We all have a place – a kind of sacred space – where we just plain feel like ourselves. ~ In the woods ~ On a baseball diamond ~ Around my grandmother’s kitchen table These are some of the places my students have written about over the years. It’s so interesting to learn about why a place is special. A sacred space allows you to be. To be yourself, to be content, to be inspired, to be connected. The road to college is long and winding. That’s why it’s important to pace yourse
Curiosity. It’s a trait Engineering students have in common. You’re curious about how things work, and how they can work better. And because you’re forward-thinking, you’re curious about the impact your work will have on the way we live now, and in the future. Check out The National Academy of Engineering and their 14 Grand Challenges for the 21st Century: Make solar energy affordable Provide energy from fusion Develop carbon sequestration methods Manage the nitrogen cycle Pr
Here’s a typical situation – you’ve got a crazy amount of college application essays to write, on top of all your other commitments.
You really mean to get started. But right now it’s more important to check your phone. Or brush your teeth. Or take a nap. It’s called procrastination.
Try this instead: choose a theme song. That’s right. Music can change your mood and help you find the motivation to write.
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You're under pressure to write stellar college essays that will change lives, save the world, and get you into your dream school. It's not an ideal state of mind. But that's where you begin – with an honest assessment of your thoughts, especially the distracting ones that drive you crazy! Check out College Essay Ink's Six-Step Guide to determine where you are in the writing process. And the next time you sit down to write, remember to relax and get centered. If you sing, dan
Your story. Only you know the colors, the mood, the emotion, and the "why" in your tale. Before committing to college essay topics, get back in touch with who you are as a person. You know, the multidimensional being with a unique past, present and future. College Essay Ink’s Six-Step Guide leads you through a process of self-reflection before you delve into the nitty-gritty of essays. The first step is about connecting to your writer’s voice. So go ahead – close the link to