Want to Write an Awesome College Essay?

Here are some open lines used by students who applied to Standford University. The admission counselors where intrigued and it caught their eye. Don’t make you essay boring and drowning, try something new. Here is a list of some first lines:


1.While traveling through the daily path of life, have you ever stumbled upon a hidden pocket of the universe?

2.The spaghetti burbled and slushed around the pan, and as I stirred it, the noises it gave off began to sound increasingly like bodily functions.

3.I had never seen anyone get so excited about mitochondria.

4.When I was in eighth grade I couldn’t read.

5.My younger sister, Jessica, arrived home one day reeling about the shirt that her friend had worn to school. It had simply read, “Genocide, Homicide, Suicide, Riverside.”

6.Some fathers might disapprove of their children handling noxious chemicals in the garage.

7.As an Indian-American, I am forever bound to the hyphen.

8.I have been surfing Lake Michigan since I was 3 years old.

9.On a hot Hollywood evening, I sat on a bike, sweltering in a winter coat and furry boots.

10.I change my name each time I place an order at Starbucks.

I hope this helps in getting your creative juices flowing.


Do You Know How to Choose the Right College?

College is a big decision. Remember you or your child is going to be spending at least four years of their life on a college campus, being part of that city or town, interacting with locals and making friends. It is very important that this environment is appealing and makes learning productive. If your child or you have never experienced snow or cold harsh weather then going back east may not be suitable. There are more than 3500 colleges and universities  across the country and finding the right fit is very crucial to learning and success.  I will be going through the ten factors to be considered when choosing the right college.

Factor One: Degree Program. If you know your major then start looking for colleges and universities that have your major. If you are unsure of your major then it is just as important to look for schools with a wide selection of majors.  College Board has a book called Book of Majors  to help to find the right one. There is also the Fisk Guide to Colleges that can help find the best schools.