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What's a memorable way to conclude a college essay?

As I'm drafting my college essays, I keep stumbling over how to end them with a bang. Does anyone have tips on writing a powerful conclusion that seals the deal? I worry that a weak ending might undermine the whole essay.

8 months ago

Ending your essay with something that resonates can indeed make it more memorable. A strong conclusion often circles back to the opening of your essay, which is a technique called 'bookending.' You can repeat a theme or image that you introduced at the beginning in a new light or after some development. For example, if you started your essay discussing a passion for model airplanes, you could end with a reflection on how that passion has propelled you towards an interest in aerospace engineering. This creates a sense of cohesion and can underscore your personal growth. Additionally, you might consider a closing statement that looks to the future, connecting your story to your aspirations and how the college fits into that. A final tip is to leave the reader with a thought-provoking question or statement - something that will linger in their minds long after they've read your essay. Remember, authenticity and reflection can turn a good essay into a great one.

8 months ago

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