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Unformatted text preview: GEAR Up Waco www.gearupwaco.org The 5-Step Personal Essay Writing Guide: Academic and College Goals Colleges and scholarship organizations are curious about what you hope to gain by going to college. Sharing what you want to study and how your education fi ts into your future makes an impressive essay. Even if you are not completely sure what you will major in, you can still write about the subject areas that interest you. As much as possible, try to show how your college education will help you to achieve your own personal goals. Think about why you are going to college and what you want to accomplish. To help you brainstorm, answer a few of these questions: STEP 1: Brainstorm Your Academic Goals 1. What will be your major in college? If undecided, what majors sound interesting enough to be a possible choice? _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ 2. How will college studies prepare you for your future career? What do you expect to do or learn? _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ 3. What are you most excited about studying in college? Any new things you are especially looking forward to? _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ 4. Which subjects and activities have you enjoyed and excelled at, in high school? _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Which of the above questions was the easiest to answer? _______________________________ Which question gets you started on the best stories you can tell? _________________________ Choose one to two main points to use in STEP 2 of this worksheet. Also, weave in some of your other great answers and stories into your essay in STEP 3 . STEP 2: Uncover Your Main Point Your essay needs to have a strong main point. Your essay needs to have a strong main point....
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