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A collection of articles from The Red Pen team
on wide ranging topics related to studying abroad

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A collection of articles from The Red Pen team on wide ranging topics related to studying abroad.

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25October2017

Letters of recommendation: Leave nothing to chance

by Hindustan Times

As you prepare your applications for study programs abroad – whether bachelors, masters or MBA – you are likely focused on your personal essays, college selection and standardized testing. Each of these is an extremely important part of the application process and should not be overlooked. However, another critical aspect of your application will be

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7September2017

Flexibility to pursue multiple interests through joint degrees at UK universities

by The Red Pen

One of the key benefits of undergraduate study in the UK is the fact that if you have passion for a particular subject and wish to pursue it in depth, the UK offers a multitude of highly specialised degrees. There are universities that even offer degrees in unusual subjects. At Cambridge for example, you can

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5September2017

Looking Beyond London – University Options for Indian Students

by The Red Pen

Many applicants from India considering study in the United Kingdom are drawn to London. The idea of spending three years in the hustle and bustle of one of the world’s most popular cities is exciting! Whilst there are definite advantages to studying in London, it is also important to note that there are many excellent

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3September2017

5 Tips to Socialize as an International Student

by The Red Pen

Even if you have traveled abroad extensively, actually studying in the US, UK or another country can feel quite intimidating. One of the most important factors, which will make your college experience abroad memorable, is your ability to build a network of friends and acquaintances in this new chapter of your life – no one

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12August2017

Considering a Master’s? Six popular destinations you may want to explore

by Originally published in the Hindustan Times

As a college student or a working professional, you might be considering a master’s education abroad. Whether you are looking to enhance your skills, deepen subject knowledge, avail of research opportunities or simply broaden your horizons and gain global exposure, planning and preparing for a master’s degree involves several considerations when choosing a destination –

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4August2017

Building a Resume – Why Bother?

by The Red Pen

When working with high school students who are developing their profile, preparing for future academic challenges and, eventually submitting college applications, whether in India or abroad, one of the first things we do is encourage them to create a resume. Many people associate a resume with something you do just to get a job, but

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3August2017

American English or British English? Tips to help you when applying to university

by The Red Pen

The English language curriculum set by the Indian boards has evolved over time and is certainly different from the curriculum in international schooling systems such as the United States or the United Kingdom (upon which the original curriculum was modeled). Differences in American English, British English and Indian English are related to spelling, usage of

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2August2017

The Statement of Purpose – Your Voice in a Master’s Application

by The Red Pen

If you are applying for a master’s degree to a university abroad, you will be busy preparing your application package over the next couple of months – organising letters of recommendation, preparing an up-to-date resume, sitting for your GRE/GMAT and writing your Statement of Purpose (SOP). Your resume gives the admissions committee an overview of

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29July2017

What are ‘MBA Goals’ and Why Do They Matter?

by The Red Pen

Strange as it might sound, one of the things that really stumps MBA candidates, when they work on their business school applications, are questions focused on their career and personal goals. More than one applicant has been surprised, and a little overwhelmed, when they realize that a core part of their MBA application is the

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