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    Default Academic Goal Essay.

    Hello! How are you guys doing today? Thank you for your cooperation!

    Um, I am writing an essay for university. The topic is 'Tell us about your academic goals, circumstances that may have had an impact on your academic performance, and, in general, anything else you would like us to know in making an admission decision. (300 words or less)' (I boldfaced some phrases for GIST.) This topic looks pretty formal compare to other topics. I do not prefer to start my essay with a dull sentence like 'My academic goal is majoring in...,' unless I have to.

    Can someone please guide me to begin this essay and tell me how to lead the rest of essay? If you want to ask me any information about my goal, please feel free to do so.

    Here is a brief summery: In undergraduate school, I want to major in psychology. I am thinking about double majoring in sociology too, but I am not sure. Then when I move to graduate school, I want to major in criminal justice. My final goal is being a criminologist in field of police work.

    I want to make this essay not boring! Please give me a help!

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    Default Re: Academic Goal Essay.

    I like to start an essay with a generality, like Tolstoy begins Anna Karenina. Can you find his first sentence online?

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    Default Re: Academic Goal Essay.

    Thank you for replying!

    Yes, I did find it. Though, I do not really understand how I can apply this kind of starting to "Academic goal" essay!

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    Default Re: Academic Goal Essay.

    If we begin an essay with a thoughtful generality that encompasses the area we are speaking about, it guides and directs the reader in his or her understanding of our rhetoric.

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