A crucial part of the undergraduate or bachelor’s degree applications for US universities is the personal statement and essays.
An essay allows a student Undergraduate to show the admission committee what makes them a unique person and to stand out from other applicants. Both the content of the essay and the way it is written allows the admission officers to understand the student’s writing abilities and his personality.
If a student is applying through the Commonapp, they have to write a Commonapp essay on one of the eight themes provided in the application. In addition, they may have to write university-specific essays based on the requirements of the university they have chosen for their application. The university-specific essay prompts are listed on the university website or the application portal. A few universities may also ask for supplementary essays that are optional.
While writing essays, a student should choose a topic that they are passionate about and something where they can share a story or personal experience from their life. They should be able to showcase their strengths in the essay, explaining each idea effectively and precisely with enough supporting evidence.
To write an essay, students should first brainstorm on the ideas they would like to put down on the chosen topic. After that, they may come up with an outline (key points around which the contents may be organised). A general outline of any essay would include an introduction, the main body, and conclusion. The thoughts or ideas should form the introduction to the conclusion with clear transitions. Once a draft has been prepared, student should revise the content. After a few revisions of the content, the final step is to proofread the essay to eliminate grammatical or typographical errors and fine tune the language, cutting down on extra words. Students should also get their essay reviewed by an advisor, teacher, friend, or family member.
Students should be mindful of the word limit, and should make sure that what they have written in the essay is interesting, stands out, and illustrates a vivid issue, story, or experience.
The Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) opened the Madhapur station on Ameerpet-Hitec City route for passengers on Saturday, facilitating much-needed convenience for the commuters.
There are eight stations on the Ameerpet-Hitec City route, including Taruni-Madhura Nagar, Yousufguda, Jubilee Hills Road No.5, Jubilee Hills Checkpost, Peddammagudi, Madhapur, DurgamCheruvu and Hitec City stations.
In view of the ‘twin-single line method’ of operation and the need to increase frequency, initially three stations, including Jubilee Hills Checkpost, Peddammagudi and Madhapur were not be opened for public. Save for Jubilee Hills Checkpost station, the other two stations have now been opened for passengers.
The Jubilee Hills Checkpost station will be opened for passengers once the reversal process in front of Cyber Towers and Hotel Trident is completed by May end. Trains are being brought to their respective ‘up’ & ‘down’ line directions by making use of crossover line at Jubilee Hills Checkpost station under the twin-single line method.
Before opening the Madhapur station for passengers, trial runs were conducted for a few days to avoid any inconvenience to passengers and ensure their safety, said Metro officials.
Governor ESL Narasimhan had flagged off Metro train operations on the 10-km Ameerpet-Hitec City route on March 20. Meanwhile, HMRL is inviting slogans for the Taruni fair and rewards are to be presented for the best ideas. To participate log on to www.hmrl.co.in website