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College Scholarship Tip: R U Text Typin’?
Here is a college scholarship tip that seems so simple, yet many students don’t realize how important it is in the college scholarship process.
Several years ago, I was on a committee to evaluate a school’s performance.
The parents were sent surveys to rate the school and answer a few short questions. One parent’s answer to one of the questions was, “idk“.
There were several of us on this committee and we all sat there scratching our heads trying to figure out what “idk” meant.
I’m not sure how we eventually figured it out (probably sent a text to one of our kids!), but we finally understood that idk = I don’t know.
Students, when you fill out your scholarship applications, write your essays, and prepare your scholarship resume; leave the text-type in your phone!
i mean it, lol!!!
Scholarship judges CRINGE when they read text-type.
The lack of punctuation, non-proper use of capitalization, and mysterious abbreviations for phrases are a red flag and may get your applications thrown right into the “reject” pile.
Sure, texting is fun, but it has no place in your scholarship applications. So, as tempting as it may be to fire off that essay with text-type, be strong and resist!
Let all the other applicants make that mistake, UKWIM? (You Know What I Mean?)
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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 regard 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. She teaches them how to apply S.M.A.R.T. with outstanding results.
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