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10 Personalities of Writers Based on Their Punctuation

10 Personalities of Writers Based on Their Punctuation | Academic Skills | Scoop.it
What we write is who we are. And how we use punctuation to convey our messages goes a long way toward shaping our personality online. Some people like to make themselves heard no matter what!

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7 Content Curation Tips for Personal Branding Success

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Roger Parker shares 7 simple content curation tips for personal branding success.

 

7 tips for content curation done right

I’ve been studying this series since it began; here are some of the lessons and tips that set it apart from the everyday.

 

1. Purposeful. The essence of successful project lies in its description and purpose statement. In this case, the series is described as, “a weekly collection of cool discoveries from around the Web.” Most of the time, it’s mission is described as, “Most times the goal is to get you thinking differently about communication, collaboration, culture, and life in general.“

 

2. Relevance. People don’t read high-tech blogs for comic relief, however. For a blog, or a business, to survive, it has to value to customers and readers in terms of practical assistance, entertainment, or inspiration. This calls for a level of curation that goes beyond checking out the most popular blogs on the Internet. It requires an intimate understanding of your intended reader’s interests and values combined with a bloodhound’s tenacity following a clue.

 

3. Surprise. Given the wealth of daily compiled content curation publications on the Internet, serendipity–the ability to search out and discover previous unknown resources–becomes more and more essential. If your compilations merely echo the information that’s available elsewhere, the value of your brand quickly declines. The game is over when your recommendations fail to be pleasant discoveries. (I find these are almost always fresh discoveries on topics I do not normally follow–but am glad I’ve been introduced to.)

 

4. Annotation. The care you take in introducing and “selling the value” of the resources you’re recommending plays a big role in the success of your content curation efforts. You have to provide a context that relates the resource you’re recommending to your readers interests in as concise and entertaining a way as possible.

 

5. Engaging. Engagement, as practiced in the Mindjet blog’s Super Fun Friday Link Time takes forms. One is the over-the-top, tongue-in-cheek title, which promises a lighthearted end-of-the-week approach. A second approach is hinted at by the second part of the feature’s mission statement, that follows the “Most of the time” sentence above. The second sentence reads, just 4 words, reads; “Other times, LOLCAT ATTACK!” The sentence engages because promise to provoke.

 

6. Scarcity. Small, but crucial point; once a week is the perfect frequency for curated content. The Super Happy Fun Friday Link Time would quickly lose its appeal the more days of the week it appeared. As it is, the Friday-only schedule not only provides enough time to search out on-target, undiscovered relevant posts, it avoids reader burnout while providing a welcome change from the other daily blog post topics.

 

7. Consistency. The other side of scarcity, of course, is consistency. Having made a commitment to a fresh feature each Friday, it soon becomes a habit for readers who look forward to it each week…and will probably check back the next week if they were traveling or busy over the weekend.


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How Visual Thinking Improves Writing | Critical...

How Visual Thinking Improves Writing | Critical... | Academic Skills | Scoop.it
Encouraging kids to think in pictures and words can free up their creativity and language skills as they write. (RT @Braddo: Why make writing the end game?
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'Degrees do not guarantee jobs, people do' - Telegraph

'Degrees do not guarantee jobs, people do' - Telegraph | Academic Skills | Scoop.it

While it's true that not all graduates are in graduate jobs, blaming universities and limiting education for all, is not the answer


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The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For | Academic Skills | Scoop.it
It's the time of year where we all give thanks, and among many other things, we here at Lifehacker are thankful for all the free apps out there that improve our lives (and the developers that make them!

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The Best (and Worst) Study Habits | Visual.ly

The Best (and Worst) Study Habits | Visual.ly | Academic Skills | Scoop.it

"Have you ever wondered why you do so well in certain classes or subjects and why you abysmally lousy at others? We all know we all learn differently and we have strengths and weaknesses. But when it comes to studying, there are tips, tricks, dos and don’ts to learn smarter."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 15, 2013 8:57 PM

This infographic looks at study habits from different learning styles. What works best for visual learners, read-write learners, auditory learners or kinesthetic learners? This infographic provides this information as well as best study habits, tips and tricks for student success, and what to avoid. You might share this with your students.

Lucas García's curator insight, November 28, 2013 1:15 PM

Very interesting!

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Qmee find out what happens online in 60 seconds

Qmee find out what happens online in 60 seconds | Academic Skills | Scoop.it

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, April 15, 2014 9:58 AM

This is what life today looks like :). The statistic is incredible and the distances ar

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, April 15, 2014 11:28 AM

A velocidade de nossos dias em um simples gráfico.

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All in just 60 seconds

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Soft Skills for the Workplace

Soft Skills for the Workplace | Academic Skills | Scoop.it

So the 21st century is becoming the era in which we recognize the importance of soft skills, the role education plays in developing those skills, and the way they evolve throughout the life cycle. And we are developing new education, training, and intervention methods and new assessments in recognition of this importance.


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