- After looking over the essay question, organize your points in a compelling way that’s persuasive and captures the interest of your reader. In a way, you are telling your life’s story in 500-700 words, and planning what goes in is important.
- Break out the classic five paragraph structure and outline the points you want to say in those paragraphs.
- Now would also be a good time to write a rough introduction. In it, you should introduce yourself, answer any questions the committee has, and then state your reasons why you should receive this scholarship. Doing so gives the reader a concise preview of your argument.
- Of course, if you change the content of your essay, rewrite the intro and always leave the conclusion for last.
After outlining, it’s time to tackle writing your essay.