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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your College-Application Essays

Photo credit<p>As a professional application-essay coach, I regularly encounter students with<p>well-intentioned but misguided strategies for their college-application essays. And how students approach this task often determines acceptance or rejection. So here are The 7 Biggest No-No's to bypass when …

13 Surprisingly Common Mistakes That Make Your Writing Look Bad | Inc.com

When you write a pitch, report, blog post, or company statement, how certain are you that you're using words correctly? Sure, you use a spell-checker, but that catches only spelling mistakes and the simplest of grammar goofs.<p>You need to do better because misusing any of these common phrases will …

20 interview questions Harvard asks MBA candidates

Of the nearly 10,000 applicants to Harvard Business School's class of 2017, only 11% were admitted.<p>What made them stand out? As with any interview or exam, preparation is key. And when applying to Harvard, it's vital.<p>Stacy Blackman, founder of Stacy Blackman Consulting, helps clients earn admission …

Millennials who are financially thriving have one characteristic in common

Millions of America's young people are really struggling financially. Around 30 percent are living with their parents, and many others are coping with stagnant wages, underemployment, and sky-high rent.<p>And then there are those who are doing just great—owning a house, buying a car, and consistently …

25 super-successful people share their best career advice for 20-somethings

But if "follow your passion," "give 110%," and "be true to yourself" just aren't cutting it for you anymore, perhaps advice like, "don't work too hard" and "relax" are more up your alley.<p>These successful people have offered some of the best — and oftentimes unconventional — advice for people in …

Self-improvement

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

• <b>Author:</b> Jeff Hobbs<p>An instant <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, named a best book of the year by <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>, Amazon, and <i>Entertainment Weekly,</i> among others, this celebrated account of a young African-American man who escaped Newark, NJ, to attend Yale, but still faced the dangers of the …

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

• <b>Author:</b> Jane Straus and Others<p><b>A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide</b><i><br>The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation</i> is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of …

CiteFast- An Incredibly Easy Citation Tool for Students

July, 2015<br>Cite fast is an easy to use web tool for creating citations. Students can utilize it to generate citations in different formats: APA (6th …

Education Technology

The Talent Code

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel Coyle<p><b>What is the secret of talent? How do we unlock it? The perfect graduation gift, this groundbreaking work provides readers with tools they can use to maximize potential in themselves and others.</b><p>Whether you’re coaching soccer or teaching a child to play the piano, writing a novel …

How Children Succeed

• <b>Author:</b> Paul Tough<p>“Drop the flashcards—grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call.”—<i>People</i><p>Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those …

How should we teach finance after the global crisis?

In economics, the haunting question ‘What is the use of economics?’ has been raised in the aftermath of the crisis. Diane Coyle (2012) has introduced …

‘What You Think, You Become’

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve,” Napoleon Hill once said. “The mind is everything. What you think, you become,” Buddha …

A Wonderful TED Ed Video on The Cognitive Advantages of Bilingualism

June 24, 2015<br>Bilingualism or the ability to speak more than one language is a prevalent linguistic phenomenon. Even in the online digital discourse a …

How to become a master networker, even if you're an introvert

But these days, we're barraged with invitations — chamber of commerce mixers, big conferences, and even more intimate gatherings of colleagues after work.<p>How can we decide what's worth it? In my new e-book "Stand Out Networking," I share the following strategies for how to max out the value of …

A 22-year-old Goldman Sachs analyst's death has been ruled a suicide

The police said Sarvshreshth Gupta was seen on surveillance footage falling from an apartment building into a parking lot about 4:20 a.m. on April 16, according to the Bloomberg report.<p>In a heartbreaking essay posted on Medium last month, which has now been removed, Gupta's father, Sunil, wrote …

5 Ways To Build A Positive Attitude to Learning

So you need to learn a new skill or brush up on an old one?<p>Or maybe you need to retrain completely, start your professional journey from the …

5 Simple Research Proven Hacks to Stop Wasting Time and Start Learning Fast - Fluent in 3 months - Language Hacking and Travel Tips

Full disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. ?<p>Do you dream of learning a new language, but then find you rarely take action towards making …

19-year-old who turned down Goldman Sachs says other students are just 'lazy'

"Most people at target schools are really lazy," he said.<p>Target schools are prestigious institutions, like the Ivy Leagues, where Wall Street banks usually focus their recruiting efforts.<p>The Wharton student, now a rising junior, is back interning with the same firm this summer.<p>Though he's the …

The MBA Debate: Is Management Savvy Impacted By Executive Education?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Lately, I’ve been hearing this question often, especially among young, aspiring entrepreneurs: ‘Is an MBA worth it?’ While I don’t think an MBA …

Retiring Cisco CEO delivers dire prediction: 40% of companies will be dead in 10 years

And was it ever a speech, filled with fire-and-brimstone predictions.<p>The upshot: Chambers, Cisco's CEO of 20 years, says more than one-third of businesses today will not survive the next 10 years. The only ones that will survive will turn their companies into digital, techie versions of themselves, …

8 Educational Websites to Help Students Gain Important Learning Skills

June 8, 2015<br>The platforms we curated for you today provide a myriad of useful resources to help students gain important skills. These resources …

One Week of College and the Mental Break That Sent Me Home

When I packed up my belongings and turned in my work keys to leave for college last summer, there was one thing my mind couldn't stop repeating: "I made it. I made it. I made it."<p>One week. Turns out I made it one week.<p>On the brochure of all of my college's promotional material, there is a beautiful …

A father's heartbreaking essay about the untimely death of his 22-year-old Goldman Sachs analyst son

Sarvshreshth Gupta worked as a tech/media/telecom analyst in Goldman's San Francisco office.<p>He was from New Delhi, India. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. He previously did summer internship at Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank.<p>Sarvshreshth began working at Goldman in the fall of 2014<p>…

How to get a job at Goldman Sachs from a non-Ivy League school in 8 steps

They also know how excruciatingly competitive it is to do that, especially if you're not applying from one of the Ivy League universities where Goldman and other investment banks focus their recruiting efforts.<p>But Business Insider spoke with one analyst (who wished to remain anonymous) who managed …

Want to Be a Better Writer? Cut These 7 Words

by Joe BuntingIf you’re reading this, then you want to be a better writer. However, becoming a better writer is elusive, isn’t it? It’s more art than …

11 Fascinating Books on Harvard Business School's Required Reading List

Looking for some great reads? Check out this list of intriguing books from Harvard Business School courses' online syllabi.

Tim Cook to College Grads: Don't Spend Your Life on the Sidelines (Video)

Cook delivered the commencement address at George Washington University on Sunday.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered a challenge to the graduating class at George Washington University on Sunday: Someone has to change the world — it might as well be you.<p>“The sidelines are not where you want to live your …