Getting students over this barrier was one of the reasons I put pen to paper four years ago and produced a book called Write That Essay! At that stage I was a senior academic at Auckland University and a university examiner. For nearly 20 years in both course work and examinations I had counselled everyone from 17-year-old newbies to 40-year-old career changers with their essay writing. Often the difference between a student who might achieve a B-Grade and the A-Grade student was just some well-placed advice and direction.
The more scholarship essay examples you read the better prepared you will be to write your own essay. The essay portion of your application is the most important. The essay is the first impression and quite possibly the only time you will have the opportunity to give an impression of who you are. And that impression is only as good as the way you write your essay.
Choosing an Essay Topic Choosing an interesting original and manageable essay topic is one of the most crucial steps in writing a successful essay. Choosing a topic that is either too broad to be covered within the parameters of your essay or too narrow resulting in the need to "pad" your content to achieve the required length will doom your essay project before you have even begun. Your essay topic should not only be of interest to a reader (and your teacher or instructor) but also sufficiently focused to allow you to cover the topic adequately. An Essay Writing Coach can help you refine your essay topic so that it can be managed effectively.