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1.11 Writing for an Application

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  • 1.11 Writing for an Application<p><span style="font-size: 16px;">In this discussion, you'll start brainstorming some of the ways that you can write for an application as well as start thinking about what it takes to write a good application.</span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong> Answer this question</strong>: As you think about the upcoming year, what kinds of application writing might you have to do? (a resume? a cover letter? a scholarship essay? a college application essay?) What do you think it takes to write a successful application? In other words, what do you think admissions officers/employers look for when they get an application? How do you impress them?</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Be as specific as possible.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">For bonus points, <strong>make a real life connection</strong> and share what you've learned. Talk with someone (a friend, family member, coworker, etc.) who has done application writing and find out from that person what types of application writing they have had to do and glean advice on how to write successfully.  Ideally it would be someone maybe five to ten years ahead of you, but certainly anyone who has done application writing in the last several years could be helpful. (It's not that parents don't have oodles of wisdom to share. I know I do. I also know I completed my first resume on a typewriter, and a few things have changed. :)</span></p> <p><br /><span style="font-size: 16px;"> In order to get full credit on this discussion, you should also respond to at least two other students' responses in a way that extends the discussion. Your posts should be on different days.</span></p>