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Starter 3: “I’ve been high before, but never that high”
Mini-Lesson: How to (and how NOT to) start your college essay: 9 Strategies
Imagine for a minute that you’re a college admissions counselor.
It’s 6:13 pm on Thursday and you’ve been reading essays for, oh, ever. The coffee has grown cold in your cup, your shoulders are cramping, and your attention span is non-existent.
Which of these opening paragraphs is more likely to make you sit up in your ergonomically correct office chair and take notice?
Merriam Webster defines music as “vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion,” but to me it’s always been so much more.
Bowing down to the porcelain god, I emptied the contents of my stomach. Foaming at the mouth, I was ready to pass out. My body couldn’t stop shaking as I gasped for air, and the room started spinning.
How to start a college essay and how NOT to
Ashley will start off reading and then randomly call on someone to read the next strategy.
Class Business and Week’s Deadlines
Breakout room support groups: I’ll put you into breakout rooms of mixed groups- 15 minutes
Watch the Pomodoro Method (7 minutes)
Who doesn’t struggle with procrastination, focus, productivity and generally feeling like you’ve squandered hours of your avoiding homework with snapchat, IG, or any other myriad of distractions? Well, we might all just be going about it the wrong way. This video outlines one effective strategy to overcome procrastination.
Write your college essay and try out the Pomodoro Method!
If you are stuck, check out the resources on the “Documents” page of my DP. Consider brainstorming, reading more sample essays, or just free write without any judgement or desire for it to be “perfect”.
Humanities teacher at Animas High School