“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears, I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.” – Julius Caesar. It has been four centuries since William Shakespeare wrote his last play but even today, his work continues to be read by high school and college students. From relatable characters to universal themes – his poems and plays still manage to resonate with us and offer incredible value. Be it is Othello’s Iago or Macbeth’s Lady Macbeth; this literary genius has given us some of the most complex characters while using interesting literary techniques.
Unlike a traditional classroom setting where you get to have regular face-to-face interactions with your instructors and classmates, in an online classroom, interactions happen via discussion board assignments wherein students are required to write discussion posts to put forth their thoughts and ideas. In fact, did you know that one major advantage of online education is that it tends to pull shy students out of their shell by having them actively participate in discussions that take place in online courses? This is what makes discussion posts an integral component of online classes.
From projects to college essays and research papers – you thought you had mastered them all until the dissertation paper came along. Little did you know that you had this final writing assignment to tackle till you could successfully earn your degree and enjoy some peace of mind. Dissertation papers are not your regular college essays. Typically received in the final year of the undergraduate program, dissertations are an extended piece of writing on a research topic of your choice. It is expected to be around 10,000 – 30,000 words and is undoubtedly the most challenging and lengthy piece of writing expected during the course of the program.
You are in freshman year; you receive your first ever research paper assignment and you tell yourself that you will start this assignment early because you want to do full justice to it. 5 weeks later – you are exactly where you were. The only difference is that you are in panic mode this time because you have a 10-page research paper due tomorrow and you haven’t even started it. “What was I doing all this while!” you wonder in exasperation.
Every MBA program requires applicants to submit a compelling personal statement in addition to their GMAT scores, recommendation letters and transcripts. You might get an impressive GMAT score or have a body of work experience to showcase but unless your personal statement manages to stand out and convince the admissions committee, your chances of getting accepted will remain slim.
It’s the start of the week, you head to college and realize everybody is talking about the research paper submission. “Isn’t that due next week?”, you ask only to be told that it was due the previous day. You hurriedly check your calendar and are in for a rude shock – you missed the deadline. Just then, your alarm rings and you wake up sweating. Thankfully, it was a dream! However, the fact remains that you have a submission in four days, and you are nowhere close to starting it.