If you’ve been sitting in front of a blank screen, unsure of exactly how to start a personal statement for college, then believe me—I feel your pain.
A great college essay introduction is key to making your essay stand out, so there’s a lot of pressure to get it right.
We'll learn your background and interests, brainstorm essay topics, and walk you through the essay drafting process, step-by-step.
At the end, you'll have a unique essay that you'll proudly submit to your top choice colleges. Find out more about Prep Scholar Admissions now: Here’s a weird secret that’s true for most written work: just because it'll end up at the beginning doesn’t mean you have to write it first.
The former builds expectations and evokes curiosity, and the latter stimulates the imagination and creates a connection with the author.
In both cases, you hit your goal of greater reader engagement.
In general, college essays make it easier to get to know the parts of you in your transcript—these include your personality, outlook on life, passions, and experiences.
You're not writing for yourself but for a very specific kind of reader.
Luckily, being able to craft the perfect beginning for your admissions essay is just like many other writing skills—something you can get better at with practice and by learning from examples.
In this article, I’ll walk you through exactly how to start a college essay.