Accomplishment of Yours
Each student in your class should write a short essay, five
to seven sentences long, that describes a personal accomplishment.
This paragraph will have the title "Personal Essay of _____(your
name)____." Your statement will demonstrate that you can focus
on and complete a project, whether simple or complicated, short
or long term, something you did, or still do.
You may describe
something you know how to do, and have done well on at least one
occasion. Any job, task, or hobby you can do or have learned to
do qualifies. It may be a chore at school or at home, or something
you learned to do while on vacation. It may be an athletic skill
you are learning, or your ability to work with a tool. It may be
something you have learned how to fix, to cook, part of a hobby,
a game you have learned, or something you do well with numbers or
What you choose to write about does not have to deal
with school. It may be something that no other student in your class
knows about you. Hopefully, you will like doing what you describe,
but that is not a requirement.
The reader, when finished reading your essay, should
know the important details (what, where, when, why, and how) and
what makes your strengths important.
Here's your chance to demonstrate that you can present your ideas
clearly-with no grammar, usage, or spelling errors. By the way,
feel free to seek help from someone else as an editor, but you are
responsible for your final work. When you are satisfied with your
final copy, make sure that it is written neatly on 8 ½"
X 11" paper so that it is easy to read.
Your Personal Essay must be completed on time, and included with
the other application materials submitted by your class.