Good writing skills are necessary for a successful online college experience, and Kellie Nappa is here to help! As the Student Writing Support Specialist for the Johnson & Wales University College of Online Education, Kellie knows just how to help students put their best foot forward when it comes to writing. Here are five ways that a writing specialist like Kellie can help you improve your technique:
Update January 10, 2019
If one of your goals for this year is to go back to school—to earn your undergraduate degree, further your studies with a graduate degree, or make a career change—look no further than Johnson & Wales University’s College of Online Education!
Here are five reasons to choose JWU Online, in case you need a little boost:
1. Our online model was designed for busy professionals.
Explore human behavior and understand its complex relationship with the surrounding world with this online psychology degree. In this program, students will be exposed to psychological theories and learn how they explain human behavior, professional and ethical practices, social and cultural diversity, and psychological research methods. This undergraduate degree incorporates career knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as opportunities for experiential learning, which will prepare students for lifelong learning and professional success.
Whether you’re applying for an internship or preparing for your future career, it is important to have a polished résumé that speaks to your character and skill set. As a Career Counselor at Johnson & Wales University and an online instructor, I frequently review student résumés.
Here are seven of the most common résumé mistakes I see:
1. Incorrectly listing information and dates.
As the Student Writing Specialist for JWU Online, professors often tell me that their students struggle with understanding assignment instructions.
Here’s how to tackle the sometimes frustrating process of following complex or lengthy directions.
1. Read all assignment instructions carefully as soon as you receive them.
This will save you time and stress later on! If there is something you do not understand, be sure to reach out to your instructor as soon as you are able, as this is when his or her feedback will be most useful.
Today I bring you another common grammatical dilemma — how to revise your work to clarify vague pronoun reference.
What is vague pronoun reference?
One of the best things about online learning is that students can pursue their degrees from virtually anywhere — even another continent. Just ask Karen Duey '95, '18, current location: Antarctica.
Part of online learning’s appeal is that it is flexible and convenient. Need to work full time and pursue a degree? No problem. Live too far from a campus that offers your degree? Easy, sign up for an online option. But for some reason, many online students don’t realize that the very qualities that drew them to pursue their degree outside a classroom make it entirely possible to do so from anywhere in the world.