10 Writing Apps & Tools for Students

11 04 2017

You’ve already put in years of hard work and schooling to get where you are today. Now it’s time to put together a cover letter and resume that reflects all of the work you’ve put forth. Don’t let careless mistakes make their way into your work and negatively impact the impression potential employers have of you. Utilize these 10 helpful online resources to improve the accuracy of your resume and cover letter, so you’re putting forward the appropriate reflection of yourself and your abilities.

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Hemingway App
Miss the mark on the reading and comprehension level you’re writing at, and you could miss out on a big opportunity. Get your work checked for errors and, at the same time, get scored on the readability scale with Hemingway App.

Resume Builder
This step-by-step resume builder walks you through the entire process of creating your resume, turning it into a PDF and sending it off to potential employers. Use one of their 10 free resume formats to quickly and easily put together your CV for distribution.

Paper Fellows
After experiencing numerous years in the education system, you probably have a good understanding of how seriously the accusation of plagiarism is taken. When it comes to your professional career, it can completely ruin it before it even gets started. Just avoid the chance of that altogether with the plagiarism checkers at Paper Fellows.

Readability Score
Get an accurate measure of where your writing lands on the readability scale with this tool that helps you determine if you should make any adjustments to your work to raise or lower the level of comprehension you’re writing at.

Cite It In
When you need to include various references and citations in your cover letter or resume, it’s essential that you do them properly. But composing citations can be confusing, with many tiny details to pay attention to and remember. With Cite It In, there’s no need to remember all of those details, because they do all of the work for you. All you have to do is give them the info, and they’ll put together the reference for you.

Resume Ready Lite
When you need to make slight changes to your resume with each new job posting you’re applying to, this app makes it easy to clone your existing resume and tweak it as needed. Make changes and apply to new postings any time and no matter where you are.

ProWritingAid
With ProWritingAid, you’ll have the ability to work in your preferred word processor while editing all at the same time. There’s no need to stop or slow down when you’re on a roll because this tool works as you write to point out mistakes you’ve made and suggest improvements to your writing that you could be making.

Easy Word Count
Don’t go overboard on the word count, and keep your tally in check with Easy Word Count’s accurate calculator. When you need or want to stay within a certain limit, this is the tool you’ll need to keep to the counts you’re bound to.

Ginger
Yes, this downloadable software lets you customize your writing experience to your personality, with colorful keyboards and emojis, but there’s so much more to it than just looks. The accuracy of this tool is incredible, giving you real-time corrections and advice, in addition to providing you with a number or writing tools and resources, including a dictionary and sentence rephrase tool.

Career Igniter Resume Builder
Create and edit your resume within minutes, right on your phone, and have it ready to send out to employers quickly. This makes is incredibly easy to apply for positions as they become available, even if you’re out on the go.

Present your best version of yourself with the help of these 10 incredibly useful and powerful apps and tools, that can assist you in composing your best, most accurate resumes and cover letters.

****For this post, Campus to Career thanks Gloria Kopp!!****

Gloria KoppAbout: Gloria Kopp is a web content writer and an e-learning consultant from Manville city. She graduated from the University of Wyoming and started a career of a business writer, now she works as a blog editor at Studydemic. Besides, she is a regular contributor to such websites as Engadget, Bigassignments, Huffington Post etc.

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The 1 Thing You MUST Do This Year at College

27 08 2013

The 1 Thing You MUST Do This Year at College

Ah, the fall semester.  Summer is quickly on its way out, with throngs of students returning to campus, some stepping on that hallowed ground for the very first time.  Four years (or five…six…) will go by faster than you could ever imagine.  There will be parties, term papers and an incredible amount of last-minute cramming for that important final exam.  Then one day, you’ll finish your degree, walk across the stage, shake hands with the Dean or university President, and graciously leave the stage with proof of all your hard work rolled up tightly in a scroll that fits in your hand.

NOW WHAT??  Welcome to the real world.  Your first loan payment will be due in a matter of months.  You studied, kept your head down, your grades up and maintained the image of a typical college student.  You made it this far – congratulations!  Now, the question that EVERYONE has been asking since the day you chose your major…”what are you going to do with your degree?”

Sound familiar?  I bet I have your attention now, huh?  After years and years of listening to college students, professors, career experts, corporate recruiters and executives, a college student’s success largely depends on ONE thing.  Yes, I said ONE.  This isn’t a Top 10 list or Fab 5.  There is ONE thing you can do NOW, regardless of your student status, that will help launch you into the right career after college.  It’s amazingly simple.  Ready?

Discover how you can actually use what you’re learning in the real world…

…and then use that knowledge to make the real world better. 

That’s it.  Some background:

In college, I studied Journalism, Music, Leadership and eventually majored in Communication with a Broadcasting emphasis.  I wanted to be on the radio.  And, I was for several years, reporting from remote locations, manning the sound board for high school and college football and basketball, hosting my own information call-in show titled “Law Line,” and even serving as morning drive-time DJ and General Manager of the station.  I learned a lot.  Some of the things I learned were that the industry was very difficult to break into since it was so fun.  People just didn’t leave their jobs (or move up.)  There was NO corporate ladder to climb!  So, I moved on…

Here’s the thing: I use my background in Communication and Leadership every day.  Whether it’s written, verbal or nonverbal, my experience in the field has helped me succeed in my career.  As the drive-time DJ, I was making people laugh, entertaining them with silly bits, sound effects and dumb interviews.  That was about it.  Now, I actually get to use the knowledge I possess to help other people succeed so they can make the world better.  I get to help people find their culture fit, understand their potential and coach them to go out and get it!

What I’m telling you is that whatever you study in college won’t help you unless you put it to use.  Don’t count on the perfect job to come along so you can do it.  Create the opportunity.  Find the need, pursue the solution.  Make the world better using your skills and knowledge gained from your college experience.