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09/08/2019

How should I write the first paragraph of my challenge essay?

QUESTION
How should I write the first paragraph of my challenge essay?
I am writing an essay on the challenges that I will face going back to school for higher education. My 3 focal points are: Adjusting to the extra responsibility of higher education compared to highschool, getting to know others on campus, and helping my family adjust to my school responsibility. Please help me word this first paragraph. I have been working on it forever and it just doesn’t sound right. I would love to hear some other thoughts on this, thanks so much!

ANSWER
You have it pretty much written.
“The challenges I know I will face when I return to school for higher education are blah blah blah.”

Your paragraphs following the opening will support those three challenges. Your opening paragraph should be a synopsis of the paper’s content. Your ending is much the same and could be along the lines of “Based on these premises, I realize returning to school will be hard on me, on my family, and quite possibly on the other students. I also feel it will all be worth it in the long run.” or something like that.