How to Write a Good College Admissions Essay

How to Write a Good College Admissions Essay

When writing a college admission essay, there are several things that you must keep in mind. These include avoiding cliches, using a template, and not using big words. Also, keep in mind to include a statement of purpose. Avoiding cliches Avoiding cliches when writing – and editing – a college admission essay is crucial if…

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Education Curriculum in South Africa

In South Africa, education is compulsory from six to fifteen. Most children attend a pre-school facility or kindergarten during the grade 0 years. From there, they are required to attend school in grades one to seven. They may also enrol in grade 0 classes in some primary schools. South Africa also has a strong tertiary…

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Research Essay About Abraham Lincoln

A Research Paper About Abraham Lincoln is a study about the life of the 16th president of the United States. This study was conducted by a professional essay writer. Lincoln is known to be the leader of the Americans during the tumultuous time period when the country was undergoing a transition from British rule to American rule. It is believed that the former slave owner and leader of the free states, George Washington, gave birth to Lincoln through his marriage with a woman named Mary Todd. She was a slave owned by the colonists in Pennsylvania.

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Lincoln at 200

During the summer of 1860, the Chicago Press and Tribune asked Republican presidential nominee Abraham Lincoln to prepare a short autobiographical sketch to introduce himself to voters. Writing about himself in the third person, Lincoln focused on family genealogy, migration, and work. He closed with a brief mention that his opposition to slavery’s expansion into…

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Two centuries after his birth, and nearly a century and a half after his presidency, Abraham Lincoln remains a live presence in American culture and politics. In the course of the 20th century the Lincoln Memorial came to be a key site for grounding the struggle for civil rights in a vision of the historic…

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Further Reading

Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Lincoln/Douglas Debates Richard Carwardine, Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power, New York: Vintage Books, 2007. David Herbert Donald, Lincoln, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. Eric Foner, ed., Our Lincoln, New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2008. Eric Foner…

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The Fiery Trial

As president, Abraham Lincoln experienced a fundamental change in his thinking that transformed America. Lincoln took office in March 1861 as a moderate Republican — morally and politically opposed to slavery, particularly its extension into the western territories, yet willing to accept its presence in the South in order to maintain the Union as established…

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About the Project

The city in which Abraham Lincoln was nominated for president in 1860 has not forgotten him. Lincoln at 200 is a collaborative project of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, the Chicago History Museum, and the Newberry Library. The Institute for Museum and Library Services has generously provided funding for this Web exhibition as part of…

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Lincoln the Whig

“And this too while he was an avowed Clay man.” — Lincoln autobiography, 1860 Though he would become the first Republican president of the United States, it was as a Whig that Lincoln served four terms in the Illinois legislature and one term in the U.S. Congress. The Whig Party’s demise during the 1850s, attributable…

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America in 1809

“Abraham Lincoln was born Feb. 12, 1809 …” — Lincoln autobiography, 1860 Kentuckians of 1809 thought of themselves as pioneers on the nation’s western edge. But these settlers did not arrive in an empty land. As early as 1754 Virginians had pressed into Kentucky, initiating sixty years of violent disputes with Indians over land. After…

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