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Hilary Cairns
Hilary Cairns is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and has a BA in English/Creative Writing. She's an established freelance writer who also has a hand in marketing, social media, and editing for various businesses across the United States.

What is a GED?

 A GED, also known as the General Educational Development or General Education Diploma, is an alternative to a high school diploma. However, before deciding to take it in place of earning your diploma, there are some things you need to know. What Exactly Is The GED?  A GED is for people who didn’t finish high …

How to Study for the PSAT

Your results on the PSAT are not only an accurate representation of how you would do on the SAT, but they also give you the opportunity to win scholarships and recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Even though it is a practice exam, you should be fully prepared on test day. Here are some …

The 3 Different Kinds of College Campus Tours

Do you know what to expect during your tours of colleges? You might have a few coming up soon, so you’ll definitely want to know what to look for. Understanding the three types of college campus tours will give you a good idea of what you’ll see while you’re there. Open House One of the …

About The SAT: SAS Student Answer Service

Much like the ACT, the SAT also has a service that can help you review your results, known as the Student Answer Service. Here’s a quick overview so you can determine if this service is right for you. What is the Student Answer Service? The Student Answer Service, also known as the SAS, is a …

History of the SAT

The SAT is such a normal occurrence for high school seniors and incoming college freshman, that many don’t think about the roots of the test today. It’s actually less than a 100 years old. Here’s how the SAT become one of the most used standardized tests across the United States. Early Beginnings In the 1900’s, …

Most Popular Destinations for Study Abroad

Studying abroad can give you some great world views during your formative college years. In addition to being in another culture, it gives you the opportunity to learn in different settings. However, you might also want to stay with other Americans to make sure you adapt a bit easier. Here are some of the most …

Who Is Eligible To Take The PSAT?

You may have heard the term PSAT mentioned during high school, especially during the start of the school year. However, some students may not fully understand the purpose of the PSAT and even confuse it with a school sponsored practice SAT. Here’s some advice on taking the PSAT if you’re eligible: What Is The PSAT? …