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09/04/2019

Okay, so I have this scholarship essay to write, its for bilingual speakers, but im not sure how to begin it?

QUESTION
Okay, so I have this scholarship essay to write, its for bilingual speakers, but im not sure how to begin it?
My topic is “how my ability to speak more than one language will help me practice my choosen career and help me ptovide a service to my community? my choosen career is I want to be a translator/interpretor

ANSWER
Here are some general guidelines on how to write a scholarship essay. One handy tip is not to start off with the word “I”. Ease into it with an adverbial clause or participial phrase.
http://www.helium.com/knowledge/110367-h…

For your particular topic, consider mentioning bilingual advocacy in health and social care, political participation, access to technology, teaching English as a second language to adults and children, etc. You might want to show that you know the differences between translating [written] and interpreting [oral]. Most people are better at one or the other; few do both equally well, so you can indicate your preference. They are really different skill sets, and it might come down to whether you have better verbal skills or writing skills.

Be sure to do a spelling check and grammar check of your essay before sending it in; you don’t want any little typos like “choosen” to wreck your chances for the scholarship. Good luck and best wishes!