Are you a grammar snob? Do you derive pleasure in correcting misplaced commas, run-on sentences, and other errors most people can’t even see? Do you feel rage when forced to read terrible grammar in text messages? If so, you’re going to love this new sticker pack.
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I wanted to write and share what we’ve been creating for you. We’ve taken a step back to evaluate how The English Major’s Guide (formerly Proofwriting) can better prepare English majors (like you) to have a great career. More importantly, we wanted to determine why we are working to create the best career prep resource […]
Writers need to stand out. It’s hard to get a job when you’re writing blends into the array of bloggers on the web. How do you set your writing above the rest? The secret is “The 5 Hour Rule”.
Ellen Petry Leanse, entrepreneur and former employee of Apple and Google, noticed a startlingly high frequency of the word “just” among her female coworkers in conversation and email. Sentences starting in “I was just wondering” or “I just wanted to” left the speaker submissive and apologetic before making a request. This gave more authority and […]
One of the requests I got while writing The English Major’s Guide to Getting a Job was to make it available on Kindle. Rather than sell the guide through Amazon’s storefront, I decided to build my own site (at my own expense) and sell it directly. I’d like to briefly explain why I’m doing this […]
In The English Major’s Guide to Getting a Job, I explain how you can freelance as a student and earn 2x, 4x, or even many more times what your classmates earn working minimum wage jobs. However, finding the kind of high-paying freelance gigs that make this possible is a challenge. How can you get the […]
Breaking into your dream career (the one where you’re paid to live your passion) can seem like waiting to win the lottery. But it’s not necessarily about the luck of the draw. In a recent 99U article featuring an interview with Catie Lazarus, host of Employee of the Month, Lazarus points out that the world […]
We all have to start somewhere, and sometimes somewhere is the land where you work for free. But you don’t always have to work for free to get experience or to build your portfolio. So how can you know whether you should work for free or find a gig that pays? This helpful infographic walks […]
Software developer Jeff Atwood is up in arms against the prolific idea that all children today should be learning computer programming. It’s true that there will likely be lots of job opportunities for programmers in the future, but according to Atwood, “Computer science is less an intellectual discipline than a narrow vocational skill.”
A recent NPR article highlights Mount Sinai’s school of medicine in New York City for it’s revolutionary shift in their admissions processes. A growing number of their students came not from traditional pre-med undergraduate programs, but from a humanities-oriented program at Mount Sinai known as HuMed, where they majored in various programs, English and Literature […]