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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 | Nov 18, 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 Regents as well as the (limited) Regents testing schedule for 2022.

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The 14 Best Information Technology Schools

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | Nov 2, 2021 3:00:00 PM

College Info, General Education

Information technology is a growing field, with more and more students looking to major in IT or a related subject. If you're thinking of an IT major or maybe even a master's degree, it's vital that you know what the best information technology schools are.

In this guide, we explain what an information technology school is and what kinds of jobs you can get with a degree in IT before presenting the 14 top information technology schools, including the best online schools for information technology. We'll then wrap up with some tips on how to find the best information technology school for you.

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The 11 Best Undergraduate Business Schools

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Nov 2, 2021 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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The 11 Best Pre-Law Schools

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Nov 2, 2021 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 20 Top Public Universities

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Posted by Melissa Brinks | Nov 1, 2021 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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The 9 Best Culinary Schools in the US

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Posted by Hayley Milliman | Nov 1, 2021 12:00:00 PM

General Education

If you want a career as a chef, just trying out new recipes at home isn't going to cut it. You'll need to hone your skills through education, experience, or both.

One of the ways to become a chef is by attending culinary school. In this article, we'll outline what culinary schools are, who should attend them, and provide a list of the ten best culinary schools for prospective chefs.

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The Best Living Environment Regents Review Guide 2022

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Oct 31, 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 2022

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Oct 31, 2021 1:00:00 PM

General Education

The next Earth Science Regents exam will be held on Friday, January 28th, 2022, 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 13 Best Universities in the UK

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | Oct 11, 2021 5:00:00 PM

College Info, General Education

What are the best universities in the UK? If you're a US or other international student thinking of attending college in the UK, then it'll help you immensely in your search to have an idea of what the best universities in the UK are based on reputation, selectivity, and student satisfaction.

We'll go over the six biggest potential benefits for US students studying in the UK and then provide you with a list of the 13 best universities in the UK. After that, we'll look at a quick comparison of the best colleges in UK and the best US schools before giving you some critical tips for finding the best UK institution for you.

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The 9 Best Criminal Justice Schools

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | Oct 9, 2021 6:00:00 PM

College Info, General Education

Are you passionate about law and preventing crime? Curious about how punishment and prisons work? Then a criminal justice degree would probably be a good fit for you. But how can you find good criminal justice schools to apply to?

In this article, we go over what criminal justice schools are, why people choose to earn degrees in the field, and how you can learn to identify top criminal justice schools, both in-person and online. We then give you a list of our picks for the nine best criminal justice schools.

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The 30 Best Psychology Master's Programs and How to Pick

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | Oct 8, 2021 3:00:00 PM

General Education

Regardless of whether you majored in psychology as an undergrad or are just now realizing you have an invested interest in the field, a psychology master's program could be a great fit for you, especially if you're not sure about pursuing a doctorate.

In this guide, we look at what kinds of psychology master's programs are out there and what the point of these programs is in terms of how they help you build a career. Moreover, we'll present you with a list of the best psychology master's programs for various kinds of psychology.

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The 12 Best Universities in Canada

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Posted by Hannah Muniz | Oct 3, 2021 10:00:00 AM

College Info, General Education

Thinking of attending college in our friendly neighbor to the north? Whether you're a US or other international student, if you're considering heading to Canada to continue your education, you'll definitely want to know what the best universities in Canada are.

We'll explain the biggest benefits of attending a Canadian school before introducing our picks for the 12 best universities in Canada. We'll then go over how these top schools differ from the top schools in the US and explain the six factors you need to consider before you apply to a university in Canada.

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What Colors Make Turquoise? How to Create the Perfect Turquoise Color

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jun 22, 2021 1:00:00 PM

General Education

Turquoise: it’s a color you see brightening up nature, fashion, and interior decorating. But where do you start if you want to create your own turquoise color? What colors make turquoise?

With a basic understanding of color theory, you can produce a turquoise color for paintings and projects of your own! This article will answer your questions about how to make turquoise and teach you how to make turquoise colors yourself. We’ll give you:

  • A brief guide to how to make turquoise
  • A scientific answer to the question, “What is turquoise?”
  • The cultural meanings and significance of turquoise
  • An explanation of three ways to make turquoise
  • Three tips for getting the right shade of turquoise

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

 

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How to Set Up Solitaire With Cards: 5 Variations

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jun 16, 2021 1:00:00 PM

General Education

Solitaire is a favorite game for anyone with access to a computer or a phone and a few minutes to spare. It's one of the most popular one person card games around! But long before electronic versions were invented, solitaire was played with cards, and it's still possible to play the game in the original old school way. But what if you're not sure how to set up solitaire with cards? We're here to help!

Read this guide to learn:

  • How to set up solitaire with cards
  • How do you play solitaire
  • How many rows in solitaire you need to set up the game
  • How to set up other popular versions of solitaire
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Sagittarius Moon Sign: What Does It Mean?

Posted by Melody Douglas | Jun 11, 2021 5:00:00 PM

General Education

Are you doing a deep dive into astrology and begun studying moon signs? Have you learned that you're a moon in Sagittarius woman or moon in Sagittarius man? Sun signs usually get all the attention, but moon signs can help you learn about the more hidden, private sides of your personality. 

Read this guide to learn all about what moon signs are in astrology and how you can find your own moon sign. We'll then focus specifically on Sagittarius moon traits and explain how your moon sign affects everything from how you feel about yourself to what you're most afraid of. We end with an overview of the personality traits of a Sagittarius moon with each of the 12 sun astrology signs.

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