Governor Deal Signs Brenau Student-inspired Law Benefiting Military’s Special Needs Children – Brenau University

Brenau University governor Deal signs law

Governor Deal Signs Brenau Student-inspired Law Benefiting Military’s Special Needs Children – Brenau University.

I’m so proud of the ladies @ Brenau.  This just goes to show that my school develop leaders who lead even before they graduate!!!

LIKE ME!

Brenau University Takes Top Mediation Team Award During International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament – Brenau University

Brenau university mediation tournament

Brenau University Takes Top Mediation Team Award During International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament – Brenau University.

I’m so proud of my team. I wasn’t able to participate this year and I hated it.  However, I learned a ton by watching my teammates show their particular style.

Executive IQ: Punctuation

I had the solemn displeasure of being destroyed and rebuilt by one of Brenau’s most infamous English professors, Dr. Locey.  This women was so feared that there were often times girls in tears after having their papers handed back and seeing their blood and sweat reduced to another failed paper.  I (being a full grown adult) allowed the women to do what she does best and take my writing to a much more professional level.  However, those who thought they could just bullshit by with a C didn’t catch any sympathy in the real world when their resumes were rejected because they failed to grasp even the most basic of fundamental principles in regards to the English language and its grammar.

Just because there are so many little details that can make or break your (resume) package; I thought I would share some common sense tidbits because we often get sloppy and don’t mean to.

Executive IQ: v or vs.

The only time you should use “v.” as an abbreviation [for “versus”] is in legal contexts. In American law, the widely used citation standard is the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, which demands that opposing legal parties be separated by “v.” when referring to a particular case. This usage is also used by the news media and other writers when referring to legal cases.

In other contexts, “vs.” (American English) or “vs” (British English) can be used as an abbreviation.  This usage is more casual than writing out “versus.”

Executive IQ: i.e. vs. e.g.

i.e. is the abbreviation of the Latin phrase ‘id est,’ meaning ‘that is.’

e.g. is the abbreviation of the Latin phrase ‘exempli gratia,’ meaning ‘for example.’

Use i.e. when you want to give further explanation for something.
Example: After work I’ll walk over to the Bearded Lady, i.e., the new pub a few blocks away.

Use e.g. when you want to give a few examples but not a complete list.
Example: I love drinking holiday-related beverages, e.g., Whiskey Eggnog.