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Acronyms and Letters of Application

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by MisterMaker, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. MisterMaker

    MisterMaker Occasional commenter

    The International School of Western Sahara (ISWS) is a wonderful school. ISWS pays high salaries equivalent to 1 1/2 camels per year.
     
  2. ian60

    ian60 New commenter

    I think you are right to query the accepted protocol in this respect, probably because I'm not sure there is a protocol.
    My own school is commonly refered to by its initials, however a member of the SMT told me he does not like applicants using this.
    I think refering to the school in its full name the first time it is mentioned within your application, and then including the abbreviated form you will use for the remainder of your application in brackets seems acceptable.
    ...Does that make sense?
    e.g.
    'I have noticed with interest that The Modern British International School of Ruritania (MBISR) has a vacancy for *********' and then just use MBISR from then onwards.
    I would not advise this if you happen to be applying to the 'Central University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne' or anything similar.
    Hope that helps
     

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