How to write a graduate school letter of intent

When I approached writing my graduate school statement of purpose/letter of intent/admissions essay (whichever terminology applies), I knew it was one of the most important pieces of writing I would ever attempt. Particularly because my letters were all “open letters” with no specific questions or prompt. So I was all: “How do I write this? What do I write? How do I get started?” Oh and “This is so hard….

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7 Tips for creating a PowerPoint Presentation

PowerPoint Presentations can be a useful tool and also a huge boredom flag! I was invited to be a speaker at the University of Alberta’s International Week on January 28, 2013. So for this presentation titled “More than Belgian Chocolate: The ultimate payoff for working abroad“ I needed to prepare something because who wants to hear someone talk about travelling and working abroad without some sort of visual? The writing…

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Suspense vs. Thrillers By Stacy Green

Welcome to Writers’ Uni-Verse-City (or WUVC for short because every university has an acronym), a place where writers/bloggers can meet to discuss the craft of writing in the Internet age. WUVC will involve independent research, setting a curriculum and hopefully finding other participants (like you – readers/bloggers/writers) to: chip in, give tips, suggest books and other materials for study, teach me the ways of the warrior writer, and offer to guest post here at…

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One easy tip to find your writer’s voice

Welcome to Writers’ Uni-Verse-City (or WUVC for short because every university has an acronym), a place where writers/bloggers can meet to discuss the craft of writing in the Internet age. WUVC will involve independent research, setting a curriculum and hopefully finding other participants (like you – readers/bloggers/writers) to: chip in, give tips, suggest books and other materials for study, teach me the ways of the warrior writer, and offer to guest post here at…

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The Pros Do the Finish Work – Guest post by Jenny Hansen

Welcome to Writers’ Uni-Verse-City (or WUVC for short because every university has an acronym), a place where writers/bloggers can meet to discuss the craft of writing in the Internet age. WUVC will involve independent research, setting a curriculum and hopefully finding other participants (like you – readers/bloggers/writers) to: chip in, give tips, suggest books and other materials for study, teach me the ways of the warrior writer, and offer to guest post here at…

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