Kathy Hawes is a freelance writer residing in beautiful East Tennessee, USA, at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains. She writes mostly about business, marketing, education, and her faith. She has 10 years experience as Vice President of a manufacturing company and over 10 years experience with nonprofits in various capacities, including serving on two Boards of Directors. Issues regarding children, animals, and the environment are near and dear to her heart. She has an MBA in project management, and loves it "when a plan comes together."
Communication channels have evolved and multiplied in recent years, making it important to know how to impress admissions officers by using proper digital etiquette. Just as you would not want to use your mobile phone if you were sitting at an admissions officer’s desk, neither would you do so during a video chat session with that same officer.
If a postgraduate school offers a test waiver, should you take it? Some programmes require a minimum score on a particular standardised test for admission. Some examples of these standardised tests are the IELTS for non-native English speakers or the GMAT for students hoping to enter a postgraduate business programme.
Since the TOEFL and IELTS examinations are specifically designed to test a non-native English speaker’s proficiency of the language, you must master the nuances of English grammar in order to test well.
If you want to master the GMAT or GRE, you must not overlook the importance of English grammar to your overall score. Sure, the math, or “quant,” sections are difficult for most students and require extensive preparation, but some believe that scores on verbal sections contribute more heavily to your overall score.Read more →