A Friendly Letter to Skeptics and Atheists: But this quick jaunt into potentially dangerous waters is head and shoulders above the rest. He is the perfect person to write this book because he is both a skeptic and a theist, a world class debunker of all things nonsense, and yet a man of faith.
The Dare to Be Yourself Guide for Getting into the Best College for You Great Words and Phrases to Use During the College Admissions Process This exercise is the beginning of a process to come up with word messages students want colleges to "get" about them as they fill-out applications, write essays and have interviews.
At my first college admissions meetings with students, I ask parents to identify nouns, adjectives, phrases, and short stories that will help me know something about their son or daughter.
Usually, one parent takes the lead, calling out a rapid-fire list of words: To get a little deeper, I might also ask, "What was your son or daughter like when he she was a little boy girl? After the meeting, I email the list of the words to the student and parents, so they can keep adding words.
This exercise is the beginning of a process to come up with word messages students want colleges to "get" about them as they fill-out applications, write essays and have interviews. Figuring out how to communicate about what makes you "you" is one of the most important parts of applying to college.
Well, last year's Stanford application asked, "What five words best describe you?
Just so you know, research suggests that knowing who you are is a first step in becoming a confident, effective adult. A Word List Starting Point Since I always encourage students to develop word lists, many ask me to provide examples of words that other applicant families have come up with. To give you some idea, here is a list of descriptive words and phrases I have collected over the years: Academic, adventurous, an advocate, analytical, animal-lover, animated, articulate, artistic, assertive, astute, athletic, autonomous B: Balanced, brilliant, business-oriented C: Can-do attitude, capable, caring, cerebral, good with children, class clown, community service oriented, compassionate, competent, concerned about others, confident, conscientious, considerate, courageous, creative, curious D: Daring, dependable, detail-oriented, diligent, disciplined, down-to-earth, driven E: Empathetic, enthusiastic, an entrepreneur, ethical, an explorer F: Fearless, a finisher, fitness-oriented, flexible, focused, a foodie, friendly, doesn't suffer fools, fun, funny G: Generous, gentle, genuine, never gives up, goal-oriented, goes beyond what is expected, good natured, good with the elderly, gracious, grounded H: Imaginative, fiercely independent, inspirational, an intellectual, intelligent, interpersonal, involved J: Kind, has real know-how, knowledge-seeking L: Good with languages, a leader, a fast learner, logical, loyal M: Mature, mechanically oriented, methodical, modest, motivated, multi-lingual, musical N:A Friendly Letter to Skeptics and Atheists: Musings on Why God is Good and Faith Isn't Evil: by David G.
Myers: Jossey-Bass/Wiley, Practice writing a friendly letter with, a date, salutation, body, and closing. Most of the worksheets on this page align with the Common Core Standards. To see CCSS connections, simply click the common core icon.
Write a letter to your mom and tell her why you love her. This printable includes. Responding to the "new atheist" assertion that religion—all religions—are "dangerous" (as well as false), David bridges the skeptic/believer dichotomy and suggests how faith can be reasonable, science-affirming, healthy, hopeful, and humane.
Powerful, surprising, and fascinating personal essays are also “reader-friendly essays” that keep the reader squarely in focus. So how do you go about writing one? In this excerpt from Crafting the Personal Essay, author Dinty W.
Moore shares a variety of methods for crafting an essay that keeps the reader’s desires and preferences in mind, resulting in a resonate and truly memorable piece. How to Write a Letter. Knowing how to write a letter is a fundamental skill you'll use in business, school, and personal relationships to communicate information, goodwill, or just affection.
Here's a basic guide on how to put your. Unlike your resume, which is a straightforward list of former employers, accomplishments and job titles, your cover letter gives you a chance to display your character, address any gaps in your.