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09/04/2019

How to write an essay?

QUESTION
How to write an essay?
I want to get into a private highschool. To get in, I have to write an essay on why I want to go there. I don’t know what format to write it in. Like what sentences come first and what not. Please help?

ANSWER
Introduction
–3 sentences
–thesis statement/claim (ex. I would like to come to this high school because… {don’t provide specific reasons in the thesis; be general})

Body Paragraph
–topic sentence (Reason #1 why you want to go to the high school. Ex. good educational program)
–evidence (reasons why the school should admit you. ex. good grades)
–commentary (provide some extra information)

Body Paragraph
–topic sentence (Reason #2 why you want to go to the high school. Ex. Great teachers)
–evidence (reasons why the school should admit you. ex. good work ethics)
–commentary (provide some extra information)

Conclusion
–restate thesis/claim
–ask to be admitted to the school

It would be good to write a bit about the school itself, such as: “I want to come here because 99% of students who graduate from this school are in Ivy League colleges now.” Something like that. That way, you sound like you know exactly what you’re talking about.

Basically, you’re writing a persuasive essay. Hope this helps, and good luck! 🙂