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The 3 Major Parts of the Brain and What They Do

Posted by Brittany Logan | Dec 26, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Mission control. Command center. Control tower. No, I’m not talking about space or your laptop hard drive, or even airport flight control. I’m talking about the human brain—the most complex and essential organ our bodies have. What is the brain structure? What part of the brain controls emotions?

Whether you’re studying it in class, preparing for an AP exam, or just curious about brain structure, in this article, you’ll learn about the main parts of brain anatomy and their functions and as well as get a general overview of the brain’s supporting cast.

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What Does Your IELTS Score Mean? Interpreting Your Results

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 25, 2019 1:00:00 PM

General Education

If you've just taken the IELTS, you're probably anxious to see your scores. Did you do as well as you needed to do on this tricky English proficiency exam or not? When will you get your official IELTS score report, and when will you be able to see your IELTS results online?

We answer these questions and give you an explanation of what will be on your IELTS score report. We also offer some tips for what to do with your IELTS test results once you get them.

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Complete Guide to CBEST: Practice Tests, Registration, and Scoring

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Dec 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

General Education

The CBEST is an important step in teacher credentialing in the states of California and Oregon. The CBEST tests basic skills and knowledge, and provides information for those who want to teach at public schools in those states. People can take the test any number of times in order to pass.

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Expert Guide to the GACE Test: Fees, Scoring, and More

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Dec 18, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

The GACE is the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators, a group of tests that help educators in the state of Georgia. This Georgia teacher certification is an important step for future and current educators, as it provides both certification and recertification. Read on for an overview of the GACE Tests and helpful resources.

 

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What Is the STAAR Test? Do You Need to Take It?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 18, 2019 1:00:00 PM

General Education

If you live in Texas, then you've probably heard of the STAAR test. But what exactly does this test entail? Who has to take it? And when are the STAAR test dates?

In this guide, we'll explain what the Texas STAAR test is, when it's administered, and who's required to take it. We'll also tell you what's considered passing and how you can view your (or your child's) STAAR scores. Let's get started!

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What Is the FE Exam? 3 Top Tips for Your Prep

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Dec 18, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Are you an engineering student who has been hearing about the FE exam? If you want to become a professional licensed engineer, one of the first steps towards that goal is passing this exam. But what is the FE exam? Why are there so many different versions of it? What will it test you on, and how hard is it to pass? We’ll answer all your questions about the FE exam in this in-depth guide.

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How Do You Find STAAR Released Tests?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 18, 2019 10:00:00 AM

General Education

Students in grades 3-12 at Texas public schools must take the STAAR tests every year. These tests cover a wide range of subjects, from math to reading and writing, and indicate whether a student is meeting academic performance standards. So clearly, these exams are pretty important!

One of the very best ways to prepare for them is to take an official STAAR released test or a high-quality STAAR practice test created by a good test-prep company. We'll provide you with the best resources for STAAR practice tests here and go over essential tips for using them.

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The Best Living Environment Regents Review Guide 2020

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Dec 17, 2019 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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New York State Regents Exams: What Are They? When Do You Take Them?

Posted by Laura Staffaroni | Dec 16, 2019 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 Regents testing schedule for 2019-2020.

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The Best US History Regents Review Guide 2020

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Dec 16, 2019 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Taking US History in preparation for the Regents test? The next US History Regents exam dates are Wednesday, January 22nd and Thursday, June 18th, both at 9:15am. Will you be prepared?

You may have heard the test is undergoing some significant changes. In this guide, we explain everything you need to know about the newly-revised US History Regents exam, from what the format will look like to which topics it'll cover. We also include official sample questions of every question type you'll see on this test and break down exactly what your answers to each of them should include.

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The Best Chemistry Regents Review Guide 2020

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 16, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Confused about how to begin studying for the chemistry regents? This review guide will help you learn what’s on the test and how to prepare for it.

In the guide, I’ll cover the format of the chemistry regents, list the concepts you can expect to see on the test, and provide sample questions for your chemistry regents review.

 

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The Best Earth Science Regents Review Guide for 2020

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Dec 16, 2019 1:00:00 PM

General Education

The next Earth Science Regents exams will be held on January 24th (at 9:15AM) and June 19th (at 1:15PM). 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 IELTS Exam: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 16, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Do you have to take the IELTS to prove your English proficiency to qualify for school or work? Then you'll want to know what the exam is and how to succeed at it.

In this guide, we cover everything there is to know about the IELTS exam: who needs to take it, what the IELTS text format it, what IELTS score you'll need, and how the IELTS compares to other tests.

 

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The Best Algebra 1 Regents Review Guide 2020

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 16, 2019 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, January 22, 2020, at 1:15 pm.

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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The Best Geometry Regents Review Guide 2020

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Dec 16, 2019 12:00:00 PM

General Education

If you're currently attending a public high school in the state of New York, then you'll need to pass the New York Regents exams in order to get your diploma. The Geometry Regents exam tests you on a huge array of geometry-related topics, from angles to 3-D shapes. The upcoming Geometry Regents exam is on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 9:15 am.

This extensive Geometry Regents review guide will tell you everything you need to know about the format of the exam, what it tests you on, and what questions look like. We'll also give you our best tips for acing it.

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