|By Impatheticiknow (Impatheticiknow) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 03:42 am: Edit|
Do colleges view these differently than regular essays? Also, should we pose a question for our essays or just write them?
|By Lucifersam (Lucifersam) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 04:00 am: Edit|
They might view them differently, in a bad way, as you would be deciding what to write about instead on demonstrating how you can write about whatever you're asked to write about. And I'd recommend that you actually pose the question if you decide to make up one of your own.
|By Jane1018 (Jane1018) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 04:03 am: Edit|
I disagree. I think choosing "topic of you choice" shows you are creative and can think "outside of the box." Prompts are like crutches in that people use them when they can't think of anything interesting to write about on their own.
|By Lucifersam (Lucifersam) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 04:45 am: Edit|
But nobody would come up with a topic that would be hard for them to write about. It would usually be safe to say that although the topic you came up with was creative itself, you did not create it for it to be hard for you, you created it for you to have an easy time writing your essay. If your job is such that you pretty much decide what you do every day, then that job will present virtually no challenges to you unless you wish to have a challenging day.
|By Efilsiertaeht (Efilsiertaeht) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 04:50 am: Edit|
But it's not supposed to be a hard essay to write. In fact, I'm sure the best prompted essays are the ones with interesting prompts that many find really hard but there are a few people who just write a beautiful flowing essay... clearly it was easy for them- and it's those who stand out. By letting you choose your own topic, you can best show yourself. And that's the real point, after all. To show yourself.
|By Astrix (Astrix) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 06:28 am: Edit|
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