Date of publication: 2017-08-19 09:55
The author sets the stage for the remainder of the essay by first presenting a notable accomplishment of hers and then explicitly illustrating the entrepreneurial drive and diligence she used to see it through. More importantly, the author’s opening introduces a theme – storytelling – that is consistently interwoven through different stages of her life. The reader is lead through the author’s childhood, professional and extracurricular experiences, along with accomplishments, all the while being reminded of the integral role storytelling has played. Beyond highlighting her gift, or passion for the art of storytelling, the author goes on to connect this theme with her future career ambitions, as well as describe how this could also serve the HBS community.
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Uncle Alex didn't just teach me about a period of history. He taught me about life. He taught me the power of opening minds to the mystery of knowledge. Most importantly, he taught me how to live life with excitement and passion. They are lessons I shall never forget.
First, let’s get one thing straight. Reading the best sample essay won’t write yours for you. You have to write an original essay in any case. Read the numerous essays below to get ideas, see how these students structured theirs, and learn from their writing. But you will need to write your own.
Storytelling is my lifelong passion it saw me through a difficult childhood. After my father left, my mother raised me as a single parent in [. City/State], a rural Bible Belt town two hours south of [. State]. We did not have much money and that coupled with my bookishness made me a target for bullies. Books and writing were an escape they gave me an avenue to articulate the feelings of abandonment and powerlessness I otherwise did not want to express. Writing made me happy and the more I wrote, the more my talent blossomed. I began to win awards and my work was published in youth literary journals. These experiences made me more confident, a key part of my success later in life. It all started with a pen, a notebook, and my imagination.
My view of Education is that of a reformist. I have a particular interest in the improvement of homeless individuals, single mothers and women of color. Because of my own experience with both homelessness and single motherhood, I know the feeling of helplessness as you are sinking deeper and deeper in desperation that you feel that you will never recover from it. I have seen how generations of these people have become prisoners by being illiterate and /or insufficiently educated around our city with little or no hope of getting free from their bondage. Although I have struggled hard to get myself out of this situation I refuse to forget.
I would hate for any of you to read this essay or any of the other essays in The Essay Guide, which I recommend, and think “I’m going to tell a story just like this one!” Bad idea. Wrong response.