April 2012

Brainstorming Identity essay

IDENTITY ESSAY Brainstorm!

Things to think about in your past and present. The last part of your essay will be to imagine the future.

Things that happened that defined who you are, including how people perceived you or the things that you chose to do. Include good & bad things, things you care about.  There are concrete things like race, gender, work and abstracts like someone telling you you’re smart, pretty, or good at something.

How NOT to Write a College Essay

HOW NOT TO WRITE AN ESSAY
There is a checklist for things like spelling, grammar and length but what about more subtle, less obvious problems? Let's take a look at some of these!
 
1. Empty writing
Some sentences contain no real information, or so little that they are not worth writing (or reading).

FINDING YOUR VOICE

Remember when you were really little, maybe 7 or so? C’mon, you aren’t that old! You were sure of lots of stuff, your favorite colors, your favorite animal, your exact age, what you wanted to be when you grew up, how many times you’d been to Disneyland, or saw a certain movie or went someplace cool?