Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where should I post my article?
In your personal journal on World Pulse. Do not post your final assignment in the Voices of Our Future Group journal. This Group is reserved for updates, discussions and questions.
2. When is the assignment due?
The assignments are due on: April 8, April 15, April 22 and April 29 by 11:55pm PDT (Pacific Daylight Time), or GMT-7.
You can check what time this is in your local timezone at this link: Time Zone Converter
3. What should I title my assignment?
You can title your assignment anything you want, however you must tag your assignment correctly. Each weekly assignment has specific instruction on how to tag.
4. Can I write my story in my native language?
At this time we ask that you submit your assignment in English. However, you can use the Google Translation tool, which is at the very top of this page, to help. Click on the "Translate page" tab to find your language. But remember, this is not a perfect tool and there may be mistakes.
5. How will I know if my assignment is 500 words or less?
Word Count Tool is a simple and quick online tool to find your word count. Simply copy and paste your article in the form and click on the Submit button. Your word count will appear under the form.
If you are using Microsoft Word, select the text of your article. Click on Tools in the top menu. Select Word Count from the drop down menu.
6. Who will be reading my assignment?
World Pulse has gathered together an international panel of Listeners, composed of World Pulse staff, community members and volunteers. This panel will be reviewing your assignments based on the criteria listed on the Applicants Group page.
You are encouraged to meet the Listeners by visiting their group here. Although this group is closed to non-Listeners, you will be able to friend Listeners and stay informed of what is happening "behind the scenes."
7. I still have a question. What do I do?
We encourage you to post your question to the Voices of Our Future Applicants Group, so that all applicants may benefit from your inquiry. We will answer it as fast as we can.
Voices of Our Future Application: Week Three
In Week Three, you'll be introduced to the basics of engaging an online community and how to share resources and solutions to transform your community and your life. The learning materials include tips on how to amplify your voice by using your World Pulse journal, become an active community member, share your solutions with a global audience, offer your resources, or ask for what you need. Some of this information is already in our online community Getting Started Guide. If you haven’t already read through that document, we suggest you do!
Once you are done with the 3 readings, access Week Three Assignment
Questions? Please check the Frequently Asked Questions to the left.