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.
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.
Read through this. Many good ideas here. What makes a "good" essay?
There is no right way to begin a college essay.
Some options include:
Making an observation;
Asking a question;
Beginning a discussion.