September 1, 2019
The overlooked danger of scholarship success stories
There is a trend of some scholarship awardees becoming academic influencers or so I say, motivating young people to follow the “dare to dream you can be anything” slogan, to be courageous and keep trying until they get a scholarship to pursue a postgraduate study overseas, to believe that anything, just about anything, is possible if they work hard enough.
My first attempt to write a scholarly journal article was a total disaster. I picked a journal with the highest impact; all because that was the journal I cited most in my papers during my master’s.
A common misconception is that publishing an article should be in a top tier journal. Go big or go home! Yes if you’re an experienced researcher with access to funding and time and space and anything in between.
A handful of my students are now living their academic dreams in Prague, Budapest and some other beautiful places in Europe.
I’m Rachel. I don’t have a linguistics or TESOL degree. I’m writing as an IELTS test taker who worked hard to get a decent score. I’m writing to counterbalance Miss Anisa, because let’s be honest no one is aiming 8.5
I got 8.5 for my speaking in all three IELTS tests I’ve taken. Sounds like a bragger I know. You’re probably rolling your eyes reading that.
You’ve probably seen a meme on the Internet about how studying abroad leaves footprints on one’s psyche for the rest of their life.
Imagine if you’re listening to a foreign speaker of Bahasa Indonesia attempting a medhok Javanese accent, a Madurese accent, a Batak accent, a millennial Jakartan accent.