5 Practical Tips to Write an Excellent Essay

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Every writing assignment that you prepare as a student is designed to help improve your writing as a whole.

Even when you write your essay in elementary school years, it is helping you to form cohesive thoughts and learn the basic set-up of a paper. This means that the more assignments you do, the greater your writing skills become.

Even so, there are some practical tips that you can use regardless of the subject, to make your essay great. Here’s what you need to know.

1. Think outside the box when choosing your topic.

Students sometimes believe that having their teacher choose the topic is better, because it doesn’t require brainstorming. However, when you choose your topic, you are actually at an advantage.

Choose something that you have a basic knowledge about. Then, consider how you would be interested in exploring the topic.

Shape your ideas to fit within the topic guidelines. In this way, you will have a topic that you are interested in. This will make writing the assignment significantly easier and more enjoyable.

If you need ideas, look around on websites that have essay writing services. There are usually many unique, original ideas that can be adapted for essays.

2. Don’t skip the outline.

Once you know what your topic is, jot down ideas about what you want to say about it.

If you are writing a personal essay, make a list of things that you want to say on that topic. If you have to do research, make a list of the most significant ideas.

Then, once you have a list of information, create an outline by transferring your ideas into an organized format. The outline makes it much easier and faster to write the rough draft.

3. Write the way that is easiest for you. 

When you are composing the rough draft, you should write it by hand or type it on the computer, whichever you prefer. Something to remember as you choose is that you should write how you are most comfortable. The rough draft is a time to think and expand on your ideas.

If you are a hunt-and-peck typer, your ideas will not come across as quickly or as clearly. You should also consider writing the final draft. Typing on the computer has the advantage of easy changes without re-writing. While writing it by hand makes it easier to spot mistakes.

4. Know how your teacher expects the essay to be formatted. 

Some essays are simpler than others, especially when they are personal essays. By contrast, essays that require research can be more technical. They may require a reference page in addition to the actual essay.

The preference of if a title page is required can also vary between these types of assignments. For formatting samples, check out sites offering essay writers for hire. Their writing samples can be used when you need a little extra help.

5. Proofread at least twice.

The left and right sides of the brain are responsible for different thought processes.

The left is logical – for spelling, punctuation, and grammar. While the right is responsible for clarity of ideas and flow.

For the best results, you should proofread for clarity ideas and flow first and for technical errors second. This will ensure you do not overlook any mistakes.

Whether you want to try buying essay papers or you are writing your assignment yourself, knowing these tips will guide your choices. You can choose an interesting topic that is easy to learn and write about, as well as craft an excellent essay that will earn you a top grade.

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8 Tips for Women to Help Grow Their Career

8 Tips for Women to Help Grow Their Career

Why are there so few female CEOs? It’s a commonly discussed topic in the Australian business landscape, and often highlighted as an issue in society.

This has been made evident in the inaugural Robert Half CEO Tracker, commissioned by specialised recruiter Robert Half to identify common traits amongst the leaders of the ASX 200-listed companies. The research found the top position in the workplace is still male-dominated, as the majority of ASX 200 CEOs are men (94%). Only 12 ASX 200 CEOs are women.

It’s an unfortunate fact of the current C-suite employment market, with women underrepresented in top positions – a fact that applies to not only ASX 200-listed companies.

Despite this, it’s well known that diversified boardrooms with women represented across leadership positions bring enormous value to organisations and the wider business community. This is not just because of their wealth of experience and knowledge. But also because of their diverse perspective applied to business strategy that’s required for any organisation to succeed.

Whilst looking at the low percentage of female CEOs, within our Executive Search branch, we’re seeing a strong push for diversity from companies looking to hire at the C-suite level. Organisations are actively specifying diversity in their recruitment agendas, and not only just based on gender, but on an all-inclusive approach.

While there still is a long way to go for women to be represented equally at the boardroom table, it’s encouraging to acknowledge just how far Australian women have come and actively promote steps they can take to further their careers in the business world. More can always be done to empower women within the workplace. And understanding the common professional characteristics of top Australian CEOs is a great place to start their C-suite journey.

For women looking to hone their personal attributes, CEOs need to be clear communicators who are capable of both giving direction and accepting expert opinion. And as with all leadership positions, exceptional people skills are essential. By being assertive, forward-thinking and willing to take risks, ambitious women in the workplace can ascend the corporate ladder to the top job just as fast as their male counterparts.

How Women Can Grow Their Career

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1. Know what you really want.

Think about what you want to achieve in your career – and why. Ask yourself some important questions:

  • As a senior executive would you be willing to work long hours and take up extra responsibilities?
  • Do you like to solve complex problems?
  • Are you comfortable as a leader?
  • And, crucially, how do your family feel about you pursuing a career as a business leader?

2. Develop a career plan.

Determine what you want to achieve, and work out a detailed career plan. This will be a blueprint that maps out your journey to the top of your organisation, allowing you to focus on your ultimate career goals.

3. Work continuously on your leadership skills.

Developing leadership skills is an ongoing process and an essential element for women pursuing a management position. By developing your technical, managerial and social skills, you are more likely to climb the corporate ladder – and be better prepared for the challenges you face along the way.

4. Communicate (more) directly.

Well-developed communication skills are essential for all managers. Yet men and women often have different communication styles.

Women usually take on a more modest tone, and often tend to communicate in an assuming way (“wouldn’t it be better”, “could we perhaps”, etc.). However, for a male audience – who usually communicate in a more direct way – this style of communication can suggest you lack confidence or are unsure about the matter at hand.

5. Take risks.

Women are usually less inclined to take risks than men. Yet this is part of being a leader. If you can prove you are willing to take calculated, carefully considered risks, you’re more likely to assume a managerial position.

6. Offer to take on certain tasks, even those nobody else wants.

A willingness to take on additional projects or raise your hand for tasks that others are sidestepping, can showcase your skills beyond your normal job duties. This is a great way to demonstrate you’re a team player, who is willing to go the extra mile for the company.

7. Do not be afraid to stand out.

All great leaders stand out from the crowd. As a manager, it’s likely you will have to make tough, and at times, unpopular decisions, so be prepared to set yourself apart from others in good times – and in bad.

8. Build your network.

People like to work with people they know. So do not underestimate the possibilities offered by traditional and online networking. Building your network can be important to getting ahead.

About The Author

Robert Half Executive Search specialises in the search for and placement of executive leadership talent across a broad spectrum of function areas and industry sectors.

By being assertive, forward-thinking and willing to take risks, ambitious women in the workplace can ascend the corporate ladder to the top job just as fast as their male counterparts. Here are 8 tips to help women grow their career