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Writers FAQ - Personal Essay

What is the purpose of the essay?

It shows how the writer executes a personal narrative.

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What do reviewers look for when reading the essay?

A linear story that resonates emotionally while at the same time gives a glimpse into the writer’s life experiences and individuality.

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What is appropriate content for the essay?

This is NOT a biography. We recommend writers write a first-person narrative of an impactful time span or event in life that speaks to the provided essay topic.

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What is the acceptable length for the essay?

750 words or less.

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