BooksRun $1000 scholarship winner

Hi there, it’s Tom! I am glad to announce the winner of our scholarship contest.  It was difficult to choose out of 127 wonderful essays, but we did it.

We congratulate Carol Tally, the student of the Massasoit Community College for winning the $1000 scholarship.  You can read a part of her story below.

Dear BooksRun Scholarship Committee:

Thank you for the opportunity to apply for the BooksRun scholarship.

Returning to college in my mid-fifties started out as an intimidating experience but I realized with resources such as BooksRun, the journey was going to be possible. My college-age children shared their experiences, introduced me to ISBN and navigated around www.booksrun.com with me. This was an amazing introduction and surpassed my experience of standing in a long bookstore line to learn the book just sold out or is selling at a higher than usual mark-up.  Continue reading “BooksRun $1000 scholarship winner”

Advantages of Learning a Foreign Language

learning a foreign language

Whether you’re a science student whose primary interest lies in maths, physics, and all that complicated stuff or a humanitarian student who, like me, is interested in the artsy stuff, learning a foreign language, especially while in college, is an important asset that is bound to come in handy in the future. It doesn’t only boost your CV or make traveling abroad much easier, but it also makes you smarter, more decisive, and even better at English, as Anne Merritt says in The Telegraph. It’s not necessary to be a language major in order to learn a foreign language — there are a bunch of language textbooks suitable for self-studying. Language skills complement any course or degree and it gives graduates a competitive advantage across all job sectors. But these are just a few out of numerous advantages of learning a new language. Here are some more advantages below.

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