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Enhancing Written Presentation Skills for Scholarships/Awards/Extra-curricular Activities. Content. 1. Tips on Filling Application Forms 2. Techniques on Introducing Yourself in an Essay 3. Techniques on Presenting Your Views/Plans in an Essay 4. Information on Scholarships/Prizes.

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Enhancing Written Presentation Skills

for

Scholarships/Awards/Extra-curricular Activities

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Content

1. Tips on Filling Application Forms

2. Techniques on Introducing Yourself in an Essay

3. Techniques on Presenting Your Views/Plans in an Essay

4. Information on Scholarships/Prizes

1 tips on filling application forms
1. Tips on Filling Application Forms
  • BeACCURATE in grammar and spelling
  • Be CONCISE and eliminate unnecessary details  
  • Be SPECIFIC  
  • Use ACTION VERB to summarize what you have done 

e.g. achieved, organized, publicized, coordinated, contributed, etc.

  • List out, QUANTIFY and PRIORITIZE your major achievements 
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Sample Format:

Year@ Extra-curricular Activities/ Community Services

xxxx - xxxx<Position>, <Organization>

<Major Responsibilities/ Achievements>

@ Present your activities/services in descending chronological order,

if not specified.

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Example

YearExtra-curricular Activities/ Community Services

xxxx - xxxx Chairman, xxxxx Society

  • Leaded a committee of 10 members to organize functions for 300 students

- Organized an exhibition on "xxxxxxxxx" to promote xxxx among the public

2 techniques on introducing yourself in an essay
2. Techniques on Introducing Yourself in an Essay
  • Strength – reliable, responsible, analytical, etc.
  • Skills – languages, social, sports, music, etc.
  • Hobbies/ Leisure
  • Personal development
3 techniques on presenting your views plans in an essay
3. Techniques on Presenting your Views/Plans in an Essay

Use of “6 W/H"

  • What?
  • Why?
  • Where?
  • When?
  • Who?
  • How?
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4. Where can you get information on Scholarships/ Prizes?

  • Visit SAO homepage: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/sao/scholarship
  • Watch out for notices on SAO notice boards
  • Read the SAO notices via Student Portal

Beware of thedeadlineandwhereyou should submit your application

types of scholarships available
Types of Scholarships Available

Nomination (by academic department) vs

Application (by student direct)

  • Scholarship (Academic achievements)
  • Scholarship (Non-academic achievements)
  • Travelling Scholarship
  • Overseas Scholarship
  • Exchange Scholarship
  • Scholarship for Hall Residents
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Good Academic Performance is not enough,

All-round Development is more important!