What is a Factual Writing Assignment.

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    Oct 13, 2012 2:40 AM GMT
    So guys I was asked to do 2 Factual Writing Samples for an internship.
    All it states is:

    Hi Matthew,

    Will you please send me a copy of your resume in either Word or PDF format, as well as the below writing samples:
    · “Why Southwest?” Essay (1 page max.)

    · 2 factual writing samples



    What the hell does that mean?
  • calibro

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    Oct 13, 2012 2:58 AM GMT
    you're going to be a stewardess? you'd look great in heels.
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    Oct 13, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    calibro saidyou're going to be a stewardess? you'd look great in heels.


    Marketing Intern. I wish I could be a flight attendant. That job would kick ass.
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    Oct 13, 2012 3:14 AM GMT
    msuNtx said
    calibro saidyou're going to be a stewardess? you'd look great in heels.


    Marketing Intern. I wish I could be a flight attendant. That job would kick ass.


    you can still wear heels
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    Oct 13, 2012 3:19 AM GMT
    calibro said
    msuNtx said
    calibro saidyou're going to be a stewardess? you'd look great in heels.


    Marketing Intern. I wish I could be a flight attendant. That job would kick ass.


    you can still wear heels


    My klutz of a self could never wear heels. I'd be tripping all day e'r day.
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    Oct 13, 2012 3:36 AM GMT
    msuNtx said...“Why Southwest?” Essay (1 page max.)...
    Pfft...that's a one sentence essay. Actually more of a prepositional phrase.

    "Because Spirit and Delta suck."
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    Oct 13, 2012 3:36 AM GMT
    BTW, yes, I pulled that type of shit in college.

    Yes, I fucking aced the course. icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 13, 2012 3:38 AM GMT
    According to the Romeny book of fact gathering, it's any bullshit you can pull out of your ass and emphatically state it as truth icon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 13, 2012 3:40 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidBTW, yes, I pulled that type of shit in college.

    Yes, I fucking aced the course. icon_cool.gif

    This is why knowing as much as you can about Literature and Essay Requirements helps you the long run. Just keep your writing style, sound and grammar in check and you'll be fine.
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    Oct 13, 2012 3:57 AM GMT
    JR_RJ said
    paulflexes saidBTW, yes, I pulled that type of shit in college.

    Yes, I fucking aced the course. icon_cool.gif

    This is why knowing as much as you can about Literature and Essay Requirements helps you the long run. Just keep your writing style, sound and grammar in check and you'll be fine.
    A lot of it depends on the professor, too. Some can take a joke. Some can't. icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 13, 2012 4:05 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    JR_RJ said
    paulflexes saidBTW, yes, I pulled that type of shit in college.

    Yes, I fucking aced the course. icon_cool.gif

    This is why knowing as much as you can about Literature and Essay Requirements helps you the long run. Just keep your writing style, sound and grammar in check and you'll be fine.
    A lot of it depends on the professor, too. Some can take a joke. Some can't. icon_wink.gif

    Some can take some extra credit up the ass, and some can't... icon_sad.gif
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    Oct 13, 2012 5:31 AM GMT
    Interesting. Writing essays to someone who cannot compose a coherent sentence. Good luck.
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    Oct 13, 2012 5:59 AM GMT
    The Why Southwest? - is opinion based.

    The 2 factual samples do not contain opinion but are simple reporting of facts without any bias or spin.

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    Oct 13, 2012 6:11 AM GMT
    You're lucky you got a response. I'm still waiting for mine icon_sad.gif People in class are talking about how they spent their summer intern in Chicago, NY, San Francisco and what a great time they had. Wish they'd just shut up already.
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    Oct 13, 2012 6:42 AM GMT
    I told you you'd get a response. I'm proud. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 13, 2012 8:01 AM GMT
    People are already applying for internships for the summer? Damn, I thought I should at least wait till after Christmas.
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    Oct 13, 2012 8:03 AM GMT
    Summer internships are usually locked in around February. You must apply before xmas break. Unless you can claim some "protected minority" status. Then anytime is OK.
  • LJay

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    Oct 13, 2012 8:17 AM GMT
    Just give a short factual report of an event:

    A birthday celebration honoring Master Leslie Biggun was held at the honoree's home in Nitwit, Oklahoma this last Saturday. With assistance from his mother, Succa Biggun, Master Biggun opened two presents representing his young age and enjoyed squeezing his birthday cake by using both his fingers and his toes. After consuming an indeterminate amount of the cake, the guest of honor was treated to a warm bath and retired for his 1 PM nap. Master Biggun's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thickan Biggun, then entertained adult guests with an orgy which was preceded by trimming of pubic hair in patterns deemed appropriate for the occasion.
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    Oct 13, 2012 9:59 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidSummer internships are usually locked in around February. You must apply before xmas break. Unless you can claim some "protected minority" status. Then anytime is OK.


    Is 'gorgeous' a protected minority?
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    Oct 13, 2012 10:07 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    JR_RJ said
    paulflexes saidBTW, yes, I pulled that type of shit in college.

    Yes, I fucking aced the course. icon_cool.gif

    This is why knowing as much as you can about Literature and Essay Requirements helps you the long run. Just keep your writing style, sound and grammar in check and you'll be fine.
    A lot of it depends on the professor, too. Some can take a joke. Some can't. icon_wink.gif


    I'm a grad student that actually teaches a few writing intensive courses, and grade for several others. I've only had one student write a smartass one-liner as an answer. My response was "WTF? I don't consider the nutritional value of saw-dust to get shit essays. You have until 7:00 PM today to re-write it or be administratively dropped."



    at msuntx...1 page max means just write a few paragraphs on why you chose southwest. Maybe link it back to something in your resume or life in some meaningful way. Don't just copy their "about" page.
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    Oct 13, 2012 10:53 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    msuNtx said...“Why Southwest?” Essay (1 page max.)...
    Pfft...that's a one sentence essay. Actually more of a prepositional phrase.

    "Because Spirit and Delta suck."


    Add in American, United, Frontier.

    #1 Domestic Airline. Go Southwest.