Writing essays is not an easy task for me. Coming from a computer background, I lacked the skills to write a good essay. I finally learned the writing skills needed to work in the real world. Here are some essay tips I learned in one day.
Choose an Interesting Topic
This is one of the most important aspects of your scholarship essay. Some Fully Founded Scholarships have a predetermined theme, but we encourage you to customize these themes to address one of the following issues. I have found that focusing on these questions greatly increases your chances of getting a scholarship.
1. Focus on a Great Accomplishment
You want to impress the reader with your essay, so when you’re writing about a great achievement you want them to say, “Wow, that person really deserves that.” YOU think it might be important, but it might not matter to the reader. For example, writing about how you managed to stuff 20 marshmallows in your mouth is probably something you can forget (when you start college, you can tell or prove
to all your college friends).
2. Focus on the event in which you starred
LOVE Initiative Scholarship Essays Readers. It means that you have identified a need and actively sought to meet it. Some examples are being president of ASB, starting an association, helping underprivileged children etc. People who engage in this type of business are more likely to succeed in life and readers know that so take advantage of them for your benefit.
3. Focus on the Obstacle You Overcame
At this point I want you to focus on the adversities that have come up in your life and how you overcame them. Examples would be losing a parent, living in a world with divorced parents, and people with disabilities. These are situations where when you tell someone, they make a dog face and say, “I’m sorry.” When writing about these events, it’s important to focus on how you overcame those obstacles and stay positive. When the reader finishes your essays, you want them to say, “Wow, this person has been through a lot. This person deserves this scholarship.”
Write for Your Audience
I know when you apply for a scholarship you will find that you have to write a lot of essays! It will feel like you can ditch all the rehearsals and focus on quantity over quality, but that SHOULD NOT be the case. It’s an automatic route to rejection. When I talked about some topics you should write about, I said that when the reader finishes writing the essays, he should say, “Wow, this person really deserves this essay “. You must do this while writing the essay. Put yourself in the reader’s shoes and ask yourself if you really deserve this essay.