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Is a Computer Science Degree Right for You?

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

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

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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What Colors Make Pink? How to Make Pink Easily

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

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?

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

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

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 Write an Introduction Paragraph in 3 Steps

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Mar 1, 2021 4:00:00 PM

General Education

It’s the roadmap to your essay, it’s the forecast for your argument, it’s...your introduction paragraph, and writing one can feel pretty intimidating. The introduction paragraph is a part of just about every kind of academic writing, from persuasive essays to research papers. But that doesn’t mean writing one is easy!

If trying to write an intro paragraph makes you feel like a Muggle trying to do magic, trust us: you aren’t alone. But there are some tips and tricks that can make the process easier--and that’s where we come in. 

In this article, we’re going to explain how to write a captivating intro paragraph by covering the following info: 

  • A discussion of what an introduction paragraph is and its purpose in an essay
  • An overview of the most effective introduction paragraph format, with explanations of the three main parts of an intro paragraph
  • An analysis of real intro paragraph examples, with a discussion of what works and what doesn’t
  • A list of four top tips on how to write an introduction paragraph

Are you ready? Let’s begin!

 

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157 Fun Trivia Questions for Kids and Adults

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Feb 28, 2021 5:00:00 PM

General Education

Looking for fun and challenging trivia questions and answers? We've got them! Use our list of over 150 questions to change up your game nights. We've organized the trivia questions into eight categories, including movies, science, history, random trivia questions, and trivia questions for kids.

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Expert Guide: Should I Go to Community College First?

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

General Education

Community college can be a great option for many students who are ready to step into higher education but aren’t ready to go to a four-year university for financial, academic, or a host of other reasons. 

But how do you know if going to a community college first is right for you? In this article, we’re going to give you an honest assessment of the benefits and drawbacks of going to community college before pursuing a four-year degree. So if you’re asking yourself, “Should I go to community college first? Is it bad to go to community college then transfer?” this article will help you out! We’ll cover the following in this article: 

  • What a community college is
  • Reasons for going to community college first, then university
  • Reasons to go to vocational school first
  • Reasons to start at a four-year college
  • A visual comparison of community college vs vocational school vs 4-year college

Let’s get started!

 

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Is It Gray or Grey? How to Spell the Color

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Feb 28, 2021 4:00:00 PM

General Education

If you want to spell that color between white and black, how do you spell it? Is it grey or gray? Why are there even two spellings to begin with? And how can you be sure you're using the correct one? Read on to learn the answers to each of these questions!

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The 85 Most Common Last Names in the World

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 28, 2021 3:00:00 PM

General Education

Last names, also known as surnames, can tell us a lot about our family history and cultural identity. Our surnames can help us trace our family trees, but they can also tell us about the history of how people traveled across the world, built their communities, and contributed to society. 

It turns out that there’s actually a lot to know about last names...including why some last names are more popular than others. (There’s more to it than you might think!) We’ll go over: 

  • The history of how last names came to be
  • Why some last names are more common than others 
  • The most common last names in the U.S. 
  • The most common names in the world 

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

 

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Who Is Medusa, the Snake-Haired Gorgon?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Feb 28, 2021 9:00:00 AM

General Education

You've probably heard of Medusa and know that she's the woman with snakes for hair. But who is Medusa really? How did she come to be so terrifying, and who killed Medusa in the end? The Medusa story is one of the most popular and enduring of all ancient Greek myths, and here we explain Medusa's entire life (and after death) story.

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What Is Electrical Energy? Examples and Explanation

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 28, 2021 8:00:00 AM

General Education

Electrical energy is an important concept that helps run the world as we know it. In the U.S. alone, the average family uses 10,649 kilowatthours (kWh) per year, which is enough electrical energy to brew over 120,000 pots of coffee! 

But understanding what electrical energy is and how it works can be tricky. That’s why we’ve put together this article to help enlighten you! (Pardon our dad joke.) 

Keep reading to learn all about electrical energy, including:

  • The definition of electrical energy
  • How electrical energy works
  • If electrical energy is potential or kinetic
  • Electrical energy examples

 By the time you’re finished with this article, you’ll know the essentials of electrical energy and be able to see its influence all around you.

We’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s dive in!

 

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