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What Is Summer Institute for the Gifted? Should You Join?

Posted by Halle Edwards | Aug 23, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Other High School, Early Achievers (7th/8th Grade)

Want to challenge yourself this summer? Interested in showing colleges some of your academic interests? If so, you might heave heard about the Summer Institute for the Gifted.

In this post, we'll explain what the Summer Institute for the Gifted is all about; cover logistics such as application materials, cost, and dates; and help you decide whether it's a good fit for you.

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How to Get a Copy of Your High School Diploma: 2 Scenarios

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Aug 16, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Other High School, Coursework/GPA

Do you need a copy of your high school diploma and are wondering how to get it? Perhaps you need your diploma for a job or college, but you can’t find your original copy. High school diplomas can be required for a variety of reasons, and it’s important to have a copy of yours on hand. 

This guide will go over each step you need to follow in order to get a copy of your high school diploma, whether you graduated recently or years ago.

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8 Tips for How (and When) to Ask for a Raise

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Aug 1, 2018 7:00:00 PM

Other High School

Are you hoping to increase your salary but aren't sure how to ask for a raise? Are you also wondering how much to ask for a raise or when to ask for a raise? Asking for a raise can be nerve-wracking, especially if you aren’t sure how to go about it, but we have all the answers you're looking for.

In this guide, we explain everything you need to know about asking for a raise, including the steps you need to have done beforehand, the best times to ask for a raise, how much you should ask for, and eight tips to keep in mind when you ask.

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What Comes After Trillion? Names of Large Numbers

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jul 25, 2018 7:00:00 PM

Other High School

Not sure what number comes after trillion? Interested in the names of other very large numbers? What is a Googol exactly? Read on to learn what comes after trillion, the name of every important number that’s larger than trillion, and some ways to help you conceptualize extremely large values.

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The 19 Steps to Becoming a College Professor

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jul 23, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Other High School, College Info

Do you love conducting research? Do you enjoy engaging with students? Can you envision yourself working in academia? Then you're probably interested in learning how to become a college professor. What are the basic requirements for becoming a college professor? What specific steps should you take in order to become one?

In this guide, we start with an overview of professors, taking a close look at their salary potential and employment growth rate. We then go over the basic college professor requirements before giving you a step-by-step guide to how to become one.

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71 Body Parts in Spanish and How to Talk About Them

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jul 11, 2018 7:00:00 PM

Other High School

Are you studying Spanish and want to know the Spanish names of different parts of the body? In this guide we’ve created three charts of human body parts in Spanish and English. The charts cover external body parts, like hair and toes, internal organs, and the skeleton.

Together, these charts contain more than 70 parts of the body, so you’re sure to find the Spanish vocab words you’re looking for. We also include a chart of common phrases you can use to talk about body parts in Spanish so that you can put your new vocab skills to use.

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Vygotsky Scaffolding: What It Is and How to Use It

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jul 10, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Other High School

If you’re an educator or have a student in school, you may have heard of the concept Vygotsky scaffolding. It may sound like a construction term, but Vygotsky scaffolding and the related concept of the zone of proximal development are teaching methods that can help students learn much more information much more quickly than they would with traditional instruction.

However, Vygotsky scaffolding is only effective if you know how to properly implement it; otherwise it can actually hinder a student’s learning. Read this guide to learn what scaffolding and the zone of proximal development are, what the scaffolding psychology is, if studies have found these teaching methods to be effective, and how you can use these methods in the classroom to promote learning.

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The 11 Natural Log Rules You Need to Know

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jul 9, 2018 6:00:00 PM

Other High School

If you’re taking a high school or college math class, you’ll likely cover natural logs. But what are natural logs? What is ln? Why does the letter e keep showing up?

Natural logs may seem difficult, but once you understand a few key natural log rules, you’ll be able to easily solve even very complicated-looking problems. In this guide, we explain the four most important natural logarithm rules, discuss other natural log properties you should know, go over several examples of varying difficulty, and explain how natural logs differ from other logarithms.

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What Is the Density of Water? By Temperature and Unit

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jul 4, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Other High School

What is the density of water? Does it matter what the temperature is? How can you figure out the density of other objects and liquids? In this guide we explain water density, provide a chart you can use to find the density of water at different temperatures, and explain three different ways to calculate density.

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113 Great Research Paper Topics

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jul 2, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Other High School

One of the hardest parts of writing a research paper can be just finding a good topic to write about. Fortunately we’ve done the hard work for you and have compiled a list of 113 interesting research paper topics. They’ve been organized into ten categories and cover a wide range of subjects so you can easily find the best topic for you.

In addition to the list of good research topics, we've included advice on what makes a good research paper topic and how you can use your topic to start writing a great paper.

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Nurse Practitioner Schooling: How Long Is It? What Do You Learn?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jul 1, 2018 7:00:00 PM

Other High School

Are you thinking about becoming a nurse practitioner? It can be a great way to make more money and have more responsibility at your job. But what options are there for nurse practitioner schooling? How long does it take to become a nurse practitioner? How do you apply, and what do you do once you begin a nurse practitioner program?

In this guide, we answer those questions and give you all the information you need to know about nurse practitioner school.

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What Was the Open Door Policy in China?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jun 28, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Other High School

Looking to learn more about the Open Door Policy? The Open Door Policy was an important policy that affected Asian, European, and US trade for decades and even contributed to the Japanese/American conflict in WWII.

What was the Open Door Policy definition? Why and when was the Open Door Policy created? What are the impacts of it? We answer all those questions and more in these open door notes.

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The Easy Trick to Convert Celsius to Fahrenheit

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jun 22, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Other High School

In every science class, you must know how to use and interpret the Celsius temperature scale. But this can be difficult for students who are used to using Fahrenheit instead. How do you convert Celsius to Fahrenheit? What about Fahrenheit to Celsius?

We answer these questions below, giving you the mathematical formulas for converting between these two temperature units, a handy conversion chart, and a quick conversion trick you can use without having to grab a calculator.

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How to Identify the 10 Different Types of Clouds

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jun 22, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Other High School

Do you need to know the different types of clouds for school, or are you just interested in what’s up there in the sky? At first glance, all clouds can look pretty much the same, but with a bit of knowledge and practice you can soon learn how to tell exactly which kind of cloud you’re looking at.

In this guide, we show you all the steps to becoming a cloud-identifying expert. We’ll go over the ten main types of clouds and give you the info you need to identify each cloud type, including cloud names, their shape, height in the sky, color, and the weather you can expect them to bring.

We’ll end with some additional tips for identifying clouds, including easy tricks to differentiate similar-looking cloud types.

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The 24 Literary Devices You Must Know

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jun 21, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Other High School, Book Guides

Need to analyze The Scarlet Letter or To Kill a Mockingbird for English class? Then you’ve come to the right place. In order to successfully interpret and analyze literary texts, you’ll need to have a solid foundation in literary devices. What are the most common literary devices to know? What literary techniques are typically used in comedic writing? In dramas?

In this article, we provide you with a comprehensive list of literary devices, along with each device’s definition and an example of how it’s used.

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