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What I Want from College - College Admissions Essay - What I Want from College   There are three main categories of things that can be gained in a life experience.  We can gain materially, gain in our personality, and gain knowledge.  According to our goals we pick which we want more of.  I want nothing of the first except to aid my approach to the third.  The second will happen as it must over time, and I can't really guess what will be gained or lost there.  So what there is left to tell you about is the knowledge I want....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 181 words
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College Admissions Essay: My Private Vietnam - My private Vietnam is a never-ending identity conflict. Part of me is American, part of me is Vietnamese. I have Asian features, but I'm tall and broad-shouldered. I don't feel accepted in either culture. Vietnam is bittersweet for me. Without the war, I wouldn't have been born. Without the American soldiers there, I wouldn't be Amerasian and living in the United States. The bitter part is that I will never find out who my father is. I don't have his name or Social Security number. I wish I had a real family to come home to during the holidays....   [tags: Free College Admissions Essays] 201 words
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College Admissions Essay: I Must be True to My Voice - I read Rainer Maria Rilke's work, Letters to a Young Poet, in the tenth grade, and it had an incredible impact on my understanding of poetry as a vocation. The letters were written by Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke, one of my favorite poets, to a young admirer. In the letters, Rilke gives the young poet advice on what it means to be a poet. I still turn to his advice when I am feeling frustrated or adrift in my own efforts to write. Rilke urges young poets to: - structure their lives so that writing remains at the center (easier said than done) - to be patient during the process of writing - not to worry about fame or what other people think of one's poetry - to be attentive...   [tags: Free College Admissions Essays] 214 words
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College Admissions Essay: An Outstanding Teacher - Mrs. Fearrington is probably the only teacher who is able to make the events leading to the ratification of the Constitution into an engaging narrative. And she did that with every historical event of the United States, from Bacon's Rebellion, to The Treaty of Versailles, to McCarthyism. She keeps all of her students attentive and interested. She was so comfortable with the material she taught that we also became comfortable with it. And because we were so comfortable with the class, we were also very comfortable with her....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 220 words
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College Admissions Essay: It's Time to Help Others - Emotions of the future will embark Upon a journey to the land of virtue Remaining still Our minds swim high above the oceans of the dark As thoughts begin to grow with natural nurture And yet To see what things we do Without the care of many Is to depart to land that's new And see ourselves between green waves With pure and joyous envy This poem deals with the good will that inspires people to commit their time to help others. "Emotions of the future" represent the emotional care that individuals nurture and share with those who are in need of aid and understanding....   [tags: Free College Admissions Essays] 231 words
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College Admissions Essay: The Statue of Liberty - Statue of Liberty This summer, I went to New York City for the first time. I would never have imagined the overwhelming effect of seeing the Statue of Liberty first hand. That statue has always been my favorite national monument, because it represented hope to me, hope that things can get better, hope that trying hard enough can take you to your "promised land." When I've heard others in my home town discussing the Statue of Liberty, they refer to the immigrants as "them." But I always thought of that Statue as applying to me too, though my ancestors have been here a very long time....   [tags: Free College Admissions Essays] 236 words
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College Admissions Essay: Passion with Computers - My passion with computers stated to grow when I learned accounting. I found that computers are powerful tools which can help businesses with analyzing the mass of data and making decisions. I believe that a person with both business knowledge and computer skill will be in large demand in China, especially after it has entered the WTO. Hence, I would like to choose a degree combined with business and computing study for my further education in the UK. I am currently enjoying my study in the Northern Consortium International Foundation program....   [tags: Free College Admissions Essays] 238 words
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College Admissions Essay: Why is Nothing Fascinating - I find the world a fascinating place, and I want to better understand many of its different facets. Something I continually ponder upon, though, is "nothing." The idea of "nothing," of not anything, completely enthralls me. In fact, I've chosen the topic for my Senior Project. In the counting sense, zero represents nothing. If there could be two, or five, or any number, but there are none, there are zero. Yet, on a complete number line, zero is something. Zero has a dot on the line just like all the other numbers....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 253 words
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College Admissions Essay: The Rocky Path - College Admissions Essays - The Rocky Path Stricken with rickets, attention deficit disorder, a severed facial nerve, and being voted "most likely to end up in the electric chair" by his fifth grade class, this individual triumphed over many obstacles. As an aspiring writer and actor he was rejected as an extra in the film The Godfather and was persuaded to switch careers for more realistic goals. Sparks of genius were recognized in his script writing, but he was told only legitimate actors would have a chance at performing the title roles....   [tags: Free College Admissions Essays] 255 words
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College Admissions Essays: Enrich the Mind and Spirit - Enrich the Mind and Spirit The college education that I am seeking goes beyond credentials in that it must first and foremost enrich my mind and spirit, and support my belief in continuous learning. My desire is to be challenged and to gain an experience that I can build upon for the future. In order to achieve these goals, I need to be educated in an environment that fairly tests the values that I have been taught, and hopefully substantiates many of them. The atmosphere should allow me to use my own judgment, make my own decisions, and hold me accountable for the results....   [tags: Free College Admissions Essays] 255 words
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College Admissions Essay: An Meaningful Activity - When the horsehair is one millimeter over the A string is when I wonder if my cue has been strong enough. It is too late, however, to turn back. I have started the quartet, and with the ictus of my violin's scroll, the sound is released. The first seconds of connection between horsehair and metal string are the most important. I concentrate on controlling my right index finger as every inconsistency in the fluidity of my hand magnifies itself in my ears. Under my chin the wood begins the vibration that lets me know I am connected to the sound....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 266 words
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College Admissions Essay: Social Responsibility - What can I do For You. I want You to know My heart is Yours It's not a question of what You can do for me But what can I do For You. These lyrics communicate a principle that can help in our daily lives with those around us: selflessness. So many people are in life just to see how much they can get out of it. But how does that help society. It does not except to drive the greed already rampant. So many people attend churches or take part in other religious activities trying to satisfy their need for a higher cause or social betterment, taking the values that are taught but often refusing to implement them, instead being satisfied merely with the dream of a better world....   [tags: Free College Admissions Essays] 282 words
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College Admissions Essay: Elvis to Einstein - I have always been a math-science oriented person, and until my sophomore year of high school, my primary interest was in biological sciences. However, as a student in the Pre-International Baccalaureate Program, I was required to enroll in the physics I class. Walking into the physics lab, I saw an energetic, eccentric woman in a room covered with posters of the periodic table and Alberta Einstein alongside those of Elvis Presley. I would never view physics in the same light again. Ms. Kinney showed me the physics in everything from toys to poetry....   [tags: Free College Admissions Essays] 284 words
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College Admissions Essays: Understanding Mind, Body, and Spirit - At the turn of the 20th century, the popular magazine Human Life reported that Mary Baker Eddy was "the most famous, interesting, and powerful woman in America, if not the world." The daughter of a New Hampshire farming family, she overcame many obstacles to become an acclaimed author, publisher, and religious leader whose legacy is still being felt today. In 1995, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame for "making an indelible mark on society, religion, and journalism." A woman ahead of her time, Mary Baker Eddy (1821 - 1910) pioneered new ideas about spirituality and health....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 284 words
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College Admissions Essay: A Pivotal Time in My Life - A Pivotal Time in My Life   My mother read The Yearling aloud to me when I was eight. I have always thought of that time - those nights when she read, seated in the hall outside the bedrooms, my sister listening from her room and me from mine - our rooms were dark, and the light was on Mother, and her voice was clear and expressive; she was a good reader - I have thought of that as a pivotal time in my literature life. Reading for me, until then, had been The Bobbsey Twins, Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, Winnie the Pooh, and Nancy Drew: a combination of classics and schlock, and I loved it all....   [tags: College Admissions Essay] 312 words
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College Admissions Essay: I Shall Break Free - I Shall Break Free   If words could say all they mean then life would be easy. I try to speak, but nothing ever comes from my mouth. Mind full of thoughts with no way to get them out. Expressions come but do not mean what they say. Each try brings a blundering mess of a jumble of words, no meaning to anyone in what they say. Try and speak only to be ignored by empty space. Each thought whole in my head, not even a fragment in my mouth. No matter what I try, my mind still flows free with no way to express it....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 313 words
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Admissions Essay - The Study of Management - The Study of Management I decided to pursue a career in management at the age of fourteen and since then sought to fulfill my dream. I believe it is a proper job for me, as I am a person who enjoys challenging tasks and I know that it would give me opportunity for intellectual and cultural development. Initially, I wanted to study at a Polish university, but with time it became apparent that the Polish job market, in the areas which interest me most, is slowly heading towards saturation....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 314 words
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College Admissions Essay - Defining Myself - The joy of writing admissions essays. I think it's good that I do this, that I solidify my thoughts into writing. Yet in pouring my feelings into words, I worry that they will become the structure I give them; that my liquid essence will take the shape of whatever phrases I choose; that my thoughts will be defined by the words I use and confined to the rigid boundaries of a language unable to accommodate the fluidity of my mind; that they will be limited to one distinct avenue when a linear direction does not suffice to express these multi-variable musings....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 333 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Law, Politics, and Skepticism - My summer internship at United States Senator Connie Mack's office, my recent volunteer efforts for a local school board campaign, and my previous volunteer efforts for a gubernatorial campaign are representative of my personal interests and long-range goals. My future ambitions and goals are evidence of my interests in and attraction to such subjects as law and politics. While many people consider these subjects to be uninteresting, I am fascinated by how these topics affect our society. Therefore, it is my desire to study political science while in undergraduate school and then continue my education by attending law school and earning a degree in constitutional law....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 334 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Human Resources Management - Human Resources Management I am applying for a course in the studying of human resources management because it is a subject that interests me greatly. The gobalization has provoked a serious crisis in the actual world economy giving human resources management an important role in finding a solution to this crisis. I believe that human beings are the principal players in any organization, they are flexible and the only ones who can mange the process of change that enterprises need to respond to this difficult times....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 336 words
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College Admissions Essay: What I Want from College - What I Want from College   My high school is completely project-based. We've designed restaurants, traveled to Mars, redone the trials of Exxon-Valdez and Bhopal, and had our own Olympics. All of our academic subjects integrate into the projects. In 11th grade, second trimester, the assignment was to build and maintain a utopian society on Mars. As part of the project, I was asked to define the value system of my group's utopia by ranking the importance of ten qualities that make a successful city, including health care, pollution, transportation, education, housing, entertainment, and others....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 343 words
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College Admissions Essay - Rewards of Understanding - College Admissions Essay - Rewards of Understanding As a high school freshman, I met and became friends with many new people. Among the most fascinating people was Lauren. I met Lauren in my lab class. She was outspoken and liberal. Her clothing revealed creativity; her big eyes, curiosity and strength. I was interested in learning more about Lauren, but felt shy about approaching her. My peers made fun of Lauren's manners and actions. They considered her too strange to know and shunned her....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 346 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Committed to Music - I am Committed to Music In my first piano recital at the age of eight, I felt overwhelmed by the audience' s applause. Since that first recital, I became very committed to music and attempted to build a music career. At age six, I began playing the piano, and at age fifteen, I began playing the trumpet. Admitted by a professional music high school at age sixteen, I had the opportunity of exploring the broad world of music, and the high quality of instruction greatly enriched my music background....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 347 words
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College Admissions Essay - The Search for Truth - College Admissions Essay - The Search for Truth Whoever said that we were supposed to take everything on faith. Not God, that's for certain. He's always told us to try it for ourselves, and see if it makes our lives better. I'll never forget the day my high school chemistry teacher had a nervous breakdown because he tried to understand a universe where there was no God, whatsoever. (That is true, to my knowledge, by the way.) I've always been surprised how much faith people put in science, though....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 348 words
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College Admissions Essay: I Will be a Writer! - I Will be a Writer. Two books helped me define myself as a writer, or rather, helped me decide what kind of writer I would be. The first was the Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevsky. I read it when I was a freshman in high school. By then, I had already begun to wrestle with questions of good and evil which I encountered in the novel and would later work with again and again in my poems. Perhaps because I had been raised Catholic, it made the novel more resonant for me, for I firmly believed in the existence of evil, as firmly as I believed in the existence of goodness and its power to transform, although at the end of the book, I had begun to realize that goodness alone is not always enough an...   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 350 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Computer Science - Computer Science The computing industry as a whole becomes more prosperous, exciting and attractive as an employment prospect each day. It spans a wide range of modern applications, as does my interest in the subject. I see computing science as a gateway into new realms of computing, where the highly challenging and demanding work may reap rewards of an equivalent level. My knowledge has grown over the past six years, outwith the areas of learning offered by school courses, and I see this course as an opportunity to gain new skills and broaden my knowledge further....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 358 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Studying Criminology - I am Interested in Studying Criminology I am interested in studying Criminology, This is because I'm fascinated by Topics like why/what people commit crime, Drugs and Society, and in fact all aspects of crime interest me. Various career options attract me including Probation, and Criminal Psychology. The courses I have chosen are BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice, and BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology. I know that I'll have to work hard to gain a Degree but I'm prepared to do whatever it takes, I work well under pressure....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 359 words
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College Admissions Essay: A Person is Nothing Without Dreams - A Person is Nothing Without Dreams My inspiration to succeed has always come from within. As a child, I had the vision of becoming a star and a role model for the next generation. I applied to Harvard because I believe it will help me fulfill those dreams. I am a person who is driven to achieve, and help others. The adversity of living in a small town, the frustration of being different, of looking to rise above and realize my own autonomy has helped me grow. The next step in my growth is Harvard....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 364 words
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MBA Admissions Essays - The Island - There were no tropical bands, smiling islanders, or readily available sun tan lotions. There were, however, three gentlemen dressed in army fatigue sporting rifles and an unhappy disposition. Margarita Island looked more like the stage for a military coup than a vacation paradise. What awaited us on the small plot of land 20 miles north of the Venezuelan coast was a run-down hotel, Porto Fino Mare. Arriving with seven classmates from school and a plane full of American tourists, it felt as if the island's population had doubled with our arrival....   [tags: MBA College Admissions Essays] 368 words
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Writing an Admissions Essay - Writing an Admissions Essay The process of writing—and writing admissions essays in particular—invites a consciously-constructed performance of the self. What I mean by this is that a text—any text—inevitably conveys some persona; and when that text is known as an autobiography or representation of the self, the persona of the text is under even more scrutiny. Andy Warhol, with whom we could never be sure of where the performance ended and where the self started, once said, “When I did my self-portrait, I left all the pimples out because you always should....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 369 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: A Time of Growth - A Time of Growth After months of waiting, I found out that I was one of the few individuals selected for a public-health internship at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. I arrived in Geneva at the end of May, and began my internship at that time. On my way to work I passed by the United Nations complex, the International Red Cross and Crescent Museum, and many other international edifices. As I strolled into the World Health Organization for the first time, I was in disbelief, the WHO is the epitome of the health arena....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 370 words
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College Admissions Essay: Passion for Life - A Passion for Life I am a senior at Western High School. I am currently a member of the Honors program and I will be graduating in the spring of 2003. While at Western, I have been involved in many activities including; collegiate track, the fencing team, forensics, volunteer programs and foreign studies. Western has enabled me to broaden my knowledge in many areas of study. I have enrolled in many courses that have helped me become a well-rounded, educated individual. I have a plethora of interests and experience's....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 374 words
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College Admissions Essay: Learning is What I Do Best - Learning is What I Do Best I could tell you a heartfelt, sentimental, poignant story about first seeing a Harvard refrigerator magnet and feeling my first deep emotions stirring somewhere inside my spleen. Or I could meticulously paraphrase the numerous brochures and articles about Harvard that I have perused. Yet another option would be to rent a small airplane and skywrite, "I want to go to Harvard," in colorful pollutants. And I probably would resort to one of these strategies, had I not some real incentives to attend Harvard....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 379 words
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College Admissions Essay: Dilemma of the Deserted Island - Dilemma of the Deserted Island The following question has been asked: What three things I would take with me if I were forced to live on a deserted island. Here are my thoughts:- 1. A YOUNG JACK RUSSELL TERRIER - Training him might keep me occupied for a while and he could guard the camp at night (Hey, there might be large animals prowling the night. Which reminds me of my neighbor, Colin.) My main reason though, is to provide companionship. My first thought was to bring a human companion, (me Jane, you Tarzan), but I don't know anyone who would want to be stranded with me and I wouldn't want to live alone with someone I had brought against their will....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 384 words
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Free College Admissions Essays - A Loss of Innocence - A Loss of Innocence The United States of America lost its innocence on September 11, 2001. No longer are the vicious attacks on democracy in some far away country; they are now in our own backyard. President Bush said it best, "freedom itself was attacked by a faceless coward..." but now we know the name of that face. For many of us, this is the first time we have experienced what others around the world live with daily. As young people, we can have a profound impact on the future. We can start at this level by supporting our country and the ideals it holds dear....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 384 words
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College Admissions Essay: It's Time to Make Children a Priority - It's Time to Make Children a Priority Much of society judges the relative importance of an occupation by the size of the income or the associated fame. In fact many people judge themselves in the same way. To me, this is a male way of seeing the world. It's all about status and mating rights when you get down to it. I am prepared to concede that at some point in humanity's past this was a fair measure of a job's importance. But in a world that is clearly overpopulated it no longer makes sense to judge solely based upon the propogation of the species....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 385 words
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College Admissions Essay: My Dad - My Dad   In writing about an important person in my life, there are a number of people that I could discuss. But, I feel that the person who is very special to me and one who has been the most influential, is my dad.   He is the type of person that makes me very proud to say that he is my father, and the type of father that I am most fortunate to have. My father and I have always been very close. He is both loving and caring and the type of person that always puts his family first.   My dad has always been there for me both as a parent and a friend....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 388 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: The First to Attend a University - The First to Attend a University My name is Bob Porter and I am a senior at Henry High School. I am the only child of my parents, Debra and Adrian Porter, though my father has three other children. My mother and father divorced four years ago. My father is taking care of me by himself. My mother and father both completed high school, and my mother works as a waitress while my father is a maintenance supervisor. I will be the first to attend a university in my family. My brother and sister live in Chicago, and my other brother lives next to me....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 388 words
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College Admissions Essay: A Stepping Stone for Others - A Stepping Stone for Others I have always had a passion to learn. My interest is in political theory and economics, hoping someday to become a lawyer and stateswoman. I realize that in order to reach any of these goals, a college degree is vital. When I in turn reach my goals, I will use them to encourage and uplift my community by investing my time, money, energy, and influence to become a stepping stone for others. I feel the most important step in giving back to the community is to stay in the community....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 392 words
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College Admissions Essay: Life is Beautiful - Life is Beautiful A friend of mine recently sent me an email with an aphorism that read, "Don't try so hard, the best things come when you least expect them to." I shuddered at its implications. According to this, the best things come to you; you do not elicit them. Trying hard, it seems, is irrelevant to what becomes of our life. I would rephrase it: "Try so hard that it becomes easy, and accept the best things as the best person to receive them." For it is only hard because you do not know that it is easy....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 395 words
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College Admissions Essay: The Grand Tour - The Grand Tour I had many objectives for my trip to Europe. These objectives included making drawings, researching aspects of Western European art and culture, and purchasing research materials while completing an extensive Museum tour beginning in Italy and concluding in Amsterdam. My trip was eventful, and I did complete my original objectives. I spent six weeks in Florence Italy making drawings under the direction of Professor Barry Gealt, and while there toured the city of Florence and the Tuscan region extensively, visiting the Florentine Ufizzi Galleries, the Venetian wonder of San Rocco and San Marco, as well as the Roman Coliseum....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 400 words
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College Admissions Essay: Not Old Enough to Drink, yet Admitted to the Bar! - Not Old Enough to Drink, yet Admitted to the Bar. I am twenty years old peeking out of my window as the mail truck makes a quick stop at my house. Barefoot and shivering, I sprint out to the mailbox. With trembling hands I open the envelope. I did it. I passed the BAR exam. My goal since beginning high school has been to pursue a career in law. Since then, I have been consistently taking steps toward my goal in every way possible. I have interned at the Baltimore District Attorney's office, which was one of the most unique experiences of my life....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 405 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: I Have Always Enjoyed Mathematics - I Have Always Enjoyed Mathematics I have always thoroughly enjoyed Mathematics, and perhaps naturally, I am looking towards a degree course in finance. However, I have other interests beside Mathematics. I believe a Business and Management degree course would be more satisfying because of its diverse elements. When recently I became Deputy Head Girl, my interest in management was awakened. I now have important responsibilities. I have become much more aware of time-management, working as part of a team, setting targets, and representing both the Headmaster and the pupils....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 407 words
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College Admissions Essay: Seeking Wisdom - Seeking Wisdom My neighbors aren't too surprised to see me in my front yard at midnight frantically scraping off the back window of my car. A couple of months ago, I began to write messages there, on the smooth glass. This week's is "A candle loses nothing of its light by lighting another candle." Project Wisdom inspired me to transform the back of my car into my billboard to the world. At my high school the "Words of Wisdom" are read every day. Several of the daily readings ask the question "What are you waiting for?" As Student Council President, I am always encouraging students in my school to participate in community service projects and school pride activities, but I didn't thi...   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 408 words
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College Admissions: Philosophy, Politics and Economics - The crucial importance and relevance of politics, philosophy and their related disciplines to the modern world have led me to want to pursue the study of these social sciences at a higher level. My experiences of Politics at A Level have shown me the fundamental part it plays in our lives, but it has also shown me that it cannot exist alone, and is inextricably linked to history, sociology, economics and, most of all, philosophy. I have found it useful in my other studies, in adding reality to academic analysis - and a sense of stability and proportion too....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 409 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Interest in Computers - My Interest in Computers My interest in computers goes right back to when I was eight and I used to write my own little stories on my mum's laptop. Now, not only have I got experience in using a computer, I have learned a substantial amount of HTML, through A Level ICT and self-teaching. I would like to do this course so I can develop my talent to its limits. Two of my strengths are solving problems and having a head for figures. This is reflected in my maths predicted grade and my B in my GCSEs, and these qualities are needed by people in the field of computing....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 413 words
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Free College Admissions Essays - The Colors of Our World - The Colors of Our World White sees black as criminally minded Black sees Asian as racially blinded Asian sees Jew as money-motivated Jew sees white hoods, white-robed hatred Around and around but it stops when I found That I start with my own heart I gotta break down My own racist mind, mind be free Take me one step closer to equality Most of my life has been spent in an almost completely white community. Until last summer, I had only known one person of color, a kid on my middle school cross-country team....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 414 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Attending School in the United States - My Dream of Attending School in the United States Few people handle death well; my family is no exception. We were sitting in our living room and discussing my future educational plans, whether I would study in the US or not, when the phone rang. As my mother hung up the phone, I saw her trembling, trying hard not to cry. She sat on the couch and explained what happened. Grandfather had called to tell us that he carried my grandmother to the hospital because of a critical situation. We knew that she didn't feel well, but nobody thought the situation could become this serious....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 417 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: I Will Endure - I Will Endure When I wake up to the ear-splitting sound of my alarm clock, and blindly search for the snooze button, a sudden thought dawns: "What am I doing?" The time is 5:30 AM; all is dark and hushed. My weary body feels completely drained of energy. While straining to open my eyes, still warm and snug in my comfortable bed, I am overcome with a feeling of lethargy. "Perhaps I should call in sick." Despite all my musing, and my bed's magnetic pull, I still manage to rise each morning at this ungodly hour to join the cross-country running team in rigorous training....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 421 words
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College Admissions Essay: My Father was Ten Feet Tall - My Father was Ten Feet Tall My father is in the upper room. With his passing, in the dog days of the summer, came great sadness and longing. As I flip through the pages of my memory, I don't recall my father being a tall, striking figure. But to a child, he seemed to stand ten feet tall. He commanded all of his children using a sense of respect and pride. With age, my father's eyesight became impaired and his gait was not so steady. However, my father never lost his inner vision or the ability to stand by his word....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 425 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Mathematics - Mathematics I have always enjoyed mathematics from an early age. As I progressed through A-level, I began to appreciate the importance of mathematics in other science and in commercial life. I believe that a degree in mathematics will leave me very versatile in terms of a future career choice. From 1992 onwards, I was selected every year to represent the school for Hans Woyda Mathematics competition between Home Counties schools. In 1997/98, I was captain of the team. Previously, we have reached the semi-finals of the competition....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 428 words
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College Admissions Essay: The Importance of Disabilities Awareness - The Importance of Disabilities Awareness Disabilities Awareness has played an important role in my life. My present interest in it grew out of my early involvement as a child. In elementary school I was given the chance to serve as a student judge for disabilities awareness art contests sponsored by the NYS Commission on Quality of Care. Children from schools all across New York State were asked to send in drawings to express their personal message of equality and acceptance of people with disabilities....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 430 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: A Rare Encounter - A Rare Encounter Very rarely in life does one encounter an individual who impacts you in such a way that they not only become ingrained in memory, but also shape the type of person you want to become. For me, Mrs. Peggy Jeens was one of these very special and unforgettable people. Although I only had the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Jeens for two of my high school years, she affected me in ways far beyond the educational scope. Through her teaching, she showed me what true happiness and satisfaction were....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 431 words
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College Admissions Essay: Making the Connections - Making the Connections The human race is immortal. There is nothing that forces us to decay into old age and die, this is merely our body destroying itself once our purpose ( reproduction ) is complete. Evolution not only did not bother to select against genes that kill off people past 40, but to some degree selected for such genes: the faster we go through generations, the faster we evolve. If the genes that cause the changes we associate with old age were suppressed in some chemical way, we would be capable of eternal life....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 439 words
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