Tag Archives: High School Seniors

Wow Them with “KILLER” College Application Essays

30 Sep

Whether you, or someone you know, already have/has written your (his/her) personal statement, THE MOST IMPORTANT part of your college application package, or still are/is struggling to identify that “perfect” topic,  it is time to consider taking advantage of an opportunity to meet for a private session. Continue reading

Mind your manners!

9 Feb

Remember your parents’ warnings?  You paid attention, didn’t you?

Here’s my advice for today: Mind your fingers! With texting and e-mails  flying in cyberspace,  it’s far  too easy to slip into text-spelling mode when sending important messages.

AND, check your message one last time before you hit Send.  The auto-correct feature may do just the opposite.  It JUST happened to me!!!!!!  For real!  I typed “feature” earlier in this paragraph and it auto-corrected to “feather tire,” which makes absolutely NO sense unless, of course, you’re a bird flying a bi-plane!

Ciao for now–

JS 🙂

http://www.joycesinger.com

Tips for Today!

31 Jan

Today, I edited the work of a brilliant, highly accomplished female executive.  Here’s the tip I shared with her:  The point of your sentence should come last for emphasis.  In  following this advice and reworking her sentences, the revisions resulted in an astounding difference in her writing!

Also, once again I am reminded of the importance of knowing one’s purpose, understanding the audience, and searching for precise words to drive home a message.

JS 🙂

Be Smarter!

7 Sep

The smartest people are not the ones who know all the answers;

THEY ARE THE ONES WHO KNOW WHAT QUESTIONS TO ASK!

Never leave class with your questions unanswered!    

“WHY?” is a good way to start!

JS 🙂                                                                  

The BEST Way to Learn!

5 Sep

Talk! 

Talk in class. 

Talk to your classmates. 

Form a study group with others to whom you connect.  When it comes time to write a paper or study for an exam, talk it through.  We learn best when we engage in dialogue with other people.

Become a “Semi-Expert”!

2 Sep

A good way to impress your professors and teachers is to be  up-to-date about a current topic of interest. Whether it’s . . .

  • Hurricane Irene and its Aftermath;
  • The “Arab Spring”‘;
  • President Obama’s Decision to Postpone his Televised Speech to Congress;
  • FEMA’s Response to Natural Disasters;
  • The Controversy Surrounding Mayor Bloomberg’s Decision to Ban the Clergy from 9/11 Commemorations at Ground Zero; 
  • The Four-day School-week Initiative in Oregon;
  • The Economy,
  • or whatever else interests you . . . 

no doubt, you will win the respect of others!   Don’t be too pedantic though, or you won’t have any friends!   Just a friendly tip from . . .

JS 🙂

A Thought For Today

21 Aug

Like it or not, people judge you by how well you write.

Soooo, whether you’re writing your personal statement, writing a report, making a business proposal, or sending e-mail, someone is paying more attention than you think!

JS 🙂