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How to Tell Your Best Stories in a Resume

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 2, 2016 7:00:00 AM / by Story2 Guest Author posted in career

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The summer before my senior year of college, I helped edit a paper phone book. My supervisor Mike, a technical writer, worked on the design and content strategy. I proofread and checked numbers, dialing phone numbers ranging between five and 15 digits. When a person answered, I repeated their number back and said, “Do I have your right name and phone number?” Given that I had already dialed the number, the voices on the other end of the phone rarely corrected me.

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How You Learn: Answering Greenlight Scholars Essay 3

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 13, 2016 3:11:44 PM / by Story2 posted in career, High School and College

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People learn many different things in many different ways. Describe a project or opportunity--in school or out--that challenged you, revealed something new or where you experienced failure. Reflect on what you learned, how you learned and how that learning influences your plans for college and the future.

This essay is an opportunity to explore how you work and learn. It’s a chance to reveal how you start with a goal, break it down into smaller parts, and take action to complete the larger project.  

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Journeys, Learnings, Translations: From EdTech Startups to Students

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 14, 2016 5:00:00 AM / by Story2 Guest Author posted in career

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Storytelling, Writing and Self-Advocacy: How to Shift the Way We Teach Writing

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM / by Carol Barash, PhD posted in career

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The way writing is traditionally taught is fundamentally flawed. The five-paragraph essay formula bears little relation to the types of writing required in adult life. Think about it. Does the five-paragraph format help you write a great email? Proposal? Sales report? The answer is probably not.

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How Storytelling can Build a Bridge to Your Future

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 8, 2016 5:00:00 AM / by Story2 Guest Author posted in career

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I grew up believing in the power of a great story—I was the child who refused to go to bed without a book and later became a person who is infatuated with the idea that we all have something to say.

Nevertheless, as a student who had a nontraditional high school experience, I was smacked with something worse than writer’s block as soon as I plopped down to fill out college applications, unable to summarize myself using the drop-down list of activities and awards provided. I wrote my way into college, relying on the essay as the single opportunity to explain who I was, what I had done, and why it mattered to my education.

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