Some students have a background, identity or interest that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
Please I need help with this essay , this my first time writing a college application letter so am very confused as to what to write , how to start the essay and best way to end it
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Onyemaechi, think of a time in your life when you were profoundly affected by an event that happened to you. There is no right or wrong answer to this essay prompt. Neither is there a right or wrong event to narrate. All you have to be sure about in your presentation is that it explains something unique about your personality or interests. Even your background as a family would be applicable for discussion. What the reviewer is looking for at this point is a reason to say that you have a "unique" personality that sets you apart from the other applicants. Do not get this confused with a "transition to adulthood" story as others before you have done. That is not the right approach. While this essay asks you to discuss something that highlights a certain type of person that you are, it doesn't have to show a transition. It can show a basic lesson learned, a realization about yourself, or an ability that you did not know you had before.
Thanks @holt so there is no bad way to end or start the essay
Onyemaechi, there is no generalized way to start or end your essay. However, conventionally, your starting statement, which forms part of your introductory paragraph, should be such that would catch the attention of the reviewer. On the other hand, the end part of your essay should read as a conclusion which summarizes the whole story in a rather compelling way. So, when your opening or concluding statement does not reflect what I explained earlier; well, one could say that it may not serve its purpose. At this point, I think you should put pen on paper to create a draft of your story in accordance to Mary's advice and then post it here so that we can continue assisting you. Stop thinking about how good to start or end your story. Just start and we will continue from there as soon as you post your draft here. Be sure that we will do our best to help you, but everything begins with you.