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The 14 Easiest Majors for Your Bachelor's Degree

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jun 4, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Before we jump into this list of the easiest college degrees, let’s get one thing straight: there’s no such thing as an easy bachelor’s degree. Whatever degree you choose to pursue, you’ll have to work really hard to complete it.

With that caveat out of the way, this article outlines the easiest majors, why they’re easy, and what your career outlook will look like if you choose one of these college degrees.

 

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What Is the Platt Amendment? Definition and Significance

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jun 1, 2019 7:00:00 PM

General Education

In 1898, the US was fighting the Spanish-American War and occupying Cuba as part of its involvement in maintaining the island’s newfound independence. Once the war was over, the US still wanted to maintain influence in Cuba. In order to achieve this, the Platt Amendment was passed. Read this guide to learn what the Platt Amendment includes, why it was created, what important dates are associated with it, and how its impacts live on today, including how it led to the creation of Guantanamo Bay.

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How Does the Executive Branch Check the Judicial Branch?

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jun 1, 2019 6:00:00 PM

General Education

Understanding how the United States government works is critical to succeeding on the AP United States Government and Politics exam. That includes having a solid understanding about how each piece of the federal government works together.

One of the key components of this is the checks and balances system, which is where each branch of government checks--or limits--the power of the others. And unfortunately, understanding how those checks work can be a little confusing.

That’s where this article comes in. Today, we’re going to investigate how the executive branch of the U.S. government checks the judicial branch. To do this, we’ll:

  • Define the three branches of government
  • Examine how the judicial and executive branches operate
  • Answer the question, “How does the executive branch check the judicial branch?”

So let’s get started!

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Do You Need a Teaching Degree to Be a Teacher?

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jun 1, 2019 5:00:00 PM

General Education

If you have a goal of becoming a K-12 teacher, there are a number of ways to become licensed. Depending on where and what you want to teach, you can pursue a degree from an approved teacher education program or a means of alternative certification.

In this article, we’ll cover how and where you can get a teaching degree, as well as which type of certification is best for your situation.

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The 9 Most Inspirational Spanish Quotes About Life

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jun 1, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

One of the best ways to practice a language is to read it. It’s even better when you read idiomatic phrases that don’t always translate directly into English. That helps you learn more than just vocabulary--it teaches you to unlock the meaning behind the words, too. It’s definitely a skill you’ll definitely need to ace your AP Spanish Language exam or your AP Spanish Literature exam! (It’s also pretty great practice for the SAT Spanish Subject Test, too.)

Today, we’re going to introduce you to 9 of the best inspirational Spanish quotes about life. Reading through these will help you practice your advanced reading and comprehension skills...and it might just give you some food for thought, too. For each quote, we’re going to give you:

  • The Spanish quote 
  • The English translation of the quote
  • A short discussion of why the quote is inspirational

¿Listos? ¡Bien, empecemos!

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The True Story of David Ghantt and the Loomis Fargo Heist

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jun 1, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

On the evening of October 4, 1997, one man loaded $17.3 million in cash from the vaults of Loomis, Fargo & Co. into the back of a van. When he was done, the man drove off to a nearby printing press, where the money was distributed into private vehicles amongst a handful of people.

Pocketing $50,000 for himself, that man, named David Ghantt, hopped into a car of his own and headed towards Mexico.

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The 14 Best Information Technology Schools

Posted by Hannah Muniz | May 28, 2019 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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How Many Cups Is 4 Quarts? A Conversion Guide

Posted by Ashley Robinson | May 23, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

 

One of the types of questions you’ll see on both the SAT exam and the ACT exam are word problems. You know, situations where you’re given real-world scenarios, and you have to figure out the answer to a particular question based on the data you’re given.

It’s common to see conversions in word problems. Conversions ask you to change a value from one form of measurement into another. In today’s article, we’re going to cover one specific type of measurement conversion: imperial volume conversion.

Specifically, we’re going to show you how to figure out how many cups are in 4 quarts. (Spoiler alert: 16 cups are in 4 quarts!)

We’ll teach you:

  • The math formula for converting cups to quarts
  • How to figure out how many cups is 4 quarts by figuring out the cups to quarts conversion
  • How to read a chart that explains different imperial volume conversions

Ready? Let’s dive in!

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The 9 Best Criminal Justice Schools

Posted by Hannah Muniz | May 22, 2019 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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How to Say "Where Is the Bathroom?" in Spanish

Posted by Christine Sarikas | May 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

General Education

Knowing how to ask where the bathroom is located is crucial if you’re traveling somewhere new or learning a new language. Read this guide to learn about all the different ways to say “bathroom” in Spanish, including which terms you should use in different situations. You’ll also learn how to ask to use the bathroom in Spanish, as well as additional bathroom-related words and phrases.

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What Is Statistical Significance? How Is It Calculated?

Posted by Melissa Brinks | May 21, 2019 7:00:00 PM

General Education

If you’ve ever read a wild headline like, “Study Shows Chewing Rocks Prevents Cancer,” you’ve probably wondered how that could be possible. If you look closer at this type of article you may find that the sample size for the study was a mere handful of people. If one person in a group of five chewed rocks and didn’t get cancer, does that mean chewing rocks prevented cancer?

Definitely not. The study for such a conclusion doesn’t have statistical significance—though the study was performed, its conclusions don’t really mean anything because the sample size was small.

So what is statistical significance, and how do you calculate it? In this article, we’ll cover what it is, when it’s used, and go step-by-step through the process of determining if an experiment is statistically significant on your own.

 

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Bachelor's Degree: How Many Years Does It Take?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | May 21, 2019 7:00:00 PM

College Info, General Education

Wait—a bachelor’s degree is how many years? Most Americans wouldn’t hesitate to say, "Four." But as it turns out, this isn’t always the case—and certainly doesn’t have to be for you if you’d rather graduate early!

In this guide, we address one of students' biggest questions about college: how many years is a bachelor’s degree, and how can you shorten this time frame? Read on to learn what a typical bachelor's degree entails in terms of credits and classes, how long bachelor's programs generally are, and how you can reduce the time it will take you to earn a bachelor's degree. We'll also cover the biggest drawbacks of getting your degree in less than four years.

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Healthcare Administration Degree: Best Careers and Schools

Posted by Christine Sarikas | May 21, 2019 5:00:00 PM

General Education

Are you considering a job in healthcare administration? It’s a rapidly growing field that pays well and gives you the opportunity to help patients and make the medical process easier for them. However, you need to have the proper education to work in this field.

What healthcare administration degree do you need to get the job you want? Once you have your health administration degree, what jobs can you get? How much money can you make? Is a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration enough or do you need to get a master’s? And if you decide to get your degree online, what are the best programs available? This guide will answer all your questions!

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The 5 Best Schools to Earn a Human Resources Degree + What You Can Do With It

Posted by Ashley Robinson | May 21, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

When you hear the term “human resources” or “HR,” what do you think of? You’ve probably heard it quite a few times, whether that’s from your business courses, the news, or even as you’ve researched potential majors.

One of our favorite examples of someone who works in human resources is the character Toby from The Office. Toby’s job was to keep Michael Scott, Dunder Mifflin’s off-the-wall regional manager, in check. (If you’ve ever seen The Office, you know that was an impossible order!)

And if you remember Toby, you’ll also recollect that he was also considered a wet blanket and no fun.

But despite its portrayal in The Office, working in human resources is actually an excellent fit for anyone who enjoys working with people and shaping a company’s policies. This article will not only introduce you to the human resources degree, it will also give you a peek at the doors it can open for you.

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Do You Need a High School Diploma?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | May 21, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Other High School, General Education

If you didn't graduate from high school, going back and finishing it so you can finally get your high school diploma is a practical step. But if you’re an adult well past your teenage years, the prospect of going back to high school can be pretty intimidating. Fortunately, there are alternative ways adults can earn a high school diploma.

Read on to learn more about what the general steps are for getting a high school diploma, how important having the physical diploma is, whether you can attend college without a high school diploma, and what your options are for legitimate adult high school diploma programs.

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