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Monday, November 26, 2012

Writing multiple scholarship essays (with Star Wars dolls)

Most scholarship essays want to know about your life plans and dreams. (A few are random and ask about mosquito breeding in Antarctica, but you can skip those for now.)

Usually, the length of that "generic scholarship essay" can vary tremendously, anywhere from 50 words to five or more pages. For this reason, the first time you write your scholarship essay, write several versions of your generic essay so you’ll always have the perfect one ready.

Have essay within essay within essay. Like epic Star Wars Russian dolls. (Image courtesy of

For example, have both a 500-word and 1000-word version of your essay. That way you'll be ready for more than one essay prompt.