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Everyone has their own writing style, and it can be difficult to tell if someone else’s essay is good or bad. The best way to find out if a writer is “on point” is by reading their work-but how do you know what makes for an engaging read? In this guide, I’ll show you how to write a great personal essay that will impress your teacher and readers alike.

Writing a good essay is hard.

Writing a good essay is important, because it shows that you care about your subject and want to know more about it.

Writing a urgent essays means you have to be honest in what you say, even if it makes your topic less interesting than others’ would be (but still true).

It takes time to develop your own voice, which is why you should spend it on something that matters to you

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Whether you’re writing a paper or an essay, it takes time and effort to develop your own voice. As with any other skill, practice makes perfect!

While it may seem like writing is something that comes naturally to everyone, the truth is that most people don’t do it well. It takes time and effort for us all—whether we’re writing for fun or for school—to develop our own style of expression. We need to think about what we want our essays/papers/articles/etc., say (and who they’re meant for), then find ways of saying these things so that they sound authentic without sounding like every other person who has ever written anything about anything at all ever before in history which means no one would have heard of us even if someone did hear about us but only because we were mentioned alongside hundreds upon hundreds upon thousands upon millions upon billions upon trillions upon quadrillions more names who also had nothing interesting going on either except maybe some kind of disease but not really since they wouldn’t go through all those complications just so they could get better faster than anyone else around them

When you’re writing about yourself, you want to avoid the most obvious pitfalls of personal essays

When you’re writing about yourself, it’s important to avoid the most obvious pitfalls of personal essays. You don’t want to use cliches or be too self-deprecating. And there are plenty of other tips that will help make your essay stand out:

  • Avoid being too vague. Don’t say “I love” or “I hate” but instead explain why you feel that way and give examples from your life where this is true. For example, if someone asked me why I hated my job and I replied with something along the lines of “It’s just not fun anymore.” It would be better for me to say something more specific rather than just saying “I hate my job.”
  • Avoid being too pretentious (or pretentious at all). If some part of your essay seems over-the-top or silly then consider taking it out completely because no one wants their writing style judged based upon what they choose not put into their stories/essays!

You need to write about yourself in a way that’s interesting, engaging and authentic

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Your writing will be evaluated on several different criteria, and one of them is your ability to use your own voice. You need to write about yourself in a way that’s interesting, engaging and authentic. When applying for a job or interviewing for a promotion at work, you want to show off who you really are—the good parts of who you are and what makes you unique as an individual.

Additionally your essays should be original; they should not sound like something someone else wrote or read somewhere else. If the content has already been written before then that’s fine but if it hasn’t then try finding something new and unique about yourself which might help make up this gap between what others have already said before (and why not just steal their ideas?)

If you’re not sure where to start, ask yourself what’s the one thing people will remember about this essay when they read it?

If you can answer these questions and think of more questions that might help your reader understand what they are reading, then we can move on to writing the rest of the essay.

Don’t think too hard about grammar or spelling; just write.

Don’t worry about grammar and spelling. These things will just get in the way of your thought process, so just write! The first draft is the most important one: it’s where you get all of those ideas out of your head and onto paper. You may not be sure what to write yet (that’s normal), but that’s okay—the first draft is where you learn what you’re trying to say, so don’t worry about being perfect at this point. Just write!

Just write!

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One of the most important things you can do when writing an essay is just write. Don’t worry about grammar or spelling, or even if your topic is relevant to what you’re studying. Just write!

As we’ve already mentioned, this will help you feel more confident as a writer—and that confidence will show in your work. You’ll be able to take risks on topics that interest you but might not seem “worth” it (like writing about why a person should be voted off a reality TV show). You’ll also find yourself getting into the groove of putting together sentences that flow smoothly from one another in ways that make sense for how they relate back to each other—and thus how they relate back to their overall point(s).

Congratulations! You’ve reached the end of your writing journey. We hope it was an enjoyable one, and we’re excited to see what you have in store next. Remember that with practice comes improvement, so don’t be disappointed if your first few essays aren’t perfect—they’ll get better with time (and good feedback from us). As always, we want to hear from our readers: what were some of the most interesting things about this process? What do you think about our advice for writing personal essays? And how did all this relate back to our previous blog post?”

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8 Signs You Were Meant to Be a Teacher https://vermontrepublic.org/signs-you-were-meant-to-be-teacher/ Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:34:27 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=5874 All of your life, you have been told that you should become a teacher. Do you have what it takes to be an effective educator? Beyond making the grade in your college courses, there are certain traits that help determine an effective teacher. Read on to see if you have what it takes. You Can …

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All of your life, you have been told that you should become a teacher. Do you have what it takes to be an effective educator? Beyond making the grade in your college courses, there are certain traits that help determine an effective teacher. Read on to see if you have what it takes.

You Can Organize Your Way Out of a Mess

Wrangling kids and assignments takes more than a good planner and a few sticky notes posted as reminders to get things done. Teaching requires a sixth sense operating in the background. Somehow you can keep different strings of thought running together.

No one knows the meaning of organization like a teacher. Take dozens of children, hundreds of assignments, and a stack of daily requirements and put them together in orderly fashion. If you find yourself capable of organizing chaos, you already possess one of the most important characteristics of a successful teacher.

Multitasking is a first cousin to organization. The need to multitask goes beyond simply organizing stacks of loose papers and dueling schedules. As a teacher you must be prepared constantly to wear multiple hats depending on the needs of your students at any given time.

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You Are Flexible

If you are consistently able to adapt to the needs of others around you, teaching may be your calling. Imagine that you are standing center stage in front of a room filled with adolescents trying to impart to them the importance of the Pythagorean Theorem. An argument ensues between students. You are thrust into multiple roles.

On one hand, you are still a math teacher. On the other hand, you have now become a counselor, a referee, and possibly a judge. Teaching requires flexibility. Dealing with children day in and day out requires the ability to shift into whatever role is needed at the given moment.

For younger children, this is especially true. You might be a substitute parent. For special needs kids you might be their voice and loyal advocate. Either way, teaching requires the ability to read the situation and adapt quickly.

You can Make Do With Few Resources

You are the McGuyver of art projects. Given few resources, you can whip up a science fair project worthy of blue ribbons. If you are able to create brilliance with few resources, you might be a teacher.

Educational funding is notoriously limited. In some areas, teachers buy classroom supplies out of their own pockets just to ensure their students have everything they need. Putting together a few resources is a staple talent of a teacher.

You Can Love the Unlovable

Compassion is a must for a teacher. Each student has a background and a story that affects their ability to relate to others in the classroom. As a teacher, you have the desire to take even the toughest kids under your wing and nurture them until they blossom into the best versions of themselves.

A teacher can see the diamond in the rough. To you, all young people have value. You can see past a tough demeanor and love the person within. Regardless of the setting, you have a big heart that rejoices when others succeed. You see the best in people, and you are optimistic that there is good in everyone.

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You Are Patient While Others are Speaking

A toddler attempts to tell you a joke for the tenth time. You listen as enthusiastically as you did the first time. Your ability to remain patient while others are speaking means you might have the makings of a wonderful teacher.

Teachers spend their working lives around young people who are not equipped to communicate clearly like an adult. If you can sit still while a first grader relates a story to you, you are indeed destined for teaching greatness.

The need for patience extends well beyond the early elementary years. Teens and preteens are notorious for their resistance to communicating with the adults in their lives. As a compassionate teacher, you can listen as long as it takes.

You Check Your Ego at the Door

Seeing another person succeed is more important to you than recognition for your own brilliance. You are happiest when others around you shine. If you are happy to watch others enjoy their moment in the sun, you might be a teacher.

The teaching profession requires you to have an ego that is easily checked. The goal at the end of the day is not to prove yourself right, but to prove to your students what they can do.

You Have a Wicked Sense of Humor

You find yourself able to laugh at the silliest knock-knock jokes. Not only can you laugh at silly humor, but you have the ability to tell a story and capture the interest of the small people in the room.

Humor is a must for hours spent with children of all ages. More than just laughing at the oddest jokes, you must find humor in difficult situations. You can laugh at yourself and move beyond mistakes.

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You Have the Heart of a Volunteer

If you find yourself pitching in for the good of others regardless of reward, you have the heart of a teacher. At the core of every teacher is a volunteer. Teaching is a noble career choice. At the end of the day, however, it is more than a job. It is a calling.

A lengthy study conducted by the U.S. Department of Education revealed that teachers who worked with Teach for America, a nonprofit group dedicated to preparing the best leaders for the future, performed better on end-of-year tests than other teachers. The conclusion had less to do with the training Teach for America teachers receive and more to do with the characteristics the applicants possess in the first place.

If you are anything like the characteristics described above, you might be a natural teacher. Children are drawn to you. You have the ability to reach them on their level, no matter how difficult the job may be.

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