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What would be the best college classes to take to become a writer/editor?

I am a Freshman in High School who has always had a passion for writing. I have taken to writing stories online as posting them on sites such as FanFiction.Net and Quotev.Com. Does anyone have any suggestions or even just advice. #writing #college #author...

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What are the do’s and don’ts of writing college supplemental essays?

I’m struggling to write my supps, send help! #college #student #writing...

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Active Oct 20 at 01:53 AM

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I would like to know what type of journalism classes are there?

some people told me that there is one where you watch movies and write about it, also another example is another journalism class you learn about media or photography #journalism #broadcast-media #writing...

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Active Oct 20 at 05:03 PM

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What classes will better prepare me for the emerging market of IT Security?

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Posted by Dennis M.’s Avatar Dennis M.
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Marilyn Balke-Lowry | Artist/Owner at Imaginart; Director of College Guidance Consultants, ... Hi,Look for schools that have a strong journalism/mass media program. Get ...

I'm a strong writer, but I have little actual work to show that. How can I start a portfolio to show potential employers?

I've been a strong writer for years and am frequently complimented for my articulate writing. However, I rarely write for anything outside of school or work, and I haven't kept most of my writing (I know, a mistake). How can I start to prove my skills? For background: If offered, I would...

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Posted by Megan L.’s Avatar Megan L.
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Ashley Paskill | Editorial Intern, Society19 Hi Megan! Great question. Most jobs look for good writing skills. ...

Tips for essay writing?

I'm currently a sophomore attending a public virtual school. Though I still have two more years of school, I want to improve my writing skills. How can I make my essays stand out? What do colleges look for in my essays? #school #college #essay...

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Active Oct 26 at 05:05 PM

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What are the benefits to pursuing a career in creative writing rather than journalism?

I love to write but want to know the differences between the 2 majors!!...

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Active Nov 14 at 07:01 PM

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Rachel Marshall | Design Lead at Airbnb I have a degree in creative writing and I know a ...

How can I know if becoming an editor is right for me?

As a kid, I always wanted to become an author. Now that I'm older, I'm more interested in editing at a publishing company. When friends have given me their writing to look over, I enjoy cleaning up the grammar as well as improving the flow and phrasing. However, since this has been my dream for...

#career #publishing #writing #editor #english

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What steps should I take to become an editor?

Eventually I want to edit books for a living. Right now I'm a senior in high school. I plan on majoring in English once in college. Where do I go from there? #editor #writing #english...

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I don't know what to write in my college essay

I can't think of anything interesting in my life that'll be beneficial for writing a college essay. #writing...

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Which degree is more advantageous for a copy editor?

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Stefania Revelli | Editor/Marketing Professional/Career Coach Hi Emily,Copy editing has widespread opportunity -- you can work anywhere ...

Who do I ask for letters of recommendation?

I'm a little confused on what I need to do in order to get letters of recommendation. How should I go about asking someone if they are willing to write a letter for me? Also, should I pick teachers from main subjects like math or English or can I ask my art and drama teachers? #art...

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Active Aug 21 at 11:54 PM

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I want to major in engineering. If I minored in writing would it be too much?

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Active Dec 05 at 06:12 PM

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Before I enter college to study for a career in creative writing, what are other ways to expand my writing skills on my individual time along with writing stories and short poems?

I love writing fiction like fanasy and young adult. I also write short poems and am currently writing a young adult novel. #writing...

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Active Aug 17 at 12:32 PM

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Posted by Madeline K.’s Avatar Madeline K.
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What’s the best way to improve on your writing skills ex. Essay

I normally don’t struggle to write, because once I have and idea it all goes fine. I just have trouble coming up with new and exciting things to write about when it comes to personal essays, college essays etc. if you know of any good way to improve my writing as far as vocabulary or formatting...

#creative-writing #general #journalism #author #writing

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Active Aug 15 at 12:25 AM

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Posted by Destiny W.’s Avatar Destiny W.
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Sean O'Donnell | Senior Writer | Manager at PwC 1) Just ask someone. If you need a topic or subject, ...

How do you become a successful writer?

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Active Aug 19 at 02:51 AM

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What's the most comfortable and steady position to be in when it comes to journalism while still making a difference?

By making a difference I mean having an impact by giving news to the world without constantly feeling like you're "missing a deadline" or stressing about giving news as fast as possible. #journalism...

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Where do I start looking for jobs when I leave college?

I want to write for Film and TV. #writing #film...

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Susan E. Oser | Contributing Writer at Vape Magazine I would suggest looking for jobs while you are still in ...

What is the first step in getting into the writing scene for Film and TV?

I want to know where to start first and who to make connections with. I feel like internships are important but I'm not sure what exactly I should be shooting for. My college is close to New York City which opens up a lot of opportunities. #film #college #career-path #writing...

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Susan E. Oser | Contributing Writer at Vape Magazine It depends on what you are looking to write about. What ...
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What's a good major to pursue if you have an AA degree in Health Sciences General Studies and you enjoy subjects involving English/Writing?

By 18, if I work hard enough, I should have an AA degree in Health Sciences General Studies, though now I'm wondering if I still want to pursue a career focused entirely on health. I've always struggled with math, which as I've found is quite involved in this field, making me reconsider my...

#professionals #liberalarts #linguistics #healthcareer #creativewriting #english #journalism #debating #writing #professors #career #health #communications #general #opentoideas

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Active Dec 05 at 08:15 PM

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Posted by Sarina W.’s Avatar Sarina W.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to ...

How Do I Sell Books in More Than One Genre?

As a young writer, I'm told all the time that I have to stick to one genre and one genre only. The problem is I like all genres and have written in all genres and formats. I write whatever I want, but I'm told that no one will publish me unless I allow myself to get stuck into a niche/specialty...

#writing #literature #publishing #author

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Active Aug 09 at 12:28 AM

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Christy Marx | Writer & Narrative Designer You can write in and sell as many genres as you ...

How Do I Break Into the Screenwriting Industry?

How do I get into writing for film? Is it easier than writing literature or is it harder? I don't want to be famous, just write things. Which is an easier field to get into or what is the significant difference that could affect my choice about which writing industry to go into? #writing...

#writer #film #literature #author

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Active Aug 08 at 09:04 PM

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Is college needed in order to become a professional writer?

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Active Jul 04 at 02:19 AM

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Posted by Emily A.’s Avatar Emily A.
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Christy Marx | Writer & Narrative Designer No, it isn't an absolute necessity. I only spent one year ...

Is journalism a good major?

I'm a CareerVillage staff member and I'm posting this because we know that many young people are looking for the answer to this question. This is among the most popular questions searched by youth, and we're hoping you will take a moment to share your response to it. Thank you! #college...

#communications #english #journalism #college-major #writing

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Alayna Milby Yes! Journalism offers opportunities to travel and meet people from communities ...

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