These Personal Essays Will Get You Into Stanford after receiving a link to a Google doc containing several college essays from accepted Columbia applicants (the doc has since been taken down Jun 15, 2011 These are opening lines of admissions essays that the Stanford admission reps especially liked. All of the essay writers were accepted as members of the class of 2012. You can find even more opening lines of sample admission essays in the Stanford Magazine. Home College Discussion College Essays.
Best Essay Opening Lines from Stanford. 2boysima Registered User Posts: 1, 794 Senior Member. September 2008 edited October 2008 in College Essays.
Although I posted this link on the Stanford site, it is also appropriate here. Reinforces post# 19 First lines from the application essays of Stanford's newest class. Illustration by Nick Dewar It is a truth universally acknowledged that a high school student in possession of a good rsum must still be in want of a personal essay. Welcome to College Confidential! The leading collegebound community on the web. Sign Up For Free. Replies to: Best Essay Opening Lines from Stanford# 16.
These lines are good, but obviously not superb since none of my first lines Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or simply Stanford, is an American private research university located in Stanford, California in the northwestern Silicon Valley on an 8180acre campus near Palo Alto.
College Essay Weaknesses: This essay is pretty strong. However, theres still room to revamp the essay. First things first: The introduction could be a little more hooky. Dont get me wrong currently, the introduction is perfectly fine. But, a hooky introduction would make the essay more dynamic and give it some voice. Complicating matters is the fact that College Board has officially okayed the use of firstperson (e.
g.I) in the SAT essay, which for many students represents the definitive answer to the question of what is or is not acceptable in writing. Stanford has published a few choice opening lines of college essays to help students understand how important it is to hit your reader over the head with something intriguing, funny, poignant, or otherwise worthy of attention.
In this essay, the student is responding to a prompt from Stanford University, to which they were accepted: Virtually all of Stanfords undergraduates live on campus.
Write a note to your future roommate that reveals something about you or that will help your roommateand usknow you better.