The essay!

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By Hiya (Hiya) on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 06:06 pm: Edit

What format did everyone who got into Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Penn, etc write your essays in?? I was thinking of starting on a narrow topic such as an occurrence in my life and broaden it up to show its significance and impact. Or I could do an extended metaphor and make it pertinent to my life in some way. Were your essays abstract or straightforward?? What type is more likely to stand out?

By Xeroeeva (Xeroeeva) on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 07:03 pm: Edit

I started off with an event and then went to how it affected me.

By Alex614 (Alex614) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 08:23 pm: Edit

My essay was a social commentary. I wrote about tyranny of the majority, and how it is not always in the "right." I also wrote about my circumstances growing up. For example my father is an alcoholic that beats me.

By Shhh (Shhh) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 08:27 pm: Edit

wow you are starting early.

By Efilsiertaeht (Efilsiertaeht) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 08:35 pm: Edit

I started off with an anecdote, and then morphed it into what I want to do with the rest of my life and why.

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