***FREE download of one of my successful Harvard essays: https://ivyadvise.com/p/welcome Writing the perfect essay is like drawing the perfect circle. Meaning that no matter what you do you'll always end up with a zero? No, meaning it's impossible, but with the right tools, you can get pretty darn close. You guys requested it, so I thought I'd share some of my best tips and tricks for writing essays. I've been writing essays for almost two decades now, so this video is a long one. Strap yourself in and get ready, 'cause this is about to be a ride. Also, the first essay format I give you comes from my French education on writing essays (i.e. start with a question, develop your ideas, answer the question, open essay up to new question). The second essay format I give you comes from my American education on writing essays (i.e. state a thesis, argue your thesis, restate your thesis). I'm partial to the French way of writing essays, because I think it makes more sense for life (i.e. you have a question you want to answer, you try to answer it, when you do you move on...). However, the American way of writing essays can be helpful for trying to argue a point. Write the way that you think will best suit you in your given circumstance! More Info on American Academic Essay Formatting: http://www.bucks.edu/media/bcccmedialibrary/pdf/FiveParagraphEssayOutlineJuly08_000.pdf Link to Successful Harvard Application Essay: https://youtu.be/S-b6rl7bl90 Outline for My Harvard Essay: Paragraph 1 - **Introduces question: Am I an oxymoron? **Introduces context: I am a product of my environment (unsaid: I am about to explain my environment). Paragraph 2 - **Develops idea of life as a contradiction: Contrast siblings' age with mine, contrast exposure to maturity with childish enthusiasm. Paragraph 3 - **Develops idea of life as a contradiction: The gap between the contrasts seems to close as I get older, but a different gap emerges--that between my normal school life and my art classes. Paragraph 4 - **Develops idea of life as a contradiction: Art class is my exploration of another side of life. Paragraph 5 - **Develops idea of life as a contradiction: This "other side of life" has inspired me create simply for my own pleasure. This mindset has seeped into other areas of my life. Paragraph 6 - **Develops idea of life as a contradiction: A dream of mine is to create a charter school--this dream stemmed from my exposure to academic life. Seemingly unrelated, art nonetheless has been crucial in helping me understand how to make that dream a reality. Paragraph 7 - **Summarizes essay: "My world consists of math books and track meets, it's the wonders of a painting class and the parenting of siblings..." **Answers question: Some might think my life is an oxymoron, I call it balanced. Woo almost finished! But because I'm a YouTuber and these words are ingrained in my DNA--don't forget to LIKE, COMMENT, and SUBSCRIBE. Support me: https://www.patreon.com/yesreneau Video Gear Used for This Video: **Camera - Canon t5i http://amzn.to/2dld16N ** Lens - Sigma 30mm f/1.4 http://amzn.to/2e3ccyx **Microphone - Rode VideoMic Pro http://amzn.to/2dld1Ur **Tripod - Manfrotto Compact http://amzn.to/2eeUG9O Music - "La, La, La" by Otis McDonald Stalk me - Twitter: https://twitter.com/yesreneau Tumblr: https://yesreneau.tumblr.com Insta: https://www.instagram.com/yesreneau/

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