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I have no problem with the five-paragraph essay, as long as students are exposed to the idea that this format is only the beginning of good writing; it is functional but mediocre. If one wants to improve his writing he must add/subtract whatever is necessary to accomplish the writer's goal (persuade, expound, etc.). Liberace was once asked how he had become such an outstanding pianist. His reply was that he learned to play "by the rules" and once he had mastered the basics, added embellishments that represented him and his personality.
I have been teaching the art of good writing to students since 1972 and outside of class I help students create successful college and scholarship essays. I first saw the five-paragraph format when I arrived in CPS in 1993. My first observation was "Well. it's...functional." After a few years in CPS I understood why the format was used. We have a huge amount of students who can barely write a coherent paragraph, let alone a complete essay. These students need to start with the easiest essay format to understand, remember and use. All good personal essays deal with emotions. And what marks great personal essays is the author’s willingness to really dig into negative feelings as well as positive ones. As you write your UC application essays, keep asking yourself questions and probing your memory. How did you feel before it happened? How did you expect to feel after, and then how did you actually feel after? How did the world that you are describing feel about what happened? How do you know how your world felt?