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Feeling stuck on how to start off my college application essay. Any suggestions?

I'm staring at a blank document trying to figure out the best way to start my college application essay. Do you guys have suggestions or examples of how you started yours that might spark some inspiration for me?

8 months ago

Starting an essay can be quite daunting but don't worry, it gets easier once you get the ball rolling! A good strategy is to begin with a vivid story or an anecdote that reflects an aspect of your personality or life experience. This not only captivates the reader's attention but also sets the stage for the message you want to convey about yourself. For instance, if you're passionate about robotics, you might start with a moment from your first competition that encapsulates the thrill and challenges you face in that field. Remember to keep it personal and engaging. The first draft doesn’t have to be perfect, either. It's more important to start writing and let your ideas flow. You can refine and edit your introduction later. Good luck!

8 months ago

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