Writing personal essays about the mundane
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How can writers reveal themselves through writing? In this lesson, students explore sample college essays and then consider advice about what separates a great essay from a mediocre or ineffective one as well as essay-writing tips. Finally, they write essays based on the piece of advice that resonated with them. Warm-Up Begin by asking: What do you think college admissions officers are looking for when they read student essays? List responses on the board, and be sure to push the conversation beyond issues of mechanics and structure to content, voice and style.
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Jaden has been deeply immersed in literature surrounding the spiritual, the self, self-growth and is continually consuming and meditating. Dreams need to be chased but bills equally need to be paid, and that requires sacrifices. And the only other alternative being JSA, which is very much, the same monkey on your back only with an added layer of shame lathered over its fur. I found myself getting increasingly frustrated with the fact that I was forced to feel like this multiple times a week. I wracked my mind constantly about what I could do internally while waiting for my external efforts to take affect.
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Personal essay hints: thinking about a mundane topic
Usually with essay writing you try to think about something different, exciting or of interest that can help you produce unique content. This may seem kind of boring or dull in some cases, but for many students this is what they are comfortable writing about. If your personal essay topic is nothing out of the ordinary, there are a few things to consider in making your essay an interesting read regardless how mundane the topic may be. Some people may not like writing about themselves or sharing personal information.
The Choice, a New York Times blog about the college admissions process, ran a post providing tips on how to write a good college essay. Some of the advice may surprise you. In the post , Dave Marcus quotes several admissions officers on what makes for good and not-so-good essays, including these tidbits:.
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