EPIK Application Essay Tips - YouTube

Oy. Where to start, right? The personal essay is a critical component of your EPIK application. In less than a thousand words, you have to: personalize yourself in a way that distinguishes you from other applicants; convince the reviewer(s) that you’re in it for the right reasons; reassure them that you not only can do the job, you can also do it well/better than other applicants; and make them believe you can handle whatever Korean culture is going to throw at you…all with as few grammar mistakes as possible (you are applying to teach English, after all).

Jul 23, 2014 - The personal essay is a critical component of your EPIK application
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So, you’ve worked through the basic information portion of the Application and you’re ready to get into the more challenging portions: the personal essay questions and the lesson plan. This is your chance to shine or fall flat, or at least that’s how it feels. You want to be both informative and entertaining, but don’t know where to start? EPIK gives you some guidelines to follow , but they are basic and not super helpful in terms of quality of content.

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Great advice! I'm applying for EPIK right now and this has given me wonderful inspiration for the essay portion of the application. Thank you!
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Unless you have really complicated addresses or medical history, the most difficult and time consuming part of the EPIK application is the essay and the lesson plan. Here are some really quick tips/ideas. You don’t have to follow them, but if you’re really struggling hopefully they can give you some ideas.