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Teacher Tips and Answers

Reading a College-Entrance Essay

Before you try your hand at writing a college-entrance essay, you should review a sample writing prompt and the essay that one student wrote in response. Note how the student uses the PAST strategy to analyze the prompt and develop an on-target response.

Reading a Student Model

Read the following prompt and the student's PAST analysis.

College-Entrance Writing Prompt

Our school motto is "Preparing the students of today to be the leaders of tomorrow." Leaders come in many forms, large and small. Write an essay that tells what leadership means to you and describes how you have shown leadership in your school and community. Provide specific examples and write about how you will show leadership when you join our campus community.

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