5 Tips for Writing an Effective College Scholarship Essay

5 Tips for Writing an Effective College Scholarship Essay

Jan 06

If you are about to enter college and are looking for a scholarship, be prepared for writing a long essay. You may be require to write a ten page essay that will pale in comparison to the essays you were asked to write in high school or earlier. With this long of an essay, it can be difficult to keep track of a clear idea. However, there is a certain formula, and there is a certain way that you want to write a college scholarship essay that will not only get your point across, but that will also impress the admissions department of a certain college. Here are five tips for writing an effective college scholarship essay. Make sure that you write an outline. In most cases, your scholarship essay will be about you. However, what do you talk about when you write about you? Well, this is the reason why you don’t want to blindly sit down at the page and start writing. You want to make sure that you have a clear beginning, middle and end before you actual start filling your document with words. Think very clearly about what you want to talk about. As you are devising the outline, you also want to think about all the things you want to talk about that may impress a college scholarship advisory board. When it comes down to it, there may be a lot of things in your life that could potentially impress, but you don’t want to include all of them. This is the reason why you want to take some time to think and to select the best of the best. Don’t use words that are too big or verbose. In most cases, you can say exactly what you have to say – with impact – using short, concise, smart words. Just because you use big words doesn’t mean that you are smart. As you get older, you will realize that the most powerful statements were said without using a thesaurus. If you use too many big words, you could actually confuse the college admissions officer more than impress. So, put the thesaurus aside and try not to use the one built in to your computer. Pay attention to the instructions given by the college scholarship board. Sometimes, a college scholarship board will have a list of rules and instructions that you must follow when...

Can’t do 9-5? 8 Creative Professions for The Ones Who Can’t be Tamed

Can’t do 9-5? 8 Creative Professions for The Ones Who Can’t be Tamed

Oct 01

Not everyone believes that being a doctor or a lawyer is what ‘successful’; or ‘sorted’; people do. Some of them drum the beat of a different tune. They like doing something which will give them creative satisfaction and a decent amount of money. These coolios cannot be stopped much like Miley Cyrus herself (though most of them will stop if it comes down to her VMA performance). So for the people who are nowhere near their straight laced doctor, lawyer and engineer counterparts, here are some professions they can dabble in: Stand-up Comedian: If being hilarious and being devoid of any stage fright is your thing, then being a stand-up comic will be quite a fun profession to take up. There are various open mic nights hosted at every Comedy Store, where you can participate. Keep in mind that the money won’t flow immediately as writing a set and saying it in a way to make people laugh is not any easy thing to do. But, if you get popular among the crowd and smartly market yourself on social networking sites (especially Twitter), then you can go a long way. Travelling from one city to another will be a regular feature in your life; the perks are that the opposite sex will definitely show more interest. Money, fans and laughter are the elements of a happy life. Chief Happiness Officer: This job exists, it does indeed. A chief happiness officer is hired mostly as an outside consultant to bring in joy and sunshine. This Officer Cool is meant to go to a workplace and make the company’s employees laugh and enjoy their day. Chief Happiness Officers are also hired to give the customers a good laugh. A good example would be Ronald McDonald. We’re Lovin it. Ferrari driving instructor: Just imagine, teaching people to drive one of the best cars in the world. Its niche but it’s so cool, too cool for school. Even Anthony Lazzaro, a former NASCAR driver, occasional professional racer earns around $500- $1, 000 a day teaching people to drive a Ferrari. By becoming a Ferrari driving instructor, you will be serving two kinds of people; people who want to know how to drive a Ferrari before purchasing one and people who cannot afford one but want to feel, see and hear what it feels like to be in a Ferrari. Not for the meek...

How to Give Your Kid the Best Chance At School

How to Give Your Kid the Best Chance At School

Sep 30

Most of us have mixed feelings about our school years. On the one hand they were relatively carefree compared to our subsequent careers, and it could be a lot of fun hanging out with friends and harassing the teachers. But at the same time, it’s also easy to remember just how tough school could be at times and how stressful. Not only are you going through a range of awkward changes, but you’re also more sensitive and less secure as a child. Your body is always tired and regularly spotty or greasy, you’re trying desperately to impress the other kids despite this (and also not get beaten up…), and then there’s the huge amounts of work that you have to do on top of all that. As an adult work might be tough, but at least it’s relatively straight forward and doesn’t involve ten or more different subjects that you aren’t interested in and a whole load of intense examinations. In other words, school has potential to be a great time, but it is undoubtedly tough on even the most accomplished of kids. As a parent it’s your job to make sure that your child has the best chance possible of getting through in one piece and of having a good time in the process. Here we will look at some of the things that you can do to ensure that’s the case. Packed Lunches What you pack for your child in their lunchbox is going to make all the difference to the way that they perform at school and their general disposition throughout. If you’re currently sending your child away with a sandwich and a KitKat then you need to give your child a lot more if you help them to make it through: more protein, more complex carbs and more vitamins and minerals. A good lunch should include lots of sandwiches, a savoury snack of some sort, at least two items of fruit and then perhaps a chocolate bar on top. This way your child will develop better and be more physically able, but they will also have more energy to take with them throughout the day so that they can concentrate better in classes. Clothes Also important is to send your child into school with the best possible clothing. While this can be expensive, it will help to give your child more street cred and will...