Application Writing Blogs

Application Writing Blogs Regardless of what you are applying for you will need to go through an application process.   This usually includes creating application writing, such as a resume, personal statement, application essay etc.  There’s a fine line between selling yourself and bragging.  Equally it is easy to undersell yourself and not highlight your skills. It can be a daunting task to try to find that happy medium.  But you need to create supporting documents that make you stand out from the hundreds, or thousands, of other applicants. That is what these application writing blogs are designed to do. My application writing blogs are designed to help applicants write outstanding supporting documents.  I provide you with impartial and incredibly helpful information.  Read through my blogs to understand what information you need to include when writing your application.  Here you should get a better understanding of what is considered relevant to your application. I aim to help you feel more confident in your application writing.

CV and Resume mistakes: a video from

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Application Writing Blogs | 0 comments

Resume writing, CV writing, cover letter writing and follow up letter writing are all incredibly important when it comes to applying for courses/jobs.  To give yourself the best chance to be successful in your application, you should make yourself aware of the common letter and resume mistakes.  So that you can avoid making the same mistakes…Read more.

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Write a cover letter: video tips from the professionals at Forbes

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Application Writing Blogs | 0 comments

Writing a cover letter is your opportunity to summarise the important parts of your application.  You can highlight your accomplishments and show how you are the ideal candidate. In addition to this, you can also express your passion and enthusiasm and inject your personality into your letter.  A strong letter could be what makes you stand out from the crowd.  So, you need to make sure you write a cover letter that is concise, informative and memorable. 

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Statement of Purpose: Writing Tips Video by the University of Washington

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Application Writing Blogs | 0 comments

To be successful in your application, you need to ensure your statement of purpose (SOP) is well-written. It needs to be effective and make you stand out from the crowd.  Therefore, I have put together some helpful hints and sourced a video from the University of Washington. Learn the ins and outs of statement of purpose writing (SOP writing) and applications writing, to make your application a success…Read more.

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Personal Statement Writing: help writing personal statements

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in Application Writing Blogs | 0 comments

When it comes to writing personal statements it is important to try to understand what a personal statement is.  To do this, it is a good idea therefore, to listen to some academics, the professionals who are used to reading personal statements.  From this you will understand what they like to see, or not see as the case may be and some of the pitfalls you want to avoid in your personal statement…Read more.

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Writing Services Tips for Writing your Statement of Purpose

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Application Writing Blogs | 0 comments

When applying to a university, college or school you might be asked to provide a statement of purpose to support your application, this is sometime optional, though, it should always be included.  Writing a statement of purpose is often quite daunting, especially if you’ve never had to write one before, fortunately there are plenty of professional writing services available to guide you through the process or even write your statement of purpose for you. A statement of purpose offers you the chance to support your application, by giving you the chance to explain: What motivates you to study this particular subject. How you have gained knowledge/experience/skills in the subject already. What your short and long term goals are.  How this program will help you to achieve these goals.  How you will prove of benefit to the establishment you’re applying to.  Unlike a personal statement, a statement of purpose focuses less on the first two bullet points and more on the final three (the three in bold).  To help you to write your statement of purpose, here are some tips from Lisa Thomas (LT) Writing Services of what to do, and what not to do: Do: Check to see if there are any guidelines, such as word count limits or specific questions that need answering. Keep it to the point, be direct and concise, avoid waffling. Include relevant information and give examples of past experience that showcase your skills/knowledge. Plan your statement of purpose from start to end, think about all the information you want to include and bullet point these so you don’t forget to include any.  Use these bullet points to form a structure, a flow to your statement of purpose. Use positive wording such as “I will attain my goals” . Express a passion for wanting to study this subject in particular.  Don’t: Be irrelevant, avoid talking about anything that isn’t directly relate to the program you are applying for.  If you say something that seems irrelevant, make it relevant somehow or leave it out, for example if you talk about an unrelated job, say what skills it gave you that you can use in the program. Talk too much about the past, a quarter of your statement of purpose, maximum, should be centered around your past and why you chose this subject, the remainder should focus on your goals, how you are going to achieve them, and how the course will be of benefit to you, and you to it. Create a lengthy document, keep your statement of purpose to one, two pages.  Remember the person selecting a shortlist for this course will have hundreds, maybe thousands of applicants to read, all of which will be submitting supporting documents just like you. And one important LT Writing Services tip to remember.  Always, always,  proof read your work.   If, after reading these tips, you are still struggling to write your statement of purpose, why not get a one of the many statement of purpose writing services to do it for you.   Most writing services will offer a full writing services package along with a proof reading and editing service and a critique service, enabling you to make improvements to your statement of purpose.  Lisa Thomas Writing Services offers an abundance of application writing services, including statement of purpose writing, see the full range of application writing services here.   Lisa Thomas Writing Services would like to wish you the best of luck with your...

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Writing Services Guide to Personal Statement Writing

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Application Writing Blogs | 0 comments

It is easy to see why so many applicants turn to professional writing services when faced with writing a personal statement.  The success (or failure) of your application can depend entirely on the personal statement being excellently written and selling you as an applicant, but it is often difficult to include all the necessary information while keeping it concise.  Having plenty of experience in personal statement writing services, I decided to put together a short guide to help anyone wanting to write their own personal statement. 1. First and foremost, look at the criteria given to you by the establishment you are applying too.  Does it have any instructions such as particular questions it wants you to ask or a word count?  If so, take note of these, you will need it when you come to plan your personal statement. 2.  Think about what you want and don’t want to include in your personal statement, remember this shouldn’t just be a re-hash of your CV, they will have a list of your experience and education so you do not need to repeat it all here. Use whatever information you consider relevant, and try to cover the following: What made you interested in pursuing this? What have you done to put yourself in a good position to pursue your goals? What are your short term goals and long term objectives? How will applying to this course help you to achieve these goals and objectives? What skills/knowledge have you gained and how you can you utilise these to prove yourself beneficial if your application is successful? 3. Plan your personal statement in bullet points so that you can create a good flow and structure to your piece and ensure you do no leave any information out.  Use this plan to go onto write your personal statement. When writing your personal statement, here are Lisa Thomas Writing Services tips: Keep it direct and concise, remember there will be hundreds if not thousands of other applicants and those responsible for selecting  a shortlist will have personal statements and CV’s for each one.  If your personal statement is too long you risk the chance of it not being read in full. Make it one, two pages long maximum. Only include relevant information, if you talk about how great you are at volleyball, you need to say how this is related to your application, such as “I played volleyball for three years, learning skills in discipline, team-work and leadership “. Provide evidence, if you say you have done something or learnt something, try to back it up with an example of a particular experience.  Although, don’t do this for each and every point you make, select your best two or three examples. Use positive wording, avoid saying things like ‘I am going to try to get good grades’ and instead say ‘I firmly believe with hard work and a dedication to my studies I will gain excellent grades’. Considering the importance of the personal statement in your application it would be wise to familiarise yourself with what should and should not be included and the above tips from Lisa Thomas Writing Services for writing a personal statement.  Remember, professional writing services are always there to help if you need it, whether you want your personal statement proof reading and editing or written completely from scratch. For more information about the writing services provided for applicants see here. Lisa Thomas Writing Services would like to wish you the best of luck for your...

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