Joining the Army taught me many things, like shooting a rifle, how to make hospital corners on a bed, and how to take a one minute shower. These are all things well worth knowing, but one thing the Army taught me that couldn’t be learned anywhere else, was how to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. It doesn’t seem too hard, you get out the same way you got on, through the door. Though at very different speeds. Attending the Army’s airborne school in Ft. Benning, Georgia was one of the most challenging experiences of my life, but I didn’t join the Army to not push myself.
Week one of the Basic Army Airborne Course is what is known as ground week. We spent twelve hours a day for five days straight hurling ourselves at the ground. The instructors called it a “parachute landing fall” or PLF for short, we called it throwing ourselves into a gravel pit. By the end of each day we looked like a bunch of coal miners, covered in ash and dirt from head to toe. But I suppose if anything it did teach us not to be afraid of hitting the ground, it’s going to happen regardless so you might as well have experience with it. Surprisingly there were some people who couldn’t comprehend the concept of falling, they were dropped from the course and sent home.
Week two is referred to as tower week. We were led to a field that was completely empty but for five, thirty-four foot high towers which were made to look like the back end of a C-130 (a military cargo plane). During this phase the instructors taught us how to exit an aircraft, properly. This was also the week that weeded out everyone who had a fear of heights. There wasn’t much to it other than jumping out of a door and keeping your feet and knees together, the instructors told us as long as we could manage that, we would be fine.
The third and final week is called jump week. This was the culmination week where we combined what we had learned so far, hitting the...
...How to Write an "Accomplishment Essay"
What are your three most substantial accomplishments, and why do you view them as such? — Harvard http://free-essay-writing-topics.com/index.php?page=mba-application-accomplishment-questions
What is the most significant change or improvement you have made to an organization with which you have recently been affiliated? Describe the process you went through to identify the need for change and manage the process of implementing change. What were the results? — Kelley
Describe your greatest professional achievement and how you were able to add value to your organization. — Johnson
The goal in answering this kind of question is to analyze, rather than summarize, an achievement. This advice is particularly true if you're discussing an accomplishment that is listed elsewhere on the application. Your readers want to gain insight into your character, not read a factual summary of what occurred.
Here are some guiding principles to use in constructing your answer:
(1) Choose something that's meaningful to you. Some applicants feel obligated to choose the most objectively impressive accomplishments. You should write about something that has personal significance, even if you weren't formally recognized for it. What matters is that you write passionately and insightfully about your subject. Unless otherwise specified, you should feel free to draw on academic, personal, or professional successes.
(2) Focus on...
...Elementary, Middle, and High school. I remember feeling like my life was over when it came time to write an essay, I could already hear my mother and fathers voice in my head as I recieved a big fat F on my paper. I found a way to breeze by school during my childhood. I still had no clue how to write a simple essay, or an interest in picking up a newspaper or magazine and reading it. My mother and father worked to keep food on the table so they only had time to yell at me instead of practicing with me; this allowed me to get away with being lazy. After High School I worked full time thinking I would never pursue my education.With the economy taking a big hit and the Unites States going into recession;working at a mediocre job for the rest of my life would simply not cut it. Still the economy in recession was not the main reason for me becoming illeterate. I took five years off and decided to go back to college the fall of 2012.”while my english skills were never judged as poor,compared to math, english could not be considered my strong suit.” (Amy Tan 312).The reason for my encouragement came from meeting my current girlfriend by the name of Danielle Ibarra. She was only eighteen years old at the time and was excelling in school, she convinced me that I too can excell. I decided to give school a shot. I took english 35 with professor Elahi. The first day of class we took a pre essay test to see where we stood. I sat and thought...
How to write Essay in SBI PO Exam?
Dear readers, as you know that SBI PO 2014 Paper will also contain a Descriptive Test of 50 marks (1 hour duration), which will consist of English Language Comprehension, Short Précis, Letter Writing & Essay).
So, here we are presenting you "How to write Essay?" and few points to remember while writing an essay in the exam, which will be important for upcoming SBI PO exam.
How to write an essay?
1. Analyze the prompt.
Note exactly what is asked in the question.
Write down the prompt on the rough page.
Underline the key words in the prompt. Look for words like "explain," "identify," "analyze" or "define."
Break down the prompt into components. If you are to "identify" something and then "analyze" it, then write 1 paragraph identifying what's requested and a second paragraph analyzing what you identified.
2. List all of your ideas.
Write short sentence fragments or keywords of all of the facts that you can remember. These should be facts that will support the arguments or statements that you will make in your essay.
3. Write a thesis statement for the entire essay.
This statement should identify the point that you will make in your essay.
Avoid writing statements about yourself. For instance, don't write "I think" or "The point I will make today is..."
Make the thesis statement...
NarrativeEssays Are a Great Read
June 16, 2014
NarrativeEssays Are a Great Read
Narrativeessays and Descriptive essays can be similar but they are different in nature. The narrativeessay “I Want a Wife” is more compelling than the descriptive essay “Homeless” because thenarrativeessay has a point of view, uses humor and satire, and uses tone and language that can draw the reader in.
“Narration is storytelling from the perspective of a narrator and the story may be true, false, imaginary, or a combination. A narration can be about past, present, or future events, and it can be short or the length of a novel” (Connell & Sole, 2013, sec. 6.3). A narrative can draw in the audience by telling the reader the story just how it happened or how they pictured it to be without losing someone in thought because they may not understand what they mean when they are using words to describe it a certain way. “Description is a pattern of writing that can be defined as painting pictures with words” (Connell & Sole, 2013, sec. 6.4). A descriptive essay uses very expressive words to describe specific details. The reader will have to use the five sense in order to understand what the writer is trying to convey and may get lost...
...the narrative approach, more than any other, offers writers a chance to think and write about themselves. We all have experiences lodged in our memories, which are worthy of sharing with readers. Yet sometimes they are so fused with other memories that a lot of the time spent in writing narrative is in the prewriting stage.
When you write a narrativeessay, you are telling a story. Narrativeessays are told from a defined point of view, often the author's, so there is feeling as well as specific and often sensory details provided to get the reader involved in the elements and sequence of the story. The verbs are vivid and precise. The narrativeessay makes a point and that point is often defined in the opening sentence, but can also be found as the last sentence in the opening paragraph.
Since a narrative relies on personal experiences, it often is in the form of a story. When the writer uses this technique, he or she must be sure to include all the conventions of storytelling: plot, character, setting, climax, and ending. It is usually filled with details that are carefully selected to explain, support, or embellish the story. All of the details relate to the main point the writer is attempting to make.
To summarize, the narrativeessay
• is told from a particular point of view
• makes and supports a point
Art of The Moving Image
November 28, 2007
The Butterfly Effect
Narrative form is simply “a type of filmic organization in which the parts relate to one another through a series of casually related events taking place in time and space.” Narration usually occurs in a cause-effect relationship. There are many factors of narration but range and depth are the most important.
The range refers to how much we know in the plot. Range connects characters and the audience through shared knowledge. One example of range in a story is ‘restricted knowledge’ where we can only discover things with the characters, meaning that we don’t know more than the characters know. On the other hand there is something called ‘unrestricted knowledge’ where we know just about everything that is going on, especially things that the characters don’t know. But we should all know that narration is never completely unrestricted, there is always an aspect of the film that will be a suspense to the viewer.
“A films narration not only manipulates the range of knowledge but also manipulates the depth of our knowledge. Here we are referring to how deeply the plot plunges into a characters psychological state. Just as there is a spectrum between restricted and unrestricted narration, there is a continuum between objectivity and subjectivity.”1 Objective refers to characters facial expressions, which helps us understand a...
Descriptive Essays vs. NarrativeEssays
Many people have different preferences on what type of writing style they think is more superior to another, I believe descriptive writing to be more excellent writing style then narrative. I can tell you that there are a few similarities and a few differences between the two. I prefer Descriptive essays, rather than narrativeessays. In my belief, it's that the descriptive essays are more effective when an author is trying to convey a story or get a message across than narratives. Descriptive essays keep the reader engaged throughout the story. It provides the reader with more in depth details, and it allows the reader to better envision the picture that the author is trying to paint.
Descriptive and narrativeessays have a few traits in common. Typically both almost make you feel as if you are present with the author. They both usually tell you of an event that the author went thru or a message the author wants you to receive. Whether you are reading the Personal Narrative or Descriptive Essay both are very creative form of writing.
The difference between a narrativeessay and descriptive essay is that the narrativeessay is more catered to someone’s point of...
...About NarrativeEssayNarrativeessay is a popular topic on the Continuous Writing section and students should take note that this topic has appeared in the SPM examination almost every year since the paper was introduced.
Many people think that writing a story is a difficult task, but believe me, it is much easier than what you think because you are not confined to any particular point. Therefore, you are free to voice out everything that is in your mind.
A narrativeessay is a piece of writing that recreates an experience through time. It can be based on one of your own experiences, either past or present, or it can be based on the experience of someone else.
In the exam if you choose to write a narrativeessay, it simply means that you are telling a story, which is meaningful and important to you. It describes how a certain event that happened to you. A good narrative isn’t an enjoyable or amusing story, but has a point to make, an idea to pass on.
1. Before writing the essay you should identify the experience that you want to write about. Think about the experience is significant and spend a good deal of time drafting your recollections about the details of the experience. Finally, create an outline of the basic parts of your narrative.
2. The story should have an introduction that clearly...