ll need to understand how to mix colors! But where do you begin? What two colors make purple? 

To learn how to make purple, you need to have an understanding of the science behind color mixing. In this article, we’ll teach you everything you need to know about how to use colors to make purple. We’ll cover the following: 

  • A quick guide to how to make purple
  • A scientific explanation for the question, “What is purple?”
  • A thorough explanation of how to make more complex shades of purple
  • Examples of different shades of purple and what colors you combine to create them

Now, let’s talk about how to make purple! 

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How to Make Orange in 2 Easy Steps

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Mar 28, 2021 12:30:00 PM

General Education

Let’s say you’re working on a painting, and you need to mix the perfect shade of orange. You may find yourself wondering, “How do I make orange? And how do I get the color exactly right?” 

Learning to make orange colour is fairly simple, but to understand how to make specific shades, you’ll need to know more about both physics and color theory. But don’t worry: we’re here to help! This article will teach you everything you need to know about what colors make orange, including: 

  • A quick primer on how to make orange and what two colors make orange
  • A scientific explainer that teaches you different ways of how to make orange
  • A list of orange colour examples, so you can make your perfect shade 
  • Three tips for getting the perfect shade of orange

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

 

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