Tips to Write Great Personal Statements – PapersHelm

Personal statements are an essential part of any application required for any undergraduate or graduate program. It is a vital part of the admission process and can sometimes decide your fate with accretion or rejection from a college or university.

Personal statements help others understand you better. An admission form and documentation can only get them so far. A personal statement can help the admissions officer know who you are. What kind of a person you are. What your goals are and what you aspire to be.

Different schools have different things they require from your personal statement, but the essence of it is the same. To get to know whom they are letting come through their gates. This article provides some tips that you can use to write the perfect personal statement for yourself.

·         It is good to write about your life, your friends your family, education, background, talents, passions, and hobbies. The admissions officer wants to hear about momentous events in your life and the places you’ve been. He wants to know about the books you read, people you know, your inspiration, the people you admire and everything that describes who you are. They want to know you better, so it is best not to lie or hold back and put forth your best qualities. The best thing you can do is be yourself and not pretend.

You should explain why you should be accepted. You should mention why you are a good candidate for the school and what you can do for the college. Your goal should be to distinguish yourself from the other applicants. Many schools want to see diversity in their students, so the more different you are, the better.

Every college has different criteria on which they judge its applicants on. If you are applying to different colleges, making a universal personal statement is not a good step. You must tailor each essay according to the requirements of each college. You need to do some research regarding what it is that a certain college prefers and then base your statement on that.

Writing more about yourself may seem like you are doing a good job with yourpersonal statement, but you are in fact hurting your chances of getting selected. Many hopeful applicants do not read the directions carefully and exceed the word limitation that is requested. This only results in your application being thrown out.

GPA and Grades are an important part of an admission process, but it does not mean you can shirk your duties and not write a good personal statement. In fact, a good personal statement can even help you explain your strengths and weaknesses.

It is always a good idea to write a personal story in your personal statement. An interesting story can not only create interest but also boost your chances of getting selected. The worst thing you can do is bore your admission officer with a boring statement. Find something that distinguishes you from the crowd and make it the highlight of the statement.

With the above advice, your personal statement

has a chance to shine. It will not only catch the admission officer’s attention but will boost your chances of acceptation.

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Dos and Don’ts of Creative Writing – PapersHelm

Creative writing is not an easy task. We learn, we practice, and we improve. However, mistakes are a part of life, and it is only natural that you make mistakes in writing. While creative writing seems like a thing anyone can do, it is not the case. It is only possible if you have a creative and imaginative mind. When it comes to creative writing, there are many common mistakes that are disregarded by writers and people as they have become accustomed to them. Many writers do not even correct these mistakes now because they are widely accepted by the world.

However, if you want to become exceptionally good at what you are doing, then you must avoid these mistakes. You not only become better with your content, but you will also be able to find great content among the debris of bad content.

Following is a list of dos and don’ts that you must follow to become a better writer. Once you’ve memorized these tips and tricks, you can write articles, fiction, short stories, reports and much more far better than you did before.

Dos of Creative Writing

  • Write, write, and write! Write as much as possible. The more you write, the more you will get better at it. Have a regular writing schedule and write every day for a few hours. However, creative writing requires an open mind and imagination to strike, and it is not possible to write something productive every day. Make sure you write when you are at the height of your creativity.
  • Make sure that your introduction is compelling and attention grabbing to the audience. Make sure your opening is as interesting as possible and related to the target audience’s preference. You must avoid clichéd introductions and openings at all costs as such openings kill your creativity as well as diminishing your credibility as a good creative writer.
  • It is ok to follow a certain type of method for your writing, but it never hurts to give it your own personal twist. You can follow the path of great writers like Shakespeare and Jane Austin, but it is much better to come up with your own style and technique or writing. You need to step out of your comfort zone and experiment with ideas, writing techniques and styles.
  • You need to read the works of other creative writers. Not only for inspiration but to evaluate your competition. You need to read to get inspired. Be it poetry, essays, reviews, critiques and so on. You need to know how it is done to get it done.

Don’ts of Creative Writing

No matter how easy it looks, never plagiarize someone else’s work. It is easy to copy and paste someone’s work or just changing a few words and calling something your own, but you can be rest assured, it will have its consequences. Plagiarizing someone else’s work will not only weaken your credibility as a writer but can also land you in a lot of legal trouble along with you losing your reputation.

  • Having a vast vocabulary is a good thing for a creative writer, but he must make sure that the people, whom he is writing for, can understand what he is trying to write. Using complicated phrases and words will only confuse the readers. People want to read things that are short, understandable and interesting. If they pick up a book and can’t even go through the first paragraph without picking up a dictionary then, you are not doing it right.
  • Plagiarism does not only involve copying someone else’s work. Writing style can also be copied. Make sure you are not copying the writing style or voice of another writer. Everyone has a unique style, and if someone has written many books, it becomes quite easy to distinguish the writer’s style. It is important to find your own writing style so that you have your own uniqueness to bring to the table.

Now that you know some of the dos and don’ts of creative writing let’s see how well you do in the creative writing field. Here’s to hoping you gained enough information from this article that you can now write something and be proud of it.

How to Handle Multiple Assignments and Deadlines – PapersHelm

As a student, you always have to multi task and manage different assignments at the same time. You have to juggle between assignments, quizzes, projects, tests and all things related all while worrying about the deadlines. Granted, some projects and assignments are shorter and don’t take as much time as others, but it doesn’t mean that you aren’t stressed about them.

Managing multiple assignments along with worrying about their deadlines can be stressful, so it’s important that you make a schedule and be organized when it comes to working on your assignments. Here are a few ways in which you can take a little load off yourself while working on your assignments.

  1. Make a list of all the homework assigned to you. Write down the names of all the assignments, their deadlines or completion dates and post this list somewhere you can see all the time. This will not only serve as a reminder, but will also help you realize your duties. You can also use a calendar to mark down the deadline, so you can keep track of how many days you are left with before your assignment deadline ends.

 

  1. The next thing you can do to improve your assignment handling is to write down exactly how much time you think each assignment will take. Give yourself a little extra time for each assignment as the chances of you running into distractions are high. By writing down the time required for each assignment, you can make yourself sit down and work on the assignment no matter what. Give yourself some extra time in case there is a delay. By giving a certain amount of time to each assignment, you start to expect results from yourself.

 

  1. Make a do to list based on each assignment’s deadline. Start working on the assignment that has the nearest deadline. And then once that is done, start working on the assignment whose deadline comes second. Make sure to give yourself at least two days extra for each assignment before the due date so you can make any sudden changes or variations that you might like without stressing out due to time restraint.

 

  1. Work on your assignments with your friends. Working with other people can not only help share the workload, but it can also be fun. You can hang out with friends and work on your assignments as well. And it can also help to have 2 or more people coming up with ideas for your assignment. Brainstorming sessions can help the quality of your assignment by a long shot. Working with friends can not only be extremely helpful, but also fun.

 

  1. Keep the conversation going with your teacher regarding your assignment. Ask your teacher if there is any problem with your assignment or if you have trouble understanding it. Communication is the key, and it can also help the teacher ease up to you. Inform them about any problem you are facing and get their help. You never know, seeing your dedication might make your teacher give you an extension and a good grade.

I hope you now know how to manage multiple assignments and have a better understanding of multitasking when it comes to deadlines and homework.