Searching for a nice high school application essay sample
When embarking on writing your high school application essay sample, it's normal to feel intimidated at first. A lot rides on the essay and it's easy to feel flustered with the many options you're confronted by, even when the high school provides you with direction. Below I'll provide the structure for a sample essay you can follow for your high school application. It involves and introduction, main paragraphs supporting it and then a conclusion that ties it all together.
Your introductory paragraph has three main parts to it. Generally speaking, this is your main idea, the central theme and your thesis. The main idea will be the topic you're given, you're take on it or the topic you have chosen yourself. The central theme should provide three examples that speak to the main idea. These will later become main paragraphs each. Lastly, your thesis is what the conclusion will speak to .This will also get its own paragraph towards the end.
You should have no less than three main paragraphs. Technically, you can have as many as you like, but remember your word limit and make sure that each main paragraph presents an idea that can fill the space by itself and that each of these paragraphs will be roughly equal in length and in value to the main idea.Each main paragraph should start with its own introductory clause. This clause introduces the idea the paragraph will then discuss and explore. After the introductory clause, get to work extrapolating it. Every sentence in the paragraph needs to be a valuable one. Remember how many people are applying for your high school and how many essays that will mean need to be reviewed. So each sentence either needs to be a point that relates back to the introductory clause or one that helps the preceding sentence do just that. Lastly, each main paragraph needs a conclusion of its own to tie the whole paragraph together.
After you have finished your main paragraphs, it's time for your conclusion. Much like the conclusions that were a part of each main paragraph, this conclusion paragraph is meant to tie the entire piece together. Essentially its job is to prove the thesis statement you proposed in your introduction. It should restate it, but in a way that draws upon the evidence you've just provided for support. Doing an outline beforehand will help to make sure you don't get to your conclusion without the support you need to finish it.