a year ago
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If i could…..

I have to write an essay if i could…….

I am confused about it.

I will appreciate any ideas with which i can make it unique.

I feel all write if i could go back in time, iff i could change the world, how can i make my essay different and interesting at the sametime.

Thanks a lot.


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a year ago

Hello! I am not an expert at college essay writing but I have some tips that can help sprout some ideas.

An important thing about writing college essays is making it personal to you and of course expanding it to why you want to attend a specific college and the reason why. Now what that doesn't mean is to just write why you want to go to a college but to start with a hook or something that makes your essay interesting and different from the 1000-2000 other applicants applying to the same college as you are.

Try to find something spontaneous or personal to you... I have had someone I know write an essay about a favorite TV show or book and still have their essay turn out great. I would just start with planning some rough ideas on things you love. Find something you can describe a lot about and relate that to a big thesis or question: How does this relate to why I want to pursue an education in University/School?

That's the tips I have personally and like I said I'm not an expert but I hope that helps you. If you need any further help I would recommend speaking with a peer or college advisor that can help you write a good thesis and statement for your essay. Best of luck to you and have a great day!

a year ago[edited]

When writing an essay on a broad topic like "If I could...", it's important to find a unique angle that sets your essay apart. Start by brainstorming ideas that are personal and meaningful to you. Think about experiences or moments in your life that have had a significant impact on who you are today. From there, you can explore different directions to take your assignment. Another helpful tip is to research other works on similar topics to see what approaches other writers have taken. For more inspiration and guidance, I recommend checking out https://samploon.com/, its a very good site with a big database of examples. They offer a wide variety of free texts online, covering many different topics, which can provide a great starting point for your own story. Many students have found inspiration from reading the free essays online at Samploon, so it's definitely worth checking out to help make your essay unique and interesting.

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