2 years ago
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For the scholarship essays I have to write three 3000 character essays. Should there be paragraphs?

The essays are written in a writing box and it just seems a little weird to have paragraph switches in a short essay in a writing box. Any thoughts?


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2 years ago[edited]

Hi @Brennan!

Great question... It really depends on the content that you are writing about and how you are going to organize the essays. Numerically, a 3000 character essay can equate to 21 - 50 sentences, depending on how long and complex these sentences are.

In my opinion, I would split your essays into paragraphs. This will help you organize your information clearly and tell your information methodologically. Additionally, when you split your essay into paragraphs, it may prevent you from rambling on and losing your focus on your claim/idea.

Start with a 'thesis' or what your theme of the essay is. Then for each paragraph, develop a new aspect of this theme or thesis with your story or facts. Finally, end with a 'banger' conclusion, one that your scholarship counselors will remember.

If you'd like other information, check out this site! https://myscholly.com/how-to-write-a-scholarship-essay/

Other than this, your essay is up to you! It has to show your strengths and personality. Good luck to you and I hope you win!

2 years ago

Your essay should consist of three or more paragraphs. Each paragraph should have at least three sentences. Include a thesis statement in your introduction paragraph. The thesis sentence explains what you will talk about during your essay.

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