essay frustration #’s 4 & 5 – synonyms and word limits

This is a test. I’m going to put a list of words and I want you to come up with at least seven synonyms for each of them. Good luck.

  1. know
  2. learn
  3. appearance
  4. change
  5. challenge
  6. decision
  7. choice

Now, I want you to pretend that you are me and describe your experience during a challenging time in your life and explain how you grew personally, either despite this challenge or because of it and I want you to do it in 300 words or less. Oh, and because you’re me, you have to be worrying the entire time about what the essay readers will get out of this essay and how it pits you against other applicants, and you have to be honest and true to your own feelings because you would hate to get rejected for not being yourself.

P.S. The paragraph above is 103 words, in case you were wondering what 300 words looks like.

10 thoughts on “essay frustration #’s 4 & 5 – synonyms and word limits

  1. OK I like to consider myself rather fluent as a thesaurus, but that was harder than I expected. Three or four were easy enough, but those last ones had me struggling. How much of a nerd am I that I actually thought of 7 synonyms for those words? I’d type them up, but then I’d have to go back and do it again and if you really wanted them, you’d use the thesaurus like I tend to do on a daily basis.

  2. good luck! Keep them coming, it is always interesting to read what you are working on. Also. . . as far as being in UT for the holidays, I think we will be there after Christmas. I will get back to you in the next couple days, but lets for sure plan on getting together if you are there!

  3. KNOW – understand, discern, feel certain, comprehend, distinguish, fathom (eh, fathom is stretching it)LEARN – discover, acquire, attain, grasp… can only think of 4 off the top of my headI forget what your other words were. But yuck, what an unfun thing to be doing. I understand what you’re going through! Essay writing for applications sucks… Stick it out! I have no worries about your future acceptance into someplace great 🙂

  4. …so anyway, I was watching this special about bee’s. Amazing little creatures those bee’s. When you get a moment, check into it and let us know the results of your findings….thanks a bunch…we’ll look for your report by cob say….11/05.

  5. Essay by ThomCarter:Sometimes life stinks. I know it, you know it. We have all had challenging experiences that make us who we are and I would not change that for the world. If I had not gone through X I would not be the person I am today. What I have learned, when facing adversity of any kind, is to just relax, act in faith, and, in the end, get over it.

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