Links Use this Sample Basic Essay as a Model The essay below demonstrates the principles of writing a basic essay. The different parts of the essay have been labeled. The thesis statement is in bold, the topic sentences are in italics, and each main point is underlined. When you write your own essay, of course, you will not need to mark these parts of the essay unless your teacher has asked you to do so. They are marked here just so that you can more easily identify them.
Last, a couple of independent groups that don’t write essays and are not colleges or universities.
The Writer's Resource Center has a guide for writing nearly any kind of essay, and examples of a dozen different types. Listed alphabetically, you’ll have to scroll down for the Scholarship Essay sample section.
Study Overseas provides advice for students who want to, of course, study abroad. The page I’ve linked to provides several sample essays. I’ve found samples for the Crabiel Scholarship, . Easley, USA Today and others. You can also read a bunch of successful college entrance application essays.
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