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09/04/2019

College Application Essay Help?

QUESTION
College Application Essay Help?
I am working on my college application essay.

The essay topic

The statement of purpose will provide an opportunity to explain any extenuating circumstances that you feel could add value to your application. You may also want to explain unique aspects of your academic background or valued experiences you may have had that relate to your academic discipline. The statement of purpose is not meant to be a listing of accomplishments in high school or a record of your participation in school-related activities. Rather, this is your opportunity to address the admissions committee directly and to let us know more about you as an individual, in a manner that your transcripts and other application information cannot convey.

I am having trouble getting started. I know i want to teach math and that i really enjoy helping others. I am not quite sure how to start. I am not really good at getting started with essay and was just wondering if some could help me. I know i need to try and grab the readers attention but i am just not sure how yo do that but if someone has and advice how to help i would really appreciate it.

thank you

ANSWER
Double check that this is the actual essay topic and this is not for submitting supplemental materials.

If it is the essay topic, try to think of one story you can tell – preferably something that sparked your interest to teach math or a moment that can show how you enjoy helping others. So start with thinking about a story and don’t worry so much at this point about grabbing the reader’s attention – you can do that at the end when you’ve decided what to talk about.

I’d recommend checking out these articles to help you get started: http://makecollegereality.com/apply/essays.html