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[SAMPLE SOP] Common App 2019/2020 Essay Prompt #7: Sample Essay

Below is a sample essay for the Common Apps seventh 2019/2020 essay prompt:

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Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one youve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.
Topic chosen for the essay below: Describe an ethical dilemma that you have personally encountered. What alternatives did you consider, and why? DO NOT tell us what you decided to do.

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[SAMPLE SOP] IELTS Speaking Test (first part) “ Practice Test (3)

Part 1 of IELTS will ask you several questions about 3 different topics.  Use the following tests and practice with a partner.  Try to answer the questions for all 3 topics in about 5 minutes.  If your partner does not give you a reason for their answer, ask why.

Lets talk about what you do.  What type of work do you do?

Do you enjoy your job?

Do you think youll do this job for a long time?

Lets talk about science.

Did you enjoy learning science in school?

Do you watch science programs on television?

Are there many science museums in your city?

Would you like to learn more about science?

Lets move on to talk about making things by hand.

Do you ever make things by hand?

Did you learn to make things by hand in school?

Are hand-made items popular in your country?

Do you think its important to learn how to make things by hand?

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[SAMPLE SOP] IELTS Speaking Test (first part) “ Practice Test (4)

Part 1 of IELTS will ask you several questions about 3 different topics.  Use the following tests and practice with a partner.  Try to answer the questions for all 3 topics in about 5 minutes.  If your partner does not give you a reason for their answer, ask why.

Lets talk about your hometown.

What do you like best about your hometown?

Are the transport services convenient in your hometown?

What dont you like about your hometown?

Lets move on to talk about presents.

When do people usually give presents in your country?

What was the last present that you gave someone?

Do you prefer to buy presents or make them yourself?

Have you ever received a present that you didnt like?

Lets talk about exercise.

Do you get enough exercise?

Do you prefer to exercise at home or at a gym?

What do you think is the best exercise?

Do you think you will exercise more or less in the future?

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[SAMPLE SOP] IELTS Speaking Test (first part) “ Practice Test (2)

Part 1 of IELTS will ask you several questions about 3 different topics.  Use the following tests and practice with a partner.  Try to answer the questions for all 3 topics in about 5 minutes.  If your partner does not give you a reason for their answer, ask why.

Lets talk about your studies.

What are you studying now or what did you study previously?

Why did you choose this course?

What did/do you hope to do after graduation?

Lets move on to talk about hats.

Do you often wear a hat?

When do people wear hats in your culture?

Are there any types of hats that you dont like?

When is it not appropriate to wear a hat?

Lets talk about music.

What type of music do you enjoy?

Do you prefer to listen to music on a device or go to a live concert?

Is there any type of music that you dont like?

Do you listen to the same kind of music now as you did when you were younger?

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IELTS Speaking Test (first part) “ Practice Test (1)

Part 1 of IELTS will ask you several questions about 3 different topics.  Use the following tests and practice with a partner.  Try to answer the questions for all 3 topics in about 5 minutes.  If your partner does not give you a reason for their answer, ask why.

Lets talk about your home.

Do you live in a house or an apartment?

What does your house/apartment look like?

What do you like most about your house/apartment?

Lets talk about how you spend your free time.

What do you normally do in your free time?

Do you spend your free time differently on weekdays than on weekends?

When you have free time, do you prefer to go out or stay at home?

Do you spend your free time differently now than you did when you were younger?

Lets move on to talk about parks.

Do you often go to a park?

Did you go to parks when you were younger?

What do children normally do in parks?

Do you think you have enough parks in your town/city?

[SAMPLE SOP] IELTS Speaking Guide: Expressing Condition

This lesson gives students a chance to practice expressing what they would do in certain conditions (if something happens).

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Function:  Expressing Condition
Key Words:  If¦¦,(then)¦.

Example:  If I graduate this year, Ill start looking for a job in advertising because that has always been my dream.

Answer the following questions, using the key words above, and giving reasons for your answer (¦because¦).

 1. What would you do if you won a million dollars?

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because___________________________________________________________________________

 2. If you took a vacation on a boat, where would you go?

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because___________________________________________________________________________

 3. If you wrote a book, what would you write about?

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because___________________________________________________________________________

 4. If you saw someone breaking the law, what would you do?

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because___________________________________________________________________________

 5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

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because___________________________________________________________________________

 6. If you had a party, what type of food would you serve?

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because___________________________________________________________________________

 7. If your house were burning down, what would you take on your way out?

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because___________________________________________________________________________

 8. If it was your moms birthday, what would you buy for her?

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because ___________________________________________________________________________

 9. If you took a trip, how what mode of transportation would you prefer?

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because ___________________________________________________________________________

 10. If its rainy and cold outside, what do you normally do?

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because ___________________________________________________________________________

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[SAMPLE SOP] Sample Scholarship Essays for your University or Masters Application

            When you think of preparing your application to graduate school, youll inevitably think of the personal statement, CV, reference letters, and supporting documents. But for many people, an equally important part of the application is the scholarship essay.

Especially in the West, universities can be incredibly expensive, often prohibitively so. This may discourage many people from even applying in the first place.

The good news is, most schools offer several scholarships for students they deem worthy. In addition, there are many private scholarships that you can apply for.

If you are in financial need, taking the time to apply for these scholarships can be time very well spent. You should craft a general scholarship essay that can be adapted to different applications, and you can tweak these essays based on the requirements of each school or private scholarship.

Our sample scholarship letters are a good place to start. Its important to add your own experiences, skills, and personal details to your letter. If you need help with this, contact our SOP Writing Service, and we can help you write an essay that just might give you an edge”and a lot of free money for school!

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[SAMPLE SOP] IELTS Speaking Guide: Expressing Cause and Effect

 In this lesson, students practice expressing the effects of various causes, and the causes of various effects.

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Function:  Expressing Cause and Effect
Key Words:  Because/since/as

Expressing Cause and Effect: Since I wont graduate until June, I hope to find a job in advertising sometime next summer.

Read the following causes and determine what the effects might be.

Finish the sentences according to the prompts given.

 1. While in university, I was interested in ___________________________; therefore, I chose to study ______________________________________.

2. During my school years I never really liked ____________________, so I ______________________________________________________________.

3. Since rainy days make me feel ____________________, I often __________________________________________________.

4. As cooking is _____________________ in our culture, we ________________________________________________________.

5. I find visiting museums ___________________, so ______________________________________________________________.

6. Sports to me are ____________________________; therefore, ___________________________________________________.

7. Since my free time is _______________________, I normally ____________________________________________________.

8. Painting is something I ________________________________, with this in mind, ___________________________________.

9. My hometown has ___________________________________, so I would recommend _______________________________.

10. Ive always loved ____________________ music, so ___________________________________________________________.

Read through the prompts again.  What were the questions asked?

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 2. _____________________________________________________________________________________

 3. ___________________________________________________________________________________

 4. ___________________________________________________________________________________

 5. ____________________________________________________________________________________

 6. ____________________________________________________________________________________

 7. _____________________________________________________________________________________

 8. _____________________________________________________________________________________

 9. _____________________________________________________________________________________

 10._____________________________________________________________________________________

Read through the following effects and try to determine the cause.

 1. I was soaking wet when I got to work.
Cause: _____________________________________________________________

2. I changed my major from math to English.
Cause: _____________________________________________________________

3. I have to manage my finances carefully.
Cause: _____________________________________________________________

4. Traveling is a big part of my life.
Cause: _____________________________________________________________

5. I never take a taxi.

Cause: _____________________________________________________________

6. Eating vegetables with every meal is something I do every day.
Cause: _____________________________________________________________

7. I usually go to bed very early.
Cause: _____________________________________________________________

8. I have 2 cats and 3 dogs.
Cause: _____________________________________________________________

9. We often invite people over for dinner.
Cause: _____________________________________________________________

10. We rarely use the air conditioner
Cause: _____________________________________________________________

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[SAMPLE SOP] All About the Common Applications Essay Prompts

The Common Application can be used to apply to over 800 colleges or universities in the USA.

For the Common App, you will need to submit an answer to an essay prompt. The good news is: the Common App provides a list of seven essay prompts, and those for the 2019/2020 year are the same as those from the previous year. So if you need help, you can surely find samples and ideas online.

The essay prompts for 2019/2020 are at the bottom of this post. You should choose one of these prompts and write an essay of no more than 650 words.

 

Tips for Writing Your Essay

Everyone is going to give you basically the same advice for writing your essay: Be original, genuine, and interesting. Try to stand out. Proofread and rewrite. Make sure there are no errors, and get a proofreader if necessary.

This advice is about all you need. However, it is also worth considering hiring someone to help write your essay. Some students are simply not very good at writing, and there are plenty of majors, from highly sophisticated engineering programs to labor-intensive technical programs, that require little in the way of writing talent. If writing is not your strong suit, a professional writer can help give you a leg up in your application.

Of course, we recommend our Essay Writing Service, though you may have acquaintances who would be even better writing help. Feel free to contact our writing service or email writer@.com, and wed be glad to help out!

 

The 2019/2020 Common App Essay Prompts

Here they are, the essay prompts used for both the 2018/2019 and the 2019/2020 Common Application:

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[SAMPLE SOP] Employment Reference Letter (3)

The reference letter below is written by a supervisor, in support of an employee who is applying to graduate school.

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Sample Letter of Recommendation

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Dear Admissions Officer,

I am delighted to have this chance to recommend Miss Jane Smith for entry to your postgraduate course. I was her immediate supervisor during the time she worked at Sparkwell Technology Co., Ltd., and she reported directly to me when carrying out her tasks and projects.

Miss Smith was in charge of marketing and sales at Sparkwell, and she worked closely with me in planning and developing strategies to better promote the company. She is very responsible and professional, and her ambition was evident in her ideas and performance. Miss Smith demonstrated a great interest and dedication to the field of marketing, and I expect her to have a bright future in the field.

Miss Smith also played a major role in an overseas exhibition for Sparkwells digital products. In addition to planning and arranging the details of the exhibition, Miss Smith attended the exhibition and helped ensure that it ran smoothly and without problems. In this capacity, Miss Smith was a valuable asset to our company, as she personally contributed greatly to the expansion and promotion of our companys products and image.

Although Miss Smith has been a valuable member of the Sparkwell team, I am delighted to hear that she is pursuing a masters degree in your institution. She will undoubtedly continue to progress and excel, and her natural drive and enthusiasm for the marketing field can be given full expression in your masters program. I recommend her to your program without reservation. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

 

Dave Johnson
Manager
Sparkwell Technology Co., Ltd.

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