The Freelancers Guide to Staying Organized This post comes from our Australia contributor, Miann Scanlan. Follow along with her on Instagram @freepeopleaustralia! I’ve always been a pretty organized person. Sometimes I even dance the fine line between organized vs. obsessive — to the point where I can’t sleep if my room isn’t clean, or I generally feel as if my world is crashing down around me if there’s clutter in my apartment. But even with my books that are laden with colored tabs and notes, my color-coordinated closet (with matching wooden hangers), and a paper filing system that works with both color and the alphabet, I still had much to learn about being organized when I made the change to the freelance life.
Scholarship Essay Contests Not everyone can boast an amazing GPA, a scroll of extracurricular activities, and top marks on their standardized tests. That doesn’t mean you’re at a disadvantage when it comes to applying for – and winning – scholarships. It only means you have to be a little more creative. If you’re a good writer who is able to come up with essays on a variety of topics, a scholarship essay contest could be a natural option for you. Alternatives for Art Historians Compiled by Charles M. Rosenberg E-mail: Rosenberg.firstname.lastname@example.org In an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education ("No More Plan B,"' October 9, 2011), Anthony Grafton advised faculty who were charged with counseling and training students pursuing graduate study in history not to think of a tenure-track job in academia as the only and ideal future job, but to realize that the prospect of the number of academic jobs and new Ph.D.'s approaching one another in the near future is extremely unlikely.
From GRE till US Visa: MS immediately after engineering vs MS after work experience Higher education is absolutely essential in today's world. But, students always have this question regarding when to pursue MS. Are there any real benefits of working for a couple of years before doing MS? This article explains both these options in detail. Some students have job offers from big companies and it is very hard to not take the offer. Some students do not have the financial resources to pursue higher education and hence take up jobs before going after their dream of higher education. 10 Most Commonly Misused Words Think you’re the best writer or speaker in the world? After viewing this infographic of the 10 most commonly misused words, you may want to think again. Even though we learn how to spell and use words in properly in grade school, this information is often forgotten once we get older. Even worse, because we hear everyone else using a word a certain way, we tend to follow suit and do the same thing. For instance, how many times have you called something a “travesty” when referring to a tragedy or unfortunate event?
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Writing No-Nos: Would Your Professor Really Want to Read That? Since before anyone can really remember, writing has been prevalent. Humans rely on writing. Webster defines “writing” as, ”the way that you use written words to express your ideas or opinions.” Have you read a paper that started off like that–or, have you written one like that? Chances are good, especially if you haven’t had the opportunity to take an introductory writing course in college. Unfortunately, the introduction above includes virtually nothing a professor wants to see.
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Oberlin Stories On finding the lull in the storm: "I have learned the value of quiet... that taking a break from thinking so hard to just feel for a moment is what makes me happiest at Oberlin." Oberlin is a busy place. There is always art to see, music to listen to, ideas to digest, essays to read and write, and interesting people to meet. Why Colleges With a Distinct Focus Have a Hidden Advantage Take a look at any of the most widely followed ratings of America’s colleges and universities, and almost all of the top-ranked schools will have this in common: They want to appeal to everyone, or at least everyone with a brilliant mind and a work ethic to match. Their course offerings are balanced among math and science, the humanities and social sciences. They seek the highest-performing students of all sorts: Men and women, of any religion and geographical background, with any career ambition imaginable. Every student, of course, tries to find the school that best fits his or her personality and ambitions.
How to Get Organized for the New Semester The year 2015 is here, and for most of you, this month marks the beginning of a brand new semester of college! Whether it’s the last semester of your senior year, the second semester of your freshman year, or anywhere in-between, getting (and staying) organized is extremely important and helpful. For some of you, organization may come naturally and feel like second nature. I, for one, am practically obsessed with putting and keeping things in their place (I even have a Pinterest board devoted to organization titled “Therapy”; I may, in fact, be insane).