Since all of my previous tasks have had a 900 word limit, I've been working on separate essays for my application, but I'm used to using a more concise manner and I doubt I'll get anywhere close 2,000 words. I'm applying to Oriental Studies (Japanese) and one of the essays I've been writing is about the definitive concepts of Japanese society, but I have 1,368 words for it. Should I be freaking out? I think it should be fine.
By Charlie Warner, Special to the IndependentHerb Alpert and Lani Hall perform at the Festival of Arts on Saturday, Aug. 26. The Festival of Arts plans to roll out the red carpet for its end-of-season celebrity gala on Saturday, Aug. 26, which will feature a performance by nine-time Grammy award winning trumpeter, songwriter and music executive Herb Alpert and an appearance by actor Brian Cranston, who will act as commentator during the Pageant of the Masters production.
By Charlie Warner, Special to the IndependentA map showing the path of eclipse totality. Source: Space.com. North America will experience a solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21, but only those under the sun’s path from the northwest in Oregon to the south in Georgia will see it in its entirety. Locally, Laguna Beach will be able to view between 60% and 70% of the obscuration of the sun by the moon, as opposed to the complete blockage that others will experience in more northern states.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".