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Why you Need an English Major on Your Science Fair Team

I was recently judged round one of a global science fair / business idea fair for high school students.

Every single entry had a solid science idea and a poor sense of business context.

Each and everyone represented a level of thought and effort above what I see on average at adult pitch events.

And every single one of them had a short video that explained the idea well. Some of them are of truly professional caliber.

But in each case, I would have been unable to understand their ideas without that video properly.

The writing was inadequate. The grammar was fine. The spelling was fine. It didn’t sound badly when I read it out loud.

But it didn’t convey the idea.

Not a single team had an English major. I bet that were none among the team advisors. Or for that matter among us judges.

It shows.

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Written by Russell Brand

Russell has started three successful companies, one of which helped agencies of the federal government become very early adopters of open source software, long before that term was coined. His first project saved The American taxpayer 250 million dollars. In his work within federal agency, he was often called, “the arbiter of truth,” facilitating historically hostile groups and factions to effectively work together towards common goals

 

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