By Shubhra Mishra
For reference, these are the two short essay prompts for Joyce Ivy:
Breaking the Prompts Down
Let’s start with the latter problem. What do you write if you’re absolutely clueless? While freewriting works for some students, I’m a strong believer in brainstorming before writing. To help with that, I’ve broken down each prompt into a set of mini-steps that’ll hopefully make the essay-writing process more approachable!
c. If you don’t have any previous related experiences, that is perfectly fine (I didn’t!) Just focus on how you’d give back to the JIF community and the world as a Summer Scholar.
Cutting Essays Short
Maybe you had a lot to say to begin with or brainstormed and now have an overly lengthy essay. I’m here to help!
Shubhra Mishra is a senior at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. She enjoys reading (current favorite: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn), photography, and baking (carrot cakes, anyone?). She also loves working with kids and occasionally reading kid’s books. Her favorites include some of the classics: The Big Friendly Giant, George’s Marvelous Medicine, and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.