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Writing an Effective Essay

All 21st Century Scholars are required to write an essay as part of their application. Here are some quick, easy tips to ensure your essay is effective.

  1. Take five minutes to think about the this question before responding.
  2. Brainstorm and create a rough outline for what you want to say.
  3. Show your passion and interest through strong examples.
  4. Use a college-level vocabulary (and use it correctly).
  5. Write in a succinct manner.
  6. Combine like ideas into more sophisticated sentence structures.
  7. Have a qualified individual proofread your essay and give you feedback.
  8. Be yourself.  

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