College Essay Examples

Essay and Discussion Questions

Essay and Discussion Questions

Questions About Unity

Question 1

The supporting paragraph which commences with the statement, “Some of my friends can’t believe that my car still runs,” lacks a topic sentence.

Question 2

When my boss got stuck with his brand-new BMW…

Question 3

The joy of driving a car that I bought many years ago is enduring because I am exposed to the privilege of durability and low fuel consumption.

Questions about Support

Question 1

In the third paragraph, the author supports the idea that some people are afraid for the lack of the ability to attract and keep lifelong partners. The author states that they adhere to a strict schedule of activities, some of which are considered to be desperate. For instance, they follow ludicrous appetites, commit themselves to lengthy hours of exercise, and drink commercial connections that are beyond their financial means. The author also explains the fact that some people practice anorexia as one of the extreme steps they take.

Question 2

The sentence “Deep in the pits of their stomachs is the gnawing fear…” in the second paragraph is incomplete and requires additional details. The author ought to provide additional information by mentioning some of those items that he or she calls “toys”.

Cost Influences of Protein Bars

Question 3

There are three sentences that come after the topic sentence where the author has provided the reasons why individuals spend money recklessly. These sentences are known to support the topic sentence.

Questions about Coherence

Question 1

The author derives all his topic sentences from the title, “The Only Thing We Have to Fear.” In addition, the aforementioned also serves as the linking sentence between paragraphs.

Question 2

The transitional words and phrases include “and”, “However”, “for example”, and “of course” respectively.

Question 3

The two transitional words and phrases that signal support for the thesis include

“for”, “and”, “One obvious reward…”, and “I’ve heard that…”

Questions about the Introduction and/or Conclusion

The technique that the author uses includes summary and final thought.

Why I am a Good Writer

Writing is my passion and stands out as one of my strengths. Usually, when I write, ideas flow seamlessly without a wimp. It was during a writing completion in my preteen stages when I emerged position number four that made me discover my potential and my intense interest in writing. Though it was not a very prominent and utterly pleasurable; I awed at the fact that I had managed to write an essay that attracted such an unprecedented level of attention. Since then, I have never looked back, and efforts have been made to continuously improve on my writing skills with the aim of attaining position one. Possessing exemplary communication skills is vital with any profession-more so administrative and management based careers. During my childhood, I associated with art based co-curricular activities that include; music, drawing, and making toys. The above are a few of the reasons that may have contributed towards making me a good writer. With my desire to be better, I am left with no option but to appreciate the rewards of toil, sacrifice, and interest.

Continuous practice in writing has made me gain experience thus a contributory factor to sharpening my skills. As aforementioned, I began writing at my early childhood days. During that time, I developed intense interest in the art. I recall, that I would write short stories and read to my family while taking dinner. During my elementary years, I joined other co-curricular activities, such as music and dancing that were helped my level of creativity and imagination. My indulgence further made me realize my potential in art based activities that in one way or another correlated well with writing. As I grew older, I joined a number of art-based clubs in school and at home. With time, I started to put some of the music, dancing, and theatre-play ideas that I conceived in my mind in black and white. The activity transformed into an outstanding talent over the years that I managed to nurture and practice. As the wise stated, “practice makes perfect,” that was my driving force to sharpening my skills towards becoming a greater writer (Langan & Albright, 2019). It has always been my mantra that to perform like a champion, one ought to exercise like one. The nature of a person’s training is reflected in the rewards he or she accomplishes during a contest. I developed my interest further by exploring additional creative writing options, such as poetry, short stories, spoken words, and lyrics. These were ardent contributory to me becoming one of the best writers in high school and college. The consistency I put in writing paid off to grow the writing culture in me.

My passion to be a trainer has made me become a good writer. Over the course of the years, I have worked with both small children and young adults in making them to develop good writing skills. When I joined high school, I attended a motivational talk session that was about ways of developing one’s talent and prospering them. The event was sponsored by the biggest telecommunication company in the country for young adults and teenagers. One of the speakers particularly inspired me when he stated that becoming good in one’s venture is easier when a person gets out of their way to make others become as good as themselves. Lygo-Baker, Kinchin, and Winstone (2019) capture the phenomenon well by stating, “This is the art and science of sacrifice.” Sacrifice was one of the contributory factors towards developing my writing skills. When I train people, it bestows me new ideas in the field of imagination. Well, it is common that no man is an island. Through interactions with my trainees, one’s mindset is opens to view the world from many lenses. In particular, I was privileged to nurture new trainees as I was using them as a mirror to know more about myself. In other words, they provided a platform that I used to “soul search” and that further sharpened my skills.

Interest in pursuing writing made me become better at it. To be good at something, one requires to put in time towards developing their skills. In adeptly, one cannot indulge in practice if they do not have an interest in the activity at hand (Hidri, 2020). Conveniently, interest is a very important asset in realizing and developing one’s talent. Before I realized that a writing talent was deep within me, I made some efforts, thanks to interest, to try out some creative-based activities that eventually turned out well. Interest has been a motivating factor that has sustained the skill of writing over the years. During those times that I was preparing myself for essay writing competitions, I was committed at it. For instance, I once went for a lone-camping session to work on an essay that was to feature in a national contest. It is only through developing interest that a person endures the downtimes of boredom, fatigue, and burn-out.


Over the years, I have realized that enduring toil, training amateur writers, and experience are the major contributory factors towards sharpening my writing skills. I cannot say that I am a good writer; only that I am still in the writing journey since I always learn something on a daily basis that I did not know. Having an intense interest in writing has enabled me overcome a lot of challenges and discouraging moments. In adeptly spending time with upcoming writers has ensured that I continue to deal with my weaknesses, and improve on my imagination. Also, working hard is indispensable for a person desiring to master their skills. This way, I do not write to serve my individual interests and pleasures; but I direct all my writing energy towards producing narratives and products that inspire other people towards becoming the best of themselves.


Hidri, S. (2020). Changing Language Assessment: New Dimensions, New Challenges. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

Lygo-Baker, S., Kinchin, I., & Winstone, N. E. (2019). Engaging student voices in higher education: Diverse perspectives and expectations in partnership.

Langan, J., & Albright, Z. L. (2019). College Writing Skills, With Readings. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Education.




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By Hanna Robinson

Hanna has won numerous writing awards. She specializes in academic writing, copywriting, business plans and resumes. After graduating from the Comosun College's journalism program, she went on to work at community newspapers throughout Atlantic Canada, before embarking on her freelancing journey.

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