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Ryan Holiday: How to Write Any Essay: The Spartan System

Ryan Holiday: How to Write Any Essay: The Spartan System
Writing the perfect paper is a lot like a military operation. It takes discipline, foresight, research, strategy, and, if done right, ends in total victory. It follows then that the best advice for writing a paper -- be it a high school essay, a college research paper, or even an office memo at a Fortune 500 company -- would come from the tactics of a brilliant military commander. I discovered these tactics myself as a student, reading in awe of the mastery of ancient military masters and put them to good use. I could then -- and still can, when necessary -- bust out a ten or even twenty page paper with a few days notice. What Was My Secret? In my reading of Greek history, I stumbled across an obscure military maneuver, one designed for troops penetrating deep in enemy lines. My essay format works the same. Forget your teacher's boring prompt. Here is the outline for a hypothetical five paragraph paper: Introduction: (see a complete intro example here) Begin with a broad, conclusive hook.

Creative Writing Prompts How to bind your own Hardback Book The art of book binding is an ancient craft, but actually it is not very difficult to do and with almost no practice you can get really awesome results. If you are on the lookout for fun craft projects or quick ways of making nice presents and gifts, then this could be the project for you. I know that there are other Instructables on the art of book binding but this project is meant to be a simple quick project that will give a very acceptable finish, and a book that looks like it has been professionally made, yet without the need for any special equipment. All you will need is: Some paper Minimum really is about 32 A4 or US Letter sized sheets, to make a half A4 (half US Letter sized book), although smaller books can be made as can ones with more pages. You can use tracing paper, thick or thin paper and of course colored or even preprinted or written on paper. Some stiff cardboard or corrugated (fluted) cardboard Some fabric or leather Any old stuff will do for the cover.

Linkers and connectors - English Subject Area Contrast . In spite of / Despite Link two contrasting ideas. . . . . . Reason and cause . . Purpose . . Consequence . . . Addition . . . For example / For instance Introduces an example referring to previously stated ideas. . . but / yet: followed by a noun phrase or a sentence. ‘The book is short but / yet interesting’ . in spite of / despite: It is placed at the beginning or in the middle of the sentence. ‘He arrived on time despite / in spite of getting up late’ although / though/ even though / in spite of the fact that: followed by a complete sentence. ‘Although / though / even though / in spite of the fact that the pupils had not studied, they all passed their exams’. . however, nevertheless, even so, on the one hand, on the other hand, on the contrary: ‘He was quite ill however/ nevertheless/ even so, he went to school’ . while, whereas ‘This film is very interesting, while/whereas that one is quite boring’ Reason and cause . because, as since, seeing that: . in order to, so as to, to: Succession

Kevin Ward – Writing an Academic book – Some Thoughts Posted by Sarah-Louise Quinnell Following on from my appearence on the panel at RGS Postgraduate Forum – Annual Conference Training Symposium (PGF-ACTS) last week I present the first of three posts from the speakers on publishing. Todays post looks at writing and academic book and is brought to you by Professor Kevin Ward. So, you’ve decided that you are going to write an academic book. 1. - Does the publisher produce the type of book that you want to write in your field? - Are hardback and paperback versions of the book published simultaneously? - What marketing and distribution system does the publisher have? - Does the publisher send out copies to academic journals for review? - Does the publisher attend large academic conferences and participate in book exhibitions? 2. 3. - What are the strengths and weaknesses of the proposed book? - Who is going to read it and who is going to buy it? - Is the author/editor the best person to produce this book? 4. 5. share

10 Words You Should Remove From Your Resume Right Now Are you a "creative" and "effective" job candidate? News flash: you're also "predictable," like a lot of other applicants using these same buzzwords. LinkedIn released their annual list of the most overused buzzwords on their 187 million profile pages this week, with "creative" taking the dubious honor for the second year in a row. Words commonly used on LinkedIn are also likely to appear on resumes, meaning the list outlines the buzzwords you should be avoiding when formatting and writing your own resume. LinkedIn's top 10 repetitive words for the profiles of U.S. professionals were as follows (with some helpful translations): 1. The lack of creativity in using the word "creative" to describe qualifications isn't confined to the U.S. -- it was also the most overused buzzword in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Singapore, Sweden, and the Netherlands. Still, removing the unoriginal buzzword entirely can be difficult. Loading Slideshow Ridiculous Resumes & Cover Letters 1 of 22

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Idaho Observer: How to remove mercury and other heavy metals from your body – safely and inexpensively From the September 2007 Idaho Observer: How to remove mercury and other heavy metals from your body – safely and inexpensively Due to the enormity of the problem of heavy metal poisoning in today’s world, and the fact that entire books have been written on this subject, this column will attempt to bring to light some of the methods people have successfully employed to regain their health without going bankrupt in the process. By Ingri Cassel In the July, 2007, Back to Basics column we covered the devastating effects of mercury poisoning and the fact that many Americans experience the effects of mercury being slowly released on a daily basis from dental fillings. Simply removing them is NOT a safe method. This is undoubtedly the most expensive part of detoxing from mercury—removing the source that is in your mouth. To check for the presence of heavy metals, many people still go by hair analysis. Chemistry professor Dr. Dr. Dr. The following is from Dr. Dr.

Welcome to the ManKind Project | Changing the world, one man at a time. | Men's Issues | Men's Support | Men's Community 10 Step Beginners Guide to Blogging Your Personal Brand 1) Learn about blogging Before you even start a blog around your brand, introduce yourself to the concept. It helps to know what you’re getting into before you rush in and “only fools rush in” as they say. If you want to know the difference between traditional media and social media, check out this New York Times article (static), followed by a New York Times blog post (dynamic) on the same topic. You can also view the Wikipedia definition of “blog,” which contains the history, types of blogs and how they have blurred the roles in media. 2) Listen to current conversations In order to start a successful blog, you need to know what you’re getting yourself into and what has already been talked about in the blogosphere. Google Reader: I use Google Reader as a way to collectively gather all news and information related to my interests, such as recruitment, marketing, branding, social media and public relations. 3) Take a niche 4) Get your equipment ready 5) Pick your logo and theme Best practice