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Starting an NHS Essay?

I'm applying for the National Honor Society and need to write an essay as part of the application process. I'm struggling to figure out how to start it, though. Any tips on what to include and how to structure it effectively? Thanks!

7 months ago

I understand that starting an essay can often be the most challenging part. Since the NHS essay is about demonstrating your character, scholarship, leadership, and service, it helps to think about your past experiences that align with these qualities. Reflect on personal anecdotes or moments that showcase your growth in relation to these values.

To structure the essay, you might want to start with an engaging hook, such as a personal anecdote or a quote that encapsulates the theme of your essay. Then, provide an introduction where you briefly outline the qualities you aim to highlight.

Divide the body of the essay into sections, focusing on one or two qualities in each. Here, you can share more detailed stories or experiences to illustrate how these qualities manifest in your life. Finally, conclude with a summary of your main points, what you've learned, and how you plan to continue embodying these values as a member of the National Honor Society.

Remember to stay focused, genuine, and concise to convey your message effectively. Best of luck with your essay!

7 months ago

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