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How to write an admissions essay about Who I Am?

jitzye34 1 / 4  
Dec 14, 2011   #1
I really need help on writing a essay about who I am and why should I be considered on going to this college...i dont know where to begin!! please help:/
Dii 6 / 24  
Dec 14, 2011   #2
Best advice I'd give you I'd to get a pen and paper and just start if you keep waiting to know wher to start you may be wasting precious time.

Think about your best qualities. Now think about an event that illustrates your best qualities and start!
arnela123 2 / 13  
Dec 14, 2011   #3
i fell the same way!
first of start by jottting down ideas about who you are.
set up your paper- with the topic (did you learn about topic sentences)
who you are --- give examples- such as enthusiastic. maybe interesting in learning a particular thing!
ask yourself why would they want to choose you out of all other kids. what makes you stand out.
this is a great topic because you have no limitations what to write about... its about you and who you are! your activities which revolve around ur future career.

for example myself- i wanna do nursing and one of the activities i do is help out in the nursing setting. shadow the nurses and what they do.

hope this helps atleast a little.
OP jitzye34 1 / 4  
Dec 14, 2011   #4
yes that is very helpful!:)

i need an example for an intro paragraph...like should it be mini story to get the readers attention
Daybreak 3 / 32  
Dec 14, 2011   #5
Ok, I guess I can try to pinpoint some guidelines:

First off, what college?

About you:

*What you like.
*What you hope to achieve (& how their college/institution could help you reach these goals.)
*Think of a few meaningful experiences that could exemplify your goals or "likes."
*Awards honors you've received?
*Read some poetry or look at some nice pictures for inspiration :)

Tell me about an experience you'd like to write about and maybe I can cook up a good example for an introduction.
arnela123 2 / 13  
Dec 14, 2011   #6
it doesnt matter as long as it is not a page long- then you are fine but dont repeat yourself. use a thesaurus (best thing ever) to change up your words.

explain what briefly what you are going to talk about

lets say-- Ever since i was a little kid (girl, boy) my parents (unles aunts.. blah blahh) would call me ....! because... blah blah blahh.. --> why did that make u the person you are? how did that reflect on you now! (you get the picture) something that will stand out.. dont be afraid to mention bad stuff (dont be extreme) but its okay to mention bad stuff you dont want to be a bragger!!! they dont like that too much -in proportions! (you are not writing an essay for an english teacher and your afraid to write what you think) this essay is freee! write what you really think!
OP jitzye34 1 / 4  
Dec 14, 2011   #7
this essay is for british literature..so it is not for a specific college in general...it's merly a prompt my teacher gave us

but i need some help...i applied to cal-state schools because i live in california and
...i want a degree in communications and business

I want to write about how im a hardworkin student and how I have improved through high school with my learning techniques and abilities
im very fun enthusuiastic and able to focus and committed to suceeding

but i dont really have any big experiences
Daybreak 3 / 32  
Dec 14, 2011   #8
Okay, how about a favorite class? Start there: I love my history class because my teacher has this philosophy where we don't need so much to know all the information, but how to use some of the information. Talk about how a certain class has helped you grow. What has pushed you toward being a more responsible or hard-working person.

You don't necessarily need BIG experiences, you just have to make your small experiences seem neat and important.
OP jitzye34 1 / 4  
Dec 14, 2011   #9
omg!! thank you guys so much!
im going to post my essay after im done can you guys read it please??
Daybreak 3 / 32  
Dec 14, 2011   #10
If I'm still around, sure :)

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