Writing for your Audience (Rhetoric)

Hi all! Today’s post will cover writing for your audience. To most–if not all–of you, this will seemingly be no big deal. “I’m a student. My professor has to read my paper. Who cares about writing specifically for him/her?” I bet your professor does, even if he or she doesn’t explicitly say so. You know […]

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Cover Letter Tips

Ahhhh, cover letters. Everyone thinks they know the magical “right way” of making a cover letter, but really? There is no RIGHT way. Sure, there are some tips and tricks that may help you more than others, but ultimately–it depends on the job you’re applying for. A cover letter for a teaching gig will NOT […]

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How to Write a Resume

Today’s post will focus on resume writing. With the job market as it is, it is important to portray yourself in a way that an organization will take notice and give you a shot at an interview. I will give you some advice on how you can effectively communicate your experiences and skills to prospective […]

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How to Improve your GMAT (AWA) Writing Score

You’ve worked for a few years, climbed the ranks in your company and have decided it’s time to go back to school for your MBA. The problem is that now you need to take the GMAT, and–much to your significant other’s dismay–it requires a good month or two practice (after work and on weekends). One […]

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Tips on Business Writing In Presentations

Today is going to be a “special edition” of (un)Enlightened English. That’s right, I’ve hijacked my wife’s blog and am going to do a post on a topic that is near and dear to my heart: Business Writing. For those of you who are wondering why or how Kelly allowed this–well, there are two  reasons: […]

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Personal Statements: Common Mistakes

I know several of you are thinking about getting a BA or an MA, both of which require personal statements. Since this topic was the most popular vote (go vote in the poll on the right for what you want to see next!), I figured I’d go ahead and address it. Personal statements for your […]

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Facets of Freewriting

If you’re like most people, odds are, you get a little tense about writing. “Is my grammar ok? Does this sentence make sense? What about my thesis? Do I even have a TOPIC? GAAAH!” Trust me, we’ve all been there. 😉 And while yes, writing can have this wonderful, studious side which explores the nooks […]

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