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The Ultimate College Packing List: 110 Must-Have Items

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Oct 16, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

College is an exciting and challenging time for many young adults. Whether you're going far away or staying nearby, having the right supplies can make a huge difference in making college feel like home. Plus, remembering everything will save you those rushed last-minute trips to the store or waiting for your trash can to be delivered along with your month-long supply of popcorn and ramen.

Check out this college packing list to find out what to bring to college. Make sure to also get the printable checklist! But first, what is dorm life really like?

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The 20 Top Public Universities

Posted by Melissa Brinks | Oct 16, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Top public universities are often ranked alongside private colleges in lists, but these publicly funded schools can be overlooked for the prestige of private schools. No matter what program you’re pursuing or what your dream career is, the best public universities can help you get there!

In this article, we’ll be covering what a public university is and our own ranking of the best state schools around the United States, combining criteria from a variety of lists. Ready to learn why a public college may be the right choice for you? Read on!

 

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What Is a Nucleotide? Definition, Structure, and Function

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Oct 15, 2019 5:00:00 PM

General Education

If DNA is the building block of life, then the nucleotides are the building blocks of DNA. But what is a nucleotide exactly? Nucleotides are a class of organic compounds that make up nucleic acid, the substance that defines hereditary traits of all living organisms. Nucleotides are an essential part of DNA, RNA, and cell function, and they can serve many purposes depending on their structure and chemical compounds.

We’ll go over the nucleotide definition, the different types of nucleotides out there, what makes each type of nucleotide unique, and why nucleotides are involved in nearly all cellular activities.

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The 11 Best Pre-Law Schools

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Oct 15, 2019 1:00:00 PM

General Education

If you plan to practice law in the United States, you must earn a law degree and pass the bar exam. While that may seem a long way off for an aspiring lawyer, your journey to your law degree and your dream career starts with your decision in your college and your major in your undergrad years. There are lots of factors to consider if you one day plan to be a lawyer and want to start your education off right. It’s a big decision since the right school can help your chances of getting into your top law program, which can in turn help you land the job you’ve been thinking about for years. To help you out, we've compiled a list of the best colleges for pre-law.

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The 12 Best Accounting Schools in the United States

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Oct 14, 2019 5:00:00 PM

General Education

If you’re looking into majoring in a business-related field, you might find yourself looking into accounting programs. And accounting is a great choice: not only are accounting degrees in demand, but accounting is a field that tends to remain stable even during economic recessions. After all, businesses still need to make sure they’re running payroll, auditing their finances, and paying their taxes on time. 

If you’re thinking about majoring in accounting, there are a lot of benefits to attending one of the top accounting programs in the nation. Not only will you get a top-rate education, you’ll also have access to top-level faculty, networking events, and internships (among other perks). 

In this article, we’ll give you the inside scoop on the 12 best accounting colleges in the United States. We’ll also share our top tips for getting into competitive accounting programs. 

 

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The 5 Best Business Majors to Launch Your Career

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Oct 14, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

Some students know exactly what they want to major in long before applying to college. For the rest of us, choosing a college major is a big decision, and we have to consider future job prospects as well as the coursework you’ll encounter while at school. Business majors open the door to jobs that require a Bachelors’ degree, and they will allow you to secure a wide range of jobs in the corporate world.

The great thing about top business majors is that you get a well-rounded education, and get to learn about the cross-section of creativity and data, all while preparing for a rewarding career where you get to see the results of your hard work on a daily basis. The other awesome thing is that “business” is broad and there’s a lot of different industries, so by majoring in business you can give yourself the opportunity to work in a field you’re passionate about.

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The 11 Best Undergraduate Business Schools

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Oct 14, 2019 1:00:00 PM

General Education

Business is a great college major, especially for those who are creative, innovative, and see themselves as leaders. A business major is the best of both worlds because a student will leave school with a degree that is both broad and practical. Like any other major, the school you attend will give you an advantage as you set out on your career one day.

Attending a school with a strong business undergraduate program will give you a leg up in your experience, potential job offers and even your starting salary, so it’s important to choose wisely. Your future is a marathon, not a sprint, so take your time to research and visit schools if you’re set on majoring in business and attending one of the top undergraduate business schools.

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How to Integrate by Parts: Formula and Examples

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Oct 14, 2019 7:00:00 AM

General Education

Antiderivatives can be difficult enough to solve on their own, but when you’ve got two functions multiplied together that you need to take the antiderivative of, it can be difficult to know where to start. That’s where the integration by parts formula comes in!

This handy formula can make your calculus homework much easier by helping you find antiderivatives that otherwise would be difficult and time consuming to work out. In this guide, we’ explain the formula, walk you through each step you need to take to integrate by parts, and solve example problems so you can become an integration by parts expert yourself.

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The Best HiSET Practice Tests to Help You Ace Your Exam

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Oct 13, 2019 7:00:00 PM

General Education

If you’re reading this, you probably already know what the HiSET is and have decided that taking the HiSET Exam is the correct decision for you. That’s a great first step on the journey to earning your high school equivalency! 

As you’re probably aware, the HiSET Exam is not cheap (it can potentially cost as much as $125 after administrative or testing center fees), so you likely will not want to take it multiple times. It’s definitely better to prepare beforehand so you’ll only need to pay that fee once.

That’s why we’re going to cover the following in this article to give you a full overview of the HiSET practice tests: 

  • What the HiSET Exam is
  • Why you should take a practice test
  • How this article can help you prepare for the HiSET practice test
  • A list of available HiSET practice tests
  • How to get the most out of the HiSET practice test

We’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s get moving!

 

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18 Critical To Kill a Mockingbird Quotes, Explained

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Oct 9, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

Not only is Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird one of the most widely taught books in American high schools, but it's also one of the most popular books in general. In fact, it was just recently voted "America’s favorite novel"! Its popularity has endured for decades, and it’s still taught in schools across the United States today.

That’s why we’re explaining the top 18 To Kill a Mockingbird quotes for you. In addition to becoming familiar with the stand-out moments of the novel, by the end of this article you’ll have a deeper understanding of the book’s themes, characters, and most important elements.

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The 7 Best GED Prep Books for 2019: Which Should You Use?

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Oct 7, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

If you don’t have a high school diploma, you can still earn an equivalent credential by getting your General Education Diploma, or GED. Having a GED can open up many more opportunities for you, especially since most U.S. employers require employees to have a high school diploma or an equivalency. 

If you don’t have a high school diploma, you’re a great candidate for taking the GED test and earning your GED. The exam is designed to determine whether you have the academic skills equivalent to those of a high school senior, so you’ll be tested in four subject areas: math, language arts, social studies, and science. 

That’s a lot of information to know, which is why one of the best ways to study for the GED is by using a GED book. GED study books are designed to help you learn all the material you’ll be tested on when you actually take the test. 

In this article, we’ll walk you through the best GED books on the market so you can choose the one that’s right for you. Then we’ll give you our top six study tips to help you ace your exam. 

Let’s get started! 

 

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The Truth About the Dilophosaurus: 5 Facts About the Spitting Dinosaur

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Oct 7, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

One of the most memorable scenes of the 1993 version of Jurassic Park comes when bumbling scientist Wayne Nedry encounters a rogue Dilophosaurus while trying to escape the park.

Nedry is trying to free his car from some mud when he happens upon the Dilophosaurus. Initially, Nedry isn’t phased by the dinosaur, which looks too tiny to be a threat. Just when he thinks he’s safe, however, the Dilophosaurus spits poison in his face — ultimately leading to Nedry’s demise.

The scene from Jurassic Park is entertaining, sure, but factually accurate? Not so much. In this article, we break the truth about the Dilophosaurus: what it was, how it lived and how it’s portrayed in pop culture.

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What Is a Praying Mantis? 9 Fun Facts

Posted by Melissa Brinks | Oct 7, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

Praying mantises are one of the world’s most fascinating insects. Not only do they look interesting, with their unique forelegs tucked up under their heads as if they’re praying, but they’re also known for a pretty creepy reproductive trait—sexual cannibalism.

In this article, we’ll be sharing some of the most interesting praying mantis facts, as well as their life cycle, their macabre mating habits, and whether or not these little predators pose any danger to humans.

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Did You Know? 61 Amazing Facts

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Oct 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM

General Education

Everybody loves looking like the smartest person in the room with cool and interest facts. While I’m a big fan of random and fun facts, Did You Know Facts are facts that you can use as supporting evidence, whether it’s in a timed essay, a debate, or even a conversation. Did You Know Facts help expand your knowledge base so you’re prepared for any situation, and have the benefit of making you seem like you know what you’re talking about on any subject.

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What Is the HiSET? Expert Guide to the High School Equivalency Test

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Oct 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

General Education

Finishing high school the “traditional” way isn’t the right path for everyone. That’s why there are exams you can take to earn what’s known as a high school equivalency (HSE) credential in the U.S. The HiSET Exam is a test that allows you to earn an HSE credential if you discontinued your high school education but want the equivalent of a high school diploma. 

The HiSET isn’t the only high school equivalency exam option. (You’ve probably heard quite a bit about another HSE test, the GED.) We’re betting you have a lot of questions about how the HiSET works, what taking the exam will be like, and what you can do with the HiSET once you take the exam. 

That’s why we’re going to cover the following in this article to give you a full overview of the HiSET Exam: 

  • What the HiSET Exam is
  • Who can take the HiSET Exam
  • The four most important details to know before you register for the HiSET, including how much the exam costs
  • What to expect when you take the exam, including the length of the exam, exam format, and its contents 
  • Four key differences between the HiSET Exam and the GED
  • Four resources to help you learn more about and prep for the HiSET Exam

We’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s get moving!


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