Are Your Writing a S.M.A.R.T. Paper?

Are Your Writing a S.M.A.R.T. Paper?

Almost 99% of the time, we can tell if a piece of writing is good based on the thesis statement alone. • Is the writer focused on a clearly described topic issue? • Does the writer clearly indicate their position or perspective on that issue? If a reader can easily...
Yes I’ll say it. Wikipedia is WONDERFUL!

Yes I’ll say it. Wikipedia is WONDERFUL!

I get Belle’s reaction in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast when she first stepped foot into that enormous library. Growing up, I spent many hours curled up in a corner at the end of the hall in my childhood home dreaming of having that for myself someday. At the end of...
6 Ways to More Effective Communication

6 Ways to More Effective Communication

We’ve probably all experienced communication mishaps. We’ve all heard about the 3 R’s: re-read, review, and revise as well. They just don’t work as well in a high-speed chase to get things done. And that is the issue. We tend to read and write messages fast. The only...
If You’re Scared, Say Your Scared

If You’re Scared, Say Your Scared

The fear of failure has a permanent place on the top ten list for most common fears. Everyone suffers from it at some point and under different circumstances. It is fueled by fear of change and fear of rejection–what other people will think of you. The only way...