College admissions essay

How should I start my college admissions essay?

It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly, a shot rang out! A door slammed. The maid screamed. Suddenly, a pirate ship appeared on the horizon! While millions of people were starving, the king lived in luxury. Meanwhile, on a small farm in Kansas, a boy was growing up.

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Read through the pinned post in this subform called “what is a good college essay.”

Think about what you want the admissions officers to know about you. What makes you, you? Why would you be a great addition to their campus?

There are also lots of websites with examples of good college essays. Johns Hopkins has some: Essays That Worked | Undergraduate Admissions | Johns Hopkins University

Don’t be afraid to write a draft or two, or three. Then have a trusted teacher read it to give feedback.

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Read through this. Many good ideas here. What makes a "good" essay?

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There is no right way to begin a college essay.

Some options include:

Making an observation;

Asking a question;

Beginning a discussion.