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The Best Daily Study Schedule for Distance Learning

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Apr 17, 2020 2:00:00 PM

General Education

For some students, taking classes online probably sounds like a dream come true. Never having to change out of your pajamas? No tardy slips? What’s not to love?! 

But the reality of attending school from home is different...and more complicated, especially when it comes to maintaining a daily schedule that’s good for your education and your GPA.  

In this article, we’ll teach you how to stay organized and on top of your schoolwork while you’re attending school from your living room. We’ll explain how much time you should spend studying a day, then walk you through a sample weekly study schedule with breakdowns for each day of the week. Finally, we’ll give you practical solutions to four common problems that come with doing school from home. 

Let’s get started! 


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The Best Career Quiz to Help You Plan Your Future

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 16, 2020 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Whether you’re a student or an adult hoping to change trajectories, an online career quiz can help you get a better sense of what professional skills you have and what jobs could work best for your personality. So where can you find a high-quality career aptitude test?

In this article, we explain what exactly a job quiz does, present our very own short and easy career quiz, and introduce the top five career tests available for free online.

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Does Speed Reading Work?

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Apr 10, 2020 11:00:00 AM

General Education

The amount of reading you have to do on a daily basis can feel pretty daunting when you’re a student. If making it through all of the reading you need (or want!) to do is a challenge for you, learning how to speed read can help.

But speed reading doesn’t simply mean sitting down with a book or document and skimming over it as fast as you can. In fact, speed reading can be a slightly complicated process that takes some time to learn and master. But once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to get through your stacks of reading much more quickly. 

To help you grasp the skill of speed reading, we’re going to: 

  • Explain what speed reading is and how it works,
  • Cover the four main steps involved in learning how to speed read, and 
  • Provide a list of five resources that can help you learn to speed read. 

Now, keep reading (at a normal rate) to learn all of the essential information about how to speed read!


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The Best ACCUPLACER Practice Tests: Math, Reading, and More

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Apr 9, 2020 3:00:00 PM

General Education

If you’re going to take the ACCUPLACER exam, then you’re definitely going to want to take some practice tests before the big day! 

Practice tests are an important part of the test prep process. They can help you gauge your progress, create focused study plans, and familiarize you with the ACCUPLACER test. 

This article will tell you everything you need to know about the ACCUPLACER practice tests: where to find them, how much they cost, how they will work to your specific needs, and so much more. 

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


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The Best 5 Tips for Writing Poetry

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Apr 9, 2020 1:00:00 PM

General Education

A poem is defined as “a composition in verse.” You’ve probably read poetry in school, like famous sonnets or even Romantic odes

Reading poetry can be tough, which means writing poetry can me even more intimidating! But guess what? It doesn’t have to be. That’s why we’ve put together this expert guide on how to write good poetry. In this article, we’re going to cover: 

  • The definition of a poem 
  • What makes writing poetry different than writing prose 
  • The 5 tips for writing poetry that you need to know
  • The best resources for writing poems of your own

So whether you’re an aspiring poet or just writing a poem as part of an assignment, we’ve got you covered with these poetry tips.


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The Best and Worst Libra Matches: Complete Compatibility Guide

Posted by Melody Douglas | Apr 8, 2020 4:00:00 PM

General Education

Are you a Libra or interested in getting closer to a Libra? This guide explains everything you need to know about Libra compatibility, including what Libras need in a match, how compatible each sign is with Libra, and how Libras can strengthen their relationships with others (as well as how others can strengthen their relationships with Libras)!

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The Best ACCUPLACER Study Guide to Help You Ace the Test

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Apr 8, 2020 11:00:00 AM

General Education

Many incoming college students are required to take the ACCUPLACER test before they enroll in classes. The goal of the ACCUPLACER exam is to help your college place you in the course level that’s right for you.

While you can’t fail the ACCUPLACER, doing well on the exam can ensure that you’re placed in credit-earning courses from your first day on campus. That’s why it’s a great idea to study for the ACCUPLACER exam before you have to take it. 

That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive ACCUPLACER study guide. We’re going to cover:   

  • What the ACCUPLACER exam is, including who has to take it
  • A full breakdown of each individual ACCUPLACER test, including the main content areas tested on each exam
  • Four tips on how to study for the ACCUPLACER tests, plus info on ACCUPLACER Math study guides

Let’s get started!


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Active vs Passive Voice: Understanding the Difference

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 8, 2020 11:00:00 AM

General Education

Though fun, writing can also get pretty darn confusing, especially when you’re trying to figure out whether to use the active or passive voice. What is the difference between active and passive voice? When and how should you use them?

In this complete active voice vs passive voice guide, we'll go over how each voice works in English grammar, when to use the two voices, and how to change a sentence from passive to active (and vice versa). We’ll also give you an active vs passive voice quiz to test your skills. Let's get started!

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101 Great This or That Questions to Keep You Entertained

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 3, 2020 6:00:00 PM

General Education

Whether you are planning a future party or just want a fun and easy game you can play (remotely) with others as we self-isolate due to the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, This or That is an entertaining way to pass the time and get to know people better.

In this post, we explain what this simple word game entails and provide the 101 best This or That questions you can ask.

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What Are Good ACCUPLACER Test Scores?

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Apr 2, 2020 10:00:00 AM

General Education

For some new college students, taking an ACCUPLACER exam is the first step to enrolling in the right courses for their skill level. That’s because the ACCUPLACER is a placement test that some colleges use to determine whether you’re ready for credit-earning courses or whether you need to take a few remediation classes. 

That’s to say that if you do well on the ACCUPLACER exam, you’ll be able to start taking credit-earning courses right away! 

But what constitutes a “good” ACCUPLACER score, exactly? In this article, we’ll give you all the information you need about ACCUPLACER test scores, including: 

  • What the ACCUPLACER test is, who takes it
  • Why doing well on the ACCUPLACER exams is important
  • How the ACCUPLACER exams are scored and the score range
  • How to interpret your ACCUPLACER test scores

Then, we’ll wrap things up with our top tips for doing well on the exam. So let’s get started!

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The 119 Best Funny Jokes for Kids

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 1, 2020 9:00:00 AM

General Education

Need something to lighten the mood or keep kids occupied and laughing? We've got you covered! We've compiled 119 funny jokes for kids in this guide. We chose only our favorite jokes for children, including knock-knock jokes, puns, and overall good jokes for kids. We bet you can't get through the list without laughing!

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What Is the IB Primary Years Programme?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Apr 1, 2020 7:00:00 AM

General Education

You’ve likely heard of the IB diploma for high school students, but did you know that there's an IB program specifically for elementary school students, too? The IB Primary Years Programme, or IB PYP, aims to promote responsibility, critical thinking, and independent inquiry.

Learn more about what the IB PYP entails here in our in-depth guide. We’ll go over the curriculum, how to find an IB PYP school near you, how the IB PYP differs from other IB programs, and how hard the IB PYP actually is.

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113 Pictionary Words to Make Your Own Game

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Mar 29, 2020 12:00:00 PM

General Education

Pictionary is one of the easiest games to play, and it can provide hours of entertainment. It requires very few materials and can be learned in minutes. You do need a good pictionary word list though, and  we're here to help!

We've collected over 100 pictionary ideas, ranging from animals to places to action verbs. We also explain different ways to play pictionary and the materials you need to gather. Will you be drawing Abe Lincoln? An igloo? Sunburn? They're all options on our pictionary word lists!

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Race vs. Ethnicity vs. Nationality: All You Need to Know

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Mar 15, 2020 4:00:00 PM

General Education

With all the recent controversy surrounding immigration in the news, you're probably hearing a lot of talk about race, ethnicity, and nationality. But what do these terms mean? While you probably have a general idea about what these terms mean, the truth is that the concepts can be pretty complicated. Like, how exactly do you define race? Are race and ethnicity the same thing? If not, what's the difference? And can you be racist against someone for the country they come from?

All of these issues are at the heart of the United States dialogue lately, but it seems like people rarely start at the beginning with how you define race vs ethnicity vs nationality. In this article, we're going to walk you through nationality, race, and ethnicity, including:

  • Defining each term
  • Explaining each term with examples
  • Providing a table that compares and contrasts race vs ethnicity vs nationality
  • Giving examples of race vs ethnicity

There's a lot to talk about when it comes to this topic, so let's get started!


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Libra and Cancer Compatibility: Do They Get Along?

Posted by Melody Douglas | Mar 10, 2020 6:00:00 PM

General Education

Are you part of a Libra/Cancer pairing and want to know how compatible your two signs are? Do Cancer and Libra get along? By reading this article, you'll learn everything you need to know about Libra and Cancer compatibility, including why this partnership often has conflicts, how Libra and Cancer partnerships work in love, friendship, family, and the workplace, and how you can improve Cancer and Libra compatibility if you're struggling to make things work (or just want to prevent future issues). Despite what you may have heard, it is possible for Libras and Cancers to get along, and we'll explain how to do it!

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