Student Sample Essay
Topic: An important event that changed my life
An Important Event
1 There are many changes that can happen in a person's life. Some changes are very tiny and
would not affect your life very much. However, other events could be very important and could change
a person's whole life, such as getting married, having a baby, or losing someone special. The important
event that changed my life is coming to the United States to study. When I first arrived in this country, I
realized that a tremendous transformation would happen in my life both physically and mentally. After
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This was a hazard to
my health that could cause me to get sick easily. When I decided to come to America, I made up my
mind and determined to keep a healthy routine. For example, I enjoy the American-style meal which
includes having a fresh salad instead of cooked vegetables. This method of cooking vegetables helps me
absorb more vitamins from them. As a result, I can feel that I am becoming healthier and healthier.
3 Additionally, this important change enables me to think differently and internationally. This is
my first time living in a North-American country. Hence, I have a brand new opportunity to experience a
new culture. Because I live in a multicultural society, living in Los Angeles has expanded my horizon on a
lot of things - lifestyle, eating habits, and respectful greeting manners. By knowing more about
different cultures, I have become more considerate and understanding of various habits as well as
behaviors from different races. Consequently, I have changed into someone who has a new way of
seeing distinct issues happening around me.
4 To sum up, moving to the United States was an important change in my life because of giving
me the chance to have a healthy lifestyle and a new way of thinking. I have changed my eating and
sleeping habits in a good way. Meanwhile, I have become more understanding of different cultures.
Thus, this change is very important and beneficial for me.