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Starting an admission essay on important discoveries being the result..

xx_khushali 1 / 1  
Nov 24, 2008   #1
I have to write an admission essay to get into a Magnet high school. I have to use this prompt: "Are all important discoveries the result of focusing on one subject?"

Instructions: Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.

My view is that it is not the result of focusing on one subject because there have been many cases in which new things were creating without meaning.

I'm having trouble thinking of how to start and write the whole paper.
I also have some questions about this..

How long does this kind of essay need to be? (paragraphs)
How should I use DRAPES in this essay?

Also, any other pointers? This is my first time writing an essay for admission.

Thanks much!
EF_Team5 - / 1,586  
Nov 25, 2008   #2
Good afternoon.

I suggest you begin with a rough outline, not right off with the introduction. After all, how are you to write an in introduction to a paper that you haven't written yet?

List all of the main topics you absolutely want to discuss in the paper, followed by one interesting fact, detail, or other supporting information for each point. Once you have the content you want, then you can write a rough conclusion reiterating the main points you discussed in the body.

Once you have all of that completed, the introduction will be much easier. You can find a catchy way to lead your readers into the paper you have already written.

Unless "they" have given you a word requirement or minimum, it should be as long as it needs to be to get the job done; as long as you stay on your topic and keep your reader's attention, the length really doesn't matter.

What do you mean "DRAPES"?

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OP xx_khushali 1 / 1  
Dec 4, 2008   #3
Thanks. =D

D- Dialogue (quotes, ect)
R- Rhetorical Question
A- Analogy
P- Personal Experience
S- Statistics

Ehh I forgot E or I got P and E mixed up. lol
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Dec 5, 2008   #4
E stands for "example" in that analogy, I think!



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