In previous posts of this blog, we have discussed the importance of creating both a work calendar to suit your admissions essay writing schedule as well as an outline for your composition. Now, I would like to move on to what I believe is the next crucial phase of this writing process: the first draft. Whether you are writing undergraduate essays or Law school essays, you must write a first draft.
Writing the first draft of your school essay should not be a difficult task. Since it is only a draft, you should not be concerned with the number of errors and/or grammatical mistakes in this version of your composition. Instead, feel free to write your first draft without any editing whatsoever. Write whatever comes to mind and then fix it later. Continue reading
Each year business schools in America receive more than 200,000 applications from perspective MBA hopefuls. Given this vast number of individuals looking to pursue a degree in business administration, I would like to take this opportunity to offer some specific tips on how to create effective MBA essays. I recommend that anyone thinking about applying to business school read the following information. If, on the other hand, this topic does not apply to your specific scholastic goals, please feel free to skip to the next section.
If you are considering applying to business school, you should take special care in writing your MBA admissions essay. Regardless of how well you did in school, you can count on the fact that there are thousands of other students applying to business school who have the exact same marks as you. Therefore, you need something more than just good grades and/or test scores to make your application stand out. You need the boost of a powerful and well-reasoned MBA essay. Continue reading
In the previous page we discussed the importance of creating a personalized writing schedule for your school essay. Now that you have (hopefully) completed that task, I would like to introduce the next step in the application essay process: producing an outline. Producing a quality outline is crucial in writing a noteworthy composition. In my opinion, the more defined the outline, the better the essay.
Regardless of what type of school essay you are planning to write, it always helps to first develop an outline. For the sake of argument, let’s say that you are writing a business school essay. Business school essays are no different from any other types of essays in terms of the creative process. Like any composition, you must first create an outline. Continue reading
There is no question that the application essay process can be a bit intimidating. As someone who has written several admissions essays, I know exactly how exasperating a process it can be! And that is why I have created this website. After years of school and dozens of compositions, I believe that I have come up with an effective formula for writing application essays from which anyone can benefit.
If you wish to write a quality application essay, the first thing to which you must commit is the simple fact that it is going to take a while. So, do yourself a favor and get any ideas you might have of completing your admissions essay in a few hours out of your head. In fact, I would recommend that you give yourself at least a month to work on your admissions essay so that you don’t feel rushed or anxious (as this could have a negative effect on your writing). Continue reading
The key to a superior admissions essay is originality. Writing an admissions essay is your chance to distinguish yourself from all of the other applicants trying to get into the same university. Therefore, you should take time to make sure that the subject matter of your composition is unique and your grammar faultless.
Since most colleges give applicants a topic on which to write their admissions essays, many individuals believe that it is near impossible to make their admissions compositions creative and/or unique. I am here to tell you, however, that this is positively not true. The purpose of a college admissions essay is to allow admission board members a glimpse of who you are. . .so feel free to be as creative as you’d like! Continue reading
Modern day language has been revolutionized by the use of Turabian style. From its roots in the Chicago Manual of Style, this guide has become standard use for students and professors today. With a hard slant towards academia, the Turabian style has become one of the most widely used methods of documentation.
Perhaps one of the most important features of the Turabian Style is the Turabian manual itself. With its simple, straightforward language and comprehensive research paper guide, the manual is a universal resource for the modern writer. In fact, the Turabian manual guides the student through the entire process of writing, from start to finish. Continue reading
Edited by the University of Chicago Press, the Turabian method of style has become universal. Its descriptions of and instructions for solid writing have enamored students young and old. Replete with examples for easy understanding, the Turabian method has become a standardized version of modern writing.
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The Turabian format has been used for citation for decades. In fact, Turabian footnotes and bibliographies have become standard at some universities. By embracing the principles and guidelines that Kate Turabian put forth, you can be sure to create crisp and correct language for your term papers, each time.
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Few styles have proven so effective as the Turabian method. In fact, Kate Turabian created a delicate blend of modern language guidelines and common sense, which has long been used for reference by academia. Replete with guidelines and instruction, the Turabian manual is your first step for solid paper writing.
The Turabian Principles
When Kate Turabian began writing her style manual, she wanted to provide a resource for the modern student. Clarity of instruction became as important as clarity of style. In a simple, straightforward way, she began to outline the principles of good writing. Continue reading
Kate Turabian was born in 1893, and worked as a dissertation secretary at the University of Chicago. Turabian serves as another instance of greatness in writing coming out of Chicago. She later authored the Student’s Guide for Writing College Papers, which made a name for her in higher education.
In the last 60 years, Kate Turabian has continued to guide young writers. Her Manual for Writers gives such detailed instruction that it has become a standard for authors of term papers, theses, and dissertations. Virtually any question that an academic or student might have can be answered within the pages of Kate Turabian’s manual. Continue reading