If you’re preparing a personal statement for a med school, law school, grad school, or medical residency program, you may think that you should focus only on your successes. After all, if you’re trying to impress an admissions committee and
6 things that make people weak writers (and what you can do about them)
If you think you’re a weak writer, you may think that there isn’t much you can do about it. After all, when it comes to being a strong writer, you either have what it takes or you don’t. Right? We
“Farther” vs. “further”: What’s the difference?
Ever use the word “farther” or “further” and wonder if you should really be using the other word instead? We can tell you that you’re not the only one who’s confused. A lot of people use these words without being
The building blocks of a personal statement
If you’re preparing a personal statement for a med school, law school, grad school, or medical residency program, don’t make the mistake that many applicants make. That is, avoid writing a series of vague statements about why you want to
Writing a medical school personal statement: Why it’s important to think about your reader
When you write a personal statement for a medical school application, you’re writing for someone who’s going to make an important decision about your future based, in part, on what you’ve written. For this reason, it’s a good idea to
Hyphen vs. en dash vs. em dash: What’s the difference?
If you’re like most people, you may be confused about the difference between a hyphen (-) and a dash. This may even be the first time you’ve heard that there are actually two types of dashes: an en dash (–)
Why using long words makes you sound like an amateur instead of an expert
We’re going to start off this blog post by asking you to take a look at two versions of the same sentence: A: We will select the best way to implement the program. B: We will make a selection about
The difference between “me,” “myself,” and “I” and why you may not be using these words correctly
If you spoke English as a child, you may remember an experience that went something like this: Bursting with excitement, you eagerly started to describe everything you did at school that day to your mom or dad. You opened by