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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: 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: The Experience that Changed My Life - The Experience that Changed My Life   I volunteered with Outreach Kenya Development Volunteers for three months in Bungoma, Kenya. As a team of six volunteers, we lived with a traditional Kenya family and shared in their daily experiences. Our primary focus this summer was AIDS education. We reached over 7,000 Kenyans about the potential dangers of HIV/AIDS. We used a secondhand vehicle bought by OKDV during the summer of 2000 and an old TV and generator to educate Kenyans. We traveled throughout rural western Kenya and reached people of all age groups and backgrounds....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 495 words
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College Admissions Essay: Deafness Will Not Hold Me Back - Deafness Will Not Hold Me Back A challenge is nothing more than an obstacle that lies in one's path. I have had my fair share of such obstacles The main one has been my deafness. Many people consider deafness a disabilitya handicap that leads to problems or failure. I am proof that this stereotype is false. I was raised with the awareness that a person in my position can either be a "deaf person" or a person who happens to have a problem hearing. I chose to be the latter. An example of the ways in which this decision shaped my life was the way I dealt with the junior and senior high school foreign language requirement; I have none: since I'm deaf, I am exempt from taking a foreign...   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 591 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: The FIRST Engineering Competition - The FIRST Engineering Competition It was just the second week of school, and I had mustered up all my courage to venture to the nether regions of our school known as the basement to attend the first meeting of the newly forming FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics team. When I walked into room one, the newly proclaimed FIRST headquarters, I looked around with apprehension, and I noticed that I did not recognize a single face in the room. Nervously, I took a seat, and Mr....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 648 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Responding to Future Challenges - Responding to Future Challenges As the world grows so do our challenges. Not only are our problems growing in number but they are also growing in complexity. There is scarcely a day that goes by when I don't hear about some new problem that will soon threaten us all. While some of these problems such as El Nino, earthquakes, and other natural disasters cannot be stopped -- there are other challenges such as the spread of racial hatred, rising risk of disease spread, and the growing levels of civil unrest throughout much of the world which threaten many lives everyday....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 576 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Comment on an Experience - Comment on an experience in your life that had an effect on your life. I was a little worried writing about my mother because I thought it would seem like I was looking for sympathy, but I figured it was a good topic to write about because it had the largest effect on me. My goal became to write an essay that didn't focus on the death or loss but on the change and growth that took place. Being active is something that has always been important to me, and I learned this from growing up with and observing an expert....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 804 words
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College Admissions Essay: The End of My Pain - The End of My Pain One of my most memorable event that took place while I was at High Point was during my junior year. I remember that I was going through a phase in my life. I was changing into someone who is stronger, ambitious, and more determine in life. This event occur over a period of several months. It involve some of my closest and best friends that I will ever have. This little incident had particularly changed the course of my life and would forever leave a mark in my life. I remember that during winter of my junior year, I had see my ex-girlfriend for the first time in three years....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 943 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: I Just Wanted to Write - I Just Wanted to Write For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to be a writer. Whenever my elementary school teachers announced that we were going to write a fairy tale or a ghost story, I would nearly jump out of my chair with excitement. Of course, writing days were few and far between - there weren't many seven-year-olds who would rather write a story than draw a pony--so I started writing at home. I would pick up a pencil whenever an opportunity presented itself, finding inspiration in the most mundane things....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 562 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: 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: We Are the World - We Are the World How will I make the future a better place. By trying my hardest to develop technology to help others. I also will be better equipped because I have seen the world and lived in it from different points of view. (I certainly don't have the answers to all of the world's problems, but hopefully I will be able to help solve a few of them.) When I was an exchange student to Germany I realized that the world is but a tiny island upon which there are billions of people who are all dependant upon one another....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 851 words
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College Admissions Essay: My Father Died a Drunk - My Father Died a Drunk At 4, I came to the breakfast table and saw that my father had a horribly swollen eye and adhesive tape forming a shell on his nose. I didn't know that he got those injuries in a barroom fight; I only know that I was deeply frightened and sorry that my father was hurt. This was the first of many bad memories. At 6, I awakened to the sound of a violent argument between my father and mother. I didn't know the reason for the quarrel; I just wanted the shouting, cursing and threats to stop....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 508 words
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College Admissions Essays: An Influential Person or Event - An influential Person/event It seemed like it would make her die, just speaking it. So I didn't tell anyone, not even my best friends. At school I would slip into a fantastical dreamland, nobody there knew that I should be troubled, pensive. I put on my best front and paraded around the school halls with some sort of smile plastered on my face. At lunchtime I'd stare at my food thinking that my friends should know. I thought of a million different ways to tell them. Each time that I came close to telling them, I would think about their potential reactions....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 788 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: Help the Little Children - Help the Little Children   "I believe the children are our future; teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside." These are the words of the well-known singer, Whitney Houston. They are words that I truly intend to live by. My greatest reason for wanting to further my education is to be able to teach and help the children.   See, I come from a small community in Mississippi called Fitler. Many people have not even heard of it. In this community there is nothing positive to motivate or encourage the children to get involved in meaningful goals....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 455 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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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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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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College Admissions Essay: Bringing Home the Gold - Bringing Home the Gold My family owned and operated a jewelry business for 8 years, since I was 10 years old. I grew up with this store, among the earrings and ornaments, always surrounded by things made from a unique substance called gold. Gold is a well-known element, atomic number 79; of course, everyone knows of its international monetary value. However, gold also has a deeply personal resonance; and upon closer examination, this material provides an emblematic picture of my past, my future, and what I offer Harvard University....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 494 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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Free College Admissions Essays: Learning from Mistakes - Learning from Mistakes One day that I will probably never forget is the day that I had to play Jonathan Walker. He was easily the best table tennis player in our school and he had even been offered to play on the National Junior team. I remember the match as if it was yesterday. It was the time of year when competition smelled thick in the air and everyone was excited about Inter-House Sports. I was particularly involved in Tennis and Chess but I was really excited about Table Tennis as I had been named Vice-Captain....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 1165 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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College Admissions Essay: Learning from Helen Keller - Learning from Helen Keller "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." -Helen Keller Helen Keller was one of the most successful people in the world. She helped in so many ways to change many people's lives. She was a very humble person despite her successes. I want to tell you about a story I read which touched me and shows what a special person Helen Keller was. In the summer of 1950, a woman in Italy was asked by a neighbor to pick up two women at a nearby hotel. The reason why her friend, Margot Besozzi, couldn't pick them up is because her jeep was getting repaired and that was the only car they could take to get up the very steep hill to her house....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 511 words
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College Admissions Essay: A Life Changing Experience - A Life Changing Experience The experience of the APEC Youth Science festival was incredible. It has had an enormous impact on me in many ways, changing the way I look at the world and connecting me with people and events far beyond my formerly limited experience. I am extremely glad to have had this opportunity. It was a wonderful experience on multiple levels. It challenged me and expanded me intellectually and socially. I feel that this experience has had an immense impact on me. Through this program I had first-hand access to some of the brightest young minds in both the United States and the world....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 760 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Born to Write? - Born to Write. Two years ago, when I was a junior, I wrote the story "It Came from Catholic School," which I've included in my writing portfolio. My friends, fellow veterans of plaid uniforms and daily masses, liked it and encouraged me to submit it when the school magazine made its annual call for stories. They published the story and asked me to read from it at a reading primarily devoted to student poetry. Well, I was pretty nervous about this. The only readings I'd done before a crowd were Paul's letters to the Ephesians and the occasional Responsorial Psalm-and that wasn't my writing on the line....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 469 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Summer Camp Entrepreneur - Summer Camp Entrepreneur The first wedding that I planned was in no way a traditional wedding. Ten eager little girls decorated the printed invitations with sequins, buttons, and markers. The same energetic hands prepared the wedding feast, consisting of bagged lunches, blintz soufflé, and of course a layer cake. On the big day I looked around with excitement. Again, I noticed something odd about this wedding. All the participants and guests appeared about four feet high. The "groom" had long hair pinned up with brown lines on her face (was that supposed to be a beard?) The wedding location, a back yard with a swing set and a wading pool, seemed far from romantic....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 898 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Biology and Psychology - Biology and Psychology University has always appealed to me because of the wealth of experiences it has to offer as a student. Although I enjoy English Literature and Chemistry: two of my 'A level´ subjects, I am especially keen to study Biology and Psychology. For me, the main appeal of the course lies in the variety of topics that will be covered. The aspects of Biology I find particularly interesting are neuroscience and how the immune system functions and responds. In Psychology, I am very interested in what makes people unique and how different factors shape our personality....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 475 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Interest in Languages - My Interest in Languages I can trace my interest in languages back to a holiday to the Lleyn Peninsula when I was 6, during which I decided to compile a dictionary of the Welsh words I saw on signposts. My interest gained ground at secondary school, and in recent years I have become particularly enthusiastic about the language and culture of Spain - an enthusiasm heightened by a visit to Galicia last summer. While I am enjoying A level French I am keen to take this opportunity to learn something new, hence my desire to study Italian....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 489 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Passion for Economics - My Passion for Economics The crucial importance and relevance of economics related disciplines to the modern world have led me to want to pursue the study of these social sciences at a higher level. My study of Economics has shown me the fundamental part it plays in our lives and I would like to approach it with an open mind - interested but not yet fully informed. Having spent half of my life in India I have direct experience of two very different lifestyles making me more eager and enthusiastic to investigate other ways of life from a macro perspective....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 445 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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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: Expressing Creativity through Mathematics - Expressing Creativity through Mathematics After his visit to a Shell Research Laboratory, my high school teacher in math told us in class that he was so happy with his education, because mathematics had helped him to understand the explanations and demonstrations that had been given by the Shell researchers. He said, "If you master mathematics then you can understand everything." That was certainly an exaggeration, but it nevertheless sounded like a golden message. Since I definitely wanted to have a better understanding of what was going on around me, mathematics seemed the obvious way to go....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 461 words
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College Admissions Essay: I Seek the Grail - I Seek the Grail " You travel and see what the camera saw. The wonder of the human mind, heart, wit, and instinct... You might catch yourself saying, 'I'm not a stranger here.'" John Mahtesian John Mahtesian's photography offers a visual poetry of the human condition. It is a direct expression of his warmth, depth of spirit, and humanity. A true gentleman, extremely humble and unfailingly polite, he achieves an invisibility that is the success of his art. His patience and commitment to his vision allow him to capture moments others could not....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 485 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Strength and Weakness - Strength and Weakness Everyone has strengths and weaknesses but as a child, it's hard to deal with your weaknesses. It's not until you grow up and realize that you have to use your strengths to overcome your weaknesses. Combining logic with technology can be a useful tool. For me it was the way to overcome my disability. Early on in my education I encountered learning disabilities. These learning disabilities included reading, spelling, grammar, and difficulty in time writing reports. These learning disabilities have frustrated me....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 468 words
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College Admissions Essay: Aunt Joan and Yoga - Aunt Joan and Yoga Up until about 40 years ago, yoga was practically unknown to most Americans. When it was introduced to the United States in the '60s, people believed in the incorrect stereotype that it was done only by "hippies," "flower children," and "druggies." Today the term "yoga" is more widely known, now that it is becoming trendier. Yoga is a discipline with a scientific background that was developed over 2000 years ago. In this system of self-development the restless mind is calmed and energy is placed into constructive channels....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 624 words
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College Admissions Essay: An Intense Learning Experience - An Intense Learning Experience My semester of study abroad is best described as an intense learning experience, without which I feel that my education would have been incomplete. The lessons learned were far different from those I encountered in high school, but of equal or greater importance. I gained new perspective about international affairs and also found I was challenged as an individual to grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally. There is no doubt that this experience has changed me, and I am certainly better for it....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 449 words
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College Admissions Essay: My Summer in Europe - My summer in Europe I spent six weeks in Florence, studying renaissance art and art history. After this, I traveled across Europe for three weeks and experienced the many beautiful countries and cultures that exist on this continent. Studying renaissance art in Florence, the place of it's birth, was literally a moving experience. To see works that I thought only existed in books and also to live in the same city that housed the masters, was amazing. I took a drawing class as well in Florence....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 800 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Landscape Architecture - Landscape Architecture How to create an environment suitable for human living when resources are limited is a challenging problem for modern society. My strong interest in photography and art has compelled me to become especially observant toward the relationship between human beings and the environment. I have come to realize that the environment we live in has suffered much damage from pollution and lacks competent planning, making it difficult to find beautiful scenery to photograph or sketch....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 734 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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Free College Admissions Essays: Multifaceted Background - Multifaceted Background-- University of Illinois Writing a self-reflective tirade is perhaps one of the most difficult tasks to perform. I have found myself pondering this topic for an unusually long time; no one has ever asked me to write about my culture-- the one thing about myself which I understand the least. This question which is so easy for others to answer often leads me into a series of convoluted explanations, "I was born in the U.S., but lived in Pakistan since I was six. My brothers moved to the US when I was thirteen" I am now nearly twenty, which means I have spent half my life being Pakistani, the other half trying to be American, or is the other way around....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 465 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Jewish Self-discovery - Jewish Self-discovery "Sarah, we need your help in the Ukraine this summer. Can I count on you?" This question changed my life profoundly. I was asked to be a counselor on JOLT, Jewish Oversees Leadership Program, an opportunity to interact with young campers in an impoverished country and positively influence their lives. Little did I realize that this experience would impact mine so greatly. JOLT, an outreach program, runs an annual overnight summer camp in the Ukraine with counselors from the United States and Israel....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 771 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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Free College Admissions Essays: Computer Science - Computer Science I have always been interested and intrigued by computers, ever since using a BBC when I was very young. Since then I have become fluent in writing BASIC and more recently I have learnt HTML, the language of the World Wide Web on which I have my own wesite. I use computers for most of my exam coursework such as Solving Equations Using Numerical Methods for Pure Maths 2 and also for recreation. My A-level studies are Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Design Technology....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 542 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: FBI Agent - FBI Agent In all respect I've always had a fascination with becoming an F.B.I. agent. As my interest grow during my educational progression, I'm learning how my personal attributes with help me in my given field. First of is the size of my physical build, which I believe will help me with any possible altercation I my encounter. My positive attitude toward life will also be helpful. I also have a good decision making skills, with out letting let and kind of prejudice entering my mind. The reason I am so positive about this is I've had such a variety of friends....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 465 words
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College Admissions Essay: Moving Beyond Pastry - Moving Beyond Pastry A few days ago, I innocently happened upon what, according to the bakery sign, was an almond croissant. Delighted, I ordered one, and dreamily handed over my two dollars as memories of bustling Parisian streets and morning bakery smells drifted back to me. However, as I took my first bite a record screeched in my head, violently thrusting me out of my daydream and landing me back into the reality that I was not in Paris, but in the middle of the USA, eating what amounted to a dry piece of wonder bread with two barely distinguishable almond bits on top....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 445 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: What I Want From College - What I Want From College It has always been my greatest ambition to become a college graduate. In order to achieve that goal I have strived to cultivate the various talents with which I have been blessed. The first step is to fully appreciate the professors and their dedication to passing on not just knowledge from a text, but the intimate knowledge of helping young men such as myself become accountable and successful contributors to society. I don't think enough students take the opportunity to tap into the personal knowledge that many professors offer their students....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 495 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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Free College Admissions Essays: I Traded it All to Be a Filmmaker - I Have Traded it All to Be a Filmmaker I left a secure job and a lifestyle that would have catapulted me into the upper middle class by age 30. I disappointed my family and shocked my friends, but the applause from the packed auditorium vindicated my decision to pursue my passion. At great expense, I decided to follow my dreams, to refuse to be disappointed or discouraged by life. As I reflected on all the difficulties I persevered through in reaching that point in my life, I felt a hand patting me on my shoulder praising my work....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 1033 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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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 Public Relations Campaign - ... Although this strategy has yielded adequate results, the process of actually choosing a college begins at the freshman level (Flemming, n.d.). This is the focus of this PR strategy, to target high achieving 9th and 10th grade high school students for early college admission. Public Relations Plan The objective of this public relations plan is to increase enrollment of high achiever students. The goal is to accomplish this increase through an early enrollment plan. The college will offer full and partial scholarships to qualified 9th and 10th grade students that continue to maintain high academic standards through high school graduation based on need....   [tags: marketing for prospective students]
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Affirmative Action in College Admissions - Affirmative action has been a controversial topic ever since it was established in the 1960s to right past wrongs against minority groups, such as African Americans, Hispanics, and women. The goal of affirmative action is to integrate minorities into public institutions, like universities, who have historically been discriminated against in such environments. Proponents claim that it is necessary in order to give minorities representation in these institutions, while opponents say that it is reverse discrimination....   [tags: Race]
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The Problems With College-Entrance Testing - One of the most stressful experiences for a high school senior is the search for the college. So once these senior students finally develop a plan, why is it that they may not be able to achieve what they desire. Colleges and universities today are becoming more and more competitive, sometimes to the point of exclusive. With that it is fair to say that entrance to certain schools may be more difficult and extensive than the others based on popularity and demand. When this happens, colleges are looking for the best of the best in academics, the student who will represent and be the best for their institution....   [tags: Standardized Tests in College Admissions]
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Affirmitive Action In The College Admissions Process - Every year millions of high school seniors apply to colleges and universities across the country. Some get in, some don’t. These schools have strict policies on the criteria for the acceptance of such students. The criteria involve many aspects of a student’s prior academic career, such as their academic standing, extra curricular activities and work ethic. These are criteria that put everyone on the same level because everyone has the ability to work harder or join more athletics. However, no one can change the color of their skin, and colleges base their admissions on these variables as well....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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How College Admissions Criteria Is Being Affected by Social Media - ... How can a school possibly make a judgment on admission based upon criteria that was never forthcoming. Colleges should be required to notify students that their admitted applications may result in an investigation of their social networking sites, and not just in obscure news articles but on the admissions websites that students are viewing regularly. Lawyers specializing in Social Media cases are also paying close attention to these new criteria for admissions into college. Many such as Bradley Shear are questioning potential flaws in the system which could lead to major legal troubles for some school using this practice....   [tags: Facebook, Twitter, admission counselors] 793 words
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