Sarah W.

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Breaking Down the Writing Process: 5 Tips

Posted by Sarah W. on 11/21/20 11:34 AM

I was recently helping someone with a comparative essay they had to write for school. This person did not like writing—a common enough state of affairs. They felt that they had no talent for it. The process frustrated them. I could see that they were struggling in part because they were trying to do everything at once (come up with ideas, write grammatically sound sentences, discover their own thinking and opinions on the topic at hand).

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5 tips for authentic interviewing

Posted by Sarah W. on 11/4/20 8:48 AM

There’s something comical about reading articles that coach you on how to be yourself. If you Google “authentic interview tips,” you’ll find articles titled “How to Sound Authentic” and “How to Be Yourself,” which evoke truisms like Oscar Wilde’s “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken” and Shakespeare’s “To thine own self be true.” But what does “being yourself” even mean? And how can you “be yourself” under the duress of an interview?

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Tags: admissions coaching, medical school admissions, graduate admissions, college admssions

Revising - Demystified

Posted by Sarah W. on 8/17/20 8:58 AM

“There is no such thing as good writing. There is only good rewriting”

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Tags: creative writing, expository writing