If you're taking a class that falls under the STEM category (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), and you're struggling, you might be wondering what you're doing wrong. Because you study...and study...and study, but still, nada. Well, that's assuming you actually study. So if you don't, then that might be a good start. But the next question … Continue reading How to study for STEM subjects
Well, here I was. I had to go through the whole application process again. "What a rip off," is all I could think. Of course, no one was being ripped off. If I wanted to go to grad school, then I had to apply. (Duh.) But let's get real. There are quite a few of … Continue reading I have to write an essay? Again?!
Perhaps it's hard to believe, but alas, it's true; there does come a time when you near the end of the essay writing process. What is the next step? To finalize and then, at long last, submit. You're stressed, that's a given. But, make sure your stress doesn't get the best of you in the … Continue reading Wrapping up the essay process
Today, folks, we will focus on one specific aspect of writing your college application essay. And no, it's not the number of these ";" you should use to make you sound smart. It is...yes, you are right- it is how to get into the zone. Mentally. Let's say at this point you know more or … Continue reading How to write the college essay: Getting into the zone
Good morning/afternoon/evening, people. I trust you are doing well. I also trust that you are here because you are curious about how you are supposed to approach the very general and rather overwhelming interview questions outlined in the first post of this series. Allow me to reassure you that these questions ARE broad and they … Continue reading Interview questions….FUR SKOOL: Part 2
In the first post of the 'Interview questions' series, we will simply start off by listing out some questions that are commonly asked at school interviews. "Not this! I already wrote a bunch of stuff and took all these exams, isn't that enough?!" I know, I know. Sorry but it's part of the applying gig, guys. … Continue reading Interiew questions…FUR SKOOL
Let's talk about personal statements, statements of purpose, application essays. You know when you see an essay that is more like a resume? "I did activity A for 20 hours each week, then I got these grades, then I played X, Y, and Z sports, and then I volunteered at place Beans and place Coffee, … Continue reading Stop résumé-ing your essay
Well DUH. This is, in a nutshell, the main problem. My grandkid coulda told you that. And I don't even have a kid. You know, a lot of us, oftentimes, worry about the writing process. We worry about what words we will use, how we will organize the information, what examples we will use....and it … Continue reading But I don’t know what to write…?
Again. Again. One more time. Multiple rounds of edits doesn't mean an essay is bad- it's a sure sign that the essay is reaching a state closer and closer to that of 'perfection'. And what is 'perfection'? The meaning depends on who you ask. In my eyes, a personal statement, or any piece of writing … Continue reading My philosophy about helping people write stuff
Yes, the school you go to is important. To a point. Maybe your school of choice has a really great program in your interest area, maybe it has a team you want to play for, maybe you like its extracurricular opportunities. This is all good and fair. But there’s a difference between wanting to go to … Continue reading Focus on the HOW, not Which School