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College Scholarship Tip: Don’t Text Type!
This college scholarship tip is hard for many students, but what they don’t realize is that scholarship judges and committee members do not understand their lingo.
Students, R U text-typin’ in your college scholarship applications?
Well, R U?
IDK about u, but trying to figure out what someone is trying to say when you are not up on the latest texting lingo is VERY frustrating.
Texting is fun, quick, and popular among young people these days, but students applying for scholarships need to keep in mind their audience, the judges.
When you fill out your college scholarship applications, write your essays, and prepare your scholarship resume, leave the text-type in your phone!
i mean it, lol!!! (See what I mean?)
Scholarship judges CRINGE when they read text-type and it is a very real problem.
The lack of punctuation, non-proper use of capitalization, and mysterious abbreviations for phrases are a red flag and will get your applications thrown right into the “reject” pile.
(Be sure to read: College Scholarship Red Flags to Avoid at All Costs)
Sure, texting is fun, but it has no place in your scholarship or college applications.
So as tempting as it may be to fire off that college scholarship essay and application with text-type, be strong and resist.
Let all the other applicants make that mistake, UKWIM?*
*You Know What I Mean? (Wink)
Monica Matthews is the author of How to Win College Scholarships. She helped her own son win over $100,000 in college scholarships and now shares her expertise with other parents and their students. She truly has “been there, done that” in regards to helping parents and students navigate the scholarship process.
Her method of helping students in finding college scholarships, writing unique and compelling scholarship essays, creating amazing scholarship application packets and more, have taught desperate parents to help their own students win thousands of scholarship dollars.
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