Resume Writing (10 Important Facts)

Resume Writing (10 important Facts) by ABQ The following do’s and dont’s of resume writing are often overlooked by job applicants particularly the newbies.These facts should serve as reminders in making a satisfactory resume (résumé), the one which will not annoy your interviewer/recruiter.   1. Keep your resume simple and short. Most experts say resumes are read in six seconds (on

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Useful Research Transition/Transitional Words

The following transitional words are the most commonly-used words  in writing a research paper. Making a compilation helps me do my work fast. Transitional words are useful in connecting our ideas better. The meaning of each transitional word depends on the context  so check the meaning first and how the word is used properly. Useful Research Transition Words When:  

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Switching at Equivalent Points (Code-switching)

The Equivalence Constraint Model of Code-switching     Poplack and Sankoff (1981)  proposed The Equivalence Constraint Model of Code-switching.  This refers to the kind of switching which occurs at a point where the structures or grammars of two languages coincide because they have the same word order or constituents. This is also labeled smooth switching as mentioned in Bautista’s (2004) research. In this

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New Year’s Day and Winter Vocabulary Expressions You Can Use in Teaching EFL or ESL.

Since I’ve been an EFL/ESL instructor for a decade, I know that my fellow instructors constantly look for English expressions that they can use as their ice breaker on New Year’s day. Teaching English for a decade means  teaching online English to Koreans and Japanese, tutoring Filipinos and Koreans in English  academies, and giving a lecture on linguistics to college students.

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Common Mistakes in English Some Filipinos are not Aware of – Are They Really Wrong?

1. last but not least – Some Filipinos use the expression last but not the least, with the article the. Questions:  Is it wrong to use it? Can we use it as our own, as a variety of English called Philippine English since nowadays, we  have world Englishes?  Are we not free to use our own version of the native English expression? Strict grammarians

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