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ten easy steps to formulate a strong scholarship essay

as i enter into my first year of graduate school, i figured it was finally time to tap into all this free internet money folks kept saying exists. writing essays is easy, right? we do it all the time in academic settings, why not try to get paid for it…??

before you get to writing it’s important to actually find some scholarships. here’s an excellently organized post by @jesussbabymomma that covers multiple databases. got some? great. let’s get to work.

     >> the way i organize a scholarship essay is breaking it down to individual tasks [makes the whole situation far less daunting]; i top each task list with the scholarship name and the due date  <<

1. the easiest way to start is to specify the requirements of your scholarship essay. go straight to the source, copy-paste the directions, write them down, put em somewhere you can continually look back on. is it a personal statement? are they expecting you to present knowledge on a certain subject? do they just want you to talk about how worthy you are of free money? asking your educated opinion on a topical issue? whatever it is, know it in and out. the actual worst thing is putting hella time into a scholarship essay only to realize you misunderstood the directions.

2. if this essay requires you to write expertly on something you know nothing about, gather your sources. tap into those databases you’ve used for research papers in academia [or google scholar is always a great free resource]. hone in on that subject and get to searching.

3. as you find usable sources, begin to create an essay outline. mine tend to be pretty lengthy and detailed.. by all means use an outline style that fits your needs. there’s a few different components to this step; i handle this pretty much the same way i would a regular research paper..

  • solidify your argument; (if there is an argument you need to make); i’ve found delving into my new-found sources helps me sort of figure out my stance along the way. look at all sides of the issue, bring them up in your essay, impress them with your ability to think critically. you got it, superstar.
  • consolidate sources; i will often paste links right in my outline. i then copy the specific quotes from the source and place them exactly where i want to use them in my argument. this helps so i don’t have to go fishing later.
  • gain understanding of the content; it’s.. it’s pretty important to know what it is you’re writing about.

4. after your outline is created, take a detour and write the works cited [bibliography, reference page, get-out-of-plagiarism-free card]; you certainly don’t have to do this step here.. i know some people like to wait until the end. i just think it’s good to get out of my head a little bit… put the critical-argument-creating/ stream-of-consciousness-writing on hold and do some good old-fashioned citing.

5. at this point you’re likely ready to begin the first draft. which in my case is essentially is taking the bullet points out of my outline and changing the font to something that may even look like it’s work the thousands of dollars i’m hoping to receive.

6. if you’re anything like me, this next step is the hardest.. proofread && DEDUCE. we’ve developed this amazing skill of cranking out ten-page papers… but now we’re being asked to operate within a 500-1000 word parameter. (sometimes less?!? like some have 140 characters yeah uhm okay). here i take out any extraneous adjectives and run-on sentences. i blame the lack of brevity on my degree in the humanities sector.

7. once you get sick of reading your own work, find friends to edit. peer reviewing is certainly worth the shot at deduced tuition. when i’m crunched for time, this is the step i skip.. but i always feel more comfortable submitting something i wrote that a few others have looked over as well.

8. next, take the time to research the scholarship organization. for schmoozing purposes. this can happen earlier in the process too.. don’t ask me why i decide to see where the organization’s principles lie until after i’ve written the paper.. i take this time to learn a bit about who i’m asking money from, and make a few tweaks to the essay if i need to.

9. almost done!! final proofread aloud. this really helps with cutting down on word count, and just ensuring the whole thing moves smoothly. i’m always pleasantly surprised how much better my essay flows after i read it out loud.

10. once you feel confident in your paper, send it off! my final step is submit & schedule a time to check back.  sometimes organizations will post on the scholarship site which day they make their decision. make a note to come back that particular day to see the results! hopefully, you’ll get an exciting congratulatory email beforehand.. but it doesn’t hurt to be sure.

try these out, let me know if they work for you! now get out there and make that moneyyyy :}


i reached 2k followers yesterday and i honestly have no idea what to say… THANK YOU SO MUCH. i’ve never thought this would happen. i hope you’re enjoying your daily dose of harry on your dash :D

so to say thank you, i’m doing follow forever and i’ve tried to include as many people as possible because i really love all my mutuals

(also idk how to make banners so just have a beautiful face of harry)

firstly, a big shoutout to these amazing people. i love you so much and i’m so happy i’ve had a chance to get to know you and talk with you ❤

@magnuslightswood - where do i even start :D our conversations are like 90% harry thirst and sharing our love for this perfect human being. you are the nicest person i’ve had a chance to meet here and i’m so happy we started talking because of your harry gifset that basically killed me haha and all your gifs kill me because they are amazing and so are you ^_^ love you lots ❤

@thirstyalec - you are absolutely the sweetest and by the sweetest i obviously mean the most thirsty haha i love how we always expose each other because apparently we have a reputation haha i love talking to you and i still have no idea how you put up with me haha i’ve said it many times but i love you a lot ❤

@daemonya - ahhh, you are my biggest motivation to continue writing my fic and i have no idea what i’d do without you. i love our talks about others fics because you always have the best recs. and i love talking about literally anything with you because we can never run out of topics :D bonding over healthy relationships is the best way to become friends ^_^ looove you! ❤

@lightwoodclan - MOTHER! should i be worried that my mother is younger than me? :P our convos are sometimes so wild haha but i love you and i love talking to you ❤ even when you’re trying to pretend that you’re innocent haha we know better lmao

@jacehvrondale - i have this huge urge to just send like 5 million hearts because i love you so much ❤ you’re such a sweet and cute person and i’m just so happy that we’re friends. you’re one of the best people i have ever had a chance to get to know

@mrspotterblack05 - it feels like we’ve been mutuals forever and i just love you a lot? ❤ i love talking to you about sh, freaking about literally anything. when something happens, i always go to you because we can analyse literally everything and anything haha you’re always so nice (or salty when there’s a reason :P). i’m so so happy we’re friends ❤

@magnusandalexander - you enjoy way too much exposing me all the time haha but i love youuuuu ❤ you’re so smart and funny. you’re sweet but also super salty (but it’s always justified :P). i have no idea how you put up with me lmao also, your gifs give me life ngl aaaand writing our smut fest was amazing so we should probably go back to it at some point :P

@malecisright - i love writing with you! i love exchanging those cute (or smutty :P) prompts with you. (not so) casually screaming at each other when magnus or alec did something and we just needed to write a short story because we always need more and more :D you’re one of the best people and i love you ❤

@magnusfray - you’re such a sweet person and i love our conversations ❤ your edits are so cute and i’m always in love with them. i even reblog clace for you because they’re just that good haha

@jacelghtwood - bonding over the magicians even though we’re sh blogs? sure, why not :D i love analysing every episode with you ❤ especially when we both can’t stop talking about how amazing eliot is :P i’m so happy i replied to your post that one time because we started talking because of it and it was definitely one of the best decisions :D

my other lovely mutuals who i love so so much (absolute faves are bolded)

a - b
@acoupleofcows@ahrtsyfray @alecgaywoods@alecismyfuture@aleclightwoodlovesmagnusbane@aleclightwqqd@alecmalec @alecsaldertree @alecsplushpillow@alexanderbaens@alexanderbanes@alexander-l1ghtwood-bane@alexanderswarlock @alishawainnwright@alishawanwright@arosendes@alxanderlightwood @baneftglitter@banelights@banesarcher @baneseelie@bee-fabulous@boyfriendsmalec

c - g
@canislytherinthings@caringmagnus@clarystele@clizzyjimon@daddarioll@daddariyos@deamaia@damnmalec@darling-magnus@dimshums@eternal-malec@evak-malec @february22 @ffsmagnusbane@flammenmeer@flirtymagnus@fraywoodbane @gayizzys@glitternsass@gretelsmaias

h - l
@harry-daddario @harryshumjjr@hufflepufflightwood@hoteldumorts@ifellforfandoms@isaaccock @izzybabewoods@jaceslewis@jezthemadficster @justalexanderlightwood@katisith@kitkatmcnamara@kklainesmalec@laurenkmyers @lesbianmaureen@lightwoody @lookingforalicante@loonydru

@magicalmagnus@magnass-babe@magnificentbane @magnificentmalec@magnusandraphael@magnusbae-ne@magnusbaneheart@magnus-banes@magnusizzy@magnuslights@magswoods@magunsbane@maiagarroway@mammafairchild@matthewbane @matthewdaddarino@mattlightwood@mcgnus-bane@meliourn@mgnusbaene@morbidwarlock@mrsblackthorne@mundanelion

n - s
@nephilimagnus@nightfallgoddess@omgharryshumjr@patronuass@patronusmagnus@phildrawsfanart@piesdean@prettylightwoodinspires@pure-magnus@sapphiclydia@shadowstele@shinymalec@simonlevvis@softbimagnus@softdaddario@softmagnusbane@softmags @softpinkjace@softsimon @soulisthirsty@spn-all-around@swishyclang

t - w
@takemystrengthtoo@that-bookish-nephilim@thecassinator@thedownworld@the-host-in-the-pit@thelushfiles@the-magnus-effect@transautisticalec@victaj@vvarlockbane @warlocksarcher@whatwouldmagnusdo@whipsandredlips@winteralec

Hello Loves! I have recently hit 500 followers so I decided to do something celebrating all of the amazing people I follow. All of them are incredibly talented and the sweetest people so go follow them if you arenโ€™t already following them!! Also please excuse the banner, I have no idea how to make them, Iโ€™m slowly learning to make edits and moodboards, but not banners.

First off though a few of my loves:

@hermionesmenacinglook, Nyx words cannot describe how much I love you and your blog. You are sweet and sassy and amazing! You get so much hate and have been through so much, you are so strong and brave and I admire you so much. You are one of biggest inspirations and seeing you on my dash never fails to bring a smile to my face. Potato. ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

@lunalovey, Vivvvvv! We havenโ€™t been talking for very long, but you are one of the sweetest most supportive people here!! You are so sweet and amazing!!! Also like your blog is amazing, why donโ€™t you have 1000000000 followers?? Seriously you are so supportive and sweet! Thank you! I love you!๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

@padfoot-barks, Bonnie! I adore you and your blog! You are so amazingly sweet and supportive!! Also all of your writing and edits are amazing!! Also like your mobile theme is gorgeous and you are so funny, and just genuinely happy you never fail to make me smile. I love you!๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

@ravenclw, okay Vincent your blog is the literal definition of goals. Itโ€™s so neat and organized and I love your theme. How are you so amazing?? Like your so nice and youโ€™re really talented and good at everything. Also thank you for tagging me in your edits because they are gorgeous!!๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

@sirius-gay-black, okay so I know we only just became mutuals, but your so nice and patient and I find talking to you really relaxing and itโ€™s really interesting how different are lives are, but how much we have in common. I hope we can continue to get to know each other better!๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

@fleurdelacvur, Sophia! You are such a sweetheart! And your whole blog is super aesthetic and just calm and peaceful in general! I love it!! Also I really like your new icon and url, both are fantastic! Watching your blog flourish and as you begin to create edits and get tons of followers, I feel so proud of you!!! You deserve all of the followers you have and so many more!!!!!!!!๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

Now onto the rest!

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ok so i gUESS THIS IS A THING. meet HIGH KING PETER THE MAGNIFICENT. please LIKE / REBLOG this if you would be interested in interacting with this little ball of adorableness who can also be kind of angry sometimes and just wants to stay put in his little kingdom without being forced out of it all the time. you’ll get a real nice dose of family feels and angsty teenager who was once a man and just hates being stuck in the body of a kid again. i’m full of random crossovers and au’s and ships and crack and sin. mostly a serious rp blog though. mostly

welcome to the studyblr guide!

so this is the introductory post for the studyblr guide! 

what is all this though?

the studyblr guide’s aim is to offer assistance and/or help to people who have questions about the studyblr community, studyblrs, etc. 

so the hope is that we will eventually have guides or tutorials for things people may have questions for (i.e. how to start your studyblr, what to do, how to make graphic banners for your posts, how to edit your photos, etc.) and have archives that keep track of various things, including a place to find all the different studyblr networks, what sort of tags to use to boost our post, what tags studyblrs track, etc. 

what are you going to be posting or offering help with?

glad you asked! we’re just getting started and on our feet, but here are a couple of projects we’re going to start on

  • About Bullet Journals: all about bullet journals, how to start one, different examples, etc.
  • The Studyblr Dictionary: a comprehensive collection of terms and definitions used in the studyblr community that might be confusing or foreign to others.
  • The Archives: a large, digital phonebook and nexus, a all-in-one, basically. The goal of the Archives is to have a place where anyone looking for either tracked tags, networks, groups, etc. can find what they might be looking for all in one place. 

in addition, we’re going to, with assistance from you, the studyblr community, and everyone, post or reblog original content, like masterposts others have written and have a comprehensive list for others to find all the posts floating around!

thanks for helping support the studyblr guide, and don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the studyblr guide content coming soon!!


the studyblr guide. 


Commissions are open!

Theme examples shown above: Honeycomb, Accessible 3.0, Foliage, and  Mignon

For more examples: here’s my portfolio or my theme tag.

If you’re interested in commissioning me, please view my commission page for more details, pricing information, and the commission form. Payments will be made through Paypal and in USD. 

Reblogs are always appreciated!

JERCY WEEK (July 28-August 3)

(Okay, i have to admit, this is the most boring ship week promo banner in the history of ship week promo banners. But i don’t know how to make edits and i don’t have the apps to make them, so please bear with this super boring banner that i made using paint. I would comission someone to make one for me but i don’t have any money either 😓)


Unlike last year, the prompts are different this year except for one that will be a recurring prompt each year. 

How to participate: You can make fanarts/fanfictions/edits/etc that follows the prompts on each day. Tag it as #jercy week #imaginejercy so i can see it. You don’t have to be good at creating fanarts/fanfictions/edits/etc to participate, anyone can join.

When it starts: It starts on July 28 and ends on August 3.

Prompts for Jercy Week:

Day 1: Shenanigans
Day 2: Greek/Roman
Day 3: Free Day (no prompts you can do whatever you want)
Day 4: Blue (the recurring prompt)
Day 5: Opposites
Day 6: I Hate You, No You Don’t
Day 7: Fathers

You have like two months to get ready, so if you want to participate better get started now.

I also would like to thank those who supported me on the PJO Discord Server about Jercy Week.

Tagging my Jercy bros on tumblr because if i don’t i might regret it: @hoesidon @sincerelyhecate

If you have any questions about the event my ask box is always open.

The Party - Pt 1

Summary: Arat is throwing a party and Simon is throwing innuendo your way.

Words: 2068

Warnings: Swearing. Cheesy lines. Brief mentions of death.

A/N - I havenโ€™t written fanfic for years so Iโ€™m slightly rusty. Also, this did start out as @simons-thirst-squadโ€‹โ€˜s P for Pen prompt but the story swiftly ran away from that but it is coming next.Iโ€™ll be looking at continuing this on if people are interested, so let me know your thoughts and if you want me to tag you in anything.

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anonymous asked:

How did you make your banner for the fairyfloss legacy?

In photoshop I made an image that was 540 pixels wide, and then used the rectangle tool to make the long rectangle in the center, and I double clicked on that layer and in layer styles put a gradient overlay over it, and I change that for every generation. Then I used the text tool to type out fairyfloss, set the color, moved it where i wanted, and put a white stroke around it in layer styles. Then I changed the colors and saved multiple versions of it. 

#PRINCEHOSHIDAY #호시왕댯님_탄생일 || 16 / ∞

A very happy birthday to a very happy Hoshi~ Thank you for being the sole mascot to my Dear Hoshi series. I hope you can see them one day~

bulletproofjournaling  asked:

Your graphics are so cool!!<3 May I ask how you make them? I'm trying to make some banners for studyblr masterposts but I have no idea where to start~ thanks!! โ™ช( ´โ–ฝ๏ฝ€)

hello, thank you!! (*~▽~) i use photoshop cs5. here’s a tutorial-thing on how i made the icons:

I HOPE THIS HELPS EVEN A BIT have fun making banners!! i look forward to seeing your masterposts around ♫꒰•‿•๑꒱