Hey, school started a day ago for me and in English we have started to write a personal reflective essay. I'm really unsure with what to write about as I'm not a very interesting person and nothing has happend to me in my life. Our teacher said it has to be personal and not creative(bit gutted). I was wondering if any of you guys can help me out and give me some ideas? Also, can you also let me know what makes a good personal essay and what sqa looks for?
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- 16-08-2016 20:31
- 17-08-2016 04:44
You do have a bit of time to choose. Try to think of any events that made you particularly happy or sad. When you're writing it, try to focus on what happened and why it made you feel that way. We were told to be quite descriptive and not "and then we did this, and that because".
If you can't think of something... you could make up a situation of something that would make you happy or sad and throw out key words of how it would make you feel if it was to happen to you and why - see if that allows you to write something.
Mine was about an operation I had, but the tone was upbeat and humorous throughout which the tutor said allowed the reader to see my personality.
As for personal essays, you really need to keep an eye on the UCAS videos, I found them really helpful about what to put in and what not to put in. I'm sure someone at your school will be able to advise you further with this and read over and help you tweak it.
Hope this helps.