Search found 22 matches

by IvyEyesEditing
Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:09 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Please help me correcting my writing
Replies: 1
Views: 2100

Re: Please help me correcting my writing

Hi there! In this subforum, we give a broad overview of suggestions for improving your writing in the long term, and we don't really 'correct' writing per se, like the post you included below. However, we would be happy to give you some general tips for how to structure this piece. Is this for an em...
by IvyEyesEditing
Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:18 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Ivy Eyes Editing: Transfer Application Essay
Replies: 1
Views: 2810

Ivy Eyes Editing: Transfer Application Essay

Hello everyone, This admissions season, some of you may be considering transferring to a college or program that better aligns with your needs. To that end, we wanted to provide some tips for writing transfer essays--please take note! 1. Specifically Support your Case Did you develop interests at yo...
by IvyEyesEditing
Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:25 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: MBA Admissions Essay Tip
Replies: 1
Views: 2572

MBA Admissions Essay Tip

Hello everyone, Finding ‘balance’ in your MBA admissions essay can be a challenging task. Your goal is to really target the prompt and integrate qualities and experience that strengthen and add color to your candidacy. You want to address each facet of the prompt, without sounding too mechanical or ...
by IvyEyesEditing
Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Please help me to correct my plot summary
Replies: 2
Views: 3214

Re: Please help me to correct my plot summary

Hi Gura!

Actually, your verb tense looks pretty good here!

I see more issues with subject-verb agreement, and general issues with syntax, semantics and flow. We will get back to you shortly with some suggestions for revision.

All best,
Paul
Ivy Eyes Editing
by IvyEyesEditing
Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Please help me correct my writing
Replies: 2
Views: 3328

Re: Please help me correct my writing

Hello, Rather than mark up your post, we would like to give you some tips that can be applied to this piece of writing and anything else that you write for the academic context. This will also help other englishclub.com users to easily apply our advice! Try to keep in mind the following: -Avoid conv...
by IvyEyesEditing
Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Culture Smart or Science Intelligent?
Replies: 4
Views: 5130

Re: Culture Smart or Science Intelligent?

Hi there, I found a small refresher about Huxley: "In his speech at the Royal banquet, Prof. Huxley offered some suggestive and interesting remarks on the relations between science on the one hand and art and literature on the other. "...We speak in symbols. I am not at all sure that the conceptions...
by IvyEyesEditing
Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:49 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Culture Smart or Science Intelligent?
Replies: 4
Views: 5130

Re: Culture Smart or Science Intelligent?

Hi there!

We'd be glad to give some input. Can you give us more information--the full question/prompt, and the type of class the paper is for (and also what level of study)?

Cheers,
Paul
by IvyEyesEditing
Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: How to imporve my writting skills?
Replies: 3
Views: 4539

Re: How to improve my writing skills?

Hi Nancy, What is your native language? My first suggestion would be to do the groundwork for your academic writing in that language--build a structure, map out your analysis and argument, etc. Then, perhaps with the help of a native speaker, slowly work through a translation. The key is to build yo...
by IvyEyesEditing
Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Ivy Eyes Editing: More Resume Tips!
Replies: 1
Views: 2181

Ivy Eyes Editing: More Resume Tips!

Hello everyone, We would like to follow up on our resume tips post from a few weeks ago. Many people have used some of our resume tools with considerable success, but various other questions have emerged. We would like to address some of these situations here: -Define Your Audience: Where is your re...
by IvyEyesEditing
Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Please help me evaluate this essay
Replies: 3
Views: 5213

Re: Please help me evaluate this essay

We are thrilled you found our feedback useful! I appreciate the journey and development of all writers, and the tools that teachers employ to help writers grow. To that end, I understand why many teachers encourage transition words and phrases to help give your writing a stronger structure. I agree ...
by IvyEyesEditing
Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Ivy Eyes Editing: Creating a Resume!
Replies: 5
Views: 4881

Re: Ivy Eyes Editing: Creating a Resume!

Excellent point! You might also check out www.eeoc.gov or www.dol.gov for info on labor practices in the US.

All best,

Paul
Ivy Eyes Editing
www.ivyeyesediting.com
by IvyEyesEditing
Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Ivy Eyes Editing: Creating a Resume!
Replies: 5
Views: 4881

Re: Ivy Eyes Editing: Creating a Resume!

Hello everyone, We have received various questions about proper resume format. Should my education be featured at the bottom of my resume? Should I include special skills, interests or hobbies? Should my most recent job/role be featured at the top of my resume? Should I include every major role or p...
by IvyEyesEditing
Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Vocabulary for Writing
Replies: 5
Views: 6759

Re: Vocabulary for Writing

Hi Anna! I agree with Hermit that a thesaurus is an excellent resource to consider! I would also add that it is important to consider what academic discipline your writing falls into--this can really impact the type of language that you use. There is specific jargon used for all types of writing, ac...
by IvyEyesEditing
Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Ivy Eyes Editing - Writing a Personal Statement
Replies: 2
Views: 3423

Re: Ivy Eyes Editing - Writing a Personal Statement

Hi Xcalibur, I am very happy you have found our input useful! As far as post-graduate applications are concerned, many of the same basic writing caveats we have mentioned in these forums apply. Of course, for more intensive study at that level, you must convey your specific interests/focus. So, it b...
by IvyEyesEditing
Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Ivy Eyes Editing - Writing a Personal Statement
Replies: 2
Views: 3423

Ivy Eyes Editing - Writing a Personal Statement

Hello everyone, In addition to answering all your specific writing questions in this forum, we also aim to periodically provide this community with valuable writing tips. Because admissions season is here, we would like to give considerable attention to admissions essays and personal statements. Man...
by IvyEyesEditing
Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Ivy Eyes Editing: Writing a Cover Letter!
Replies: 4
Views: 4560

Re: Ivy Eyes Editing: Writing a Cover Letter!

Hello, Let's eliminate the term CV to avoid confusion. To clarify, for most positions (in the US and around the world) you will need to submit the following documents: -A resume -A cover letter -an email introducing yourself and attaching both documents You may submit your documents in Word or pdf f...
by IvyEyesEditing
Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Ivy Eyes Editing: Writing a Cover Letter!
Replies: 4
Views: 4560

Re: Ivy Eyes Editing: Writing a Cover Letter!

Thanks for another great question. Today, most companies request both a CV and resume--but you should double-check which documents they request before you submit your materials. In some ways, the email which attaches your CV and resumes has become a new document in its own right! This email should b...
by IvyEyesEditing
Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Ivy Eyes Editing: Creating a Resume!
Replies: 5
Views: 4881

Re: Ivy Eyes Editing: Creating a Resume!

Hello, That's a good question. Generally speaking, and in most professional settings, a picture should not be included--some recruiters may actually find the inclusion of a photograph to be inappropriate. To start, recruiters first want to evaluate your career history, your skills, and your ability ...
by IvyEyesEditing
Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:45 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Ivy Eyes Editing: Writing a Cover Letter!
Replies: 4
Views: 4560

Ivy Eyes Editing: Writing a Cover Letter!

Today, most employers initially screen employees based on two documents: the resume and the cover letter. There are certain pitfalls that may cause a detail-oriented recruiter to immediately reject a candidate based on his/her cover letter: -Typos or misspelled words (this can be particularly offens...
by IvyEyesEditing
Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Ivy Eyes Editing: Creating a Resume!
Replies: 5
Views: 4881

Ivy Eyes Editing: Creating a Resume!

Hello everyone, Whether you are applying to college, graduate school, or a new job, you will need to submit a resume. What is a resume? A resume is an advertisement that markets your successes to your specific audience. We wanted to outline a few major tips to help people that are creating a resume ...
by IvyEyesEditing
Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:53 am
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Please help me evaluate this essay
Replies: 3
Views: 5213

Re: Please help me evaluate this essay

Hello, I really enjoyed reading your essay and would find it difficult to rate. However, I have a couple of major suggestions for you to help refine the language and strengthen your argument. My first major suggestion for you is to be conscious of your use of English idioms. Subtle language variatio...
by IvyEyesEditing
Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Help Each Other with English
Topic: Essay question about a person who inspires me??
Replies: 1
Views: 3993

Re: Essay question about a person who inspires me??

Hello, Admissions essays provide a fantastic opportunity for you to share more about who you are beyond your transcript and the rest of your application. For study at the undergraduate level, answers to these questions can be less about career (MBA admissions essays should reflect a targeted, strate...