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Scholarship Essay - Effect of Presidential Election

cali 1 / -  
Apr 12, 2009   #1
Scholarship Essay Topic: How the Presidential Election has affected me
Length: 200 words or less

Need help with a good introduction or quote to get me started
silverystars 14 / 105  
Apr 12, 2009   #2

A good place to start is to answer the question: how has the presidential election affected you? Until then, here is something that might inspire you in finding your voice. Bob Dylan recently made a comment about how televised presidential debates, which began with Nixon and Kennedy in 1960, changed the way voters voted:

"Imagine if 'American Idol' was on the radio instead of on TV. We'd have a very different set of winners."

In other words, image can be everything. You can use that quote or thought, or any of thousands that exist, to analyze what effect it has on you. That can serve as a springboard for your essay. I hope this helps!
EF_Sean 6 / 3,491  
Apr 13, 2009   #3
"The more things change, the more they stay the same"

Really, without giving some hint as to your own views on the topic, any quotation we give you is going to seem sort of random.
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Apr 13, 2009   #4
Yeah, don't use the forum quite that way. It should not be a resource the enable students to avoid having to think hard.

This forum has something in common with online classes: The use of technology can make complacency possible just as easily as it makes enhancement-of-learning possible.

However, getting started is one of the hardest parts of writing, so it is reasonable for people to seek help in that regard. Try self-hypnosis. I sometimes make an assertion to myself that I enjoy writing, and that I enjoy art in general. I'd sit with a coffee and consciously let go of the concerns I have for the day so that I could enjoy reading about the election. Soon, I'd have an impulse to write something.

Don't try to force it; just set up a situation that will make you inclined to write.

You can enjoy sitting with good posture.

Remember that the goal is NOT to convey how you were actually affected by the election. Your job is to impress them by writing this response in a thoughtful, informed way.

You definitely have to spend time learning about the election and the issues in order to write this in an impressive way.

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