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Sunday, June 23, 2013
Stanford posts 10 First Lines of College Essays That Worked
10 Opening Lines from Stanford Admission Essays
-- I change my name each time I place an order at Starbucks.
-- When I was in the eighth grade I couldn't read.
-- While traveling through the daily path of life, have you ever stumbled upon a hidden pocket of the universe?
-- I have old hands.
-- I was paralyzed from the waist down. I would try to move my leg or even shift an ankle but I never got a response. This was the first time thoughts of death ever cross my mind.
-- I almost didn't live through September 11th, 2001.
-- The spaghetti burbled and slushed around the pan, and as I stirred it, the noises it gave off began to sound increasingly like bodily functions.
-- I have been surfing Lake Michigan since I was 3 years old.
-- I stand on the riverbank surveying this rippled range like some riparian cowboy -instead of chaps, I wear vinyl, thigh-high waders and a lasso of measuring tape and twine is slung over my arm.
-- I had never seen anyone get so excited about mitochondria.