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How to Write a College Recommendation Letter
How to Write a College Recommendation Letter

Who writes college recommendation letters? The answer is anyone (managers/employers, business professionals, teachers, guidance counsellors, clergy, community organizers, friends, family); it’s a tremendous honor to be asked but it’s also very weighty. Along with their college admissions essay, your letter might be the factor that determines whether this individual fulfills their dreams.

Cover Letter Examples
Cover Letter Examples

Writing a cover letter is a challenging task; one that can mean the difference between landing your dream job or receiving a candidate rejection letter. By following our cover letter example, you are well on your way to writing a proper cover letter and landing that dream job.

Eliminating Wordiness
Eliminating Wordiness

When a sentence is too long and is full of extra, unimportant words, it is referred to as wordy. If a sentence is wordy, it can be hard to comprehend and will detract from your writing. Try to follow these tips to avoid wordiness and to produce clear, concise writing.

Script Writing Podcast
Script Writing Podcast

If you have a great idea, but you are having a hard time putting a script together, we can help you get your thoughts on paper (or computer screen!). This podcast will provide you with some great tips for writing your next script.

Beginners Guide to Punctuation Podcast
Beginners Guide to Punctuation Podcast

Punctuation marks may not seem important, but they are. Without correct usage of punctuation, the meaning of a sentence can be lost. This podcast will highlight the basic rules of English language punctuation.

Recommendation Letter Example
Recommendation Letter Example

We have already explained how to write a recommendation letter and the benefit in doing so. This article will provide an example recommendation letter for your reference. Please use it to help format and write your next letter.

An Example Outline
An Example Outline

Writing academic papers is not easy. Sometimes you may have all of the research done, but just can't put pen to paper. If that is the case, you may need to write an outline. This article provides an alphanumeric example outline.

A Sample Resume
A Sample Resume

Now that we have discussed how to write a resume and provided you with resume formatting tips, it's time to provide a sample resume. This example of a resume will illustrate the type of content that should be included and the general format that should be used when constructing a standard resume.

Selecting a Thesis Committee
Selecting a Thesis Committee

In this article in our Dissertation/Thesis Writing Series, we discuss how to select a thesis committee. The selection of the thesis committee is one of the most important decisions you will make during your career as a dissertation author and PhD student.

Full Stops: A How-To Guide
Full Stops: A How-To Guide

If you’re North American, you may be wondering what exactly full stops are—here’s a hint, there is one at the end of this sentence. This is the main function of full stops, or periods: marking the end of a sentence.

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