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Demystifying the Common App 

I’ve mentioned the Common App a few times in previous posts about how to write outstanding enrollment essays [ link]. For those of you who might be wondering what the Common App is and how it benefits your enrollment plans, look no further!  What is the Common App? Think about traditional enrollment in multiple colleges …

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How to write a college entrance essay

In a shift to attract more students and make higher education more accessible, colleges today are waiving standardized test scores (SAT and ACT), or making them optional for those with low or mediocre test scores. If your test scores do not fall within the range of typical acceptances, then it’s best to rely on the …

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How to write a personal statement for your college application

Personal statements are a regular feature of the business world, but long before this, you may have to write one to gain entrance to a college or university program of study. Sometimes known as a statement of purpose, these pieces are important for highlighting your academic preparation, motivation, and career goals. You will want to …

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How to Create Outlines to Support Your Success

Have you ever experienced stress related to writing? Maybe you needed to draft a proposal or send an email to an important person in your organization. Or perhaps you’re writing a cover letter for a job application. One fantastic way to reduce stress and support successful writing is to use outlines – something I’ve mentioned …

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How to Converse with Your Audience

Social media is a powerful way to promote your business, services, and products. Through image sharing, micro-blogging, and disposable video, you can interact with your clients and customers in a variety of ways, creating conversation and generating business traffic and revenue. How do you gain an audience and retain their attention? Great question! Identify your …

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The Importance of Strong Transitions

Transitions in writing bring your reader along for the ride, making their experience smoother. You’re talking to their brain, more than anything. How do you make strong transitions when writing your article, blog, or website copy? For the writer, these will come largely in the form of transitional words and phrases, also known as transitional …

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How to Write Website Copy

Thanks to the high-speed world introduced by the internet and social media, website visitors don’t read – they skim. Unlike a good novel whose purpose is to allow the reader to wander through lines of elegant prose, online content works best when short and to the point. Brevity is the tactic, but not at the …

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What Skills do you Need for Professional Writing?

One of the most useful skills you can cultivate is writing. In the professional world, you can be called upon to write any number of things. For example, you could be tasked with writing blog posts for your company, articles about your profession or industry, newsletters, company emails, company policies, or query letters if you …

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