Read the following essay prompt and answer the question. The Student Information Sheet essay is about YOU. As such you may wish to write a detailed narrative with specific examples that show rather than tell the reader something special about you and lessons you learned. It is helpful if the essay demonstrates your interest and knowledge of TJHSST (e.g. STEM programs), but the content must be honest and not forced.
Feel free to submit your essay below for review or contribute your thoughts on other essays posted. Both activities will help you prepare for the exam and the more you contribute, the more you will get out of this section.
TJHSST ESSAY PROMPT
HOMEWORK ESSAY/SIS PROMPT
“Talk about an influential experience that shaped your interest in STEM.”
Your essay should be well-organized and provide rich detail showing the reader not just telling them about YOU!
If commenting on the essays please remember the rules and stick with positive suggestions that can help the author. Focus on the essay structure and quality. The following guidelines are by no means compete, but can serve as a guide for useful suggestions.
- Quality and impact of thesis statement and opening paragraph. This may be the most important paragraph. Does it provide a roadmap for the essay?
- Supporting paragraphs. Do these follow the outline of the 1st paragraph? Do they use explicit examples and not deviate unnecessarily from topic?
- Prose. Are the sentences direct and effective with proper grammar and correct spelling?
- Conclusion. Perhaps the least important paragraph. Does it wrap it all up?