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How To Write An Essay: Beginner Tips And Tricks

How To Write An Essay # Beginner Tips And Tricks

Many students dread writing essays, but essay writing is an important skill to develop in high school, university, and even into your future career. By learning how to write an essay properly, the process can become more enjoyable and you’ll find you’re better able to organize and articulate your thoughts.

When writing an essay, it’s common to follow a specific pattern, no matter what the topic is. Once you’ve used the pattern a few times and you know how to structure an essay, it will become a lot more simple to apply your knowledge to every essay. 

No matter which major you choose, you should know how to craft a good essay. Here, we’ll cover the basics of essay writing, along with some helpful tips to make the writing process go smoothly.

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Types of Essays

Think of an essay as a discussion. There are many types of discussions you can have with someone else. You can be describing a story that happened to you, you might explain to them how to do something, or you might even argue about a certain topic. 

When it comes to different types of essays, it follows a similar pattern. Like a friendly discussion, each type of essay will come with its own set of expectations or goals. 

For example, when arguing with a friend, your goal is to convince them that you’re right. The same goes for an argumentative essay. 

Here are a few of the main essay types you can expect to come across during your time in school:

Narrative Essay

This type of essay is almost like telling a story, not in the traditional sense with dialogue and characters, but as if you’re writing out an event or series of events to relay information to the reader.

Persuasive Essay

Here, your goal is to persuade the reader about your views on a specific topic.

Descriptive Essay

This is the kind of essay where you go into a lot more specific details describing a topic such as a place or an event. 

Argumentative Essay

In this essay, you’re choosing a stance on a topic, usually controversial, and your goal is to present evidence that proves your point is correct.

Expository Essay

Your purpose with this type of essay is to tell the reader how to complete a specific process, often including a step-by-step guide or something similar.

Compare and Contrast Essay

You might have done this in school with two different books or characters, but the ultimate goal is to draw similarities and differences between any two given subjects.

The Main Stages of Essay Writing

When it comes to writing an essay, many students think the only stage is getting all your ideas down on paper and submitting your work. However, that’s not quite the case. 

There are three main stages of writing an essay, each one with its own purpose. Of course, writing the essay itself is the most substantial part, but the other two stages are equally as important.

So, what are these three stages of essay writing? They are:

Preparation

Before you even write one word, it’s important to prepare the content and structure of your essay. If a topic wasn’t assigned to you, then the first thing you should do is settle on a topic. Next, you want to conduct your research on that topic and create a detailed outline based on your research. The preparation stage will make writing your essay that much easier since, with your outline and research, you should already have the skeleton of your essay.

Writing is the most time-consuming stage. In this stage, you will write out all your thoughts and ideas and craft your essay based on your outline. You’ll work on developing your ideas and fleshing them out throughout the introduction, body, and conclusion (more on these soon).

In the final stage, you’ll go over your essay and check for a few things. First, you’ll check if your essay is cohesive, if all the points make sense and are related to your topic, and that your facts are cited and backed up. You can also check for typos, grammar and punctuation mistakes, and formatting errors.  

The Five-Paragraph Essay

We mentioned earlier that essay writing follows a specific structure, and for the most part in academic or college essays , the five-paragraph essay is the generally accepted structure you’ll be expected to use. 

The five-paragraph essay is broken down into one introduction paragraph, three body paragraphs, and a closing paragraph. However, that doesn’t always mean that an essay is written strictly in five paragraphs, but rather that this structure can be used loosely and the three body paragraphs might become three sections instead.

Let’s take a closer look at each section and what it entails.

Introduction

As the name implies, the purpose of your introduction paragraph is to introduce your idea. A good introduction begins with a “hook,” something that grabs your reader’s attention and makes them excited to read more. 

Another key tenant of an introduction is a thesis statement, which usually comes towards the end of the introduction itself. Your thesis statement should be a phrase that explains your argument, position, or central idea that you plan on developing throughout the essay. 

You can also include a short outline of what to expect in your introduction, including bringing up brief points that you plan on explaining more later on in the body paragraphs.

Here is where most of your essay happens. The body paragraphs are where you develop your ideas and bring up all the points related to your main topic. 

In general, you’re meant to have three body paragraphs, or sections, and each one should bring up a different point. Think of it as bringing up evidence. Each paragraph is a different piece of evidence, and when the three pieces are taken together, it backs up your main point — your thesis statement — really well.

That being said, you still want each body paragraph to be tied together in some way so that the essay flows. The points should be distinct enough, but they should relate to each other, and definitely to your thesis statement. Each body paragraph works to advance your point, so when crafting your essay, it’s important to keep this in mind so that you avoid going off-track or writing things that are off-topic.

Many students aren’t sure how to write a conclusion for an essay and tend to see their conclusion as an afterthought, but this section is just as important as the rest of your work. 

You shouldn’t be presenting any new ideas in your conclusion, but you should summarize your main points and show how they back up your thesis statement. 

Essentially, the conclusion is similar in structure and content to the introduction, but instead of introducing your essay, it should be wrapping up the main thoughts and presenting them to the reader as a singular closed argument. 

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Steps to Writing an Essay

Now that you have a better idea of an essay’s structure and all the elements that go into it, you might be wondering what the different steps are to actually write your essay. 

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Instead of going in blind, follow these steps on how to write your essay from start to finish.

Understand Your Assignment

When writing an essay for an assignment, the first critical step is to make sure you’ve read through your assignment carefully and understand it thoroughly. You want to check what type of essay is required, that you understand the topic, and that you pay attention to any formatting or structural requirements. You don’t want to lose marks just because you didn’t read the assignment carefully.

Research Your Topic

Once you understand your assignment, it’s time to do some research. In this step, you should start looking at different sources to get ideas for what points you want to bring up throughout your essay. 

Search online or head to the library and get as many resources as possible. You don’t need to use them all, but it’s good to start with a lot and then narrow down your sources as you become more certain of your essay’s direction.

Start Brainstorming

After research comes the brainstorming. There are a lot of different ways to start the brainstorming process . Here are a few you might find helpful:

  • Think about what you found during your research that interested you the most
  • Jot down all your ideas, even if they’re not yet fully formed
  • Create word clouds or maps for similar terms or ideas that come up so you can group them together based on their similarities
  • Try freewriting to get all your ideas out before arranging them

Create a Thesis

This is often the most tricky part of the whole process since you want to create a thesis that’s strong and that you’re about to develop throughout the entire essay. Therefore, you want to choose a thesis statement that’s broad enough that you’ll have enough to say about it, but not so broad that you can’t be precise. 

Write Your Outline

Armed with your research, brainstorming sessions, and your thesis statement, the next step is to write an outline. 

In the outline, you’ll want to put your thesis statement at the beginning and start creating the basic skeleton of how you want your essay to look. 

A good way to tackle an essay is to use topic sentences . A topic sentence is like a mini-thesis statement that is usually the first sentence of a new paragraph. This sentence introduces the main idea that will be detailed throughout the paragraph. 

If you create an outline with the topic sentences for your body paragraphs and then a few points of what you want to discuss, you’ll already have a strong starting point when it comes time to sit down and write. This brings us to our next step… 

Write a First Draft

The first time you write your entire essay doesn’t need to be perfect, but you do need to get everything on the page so that you’re able to then write a second draft or review it afterward. 

Everyone’s writing process is different. Some students like to write their essay in the standard order of intro, body, and conclusion, while others prefer to start with the “meat” of the essay and tackle the body, and then fill in the other sections afterward. 

Make sure your essay follows your outline and that everything relates to your thesis statement and your points are backed up by the research you did. 

Revise, Edit, and Proofread

The revision process is one of the three main stages of writing an essay, yet many people skip this step thinking their work is done after the first draft is complete. 

However, proofreading, reviewing, and making edits on your essay can spell the difference between a B paper and an A.

After writing the first draft, try and set your essay aside for a few hours or even a day or two, and then come back to it with fresh eyes to review it. You might find mistakes or inconsistencies you missed or better ways to formulate your arguments.

Add the Finishing Touches

Finally, you’ll want to make sure everything that’s required is in your essay. Review your assignment again and see if all the requirements are there, such as formatting rules, citations, quotes, etc. 

Go over the order of your paragraphs and make sure everything makes sense, flows well, and uses the same writing style . 

Once everything is checked and all the last touches are added, give your essay a final read through just to ensure it’s as you want it before handing it in. 

A good way to do this is to read your essay out loud since you’ll be able to hear if there are any mistakes or inaccuracies.

Essay Writing Tips

With the steps outlined above, you should be able to craft a great essay. Still, there are some other handy tips we’d recommend just to ensure that the essay writing process goes as smoothly as possible.

  • Start your essay early. This is the first tip for a reason. It’s one of the most important things you can do to write a good essay. If you start it the night before, then you won’t have enough time to research, brainstorm, and outline — and you surely won’t have enough time to review.
  • Don’t try and write it in one sitting. It’s ok if you need to take breaks or write it over a few days. It’s better to write it in multiple sittings so that you have a fresh mind each time and you’re able to focus.
  • Always keep the essay question in mind. If you’re given an assigned question, then you should always keep it handy when writing your essay to make sure you’re always working to answer the question.
  • Use transitions between paragraphs. In order to improve the readability of your essay, try and make clear transitions between paragraphs. This means trying to relate the end of one paragraph to the beginning of the next one so the shift doesn’t seem random.
  • Integrate your research thoughtfully. Add in citations or quotes from your research materials to back up your thesis and main points. This will show that you did the research and that your thesis is backed up by it.

Wrapping Up

Writing an essay doesn’t need to be daunting if you know how to approach it. Using our essay writing steps and tips, you’ll have better knowledge on how to write an essay and you’ll be able to apply it to your next assignment. Once you do this a few times, it will become more natural to you and the essay writing process will become quicker and easier.

If you still need assistance with your essay, check with a student advisor to see if they offer help with writing. At University of the People(UoPeople), we always want our students to succeed, so our student advisors are ready to help with writing skills when necessary. 

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Essay Writing Tips: 10 Steps to Writing a Great Essay (And Have Fun Doing It!)

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Do you dread essay writing? Are you looking for some essay tips that will help you write an amazing essay—and have fun doing it?

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Lots of students, young and old, dread essay writing. It's a daunting assignment, one that takes research, time, and concentration.

It's also an assignment that you can break up into simple steps that make writing an essay manageable and, yes, even enjoyable.

These ten essay tips completely changed my writing process—and I hope that they can do the same for you.

Essay Writing Can Be Fun

Honestly, throughout most of high school and college, I was a mediocre essay writer.

Every once in a while, I would write a really good essay, but mostly I skated by with B's and A-minuses.

I know personally how boring writing an essay can be, and also, how hard it can be to write a good one.

However, toward the end of my time as a student, I made a breakthrough. I figured out how to not only write a great essay, I learned how to have fun while doing it . 

And since then, I've become a professional writer and have written more than a dozen books. I'm not saying that these essay writing tips are going to magically turn you into a writer, but at least they can help you enjoy the process more.

I'm excited to share these ten essay writing tips with you today! But first, we need to talk about why writing an essay is so hard.

Why Writing an Essay Is So Hard

When it comes to essay writing, a lot of students find a reason to put it off. And when they tackle it, they find it difficult to string sentences together that sound like a decent stance on the assigned subject.

Here are a few reasons why essay writing is hard:

  • You'd rather be scrolling through Facebook
  • You're trying to write something your teacher or professor will like
  • You're trying to get an A instead of writing something that's actually good
  • You want to do the least amount of work possible

The biggest reason writing an essay is so hard is because we mostly focus on those external  rewards like getting a passing grade, winning our teacher's approval, or just avoiding accusations of plagiarism.

The problem is that when you focus on external approval it not only makes writing much less fun, it also makes it significantly harder.

Because when you focus on external approval, you shut down your subconscious, and the subconscious is the source of your creativity.

The subconscious is the source of your creativity.

What this means practically is that when you're trying to write that perfect, A-plus-worthy sentence, you're turning off most of your best resources and writing skills.

So stop. Stop trying to write a good essay (or even a “good-enough” essay). Instead, write an interesting  essay, write an essay you think is fascinating. And when you're finished, go back and edit it until it's “good” according to your teacher's standards.

Yes, you need to follow the guidelines in your assignment. If your teacher tells you to write a five-paragraph essay, then write a five-paragraph essay! If your teacher asks for a specific type of essay, like an analysis, argument, or research essay, then make sure you write that type of essay!

However, within those guidelines, find room to express something that is uniquely you .

I can't guarantee you'll get a higher grade (although, you almost certainly will), but I can absolutely promise you'll have a lot more fun writing.

The Step-by-Step Process to Writing a Great Essay: Your 10 Essay Writing Tips

Ready to get writing? You can read my ten best tips for having fun while writing an essay that earns you the top grade, or check out this presentation designed by our friends at Canva Presentations .

1. Remember your essay is just a story.

Every story is about conflict and change, and the truth is that essays are about conflict and change, too! The difference is that in an essay, the conflict is between different ideas , and the change is in the way we should perceive those ideas.

That means that the best essays are about surprise: “You probably think it's one way, but in reality, you should think of it this other way.” See tip #3 for more on this.

How do you know what story you're telling? The prompt should tell you.

Any list of essay prompts includes various topics and tasks associated with them. Within those topics are characters (historical, fictional, or topical) faced with difficult choices. Your job is to work with those choices, usually by analyzing them, arguing about them, researching them, or describing them in detail.

2. Before you start writing, ask yourself, “How can I have the most fun writing this?”

It's normal to feel unmotivated when writing an academic essay. I'm a writer, and honestly, I feel unmotivated to write all the time. But I have a super-ninja, judo-mind trick I like to use to help motivate myself.

Here's the secret trick: One of the interesting things about your subconscious is that it will answer any question you ask yourself. So whenever you feel unmotivated to write your essay, ask yourself the following question:

“How much fun can I have writing this?”

Your subconscious will immediately start thinking of strategies to make the writing process more fun.

The best time to have your fun is the first draft. Since you're just brainstorming within the topic, and exploring the possible ways of approaching it, the first draft is the perfect place to get creative and even a little scandalous. Here are some wild suggestions to make your next essay a load of fun:

  • Research the most surprising or outrageous fact about the topic and use it as your hook.
  • Use a thesaurus to research the topic's key words. Get crazy with your vocabulary as you write, working in each key word synonym as much as possible.
  • Play devil's advocate and take the opposing or immoral side of the issue. See where the discussion takes you as you write.

3. As you research, ask yourself, “What surprises me about this subject?”

The temptation, when you're writing an essay, is to write what you think your teacher or professor wants to read.

Don't do this .

Instead, ask yourself, “What do I find interesting about this subject? What surprises me?”

If you can't think of anything that surprises you, anything you find interesting, then you're not searching well enough, because history, science, and literature are all brimming   over with surprises. When you look at how great ideas actually happen, the story is always, “We used  to think the world was this way. We found out we were completely wrong, and that the world is actually quite different from what we thought.”

These pieces of surprising information often make for the best topic sentences as well. Use them to outline your essay and build your body paragraphs off of each unique fact or idea. These will function as excellent hooks for your reader as you transition from one topic to the next.

(By the way, what sources should you use for research? Check out tip #10 below.)

4. Overwhelmed? Write five original sentences.

The standard three-point essay is really made up of just five original sentences surrounded by supporting paragraphs that back up those five sentences. If you're feeling overwhelmed, just write five sentences covering your most basic main points.

Here's what they might look like for this article:

  • Introductory Paragraph:  While most students consider writing an essay a boring task, with the right mindset, it can actually be an enjoyable experience.
  • Body #1: Most students think writing an essay is tedious because they focus on external rewards.
  • Body #2: Students should instead focus on internal fulfillment when writing an essay.
  • Body #3: Not only will focusing on internal fulfillment allow students to have more fun, it will also result in better essays.
  • Conclusion: Writing an essay doesn't have to be simply a way to earn a good grade. Instead, it can be a means of finding fulfillment.

After you write your five sentences, it's easy to fill in the paragraphs for each one.

Now, you give it a shot!

5. Be “source heavy.”

In college, I discovered a trick that helped me go from a B-average student to an A-student, but before I explain how it works, let me warn you. This technique is powerful , but it might not work for all teachers or professors. Use with caution.

As I was writing a paper for a literature class, I realized that the articles and books I was reading said what I was trying to say much better than I ever could. So what did I do? I quoted them liberally throughout my paper. When I wasn't quoting, I re-phrased what they said in my own words, giving proper credit, of course. I found that not only did this formula create a well-written essay, it took about half the time to write.

It's good to keep in mind that using anyone else's words, even when morphed into your own phrasing, requires citation. While the definition of plagiarism is shifting with the rise of online collaboration and cooperative learning environments, always  err on the side of excessive citation to be safe.

When I used this technique, my professors sometimes mentioned that my papers were very “source” heavy. However, at the same time, they always gave me A's.

To keep yourself safe, I recommend using a 60/40 approach with your body paragraphs: Make sure 60% of the words are your own analysis and argumentation, while 40% can be quoted (or text you paraphrase) from your sources.

Like the five sentence trick, this technique makes the writing process simpler. Instead of putting the main focus on writing well, it instead forces you to research  well, which some students find easier.

6. Write the body first, the introduction second, and the conclusion last.

Introductions are often the hardest part to write because you're trying to summarize your entire essay before you've even written it yet. Instead, try writing your introduction last, giving yourself the body of the paper to figure out the main point of your essay.

This is especially important with an essay topic you are not personally interested in. I definitely recommend this in classes you either don't excel in or care much for. Take plenty of time to draft and revise your body paragraphs before  attempting to craft a meaningful introductory paragraph.

Otherwise your opening may sound awkward, wooden, and bland.

7. Most essays answer the question, “What?” Good essays answer the “Why?” The best essays answer the “How?”

If you get stuck trying to make your argument, or you're struggling to reach the required word count, try focusing on the question, “How?”

For example:

  • How did J.D. Salinger convey the theme of inauthenticity in  The Catcher In the Rye ?
  • How did Napoleon restore stability in France after the French Revolution?
  • How does the research prove girls really do rule and boys really do drool?

If you focus on how, you'll always have enough to write about.

8. Don't be afraid to jump around.

Essay writing can be a dance. You don't have to stay in one place and write from beginning to end.

For the same reasons listed in point #6, give yourself the freedom to write as if you're circling around your topic rather than making a single, straightforward argument. Then, when you edit and proofread, you can make sure everything lines up correctly.

In fact, now is the perfect time to mention that proofreading your essay isn't just about spelling and commas.

It's about making sure your analysis or argument flows smoothly from one idea to another. (Okay, technically this comprises editing, but most students writing a high school or college essay don't take the time to complete every step of the writing process. Let's be honest.)

So as you clean up your mechanics and sentence structure, make sure your ideas flow smoothly, logically, and naturally from one to the next as you finish proofreading.

9. Here are some words and phrases you don't want to use.

  • You  (You'll notice I use a lot of you's, which is great for a blog post. However, in an academic essay, it's better to omit the second-person.)
  • To Be verbs (is, are, was, were, am)

Don't have time to edit? Here's a lightning-quick editing technique .

A note about “I”: Some teachers say you shouldn't use “I” statements in your writing, but the truth is that professional, academic papers often use phrases like “I believe” and “in my opinion,” especially in their introductions.

10. It's okay to use Wikipedia, if…

Wikipedia is one of the top five websites in the world for a reason: it can be a great tool for research. However, most teachers and professors don't consider Wikipedia a valid source for use in essays.

Don't totally discount it, though! Here are two ways you can use Wikipedia in your essay writing:

  • Background research. If you don't know enough about your topic, Wikipedia can be a great resource to quickly learn everything you need to know to get started.
  • Find sources . Check the reference section of Wikipedia's articles on your topic. While you may not be able to cite Wikipedia itself, you can often find those original sources and cite them . You can locate the links to primary and secondary sources at the bottom of any Wikipedia page under the headings “Further Reading” and “References.”

You Can Enjoy Essay Writing

The thing I regret most about high school and college is that I treated it like something I had  to do rather than something I wanted  to do.

The truth is, education is an opportunity many people in the world don't have access to.

It's a gift, not just something that makes your life more difficult. I don't want you to make the mistake of just “getting by” through school, waiting desperately for summer breaks and, eventually, graduation.

How would your life be better if you actively enjoyed writing an essay? What would school look like if you wanted to suck it dry of all the gifts it has to give you?

All I'm saying is, don't miss out!

Looking for More Essay Writing Tips?

Looking for more essay tips to strengthen your essay writing? Try some of these resources:

  • 7 Tips on Writing an Effective Essay
  • Tips for Writing Your Thesis Statement

How about you? Do you have any tips for writing an essay?  Let us know in the  comments .

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Ready to try out these ten essay tips to make your essay assignment fun? Spend fifteen minutes using tip #4 and write five original sentences that could be turned into an essay.

When you're finished, share your five sentences in the comments section. And don't forget to give feedback to your fellow writers!

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  • What is an essay? 

What makes a good essay?

Typical essay structure, 7 steps to writing a good essay, a step-by-step guide to writing a good essay.

Whether you are gearing up for your GCSE coursework submissions or looking to brush up on your A-level writing skills, we have the perfect essay-writing guide for you. 💯

Staring at a blank page before writing an essay can feel a little daunting . Where do you start? What should your introduction say? And how should you structure your arguments? They are all fair questions and we have the answers! Take the stress out of essay writing with this step-by-step guide – you’ll be typing away in no time. 👩‍💻

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What is an essay?

Generally speaking, an essay designates a literary work in which the author defends a point of view or a personal conviction, using logical arguments and literary devices in order to inform and convince the reader.

So – although essays can be broadly split into four categories: argumentative, expository, narrative, and descriptive – an essay can simply be described as a focused piece of writing designed to inform or persuade. 🤔

The purpose of an essay is to present a coherent argument in response to a stimulus or question and to persuade the reader that your position is credible, believable and reasonable. 👌

So, a ‘good’ essay relies on a confident writing style – it’s clear, well-substantiated, focussed, explanatory and descriptive . The structure follows a logical progression and above all, the body of the essay clearly correlates to the tile – answering the question where one has been posed. 

But, how do you go about making sure that you tick all these boxes and keep within a specified word count? Read on for the answer as well as an example essay structure to follow and a handy step-by-step guide to writing the perfect essay – hooray. 🙌

Sometimes, it is helpful to think about your essay like it is a well-balanced argument or a speech – it needs to have a logical structure, with all your points coming together to answer the question in a coherent manner. ⚖️

Of course, essays can vary significantly in length but besides that, they all follow a fairly strict pattern or structure made up of three sections. Lean into this predictability because it will keep you on track and help you make your point clearly. Let’s take a look at the typical essay structure:  

#1 Introduction

Start your introduction with the central claim of your essay. Let the reader know exactly what you intend to say with this essay. Communicate what you’re going to argue, and in what order. The final part of your introduction should also say what conclusions you’re going to draw – it sounds counter-intuitive but it’s not – more on that below. 1️⃣

Make your point, evidence it and explain it. This part of the essay – generally made up of three or more paragraphs depending on the length of your essay – is where you present your argument. The first sentence of each paragraph – much like an introduction to an essay – should summarise what your paragraph intends to explain in more detail. 2️⃣

#3 Conclusion

This is where you affirm your argument – remind the reader what you just proved in your essay and how you did it. This section will sound quite similar to your introduction but – having written the essay – you’ll be summarising rather than setting out your stall. 3️⃣

No essay is the same but your approach to writing them can be. As well as some best practice tips, we have gathered our favourite advice from expert essay-writers and compiled the following 7-step guide to writing a good essay every time. 👍

#1 Make sure you understand the question

#2 complete background reading.

#3 Make a detailed plan 

#4 Write your opening sentences 

#5 flesh out your essay in a rough draft, #6 evidence your opinion, #7 final proofread and edit.

Now that you have familiarised yourself with the 7 steps standing between you and the perfect essay, let’s take a closer look at each of those stages so that you can get on with crafting your written arguments with confidence . 

This is the most crucial stage in essay writing – r ead the essay prompt carefully and understand the question. Highlight the keywords – like ‘compare,’ ‘contrast’ ‘discuss,’ ‘explain’ or ‘evaluate’ – and let it sink in before your mind starts racing . There is nothing worse than writing 500 words before realising you have entirely missed the brief . 🧐

Unless you are writing under exam conditions , you will most likely have been working towards this essay for some time, by doing thorough background reading. Re-read relevant chapters and sections, highlight pertinent material and maybe even stray outside the designated reading list, this shows genuine interest and extended knowledge. 📚

#3 Make a detailed plan

Following the handy structure we shared with you above, now is the time to create the ‘skeleton structure’ or essay plan. Working from your essay title, plot out what you want your paragraphs to cover and how that information is going to flow. You don’t need to start writing any full sentences yet but it might be useful to think about the various quotes you plan to use to substantiate each section. 📝

Having mapped out the overall trajectory of your essay, you can start to drill down into the detail. First, write the opening sentence for each of the paragraphs in the body section of your essay. Remember – each paragraph is like a mini-essay – the opening sentence should summarise what the paragraph will then go on to explain in more detail. 🖊️

Next, it's time to write the bulk of your words and flesh out your arguments. Follow the ‘point, evidence, explain’ method. The opening sentences – already written – should introduce your ‘points’, so now you need to ‘evidence’ them with corroborating research and ‘explain’ how the evidence you’ve presented proves the point you’re trying to make. ✍️

With a rough draft in front of you, you can take a moment to read what you have written so far. Are there any sections that require further substantiation? Have you managed to include the most relevant material you originally highlighted in your background reading? Now is the time to make sure you have evidenced all your opinions and claims with the strongest quotes, citations and material. 📗

This is your final chance to re-read your essay and go over it with a fine-toothed comb before pressing ‘submit’. We highly recommend leaving a day or two between finishing your essay and the final proofread if possible – you’ll be amazed at the difference this makes, allowing you to return with a fresh pair of eyes and a more discerning judgment. 🤓

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How To Write An Essay

How to Write an Essay

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How To Write An Essay

‍ Start by thoroughly analyzing the question to grasp its essence. Define your central argument or thesis. Support your argument with a combination of solid evidence, logical reasoning, and references to scholarly works. Ensure the essay is well-organized, presenting ideas coherently. Maintain clear and concise writing throughout. Finally, accurately cite all sources and evidence used, adhering to appropriate academic referencing standards.

All you need to know about essay writing is right here. So, let’s take some consistent baby steps.

Read through our guide until the end, and in time, you’ll become an exceptional essay writer, and the process will become automatic and natural to you. ‍ ‍

Pre-writing Tips

Get to know pre-writing tips to help you figure out how to write a good essay. Before you start writing, consider all of the following without skipping any steps:

  • Truly understand your task : Make sure you grasp what the essay task is asking.
  • Brainstorming : You can try to use techniques like mind mapping and freewriting to let yourself generate ideas in a free flow.
  • Create an outline : You’ll save yourself some time and effort by outlining. This helps you structure your ideas and main points.
  • Consider your audience : Make sure you remember who you’re writing for.

Lay the groundwork for your essay writing by considering the points above. If you want a smoother process, then work smart and not hard. 

Learning The Importance of Essay Structure

Structure and adaptation are important when it comes to figuring out how to write a good essay.

Organizing Your Essay Writing Process Effectively

Make sure that your college essay is well-structured. This is crucial, and it ensures you are presenting your arguments as logically and comprehensively as possible. You need your ideas to flow smoothly and to engage your audience. 

By organizing your essay, you convey your ideas logically and creatively. This boosts your power to not just inform but to persuade as well. Master how to write an essay in an organized manner, and you've already mastered half of it.

Adapt To Different Prompts

Adapting to various prompts involves fitting your writing to the specific requirements. Do this by remembering these tips: 

  • Analyze the prompt.
  • Identify the essay type and topic.
  • Tailor your writing style, tone, and approach to the criteria.

If you need help to write an essay don't forget Studyfy, since you'll find plenty of writing help on the platform.

Picking Your Topic

Picking the right topic is a crucial element in how to write a compelling essay. The right topic captures your audience’s interest easily. Moreover, the right topic also resonates with YOU. Still confused? If you need help writing an essay, you know where to go.

And please, do be mindful of the following: 

  • Consider what you’re interested in and what you already have prior knowledge of.
  • Take into account who your audience is.
  • Take into account the essay’s purpose and aim.
  • Make sure that your chosen topic is actually manageable to write but also allows for in-depth analysis and exploration.

Creating A Good Title

If you want to draw your audience in from the get-go and if you want to come off strong, after choosing your topic, you’ll want to create a captivating title. It should be engaging and relevant. Does this confuse you? You can send a “ write my essay ” order on Studyfy right now, and it’s off your hands and into an expert’s hands.

Here are a few pointers to remember: 

  • Create a title that’s relevant to your essay’s thesis but is also capturing/engaging. The first impression you give to your readers can set the whole tone for how they take in your essay.
  • Be concise but also descriptive. Find the good middle. 

Building Your Thesis, Body, and Conclusion

Writing an essay can be rewarding once you get the hang of it. If you learn and apply effective ways to construct and write its parts, you can truly create something impressive. The three central pillars of your essay are your thesis, body, and conclusion.

Whether you're writing admissions essays, five paragraph essay, argumentative essays or other types of college essays, the paragraph structure is very similar for any particular topic.

Like acts of a play, each part is vital. We’re going to learn the exact ways in which you can write great theses, bodies, and conclusions. Read carefully. 

Crafting a Compelling Central Argument - Guiding Your Essay's Direction

Good essay writing means starting with an effective and well-thought-out thesis statement. Think of your thesis statement as a compass. It serves to guide your writing. It needs to be clear and have conviction. Remember these pointers when making one: 

  • Zero in on the best potential “core” idea : After brainstorming, you should have a list of ideas you can sift through. Find the best one with the most potential to develop.
  • Take a stance while being informative : Thesis statements should represent your stance. They don’t merely inform. It needs to open up to debate or a perspective you want to prove/convey in the entirety of your essay. 
  • Be precise and engaging : Be specific but engaging at the same time when writing your thesis statement.
  • Remain flexible : When you write, remember that the topic has a chance of evolving or changing. Your thesis should reflect/change with it. If you need to refine it as you write, you should. Just make sure it’s relevant/related to what you’re writing.

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How To Write A Great Academic Essay Body: The Main Arguments

  • Start with a Topic Sentence, setting the paragraph's focus like a mini-thesis.
  • Elaborate on the Topic Sentence.
  • Present Supporting Evidence.
  • Examine and Interpret the Evidence.
  • Establish how it supports your main argument.
  • Conclude with a Transition to the next point.

Your body paragraphs are where you’ll develop your arguments that support your thesis. This is where you will present evidence and examples in a cohesive and impactful way through your writing. Always reference back to your thesis statement so as not to go off-topic. Remember these pointers: 

  • Arrange your points logically : This means ensuring each paragraph transitions seamlessly to the next. By structuring logically, you strengthen your arguments and persuasiveness, and you remain coherent. You convey your ideas smoothly to the reader. 
  • Develop each point completely : You should finish exploring and developing a point in its wholeness. Use evidence, present strong examples, and show the reader your unique stance/thoughts on the argument. 
  • Use transitions : For seamless reading, use academically approved transition words, like “Furthermore” or “Additionally.” 

The foundation of learning how to do an essay properly is by understanding that each part of the essay is a cohesive whole. To provide context means to glue the first sentence to the main argument and, for example, tie the main stages with transitional phrases.

How To Write An Essay: Ending with Impact

Another crucial element of how to write essays effectively is writing a strong conclusion. You should reinforce your thesis statements and your main points in this part. Here is what you need to remember: 

  • Revisit your thesis statement : Rephrase, reiterate and showcase your developed arguments.
  • Emphasize key findings and thoughts : Rewrite and recap the key points in your college essay to help your audience retain your core arguments.
  • Conclude with a strong thought : Conclude with a call-to-action, idea, or provocative question that encourages the reader to explore the topic of your essay even after they’ve read your entire paper.
  • Keep it concise : Be concise and focused in your conclusion. Don’t introduce new information. 

Bonus Tips: Improving Your Style and Argumentation

We’ve gone through all the main information you’ll need for essay writing, but you should know some of these additional tips to truly step up your writing game. Another way to step up your writing game is to consider Studyfy’s admission essay writing service and other writing services. Let’s dive deeper into bettering your style and arguments.

Becoming A Master Persuader

To become a true master at essay writing and never need help with writing an essay, you’ll want to practice the art of persuasion. You want to sway and influence your readers by engaging them deeply in your arguments. Remember these points: 

  • Analyze your audience : When tailoring your voice and writing for your audience, you should also tailor your ARGUMENTS to them so they resonate. Try to speculate your audience’s perspectives, values, beliefs, and thought patterns. This will give you a deeper insight when developing your arguments. 
  • Use strong opening sentences : Make sure to grab your readers’ attention right from the start. 
  • Persuasive language : Using words and sentences that foster a sense of importance and urgency and ignite curiosity. Integrate persuasive language throughout your essay, like call-to-actions, emotional appeals, rhetorical questions, inclusive language, and testimonials. 

Appeal to Ethos, Pathos, and Logos

When writing an essay, a good way to strengthen your argumentation is to appeal to ethos (credibility), pathos (emotion), and logos (logic) in your readers. Take a look at these pointers: 

  • Establishing credibility (appealing to ethos) : Use reliable sources, cite experts, use strong evidence, and use testimonials. By showing your audience you're backing up your arguments with credible facts, you strengthen your persuasion power. 
  • Connect on an emotional level (appealing to pathos) : When you have their heart, you have them. Use vivid language, relatable anecdotes, and examples, and tap into the power of emotion.
  • Logical reasoning is powerful (appealing to logos) : Using facts and logical points to present clear data and statistics can strengthen your argument significantly. An argument that has solid evidence is hard to deny. 

Bonus Tips: Empowering Your Writing Skills

When pondering on how to make an essay better, it’s important to look beyond the obvious advice. In this section, we remind you to go above and beyond. Let’s find out some additional techniques that you can apply to your essay writing to improve it even further.

Infusing Your Voice Into Your Writing

Overwhelmed by the amount of things you need to learn for essay writing? You can always pay for essay services and get a professional’s help any time. Now, to infuse your voice into your essay writing, take note of these pointers:

  • Be authentic and share your perspective : Your beliefs, experiences, and values should not be completely avoided when writing. If relevant to the topic, your stance can provide a fresh and new angle on your essay, and it can help your essay stand out.
  • Do not be afraid to be creative : Play with language by using metaphors, descriptive language, similes, and other literary tools. It makes your writing memorable and enjoyable when done right.

Cross-Referencing

If you need help with writing an essay to make it better, try to integrate interdisciplinary concepts into your writing. Cross-referencing other fields like history, psychology, science, and literature to provide deeper insights into your arguments can strengthen your essay. Ensure your references add to your arguments, and don’t go off-topic.

Develop Flexibility In Perception

Another way to empower your writing skills and determine how to write an excellent essay is to view and present arguments and statements from different angles. This niche skill is invaluable. If you learn how to master it, you can be a very persuasive writer. Find ways to examine and defend both sides of a topic. Present counter-arguments, and so on.

This requires a lot of practice to use effectively but is easily one of the best things you can develop in essay writing and life. Usually, an argumentative essay is a successful essay if its body paragraphs create a basic structure of opposing context for a specific topic. Your writing process and your introduction paragraph can open the way for the entire essay to delve into opposing topics.

Make sure to do proper research, develop a good idea about what the topics are different or similar to, and, for example, explain your main thesis in a few paragraphs. A clear thesis makes the main body almost write itself - in any type of essay, including an argumentative essay.

Bonus Tips: Remaining Ethical In Writing

Remaining ethical and upholding integrity and credibility in your essay writing is key to passing academia since your professors will double-check your work to make sure you haven’t engaged in cheating. How do you write an essay while remaining ethical? Let’s find out.

How To Avoid Plagiarizing

You’ll need to avoid plagiarizing completely. The degree of punishment you can get for plagiarizing will vary from institution to institution, with some proving to be more lenient while others will be less forgiving. Need help? Try Studyfy’s custom essay writing service and get an expert writer to help you.

 Remember these points to save yourself the grief: 

  • Remember : Plagiarism isn’t only copying text; it’s also using other people’s data, ideas, concepts, and so on without properly crediting them. 
  • You SHOULD paraphrase : Master paraphrasing by reinterpreting the information you’ve examined. Use your own words. 
  • Improve research and note-taking skills : If you research effectively and take notes on the data you collect, it will be easier to distinguish your original ideas from your resources.

Essay Checklist

If you’ve read everything thoroughly and applied what’s been stated in our guide, you should be much better at writing essays. To further improve your experience, here’s an essay checklist you can use to make sure you’ve done everything you need to. 

Remember to focus on the formatting issues as well, including common mistakes, passive voice, too much everyday experience, and ambiguous word choice.

Checklist Item

  • Strong and Clear Thesis Statement
  • Effective Introduction
  • Well-developed Arguments
  • Evidence and Support
  • Paragraph Structure
  • Transitions
  • Strong Conclusion
  • Correct Citations and References
  • Plagiarism-free
  • Editing, Proofreading, and Revision
  • Complied With Word Count
  • Correct Formatting

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Which key elements make up a strong essay structure?

A strong introduction that grabs the audience and introduces the thesis statement effectively. A body that presents ideas and arguments that support the thesis. A conclusion that sums up the main points of the essay and reintroduces the thesis in light of the arguments stated. This is how to write an essay in English effectively.

How do I write a clear and strong thesis statement?

If you’re asking yourself, “How do I write an essay that has a strong thesis statement?” We remind you to narrow your ideas and zero in on a key idea. This idea should be specific, and it should be an idea that you can fully develop and explore.

This blog is here to provide guidance and ease the essay writing process - we're here for you from the moment you start writing to the moment you reach the central point and reach the next paragraph.

What can I do to ensure my essay is engaging and persuasive?

Be sure your introduction is compelling and uses strong, active verbs. Your arguments should be presented logically, and you should back them up with strong evidence. Make sure to use persuasive language like rhetorical questions, analogies, metaphors, inclusive words, call-to-actions, etc. Varying sentence structures will keep readers interested.

To keep the reader on the hook, most essays use clever paragraphs, a clear thesis, a robust main body, and a polished final draft.

What’s the best way to write an essay?

The best way to write a college essay is to be prepared. Read our guide thoroughly and give yourself enough time to write the whole essay. Don’t start at the last minute. 

When you begin writing, your writing process is in its first draft. What's important is that you remember that an essay outline is not the final essay, and your college essay can change and adapt as you go. Whether an introductory paragraph, main points or conclusion paragraph, make sure to catch the reader's attention and lead with concrete examples.

And don't forget to focus on editing. Double-check the line spacing, structure, outline, number of paragraphs, word choice, and the cohesion of the final paragraph.

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7 Steps for Writing an Essay Plan

Have you ever started writing an essay then realized you have run out of ideas to talk about?

This can make you feel deflated and you start to hate your essay!

How to write an Essay Plan

The best way to avoid this mid-essay disaster is to plan ahead: you need to write an Essay Plan!

Essay planning is one of the most important skills I teach my students. When I have one-to-one tutorials with my students, I always send them off with an essay plan and clear goals about what to write.

Essay Planning isn’t as dull as you think. In fact, it really does only take a short amount of time and can make you feel oh so relieved that you know what you’re doing!

Here’s my 7-Step method that I encourage you to use for your next essay:

The 7-Step Guide on How to write an Essay Plan

  • Figure out your Essay Topic (5 minutes)
  • Gather your Sources and take Quick Notes (20 minutes)
  • Brainstorm using a Mind-Map (10 minutes)
  • Arrange your Topics (2 minutes)
  • Write your topic Sentences (5 minutes)
  • Write a No-Pressure Draft in 3 Hours (3 hours)
  • Edit your Draft Once every Few Days until Submission (30 minutes)

I’ve been using this 7-Step essay planning strategy since I was in my undergraduate degree. Now, I’ve completed a PhD and written over 20 academic journal articles and dozens of blog posts using this method – and it still works!

Let’s go through my 7 steps for how to write an essay plan.

Prefer to Watch than Read? Here’s our video on writing an Essay Plan.

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1. figure out your essay topic. here’s how..

Where did your teacher provide you with your assessment details?

Find it. This is where you begin.

Now, far, far, far too many students end up writing essays that aren’t relevant to the essay question given to you by your teacher. So print out your essay question and any other advice or guidelines provided by your teacher.

Here’s some things that your assessment details page might include:

  • The essay question;
  • The marking criteria;
  • Suggested sources to read;
  • Some background information on the topic

The essay question is really important. Once you’ve printed it I want you to do one thing:

Highlight the key phrases in the essay question.

Here’s some essay questions and the key phrases you’d want to highlight:

This strategy helps you to hone in on exactly what you want to talk about. These are the key phrases you’re going to use frequently in your writing and use when you look for sources to cite in your essay!

The other top thing to look at is the marking criteria. Some teachers don’t provide this, but if they do then make sure you pay attention to the marking criteria !

Here’s an example of a marking criteria sheet:

Sample Essay Topic: Is Climate Change the Greatest Moral Challenge of our Generation?

Now, if you have a marking criteria you really need to pay attention to this. You have to make sure you’ve ticked off all the key criteria that you will be marked on. For the example above, your essay is going to have to make sure it:

  • Takes a position about whether climate change is a serious challenge for human kind;
  • Discusses multiple different people’s views on the topic;
  • Explores examples and case studies (‘practical situations’);
  • Uses referencing to back up your points.

The reason you need to be really careful to pay attention to this marking criteria is because it is your cheat sheet: it tells you what to talk about!

Step 1 only takes you five minutes and helps you to clearly clarify what you’re going to be talking about! Now your mind is tuned in and you can start doing some preliminary research.

2. Gather your Sources and take Quick Notes. Here’s how.

Now that you know what your focus is, you can start finding some information to discuss. You don’t want to just write things from the top of your head. If you want top marks, you want some deep, detailed and specific pieces of information.

Fortunately, your teacher has probably made this easy for you.

The top source for finding information will be the resources your teacher provided. These resources were hand picked by your teacher because they believed these were the best sources available our there on the topic. Here are the most common resources teachers provide:

  • Lecture Slides;
  • Assigned Readings.

The lecture slides are one of the best resources for you to access. Lecture slides are usually provided online for you. Download them, save them on your computer, and dig them up when it’s time to write the essay plan.

Find the lecture slides most relevant to your topic. To take the example of our climate change essay, maybe climate change is only discussed in three of the weeks in your course. Those are the three weeks’ lecture slides you want to hone-in on.

Flick through those lecture slides and take quick notes on a piece of paper – what are the most important topics and statistics that are relevant to your essay question?

Now, move on to the assigned readings . Your teacher will have selected some readings for you to do for homework through the semester. They may be eBooks, Textbooks or Journal Articles.

These assigned readings were assigned for a reason: because they have very important information to read ! Scan through them and see if there’s any more points you can add to your list of statistics and key ideas to discuss.

Next, try to find a few more sources using Google Scholar. This is a great resource for finding more academic articles that you can read to find even more details and ideas to add to your essay.

Here’s my notes that I researched for the essay question “Is Climate Change the Greatest Moral Challenge of our Generation?” As you can see, it doesn’t have to be beautiful #Studygram notes! It’s just rough notes to get all the important information down:

sample of rough notes scrawled on paper

Once you’ve read the assigned lecture slides and readings, you should have a good preliminary list of ideas, topics, statistics and even quotes that you can use in step 3.

3. Brainstorm using a Mind-Map. Here’s how.

Do your initial notes look a little disorganized?

That’s okay. The point of Step 2 was to gather information. Now it’s time to start sorting these ideas in your mind.

The best way to organize thoughts is to create a Mind-Map. Here’s how Mind-Maps often look:

sample blank mind-map

For your essay plan Mind-Map, write the essay question in the middle of the page and draw a circle around it.

mind-map with essay question written in center

Then, select the biggest and most important key ideas that you think are worth discussing in the essay. To decide on these, you might want to look back at the notes you took in Step 2.

Each key idea will take up around about 200 – 350 words (1 to 2 sentences).

Here’s a rough guide for how many key ideas you’ll want depending on your essay length:

  • 1000-word essay: 3 to 4 key ideas
  • 1500-word essay: 5 to 7 key ideas
  • 2000-word essay: 6 to 8 key ideas
  • 3000-word essay: 9 to 12 key ideas

Once you’ve selected your key ideas you can list them in a circle around the essay question, just like this:

mind map with essay question and key ideas filled-in

Last, we need to add detail and depth to each key idea. So, draw more lines out from each key ideas and list:

  • Two sources that you will cite for each key idea;
  • A statistic or example that you will provide for each key idea;
  • Any additional interesting facts for each key idea

Here’s how it might look once you’re done:

completed mind-map

4. Arrange your Topics. Here’s how.

You’re well and truly on your way to getting your essay down on paper now.

There’s one last thing to do before you start getting words down on the manuscript that you will submit. You need to arrange your topics to decide which to write first, second, third, fourth, and last!

Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Start and end with your strongest points;
  • Ensure the points logically flow.

To ensure your points logically flow, think about how you’re going to transition from one idea to the next . Does one key point need to be made first so that the other ones make sense?

Do two key points seem to fit next to one another? If so, make sure you list them side-by-side.

Have a play around with the order you want to discuss the ideas until you’re comfortable. Then, list them in order. Here’s my order for my Climate Change essay:

Each of these key ideas is going to turn into a paragraph or two (probably two) in the essay.

5. Write your topic Sentences in just 5 minutes. Here’s how.

All good essays have clear paragraphs that start with a topic sentence . To turn these brainstormed key points into an essay, you need to get that list you wrote in Step 5 and turn each point into a topic sentence for a paragraph.

It’s important that the first sentence of each paragraph clearly states the paragraph’s topic. Your marker is going to want to know exactly what your paragraph is about immediately. You don’t want your marker to wait until the 3 rd , 4 th or 5 th line of a paragraph before they figure out what you’re talking about in the paragraph.

So, you need to state what your key idea is in the first sentence of the paragraph.

Let’s have a go at turning each of our key ideas into a topic sentence:

6. Write a No-Pressure Essay Draft in just 3 Hours. Here’s how.

Okay, now the rubber hits the road. Let’s get writing!

When you write your first draft, don’t put pressure on yourself. Remind yourself that this is the first of several attempts at creating a great essay, so it doesn’t need to be perfect right away. The important thing is that you get words down on paper.

To write the draft, have a go at adding to each of your topic sentences to turn them into full paragraphs. Follow the information you wrote down in your notes and Mind-Map to get some great details down on paper.

Forget about the introduction and conclusion for now. You can write them last.

Let’s have a go at one together. I’m going to choose the paragraph on my key idea “Is climate change caused by humans?”

I’ve already got my first sentence and my brainstormed ideas. Let’s build on them to write a draft paragraph:

screenshot of a section of a mind map displaying key ideas for the essay

  • “Most scientists believe climate change is caused by humans. In fact, according to the IPCC, over 98% of climate change scientists accept the scientific data that climate change is caused by humans (IPCC, 2018). This figure is very high, signalling overwhelming expert consensus. This consensus holds that the emission of carbon from burning of fossil fuels in the 20 th Century is trapping heat into the atmosphere. However, a minority of dissenting scientists continue to claim that this carbon build-up is mostly the fault of natural forces such as volcanoes which emit enormous amounts of carbon into the atmosphere (Bier, 2013).”

Your turn – have a go at your own draft paragraphs based on your Mind-Map for your essay topic! If you hit a rut or have some trouble, don’t forget to check out our article on how to write perfect paragraphs .

Once you’ve written all your paragraphs, make sure you write an introduction and conclusion .

Gone over the word count? Check out our article on how to reduce your word count.

7. Edit your Draft Once every Few Days until Submission. Check out this simple approach:

Okay, hopefully after your three hour essay drafting session you’ve got all your words down on paper. Congratulations!

However, we’re not done yet.

The best students finish their drafts early on so they have a good three or four weeks to come back and re-read their draft and edit it every few days.

When coming back to edit your draft , here’s a few things to look out for:

  • Make sure all the paragraph and sentence structure makes sense. Feel free to change words around until things sound right. You might find that the first time you edit something it sounds great, but next time you realize it’s not as good as you thought. That’s why we do multiple rounds of edits over the course of a few weeks;
  • Check for spelling, grammar and punctuation errors;
  • Print out your draft and read it on paper. You notice more mistakes when you read a printed-out version;
  • Work on adding any more details and academic sources from online sources like Google Scholar to increase your chance of getting a top grade. Here’s our ultimate guide on finding scholarly sources online – it might be helpful for this step!

Before you go – Here’s the Actionable Essay Plan Tips Summed up for you

Phew! That essay was tough. But with this essay plan, you can get through any essay and do a stellar job! Essay planning is a great way to ensure your essays make sense, have a clear and compelling argument, and don’t go off-topic.

I never write an essay without one.

To sum up, here are the 7 steps to essay planning one more time:

The 7-Step Guide for How to Write an Essay Plan

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If you grow up to be a professional writer, everything you write will first go through an editor before being published. This is because the process of writing is really a process of re-writing —of rethinking and reexamining your work, usually with the help of someone else. So what does this mean for your student writing? And in particular, what does it mean for very important, but nonprofessional writing like your college essay? Should you ask your parents to look at your essay? Pay for an essay service?

If you are wondering what kind of help you can, and should, get with your personal statement, you've come to the right place! In this article, I'll talk about what kind of writing help is useful, ethical, and even expected for your college admission essay . I'll also point out who would make a good editor, what the differences between editing and proofreading are, what to expect from a good editor, and how to spot and stay away from a bad one.

Table of Contents

What Kind of Help for Your Essay Can You Get?

What's Good Editing?

What should an editor do for you, what kind of editing should you avoid, proofreading, what's good proofreading, what kind of proofreading should you avoid.

What Do Colleges Think Of You Getting Help With Your Essay?

Who Can/Should Help You?

Advice for editors.

Should You Pay Money For Essay Editing?

The Bottom Line

What's next, what kind of help with your essay can you get.

Rather than talking in general terms about "help," let's first clarify the two different ways that someone else can improve your writing . There is editing, which is the more intensive kind of assistance that you can use throughout the whole process. And then there's proofreading, which is the last step of really polishing your final product.

Let me go into some more detail about editing and proofreading, and then explain how good editors and proofreaders can help you."

Editing is helping the author (in this case, you) go from a rough draft to a finished work . Editing is the process of asking questions about what you're saying, how you're saying it, and how you're organizing your ideas. But not all editing is good editing . In fact, it's very easy for an editor to cross the line from supportive to overbearing and over-involved.

Ability to clarify assignments. A good editor is usually a good writer, and certainly has to be a good reader. For example, in this case, a good editor should make sure you understand the actual essay prompt you're supposed to be answering.

Open-endedness. Good editing is all about asking questions about your ideas and work, but without providing answers. It's about letting you stick to your story and message, and doesn't alter your point of view.

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Think of an editor as a great travel guide. It can show you the many different places your trip could take you. It should explain any parts of the trip that could derail your trip or confuse the traveler. But it never dictates your path, never forces you to go somewhere you don't want to go, and never ignores your interests so that the trip no longer seems like it's your own. So what should good editors do?

Help Brainstorm Topics

Sometimes it's easier to bounce thoughts off of someone else. This doesn't mean that your editor gets to come up with ideas, but they can certainly respond to the various topic options you've come up with. This way, you're less likely to write about the most boring of your ideas, or to write about something that isn't actually important to you.

If you're wondering how to come up with options for your editor to consider, check out our guide to brainstorming topics for your college essay .

Help Revise Your Drafts

Here, your editor can't upset the delicate balance of not intervening too much or too little. It's tricky, but a great way to think about it is to remember: editing is about asking questions, not giving answers .

Revision questions should point out:

  • Places where more detail or more description would help the reader connect with your essay
  • Places where structure and logic don't flow, losing the reader's attention
  • Places where there aren't transitions between paragraphs, confusing the reader
  • Moments where your narrative or the arguments you're making are unclear

But pointing to potential problems is not the same as actually rewriting—editors let authors fix the problems themselves.

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Bad editing is usually very heavy-handed editing. Instead of helping you find your best voice and ideas, a bad editor changes your writing into their own vision.

You may be dealing with a bad editor if they:

  • Add material (examples, descriptions) that doesn't come from you
  • Use a thesaurus to make your college essay sound "more mature"
  • Add meaning or insight to the essay that doesn't come from you
  • Tell you what to say and how to say it
  • Write sentences, phrases, and paragraphs for you
  • Change your voice in the essay so it no longer sounds like it was written by a teenager

Colleges can tell the difference between a 17-year-old's writing and a 50-year-old's writing. Not only that, they have access to your SAT or ACT Writing section, so they can compare your essay to something else you wrote. Writing that's a little more polished is great and expected. But a totally different voice and style will raise questions.

Where's the Line Between Helpful Editing and Unethical Over-Editing?

Sometimes it's hard to tell whether your college essay editor is doing the right thing. Here are some guidelines for staying on the ethical side of the line.

  • An editor should say that the opening paragraph is kind of boring, and explain what exactly is making it drag. But it's overstepping for an editor to tell you exactly how to change it.
  • An editor should point out where your prose is unclear or vague. But it's completely inappropriate for the editor to rewrite that section of your essay.
  • An editor should let you know that a section is light on detail or description. But giving you similes and metaphors to beef up that description is a no-go.

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Proofreading (also called copy-editing) is checking for errors in the last draft of a written work. It happens at the end of the process and is meant as the final polishing touch. Proofreading is meticulous and detail-oriented, focusing on small corrections. It sands off all the surface rough spots that could alienate the reader.

Because proofreading is usually concerned with making fixes on the word or sentence level, this is the only process where someone else can actually add to or take away things from your essay . This is because what they are adding or taking away tends to be one or two misplaced letters.

Laser focus. Proofreading is all about the tiny details, so the ability to really concentrate on finding small slip-ups is a must.

Excellent grammar and spelling skills. Proofreaders need to dot every "i" and cross every "t." Good proofreaders should correct spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar. They should put foreign words in italics and surround quotations with quotation marks. They should check that you used the correct college's name, and that you adhered to any formatting requirements (name and date at the top of the page, uniform font and size, uniform spacing).

Limited interference. A proofreader needs to make sure that you followed any word limits. But if cuts need to be made to shorten the essay, that's your job and not the proofreader's.

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A bad proofreader either tries to turn into an editor, or just lacks the skills and knowledge necessary to do the job.

Some signs that you're working with a bad proofreader are:

  • If they suggest making major changes to the final draft of your essay. Proofreading happens when editing is already finished.
  • If they aren't particularly good at spelling, or don't know grammar, or aren't detail-oriented enough to find someone else's small mistakes.
  • If they start swapping out your words for fancier-sounding synonyms, or changing the voice and sound of your essay in other ways. A proofreader is there to check for errors, not to take the 17-year-old out of your writing.

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What Do Colleges Think of Your Getting Help With Your Essay?

Admissions officers agree: light editing and proofreading are good—even required ! But they also want to make sure you're the one doing the work on your essay. They want essays with stories, voice, and themes that come from you. They want to see work that reflects your actual writing ability, and that focuses on what you find important.

On the Importance of Editing

Get feedback. Have a fresh pair of eyes give you some feedback. Don't allow someone else to rewrite your essay, but do take advantage of others' edits and opinions when they seem helpful. ( Bates College )

Read your essay aloud to someone. Reading the essay out loud offers a chance to hear how your essay sounds outside your head. This exercise reveals flaws in the essay's flow, highlights grammatical errors and helps you ensure that you are communicating the exact message you intended. ( Dickinson College )

On the Value of Proofreading

Share your essays with at least one or two people who know you well—such as a parent, teacher, counselor, or friend—and ask for feedback. Remember that you ultimately have control over your essays, and your essays should retain your own voice, but others may be able to catch mistakes that you missed and help suggest areas to cut if you are over the word limit. ( Yale University )

Proofread and then ask someone else to proofread for you. Although we want substance, we also want to be able to see that you can write a paper for our professors and avoid careless mistakes that would drive them crazy. ( Oberlin College )

On Watching Out for Too Much Outside Influence

Limit the number of people who review your essay. Too much input usually means your voice is lost in the writing style. ( Carleton College )

Ask for input (but not too much). Your parents, friends, guidance counselors, coaches, and teachers are great people to bounce ideas off of for your essay. They know how unique and spectacular you are, and they can help you decide how to articulate it. Keep in mind, however, that a 45-year-old lawyer writes quite differently from an 18-year-old student, so if your dad ends up writing the bulk of your essay, we're probably going to notice. ( Vanderbilt University )

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Now let's talk about some potential people to approach for your college essay editing and proofreading needs. It's best to start close to home and slowly expand outward. Not only are your family and friends more invested in your success than strangers, but they also have a better handle on your interests and personality. This knowledge is key for judging whether your essay is expressing your true self.

Parents or Close Relatives

Your family may be full of potentially excellent editors! Parents are deeply committed to your well-being, and family members know you and your life well enough to offer details or incidents that can be included in your essay. On the other hand, the rewriting process necessarily involves criticism, which is sometimes hard to hear from someone very close to you.

A parent or close family member is a great choice for an editor if you can answer "yes" to the following questions. Is your parent or close relative a good writer or reader? Do you have a relationship where editing your essay won't create conflict? Are you able to constructively listen to criticism and suggestion from the parent?

One suggestion for defusing face-to-face discussions is to try working on the essay over email. Send your parent a draft, have them write you back some comments, and then you can pick which of their suggestions you want to use and which to discard.

Teachers or Tutors

A humanities teacher that you have a good relationship with is a great choice. I am purposefully saying humanities, and not just English, because teachers of Philosophy, History, Anthropology, and any other classes where you do a lot of writing, are all used to reviewing student work.

Moreover, any teacher or tutor that has been working with you for some time, knows you very well and can vet the essay to make sure it "sounds like you."

If your teacher or tutor has some experience with what college essays are supposed to be like, ask them to be your editor. If not, then ask whether they have time to proofread your final draft.

Guidance or College Counselor at Your School

The best thing about asking your counselor to edit your work is that this is their job. This means that they have a very good sense of what colleges are looking for in an application essay.

At the same time, school counselors tend to have relationships with admissions officers in many colleges, which again gives them insight into what works and which college is focused on what aspect of the application.

Unfortunately, in many schools the guidance counselor tends to be way overextended. If your ratio is 300 students to 1 college counselor, you're unlikely to get that person's undivided attention and focus. It is still useful to ask them for general advice about your potential topics, but don't expect them to be able to stay with your essay from first draft to final version.

Friends, Siblings, or Classmates

Although they most likely don't have much experience with what colleges are hoping to see, your peers are excellent sources for checking that your essay is you .

Friends and siblings are perfect for the read-aloud edit. Read your essay to them so they can listen for words and phrases that are stilted, pompous, or phrases that just don't sound like you.

You can even trade essays and give helpful advice on each other's work.

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If your editor hasn't worked with college admissions essays very much, no worries! Any astute and attentive reader can still greatly help with your process. But, as in all things, beginners do better with some preparation.

First, your editor should read our advice about how to write a college essay introduction , how to spot and fix a bad college essay , and get a sense of what other students have written by going through some admissions essays that worked .

Then, as they read your essay, they can work through the following series of questions that will help them to guide you.

Introduction Questions

  • Is the first sentence a killer opening line? Why or why not?
  • Does the introduction hook the reader? Does it have a colorful, detailed, and interesting narrative? Or does it propose a compelling or surprising idea?
  • Can you feel the author's voice in the introduction, or is the tone dry, dull, or overly formal? Show the places where the voice comes through.

Essay Body Questions

  • Does the essay have a through-line? Is it built around a central argument, thought, idea, or focus? Can you put this idea into your own words?
  • How is the essay organized? By logical progression? Chronologically? Do you feel order when you read it, or are there moments where you are confused or lose the thread of the essay?
  • Does the essay have both narratives about the author's life and explanations and insight into what these stories reveal about the author's character, personality, goals, or dreams? If not, which is missing?
  • Does the essay flow? Are there smooth transitions/clever links between paragraphs? Between the narrative and moments of insight?

Reader Response Questions

  • Does the writer's personality come through? Do we know what the speaker cares about? Do we get a sense of "who he or she is"?
  • Where did you feel most connected to the essay? Which parts of the essay gave you a "you are there" sensation by invoking your senses? What moments could you picture in your head well?
  • Where are the details and examples vague and not specific enough?
  • Did you get an "a-ha!" feeling anywhere in the essay? Is there a moment of insight that connected all the dots for you? Is there a good reveal or "twist" anywhere in the essay?
  • What are the strengths of this essay? What needs the most improvement?

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Should You Pay Money for Essay Editing?

One alternative to asking someone you know to help you with your college essay is the paid editor route. There are two different ways to pay for essay help: a private essay coach or a less personal editing service , like the many proliferating on the internet.

My advice is to think of these options as a last resort rather than your go-to first choice. I'll first go through the reasons why. Then, if you do decide to go with a paid editor, I'll help you decide between a coach and a service.

When to Consider a Paid Editor

In general, I think hiring someone to work on your essay makes a lot of sense if none of the people I discussed above are a possibility for you.

If you can't ask your parents. For example, if your parents aren't good writers, or if English isn't their first language. Or if you think getting your parents to help is going create unnecessary extra conflict in your relationship with them (applying to college is stressful as it is!)

If you can't ask your teacher or tutor. Maybe you don't have a trusted teacher or tutor that has time to look over your essay with focus. Or, for instance, your favorite humanities teacher has very limited experience with college essays and so won't know what admissions officers want to see.

If you can't ask your guidance counselor. This could be because your guidance counselor is way overwhelmed with other students.

If you can't share your essay with those who know you. It might be that your essay is on a very personal topic that you're unwilling to share with parents, teachers, or peers. Just make sure it doesn't fall into one of the bad-idea topics in our article on bad college essays .

If the cost isn't a consideration. Many of these services are quite expensive, and private coaches even more so. If you have finite resources, I'd say that hiring an SAT or ACT tutor (whether it's PrepScholar or someone else) is better way to spend your money . This is because there's no guarantee that a slightly better essay will sufficiently elevate the rest of your application, but a significantly higher SAT score will definitely raise your applicant profile much more.

Should You Hire an Essay Coach?

On the plus side, essay coaches have read dozens or even hundreds of college essays, so they have experience with the format. Also, because you'll be working closely with a specific person, it's more personal than sending your essay to a service, which will know even less about you.

But, on the minus side, you'll still be bouncing ideas off of someone who doesn't know that much about you . In general, if you can adequately get the help from someone you know, there is no advantage to paying someone to help you.

If you do decide to hire a coach, ask your school counselor, or older students that have used the service for recommendations. If you can't afford the coach's fees, ask whether they can work on a sliding scale —many do. And finally, beware those who guarantee admission to your school of choice—essay coaches don't have any special magic that can back up those promises.

Should You Send Your Essay to a Service?

On the plus side, essay editing services provide a similar product to essay coaches, and they cost significantly less . If you have some assurance that you'll be working with a good editor, the lack of face-to-face interaction won't prevent great results.

On the minus side, however, it can be difficult to gauge the quality of the service before working with them . If they are churning through many application essays without getting to know the students they are helping, you could end up with an over-edited essay that sounds just like everyone else's. In the worst case scenario, an unscrupulous service could send you back a plagiarized essay.

Getting recommendations from friends or a school counselor for reputable services is key to avoiding heavy-handed editing that writes essays for you or does too much to change your essay. Including a badly-edited essay like this in your application could cause problems if there are inconsistencies. For example, in interviews it might be clear you didn't write the essay, or the skill of the essay might not be reflected in your schoolwork and test scores.

Should You Buy an Essay Written by Someone Else?

Let me elaborate. There are super sketchy places on the internet where you can simply buy a pre-written essay. Don't do this!

For one thing, you'll be lying on an official, signed document. All college applications make you sign a statement saying something like this:

I certify that all information submitted in the admission process—including the application, the personal essay, any supplements, and any other supporting materials—is my own work, factually true, and honestly presented... I understand that I may be subject to a range of possible disciplinary actions, including admission revocation, expulsion, or revocation of course credit, grades, and degree, should the information I have certified be false. (From the Common Application )

For another thing, if your academic record doesn't match the essay's quality, the admissions officer will start thinking your whole application is riddled with lies.

Admission officers have full access to your writing portion of the SAT or ACT so that they can compare work that was done in proctored conditions with that done at home. They can tell if these were written by different people. Not only that, but there are now a number of search engines that faculty and admission officers can use to see if an essay contains strings of words that have appeared in other essays—you have no guarantee that the essay you bought wasn't also bought by 50 other students.

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  • You should get college essay help with both editing and proofreading
  • A good editor will ask questions about your idea, logic, and structure, and will point out places where clarity is needed
  • A good editor will absolutely not answer these questions, give you their own ideas, or write the essay or parts of the essay for you
  • A good proofreader will find typos and check your formatting
  • All of them agree that getting light editing and proofreading is necessary
  • Parents, teachers, guidance or college counselor, and peers or siblings
  • If you can't ask any of those, you can pay for college essay help, but watch out for services or coaches who over-edit you work
  • Don't buy a pre-written essay! Colleges can tell, and it'll make your whole application sound false.

Ready to start working on your essay? Check out our explanation of the point of the personal essay and the role it plays on your applications and then explore our step-by-step guide to writing a great college essay .

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Anna scored in the 99th percentile on her SATs in high school, and went on to major in English at Princeton and to get her doctorate in English Literature at Columbia. She is passionate about improving student access to higher education.

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How to Write a College Application Essay

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Your essay reveals something important about you that your grades and test scores can't─your personality. It can give admissions officers a sense of who you are and showcase your writing ability. Here are some things that admissions officers look for in a personal essay for college.

1. Open Strong.

Knowing how to start a college essay can create a strong opening paragraph that immediately captures the reader’s interest. You want to make the admissions officer reading your essay curious about what you say next.

2. Show You Can Write.

Colleges want to see that you have a command of the basics of good writing, which is a key component of success in college.

3. Answer the Prompt.

Admissions officers also want to see that the student can give a direct answer while sticking to a comprehensive narrative. When writing college essays, consider the point you want to make and develop a fleshed-out response that fits the prompt. Avoid force-fitting prewritten pieces. Approach every personal essay prompt as if it's your first.

4. Stick to Your Style.

Writing college essays isn't about using flowery or verbose prose. Avoid leaning too heavily on the thesaurus to sound impressive. Choose a natural writing style that’s appropriate for the subject matter.

Also, avoid stressing about trying to write what you think colleges want to see. Learning how to draft a good essay for college is about showcasing who you are. Stay true to your voice. Keep in mind that authenticity is more important than anything else.

5. Proofread.

Correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling are essential. Proofread several times after you've finished. Then ask a teacher, parent, or college English major to give it a quick read as well.

6. Keep Track of Length.

Finally, admissions officers value succinctness. Remember to pay attention to the recommended essay length or word count.

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For more on how to write a college essay, check out these Tips for Writing Your College Admissions Essay .

What is the college application essay?

A personal essay for college applications is an opportunity for admission admissions panels to get more insight into who you are and what you have to offer. It's often the most personal component of the application, going beyond grades and standardized test scores. Essays usually have open-ended prompts, allowing you to flex your writing skills and make a personal statement.

Does my college application essay really matter?

Learning how to write a successful essay for college is crucial. This essay's exact weight on your chances of acceptance varies from one school to the next. But it's an element of your application that all admissions teams consider. Your essay could be the thing that gets you off a waiting list or gives you a competitive edge over other applicants.

What are colleges looking for in my application essay?

Knowing what to include in a college essay is half the battle. Admissions teams look for many things, but the most influential are authenticity, writing ability, character details, and positive traits. The purpose of the essay is to shed light on your background and gain perspective on your real-world experiences.

When should I start writing my college essay?

Because you'll want to tailor each application to each school, expect to write multiple personal essays. Advisers typically recommend starting these pieces during the summer before your senior year of high school. This will give you ample time to concentrate on writing a college essay before you're hit with schoolwork.

What can I do to write an effective college essay if I'm not a strong writer?

Good writing skills matter, but the best college essay is about the quality of your response. Authentic stories in a natural voice have impact. The story you want to tell about yourself will work better for you if it’s told in language that’s not overly sophisticated. Work with a writing coach for help with the academic aspects. Make responding with substance a priority.

How can I write my college essay if I have no monumental experiences?

You don't need life-changing moments to impress an admissions panel. Think about your personal experiences. Describe moments that left a lasting impact. The important thing is to have a fleshed-out narrative that provides insight into your life and way of thinking. Some of the best essays revolve around meaningful moments rather than flashy ones.

How should I start brainstorming topics for my college essay?

Most colleges provide open-ended prompts. Using the topic as inspiration, think about critical milestones or essential lessons you learned during your academic career. Tell stories about real-life experiences that have shaped the person you are. Write them down to brainstorm ideas. Choose stories that highlight your best traits.

What is a good list of essay topics to start with? What essay topics should I avoid?

Good topics when writing college essays include personal achievements, meaningful lessons, life-changing challenges, and situations that fostered personal growth. It's best to avoid anything too intimate or controversial. You want to open up, but it's not a good idea to go overboard or alienate members of the admissions panel.

What format should I use for my college essay?

Read the prompt and essay instructions thoroughly to learn how to start off a college essay. Some colleges provide guidance about formatting. If not, the best course of action is to stick with a college standard like the MLA format.

How long should my essay be?

The average length of a personal essay for college is 400─600 words. Always read the prompt. Follow the instructions provided in the application.

Who should I ask to review my college essay?

Turn to your school counselor for review. They understand what college admissions panels are looking for, and they can provide valuable insight into your piece's quality. You can also reach out to English teachers and other educators for proofreading.

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Do you have an essay-writing phobia.

by jmalouff | Sep 30, 2011 | Uncategorized | 85 comments

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A few years ago another academic and I were walking with a student (“Kiki”) who said that she always handed in essay assignments two weeks after they are due — the last day before she would receive a 0. Each time she lost 20% of the total possible points due to an automatic penalty of 2% per work day late. Over the long run she was ruining her chances of going on to postgraduate study. The other academic walking with us started to tell Kiki that the university had now extended the penalty period to three weeks with a maximum penalty of 30%, but I elbowed him right away and shook my head. I knew that if Kiki heard this news she would change to submitting three weeks late and suffer an extra 10% penalty. I knew that because I understand phobias, and Kiki had one — essay-writing phobia.

This phobia involves fear and avoidance of writing an assigned essay and/or submitting the essay. In addition to lateness penalties, the avoidance can lead to last-minute writing with its attendant stress, poor quality, and low marks. This phobia is more common than you might think.

What causes essay-writing phobia? The causes are similar for all types of phobias. The main factors likely to contribute here are genetic, biological predispositions to feel anxious, perfectionism in general, setting an unrealistically high goal for the essay, low self-efficacy for writing in general or for the specific essay, and low levels of self-control. Two other possible factors: Avoidance helps the person feel much better in the short run by reducing anxiety, and avoidance with frantic last-minute writing gives the person an ego-protecting excuse for earning a low mark.

So what is the way out of essay-writing phobia? I’ll suggest 10 strategies in order of value for most individuals:

1. Change your goal to something realistic and valuable, like doing your best under the circumstances or submitting on time or ending your avoidance. Put aside goals of being perfect and impressing the heck out of someone.

2. Gradually expose yourself to what you fear. Write the easiest part of the essay first — start with your name or the title. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Then write the next easiest part and so on, all the way to submitting. Praise yourself for courage at each step. Use my favorite definition of courage: Doing the right thing even tho scared. There is a great deal of research evidence that gradual exposure helps eliminate phobias.

3. Discuss your fears with someone who cares about your welfare or write in a journal about your fears. Bringing them out in the open will help you deal with them.

4. Calm yourself thru deep breathing, meditation, or some other means.

5. Focus on the task at hand — tell yourself what to do next on the assignment. Think that you are writing a draft that you will improve later, if necessary. Positive thoughts often lead to positive behavior.

6. Challenge self-defeating thoughts such as “Ï can’t do this” by thinking clearly about what “this” is and by looking for evidence from the past about whether you can do it.

7. Think of times you have written good essays and submitted on time.

8. Think of how you overcame some fear before in your life.

9. Think of individuals you admire who acted bravely.

10. Write in a new location or using a different method, e.g., paper rather than laptop. The change of procedure might give you a new perspective or expectation.

Those are my thoughts. For a case study describing treatment of essay-writing phobia, see http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0005796786900422.

What helps you reduce essay writing fear and avoidance?

John Malouff, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology

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One of the most effective ways I’ve found to avoid procrastinating is to plan what I’m going to write thoroughly and to break it down into manageable chunks (introduction, arguments, conclusion, for instance). Often, I think we put off writing because we don’t know where to start or we’re afraid of getting lost halfway through. If you have a good plan, you always know what you have to write next, and if you chunk it, the job becomes less daunting, because you can take it a bit at a time.

As professional project managers say: first you need to plan the work, then you need to work the plan.

Dear John I have had this battle for a few years now, although not usually late with assignments, essay induced anxiety levels are high, especially close to submit time. My motto is still working on it – Never give up. So thanks for giving me something to help me “work on it”. I look forward to reading the case study, when, I my essays are finished. Kind regards

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This is brilliant! While I have never submitted an assignment late, I do procrastinate and worry every time I start an essay! I have to admit I have phaffed about for half a day over the abstract and introduction for a recent postgrad essay. Years of part-time study and I still agonise! :o)

I have often wondered whether we sometimes set ourselves up for failure so we have an excuse for not doing as well as we could.

Unfortunately though, setting high goals for an essay is often necessary for some students who need to maintain high GPAs in order to be competitive for places in honours and masters programs. I have found that this pressure added to my anxiety levels during my UGRAD. The old saying “You still get degrees with Ps” is true but not really helpful for a stressed out Psych UGRAD!!

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I think I have the opposite going on…..I can’t bear to leave an essay to the last minute. I need weeks (or months) to write, reflect, write and rewrite, write, reflect etc etc in order to arrive at a place where I feel ready to submit my work. This is the ONLY way I can handle the pressure of the task. And it actually gets me engaged with the task, and motivated to keep chipping away at it.

I agree, breaking it into chunks works. And on a hard day I’m writing the reference list or something more light on. I know on the next or the next day I’ll feel ready to tackle the bigger stuff………..but in the end it does come down to sheer hard work and putting in the time – including doing the painstaking research, and having enough time for reflection. And the feeling that you’ve put that sort of effort in is satisfying in itself, and even more so if receive a good grade.

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Thanks for the article. Having worked in the Australian Public Service for 19 years, writing is not something that scares me – but having returned to post-grad study, the concept of submitting an academic piece of writing has been more confronting. A different sort of pressure! Some great suggestions there – especially no. 10, though my wife might wonder what the heck I am up to tapping away on a keyboard in the buff! 🙂

Thank you for your article. The bodies of the essay seems to be the main part for me. I found if I break this up in chunks, topics are a lot better, ideally. Physically a relaxing massage may trigger more thoughts. Finally organised and finishing the task ahead of time.

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Thanks to all of you for your comments. Many of you point to breaking the assignment into manageable parts. That, of course, is what we do in eating. We cut up our food into small chunks and then we chew it into even smaller pieces. Good process!

I like the other ideas too — planning carefully, starting early, getting massages, consistent hard work, persisting, What thoughts do use to combat anxiety about essay performance?

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Arguably, the behavioural treatment of “phobias” is one of psychology’s paradigmatic successes. If the problem is with the submission of work, I think that what is required is a program of systematic desensitisation. Treatment could be integrated into an academic course, and as with all such programs would be fairly labout intensive. We would start with the submission of one sentence, delivered immediately upon receipt of the task, and after feedback had been given on that sentence, increase the task demand by an agreed on ‘trivial and immediately deliverable’ amount, give feedback, maintain salience by set a proximal deadline and so on until the task was complete.

Hi tjartz. I also favor gradual exposure treatment for phobias.

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Holy crap this is a legitimate phobia? Like, a phobia that is actually recognized by professionals? I’m not just lazy/a neurotic perfectionist? I’m going to look at the link OP provided to the case study because that would explain so much. I am stunned.

Background info: I am taking a year off from my undergraduate studies on account of abysmal grades and burnout. I am not a bad student, per se—I graduated in the top 10% of my high school class and was accepted Early Decision into a prestigious research university—but even since first grade, my experiences with essays and the like have been very similar to Kiki’s.

Hi Miriam. Not only is it a real phobia, it is a common one among university students. I see evidence of that in the many, many individuals who access my posting on the topic. Also I know students who partly defeat themselves by avoiding work on assigned essays.

In the nicest way… I don’t think that there are any illegitimate phobias. Everyone with a phobia is suffering, and often unnecessarily.

You might like to have a look at Carol Dweck’s work on ‘self theories’. In particular how we can be scuppered by implicit beliefs about intelligence and achievement.

Hi there. I agree — there are many different types of stimuli that lead to phobias in at least some people.

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This was really helpful. Right now I cannot give up any essays on time and I have a very low GPA. I am therefore gonna seek help and use some of these to help move forward in my academic life. It is also good to know I’m not the only one sufering

Hi CM. You are not alone with that problem. Good luck!

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The problem I have is It seems that I can’t write something good without the anxiety spurring me on. It seems to give me some extra ability to focus but also makes me hate the process. I can start writing an essay really early, but the good stuff does not seem to come out until the deadline approaches and the adreniline kicks in! It is really annoying. I would love to sit calmly and write an essay and even enjoy the process, but everything I seem to write is trite until I am backed into a corner. It is so frustrating!

Hi Davenwillow. It seems that you need challenge or high arousal to write your best. If you use your imagination, you find find other ways than an impending deadline to create challenge or high arousal when writing. Please write again if you find an alternative that works for you.

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My writing anxieties are beyond paralyzing. I become physically ill from the start of my writing, until my grade is posted. This information is so helpful, thank you!

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It is really nice to see someone acknowledge the topic of essay phobia in students. I have been struggling with phobia for taking tests and writing papers for a while now. During my school years I feared preparing for my final exams but now that I am in college I have a strong fear of writing papers. I have tried making outlines, setting concrete time limits, writing from the body of the paper, taking anxiety medication but none of these methods help to counter my anxiety/phobia. I know this might seem like excuses to prevent myself from writing academic papers but this is truly how it is for me. I try to talk about my writing problems with psychologists however it is hard for them to grasp just how bad it is for me and they chose to focus on other problems instead.

Hi Sadbot. I know a student who describes her avoidance much as you do. If you solve the problem for yourself, tell the world how you did it — you could help many individuals.

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Thanks for your thoughts, John, and everyone. I may have a ‘phobia’ now, but I didn’t start out that way. I’m an adult who returned to college 25 years after leaving, so learning how to write academically after years of e-mailing and Facebooking conversationally, has been really difficult. I think my phobia has grown out of my self-imposed perfectionism and the tedium in attempting it. Everything I write TAKES ME SO LONG. But, I agree that breaking into chunks, however one chooses to do it, is very helpful. Graphic organizers would be helpful, but I have yet to find a program that’s really cooperative with a newb. I spend all day trying to learn the program rather than getting started on my writing. Ugh. I’m sorry you all struggle, but it’s nice to know I’m not alone.

Hi Tracy. Albert Bandura would say that low self-efficacy about doing an assignment adequately is at the heart of essay-writing phobia. For students with a phobia, a better goal than doing the assignment adequately (which to some of them means perfectly) is to do the assignment as a good (or perfect!) student does: following a preparation/writing schedule, starting early, making continual progress, and submitting on time or early. In the long run of a career, timeliness in writing is more important than perfection.

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I’m so glad I came across this discussion. But I wish I saw this 5 years ago.

I’ve always had problems submitting essays on time back in my college days. I majored in both Psychology and Linguistics, and took a bunch of other social science electives so understandably there were a lot of writing to do. At some stage I gave up on myself and thought I was just a lazy ass procrastinator who will never amount to much.

Before I start on an essay I would spend a lot of effort doing my readings, planning my structure, and extracting the relevant information. But when it comes to typing out the actual essay, I get stuck. The untitled word document can sit on my laptop screen for days and we just stare at each other until its finally a week overdue. Consequentially, I usually get a good raw grade for content but the late penalty takes it down to a mediocre grade.

Fast-forward until today, I have worked in a stressful(but boring) corporate environment for a while and never had a problem with time-management or punctually. A possible explanation I’ve thought of is that, ironically, I cared more about the quality of my college assignments than the tasks at my current job.

Lately, I’ve been thinking of going back to pursue a Master’s Degree but my undergrad grades make me weep with regret. How could I possibly tell the admission panel that my subpar GPA was due to late assignments and expect them to wave their wands of forgiveness? I probably can’t…

Thank you John and everyone here for sharing your thoughts and sorry for my long post in secondlanguage-English!

Hi CQ. You are not alone in suffering consequences of essay-writing phobia. You write well — look for a way ahead.

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Wow- sums me up to a T! I’m doing my second undergrad, but my first one almost never got finished because I wouldn’t submit a thesis…it’s not that it wasn’t written, it was. In fact I wrote it one night but then spent the majority of the term “tweaking” it…which really just meant trying to fact check and double fact check, look for grammar problems and pick it apart to peices for no reason 🙁 I went as far as ruining my computer with some weird virus and was so relieved that I had a LEGIT reason not to hand in HAHA. My cousin is a computer whiz so that didn’t last for long. I took it to him to get it fixed but he was aware of the situation and ran my document through some of his editor friends then printed and submitted it for me omg! I got an A, but I felt robbed of my intellectual property- does that make sense?! I forgot about it for a while, but now I’m writing papers again and I can’t help but feel the same feelings as before. I know I have a problem with submitting papers but was too embarrassed to tell anyone. I finally did and thankfully my school has counsellors who are totally aware of this problem so now I get extensions and stuff but I try my hardest not to take too much advantage of that because I know in real life there are no extensions 🙁 I wanna “fix” this problem so bad…sooooo exposure exposure exposure! I may just try that writing naked tip too HAHAHA! Thanks for the great post and all the lovely dialogue going on here. Makes me feel a lot better about this 🙂

Thanks for your comment, NWM. Persistence is important in changing a habit.

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Hi! I just wanted to say I really liked this article – I’m so glad I finally have a name for what I’m going through! I hate, hate writing essays; when I’m faced with a deadline, I’m sometimes tempted to grab a hammer and smash my head or hand in just so I won’t have to write it. The weird thing is, I didn’t always have this phobia or feel terribly anxious about my essays. I did pretty well for my first 2 years of college, I would submit my essays at the deadline or maybe a day or a few hours late and get maybe an A- or a B+ with a late penalty. I’m in my fourth and final honours semester now, and for the past 2 years, I can’t seem to meet any of the deadlines. My procrastination has gotten really bad – I sometimes submit in my essays one week late. For every day I’m late, my profs dock my grade by one half grade, so an A becomes an A-. I start crying almost uncontrollably when I know I have an essay due; I go into denial mode and consider quite seriously jumping out of the window to make the task of writing an essay go away and I start to seriously consider the benefits of jumping since it would mean that I would never have to do another essay again. I know this is absurd, it is my last semester and after this, I’ll never have to write another academic paper again. I also know that once I’m done with my paper, I’ll feel really happy and totally at peace and in love with the world and I will no longer want to jump. I don’t think I’m a bad student, I’m actually quite academically inclined and really like sitting in classes, listening to the profs teach. If I keep my grades up, I’ll likely graduate with a second upper class honours which is crucial for me if I want to enter my country’s civil service. But I am so scared that I won’t be able to make it because I keep submitting my essays in late. Every essay is a living hell I have to go through :(.

Hi jtxz. I sense your suffering — I feel sad thinking about it. Part of your suffering comes from an approach-avoidance conflict (I think that you want to complete your assignment and get a good grade but you feel anxious about doing the work). If avoidance of writing assignments is your only avoidance, your problems will soon end when you graduate — you will be free!

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i cant write my essay. i just cant. im in college i should be able to write aa paper by myself.

Hi Moe. Phobias, though irrational, are common. I used to have a phobia of diving into water. I also had a phobia of public speaking. I am happy to say that I have left these phobias behind.

If the strategies in my blog don’t help you overcome the problem, consult a psychologist on campus. Phobia treatment usully works well.

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it’s a relief to know that i’m not the only one. I failed a course in April because of this problem. now i’m taking it for the second time but the same thing is happening. the dateline was yesterday. and to avoid myself from thinking about the penalty, i play game on the smartphone. it is so hard to overcome this kind of problem. i wish i never do this master degree. i hope the lecturer still accept my essay assignment although i know there is no chance coz he is so strict kind of person. thank you for this post anyway. i will continue my essay now.

Hi Liza. Persistence often pays off in overcoming a phobia or any other type of problem.

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This hits close to home, so close that even my nickname is Kiki! And as I am writing this comment, my deadline for a 1500 word essay is in 23 minute and I haven’t started >.< I have no problem studying for exams and doing assignments that do not include academic writing but just the thought of writing academic essays makes me break out in sweats! I have always either submitted my essays in late at uni or submitted in essays that only reached half the word limit. I would procrastinate until the last possible minute to start because usually the pressure of deadlines makes me less inclined to be perfect with my writing and just produce anything. In saying this, I have never failed an essay but also rarely ever achieved a great mark. My friends are always baffled by my phobia as I am an avid reader so they assume this means I am a great writer. My new years resolution to tackle this phobia is to write more. I will try to give myself things that I am interested in to research and write about. Hopefully I will be able to go through with this resolution!

Hi Kiki. You are a member of a large group (millions worldwide?) of individuals who fear and avoid academic writing. To leave the group, go right on Courage Street and then right again on Persistence Boulevard. If you submit a written assignment on time, with a proper word count, after starting early, and earn a high grade, your improved student behavior will be reinforced by the grade. If the grade is not so good, you may learn that you are not harmed by receiving a mediocre grade for maximum performance.

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I ended up reading this blog because I have an essay due tomorrow which I haven’t yet started. I’ve done all the background reading and research, and even written a detailed outline, but I have a complete block on writing the essay itself until I’m almost out of time.

I used to think it was something to do with the adrenaline kick when I finish something half an hour before deadline (I’ve never actually missed one, but at my college being five minutes late means the mark is capped at 40% – if the policy was 2% deduction a day, I’d be even worse) – now, though, I’ve realised that it absolutely is perfectionism gone horribly wrong. I know my writing isn’t anywhere near the quality of published work, therefore it’s automatically terrible and the marker will think I’m an academic failure (and a failure of a person, too, because why stop there?) Writing it all at the last minute gives me a protective excuse for submitting something imperfect.

I’m trying to overcome this, but when I do start early I agonise over every single sentence and an assignment that should take a day or two of solid work takes weeks instead, with the bulk of it still being written at the last minute! It’s an improvement on high school, which I dropped out of after missing literally every deadline I had there, but still.

Interestingly, this isn’t the case with written reports and evaluations I’ve had to do at work – because my manager either just thanks me for them or, if necessary, asks for revisions. It’s the grading that’s the trouble for me, as if the entirely of my self is being reduced to a number. Of course that’s going to be stressful, even if the number isn’t a disappointingly low one.

Thank you for this post! I know it’s a few years old now, but at least I know that I’m not alone.

Hi Leksa. You are not alone. I hope that at some point you will care much less what markers think of you — you are not on this earth to please markers, or to be perfect.

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Thank you for this article. I have struggled to explain my writing anxiety to others but when I do, I become frustrated because they don’t seem to understand. And I can’t make sense of it either. This has been an academic struggle for me going back to grade school. It has even negatively impacted my professional career.

I graduated a semester late from college because I didn’t turn in a paper and had to retake a class. Attempted to get my masters but after twice trying to complete my thesis class I gave up. It is not that I can’t write it is just such a difficult task…it is mentally and emotionally exhausting. I know that it has to do on some level with perfectionism and a fear of criticism. Like many I have the mindset that if I don’t try then I didn’t succeed by choice. Not sure were the mindset originated from but that is the inner voice that I battle with. This is the only area academically that I struggle with, I excel in all others.

I am currently back in school and picked an academic track that isn’t heavy on written assignments. Thought that with less writing that I could “will” my way through the writing but it is so bad that I look at the syllabus to determine how much a written assignment is weighted to determine if I will turn it in late or even at all. Which means that I have to work harder to sustain grades that can sustain the loss of points.

My issue isn’t organizing my thoughts because I can create an outline, have everything in order and can verbally recite the contents of the paper if asked. But when I put my fingers on the keys I feel like I am going into battle. It is a horrible experience that sometimes I just choose not to fight.

Hi Juanita. I can feel your suffering. I hope you will try psychological strategies or see a psychologist — anything that might help you overcome the problem.

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oh dear… Could I use this as an ‘extenuating circumstance’ to stop my essay being capped at 40%?

My university is totally draconian. 1 minute late and its capped at 40%!

The ironic thing was that it was the first time I started an essay early, I chipped at it slowly and got over my fear. I was 1 minute late to submit and all the effort I made dealing with my ‘issue’ was in vain. It’s really discouraging to want to start something early again.

I was under so much stress, i pretty much skipped Christmas celebrations to work on my frigging essay that drove me to tears and unexplained increased heart rate for three weeks!

I still submitted something subpar because I broke it into too many little chunks that took me beyond the submission date so i still pulled a 42 hour all nighter to reach the word count by the date. Imagine my blood shot, teary eyes when the woman told me I am a minute late.

God I am crying now remembering it now (This was three days ago). And I am on this website because I am back to my essay avoiding ways. Sigh.

Jaappy, you suffered mightily due to be slightly tardy in submitting. Although you did not receive the grade reward you wanted, you did show yourself that you can start early and submit at about the due time. Your next step is to start early and submit early. You are very close to that level of performance, which may gain you the grade you want and positive emotions.

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Thank you so much for this article! I’ve been struggle with this problem for years (since high school). And I feel like it has gotten worse as each semester goes by. I meant have to graduated from my undergrad degree last semester but I failed a subject (which wasn’t even meant to be hard in the first place) due to the exact same problem as Kiki in this article, in that I have this bad habit of submitting assignments a week or two weeks after the due date. I think it has a lot to do with my perfectionism which I have trouble dealing with, like I’m always re-writing and correcting everything before I even get to the rest of the essay. Even as I am writing this comment, I’m constantly either correcting myself or rewording my sentences.

But I also think I have a problem with academic writing in general – I found that my ideas lack coherence and/or depth (or they’re simply all over the place). I also have problems paraphrasing an author’s words or explaining particular concepts, as well as putting forward my own arguments. Often my teachers comment on how I’m just summarising what these writers are saying. It seems that I’m really terrible at critical analysis.

Everytime I have to do a journal article/literature review, research project or a combination of both, I get extremely anxious. But generally whenever I have to do an assignment, I get anxious, even just reading the subject guide which outlines the assessment tasks for the semester stresses me out.

I’m really tired of making excuses and apologies for having to submit assignments after the due date. I’ve gone to three different counselors in the past about this and I didn’t feel like they were very helpful. I feel like I need a personal academic tutor or something. At the same time, I feel really embarrassed about it. I also think I need to learn how to stand on my own and not rely or depend on other people all the time. Every time I ask help from people and end up getting good marks for a specific task, I feel like the credit’s not mine to take. It doesn’t help that I’m slow and disorganised (mentally and physically)…

I might have to give couseling another shot for this problem is literally starting to drive me insane. I hope what I’ve written here makes sense (I’m almost tempted to discard this comment but I’m going to leave it here because I think I need to get this off my chest).

Many thanks again! 🙂

Hi Anonyme. Many other individuals share your difficulties. Persistence in overcoming the problem is your best bet.

Thanks, John! I really appreciate your comment. (Just realised, I have a few typos on my post, e.g. *I’ve been struggling)

I did not notice any typos.

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I feel so identified with this! I’ve had a big problem sitting down studying since high school, difficulties to find and stick to topics, organize myself and, well, I’m afraid of writing essays. During my undergrads I kind of managed to either hand in on time and get ok grades or hand in late and get (very) good grades. My university didn’t mind, but my sense of self-worth really suffered! I’m not really motivated to hand in some last-minute crap anymore (if I even had something written) when I know that in theory I could do so much better. I do try to sit down early, I love to learn, I love all the academic environment etc. It just doesn’t help. Last autumn I started a Masters, which is really heavy on writing papers and this university is much more strict than my former one. From the beginning I felt inferior (which adds to my anxieties) due to how late I handed in my papers during my undergrads. Result is that until now I haven’t managed to submit even one (of many), am blocked from future courses and scared to be kicked out. Should I talk to someone about it and whom? I always feel that this is my battle that I gotta go through alone and not bother University staff with inappropriate requests :/ In fact, a couple of months ago I contacted my University’s psychologist who sent me to a psychiatrist who told me that I’m lazy, a fake student (procrastinator!), not made for studying and should stop torturing myself and instead look for a job (knowing myself I would do the same in a job). I was supposed to have more consultations but this one crushed me so much (and increased my fears and reduced my self-worth even more) that I promised to myself to battle it alone. Now I have realized that I can’t do this alone and contacted another psychologist, but I don’t know if it’s too late to save my studies, especially since my university doesn’t seem supportive. Anyway, I was so glad to read your post and to know that I’m not the only one suffering through this. I’m determined to win this fight and learn to love my papers, though I don’t yet know how…

Hi Nina. I can sense your frustration. I am glad that you have sought help from another psychologist and that you are working toward overcoming your problem.

You seem to have low self-efficacy about writing essays. The comment you wrote on this blog shows excellent writing ability.

You could try the methods I suggest in my blog. Also, you could read this book and try some of its suggestions: You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life Paperback – April 23, 2013 by Jen Sincero

Best wishes, John

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Wow, I’m feeling anxious just reading these comments. I’m searching for help for my college-age son, who is extremely bright but can barely write a word without intense self-loathing (and I know he inherited that from me).

He’s worked with therapists and tutors but still he suffers to the point where he drops classes if he feels he can’t manage the writing–which is all too often. His last tutor said he needs to be on anxiety medication, but we’re wary of side effects. I’m wondering if anyone’s tried hypnotism?

Hi Worried Mom. He might benefit from using the methods I describe. If those fail, next he could consult a psychologist who provides cognitive-behavioral therapy. After that: a psychiatrist, who might prescribe an anti-depressant or an anti-anxiety drug. Hypnotherapy might help, but i wold not bet on it.

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I have an extreme case. I have very unrealistic goals when it comes to essay writing and perfectionism issues. I usually end up doing well in everything like tests and exams except writing essays. I fail courses and have been on academic probation and kicked out of university twice now. Once in 1994 and once now in 2016. My problem is that when it comes to writing an essay, I spend alot of time researching the material and trying to come up with great ideas and a great thesis. I have sleep disturbances during the time when the essay is assigned and due. I do all the leg work but have nothing to show. I can get 70 percent in a course without the essay component that is worth 20 percent of mark. But without handing in the essay, I fail the course.

The very few times that I have handed in my essay, they have been late and I have received penalties. I can’t even say I procrastinate. I have fail of failure and don’t want to hand in a crappy essay but also am plagued with this phobia I guess.

Background is that I have been diagnosed with bipolar since 2004 and am on meds. However, when it’s time to write essays, it effects my sleep and mood. I see people with mediocre grades getting through the programs, not to insult them at the least, while I am failing. I have spent so much time and money and have more than enough credits to have two degrees by now. However, I have none to my name.

I just can’t leave it alone. I love studying and learning and every time I go back to college or university, I think it will be different this time. Somehow, I will be able to hand in the paper even though it is not what is up to “my standard”. I also have a fear of plagiarism as well.

To make the long story short, is there anything you can suggest to help me. My motto seems to be I will die trying. Thanks for reading my comment.

Hi Jane. Your fear of imperfection leads you to fail. Perhaps it is time to view yourself and your writing as imperfect. That is how I think of myself and my writing. With your academic writing, switch your goal from perfect writing to submitting on time. Later you can add the goal of getting a passing grade. Go forward one small step at a time.

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We just arrived in Florida. I am going to unpack our bags after I write this postcard. It is raining now, but I think it’s going to clear up soon. We’re going to go to the beach when the sun comes out. It’s going to be very hot. I’m going to bring an umbrella, a hat, and some sunscreen. We’re going to order a pizza tonight. Your dad doesn’t feel like going out for dinner tonight because we’re going to be eating out a lot this week. I’m going to miss you! See you next week.

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I’m on vacation right now.I have many plans!

First, next summer I’m going to travel to the puerto vallarta city.Everybody say that the weather there is wonderful! I’ m going to there one week. When I returned, I’m going to the pool with “sofia” Do you remember her? She always thinks of you. I wish you could come with us next summer.

For the rest of the month we have many plans. We’re going to the cinema. Also we’re going to eat ice cream every evening this year will test all flavors of ice cream! Also, we’re going to the amusement park that opened in the city center.

I would love you to be this summer with me. I miss you.

Hi Kendra We just arrived to Paris and the firt thing I did is write to you. I am very exited about this trip with my mom. We plan to do many activities in the evening, we’re going to a restaurant for dinner and going to for a drink. Tomorrow we’re going to vist a museum and de Eiffel tower. I am very happy about that, and I am going to bring you some souvenirs that you will like.

I send you my regards.

Hello mom, I just got to college, today will be a very long day, because when I finish my classes I will go to work for a few hours, and when I finish work at around 6 in the afternoon I will go to finish a project with some friends, On the weekend me and my friends are going to go to VENADO to swim, we will go by bus and we will stay two days in that place. Next week the holidays start and I am very excited because I am going to visit you and I will stay the two weeks with you. PD: I miss you so much.

Hello mom, I just got to college, today will be a very long day, because when I finish my classes I will go to work for a few hours, and when I finish work at around 6 in the afternoon I will go to finish a project with some friends, I’ll see you at the weekend.

Pd: I miss you so much

I just got to France. I leave the airport and go to my airbnb which is in Paris. I’m going to rest a bit after I writing to you. In the afternoon I’m going to meet a friend and we’re going to visit the Eiffel Tower. This month is going to be cold. I’m going to buy some sweaters and jackets. In the night I’m going to out to dinner with other friends and then we’re going to a bar in Paris. I’m finally going to cross the Moseum Lowvre. That is one of my biggest dreams. Well thi’s my plan for today. Tomorrow I’m going to Notre Dame Cathedral. I wish you were here with me 🙁 I’m going to miss u! See u next month.

Hi Grandma!

I just got to New York. I leave the airport and go to my airbnb which is in Manhattan. I’m going to rest a bit after I writing to you. In the afternoon I’m going to meet a friend and we’re going to visit the Empire State Building. This month is going to be cold. I’m going to buy some sweaters and jackets. In the night I’m going to out to dinner with other friends and then we’re going to a bar in Broocklyn. I’m finally going to cross the Brooklyn Bridge. That is one of my biggest dreams. Well thi’s my plan for today. Tomorrow I’m going to Central Park. I wish you were here with me 🙁 I’m going to miss u! See u next month.

Hi tomas, We just arrived in puerto Vallarta, I am going to unpack our bags after we going to go restaurant of hotel. It is very sunny now and I think it’s going to same weather tomorrow. We are going to beach when we finish to eat. it’s going to be hot. I’m going to put some sunscreen. We are going to order a wine and shrimp tonight. I’m going to miss you, see you next year.

Hi Nicole I just arrived in Tabasco and just started my vacation period. The hotel is a good place has good reviews. First I will go to visit Villa Hermosa, sightseeing in the city. I am going to the park “La Venta” the tourist guide says it is a beautiful place. I will go to the beach and eat delicious food. I have never been to the beach and it is a relaxing place according to the movies. I am going to visit you in Cunduacan the last day of my vacation. We are going to go to a restaurant in the evening. I hope you have a nice start of the week.

Hello Anna, I hope you are well. It’s just Tuesday and I’ve been working like crazy, working at the UASLP film festival is a bit tiring, tomorrow I’m going to pick up some actors at the airport and take them to the hotel. on Thursday I will go to a red carpet with some Mexican actors, directors and writers! I’m so excited. By the end of the week, It will be sunny, I’m going to the park now, see you I love you, bye

This week i’m not going to do much, i think i’m just going to take my classes online and i’m going to walk the dogs, although i’m not going to lie, i’m very excited that i’m going to go to university on Friday and maybe we’ll go for a coffee coming out of the laboratory, i heve thought about going to swimming, i need to excersice!. But well i hope you do well at work this week!.

See you on Sunday!. Love Emily.

I am going to have fun with my colleagues this weekend. We are planning to go to Bali by airplane. It’s such a fun plan that we have made. We have so many destinations, like the beach, restaurant, pool, karaoke, and many more. We are going to meet new friends there. Those are university students from privileged universities in Bali. It will be a pleasure for us to meet them!

IT’S GOOD

Hello rene, I am writing this letter to tell you what I will do in the week … In the mornings I take online class to classes from Monday to Friday. Today I am going to do all my homework on Tuesday I am going to the supermarket to buy fruits. Then I am going to the movies with my family. My family and I are going watch the movie Gozilla vs Kong. Then we are going home. On wednesday we are going to order Tamales in the morning. I’m going to walk the Calzada de Guadalupe in the nigth.

See you in a month darling. I miss you already. Sam

Hi Alma!! It has been 4 days since I arrived in San Luis Potosi. My father went to the central office for me and from there we went home. I was tired from the trip and fell asleep for a while. I woke up and went to see the family. I have had a lot of fun playing with my cousins ​​and I gave them classes to learn how to make dream catchers, but since they are very young I ended up doing everything myself. Even so, we had a great time together and today we will go for a walk to the hill taking advantage of the fact that it is hot and not cold like the past days. It is the best vacation I have had in a long time but I wish you would have come. I miss you friend, I hope to see you soon when we return to class. How about tampico? tell me… Love You Angela

Hi victor, how are you?

Well this week i going to make a travel with some friends to San Luis, we going to saw Godzilla vs King Kong, after of the movie we going to eat burgers and the better of all is that you can go! i am so excited for this travel because for the finish of the day i’ll can see you in person after so many time

I’m waiting for the weekend

See you later brother.

Hi Vanessa! I hope you are fine! We finally arrived in California, I’m sure we’ll have a great week. First We’re going to eat in a restaurant near the beach After that We’re going to visit the Griffith Observatory and take pictures, this view is beautiful. We’re going to swim in the beach, I think the weather it’ll be great. We’re probably going to rent a car and we’re going to Las Vegas, I’ll write you tomorrow.

Hi Gisela, I just arrived in Tampico with my family and we are very excited. First we are going to go to the mall “Altama city center” and we are going to eat before going to the beach to have fun. I plan to buy a souvenir for you, so I’m going to visit certain stores to see what you like. The weather is perfect, I’m going to take advantage of the sun and I’m going to get a little tan. We plan to stay 3 days, so I’m going to visit you very soon.

Ana. PS: Enjoy the weekend.

Dear Marry, I just arrive in New York.

I just arrived in New York. I leave the airport and I’m going to my airbnb which is in Manhattan. I’m going to rest a bit after I writing to you. In the afternoon I’m going to meet a friend and we’re going to visit the Empire State Building. This month is going to be cold. I’m going to buy some sweaters and jackets. In the night I’m going to out to dinner with other friends and then we’re going to a bar in Broocklyn. I’m finally going to cross the Brooklyn Bridge. That is one of my biggest dreams. Well thi’s my plan for today. Tomorrow I’m going to Central Park. I wish you were here with me 🙁 I’m going to miss u! See u next month.

I just got to New York. I leave the airport and go to my airbnb which is in Manhattan. I’m going to rest a bit after I writing to you. In the afternoon I’m going to meet a friend and we’re going to visit the Empire State Building. This month is going to be cold. I’m going to buy some sweaters and jackets. In the night I’m going to out to dinner with other friends and then we’re going to a bar in Broocklyn. I’m finally going to cross the Brooklyn Bridge. That is one of my biggest dreams. Well thi’s my plan for today. Tomorrow I’m going to Central Park. I wish you were here with me 🙁 I’m going to miss u! See u next month.

Hello Gus How are you? We have just arrived in San Luis after going to Queretaro. I have not seen you for a long time, but we are going to go to Rio Verde to see you, and we will go to the crescent to swim, it will be very fun.

See you I love u

I am writing to tell you a little about how everything is going, I feel very happy because I have a lot of work for the next few weeks, I am going to make some decorations and some tattoos, as I had told you about the economic situation that was going through COVID 19 had been complicated and I’m glad to tell you that everything is going better. I’m going to Sofi’s birthday party tonight, I really wish you could come, blessings.

Hi Rosa how are you I have just arrived in Switzerland, and I am very excited arriving I will unpack, and then I will go to eat something at a nearby store, then I will go buy clothes because I do not have cold clothes, and tomorrow I will start work, in the Lowered, I only come with some friends so at night we will go for a walk downtown,

when you come to visit switzerland i wait for you

Hello dear Helen, I am writing you this letter to talk with you about what I have seen in my English classes about going to which is used to talk about general plans. As you know, I am in college and I really like the subject of English only that I failed the last unit. I hope to see you next summer, and play and watch movies. tqm niece goodbye.

Hi stephanie. I just arrived in Monterrey. I’m goin to arrive in 10 oclock ´ it is a day the wather was cloudy but is perfect for playing bascketball. I’m goin to play bascketball. I like play bascket i am going to take the dinner after the match. I will buy a pizza and some beer ,you recommend some restaurant.

i am going to stay in a hotel in the center. see you in this week, bye

Asnakech, says

I am going to work today and after work I am going to shop from Giant. Because it’s close to me, I am going to cook our dinner. But my husband doesn’t feel like going to do Laundry for his dad. There for I am going to do Laundry for my father-in-law. see you tomorrow.

thanks see you

Hi Nilson Friends told me about a tourist site in Antioquia called Jardin this weekend we are going to travel with my wife. The weather has been cold, but I think the weekend will be sunny. The town is small but you have many tourist sites, we are going to visit the path of the herrera, then we are going to enter a tunnel that has bats, from there we are going to walk 20 minutes and we are going to get off on an aerial cable called “La Garrucha “to the city. The next day we are going to visit we are going to go to many restaurants to try typical foods and try the different coffee sweets.

If you want to join us, call me and we meet to go. Regards

To Ian Hi Ian, how are you, I hope really fine, I am in my vacation in Acapulco, the weather in warm but i think son is going to rain, right now i am unpacking my suitcase, after i’m going to eat at the hotel cafeteria, the next saturday, I’m going to swim in the sea and i think the next week i’m going to buy souvenirs, well i hope to see you soon. Your great friend Yael

Hello aldahir Today I am going for a walk through the center, would you like to join me? We could buy some candy. Then I will go to my house to play video games.

I await your response, brother.

Hello, Gloria At 1 in the afternoon going to your house, you know, sit on the couch, play Clash and eat potatoes with maruchan. We can also take photos, which you like very much XD. I’m excited since I want to tell you what happened to me last week

See you in a while. With love, your brother, Aldahir

hi Dayanne. How are you? I just go to japón I will arrive at the arport at 2:00 pm it´s a day cloudy but is perfect to wolk. i´m going to go the un pack our bags after i write the podcast with my friend. we are going to tokio in the tomorrow. i´m realy realy exited. then, we are toing to the japanise restaurant because i need try the ramen. the next day i´m going to go the kiyomizu-dera, then i´m going to stay in a hotel center and i´ll be back.

See you in this week sister! i miss you..

Hi Linney, how are you? I´m going to arrive in Mexico city, i´m going to visit my family and maybe my mom leave me go to the center. I´m arrive at 5:20 pm of monday, maybe you can go for me. we can go to take a ice cream and talk about everything we do this 4 mounthsI really hope see u miss your laught. all the love xxx:)

Hi Isa, I hope you are well. Lately I have been very busy with my jobs and I have not had time to talk to you. Even so, I hope you are having a good time on your trip to Mexico. I heard there are incredible videogames. I miss you too much, I hope we can meet one of these days that is free. Oh right, I haven’t told you, well, I’m thinking of getting into design courses because in my career they ask me a lot, so it would be great to get into one, wouldn’t you like to come with me? You can not tell me later, I hope you are well, I send you a kiss I love you and take care of yourself.

atte: ilse.

Hi Mom! We have just arrived in Mazatlan and the first thing I did is write to you, I am very excited about this trip with my friends, we plan to do many activities. In the evening we´re going to a restaurant for dinner and then go for a drink. Tomorrow we´re gooing to visit museums and the center, I hope to find something nice to take as souvenirs for everyone. On Saturday we´re going to a boat trip to see some beautiful caves and islands. I wish you were here, I love you mom. Someday we will meet you and me together. Take care, see you soon.

Hello Jesus I just arrived in Mexico a few hours ago I think I should go out a little to know the place and I going to Spanish classes so I am very excited going go to swimming lessons which is very good good I say goodbye I hope be fine.

I just arrived from my trip, I am very tired and I really do not think we can play today, but I was thinking about going to eat tomorrow, also to give you some things that I bought for you and your brother, besides, I want to tell you how I am going to go out with a woman who is really beautiful Ps: Tell your cousin that I’m going to his house to deliver what he asked for

Hi mom I’m very happy to write this postcard, i just arrived in Amsterdam and i’m in the airport, i’m going to go to hotel to leave my bags and rest a little, tomorrow i’m going to go to tour te city with my friends, we’re going to visit the canals of Amsterdam and the House of Anna Frank, i’m going to go to shopping. On friday i’m going to visit the flower market and The Van Gogh Museum.

These weeks that i’m going to be without you i’m going to miss you so much, take care, see you soon.

Hi Nhoemi we just arrived in acapulco.i am going to unpack our bags after i write this postcard. it is sunny now. we are going to the beach when in the afternoon. i am going to bring an umbrella, a hat, and some suncreen.we are going to order chinese food tonight. my mother does not feel like going out for dinner tonight because we are go to eating out a lot this week.i am going to miss you! see you next week.

Hi, Sofi! I want to tell you that today I’m going to do all my homework that I needed to do on vacation. I have a lot. I’m also going to de DUI department because I have to do a practice then. Then I’m going to come back home. Hope to see youy soon. XO XO.

Hi Mom. I just got to cancun I will arrive at the airport at 4:00 p.m. I love the day, it is cloudy and I can take to take pictures. I’m going to see my aunt how she laughed at 5:00 p.m. and then I’m going to walk along the beach. I need to reflect See you n a month mom, I love you.

Hi Maria , I just arrive in new york. i am going to arrive in the airport at 7:30 am. It is a day cloudy but is perfect to walk. i am going to go the theater, i like to watch the comedy. i am going to take the dinner after the match. I will buy a pizza and some beer ,you recommend some restaurant.

I Almost arrived at queretaro city, I am going to stay first in a hotel near the main square, Im going to look for a restaurant that my aunts recomemded me, Im going to a night bar to dance with my friends and tomorrow I will gp tp the water park which is one hour from here. we are in touch Ilove you friend. see you:)

Hi Ana justo arrived in New York, i arrived at 5:30 am. I going to unpack my suitcase and ofter going for a walk through the streets of the city, it is a sunny day it is very good to walk and go to some park. I found a friend and i’m going to have dinner with hin after or to visita mi brother. I would like you to be here, i will miss you. See you when the holidays are over.

Hi Ana justo arrived in New York, i arrived at 5:30 al. I going to unpack my suitcase and ofter going for a walk through the streets of the city, it is a sunny day it is ver good to walk and go to some park. I found a friend and i’m going to have dinner with hin after or to visita mi brother. I would like you to be here, i will miss you. See you when the holidays are over.

Hi Ana justo arrived in New York, i arrived at 5:30 al. I going forma a walk through TVE streets of TVE city, it is a sunny day it is ver y good to walk an go to some para. I found a friend and i’m going to hace dinner with hin after por to visita mi brother. I would like you to be here, i will misa you. Ser you when TVE holidays are over.

Hi mom!¿how are you?, I,m fine, in Guanajuato there are many atractions, tomorrow, I am going to visit a new museum, also, I am going to drive to Cerro del Cubilete, it is a mountain with a bigger Cristo is very beautiful, I am not going to sleep tonight because I am going to go a Disco, and I am going to dance all night. I hope you are having fun time too. Good bye mom!.

I arrived in Veracruz this holy week I going to the beaches to swim and I goingto also go for a walk around the city and buy souvenirs I hope you are having fun in this vacation too

ATTE: esmit

hello mom. i write from italia, i going to travel at home the next wekeend. I will carry the memories you asked for. I am very excited to show you all the places I visit.

I will be home soon. I love you and miss you. Rocío.

Hi Alan! We are arrived in Korea, it´s really beautiful. i´m going to one restaurant whit Fernanda right now we think the food it´s goingo to really diferente to Mexican food. Well after eat we going to sleep in a hotel we are really tired and maybe tomorrow we arew gointo to buy a new closed and walk on the super mall. In the afternoon we going to visited different museums or monuments. This contry is really different! i´m goingo to take a some photograph to send you. See you soon, I love you Karina

Hi Aarón,how are you? I hope you are fine. I’m getting to Guanajuato, it’s cloudy so I think it’s going to rain and I love it. This night I’m going to go to a bar with my friends and we will listen some music. Tomorrow I’m going to go to some museums with they, it’s going to be a beautiful day with the rain and company.

I think Karen is going to having a party because she started to buy food and some drinks, may be is for Daniela’s birthday. I’m very happy to be here, I will write to you soon, I love you!

Hi Aarón,hoe are you? I hope you are fine. I’m getting to Guanajuato, it’s cloudy so I think it’s going to rain and I love it. This night I’m going to go to a bar with my friends and we will listen some music. Tomorrow I’m going to go to some museums with they, it’s going to be a beautiful day with the rain and company.

I think Karen is going to having a party because she started to buy food and some drinks, may be is for Daniela’s birthday. I’m very happy to be here, I will write to you soon, I love you!

Hi MOM. I just arrived in Finland. It’s a beautiful place. I’m going to visit the city. I’m going to buy some souvenirs, before I forget it. The weather is too cold. I’m going to put on many clothes. And I think I’m going to take rain boots. At night, I’m going to out to see the northern lights, I’m going to take the camera and I’m going to send you many photos. See you soon, I love you. Lizeth

Hi Tadeo I just got to CD, Mexico. I am going to the hotel Holiday Inn, then I am going go to work at the Agency in Lamborghini, After work I am going go to dinner at restaurant, I am going arrive at the hotel at 11pm. After arriving I going take a bath, and I going call you when I finish bathing. In the next day I going not work because is saturday, I going to stay at the hotel all day Saturday and Sunday.On Monday I going start back to work.

Hi Daniela! How are you? I just arrived to Puebla , I recently arrived at the hotel and I am writing this to you. Tomorrow I am going to eat mole poblano after Im goig to walk in the city and finally i will sleep. On Wednesday I am goig to meet my best friend and he is going to tell me a little about the tourist places and Thursday I will return home. I will take you a gift!!

Hi, Angelica, how are you? I just arrived in Canada and it is beautiful I hope to go in two days to Toronto I will go to all the museums that are possible and I will also eat everything I find and of course I will take you a present, I come with my daughter and she also sends you Greetings. We hope you are ok. With love Paula and Astrid

Hello iris, I am traveling through the Huasteca potosina and I will tell you what I am going to do. I’m going to swim in the cascade of old mines. My sister and I are going to eat fish. I’m going to dance at the party at night. and I’m going to buy new clothes, I hope to see you soon and I will miss you so much. I will buy you a souvenir necklace. Goodbye and greetings

Hi Gusi, I am arriving in Italia. In one week, I will go to Japan, and there I am going to eat a lot of makis. In Italia, I have the desire to eat pizza. Athena is going to buy some clothing, while I am to visit some museums. At the night, we are going to snack in the hotel or in somewhere near. Tomorrow I will send you this letter. See you.

Hi Bertha. I just arrived in España. I’m going to take a taxi to get to my hotel in Madrid and tomorrow i will to walk in the center of madrid and i wiil visit the museum “Soralla”

The next week i will travel to the beach of Malaga.

I am very excited for this trip I hope to see you soon, I love you

Hi cousin I´m going to take the bus from 9 am to Valles. When I arrive I´m going to have lunch. Please tell my mom that I´m going to be in the downtown. After I go to visit you, I´m going to do some things with my brother, I hope we going to dinner at night the whole family. See you on Saturday. Bye xx.

Hi Cris My colleagues and I have just arrived at the Huasteca Potosina. I’m going to take a bath after finishing this postcard because the heat is very hot. Let’s go to the hotel pool to freshen up. I’m going to use the bathing suit you gave me and a sunscreen. We are going to eat fritters and drink some beer. Some colleagues will take advantage of the occasion to have fun in the pool, I’m sure it will get a little crazy. I hope one day we could come together.   I’ll see you on thursday.

PS: I will buy you many gifts.

Hi, good morning, Jessica, I just got to CD, Mexico. I am going to the hotel Holiday Inn, then I am going go to work at the plant in Nissin,After work I am going go to dinner at restaurant, I am going arrive at the hotel at 8pm. I am going arrive at the hotel at 8pm, after arriving I going take a bath, and I going call you when I finish bathing. In the next day I going not work because is saturday, I going to stay at the hotel all day Saturday and Sunday.On Monday I going start back to work.

Hello gilberto how are you I hope you do very well. I’m getting to Cd. Valles the weather, it’s very hot. Today I will go straight to the grandmother’s house to eat a rich barbecue with the whole family later we will go to the river to swim. Tomorrow I will go with my friends to the bridge of God which is a very beautiful river an hour from the city where I can enjoy a boat ride along the river to reach the rock that is known as the bridge of God then we will return to the city to go to eat the richest pizza of the place in Bella Vittoria and walk for a while on the boulevard. I hope you also spend an incredible vacation friend. Take care we’ll see you in two weeks.

Hello Omar. I just arrived at my house for another long weekend. I have a lot of things to do, I still do not start them and I’m tired. First I have to wash all my clothes, and I also brought my blanket and sheets, I think I’ll wash them in the night, they’ll be dry by tomorrow. my brothers are going to rent movies to see later, my mom is going to make popcorn and snacks. My dad is going to make a lot of noise during the movie, so we’ll get a speaker to connect to the TV. tomorrow I must make the whole week’s meal, I will also go shopping. I’m going to make spaghetti and maybe potatoes with cheese. I’m also going to do my homework, you know I always leave it all for Sunday night, but I think I exaggerated this time. I’m going to do too much homework. but hey, wish me luck bye Bye

Hi Tita! I just got to Mexico City. The climate here is a bit strange, since it is a place where it is hot but it is humid at the same time, then it rains, and then the sun comes out, then it is rare. But cais is always cloudy. Today I arrive at 10 a.m. and I settled in the hotel, it is a very nice hotel. Anyway, right now I’m about to go to eat, then it’s time to leave. Hopefully one day we can travel together here. I love you, Tita, see you later. PS: I see you next Saturday.

Hi Anahi. How are you? I just arrive to Huasteca Potosina and we going to visit any places like Edward´s Castle, well this the first day. Next day we goint to Tamul waterfall and we gonna swim in the river. After that we going to visit “Puente de Dios”. The last day we gonna to visit “Sotano de las golondrinas” in Aquismon. I hope to see you soon.

Love, Roberto

Hello Daniel I just got to San Luis Potosi. I’m going to the gym later, I’m going to eat at my house Tomorrow I go to the center of the city, then I will visit my family,

I’ll go play with my cousins ​​and then we’ll go to the park My mom is going to cook lasagna and meat we will be in contact I love you see you

Hi Katy, how are you? I hope that very good. We just got my girlfriend and I to the beach. We are going to unpack our troubles when I finish writing this letter to you. the sun is very strong, but I think it’s going to come down soon. we are going to the beach later, first going to eat something. we are going to buy swimwear and sunscreen. We’re going to order shrimp tonight for dinner. I’m going to extract you a much better friend, but see you next month.

With Love, your best friend

Hi, Iván! I just arrived in Japan with my mom. We are going to unpack our bags in the airport, it was a long trip. Here in Japan is sunny and We are going to go to the Osaka Castle. I’m very excited to go there because is like a dream come true. At night We will stay in a hotel near Osaka and the next day We will get on the shinkansen bullet train to go to the Kyushu main islands. I promise that I will send you some of photos and I will try to buy a souvenir to you. Even though, I will see you here in 3 days. Love, your girlfriend. Ps. I already want to see you here.

I just arrived in Guadalajara. I am going to unpack my bags after I write this postcard. I’m going to go to Puerto Vallarta beach,I’m going to bring a hat, my swimsuit,and some sunscreen. My boyfriend and I going to play football in the beach, after that we going to order a pizza in the hotel. I’m going to miss you! See you next week.

Love Cinthia.

PS: When are you going to go this holidays?

Hi jesus! I just arrive in cancun. I am going to unpack my bags after, i write this card. I am going to swim an the beach and i am going to party at night. Cancun in beautiful, I really like to beach, I am going to enjoy my vacation, my brothers could not come with me to Cancun, it,s a shame that they could not come.

P.S.: I hope you are well and greetings from the beach

Hi Gladis! We just arrive in Mazatlan. I am going to know the hotel. It s a sunny day, tomorrow going to the visit the beach. Later we goig to out to dinner to a typical food restaurant, my sister is a bit tired, so she will sleep a Little. On Sunday we have a water activity I am going to take many photos to show you. see you soon, kisses.

Hi mommy! I’m arriving in San Luis Potosí, the trip was somewhat tired, a lady was coming talking to my side but I fell asleep. I will go to school tomorrow morning, I have a full day, first I go to the school at 7pm and I end up with electricity at 7, but the week is going fast and I will soon see you again on Friday. I love you and I send you kisses.

Hello dad: i just arrived in tokio japan,the city is beautiful,i am going to unpack the suitcase after i am going to eat noodles and sushi. i am going to travel to the city of akihabara because i like te technology,i am going to travel in subway because in tokio is very fast.i am going to miss you i love you see you next month

Hi brother I am traveling course at Columbia with my friend, the plane was very comfortable, when arrive at the airport i am going to ask eat, after i am going to buy a shopping and help my friend a look a department i am going to have dinner with my best friend i am visiting a museum in the night at the next day for the morning the theater i am going to watch to the movies his name angry birds, I am going to buy food for the weekend, but fixing the car also give a wash, i am going to visit the grandfather the next Saturday and study for the meeting Love Silvia

We just arrived in Cancun and it is more beautiful than in photos, in a few minutes we are going to arrive at the hotel that we booked, we are so excited for this trip that we were expecting, I tell you that we have many plans to make this week, in an hour we are going to eat to a restaurant that has a beautiful view of the sea and in the evening we are going to dancing with some friends to a club that is in the center of the city, very early tomorrow we are going to a park called Xcaret which is the most beautiful in Cancun , we are going to take many photos to send you, we are going to also go swimming and going to the zoo and in the last days we are going to the city center to buy clothes and souvenirs that we are going to take to you and the others.

Greetings to all, see you soon.

We love you very much: Crystal and Esmeralda.

hi cintya i just arrived in united states. i am going to buy clothes for my family and me. i am going to visit the museums and popular places. i am going to eat in diferrents restaurants because i love the exotic foof. i will buy tennis for my dad becuase he like the tennis. i will call you in this days okey? i am going to miss you. see you on vacations it is over.

Hi Vanesa I just arrived in San Luis Potosi. I am going to sleep after I am write this postcard. Then, I am going to eat a hamburguer whit my cousin Lupita. In the afternoon I and my cousin are going to go to San Luis Potosi center and we are going to buy clothes, then we are going to eat mexican food. At nigth I am going to go to dance and I am going to dance whit my friend because she loves dance. I am going to miss you! See you next weekend. Love my friend. Pd. Do exrcises.

Hi Vanesa. I just arrived in San Luis. I am going to sleep after. I write this postcard. Then, I am going to eat a hamburguer whit my cousin lupita. In the afternoon I an my cousin are going to go San Luis Potosi center and we are going to buy clothes, then we are going to eat mexican food. At nigth I am going to go to dance and I am going to dance whit my friend because she loves dance. I am going to miss you! See you to next weekend.

Hi Fanny! I just arrived in Guadalajara. I´m going to unpack my clothes and after that i´m going to walk around the city. I´m going to go to the stadium of chivas because the chivas play in this day. I´m going to eat the local food i have heard that is very delicious. I´m going to miss you! See you when the vacations it’s over.

Love Misa <3

Hi Lizeth I just arrived in monterrey. I am going to go the house after, I am going to eat chicken and patotes. tomorrow I am going to go the cerro de la silla, I am going to visit my family after, we are going to dance. I am going to play videogames with my brother and cousing it is very funny. My grandmother is going to cook gorditas and tamales it is very delicious, well I leave you. I love you. Pd. Eat friuts and vegetables

Hi brother! I’m arrive to airport of Cancun. I’m think going to search a hotel near the beach, but I do not think find, because there are a lot of reservations in high season. First i going to take a bus to get to Playa del Carmen, later i going to swim in the sea and i going to dine at a luxury hotel . Here i going to stay for 3 days and later going to take a ferry to go to Cozumel and i stay for two nigths. To finish I’m going to Xcaret for three more days. Here i going to go archaeological zones whit a friend. And we walk into caves. I need you Bro! I hope you accompany me next travel. See you next monday.

PS. I wait you in the airport. Love you

Dear Evan Hansen We’ve been way too out of touch.Things have been crazy, and it sucks that we don’t talk that much… My family an me arrived in Ireland.I’m going to unpack my camera after I write this postcard, i’m going to promise send you a photograph if I can climb the mountains. In Ireland always it’s raining but I think it’s wonderful. My mom and me are going to go to National Museum tomorrow. It’s going to be very cold that’s why I’m going to use the scarf that you give me. My father doesn’t feel like going out for dinner and my sister probably are going to order a pizza. There is nothing relevant to say. Wait for the picture. See you in another letter. Sincerely AM.

Hi Yesenia,

We just arrived in Queretaro. I’m going to get into the pool after writing this postcard. It’s going to be very hot so I’m going to put on my green hat and a sunscreen. My parents are unpacking and when they finish they will also go swimming. After swimming we will eat at the cross market, I hope they sell pozole. My father does not feel like going out to dinner tonight because we are going to eat a lot this afternoon. I’m going to miss you! See you next week.

I love you friend!

Hi Luis How are you?, I hope it´s ok. I just arrived in Zacatecas. Im going to hotel to leave my bags, later Im going to look for something to eat, Im here to visit many tourist places. Im going ti visit: Mina del Eden, later im going to vistit the Basilica, i want to see the works of art Im going to take many pictures of historic places. Im going to buy souvenirs for the family and one for you. See you on one week in S.L.P Good bye

Hello consuelo! How are you? I just arrived in Vallarta. It is very hot, I am going to go to eat seafood tomorrow, I have been told that they are delicious in this area, then I am going to walk on the beach and take some sun. At night I am going to go to a bar with my friend Arizahi. On Friday we are going to go shopping, I would like to buy some clothes. Anyway, I want to do many things. Pd. I am going to bring you a souvenir.

Hi bro how are you?? I just arrived in Cancun. I am going to my hotel,the name of my hotel is Paradisus and is very big and beautiful, tomorrow i am going to go to Xcaret with my friends Jesus and Michel, i am very very excited because xcaret is the most popular park in the world and is very big and beautiful but is very expensive and after xcaret i am going to go to the most popular club in cancun cocobongo and in this place i am going drink alcohol and dancing with a beautiful and internacional girls,and next i am going to go to visit my best friend Brian.

SEE YOU BRO I LOVE ATTE: OMAR

Dear sister. I was very pleased to receive your letter. I’m glad you’re okay. I’m on vacation right now.I have many plans!

First, next week I’m going to travel to the Canary Islands.Everybody say that the weather there is wonderful! I’ m going to there one week. When I returned, I’m going to the pool with “Lucia” Do you remember her? She always thinks of you. I wish you could come with us next summer.

In late August some friends and I are going to a party at a friends house.The house has a huge pool! So say goodbye to the holidays.

With love Oscar

Hi Liz! i Just Arrive in Japan. i’m going to eat some delicious japanese food, after i going to visit interesting place, i hope learn many thing of here. i’m going to go shopping, i will go to many clothes shop. i’m going to take many pictures of all tha things, i going to walk for the city and i’m going to meet friends in this country. i’m going to come back in one week. See you leter!! Bye.

Hello karla, I just traveled to Los Cabos, I’m going to arrive in Los Cabos at 7:00 am the city is very beautiful, I go to my apartment to sleep and I meet some celebrities because the building is exclusive, tomorrow I go to the beach to swim with white sharks and meet the whales, I go to the disco, I’m going to meet with foreign boys. See you in 1 week.

Hi Daniel! How are you?, i’m fine. I just arrived from Mexico D.F, I visited my sister that lives there. It was fun, we are visited Frida Kahlo’s house and eating in a viggan restaurant. The next week happened very fast and I had to go back. Well, I have plans for this weekend, I going to visit to my cousin to her house, the next saturday, I going to go eat chenese food to the “Barrio Chino” at 5:00 pm whit my friends and the sunday I going to the park whith my family at 12:00 pm. And you, what are you going to do the next weekend? See you later! I love you, bye.

Hi Mimi, I just got to San Luis. I’m going to unpack suitcases after writing this postcard. It’s raining now, but I think it’s going to clear up soon, I’m going to go home as soon as I get to the terminal. We’re going to the museums,shopping mall and center of the city.

See you on Friday, I love you.

Hello Juan jose : I am going to visit San Luis potosi on Friday, I would like us to know the city together. We’re going to the famous Restaurant Cielo tinto. I’m going to go his house this friday at 8:00am. We’re going to the museums,shopping mall,famous street. At night we’re going to see a movie in the Cinepolis. I’m happy!! See you soon

with love Mariana <3

Hi Mom! I just arrived in Guanajuato. I’m going to go look for food. It is very sunny now, but soon the sun will come down and I am going to go for a walk and get to know the historic center a bit. Next week I am going to go a museum that is near the hotel where I am staying and then I am going to go lunch with my friend Karen to a new Italian restaurant. I’m going to miss you! See you in a month.

I arrived to Guanajuato. I love this city. I’m going to go go the hotel to leave my bags. The weather is good, it Is a sunny day. I’m going to visit the mummy museum in the afternoon and then I’m going to go to eat at restaurant. Tomorrow I’m going to buy a map of the city to go to the all mines for know the minerals and before I’m going to walk for the city and take photos. Finally I’m going to buy souvenirs and typical candies.

I miss you so much best friend. See you next friday. Love, Mayte.

PS. What are you going to do the next weekend?

From : Jamie Tovar Hi, mom. How are you? I arrived to San Miguel de Allende , I like so mucho this place , my friend and me have an itinerary, first we going to climb the mountain of peñasco I need to wear a comfortable clouts !!! after we going to eat ice cream of mole or tacos , I know is so rarely but in this place you can buy a rarely things , my friend tell me that we going to a famous restaurant and we will eat a lot food  I will be so fat !!! I don’t worry when I will stay on home I will go to the gym  I’m tired for the school . thank you for let me come with my friend, I feel so good!

Hi Dad, I arrived in Brazil 15 minutes ago. I am with my best friends and we are going to stay here a week for our vacations. The weather is sunny now, and i think it is going to be hot all the week. I am going to go to the pool party later, after it me and my friends are going to order a hamburger in the hotel. I dont know what we are doing tomorrow, but i am going to call you and i going to tell you. See you next week dad.

How are you brother? I just want to tell you that I’m going to go to Italy in 6 hours and airport in 1 hour, so I’m going to wait outside for you to give me a ride, I’m impatient to see the vencia channels, the first thing I’m going to do is go up a gondola and I’m going to eat a pizza next to the leaning tower of pisa. So call me as soon as you can. see you soon

Hi Michel: I just arrived in San Luis Potosí. I`m going to unpack my bags after I write this letter. It is cloudy I think that it is going to rain, but I`m going to clean my room and take a shower. Tomorrow I`m going to go to the center if the sun comes and I`m going to buy food and other neccesary things and This Friday I`m going to eat with my family and We going to go to Cinema for my birthday. I`m going to miss you! See you next month. PS: What are you going to do this vacations? With Care Daniela

Hi mom, i just arrived in Jalisco, is a beatiful place.I am very excited to know this place. I´m going to take a taxi and then I´m going stay at the Hotel, i hope it´s cozy. I´m going to change my clothes because it is very hot here. i´m going to have lunch in the hotel restaurant and i´m going to go the “Plaza el Mariachi” and i´m going to buy memories por you. bye. I miss you

Hi Josue, I just arrive in San Antonio. i am going to arrive in the hous of my friend at 10:30 am. It is a day cold but is perfect to drink. i am going to go the basketball, i like to watch the Spurs vs Golden State. i am going to take the dinner after the match. I will buy a pizza and some beer.. see you in new year

Hi Amanda, I am very excited because the holiday’s are coming, my family and I will take go to the Huasteca. I will pack a lot of summer clothes, I will wear bathing suits, I will wear aún glasses, I will wear su Block for my sin since it will be very sunny, I will wear a hat or a cap. The first thing that my family and I will do is visit Xilitla all Day, then we will stay at hotel and after that we will go to dinner somenthing. The next Day we will go to visit the sótano de las golondrinas and after that we will visit the waterfalls. We will spend the rest of the days in the waterfalls. I will to miss you. Bye Amanda.

Hi Nayeli! I just arrive to Boom, Belgium .I´m going to go to the hotel, after that I´m going to take a shower and I´m goin to search for a restaurant,then I´m going to return to the hotel and I´m goint to sleep. the next day I´m going to go to the tomorrowland…I´m going to dance a lot…I´m going to have a lot of fun.

with love…jessi

Hi Paola, We just arrived in mexico. I am going to unpack our bags. It is raining now, but i think it´s going to the park when the sun comes out. We are going to eat a tacos. My friend doesn´t feel like going to be eating out a lot this week. I am going to miss you! See you next week

Hi Ary! I just arrived in London. I’m going sleep after i’m going to unpack the suitcase after. Tomorrow afternoon I’m going to go on a city tour and i’m going to drink a delicious coffee. It’s a beautiful place and the weather is very good.Tonight, I’m going to visit a friend later we are going to some restaurant to have dinner. I’m going to be here for a couple of weeks, maybe five and i’m going to take lot of pictures at downtown. See you soon,ily.

Hi Gaby I’m good, jus arrived in L.A. I’m going to go to house of my aunt Mario. Tomorrow I’m going to visit the center of city and eat something, then my mom is going out with my aunt so I’m going to watch some movie with mu cousin. see you as soon Iget back.

Hello Elsa I just got to Orlando, Florida this place is amazing. I’m going to settle in at the hotel and then I’ll go for food. I’m a little scared, my English is not so good yet, I hope that’s not a problem. I’m also going to buy the park tickets it will be fun. How sad you could not come, but I’m going to take many pictures to be able to send them. Everyone here we miss you so much we hope you get better soon. I will keep telling you everything we do. I send you a kiss.

Hi Mom! We just arrived to Real de 14. I am going to camping a week so I´m going to arm the tent with my friends. After I´m going to write a this postcard while I listen music. The weather are so hot today so I think that I´m going to buy a frappé in Real Bucks. My plans for this week are that my friends and me going to turistic places of Real de 14. Today we are going to go to the Mines, tomorrow we are going to the climb hills and rides horses. The next day we are going to visit the museaum. And we are going to eat at the local restaurants too. I´m so excited!. I have to go right now because my firends wants to go to the kiosko so.. See you next week!. I love you! Bye PS. Tell me what you will do in your week. Hannia

Hi mom! I’am going to swimming after the class. The weather is nice to do it. I’m going to do homework with my friend Ezequiel in the library. The task is about archeology I’m going to I’m going to walk my dog ​​”brownie” to the park on Thursday. See you later mom.

hello Adrián as you just arrived at my house I going to for tacos and later I’ll go to sleep tomorrow morning I going to the university from 8 to 2 in the afternoon I’m going to visit the museum I have to do a homework I did not remember tomorrow I’ll go to work in the night with my brother in law I think I’m going to have a very heavy day

Hi Carlos! How are you? I hope you’re fine! I Just arrived in Monterrey. I came to Monterrey because my sister lives here. I’m not sure but I guess she said that we’re going to go to the Santa Lucía Riverwalk and after that we’re going to eat something like pizza or makis because it’s my favorite food. We’re also going to visit the fundidora Park because we’re going to go to Sesame Street and of course we’re going to meet my hole Family there. I think the trip is going to be awesome. See you next weekend,take care Byeee!

Hi mom, I just arrived in charcas. My grandmother went to the bus station for me. The day is cloudy and cold. I think I’m going to go stadium the next day, hoping the weather improves.

i am going to take the dinner after the match. I will buy a pizza and some beer ,you recommend some restaurant.

i am going to stay in house of my grandmother tonight and for the morning i will help my grandmother in the activities in the house. see you in this week mom, i love. bye

Hi,Ximena! How are you? we are fine. My sister and I just arrived in Real de Catorce, the magical town is very beautiful. We are going to visit San Francisco de Asis in the church, I´m going to pray a few minites for my family and friends. the next thing we are going to do is going to go at the best restaurant. Iam going to ride a horse and then we are going to sightseeing for the town. In the afternoon we are going to return at home and we are going to bring many gifts and sweets typical for all. See you tomorrow.

Hello Sebastian! I just arrived at the Huasteca Potosina, I am very tired were 7 hours on the way from the city of San Luis. Tomorrow I will visit our family and we will go horseback riding to the ranch. We will also go to the Tamul waterfall. we will swim and dive in the tampaon river. later we will go by bicycle to the mountain to know the beautiful nature of the Huasteca potosina.

I would have liked you to come with me! Until the next week cousin!

I just arrived in Guanajuato, the city is beautiful, I’m going to unpack this week and I’m going to accommodate all the things in the department. The first I goint to at the best restaurant the city and then I goint to sightseeing for the city. In the night I goint to cinema with my Friends I´m goint to miss you! See you next week

Hi Wendy, I just wanted to let you know that I arrived in Tampico, the trip was a bit slow, but everything was fine. I just arrived, so I’m going to eat at a nearby restaurant, then I’m going to buy some books and at night I’m going to visit my uncles. I’m going to stay here for three days, the weather is perfect, so tomorrow I’m going to go swimming with my friends to the beach, I’m going to take sunscreen because I have no doubt that the sun is going to be very hot. and the next day I’m going to go shopping in the mall, I would like to buy clothes and a toy for my dog. That’s all I’ve planned to do here. I hope to get home, I’m going to take you a gift for Christmas and to your cat.

I hope to see you soon, take care of yourself. July love PS: we should travel together one day.

Hi, Angie. how are you? I feel very well. tomorrow I will arrive in Guanajuato to celebrate Noche Buena with my uncles. We will visit some churches and then we will ask for an inn in the neighboring houses. in the night we will light fires and candles to wait for the arrival of the gifts. I hope you spend a happy Christmas and give me something :v

Hi Isabela, how are you? I am fine. I arrived in Korea , Seoul. I am excited because it is my frist time in Korea. I am going to vistit hot springs. After sofia and I going to try busan. I am going to see the stars in to night. Mario , Carlos , Katia and Clara are going to know a Namsan tower. I don’t go see it , I love a tokyo tower. i’m going to travel a Kyoto next week because I need buy memories for the family. See you netx month. Bye brother

Hi, Mom! Just an hour ago to the city of Monterrey. It was a long trip. Right now I’m going to look for the extended Suites Hotel, I’m recommended by a friend. Tomorrow I go to visit the Paseo Santa Lucia and also the Plaza Paseo La Fe. I’m going to visit my aunt and uncles on Tuesday. Maybe I’ll go with my cousins to see a game of the Monterrey team even though my favorite team is America. For Tuesday buy a ticket to a play called “Night of the Devil ” will be near the hotel I’ll stay and go alone. On Thursday I go back to Plaza founders but now I will rent a bike and roll all afternoon. Friday I return to Matehuala, to celebrate your birthday mom.

See you, Aldo.

PD: Wait for your gift.

PD 2: I Love you mom!

Hi sean, I´m going to visit Denver on chrismas vacation, I will arrive on december 12th, my friends and I are pretending to make a reservation in two diferents hotel the first three night are arriving to Hotel Denver, Glenwood Springs and the next three night we will be staying at THE CRAWFORD HOTEL.

It’s a trip of friends from the university, really the intention of the trips is to go ice skating and skiing

And the following days, I will celebrate Christmas Day with my family that will meet me at my uncles’ house in Colorado Springs and my friends will celebrate Christmas with us.

see you later,sister :v

Hi Mom, I arrived in Paris 1 hour ago. I am with my friends and we are going to stay here a month for our vacations. The weather is cloudy now, and i think it is going to rain all the week. I am going to go to the beach later, after it me and my friends are going to order a pizza in the hotel. I dont know what we are doing tomorrow, but i am going to call you and i going to tell you. See you next month mom.Love you.

Hi!Laura I just arrived in Toluca. I´m going to buy cheese, Its rarely but i was told was delicious, after i´m going to walk around the city, I´m going to go the book fair, that is coming soon. And the afternoon i´m going to go have dinner some typical food. Well see you soon, take care!

Your friend Diana 🙂

Hi mom I’m arrive to Zacatecas City. My partners and I are going to go hotel to rest a little. Tomorrow we are going to wake up very early, because we are going to visit the mine. In the afternoon we are going to return to hotel, because it is going to rain. Some days we are going to visit diferent museums and the buffa hill. I think it will be a good week.

PS: Do you want a souvenir? I Love Mom

Hi Mom, I arrived in Ibiza 30 minutes ago. I am with my friends and we are going to stay here a week for our vacations. The weather is sunny now, and i think it is going to be hot all the week. I am going to go to the beach later, after it me and my friends are going to order a pizza in the hotel. I dont know what we are doing tomorrow, but i am going to call you and i going to tell you. See you next week mom.

Hi Mom, I arrived in Cancun 30 minutes ago. I am with my friends and we are going to stay here a week for our vacations. The weather is sunny now, and i think it is going to be hot all the week. I am going to go to the beach later, after it me and my friends are going to order a pizza in the hotel. I dont know what we are doing tomorrow, but i am going to call you and i going to tell you. See you next week mom.

Hi Gaby how are you? Im so tired I’m in Monterrey’ airport, I’m going to arrived to Chicago at 8:00 am. First, after of send you a meessage I’m going to unpack my bag and eat something because i’m so ungry, then my mom is going out with my aunt so I’m goint to watch some movie with my cousins. There’s so beautiful but is so cold too. When I finish my dinner I promise I will call you. See u.

Hi Daniel. How are you?

I´m Alex your friend remember me?

I´m going to travel with my girlfriend. We going to go Mexico city are very excited.

The monday we are going to go the Chapultepec park and We will visiting the “Angél de la Independencia”.

The tuesday we are going to visit the musuem in center town and we will going to the party

The wendsday we are going to visit girlfriend family and we will going to Six Flags.

The thursday We are going to back home.

Greetings and take care brother!!!

Hello lucero! I hope you are well. I just arrived in Zacatecas, tomorrow morning, I’m going to have coffee with a friend, later we’ll go to a plaza, the next day we’ll go shopping, I hope to find nice clothes, in the afternoon i´m going to a luxurious restaurant , I´m going to know several parts of the city that I find interesting. I will take you a memory of my trip

Hello Sister We just got here from Matamoros. I’m going to get our dogs out after writing this letter. It’s getting cold now, but I think it’s going to be removed soon. Let’s go to the square when the sun comes up. It’s going to be a lot ” hot ” I’m going to bring lemon snow. We’re going to order a pizza this afternoon but do not tell our father please. See you at night

Dear Danny. I love you and I’m going to tell you about the place I visited. I went to a museum, I was going to take a picture, but they didn’t let me do it. I think we can go there someday and we are going to a cada after that, and we are going to the movies on the next day. Yours, Erick.

Hello Soni how are you doing?

I am writing to tell you that at this moment I am in 5th semester of nursing school, I am close to finishing college. I’m going to wait for this December vacation to meet and talk and I miss you.

and you will see that I am going to collect money to be able to go shopping and enjoy those holidays.

It starts to get cold in San Luis but soon it will go lower the temperature as the winter progresses.

I am going to have fun during my stay in your state of residence and it will be fun.

P.S. take care of yourself and soon we will see each other.

Atte: Estefania Tovar

Hello Andrea I just arrived in Cancun. I’m at the hotel and I have a beautiful view of the sea, I love it! In 1 hour we going to go to eat some delicious shrimp. At night we going to go to a club to dance with my friends. Tomorrow morning we going to visit “Chichen-Itza” everyone says that this is the best! So I’m very excited. The next morning we going to visit “Isla Mujeres”, they say that the sand is white and I going to take opportunity to take pictures. I am very excited and I want to see you to tell you personally. See you soon friend! Kisses

Mi plans are…. I am going to unpack our bags after I write this postcard.Iam going to play the guitar the next weekend, I am going to watch movie the next month, I am going to buy two dress for my birthday because I want see me beautiful in this day. Iam going to visit my cousin in Monterrey, i am going to visit the park “Fundidora” with they.

Hi Angel!How are you? I arrived in Venice 5 minutes ago. I´m going to tell you what am I going to do this week, I have a lot of plans. First i am going to go sightseeing with my friends, to meet all we can about the city. After that we are going to St. Mark’s Square that is the most famous from Venice. Then we are going to have dinner i am going to order Pasta e fagioli. Tomorrow we are going to go to Burano, it´s an islan where every house is colorful, you have to see them. Next day we are going to go to the Correr museum what is the most important museum in the city, there are all about the city´s history. And the other days we don´t know what more to do yet, but i am going to tell you next postcard. love, Esme 🙂 Wish you were here!

Hi Jesus! I just arrived at puerto vallarta! It is really beautiful to go swimming in the hotel pool and then I will walk to the beach, in the night I going to to a dance clubwith my friends! Take care see you soon. Love you!

Hi mother! I am talking to you from Monterrey, i am so excited to see you again. I am going to cook a bolognese spaghetti when you get home and i am going to prepare your favorite dessert. My mother is going to take the car to repair it because it doesn’t work and she wants to pick up you.

There is going to be a concert tomorrow, my siblings and i want to go but i have an exam, and they have a lot homework. However, we are going to stay home daylong. I am going to take care my nephews on weekend and my mother is going to go to church. Well, i am going to write you later, i have to study for my exam. See you mom!

hi mama I’m arriving at navasota tx, my dad still does not come for me to the central but I come very tired, the first thing I will come to the house is to eat and sleep for a while to go tomorrow to buy everything necessary, the fastest possible. tomorrow I’m going to mark you at 10:00 a.m. so you can tell me everything you need to buy, we’ll talk later, I love you a lot, my father is marking me

Hi Daisy i just arrived in Pris, Francia, it was a long trip. this week i am going to walk through the streets and learn more about this place. for the afternoon i am going to go on a date with some friends, also we are going to go to the eiffel tower. then i am going to do some outdoor activities and finally i am going to buy some gifts and memories for you. i miss you with love jessica

I’m coming to Monterrey. I am very excited, tomorrow I´m going to visit the Fundidora park, I´m going to take many pictures, and I´m going to get on the zip line. Then I´m going to walk along the Santa Lucia promenade, I think it will be amazing. I’m going to visit my friends, and then we are going to eat hamburgers at Muncher House, they’re delicious. At night we are going to dance and sing at The City Club, we will have an amazing time. Next Friday I´m going to travel to Santiago, where I can visit the “Cola de Caballo” waterfall. I’m going to swim for a long time, I’m going to relax and enjoy this experience. On Friday I´m travel back to San Luis, and on Monday I´m going go to the university.

I send you regards.

Hi Mom! I just arrived in Dallas, my dad was already waiting for me at the bus station, he told me that we will go to dinner at the Golden Corral restaurant after leaving my bags in the apartment. I’ll send you a picture of our meals! Tomorrow I plan to go jogging in the morning in the nearby park and have breakfast. I’ll wait for my dad to arrive and then I’ll tell him to come with me to the mall to buy me some clothes and some tennis. On Sunday we will visit the Cathedral of the Virgin of Guadalupe in the center of the city, and my father told me that during the week he expects to arrive early from his work to visit my uncle in Garland. On Sunday I will also go with my dad to buy food for the whole week to the super. As we go around doing more things, I’ll tell you how it goes! I love you mom!

Hello Angie I am going to play foot-ball on sataurday if you want to come, we are going to travell to Mexico if we win, so you are invited too. I think I am going to pass all of my exams with a 10. Mi friends and I are going to go to eat wings. See you. Pablo

I just arrived in Paris, France. It’s beautiful here! I’m going to get to my hotel while I write this. Tomorrow, first I´m going to visit the Eiffel Tower, then I’m going to visit the Notre Dame Cathedral. The next day, I´m going to visit the bridge of padlocks and then I´m going to the Louvre Museum. This week will be fantastic! I promise to write you soon. I miss you.

Love, Nessa.

Hi Arturo I just arrived in Guanajuato, it’s beautiful here, I’m going to get to my hotel while I write this. It is cold, but I think it´s going to be warmer tomorrow, remember everything you recommended me so this week I´m going to do many things while I am here, first I´m going to visit your university, then I´m going to eat at the market near the university, and I’m going to visit some museums. the next day I´m going to visit the alley of the kiss, although I’m going to go alone hahaha. I’m going to see the mummies too and i´m going to walk the streets and take some pictures. I hope to see you soon

Love, Montse

Hi mom and dad! We just arrived to Madrid, Spain. We are going to unpack the suitcase and probably we are going to sleep because here it´s night. Tomorrow we are going to take a walk around the city my friends Jonah and Corbyn want going to visit some art museums. I bought a camera so I´m going to take lots of pictures. After that we are going to buy clothes and going to return to the hotel. I´m going to take a shower and finally we have tickets for a festival and we are going to see our favorite band sing. I’m going to miss you! See you next weekend. Love,Erick.

Hi cousin In the valleys it’s raining very hard, I’m writing to tell you that I miss you so much, I have many things to do this week, I have practices when I leave university. tell me ami that I miss her so much and I’ll be visiting soon

Hi Isela! I just arrived arrived in Oaxaca. I’m going to rest in the hotel for a few hours and after tha I’m going to wlak around the village. I’m goint to know The Catedral of Oaxaca and I’m going to have breakfast at some trdicional restaurant. More later I’m going to visit my friend, she live here. I’m going to miss you. I love you. See you when the vacaction it’s over .

¡Hello Mom! In this week I will be of visit in Monterrey, to seeing a game of my favorite team “Tigres”, maybe i’m going to visit my cousins. Also I will go to raise myself to the mechanical games in “Bosque Mágico”, I see you next week when already return to the house.

Hi Mom! I just got to vallarta a few minutes ago. I feel very tired but I’m on my way to the hotel. After that I’m going to the spa, you know something about life in life. Hopefully we are in “el malecom”, I take many photos. I go to plaza galleries and buy some things. And, maybe I’ll take some photos to urge and I’ll be with my friends here, I’ll send you all my photos. You’re the best. XOXO, Bye

¡Hello Maricruz! This week I am visiting your city; I was going to visit the pyramids on Tuesday at 5:00 AM. I bought the tickets yesterday. I am very excited to know where you were born. I am going to eat at the restaurant “la posada”. I am going to buy those beautiful bracelets that you like so much, I would like you to be here. I am going to take my flight in the afternoon; But first I’ll go see your mother.

I miss you so much. with love ROCIO

Hi mom. I hope you are very well. Krissia and I have just arrived at our new house. It was hard to get here, but we did it. I’m going to eat pasta with meat today, and at night I’m going to bake pancakes. Tomorrow early I will go to run and when I arrive I will take a shower. Krissia will go to school and later I will pick her up; After that, I’m going home. I hope to find you there.

I love you.

Attentively; Daniela

Hi, Dad I just got to Acapulco with the guys. I’m going to say hello to my cousins after unpacking. It’s going to be a nice day to wear a new dress. Later I’ll go to the beach with all the cousins but before I go shopping with my cousin Valeria to buy a bathing suit as we forget. In the evening I’ll go to dinner with the family. I would like to talk to my guys about your plans to visit but let it be surprise I’m going to miss you, I’ll take good care of you I promise, see you next month.

Hi Alondra! I just arrived to the new city. Im going to take a shower because the airport is far from the hotel and i walk from there. However,after unpacking im going to buy a new clothes because is going to be cold here. Tomorrow I’m going to have dinner with my cousins and the next I’m going to visit the museum with them,i think is gonna be full because the new exhibition of Tim Burton. Im going to tell you everything that happens to me in this trip, see you soon.

Love Leonardo

Hi bro! I just arrived in the new city. Im going to take a shower because the airport is far from the hotel and i walk from there. However,after unpacking im going to buy a mew clothes because is to cold here. Im going to tell you everything that happens to me in this trip, see you soon.

Hi Mary! I arrived to Zacatecas; the people here are amazing, very friendly. I’m going to visit the cathedral and will take some photos. Maybe I will buy souvenirs for you and your family; I saw some necklaces of your favorites. After I’m going to Cerro de la Bufa, some friends say me about this place is beautiful. At night I’m going to Mina El Eden, I will drink some beers to have a good time. I want see you, I promise to visit you after this adventure. With love, Alexis.

Hi mother! I am talking from San Luis Potosí, i am so excited to see you again. I am going to cook a cake when you get home and i am going to prepare your favorite soup. My mother is going to take the car to repair it because it doesn´t work and she wants to pick up you.

Hi Maggie! I arrived to Canada last week and I had a new apartament, now Im going to unpacket my clothes and my objets haha. Next monday, I’m going to visit the cinema of the city for the first time, then, I’m going to eat a delicious salad, after that i’m going to walk around the city. I’m going to miss you!

Love u, David Gallegos!

Hi mom! We just arrived to Berlín, Germany. We are going to unpack the suitcase and probably we are going to sleep because here it’s night. Tomorrow we are going to walk around the city and We would like to visit the Berlin Wall. After that, we are going to eat out, we want some “Mett and Bratkartoffeln” and, obviously, drink beer. Finally, in our last day, we are going to visit the olympic stadium, in there was the olympic games and a world cup of soccer.

There are our plans, mom. Eduardo and I, send you a big hug and a lot of kisses. We miss you!

Hi mom! I just arrive in NY a few minutes ago. I feel so tired but I`m on my way to the hotel. After that I`m going to the spa you know some massanges legthen life. I wish we can meet in “Blue Hill” and will go to the stadium and watch the game. I`m going to the 5th Avenue and buy some things. And, maybe i`ll take some pictures for insta hahaha. XOXO, Bye

Hi Ricardo I just arrived in Guanajuato, the city is beautiful, I’m going to unpack this week and I’m going to accommodate all the things in the department. The first thing I plan to visit is the university and underground tunnels I will visit them in two weeks when I manage to fix everything here

with love Karen

Hi mom! I just arrived in San Luis Potosí. I’m going to the Registro Agrario for your documents. I’m going to eat something after having your documents. After that I’m going to my departament and do homework. I’m going to miss you. See you in a month.

All the love, Marisol

I just want you to know that I just arrived in Guadalajara. I’m going to unpack my suitcase after writing. Today the day is very beautiful, it is a bit hot. I will go to the center for a while, to know a little more, apparently later it will be hotter the day, so I’m going to put on a hat and a lot of sunscreen. I would like to visit many places and discover more here, and capture beautiful places in my mind. In the night I’ll go dancing, maybe I’ll find someone I like. I will miss you! See you next week. I love you!

Hi Mom. I just got to the house of the valleys. After writing this postcard, I’m going to unpack my suitcase. My uncles are not there, so I’ll prepare something to eat and watch TV a little. I will take the dog for a walk with my cousin when he arrives from school, we will spend some time in the park so that the dog plays well, while we talk about our weekend. I love you so much mom I’ll miss you

Acabo de llegar a México. Voy a ver a Melissa después de escribir este mensaje. El dia esta hermoso. Esta soleado ahora, por eso iremos a un lago a un rato. Va a hacer mucho calor por eso, por una pizza y unas aguas heladas. Vamos al teatro con mis primas. Melissa no quiere ir a la fiesta en Puebla por que iremos a el cine. ¡Te quiero papi!

PD: ¡Ojalá estuvieras aquí!

good day billy i came to the university’s library right now. I am going to study all afternoon. I am going to borrow a book about history and i’m going to read it tonight. In some hours i’m going to take a break for lunch, and i like to chat with you about “that”. my history teacher is going to help me to find a good bibliography, but before i’m going to finish my online activity for my english homework, bye.

Dear Italia: Hi my friend! how are you? I arrived to Mazatlan, I am very excited for this travel I planed activities for a week for example I am going to walk in a “pulmonia”, I am going dance whith the band because the band is the music more popular in the Mazatlan and I really like it, and other activity planned I am going meet new persons, because the people in Mazatlan are really friendly and fun, on the other hand I am going swim all day in the sea, the sea is really beautiful, and I am going walk to the seashore, well is all, I hope you are well and I send you a hug, see you soon.

Hi mom: I just got to Mazatlan. I’m going to unpack my suitcase after writing this postcard. It is very sunny and hot the day. I’ll go to the beach for a while. It’s going to be very hot. I’m going to a hat and a sunscreen, I really do not want to burn because I’m in a bathing suit. I would like to see the atarceder and capture in my mind such a beautiful moment. In the night I’ll go out to dance, maybe I’ll find someone I like. I will miss you! See you next week. I love you!

Hi Juan! I just arrived in Guanajuato. I am going to unpack my bags after I write this card. The weather is cold now, but I think it’s going to clear up soon. I going to the “Callejon del beso” when the sun comes out. I’m going to bring a hat and sunglasses. I going to order boneless tonight. My brother doesn’t feel like going out for dinner tonight because we’re going to be out a lot this week. I’m going to miss you! See you next weekend. Love, Karla.

Hello Julián!

I’ve just arrived to Tampico, i came with paty and her dad. We going to be here this weekend. We´re going to visit playa miramar and the malecon. On sunday we’re going to laguna del carpintero but they says that place doesn’t have nothing interesting, just a lot of crocodiles and delinquents. At night we’re goint to have dinner, we don’t know where yet, but it going to be some fast because we are tired, we traveled about 5 hours

Hello Jessica! how are you? I have arrived to Guadalajara. Is a beautiful city. Tomorrow I’m going to the cinema with Karen. On saturday I’m going to visit my cousin Andres, we are going to restaurant. Now it’s rainy and I’m going to prepare a tea. I’m very happy! I’am going to miss you. See you with the vacation it’s over.

Hello Daniel. I just got to Vallarta. I’m going to unpack my bag after writing this postcard. It’s raining now, but I think it’s going to clear up soon. I’ll go to the beach when the sun comes up. It’s going to be very hot. I’m going to bring an umbrella, a hat and a sunscreen. I’m going to order a pizza tonight. My son does not feel like going out to dinner tonight because we are going to eat a lot this week. I will miss you! See you next week. Love your princess PS: I miss you.

Hi Mom I just arrived with a standard to Dallas. I’m going to put our things in the room and then I’m going to eat with my cousins. It’s very sunny. I’ll put on sunscreen and I’ll carry an umbrella so I do not get burned. with norm we are going to visit some friends at night and maybe we are going to dance but only for a while because I am tired and I already want to sleep. tomorrow from very early I will do different activities and I want to have energy. I’ll write you soon ok Take care of yourself and say hello to my dad PS: I’m going to buy a souvenir from here

Dear sister:

I have arrived to Munich, it’s a beautiful city according all the places I’ve seen from the car. Tomorrow I am going to take a breakfast with the girl I’m in love, I hope to take her Marienplatz at the night. The day after tomorrow I’m gonna go out with all my friends to the bar, we are goning to celebrate my birthday. On wednesday I’m going to go to a job interview, I really want to stay in this city at least for one year. I miss you and I miss my mom too, give her all my love. I promisse I’ll call you later.

A big hug, Rubén.

Hi Mom: Today I am coming to Venice, this week I hope to go for a walk in the streets, my friends say it is a romantic city and I will love it. On Wednesday of this week I will go to the best restaurant in the city, I will send you photos and I hope to find some nice memories to take it.

I love you and I miss everyone, greetings. Emily.

Hi Erika, how are you; I pray you stay ok. I still staying in Italy, It´s a wonderfull country. I only want to tell you i´m going to the Pisa tower tomorrow and after that i will go to the colisium.

I´m going to miss you a lot of! I will be waiting to see you soon.

Love you: Lalo

I have just arrived in Valles, I feel very well, I will have pizza and milk and then I will sleep because the trip was tired. Tomorrow I will go to practice I hope it goes very well it will be my first day and I am nervous but I will save energies to give the best of me.

Soon we will see you mommy

I love your daughter Ariana

Hi mom! We just arrived in Querétaro. I am going to have breakfast after i write this postcard. It’s very hot in here. In a while we´re going to go to a vineyard, after we´re going to go to a Peña de Bernal. I’m going to take lots of potos and buy some things for you. See you in December!

I miss you!

Hello Claudia, I just arrived in Argentina. I will arrive at the airport at 7:30 a.m. It’s a cloudy day but it’s perfect for walking. I’m going to soccer, I like to see Boca Juniors. I’m going to have dinner after the game. I’ll buy a pizza and a little beer, they recommended a restaurant.

PS: I’m going to stay in a hotel in the center. see you.

Hi, sister We just arrived in Durango. I’m going to unpack our bags after taking a bath. The sky is cloudy, but I think it will clear up soon. Let’s go for a walk when the sun comes up. It looks like it’s going to make it a lot hot I’m going to buy a sunscreen. I’ll miss you, I’ll see you next month

Hi son, I hope you find yourself well.

I’m coming to Mexico City, the weather is very nice. in the afternoon I will go out with my colleagues from the university to visit some very important companies, then we will go for a while to a very nice part that is close to the hotel. Then we will return to the hotel to rest and thus have a lot of energy to go shopping tomorrow. Your mother loves you very much.

Hi Mom. We have just come to San Luis Potosi. I’m going to unpack the suitcase and the food that you gave me. It is cool now, but it is not seen that go to rain (I hope). I’m going to start to begin to do my homework at once, it’s going to be a long night and prepare a little coffee to endure. The boys and I are going to order a pizza because we arrived with very hungry. This week is going to be very heavy, I’m going to have tests on monday and wednesday and Tuesday and Thursday I’m going to have to go to the laboratory and deliver tasks. I’m gonna miss you! I see you on Friday without fail. Loves your son Cristian.

Hi Dany i,m in Roma. Today im going to travel around the country, firstable i want to meet the Trevi´s fountain im going to take some snaps for send you after i´ll eat some pizza in a good restaurant and drink a wine cupe, only one because i don´t wanna get drunk, ok maybe two. I miss you with love Montse.

Dany, hello, how are you? I just got to Spain, I thought I should send you a picture of where I am. Tomorrow I going to visit Malaga, and I hope to bring you a memory, in two days I going to Barcelona, where I will be for three days. then I going to dinner at some typical restaurants. When I’m going to Paris, I’ll send other postcards. that are well I love you cousin.

Hi Oscar, how are you? I just arrived to Mexico City, i´m going to buy a ticket for the hell and heaven metal fest and i´m going to eat a big torta at the Salon Corona, but first i´m going to take a shower at the hotel that you recommended me. Tomorrow i´m going to go early at the supermarket for a new camera for record everything of the show, i wish you could be here for enjoy the concert we need plan the trip for the next year, you can not lose this, i´m going to buy the tshirt you asked me. See you the next week

Hello Nallely I just arrive to Arizona. I+m going to check in to the hotel and rest from the journey later. I love here. it´s very sunny and wrm. i write this e-mail to check on you, because I want to see you, while i´m here in tpwn. i´m goingo to wear the dress you bought me last chritsmas and hope we´re going to have a good time when we meet. Please text me so we can meet and going to have some fun. Creetings Paty P.S. You´re going to love m new look.

I have just arrived in Mexico with the whole family, we are going to spend the first night in Mexico City, they say that this place is very beautiful, that there are many taco stands, and find some mariachi; tomorrow we are going to go to chapultepec, I am very excited about this trip !! I’m going to miss you a lot, take care of yourself, see you, have a nice vacations!!

H Karina, I just arrived in Alameda, California, the travel was very tired but tomorrow we will travel to Las Vegas, we are going to stay at the Great Cesar’s Palace, we are going to go to see the shows in the city center, then we will eat a big buffet around the city, as we are older than age both, we are going to go to a casino to bet a little, my uncle is known by a great local singer and we are going to meet other celebrities like Maroon 5, I come back in two weeks, I will miss them. Love you! PS: I hope they are well and I promise to bring back memories

Hello Oscar

We just got a hot eye and I’m going to take a bath after writing this postcard. Now it’s very cold and I’m going to prepare coffee for all of us. My family and I are going to go to the pool of this beautiful farm when it is sunny and we are also going to order a pizza. Tonight we are going to dinner to a retaurant the other families are not going to go with us.Tomorrow I’m going to go buy souvenirs. See you next week. I’m going to miss you.

PD: Thanks for your friendship.

Hi karina, I just arrived in Toluca, the travel was very tired, but I am going to unpacks my bags and relax a moment in the hotel after I wrrite this postcard. The hotel is very nice, it has acconditionated air, very good because the people say that it will be too hot these days. I´m going to eat something light and so I am going to return to the hotel and I am goint to go to bed early because tomorrow I am going to compete very early. The race will be too difficult because the other runners are very fast. After to the race I will be too tired, so I am not going to go to hang out all the day, but maybe the next day I am going to go to the downtown for meet the city. It´s will be funny.

I miss you, I would wish you are here.

Se you soon.

Hello uriel , I just arrive in Madrid. i am going to arrive in the airport at 5:00 am. It is a day sunny is perfect to walk and take photos. i am going to go the soccer, i like to watch the soccer club Real Madrid. i am going to take the dinner after the match. I will buy a paella and some beer, you me recommend some restaurant? .

i am going to stay in a hotel in the center. see you in this week, bye beware

Hi Mom I just arrived in Canada, the first thing I going to do is unpack my suitcase, decorate my room, and then I going to go for a walk to get to know the neighborhood, tomorrow morning I going to the university to register, in the afternoon I going to meet the city and visit my friends and at night I hope to party

I love you mom, I’ll call you soon

Hi Erika I´m going to go Florida. I will arrive to airport at 8 a.m. the day is sunny perfect to go to the park and go to swim. Also, we can go to the mall and go shopping and chat a little bit about our lives.My family and I are going to the zoo but I would like you to come over with us. I would like to see you soon. kisses and hugs. Daniela

Hi Aunt My family and I just arrived at the beach and we are on our way to the hotel, this will be a great week, today we will just have dinner and sleep, the other days we will go to the beach to swim, the hotel at night has shows and for the day activities at sea, we will take photos with family for the memories before retirning home I love very much aunt Kisses and hugs, see you in a week Sincerely, Adriana

Hello Nivardo, We just arrived at Queretaro. I’m going to go see my sister-in-law after unpacking. It is with very good weather, but I think it’s going to rain soon. We will go to the center when the sun comes out of the university. It will be very fun. I’ll buy you a hat and clothes for summer. We’re going to order a pizza for dinner. Your mom and I are going to be anxious all week until you arrive. I will miss you! See you next week.

Ana loves you

Hello Carina, I just arrived in France. I will arrive at the airport at 9:40 a.m. It’s a sunny day and it’s perfect to visit the Eifell tower I’m going to a fine restaurant that’s out there if you want to join me in the afternoon. I’m going to visit the galleries afterwards and I’ll be walking at night to the center to see all the lights that are in Paris.

I’m staying at the hotel Le Regent Montmatre. see you in this week I love you friend.

Darling Licy

Hi, Yesterday I saw a very interesting film and it has continuation, so today I’ll see the second part, after I do my laboratory practice. tomorrow I’ll go buy a gift to thank a friend for her time. and then I’ll go visit a friend. At night they invited me to dinner, so I’ll go out to dinner with some friends to a restaurant that I love. Well, goodbye. I hope you find yourself fantastic. With love Mariana C.J.

Hi Irlanda, I just arrived in Toluca, the travel was very tired, but I am going to unpacks my bags and relax a moment in the hotel after I wrrite this postcard. The hotel is very nice, it has acconditionated air, very good because the people say that it will be too hot these days. I´m going to eat something light and so I am going to return to the hotel and I am goint to go to bed early because tomorrow I am going to compete very early. The race will be too difficult because the other runners are very fast. After to the race I will be too tired, so I am not going to go to hang out all the day, but maybe the next day I am going to go to the downtown for meet the city. It´s will be funny.

we just arrived in Quintana Roo, we are going to go hotel after had ate, it is cold for luck, i have chaqueta, we are going to visit the city, i am going yo buy much souvenirs for theirs, we going to go beach and after to the hotel, for bathe and we going to go the dance a disco, we love them and soon we will return home, while they enjoy the days that we are not and do interesting things, while here we will get bored, we will miss them !!! See you next week

love parents

Hello monse, how are you? I hope you are well. I just arrived in Tamasopo. This place is amazing, here are many tourist attractions. Today I’m going to go with a cousin to have breakfast and then we go to swim to the waterfalls. I miss you so much, when I get back, we’re going to eat okay? Anyway, I’m going to unpack. Take care!

Hello friend, how have you been ?, I really want to go to the first film of the Avengers in 4Dx, the next week, I am angry that we will go together, with our respective girlfriends, thanks for the idea of ​​attending together, It will have to be interesting. I hope the day arrives.

See you. Israel Pantoja.

Hi Montse We just arrived in Altamira. I’m going to go to the beach Miramar after let’s go have dinner with my mom and my aunt to the tacos. I’m going to do the homework to have the whole week free and be able to go downtown. good at what you will come I going to walk all the, I hope to find a nice park. I’m going to unpack our bags after writing this postcard. I hope they let you come here

Your cousin wants you

Hi Dani, I just arrived in Cancún.I´m going to beach with my boyfriend and my mom after I write this postcard.At the night we´re going to a restaurant for dinner and then we´re going to “Coco Bongo” to dance Tomorrow, We´re going to “Isla Mujeres”. And i love Cancun it´s amazing. I´m going to miss you! See you when the vacation it´s over.

Love Andrea

Hi Abi! I just arrived in Los Angeles California. I´m going to take a taxi to go to my aunt´s house. After send you this message i´mgoing to unpack my bag and eat something good here. Los Angeles so beautiful but is so hot too. When i finish my dinner, promise i will call you. See you , my tiny sister.

Love, Fernando.

Hello mom, how are you?i just arrive in canada, its very cold. I am going to go New denver. I am very happy, its snowy. Tomorrow i am going to go skiing, at night i am going to camping in some cabins and the next day i am going to go hunting bears. see you later. bye

We arrived in Cancun 2 hours ago, and they just delivered the keys to our rooms, now I write you and after finishing the text, unpacking my bags to change and go to eat since everything is included and the banquets then I think we are going to eat very good, and then to the beach, the safest thing is that in the night I go out with my friends to a bar to meet and have a good time. I think it’s going to rain later and tomorrow we will go to the malecom I think the weather will be hotter tomorrow My parents are so happy they say that in the night We go to diner fish in a elegant restaurant. I’m fine mom and I behave well.

When are you going to go on holiday?

See you next week

PD: Take care and we are in contact

Hello mom I`m arriving to Mty and im going to stay with my aunt during three days and then I’m going to visit my grandfather. We have plans for today, we are going to the cinema and then we are eating tacos. I really miss you.

With love , Hazel.

We arrived in Cancun 2 hours ago, and they just delivered the keys to our rooms, now I write you and after finishing the text, unpack my bags to change and go to eat since everything is included and banquets then I think we will eat very well, and then to the beach, the safest thing is that in the night I go out with my friends to a bar to meet and have some fun. I’m fine mom and I behave well.

PD: Care a lot and we are in contact

I just arrived to Puerto Vallarta. It is so hot and sunny, I’m in a beautiful hotel, it have a big swimming pool, later I’m going to swim. My parents are so happy they say that in the night We going to diner fish in a elegant restaurant. Tomorrow We going take a tour in the cea and I’m going swim with dolphins.we going to back at home on friday night and I hope see you on saturday!

Kiss and love Abril 🙂

Dear :Angelica.

We are arrived in Cancun. I am going to stay one week here so i know absolutely all. I am going to walk in the beach. Maybe tomorrow going to visit xcaret because i saw some picture and i think is very very beautiful. i hope can visit this place because all week i like be in the beach because you know i love the beach. So i hope see soon. best wishes.Ary

I just arrived in Barcelona. It’s 4 a.m. in Mexico and 11 a.m. here! It’s crazy! It’s a sunny and beautiful day. Now I’m going to the hotel to take a bath and then walk around the city. First, I’m going to visit Temple of Sagrada Familia, Temple of Sagrado Corazón and Arch of Triumph. After that I’m going to eat some for dinner and then I’m going to sleep. Tomorrow I’m going to go to the Camp Nou Stadium to watch the soccer game of Barcelona because I’m really fan and you know that.

I wish you were here with me because I really miss you but,I promise to send you many pictures! See you next month.

Love, your favorite sister.

PS: Don’t forget me.

Hi Pablo! How are you? I’m very good. We just arrived in Miami beach. I am going to buy some things to go to the beach in these days. It is cold now, but we think it going to be hot . We’re going to go to the supermarket when we need some things to the foods. It’s going to be very hot. I’m going to buy clothes to fresh me. We’re going to order burgers this afternoon. Tomorrow we going to swim at the pool because we like swim very much.

I’m going to miss you! See you next week. Bye Pablo.

DEAR YESENIA. Hello sister , i send you this letter waiting a asnwer about “how are you”, but i want tell you other things too!! In the last letter, i wrote something about a possible trip, well i did and it was amazing, i traveled to colombia because of carnival in Cartagena de Indias of this city, you know that i have a friend in Colombia so i visit him and stay at his home.

im going to other places in this country and I fell in love with the beaches, Colombia is a paradise, no matter the problems of the country, the people are very friendly. the best food of this place is the Paisa tray that has a mixture of flavors with ground meat, pork rinds, avocado, sauce, egg, beans, rice, a small arepa, and frequently, 2 or 3 types of sausages. Today I’m going to the Archipelago of San Andrés to know the landscapes that captivate between mangrove forests, palm trees, coral reefs and sea grasslands that surround white sand beaches, considered among the most beautiful in America.

I am destitute of you and take care of the family until soon.

love, yesenia

Hello monsse, I just arrived in London. I will come to know the city after writing you this letter. the weather is very sunny and so I look out the window probably rain in the night. I will go out to a bar and have dinner with some friends and maybe we will have a party tomorrow, I also want to visit the tower of London that says it looks beautiful at night, maybe visit some of its most beautiful views. I’ll miss you all week, I wish you were here.

with love, anahi. i miss you.

Hi Gerardo , I just arrive in Canada. I am going to arrive in the airport at 7:30 am. It is a cloduy day but is perfect to walk.

I am going to visit the mall, i would like to buy some clothes for the week.

I am going to take the dinner after visiting the mall. I will buy a salad and some juice ,you recommend some restaurant.

I am going to stay in a hotel in the center. see you in this week.

Hi Mauricio, I just arrive in Mexico, the travel was very long, I’m tired, right now I’m Going to take a bath, I’m Just wanted to tell you about how beautiful Mexico is before, i’m very exciting for tomorrow, I will going to Coldplay Concert at Foro Sol, anyway, I’ll going to buy you something , like a souvenir , I hope you like it, I really miss you right now! See you in one week. Bye.

Hi David how are you ?, I hope that well, friend an apology for not being able to go to see these days, I was not around the city, and at this moment I’m coming to the city, it seems if I happen to see you on saturday In the morning, we can go to breakfast, since at this moment I am going to see my parents. Today I go to see my family, we will go to eat and then watch soccer, that’s why I have a busy day, I hope and it does not bother you.

Also, this week I will have a lot of work, and that is why the only day I have free is Saturday.

So, on Saturday we see each other, I say goodbye, since I’m going to have a coffee and then take a bath.

Hello Sister We are coming to Acapulco. We are going to unpack and then we are going to eat. My dad wants us to visit the creek tomorrow. It is very hot here on the beach. Today in the afternoon we will go to the beach. I will not swim, but I will go with my brothers to take care of their things. I’ll miss you a lot. I hope you come back soon from Merida. love you sister

How are you? yesterday I arrived in Guadalajara. Today I’m going to unpack my suitcases after I breakfast. It is a very sunny day so I’m going to wear comfortable clothes and sunscreen. Tomorrow I’m going to visit The wax museum, I’m happy because it seems that it is not going to rain.

I lost my cell phone so I’m going to ask for a phone loaned to the hotel to call you, I’m going to miss you!

See you soon sister, I love you.

How are you? yesterday I arrived in Guadalajara. Today I’m going to unpack my suitcases after I breakfast. It is a very sunny day so I’m going to wear comfortable clothes and sunscreen. Tomorrow I’m going to visit The wax museum, I’m happy because it seems that it is not going to rain.

I lost my cell phone so I promise that as soon as I can I will call you. You will arrive by me to the bus terminal on Friday at 8:00 p.m.

I know that someday we will meet together this beautiful place.

Bye sister, I love you…

Hi Mom We arrived in Monterrey. The city is beautiful but it’s very hot now. I going to unpack my bags afther I going to know the city. We are going to eat cabrito at a the restaurant, after we are going to buy food foll all week.When I finish I promise I will call you. I’m going to miss you!

With love Lisset <3

Hello Pau, i just arrived in Canada. I am I´m going to take a taxi to go to my aunt´s house after I write this postcard. It is sunday, and I think i’m going to walk in the dowton. After maybe i’m going to go to the zoo. Tomorrow at 6:00am i’m goingo to hospital to visit my cousin. Rigth now i’m going to buy something for her. On Thursday i’m going to airport for come back with you. I miss you so much.

Hi Mom! I hope you are fine. I just arrive in New York. IT’S AMAZING! We are going to dinner in the restaurant hotel. This hotel is so big and the personal is so friendly. Tomorrow morning we are going to attend the Bronx to a softball team exhibition game of that place. Then, we are going to play versus St. Louis Cardinals and versus Tampa Bay Rays. If we win, we are going to go Washington the next week. Wish us good luck! After dinner, the team and i are going to shop at the mall and sleep early. I miss you so much! Love you.

Hi Ana! i just arrived to Barcelona. I’m going to unpack in the room and after that i’m going to walk arround the city. I’m going to go to Barcelona football stadium, after that I’m going to the Barceloneta area, is one of the most popular districts of Barcelona with a great charisma in the streets. I hope to know good places to eat and walk all the streets that can from Barcelona. I’m going to tell continue about the places that i’m visiting.

Dear Mum and Dad. Paty and I are having a great time here, in Hidalgo. My sister and I are aenjoying a lot the travel. Here is cold and cloudy, so today we just going to stay at the hotel. We going to go to the museum tomorrow and then we going to eat something near of there. Als, the saturday we going to visit a place named Tecozautla, I´m sure that it will very funny. All this week we going to eat tipical dishes, so we are so exited. We going to miss you. See you later. I love you.

Hello, Professor Aurelio.

I wanted to tell you that I’m going to Queretaro. I’ll arrive on Thursday afternoon, I’m going to buy tickets for the JAVIER SOLIS concert, which will be presented at the ARENA QUERETARO. After the concert, I will take a train to the LA ROUNDADA vineyards, and when I return to San Luis I will bring a bottle of wine that I bought. see you later, I hope to see you soon.

With affection Carlos Rivera.

hi ivone we just arrived in acapulco. I am going to unpack dur bags after I write the postal. This weather is very good, it is very hot but in the afternoon we will go to the beach. We will buy some cervesas and some pizzas in the afternoon and we will go swimming or fishing on the beach in the afternoon. At night we will go to a bar and you will go to drink all night. Early tomorrow we will go to buy souvenirs and some clothes to the malecon. I love you friend. Pd: come and have fun

Hello Jocelyn

I am writing from Peru, I have just arrived and I am very well, going to visit several places in this country, I going to the mountains of famous colors here in Peru, I going to Machu Picchu tomorrow, I have everything ready and I am very excited, I will take many pictures and I will take you a present gift.

I love you friend. See you <3

Hi Nataly! My family and me recently arrived to the beach this afternoon going to the seashore to enjoy this beautiful landscape,tomorrow going to take a breakfast in the restartaurante of the hotel and goingt to explorer the beauty of cancun, next day going to retorn for san luis potosi and take a taxi to the airport to return to san luis potosi our nice home with love Daniela!

I just go to Monterrey. I’m going to unpack when i finish writing. Outside it’s sunny maybe go out see the mall orr the museum. I’m also going to buy some food for dinner. Later I will go to a club with my friends, before The course starts.

Love you brother!

pd. Can you buy me some books that you occupied PLEASE!?

Hi mom, my brothers and I have arrived with the grandparents. I’m going to help you unpack your bags as soon as we have dinner. tomorrow we going to go very early to the beach to take a walk in the sand and to help the grandfather in his restaurant. We are going to the beach to daily fishing my brothers know that we are going to eat a lot this holiday so they do not want to stop going to the gym. We are going to miss you a lot I love you mom

hi joce,i just arrived in Dallas. I am going to eat after I write this postcard. It is raining now, but I think it’s going to clear up soon. We’re going to go to the mall but the wather is really bad. I’m going to bring an umbrella, and hat, . We’re going to walk in the downtown . tomorrow i will go to the cowboys’s stadium to see a play. I’m going to miss you! See you next week.

love your sister

Hi mom! We are coming to Guanajuato, we will go to dinner at a restaurant in the city. tomorrow we will go to breakfast at the buffet and we will go to visit the museums, the weather forecast says it will be sunny in the morning and in the afternoon and evening it will be cloudy, we will be wearing a sweater and umbrella. the day after tomorrow we will go to the alley of the kiss and to the center to buy.

I promise to take you something. 🙂 Kisses!

Hello Mom! we are going to Guanajuato, we will go to dinner at a restaurant in the city and tomorrow we will go to breakfast at the buffet and then we will go to the museum, the weather forecast says it will be sunny in the morning and cloudy in the afternoon and evening, so we will wear a sweater and umbrella. The next morning we will go to the alley of the kiss and go shopping.

I promise to buy you something ..! Kisses 🙂

Hi Fernanda! I just arrived in Kansas. I´m going to take a taxi to go to my aunt´s house. After send you this message i´mgoing to unpack my bag and eat something good here. Kansas so beautiful but is so hot too. When i finish my dinner, promise i will call you. See you , my tiny sister.

Love, Daniela.

Dear friend Ana how are you? I just arrived at San Luis Potosi, I go to the historic center and know its museums, I also go to eat with my family to the restaurants that are located there. Tomorrow I will go for a walk to the park by bicycle. see you soon

Hi paty, how are you? I just arrived in Cancun. I am going to breakfast at a restaurant that is here at the hotel, then I will go to rest a bit because the trip was a bit heavy. After that I will go to the pool and later to a walk on the beach. See you in a week, wish me luck. Bye.

Hello! Mom, how are you? I just arrived at Mazatlan, it’s very hot, I’m really melting, I’m in this moment in the hotel unpack to go to the beach with my friends, after that we’ll go to dinner at the restaurant they did not recommend it much, this day We plan to rest but the following days we will be partying and enjoying the vacations. I miss them so much I wish they had accompanied me. I promise that the next vacasiones we will come. I love you, mom, give Shelby a kiss

Hi Aldo! I just come back to San Luis Potosi. I’m goingo to visit you tomorrow because I think it is going to rain this afternoon. I am going to clean my closet and save other thinks. Almost the vacations ends so I am going to do my homework but dont worry we are going to go at the mall this weekend. I can’t wait to see you, I miss you so much!

HELLO Said, I just arrived from Monterrey, I’m going to unpack my things and then I’m going to walk through the foundry park and see what’s around the city.

I will miss you!

See you soon when the holidays end

I LOVE YOU ..

I just arrived at Mazatlan, I’m going to unpack our bags after writing this postcard. It’s very sunny the day. Go to the beach when the sun goes down a bit. It will be very decadent. I will bring an umbrella, a hat and sunscreen. I will eat delicious seafood, and at night I will enjoy a show on the beach. I hope you someday come. See you as soon as I get back.

I’m going to miss you so much!

Hi Jeniffer,

my friends and me just arrived in Puerto Vallarta, and I am so excited because we’re going to the beach and we’re going to take a ride on a parachute pulled by a boat, later we´re going to eat to the Pipinos’s restaurant, the Marisol’s mom says it is a great place to eat seafood, that the food is very delicious. And the weather is very nice, it’s really hot now, therefore I going to wait at sunset to walk on the sand and enjoy the seaview. The girls and me staying in the beautiful Sandra’s house, I think we’re going to have a pijamada tonight.

Love U, and I can’t wait to send you photos.

Hello berenice My family and I have just arrived in Mazatlan, I’m going to unpack our bags after taking a shower. Mazatlan at this time is very sunny, but I think it will soon rain because it is predicted in the news. tomorrow we will go to the beach when the day is sunny. My family and I are going to dine out tonight. I hope you are very well see you in 15 days, take care.

hi araceli I just arrived in Ixtapa, I hope to unpack my things quickly so I can visit you. and to be able to go out for a walk, I hope you are in good health since we have not seen each other for a long time .. I hope to go to the beach for a while … to be able to enjoy the sun

well I say goodbye araceli have an excellent day bye

Hi Carlos!!! I have arrived in New York, the flight was a torture! I’m going to eat with my cousin. I just wanted to write to you before. I heard they have some delicious desserts at Magnolia Bakery, near Penn Station, it’s cold now, so I’ll go buy a nice coat, and then I’ll go skating in Central Park, but it’s very cold, the good thing I like, When we get home i going order Italian food and sleep early, because tomorrow will be a long day. I miss you! I hope to see you next month.

Your best friend Day PS You already know what to do!

Hi Sister! After the long trip, I arrived to Mazatlan. They say that there are hardly any bad climates here, but today especially it is a little cloudy but according to the forecast it going to disappear soon. I’ll going to the beach as soon as the sun comes up. It’s going to be very hot, so they recommend that you wear a blocker so you do not get burned. Later I going to walking on the beach, since I love exploring new places. At night I going to with some friends to dinner and from there I going to a party. I plan to stay a few days here and know many places. I am very happy, when I see you I plan to show you all the photos of the trip. I love you

Hi Elena. I´m very happy, I´m in Mazatlan. I´m going to buy a bikini and a umbrella, here is very hot. In the night going to dance the nigth club with my sister and her boyfriend. My brother in law tomorrow going to ask for hand the my sister. I´m so excited. The day after tomorrow, we´re going to travel in a cruise, but before we´re going to buy a camera, we´re want going to so take pictures. I´m going to miss you. See you next week.

Hi Karen, on Saturday I go on a trip to U.S. to vicitar to my family. I will take my children with me. we are going to go to with my cousins and friends. As soon as I arrive, I send you a message, you im going to miss, that you is very well. see you next Monday.

Hi Brother, how are you? I hope you are doing very well. I’m getting to cd. medero the weather, it’s very good. today at noon I will be going to the beach sayulita in case you dare to leave the university. tomorrow I will be going with my friends to the lagoon of the carpenter to enjoy a pass in boat and we will pass to see the animals that are there at last we will take a walk in the center in the tourist trolebus, then we will go to the hotel to rest and return the following day to valleys, that you are well take care we see you soon.

Hi, Sandra!

Vania and I arrived in Korea with safety. The travel was tired and so boring but we could rest in the hotel. Now we are ready to enjoy this adventure! First, we are going to get subway cards because this way we are going to can move by the city. Then we are going to visit the Han River, the SM Enterteiment building (to stalking our favourites idols) and we going to visit all posible restaurants. Of course, the most important thing is that we are going to meet with Lee and Nam; Do you remember them? The lovely girls that were exchange students last year.

Basically those are our plans to the week that we are going to spend in Korea. Few things to do but enough to us.

I am going to miss you so much! And I know that Vania is going to miss you, too (really, girls, you two must stop with your fight).

Sarangheyo! (Korean Word basic, ha.)

Hi Ildefonso, how are you? Today in the morning I arrive in Spain, in Madrid, and after unpacking my bags I sent you this postcard. I will visit several tourist places in the city and some museums, such as the “Museo del Prado”, and enjoy Spanish cuisine.

¡See you later Ildefonso! See you next week when I return to tell you about my trip. Derian Quiroz

Hi Luis: I just arrived in Russia. I’m going to go with my friends to the stadium at opening of the world cup. We´re going to buy tickets, your cousin forgot to buy them. I’m going to buy another jacket, it´s very cold. I wish you were here, we are going to lead a T-shirt, we miss you. See you in a month. PD: Maybe we´ll meet sooner, depends on the Mexican national team jaja.

Hello Aaron

We just got a hot eye and I’m going to take a bath after writing this postcard. Now it’s very cold and I’m going to prepare coffee for all of us. My family and I are going to go to the pool of this beautiful farm when it is sunny and we are also going to order a pizza. Tonight we are going to dinner to a retaurant the other families are not going to go with us.Tomorrow I’m going to go buy souvenirs. See you next week. I’m going to miss you.

Hi Gustavo! I just arrived in Cartagena! The fly was good, but it was little long. Now I´m going to go to the hotel to sleep, I’m so tired. The wheater is great here! It is very sunny and little hot. Tomorrow I´m going to the beach and in the night I´m going to have dinner toa restaurant in the “Plaza de Santo Domingo” people say that is very delicious and is a beutiful place

I´m going to buy a lot of souvenirs for you, and I´m going to take pictures of every place that im visit

I miss you, I hope see you later

Hi Gustavo! I just arrived in Cartagena! he fly was good, but it was little long. Now im going to go to the hotel to sleep, i’m so tired. T Tomorrow I´m going to the beach, the wheater is great here! It is very sunny and little hot. In the night I´m going to have dinner in a restaurant in the “Plaza de Santo Domingo” people say that is very delicious and is a beutiful place

I muss you, i hope see you later

Hi Xavier! I just got to Houston. I’m going to eat after writing this message. It’s snowing now. I’ll go shopping. I’ll bring you a coat. I’m going to order japonsea food now, my boyfriend does not feel like going out tonight. I’ll miss you a lot, I’ll see you next month.

I love you best friend

PS: When are you going on vacation?

Hello Jesus, how are you? I’m fine. I arrived in Tokyo, Japan. I’m excited because it’s my first time in Tokyo. I’m going to visit the hot springs. After sofia and I will try tokoyaki. I’m going to see Fireworks in Shibuya at night. I need to look at a beautiful yukata. Mario, Carlos, Katia and Clara are going to see a Tokyo tower. I’m not going to see it, I do not like a Tokyo tower. I’m going to travel to Kyoto next week because I need to buy souvenirs for the family. See you netx month. Bye brother

Hi Fernanda! I just arrived in Los Angeles California. I´m going to take a taxi to go to my aunt´s house. After send you this message i´mgoing to unpack my bag and eat something good here. Los Angeles so beautiful but is so hot too. When i finish my dinner, promise i will call you. See you , my tiny sister.

Hi Karla, I just arrived in Brazil. I’m going to unpack the suitcase and after that i’m going to walk arround the city. I’m going to go to the rio when the sun goes down. I’m going to have dinner at some restaurant. I’m going to miss you! See you when the vacations it’s over.

Hi brother I just arrived in Monterrey. I’m going to take a taxi to go to my aunt’s house. When I arrive I will unpack my suitcase, then tell my cousin Cinthya that we go downtown to buy some food. I’m going to stay the weekend, to watch the game of monterrey vs america. I’m going to take the bus back Monday morning. bye.

Hi sister, how are you? I’m so tired I’m in Paris’ airport right now, I’m going to arrive to Germany at 8:00 am. After send you this meessage I’m going to unpack my bag and eat something good here, then mom is going out with the dad of Pierre so I’m goint to watch a French movie. There’s so beautiful but is so cold too. When I finish my dinner I promise I will call you. See u soon. Ly. Alberto Mendoza Carballo.

hi mom I currently live in San Luis Potosi. I’m going to wait for December vacations and I’ll visit you to Mexico City along with my brother. Here the climate is calm although a little cold, soon it will arrive and I will go to the downtown trade to buy fruit to make me a rich punch. At school I’m not doing very well, but I’m going to go to the library to study a lot to improve my groin and that the teacher does not disappoint me. see you soon

Hi Mom, I just got to Guadalajara, Jalisco. I’m going to the hotel, but there’s a lot of rain here. I’m tired so I better sleep and tomorrow I will eat tacos and take bus in the center with my friends and cousins. Next Saturday I’m going to go to Tequila, Jalisco to visit my friend karla, I’m very happy. would you like me to buy you something

I love you mom.

i just arrive in Los Angeles.i´m going to unpack my bags after write this postcard. Today is a wonderful day, i´m going to visit at my uncles, after that i´m going to eat in a chinesse restaurant with my cousins.it´s going to be very hot. we are goint to long beach and eat a ice cream.i´m goint to the universal studios with my aunt and going to enjoy all the atracctions.i´m goint to miss you! see you next week.

Hi Mom, I just got to Guadalajara, Jalisco. I’m going to the hotel, but there’s a lot of rain here. I’m tired so I better sleep and tomorrow I will eat and take many photos in the center with my boyfriend and friends. Next Saturday I’m going to go to Tequila, Jalisco to visit my friend Daniela, I’m very excited. would you like me to buy you something

I love you mama. With love Mery

HI MY DEAR FRIEND EDWARD!!

I AM CURRENTLY IN QUERETARO I´M GOING TO WAIT FOR THE NOVEMBER I´M GOING TO VISIT TO CIUDAD VALLES. I´M GOING TO GO THE SUPERMARKET AND STARBUCKS TO HAVE A COFFE.

SEE YOU , I LOVE YOU EDWARD. 🙂

Hi Juan I just arrived in Queretaro this morning. I’m going to take a walk around the city, then in the night I’m going to the park. Tomorrow I’m going to visit some friends I’m so excited, the city is so beatiful and the people are very friendly. I promise to send you some photos and a souvenir.

hi, Mom how are you?I hope you are well. I just arrived chiapas. I am going to arrived in the airport at 6:30 am. I am going to visit my friends. we are going to cascadas agua azul. I love you

Hi Stephany! I am currently living in San Luis Potosí. I’m going to wait for the November holiday and I’m going to visit you up to Ciudad Valles.

The weather is calm here, soon the winter will come and I’m going to go to the supermarket to buy clothes for the cold.

At school I’m not doing very well but I’m going to go to the library to study a lot to improve.

I hope to see you soon Stephany, see you later!

Hi, I just finished unpacking and get installed in my new bedroom. Bogotá is beautiful and warm, all the colors here looks brighter, someway; The city is so beauty that I forgot my sadness to leave you… Well, I stopped a minute to write you, but in a hour or so I´m going to meet my new roommate: her name is Ana. We are going to walk around the city, and she´ss gonna show me my new university. I´m so excited! Now I have to take a shower, to get dressed… and stop missing you in this horrible way. When I see you again, I will hug you like never before. Until then, with love,

Hi Kassadra, I just arrived in Houston, my mom is going to pick me up at the airport after i call her. it is very hot right now so we are going to buy some summer clothes and also i am going to bring a sunscreen. We are going to go out for dinner tomorrow because it´s my father´s birthday after the dinner we are going to go to the movies. I´m going to give him a watch for his birthday, i hope he likes it.

See you soon Kassandra¡ I´m going to miss you.

Hi Maria, I just arrived in Canada. I am going to unpack my bags after I write this postcard. It is snowing now and I think it’s going to last all day. I’m going to ski tomorrow with some friends. I am going to order a hamburger tonight. I’m going to watch a horror movie at the hotel. I’m going to miss you! See you next month.

Hi Mom, We just got to Dubai. we stayed at the Burj Al Arab, it is very nice but very expensive, we will go for caviar dinner and shopping tomorrow, greetings to all. I will miss you! See you next week.

PS: I will take many memories

xoxo. valeria

August 18, 2017

Hello Mom, I just arrived at the airport of Venice, now I’m going to address the Hotel Cavanis, it’s very spacious and with good service. The weather is a bit cold but it’s great to drink some typical beers from here. I will go to the cathedral of San Marcos and then I will go to the Bridge of Sighs. I’ll be back in a few days.

pd: I will take many photos. I love you mom you Elena

Hi Mom, I Arrived in alemania in the monday, Im goin to the job in te BMW, my job its very intersting I going Have a new Car in my bussines, and im going to practic the fuutball in te park nacional, im goingo to visit the Aanas Frank House, and im Going eat new food, i’m Going to miss you very much but ill be back in december

Love Alexis

Hi Reyna! How are you? I just arrived in Vallarta. It is very hot, I am going to go to eat seafood tomorrow with my friends, then I am going to walk on the beach and take some sun with my pet. At night I am going to go to a discoteque with my friend Johna. On Friday we are going to go shopping, I would like to buy some clothes and shoes. Love, Sam. Pd. Miss u best.

Hi Mom, I Arrived in alemania in the monday, Im goin to the job in te BMW, my job its very intersting I going Have a new Car in my bussines, and im going to practic the fuutball in te park nacional, im goingo to visit the Aanas Frank House, and im Going eat new food, i’m Going to miss you very much but ill be back in december

Hi Mom, i justs arrives in Cancun. I am going to unpack our bags after a trip around the city. When I returned to the hotel, we are going to go to the beach because it is very hot. We are going to eat at a very popular restaurant in the city.

I’m going to miss you! see you when the vacations it’s over.

Hi Adrian! i just arrive to Puebla. i am going to take a shower because in the travel was so hot, after I am go out some restaurant to have dinner, here very cold but I think tomorrow it going to more sunny.

I hope see you soon

Hi mom, i just arrived in San Antonio. I am going to the hotel but, there is a lot of traffic here. I am tired so, Tomorrow i am going to eat and take a lot of pictures at downtown. The next saturday i am going to go San Marcos to go shooping with my boyfriend, i am very excited. would you like me to buy you something?

see you later, i love you mom.

with love Iris

Hi Mom I just arrived in London England along with my brother, we arrived very tired, tomorrow we are going to go to see the tourist centers is cidudad, later that same day we are goint to eat at a restaurant where they say they make a very good pizza you are going have venosir one day, we will spend a few days here and then we will go to other touristic cities and tonight we are going to rest all night

we love you

Hi!! natalia. How are you? I hope you are fine. Well I just arrive in Dubai, the city is beautiful. I’m tire for the trip. I’m going to stay in the most luxury hotel in Dubai i don´t remember their name. Tomorrow I’m going to visit diferents places for exaple the Mezquita and maybe I´m going to take my lunch. Afternoon I¿m going to jump from te parachute on the palm, I’m going to try take many photos for you. Anf finaly I´m going to take a dinner nex to the fountain and see the ligth show. I love you and miss you 🙁

Hi jocelyn We just got to Tokyo. I will unpack our bags after writing this postcard. It’s raining now, but I think it’s going to go away in a few hours. We’ll go to the shops when the sun comes up. It will be very cool the day. I’ll bring an umbrella, a hat, in case it rains. Let’s get a pizza tonight. My girlfriend does not feel like going out to dinner tonight because we’re going to eat a lot this week. I will miss you! See you next week.

I finally arrived to Montreal. im going to unpack my bags at night. its cold now, but they say at night its worse. im going to buy food after i finish writing this letter to you. im going to use my boots, two coats, and the scarf and cap you gave me. tonight im going to go to Notre-Dame chapel and tomorrow im going to go to the old port of the city. i need to decide where i will go the rest of the week. im going to miss you a lot! see you next week. i love you PD: dont forget to watch the phone, im going to call you every night.

HI MY DEAR FRIEND:

I just arrived in Florence. I am going to stay in a beautiful hotel. In the week i going to eat a restaurant that has delicious meal. They recommended it to me. Also i go to go the museum of Dante Alligheri. I want to meet him. And everyday at the night i go to see the stars to remember you.

Ps: I miss you. I wish you would have come with me.

See you soon :3

Hello David! How are you? I just arrived in Vallarta. It is very hot, I am going to go to eat seafood tomorrow, I have been told that they are delicious in this area, then I am going to walk on the beach and take some sun. At night I am going to go to a bar with my friend Arlene. On Friday we are going to go shopping, I would like to buy some clothes. Anyway, I want to do many things. Love, Citlalit. Pd. I am going to bring you a souvenir.

Hi baby! I just arrived in Spain, i´m goingo to unpack the suitcase and after that i´m going to walk around bar jose alfredo. I´m going to go to the muralla de ávila when, the sun goes down. I´m going to the have dinner at some spain restaurant. I´m going to the hotel! i miss you! see you the next week!

love your boyfriend.

hi arturo, I just arrive in guadalajara. I am goingo to arrive in airport at 8 pm. Today is a good night! I am going to eat for the center park in the night. I am going to walk in the city . I am going to miss you! see you later!

Love Jorge.

Hi Mayra I have just arrived in Guadalajara, after writing, my sisters will take me to breakfast in the center, and in the afternoon we will tour the city. It seems like a very sunny day. We’re going to go to the stadium in the evening.Leaving the stadium going to go to dinner tacos. To go to sleep later. On the day of tomorrow we going to spend all day in Tlaquepaque. But I’ll tell you day by day what we are doing in this week that will be very long and a lot of walking.

Love Angel I going to miss you! See you next week.

Hi Arturo, I just arrived in yucatan. I am going to take a rest, the travel was tired after I am going to go out a some restaurant to have dinner, the next day I am going to visit the pyramids, here it is cold I think tomorrow it going to more sunny.

I am going to see you the next week

Hi David! I just arrive to Guanajuato, I’m going to take a shower because in the travel was so hot. After me and my family going to see to the mommies. We going to take a delicious lunch how tortas or fast food we don’t know We are really excited because we going to stay all the week I hope see you soon

Hi arturo, I just arrived in yucatan, I am going to rest a little bit, the travel was tired after, I am going to go out some restaurant to have dinner, here is very cold but I think tomorrow it going to more sunny,

I see you the next week

Hi Mimi! how are you? i hope you are fine. i just arrived in Mazatlan, it’s beautiful!! i’m going to go to the beach after i write this cart. it’s very sunny now, its going to very hot. tomorrow i’m going to visit diferents places for example the faro, and i’m going to have a dinner at some seafood restaurant. i’m going to miss you!! love Diana

Hi yessi, how are you? We just arrived in guadalajara. I am going to have breakfast after I write this postcard. It is cold now, but I think it’s going to warm soon. We’re going to go to the wax museum, tomorrow going to go hospicio cabañas, it’s very nice. It’s going to be very cold, I’m going to bring a coat, a scarf, and hat. We’re going to dinner in restaurant tonight. I’m going to miss you! See you next week.

My mother and father send you greetings

PS: Love you sister

Hello Isaac, We just got to Rioverde. I’m going to buy some beers after writing this postcard. It’s sunny now and you crave more beers. Let’s go to the crescent later. It’s going to be very hot. I’m going to bring meat to roast and more beer. Let’s get a bottle of whiskey tonight. See you next week.

I JUST GOT TO GUADALAJARA. I WILL REST AFTER WRITING THIS POSTCARD. SATISFIED IT’S MAKING IT VERY COLD AS IT IS 6 AM, BUT I BELIEVE THAT LATER THE SUN IS BURNING AND WILL MAKE HEAT. I’M GOING TO GO TO THE MUSEUMS. I WILL VISIT ZAPOPAN. AT THE TIME YOU WAKE BREAKFAST IN THE BUFFET OF THE HOTEL. I WILL STRANGE YOU, I WANT YOU TO STAY WITH ME. SEE YOU NEXT MONTH.

PS. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF A LOT, KISSES.

Hi sean, I´m going to visit New York on chrismas vacation, I will arrive on december 18th, my friends and I are pretending to make a reservation in two diferents hotel the first three night are arriving to Ritz-Carlton Central Park and the next three night we will be staying at Mandarin Oriental. Surely when you read this you ask yourself, why are you staying at these hotels? the answer is that we won a prize because our final project was a success. I have read about these hotels and they are extremely luxurious, I think there will be many relaxation activities in these places. And the following days, I will celebrate Christmas Day with my family that will meet me at my uncles’ house in mineapolis. I hope we can see and show me a little about your city.

Hi sean, I´m goint tom visit New York on chrismas vacation, I will arrive on december 18th, my friends and I are pretending to make a reservation in two diferents hotel the first three night are arriving to Ritz-Carlton Central Park and the next three night we will be staying at Mandarin Oriental. Surely when you read this you ask yourself, why are you staying at these hotels? the answer is that we won a prize because our final project was a success. I have read about these hotels and they are extremely luxurious, I think there will be many relaxation activities in these places. And the following days, I will celebrate Christmas Day with my family that will meet me at my uncles’ house in mineapolis. I hope we can see and show me a little about your city.

hi vicente, i just arrived in shangai, i’m going to arrive at 5:00 am, i’m very very boring for the travel but tomorrow i’m going to know the city after i going to shooping and walk arround the city. but first we will go take a shower and going to restaurant because we aren’t eat. so see you i going to write next saturday because the internet is very bad bye.

I just got to Mexico City. I’m going to unpack after writing this postcard. It’s raining now, I hope it stops raining soon. Tomorrow we will go to the volcano Nevado de Toluca. It’s going to be very cold so I’m going to put on a jacket, a hat and a scarf. Finishing unpacking I’m going to go down to the hotel restaurant for dinner, I’m very excited about this new adventure. I’ll send you many photos tomorrow. I miss you!

Hi Victor, I juts arrived to Mexico, I´m going to my hotel later I think I´m going to have luch with my friends at Mexican Restaurant Talk later, see you next week

Hello Omar I just arrived in Mexico. It’s sunny now but I think it’s going to rain. Let’s going to go to the mall with the cousins. I am going to buy shirts, taxes and keyrings for the family, then we will go to have Mexican food and finally I will go for medicines. I’m going to miss you! Love Paola

Hello I just arrived in Mexico. It’s sunny now but I think it’s going to rain. Let’s going to go to the mall with the cousins. I am going to buy shirts, taxes and keyrings for the family, then we will go to have Mexican food and finally I will go for medicines. I’m going to miss you! Love Paola

Hi Mom! I just arrived to Mexico. Tomorrow I will go to Inbursa Aquarium, I heard really good comments about that place. On Friday I will visit “Frida’s Kaloh house” and then on Saturday I will go to Six Flags to spend and have fun all the day there….I will miss you! See you soon 😘

Hi Mom! I just arrived in Mexico. Tomorrow I will go to the Inbursa Aquarium, I have heard good comments from that place. On Friday I will visit the “Frida Khalo’s house” and the Satuday I will go to Six Flags. I’m going to miss you! See you when the vacations it’s over.

Hi Daniel, how are you? Today i have arrived to the Monterrey city, it´s an amazing city, where there are a lot of architecture. Also it´s a very quiet city, whatever, I have plans for this week but tonight I’m going to go to fundidora park, I hope and you will take a time for go with us. Tomorrow we are going to go to apodaca´s comercial center, after that we are going to go to drink some beers and the Friday morning I’m going to go to the estadio universitario to see play my favorite squad. So this are my plans for these week, I hope and you could go.

Take care bro, see you.

Hi sergio, I am a little tired, I just arrived in Baja California, it is a fantastic place,there are beautiful beaches and many shops, the weather is also nice but I think it rains all week, because it is very cloudy. I’m going to settle in a hotel temporarily and I’m going to look for an apartment, I’ll be back soon, now I’m going to unpack my things, blessings, see you soon.

Hi Ceci, I just arrived in Korea. I´m going to unpack the suitcase and after that i´m going to walk around the city. I´m going to go to Han´s river when the sun goes down. I´m going to have a dinner at some korean restaurant, i wanna eat rammyun and drink some soju. I´m going to miss you! I hope that you can come soon.

Love Melissa ♥

Hello mom!, how are you? I hope you are well. I just arrived in huasteca. This place is amazing, here are many tourist attractions and many places for swim! but the hotel it’s very expensive but i have money for the month. Today I’m going to go with a cousin to have breakfast and then we go to swim to the waterfalls. I miss you so much, when I get back, we’re going to eat okay? Anyway, I’m going to unpack.

Hi mom we’re having a fantastic time here in Colombia The weather is sunny and we’re spending our days on the exploring the local area.The food is so delicious and the people there are very friendly.I promise I’m going to call you this night.

I´m miss you,Wish you were here, love you!

Hi Miley! I just arrived in Corea. It’s warm. I’m going to eat fresly made kimchi and sleep, in the morning I’m going to go to hangang park to see nice gyus and the afternoon I’m going to the palace Gyeonbokgung, I’m going to shopping to Myeong-Dong. I’m going dinner manduguk, tomorrow I’m going take a picture myself in hanbok and the rest of the week I’m going to go museums.

take care see you!!!

Hi dad, we came to Hawaii. We’re going to eat, finishing packing our bags. This is very nice today, but I think it will rain later. We will go later to walk, by the mountains. We are also going to rent a Jeep to walk, I promised Pedro that I will buy a camera. Let’s have some rich tacos for dinner. We will bring you next year, so that you may know, After this, nox we go to Cancun to know more the beach,

I love you dad

Hi sharla! I’ve just arrived to Berlin and I’m very excited I’m going to visit the Musumsinsel and going to the berliner dom. In My first weekend here in Berlin I’m going to eat a lot of German chocolate cake and candys. I’m going to take poctures and try to know new people also I’m going to buy a lot of souvenirs for everyone I Hope you doing well in México, see you soon.” Love Denisse

Hi Father! I am talking from San Luis Potosí, i am so excited to see you again. I am going to cook a cake when you get home and i am going to prepare your favorite soup. My mother is going to take the car to repair it because it doesn´t work and she wants to pick up you.

There is going to be a concert tomorrow, my siblings and i want to go but i have an exam, and they have a lot homework. However, we are going to stay home daylong. I am going to take care my nephews on weekend and my mother is going to go to church. Well, i am going to write you later, i have to study for my exam. See you Dad!

Hi Angel, I´m going to travel Cancun, i´m arrived to Cancun at 10:00am , I´m going to the beach, I´m going to swim ,I´m going to the malencon, I´m going to see boys handsome. I´m going to visit my bestfriend, i miss you

Hi Hector,I just traveled for CANCUN,I’m going to arrived to CANCUN at 9:00 pm the city is very beautiful, i’m going to the hotel for sleeping,tomorrow i’m going to the beach to swim whit dolphins ,i’m going to the disco, i’m going to the watch girls in the beach . see you when the vacation it’s over

Hi Mariana,I just traveled Miami, I´m going arrived to Miami at 10:00 pm , the city is beautiful,I´m going to hotel for sleeping,tomorrow i´m going to the beach to swim with dolphins,I´m going to the disco ,I´m going to watch the movie in the beach,I´m going i miss you bestfriend! See you when the vacations it´s over.

I just arrive in Houston. i am going to arrive in the airport at 8:00 am. It is a day cloudy but is perfect to walk.

I am going to go the football soccer, i like to watch the Dynamo FC.

I am going to take the dinner after the match. I will buy a pizza and some beer ,you recommend some restaurant.

I am going to stay in a hotel in the center. see you in this week,

Nice to meet you! bye.

Hi Itzel I just arrived in Amsterdam this morning. I´m going to take a walk around the city, then in the night I´m going to the theater. Tomorrow I´m going to visit some museums I´m so excited, the city is so beatiful and the people is very friendly. I promise send you some photos and a souvenir. love, Annel

Hi Mario, I just arrived in Tepito. I am going to unpack and after that I am going to take a shower. Tomorrow is my work’s presentation and I am very nervious, but I know everithing it’s ok. I am going to check my presentation and I am going to practice a lot, because is very important to me. Whish me luck. I’m going to miss you this weekend. Love Caro.

Hi everyone, family! The trip was a little long, but I finally arrived in London. It’s a beautiful place and the weather is very good. The first thing I will do is take a bath and then I will find a good place to eat. Tonight, I’m going to visit a friend at his house to talk about our experiences at the university. Tomorrow afternoon I’m going to go on a city tour and I’m going to drink a delicious coffe. I’m going to be here for a couple of weeks, maybe three.

Hi roy, how are you?, I`m very tired I’m in sidney’s Airport , but I finally arrived . It’s a beautiful place and the people are friendly and very smiling . I’m going to walk in the Street and I think go to the swim in the beach.

tomorrow I have others plans , I’m going meet culture of the city because is very exciting. It’s very sunny right now and hot , I’m going to ice cream in the center maybe two really is very hot. I think Later I going to the buy a gift for you. I love my friend, see you in two weeks.

Hi Marijo, I arrived this night to Mexico, I´m going to travel thid city, and i´m going to meet new people. I,m going to many theaters and i,m going to taste new food. I,m going to writing you everyday. Love, Ximena

Hello miguel, how are you? I hope you are well. I just arrived in soledad for the situation. This place is very ugly but it,s big. Today I’m going to go with a friend and play xbox. I miss you so much my friend. I hope I can see you soon and we can go out for a drink, see you later.

Hi momy I just arrived in Brazil at 8:00 am. Its a sun day, its perfect for shopping. I’m a going to the beach and the mall. I’m going to the visite yunuel. I’m going to have dinner with him, at the fabulous restautant in front of the christo redentor.

I will send you a message soon, love you mom!

Hi mom, we just arrived from puerto vallarta. I’m going to unpack. It’s a very hot day but it’s going to rain later I’ll buy an umbrella so I will not get wet. Later we will eat good fried chicken. I hope to see you soon. We have to go on vacation The whole family together. Good bye. P.D oh what to save for the trip!!!

Hi Carlos, I just arrived in germany. I am going to arrive in the airport at 2:00 p.m. It is a sunny day perfect to walk. i am going to watch the soccer game at 5:00 p.m and after I am going to take a dinner in the most popular restaurant. See you when the vacations it is over bro.

Bye Carlos.

Hi mom!, We just arrived in Querétaro. I am going to have breakfast after i write this postcard. It’s very hot in here. In a while we´re going to go to a vineyard, after we´re going to go to a Peña de Bernal. I’m going to take lots of potos and buy some things for you. See you in December! I love you!

Hi Elizabeth! How are you? I hope you are fine. I just arrive in Medellin, the city is beautiful. I’m tire for the trip. Tomorrow I’m going to visit the Botanical Garden and I´m going to go shopping. Day after tomorrow I’m going to visit the Museum of Modern Art, I’m going to try take many photos for you. And finaly I´m going to have dinner and try typical dishes of the region. I love you

Hi Jesus, how are you? I am fine. I arrived in Tokyo , Japan. I am excited because it is my frist time in tokyo. I am going to vistit hot springs. After sofia and I going to try tokoyaki. I am going to see Fireworks in Shibuya to night . I need look a beautiful yukata. Mario , Carlos , Katia and Clara are going to know a tokyo tower. I don’t go see it , Idon’t like a tokyo tower.i going to travel a Kyoto next week because I need buy memories for the family. See you netx month. Bye brother

hello daisy I’m oscar I just arrived from europe after visiting the cradle of the iberian peninsula Spain, tomorrow I’m going to go to school to take class like every day, then I’m going to go out with my partner and invite him something to ask him let’s get married, I’m anxious for that day to come

I’ll see you tomorrow, friend

ps: you’re my best friend and I’m going to frequent you, I promise

Hi Stefany! How are you? I hope you are well. I just arrived in Russia. I am going to eat after writing this letter. It is very cold now, but i can handle it to go eat. I am going to go Kazán when it stops cold. I am going to have to buy a scarf in case it snows. I am going to dinner with some friends tonight. Well, I’ll keep seding you letters, see you next year when I get back.

With Love Mitch <3

Hi Marcelo W!, I just arrived in Madrid. I’m going to shopping and after tahat i’m going to walk arround the city. I’m going to go to the Santiago Bernabeu stadium when i finish my dinner. I’m going to meet a futball players of Madrid!. See you in 3 months.

Hi Marco!I, I just arrived in Madrid. I’m going to shopping and after tahat i’m going to walk arround the city. I’m going to go to the Santiago Bernabeu stadium when i finish my dinner. I’m going to meet a futball players of Madrid!. See you in 3 months.

Hi Ulises, how are you? I hope you are doing very well. I’m getting to cd. medero the weather, it’s very good. today at noon I will be going to the beach miramar in case you dare to leave the university. tomorrow I will be going with my friends to the lagoon of the carpenter to enjoy a pass in boat and we will pass to see the animals that are there at last we will take a walk in the center in the tourist trolebus, then we will go to the hotel to rest and return the following day to valleys, that you are well take care we see you son.

Hello Jacqueline, how are you? I hope you are well. I just arrived in Tamasopo. This place is amazing, here are many tourist attractions. Today I’m going to go with a cousin to have breakfast and then we go to swim to the waterfalls. I miss you so much, when I get back, we’re going to eat okay? Anyway, I’m going to unpack. Take care!

Hi montse i went to amsterdam, the place is just amazing, it has a beautiful weather, the view it’s just increible, i am going to go to visit where they film the fault in our stars, and then i’m going to visit some other places, and at the end of the day i’m going to eat dinner at the hotel whith myself and my soul . I miss you, i’ll see you next month take care and get me a boyfriend as soon as you can, because i got my heart broken that’s why i went to travel

Hi ale! I just arrived in yucatán. I´m going to take a shower and after that I´m going to look some place to have a traditional lunch. I´m going to go to the chichén-itzá phyramids and maybe I´m goingo to have dinner with my family. I´m going to miss you, see you the next week, love you!

Hello mom,I just arrived in Spain. I am going to go to house my friend Roberto and after I am going to go to the stadium Santiago Bernabeu, I am going to watch the soccer game for the Real Madrid. Tomorrow Roberto and me are going to walk for the city and in the afternoon we are going to eat the famous saucer. I’m going to miss you! See you monday.

Hi Omar,I just arrived in Paris. I am going to unpack my bags after I write this postcard. It is cloudy now, but I think it’s going to clear up soon. I going to go to the eiffel tower. Tomorrow I’m going to visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and after maybe go to the lexembourg gardens.Before returning to home I’m going to visit to view the picasso museum and i will go to eat the famous onions soup or as they say here Soupe a L’Oignon.

See you yhe next week bye.

PS:I hope don’t forget buy a memory for you.

Hi Jose just arrived in Mexico Tomorrow I will go to the National Auditorium to the metal concert, on Wednesday I will visit the Basilica of Guadalupe and the other days I will go shopping. That you want me to take you?. regards

Hi mom, I just arrived in Paris, i arrived at 7:30 am. I’m going to unpack the suitcase and after tahat i’m going to walk arround the city it is a day cloudy is very good for walk. i am going to take the dinner after the match. I will buy a pizza and some beer ,you recommend some restaurant. Know that I am going to miss them. See you when the vacations it’s over.

Hi Diana, how are you? Im so tired I’m in Dallas’ airport, I’m going to arrived to Miami at 8:00 am. First, after of send you a meessage I’m going to unpack my bag and eat something, then my mom is going out with my aunt so I’m goint to watch some movie with my cousind. There’s so beautiful but is so hot too. When I finish my dinner I promise I will call you. See u soon. Ly. Daniel Rivera

Hello friend I’m going to travel to Colombia to visit it, visit its wonders, I’ll eat typical food, I’ll swim in its beautiful lakes and rivers, but I’ll also live the night life of this beautiful place. I hope you someday come. See you as soon as I get back.

Hi Paula. I just arrived in Zacatecas. I’m going to take my backpack and I’m going to go out of the airport. I’m going to take a taxi to the house of my parents. I’m going to take a bath and I’m going to eat a snack. So I’m going to call Tereaa and we are going to go to Galerias in Zacatecas. I’m going to miss you so much! 🙁

Love Gerardo

Hi!! Oscar. How are you? I hope you are fine. Well I just arrive in Dubai, the city is beautiful. I’m tire for the trip. I’m going to stay in the most luxury hotel in Dubai i don´t remember their name. Tomorrow I’m going to visit diferents places for exaple the Mezquita and maybe I´m going to take my lunch. Afternoon I¿m going to jump from te parachute on the palm, I’m going to try take many photos for you. Anf finaly I´m going to take a dinner nex to the fountain and see the ligth show. I love you and miss you 🙁 See you later. :v

Hi Karla what about everything? I just arrived in London, I’m very taired,I’m going to arrive in the airport at 11:30 am. It is a day cloudy but is perfect to walk. Tomorrow afternoon I’m going to go on a city tour and I’m going to drink a delicious tea (a typical drink of london). I’m going to be here for a couple of weeks, maybe three.

i am going to stay in a hotel in the center. see you in this month, bye

Hi Diana, how are you? Im so tired I’m in Dallas’ airport, I’m going to arrived to Miami at 8:00 am. First, after of send you a meessage I’m going to unpack my bag and eat something, then my mom is going out with my aunt so I’m goint to watch some movie with my cousind. There’s so beautiful but is so hot too. When I finish my dinner I promise I will call you. See u soon. Ly. Mayra Portugal

Hi everyone, family! The trip was a little long, but I finally arrived in Buenos Aires. It’s a beautiful place and the weather is very good. The first thing I will do is take a bath and then I will find a good place to eat. Tonight, I’m going to visit a friend at his house to talk about our experiences at the university. Tomorrow afternoon I’m going to go on a city tour and I’m going to drink a delicious “mate” (a typical drink of Argentina). I’m going to be here for a couple of weeks, maybe three. Know that I am going to miss them.

With love, Paula! <3

Hi chuy. We just arrived in chicago. Im going to go to the beach after i write this postcard. it is very sunny now, its going to very hot we are going to go to the beach with my cousins and friends im going to miss you see you next monday

Hi Carlos , I just arrive in Houston. i am going to arrive in the airport at 7:30 am. It is a day cloudy but is perfect to walk. i am going to go the football americano, i like to watch the Texans. i am going to take the dinner after the match. I will buy a pizza and some beer ,you recommend some restaurant.

Hi Martha! I just arrived in Paris. I’m going to unpack the suitcase and after that i’m going to walk around the city. I’m going to go to the Eiffel Tower in the afternoon and I’m going to have dinner at some french restaurant. I’m going to miss you! See you when the vacations it’s over.

Love Lulu:)

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10 Better Ways To Write “In This Essay, I Will…”

“In this essay, I will” is a common way for people to talk about what they will write in their essays. However, it’s often overused, which is why it might be wise to look into a few available alternatives. This article will share the best ones with you.

What Can I Write Instead Of “In This Essay, I Will…”?

There are plenty of other ways to write this phrase. We’ll take you through the following to show you how they’re effective:

  • You will learn about
  • You will find out about
  • I find… really interesting…
  • This essay demonstrates
  • This essay will discuss
  • In this essay, you will learn
  • I will show both sides of the argument
  • This essay will analyze
  • I strongly agree/disagree, and this essay will explore why
  • This paper will explore

better ways to write in this essay i will

The preferred versions do not reference the “essay” at all. Instead, the best options are “you will learn about” and “you will find out about.” These work well because they save time and words in the essay, and they don’t seem like wasted space for the reader.

You Will Learn About

“You will learn about” works well because it shows the reader straight away what they will learn. We do not have to use the phrase “In this essay” or anything similar because they’re already aware that they are reading an essay.

The biggest problem with writing “in this essay” is that it’s a waste of time and words. Anyone reading your essay is typically evaluating it, so they do not need to be reminded what they are reading.

Instead, you should try to impress them with the contents of your essay and the points you want to highlight. The quicker you can explain the basic points you will touch on, the more engaged your examiner will be throughout the written piece.

Here are a few examples that will help you make the most of it:

  • You will learn about my beliefs here, and I will make sure to elaborate on why I think it’s important to change the current rule system.
  • You will learn about how it helps to practice these things before you undertake them.
  • You will learn about what makes elephants such captivating creatures, and I’ll be sure to convince you by the end.

You Will Find Out About

“You will find out about” works in much the same way. We still do not mention the “essay.” It helps us show what we will be demonstrating. It only needs to be a sentence or two, but it’s a great way to explore our main idea without any other unnecessary bits.

Check out some of these examples to see how it works:

  • You will find out about what makes them tick and how you can decide whether they’re right for you and your lifestyle.
  • You will find out about many things from this piece, and I’ll make sure that your mind will be blown by the end of it.
  • You will find out about the inhabitants of this fine city, as I will demonstrate going forward.

I Find… Really Interesting…

“I find… really interesting…” is a two-part phrase. We typically include the subject of the essay after “find” and then go on to explain why we find that subject “really interesting.” It’s a great way to avoid using “essay” in the introduction for no reason.

We can use this phrase with great success in many cases. It helps us to evaluate the overall tone and message behind our essay before we’ve even begun. Many readers and examiners look forward to reading essays set up in this way.

You can see how it works in the following examples:

  • I find the people’s beliefs really interesting because they do not back down from them even when challenged.
  • I find the current state of things really interesting because they’re nowhere near as glamorous as they would have been five decades ago.
  • I find the things we talk about really interesting, and I will explain to you what it takes to become the best teacher you can be.

This Essay Demonstrates

“This essay demonstrates” is a good phrase to start an essay if you want to include the phrase. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with starting essays with a phrase like this; it mostly depends on personal choice and writing style.

Some examiners do not like reading things starting with “in this essay” or “this essay does this.” In those cases, you might be better suited to try to remove it. It’s also good practice to get you used to start your essays in more exciting ways.

However, if you like the style of including “this essay” and similar phrases, there are no reasons why you shouldn’t be able to do that!

  • This essay demonstrates my vital opinion on the matter and what we can do about it.
  • This essay demonstrates everything you need to know about how to fix the issue.
  • This essay demonstrates why it is crucial that we start making strides to fix the current global situation.

This Essay Will Discuss

“This essay will discuss” is another way to share the overall point of your essay. The sooner we can convey the overall meaning, the more interested the reader will be. It helps them to know what they are reading about before they begin.

Here are a few examples to show you how it works:

  • This essay will discuss all of the most important things you need to consider.
  • This essay will discuss what it takes to make it in today’s climate.
  • This essay will discuss the importance of making sure you care for your family no matter what.

In This Essay, You Will Learn

“In this essay, you will learn” helps to show a bit more confidence in your writing skills. If you say “you will learn,” it sounds like an order, which is a great way to show that you are confident enough to explain things correctly. It’s the mark of a strong and capable writer.

Check out some examples of how it might work:

  • In this essay, you will learn a lot about what needs to be done to correct the path you’re going down.
  • In this essay, you will learn all the psychological benefits of doing physical exercise daily.
  • In this essay, you will learn how to manage your stress much better.

I Will Show Both Sides Of The Argument

“I will show both sides of the argument” helps you to evaluate the question of the essay. This works because it does not outright state you are writing an “essay” (saving time). It also shows that you want to cover both sides to remain unbiased as best you can.

Here are some examples of how it works:

  • I will show both sides of the argument before the end of this paper.
  • I will make sure to show both sides of the argument and try to convince you to agree with my view.
  • I will show both sides of the argument and come to an ultimate decision by the end.

This Essay Will Analyze

“This essay will analyze” is another great way to start an essay with the words “essay” and “will.” It helps to sound confident when using phrases like this, and it goes over the things that the essay is likely to cover.

Some examples will help you to understand it better:

  • This essay will analyze the effects on children of being surrounded by troublesome youths.
  • This essay will analyze the findings from my previous experiment.
  • This essay will analyze common social interactions and why they exist.

I Strongly Agree/Disagree, And This Essay Will Explore Why

This phrase works well to either agree or disagree with the question. Most essays ask a question that you are supposed to ponder. Starting an essay with your direct opinion is a good way to engage the reader early on.

The sooner you can keep the reader engaged, the better off you’ll be. It’ll make your writing sound much more professional and should score you higher marks in the long run.

Check out these examples for more help:

  • I strongly agree with this question, and this essay will explore my reasons why.
  • I strongly disagree with the quote above, and this essay will explore why.
  • I strongly agree with this, and this essay will explore why I think that this is the best move for everyone.

This Paper Will Explore

“This paper will explore” is the last alternative we want to cover. It’s possible to replace “essay” in all cases with “paper,” and many readers prefer to see this because it does not sound as wasteful or as obvious.

The idea behind both “this essay” and “this paper” is the same. However, it’s up to you which one you think looks best on the page.

Here are some examples:

  • This paper will explore the benefits of outreach for smaller companies .
  • This paper will explore how to keep member retention much higher than in previous calendar years.
  • This paper will explore the effects of mental illnesses.

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How to Travel and Write an Essay

T raveling to new places and having new experiences can provide wonderful inspiration for writing essays. Immersing yourself in different cultures, interacting with new people, and exploring unfamiliar terrain engages your creative mind. Using your travel adventures as essay topics allows you to share your insightful reflections. Reading reviews of essay writing services can give you ideas on engaging writing styles and techniques to make your travel essay compelling. Here are some tips for traveling and gathering material to write a compelling essay.

Pick a Focused Travel Goal 

Rather than trying to do everything, pick a particular aspect of travel on which to focus your essay. This could involve food, architecture, nature, art, history, or interacting with locals. Choosing a specific emphasis will help shape your travels and give your essay direction. For example, if you want to write about regional cuisine, plan your itinerary around visiting iconic restaurants and food markets. Or if exploring national parks is your priority, design your trip to hike various trails and take in diverse landscapes. Picking a travel concentration spotlights what matters most for your essay topic.

Keep Detailed Notes and Media

Be sure to keep notes about your travel experiences, as memory alone is unreliable. Use your phone or a notebook to write descriptions of key places and events. Capture telling details, snippets of overheard conversations, interesting quotes from people you meet, and your personal reactions. In addition, take ample photos and videos to add visual elements and jog your memory later when writing your essay. Gathering detailed sensory information, verbatim conversations, and media will enable you to vividly convey your travels.

Get Off the Beaten Path 

While tourist hotspots yield common experiences many travelers share, explore lesser-known areas for fresh essay material. Wandering side streets and alleys or chatting with shop owners away from crowds provides unique perspectives. Hiking secluded trails showcases wilderness most never experience. Seeking out locals’ haunts and hidden gems exposes you to rare sights, sounds, and people unlikely to appear in standard travelogues. Venturing off the predictable beaten path unveils captivating topics to distinguish your essay.

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone 

Challenge yourself on your travels by trying things outside your comfort zone, which will give you intriguing insights to inform your writing. Sample exotic cuisine with ingredients you can’t identify. Learn basic phrases in the native language. Navigate public transportation on your own. Talk to strangers from very different backgrounds. Accept an invitation to an unusual cultural event. Pushing past familiar habits and fears boosts opportunities for uncommon experiences, stimulating reflections to share in your essay. Facing uncertainty and discomfort allows you to access a fuller, richer range of travel moments.

Reflect on Your Interior Journey 

While cataloguing external places and events, also focus inward on your inner terrain. Note how travel affects you emotionally and psychologically along with the physical destinations and activities. Record when you feel wonder, irritation, joy, sadness, connection, isolation. Analyze what triggers these responses. Ponder how unfamiliar surroundings surface unanticipated reactions, or how you apply filters and assumptions unconsciously. Consider if this self-discovery challenges or reinforces your worldviews. Examining your interior shifts alongside exterior impressions provides deeper insight. Reading an Academized review reinforced the importance of weaving together outer and inner dimensions to craft a multi-layered essay.

Find Themes and Connections

As you travel and gather essay material, look for overarching themes that emerge. Do certain ideas or patterns recur as you journey? Do you keep learning similar lessons? Find common threads to tie together diverse experiences for a unified essay focusing on key themes. Or spotlight thought-provoking contrasts revealed through your travels. Additionally, consider connections between your voyage and broader context. How do your observations reflect historical, social or cultural phenomena? Can you compare and link your individual trip to larger collective issues? Identifying meaningful themes and links helps shape a compelling, impactful essay.

Craft a Strong Essay Structure 

Once you return from travels filled with observations, memories, artifacts and inspiration, it’s time to organize everything into a structured essay. First, revisit all your travel documentation and media, inventorying the best highlights to develop your central idea. Craft an introduction hooking readers’ interest while overviewing essay themes. Use each subheading to structure key travel experiences into engaging sections reinforced with vivid details, quotes, and examples. Analyze how these experiences interrelate and what insights they reveal associated with your themes. End with a powerful conclusion synthesizing main points and their significance. Edit carefully to refine language, verify facts, streamline structure while intensifying descriptions. Follow this process to translate your travel discoveries into an engaging, insightful essay.

Adding organization through focused subheadings provides natural breaks allowing readers’ eyes to rest while you emphasize key sections. Incorporating variable sentence types creates welcome rhythm and pacing variation. Contrasting longer complex sentences with shorter punchy ones, and trading sentences brimming with adjectives for straightforward construction alternates language patterns to maintain reader interest. Using low perplexity sentences when suitable enhances comprehension. Integrating these creative writing techniques keeps your travel essay lively, clear and compelling from start to finish.

So captivate readers with an essay unveiling your travel adventures and realizations. Immerse in cultural curiosities, venture off script, expand beyond your comfort zone and analyze what you uncover. Then organize intriguing experiences into an engaging essay emphasizing unforgettable impressions that reveal broader insights. With planning and attention, your travels can form the basis for a memorable, meaningful essay.

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How to Write a Thesis Statement | 4 Steps & Examples

Published on January 11, 2019 by Shona McCombes . Revised on August 15, 2023 by Eoghan Ryan.

A thesis statement is a sentence that sums up the central point of your paper or essay . It usually comes near the end of your introduction .

Your thesis will look a bit different depending on the type of essay you’re writing. But the thesis statement should always clearly state the main idea you want to get across. Everything else in your essay should relate back to this idea.

You can write your thesis statement by following four simple steps:

  • Start with a question
  • Write your initial answer
  • Develop your answer
  • Refine your thesis statement

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What is a thesis statement, placement of the thesis statement, step 1: start with a question, step 2: write your initial answer, step 3: develop your answer, step 4: refine your thesis statement, types of thesis statements, other interesting articles, frequently asked questions about thesis statements.

A thesis statement summarizes the central points of your essay. It is a signpost telling the reader what the essay will argue and why.

The best thesis statements are:

  • Concise: A good thesis statement is short and sweet—don’t use more words than necessary. State your point clearly and directly in one or two sentences.
  • Contentious: Your thesis shouldn’t be a simple statement of fact that everyone already knows. A good thesis statement is a claim that requires further evidence or analysis to back it up.
  • Coherent: Everything mentioned in your thesis statement must be supported and explained in the rest of your paper.

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The thesis statement generally appears at the end of your essay introduction or research paper introduction .

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You should come up with an initial thesis, sometimes called a working thesis , early in the writing process . As soon as you’ve decided on your essay topic , you need to work out what you want to say about it—a clear thesis will give your essay direction and structure.

You might already have a question in your assignment, but if not, try to come up with your own. What would you like to find out or decide about your topic?

For example, you might ask:

After some initial research, you can formulate a tentative answer to this question. At this stage it can be simple, and it should guide the research process and writing process .

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Now you need to consider why this is your answer and how you will convince your reader to agree with you. As you read more about your topic and begin writing, your answer should get more detailed.

In your essay about the internet and education, the thesis states your position and sketches out the key arguments you’ll use to support it.

The negatives of internet use are outweighed by its many benefits for education because it facilitates easier access to information.

In your essay about braille, the thesis statement summarizes the key historical development that you’ll explain.

The invention of braille in the 19th century transformed the lives of blind people, allowing them to participate more actively in public life.

A strong thesis statement should tell the reader:

  • Why you hold this position
  • What they’ll learn from your essay
  • The key points of your argument or narrative

The final thesis statement doesn’t just state your position, but summarizes your overall argument or the entire topic you’re going to explain. To strengthen a weak thesis statement, it can help to consider the broader context of your topic.

These examples are more specific and show that you’ll explore your topic in depth.

Your thesis statement should match the goals of your essay, which vary depending on the type of essay you’re writing:

  • In an argumentative essay , your thesis statement should take a strong position. Your aim in the essay is to convince your reader of this thesis based on evidence and logical reasoning.
  • In an expository essay , you’ll aim to explain the facts of a topic or process. Your thesis statement doesn’t have to include a strong opinion in this case, but it should clearly state the central point you want to make, and mention the key elements you’ll explain.

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A thesis statement is a sentence that sums up the central point of your paper or essay . Everything else you write should relate to this key idea.

The thesis statement is essential in any academic essay or research paper for two main reasons:

  • It gives your writing direction and focus.
  • It gives the reader a concise summary of your main point.

Without a clear thesis statement, an essay can end up rambling and unfocused, leaving your reader unsure of exactly what you want to say.

Follow these four steps to come up with a thesis statement :

  • Ask a question about your topic .
  • Write your initial answer.
  • Develop your answer by including reasons.
  • Refine your answer, adding more detail and nuance.

The thesis statement should be placed at the end of your essay introduction .

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