How To Be Creative In Handwriting

Creative writing exercises are not just for children learning to handwrite for the first time. Adults can definitely benefit from practicing a few new approaches to handwriting. If you want to improve the appearance of your writing, you should learn a few exercises that can quickly get you on the right track, whether you want to translate your skills into a career or just yearn to have more legible handwriting.

Use Creative Writing Exercises to Break Bad Habits
Believe it or not, you should not be letting your fingers do most of the work when you write. Instead, you should more so be using other muscle groups, such as your shoulders and forearms. Moving these areas of the body more than your fingers can create a greater flow as you write, rather than sloppy scrawls on the page. Most people assume their fingers should do be doing most of the “heavy lifting” in handwriting, but putting the shoulders and forearms to work while writing should create a more elegant result.…

Surviving the Dorms…

Have you ever tried to do that thing where you pat your head with one hand, and rub circles on your chest with your other hand? It’s kind of hard, not impossible, but hard. I think it’s challenging because one action is distracting you from doing another action. Sound familiar? Living in the dorms and doing well in school isn’t much different.

I think living in a dorm is something that every college student should do for at least one year. It is a great way to experience college as an underclassman, and it presents you with several opportunities that you probably wouldn’t get anywhere else. But there are few things that you should know and remember.

1. Go to class – There WILL be mornings where you literally wake up and don’t feel like moving. It will be 9 am or earlier, you can’t find your shoes, and your backpack is hanging from the ceiling fan. This may sound like a terrific opportunity to sleep in and watch reruns of The Price is Right, but you really should just get up and go to class. It becomes easy to take a few classes off here and there, but it will benefit you to try to make EVERY class.…

Practice Writing Makes Perfect Writing

Beautiful handwriting is all about practice. Here are writing tips so you can not only improve your penmanship but also find your style. Handwriting can be fun, and it doesn’t feel like you’re in school and being graded on your effort.

Although the Sumerians can be credited for inventing the earliest form of writing (in the form of simple pictographs), it was the Egyptians and the Chinese who came up with the earliest handwriting using an alphabet.
We owe our own handwriting primarily to the Latin used by the Romans. As our handwriting developed over the centuries, it soon became sort of an art form. Dry, boxy letters became soft cursive and the art of penmanship was born.…

Fundamentals of Handwriting Analysis

Handwriting analysis can be a fun hobby, but it’s also an important technique used by criminal investigators to try and understand the behavior of a suspect. Some companies use handwriting analysis during the hiring process to predict a potential employee’s personality and job suitability and future performance. Handwriting analysis, or graphology, is somewhat controversial and not presently accepted as a legal tool.

While the jury might still be out on the formal applications of handwriting analysis, this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take advantage of it.
Handwriting analysis can give us an insight into a person’s behavior, state of mind and overall personality. Since handwriting analysis is not an exact science, however, it’s important to allow for variations and not to expect anything too precise.…

What do Study-Abroad-Beijing Programs Really Have to Offer?

A great many people, not just the younger ones, are attracted to the idea of studying abroad. While some set their sights on the countries of Europe more adventurous souls are beginning to look a little further afield for their foreign educational experience. One of the destinations gaining popularity all the time to study abroad, Beijing is a perfect example.

Why Study Abroad in Beijing?

Beijing is possibly China’s most vibrant and modern city, set as it is to be a major financial center in the 21st century. For those interested in pursuing a career in the financial world a study abroad Beijing program offers an insight into the way that modern China is doing business with the rest of the world. All around the city new buildings are springing up as Beijing positions itself to take a larger role on the world stage.

Despite the fact that it has become so very modern, Beijing still offers foreigners an amazing and unprecedented look into life in Asia thousands of years ago. For those whose interests gravitate toward the historical a study abroad, Beijing program goes beyond fascinating.…

Stop, Pause, and Reflect

It’s almost December already and I’m trying to figure out where my year has gone. It sucks that even now, at the end, I can only pick out a few highlights of my year. I don’t want to go into detail, but this is just a short list.

1. I managed to be a bit more social which was last years resolution. I still don’t go out that much but I’m making progress. I realized I’ve missed out on a lot of things and that living a life, is life.

2. Kept my word. Okay, for the most part, when I said I was going to do something, I did in fact do it. And that I’m proud of. Maybe the procrastination stuck around, but things got done.…

Things To Avoid When Writing An Application

I Came across another (as usual) great post from copyblogger about headline writing. I have to say this is an area where I have problems starting in both my posts and my articles. Mine always seem boring. A piece of advice I got recently was write your headlines like a ‘thriller writer’.

That helped but this post by Jonathan Morrow is the ‘real juice’ and I will follow it’s advice. These tips will help yo when you need to write an essay or job application as well.

He lists 12 things to do when writing headlines:

My ‘Good Old Days’ Syndrome

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. How much I loved school. How much I miss it. What I’d do differently if I were to do it again.

  • Would I put more effort into my final year?
  • Would I plan my career?
  • Would I listen to my parents’ advice or my own?
  • Would I… would I… would I…?

I don’t regret anything. I try not to regret anything, with my life’s motto being “Never regret something that once made you smile” – and school certainly made me smile. Without a doubt. It was the happiest time of my life. Sure, it didn’t feel like it at the time.

 

I’d love to go back, even for just one day. I’d love to have that feeling of knowing my work was good. Getting good grades was my main aim in school and I did.…

Is There Preferential Treatment in Schools?

Have you ever wondered: Is there preferential treatment in schools? Do school board members kids receive preferential treatment? Does the PTA president’s kid receive preferential treatment? Do the kids of parents who volunteer more hours or donate more money to the school receive preferential treatment?

There is no easy answer to this question, so instead let me pose another one. Is it ever possible to be completely fair to every single person all of the time? And one more question: Would you be surprised if I said it’s nearly humanly impossible to be completely devoid of preferential treatment?

Human nature is what it is. It’s human nature to treat those who treat you well with equal measure. And conversely, it’s human nature to treat those who treat you poorly with equal measure. I am not saying that this is absolute whatsoever; however, I would contend that idioms such as “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours” and “tit for tat” have been around forever and are still utilized to this day because they are so true to human nature.

The truth of the matter is, sometimes schools are no different from other organizations. Let’s take, for example, the airline frequent flier miles program, often referred to as a loyalty program. The more one flies and accumulates miles, the higher his/her status level, the more perks, and preferential treatment one receives.…

What is your career personality and other questions

Do you like taking quizzes? I do and recently I have found on the mycareertools.com website a great career quiz that assigns you to one of the 6 career personality groups. There are also suggestions for a career/job that will be the best match for you.

This test is based on Holland codes and it’s really interesting. The career test has just 3 questions, you choose a number of answers and in 5 minutes you know your career personality. According to this test, I am a social type, a helper and one of the suggested jobs was a teacher! Wow, this is what I always wanted to do.

So my first question to you. What is your career personality?

I am a social type.

2. What order do you put on your clothes?

bra, underwear, stand in front of a closet for an extended period of time, then pants/skirt, shirt/sweater, shoes

3. Are you generally on-time, early or late?

I’m never exactly on time. I’m either early, or more frequently, running late.…