Content marketing is swiftly becoming a mainstay of education in the digital age.
“But what’s in there for me, a college student?” you may ask.
Clear as noonday:
One of the most popular types of content marketing is educational writing. This can take the form of blogs, articles, social media posts, or infographics. And given that students deal with tons of research, essays, and other types of creative writing in college, your skills are more than enough to join the team of educational content creators.
Bad news first:
You won’t get an A for a writing assignment if it doesn’t have a thesis statement. It is one of the first things your teacher looks for and one of the main factors for your grade.
And this is where most students run into trouble:
Proper visualization is the best way to make your data stand out, and therefore get remembered. Illustrating the study area, the subject of interest, or the research results multiplies your chances not only of getting a good grade for your paper, but also of making a dent in the professor’s memory. To improve your grade today and your end-of-year score tomorrow, apply a non-standard approach to putting your thoughts on paper by crafting them into outstanding visuals.
Data visualization is found in so many forms today that they even have a special course for it at almost every college. Thinking pie charts? Think twice—they are so 1960. Put your daily scrolling to good use. When an infotainment piece grabs your attention on the web today, hit “like” and then use the same approach for your study.
Academic plagiarism is the Achilles’ heel of most educators.
You try hard to develop critical thinking and writing skills of your students, but they continue attempts to copy texts and ideas from others, claiming them as own. It’s like a slap in your face or a kick in your… well, any part of your body, isn’t it?
Despite devastating consequences of plagiarism and strong policies against it in most institutions, students don’t seem to realize the problem. Numbers speak volumes:
- 86% of students cheat in college.
- 54% believe it’s okay and even necessary to cheat to stay competitive.
- 76% copy others’ assignments word for word.
- 42% purchase papers from custom writing services.
You probably know that October 18th been the Second International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating, and saw the bunch of happy faces from various colleges holding a sign “I don’t contract cheat because…” The most popular answers were “Because it’s not fair” and “Because I want to be judged for my own work”. However, the most honest, to our taste, was the girl holding the whiteboard with just one word written in all caps: “CONSEQUENCES”.
Two things to say: