14 Feb 2014

Still Life with Bread Crumbs: Anna Quindlen’s Simple Yet Captivating Portrait of Female Self-Discovery

Katrina’s Review of: Quindlen, Anna. Still Life with Bread Crumbs. New York: Random House, 2014. 272 pages. Surprisingly unfamiliar with Anna Quindlen’s prolific earlier prose when I first cracked open Still Life with Bread Crumbs, by the second page I realized what a gifted storyteller I had been missing out on. In an era when the lengthy ultra-long novel is trending, it’s a nice change of pace to...
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18 Jan 2014

Tips for Procrastinators: Writing a Compelling Statement of Purpose for Professional School or Graduate Study

  Tips for Procrastinators:  Writing a Compelling Statement of Purpose for Professional School or Graduate Study by Katrina Oko-Odoi We’re now at the tail end of the admissions season, so most of the super-organized, timely applicants will have long ago submitted their last application for professional or graduate school. I know there are some stragglers out there, though, and I’m talking to you! As a self-diagnosed...
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18 Dec 2013

How Parents Can Help Their College-Bound Children Find Scholarships

A guest post by Bobby Touran, founder of ApplyKit Parents helping their children apply for college often wonder, “How can I help my child look for scholarships?” This is a great service you can provide both for yourself and your child. Scholarships don’t have to be paid back. This obviously means that the more scholarships you find, the less you have to pay. Many teens...
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17 Oct 2013

Finding Federal Grants for College

A guest post by Bobby Touran – CEO of ApplyKit understanding between applicantoverseas payday loan lenders Government grants for college are extremely helpful in financing your college education. Often referred to as “gift aid,” grants are great because they don’t need to be repaid, unlike loans. Many grants are need-based, rather than merit based, like scholarships. In this post, I’ll break down the different types...
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3 Oct 2013

Should You Use a Professional Reviewing Service? By Bobby Touran

A Guest Blog by Bobby Touran – Founder of ApplyKit College essay evaluations can be a useful tool to polish and finely hone your college application writing. The businesses present their services as essential for students wanting to present a good essay. This may or may not be the case. There are going to be advantages and disadvantages to using these services. Let’s look at...
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1 Oct 2013

Reaching Across the Ages: Edward Marin’s Debut Novel ‘The Orion Project’ Offers a Poignant Portrait of Modernity through the Lens of Ancient Egypt

“Linda made a conscious effort to look at the city through the eyes of someone who, like Tonemcadu, had never seen it before. For the first time, she noticed how big, boxy, clean and gray it was. How its streets buzzed with an energy she’d always associated more with New York than Chicago.” –The Orion Project, pp. 52-3 A unique and thought-provoking novel, The Orion...
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27 Sep 2013

Writing Workshops: Using the Group to Your Advantage

 A Guest Blog by EditingWorm’s Writer of the Month! I loved my major: writing. I never had study sessions or exams. I never had to purchase textbooks equal to the price of a purebred puppy. Writing classes were designed to prompt creativity and fine-tune written story-telling skills, true or not. All that was required of me was to show up, complete the (very open-ended) assignments,...
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26 Sep 2013

The Top Reference Books for College-level Writing: From the Application Essay to College Papers

By Katrina Oko-Odoi Let’s face it: most high school seniors and college freshmen aren’t expert writers. Far from it, in fact. But that’s okay; that’s where external resources like reference books come in. While the internet might seem like a fine source for help with grammar and other common writing errors, there is a lot to be said about having a reference book in hand...
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