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September 2008. First impressions really do count. An opening line or paragraph that hooks the reader is a huge asset. Anyone know a good site to read more such opening lines Jun 15, 2011 And to get your college admissions essay off to the right start, begin with a captivating opening line. Want examples? Here are samples from winning college essays courtesy of Stanford University. A few years ago, Stanford University published sample first lines of college essay of admitted students for the Class of 2012.
These are great examples of unique and captivating ways to begin and essay. Here are some examples: I almost didnt live through September 11th, 2001. Ive looked at plenty of college essays over the years and the vast majority of them have been boring. The essays that Ive seen have usually been guilty of Finding the Right Hook: Writing the Perfect Opening Line for your College Admissions Essay Several of these opening lines first appeared in a 2008 article in Stanford Magazine.
Related. Anita Diamants The Red Tent: Rescuing Female Figures from the Margins of Biblical Scripture. How to Write the First Section of Your College Essay In a 500word essay, this section will take up about the first half of the essay and will mostly consist of a brief story that illuminates a key experience, an important character trait, a moment of transition or transformation, or a step toward maturity. What these opening lines have in common is that all have been reprinted (with complete essays attached) in recent editions of The Best American Essays, an annual collection of crackling good reads culled from magazines, journals, and websites.