I'm writing an essay... Please help!

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By Rocgirl (Rocgirl) on Sunday, December 01, 2002 - 03:33 pm: Edit

I'm currently working on my essay for Harvard (though I don't think I have a great chance of getting in I'm going to try anyway). Is it better to take a more creative approach rather than writing the traditional way? or vice versa... And how long should it be? thanks!

By Pat57575 (Pat57575) on Sunday, December 01, 2002 - 07:19 pm: Edit

The prompt doesn't tell you how long their typical essay is? I would take the most creative approach possible, opening and ending with catchy ideas. One suggestion I can offer is introduce a topic at the beginning, use a thesaurus and find as many words relating to your topic as you can, and incorporate these various words into your body. Finish with a conclusion that ties it up. I used "roads" for one of my essays and used a couple relating quotes, a clip from a Robert Frost poem, and references to paths, trails, etc... Good luck!

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