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Personal Statement: Goals in Nuclear Engineering - Personal Statement: Interests, Experiences, and Goals in Nuclear Engineering Money and fame do not motivate my goals. Engineering in all forms is a field of innovation and invention. Aspirations of any great engineer should be to introduce to the world a new idea, product, or service that will make people happier and the environment safer. Success in these challenges is a reward greater than any dollar amount or public recognition. Engineers bring societies to new levels of civilization through their advancements in technology and discovery....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 518 words
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I Intend to Pursue the Study of Medicine - Admissions Essay - I Intend to Pursue the Study of Medicine I walked off the school bus; it was a beautiful summer day. The sun was shining and the birds were singing, but inside my house it was dark, a cloud had moved over us. I slowly made my way to the door, expecting my mother to greet me but instead my sister opened the door, something was wrong, I knew instantly. When I walked in and there sat my three year-old little brother playing with his toys in the family room and my parents were sitting on the couch....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 890 words
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An Internship and My Interest in Medicine - Admissions Essay - An Internship and My Interest in Medicine How does a hospital run without adequate water to develop X-ray films. What are the signs and symptoms of malaria. What is the most common cause of infant mortality worldwide. These are all questions to which I learned answers during my six-week clerkship in rural South Africa. That a well-rounded education is the mark of a true scholar is a belief I acquired from my high-school education, and in that spirit I flew off to try and understand some of the important issues in the changing South African health care system....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 865 words
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A Contributing Member of Society - A Contributing Member of Society "My immediate goal is to gain admission to the College of Law. I know that I will be able to receive a top-notch education that will allow me to fulfill my potential as a contributing member of society. As a young boy, I dreamed of becoming a police officer or a fireman. Of course, many young boys my age harbored similar aspirations. However, I was not attracted to these professions for their obvious action and bravado. What made the people who performed these jobs special to me is that they stood up for others....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays] 1060 words
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Personal Statement: I Want to Revolutionize Our World - I Want to Revolutionize Our World When I was eight, I wanted to be an astronaut so I could explore the moon and go to the stars. Now that I am eighteen, I have decided I want to build the spacecraft that will take others to the moon and the stars. In my college experience, I want to gain the knowledge and insights that will enable me to fulfill my dream of designing and testing spacecraft. For the past three semesters, I have conducted research in the Aerospace Engineering Department at Mississippi State University....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 495 words
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Essay About My Love of Reading and Learning - I read voraciously as a child. I grew up in a college town and spent my summers in Middlebury, Vt, where my father taught summer school. That meant I was surrounded by libraries and by people who love to read and discuss literature. During the Vermont summers, one of my favorite places was Middlebury College's rare books room where I read first-edition Louisa May Alcott novels. Besides this immersion into a world of books, I credit my love of reading to the fact that my parents only let me watch an hour of TV a day....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 197 words
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I Am Forty-seven and I Wish to Study Law - I Am Forty-seven and I Wish to Study Law "If I had it to do over again, I would go to law school." That has been my response for the last fifteen years whenever I was asked if I felt fulfillment in my chosen profession. The truth is, I never felt fulfilled because I never really chose a profession. As did many working-class people with no advanced education, my parents believed that the road to success was through education. Hence I was encouraged to pursue an academic education in high school and to attend college....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays] 731 words
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I Would Like to Work as a School Psychologist - I Would Like to Work as a School Psychologist I am interested in being a school psychologist for a variety of reasons. First, I believe that my background in working with children and families, and my B.A. in psychology are essential combinations that will be helpful in my pursuit of the degree. Second, I would like to work with children in a variety of educational situations, such as those in need of special education classes and those in talented and gifted programs. Third, I believe it is essential to work directly with the entire family system, not just the child....   [tags: Graduate College Admissions Essays] 880 words
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Nursing Will Allow Me to Contribute to the Community - Nursing Will Allow Me to Contribute to the Community Jeffrey Hart in, “How to Get a College Education,” discusses the importance of knowing why students are taking certain courses. Not only does he discuss the reasons for choosing a major, but also the importance of their later careers once degrees have been obtained. Hart backs up one of his philosophy professor’s beliefs that “The goal of education is to produce the citizen” (129). With reference to this quote, one can question, “What is the job of the citizen?” A citizen’s job is to do whatever can be done to make the community a pleasant one....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]
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The More I Learn, the More I Want to Know - The More I Learn, the More I Want to Know Since as long ago as I can remember I have always been fascinated by the natural world. That childish fascination has not left me but deepened over the years. This interest has led me to my love of biology, ecology, animal behaviour and evolution. Following my graduation from High School I studied Biological Sciences for two years at the Catholic University of Chile in Santiago. From March 1997 to November 1998 I was obliged to take a break from my studies at university as my father was moving from the city to a more remote rural area....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 433 words
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Identify a personal hero and articulate the influence this person has had on you - Identify a personal hero and articulate the influence this person has had on you I learn Spanish literature from a petite, sophisticated woman who has yet to appear in anything less that pearls, a well-cut suit and carefully scraped-back hair. Nevertheless, not one class has gone by without her eventually sitting cross-legged on her desk, eyes intent behind wire-rimmed glasses, hair slipping from her ponytail as if in agreement with her insistence that Spanish is exciting and all-encompassing, that Spanish literature is life reflected....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 532 words
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I Am Poor and Gay...and I Will Practice Law - I Am Poor and Gay...and I Will Practice Law One of the few things I remember about my childhood is my mother's beige linen suit. It was her "best" suit, and she wore it to work for years. The more it faded and frayed, the more it became a symbol to me of our poverty, and the more I hated it. Being poor made me feel like a second-class person. We never really outgrew the poverty; I just left it to go to college. By my second year, I was working up to fifty hours a week to support myself....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays] 1026 words
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I Wish to Study Internal Medicine in the USA - I Wish to Study Internal Medicine in the USA Medicine appeals to me as a humanistic, challenging field that offers an opportunity to help people in the most vital aspect of their lives; their health. Medicine has passionately appealed to me from my early childhood. I come from a family of doctors. My father, who is my role model, taught me two important aspects in the field of medicine: To reduce suffering & do no harm to patients. With this strong foundation, as my basis and support, entrance into a rural medical school was out of fascination for the intricate human architecture and its functioning....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 858 words
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I Will Use My God Given Talents in the Practice of Law - I Will Use My God Given Talents in the Practice of law Given an understanding of the scarcity and importance of time and the fleeting nature of existence, time commitment decisions are among the most important choices that an individual has to make. I believe that time is a gift from God and it is up to individuals to make wise decisions regarding how they will invest the time that God has granted them. My perception of time dictates, to a degree, how I chose to use it. I believe that time is linear - there is a beginning and an end - God, the creator of time....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays] 947 words
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My Father Wasted His Life - I Will Not - My Father Wasted His Life - I Will Not Why me. Nothing like this had ever even happened to me before. I was so shocked I could barely shed a tear. My life had been normal and uneventful and happy, and now it was turned upside down and I was lost. I remembered when I was a little kid and he would send me to my room for stealing those little sugar packets that were in a bowl hidden in the cupboard and eating them. I would get so mad and wish for him to disappear or die or leave and never come back....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 620 words
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The English Degree – Pursuing a Life Less Ordinary - The English Degree – Pursuing a Life Less Ordinary A little learning is a dang’rous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring … Alexander Pope’s famous lines were written at a time when earnest pilgrims, seeking and finding (after a wearying search) the very fountain of knowledge, could kneel to cup their humble hands in the deep but clear water and bring wisdom to their lips to quench their thirst with slow, contemplative draughts. Poor mortals of the twenty-first century who seek the precious wellspring of education, however, invariably find that the (‘readily accessible’) fountain has flooded, too full of learning, and the muddied water is hurriedly swallowed....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]
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I am a Child of the World - I am a Child of the World One of the questions I was asked most frequently when I arrived at college was "where are you from?" Unlike most students, I could not quickly answer this question. Whereas many students have spent most of their lives in one or two areas, my feeling of "home" was not that simple. I was born in Canada and lived there until I was seven; then my family moved to Belgium. After five years in Belgium, we moved to Minnesota, where I spent my high school years. As I left for college, my parents moved to Switzerland and have since divorced....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays] 815 words
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One Must Search for Beauty in All Things - One Must Search for Beauty in All Things I never had the benefit of a spiritual guide. No one ever counseled me to “search for beauty in all things”. Perhaps it is most beneficial to learn some things through experience. I ran away from an abusive stepfather and an alcoholic mother when I was thirteen and it was the best decision I ever made. I slept on rooftops and hallways for a year before the state took custody of me and placed me in a group home. Over the next four years I would live in several different homes ranging from a hundred children to less than ten and attend four different high schools....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays] 732 words
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I have gained more than I lost - I have gained more than I lost Over the past year, everything in my life has completely changed. The ways that I think, react, and live now are totally different. As I was growing up my father would physically abuse me. The situation that I was in cost me many things in my life, but in retrospect I have gained more than I have lost. Six months ago I had hit rock bottom. It was the end of my junior year and I had just run away from my house for the fourteenth or fifteenth time. I was at a payphone, going to call one of my friends to come pick me up and as I was catching my breath....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 448 words
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My Interest in the Study of History - My interest in the study of history dates back to my early days at Queen Elizabeth II High School, Isle of Man. I was fascinated by the study of the Roman Empire that I undertook during my first year. Fuelled by enthusiastic teaching my interest developed, and I became particularly interested in my GCSE history course that was concerned with the Cold War period. My interest in modern political history has continued into the sixth form, and, in particular, the breakdown of communism in the USSR and Eastern Europe, and area that I intend to explore in my Extended Essay....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 662 words
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I Am Committed to Becoming a Historian - I Am Committed to Becoming a Historian As a Ph.D. student in U.S. history, I would like to continue to explore the intersections of culture and economics in U.S. history, especially as they relate to working-class life and consumption. Although I am now committed to becoming a historian, my academic background has been quite varied. Disillusioned with the often reductionist truths of physical science, I transferred from the School of Engineering to State College after my first year. As an undergraduate, I not only majored in history, but also concentrated in mathematics, especially as it related to economics....   [tags: Statement Purpose College Admissions] 641 words
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The Ideal Leading me to Study Law - The Ideal Leading me to Study Law The war in the former Yugoslavia is an intensely personal matter for me. I had, for some time, been more aware of the strife in Croatia than many of my peers. My family is originally from Zagreb. As the war progressed, my parents worried about relatives and friends whom they could no longer reach. My father gave up his medical practice in the summer of 1991 to volunteer his medical skills in Zagreb. Throughout this time, I struggled between my sense of responsibility to my relatives and "homeland" and my comfortable life as an American college student....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays] 984 words
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To Make the World a Better Place - To Make the World a Better Place I have developed a strong sense of social responsibility at Brown, in part due to the politically interested student body, and in part because I decided to concentrate in political science with a focus in political theory. I chose this subject because it was the one that made me think the hardest, and the one that energized me the most. My heart beats faster when I hear something new and compelling in class; the satisfaction I get from writing a successful analytical paper is, for me, proof that I chose wisely....   [tags: Graduate College Admissions Essays] 692 words
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From Conservative Hong Kong to Liberal Arts - From Conservative Hong Kong to Liberal Arts A defining moment in my life occurred about two years ago. I left my high school in Hong Kong and came to the United States to finish my secondary education as an international student in New York. I left my parents, my home, my friends, and my language in order to experience a foreign culture and broaden the scope of my education and view of life. Whenever I try to think or write about my life-my autobiography-I always settle upon the importance of this move, this shift from Eastern to Western perspective....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 749 words
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Teaching - Every Day Brings Something New - Teaching - Every Day Brings Something New I started seriously thinking about what I wanted to do with my life, concerning my career, in the 11th grade. From my junior year until my first semester in college, I was certain my purpose in life was to teach. However, people I spoke with, including some family, friends, and even schoolteachers, repeatedly crushed this choice: "Why would you want to be a teacher. Don't you know how much they make. Why would you want to deal with bratty kids all day....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 750 words
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What I Can Offer Your University - What I Can Offer Your University   Shakespeare once said, "We know what we are, but know not what we may be." While I do not know what my future holds or how I will spend the bulk of my adult life, I know that only education will give me the opportunity to detect my interests and enrich my soul. I believe the University will provide me with the perfect atmosphere for bettering my life and my creative abilities.   One of the most important factors that I look for in a college is a low student-to-teacher ratio and an accessible faculty willing to work with students....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 603 words
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My Dream of Becoming an Attorney - My Dream of Becoming an Attorney After graduating from high school I was ambivalent about going to college. In high school I was not a very motivated student, but I knew I possessed the ability to be successful academically, given the proper encouragement. I chose Suffolk County Community College's Selden campus as my springboard into higher education. At Suffolk I developed the academic skills necessary to excel at the university level. The work was very challenging at times, but the faculty was very involved with their students....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays] 338 words
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What to Do With My Life? - Wish I could be Anything I wanna be Wanna be a fireman Wanna be an astronaut Wanna sail the seas Just like a sailor But it's not the end of the world So baby don't get upset It's just a little regret   Less than a year left of high school, then four years of college to study who knows what, and after that... I do not know. There are so many things I wish I could do, so many careers I think would be interesting as the lyrics above suggest. I am big on traveling just to see the sights....   [tags: College Admissions, Personal Narrative] 418 words
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The Program that Changed My Life - CTY, one of the most successful programs run by the Institute for the Academic Advancement of Youth (IAAY), was my first step toward a greater world. It's a three-week summer camp located at various colleges and universities around the nation that really let middle school scholars' minds run wild and free for the first time. I was a CTYer for three wonderful years, with each succeeding year being better. During Session I of 1989, I went to Scripps College in California and studied Precalculus during Session I....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 298 words
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My Work Will Benefit Future Generations - Because my activities and academic work exemplify the criteria set by your organization, I should be selected for the I. M. Bright College Scholarship. My accomplishments and activities attest to my scholastic ability, intellectual potential, personal integrity, and enthusiasm for learning. With all "A's" in school and a 1580 SAT score, I set no personal limits on my future endeavors. At both the Governor's School in the Sciences and Johns Hopkins University, I worked with students who were also valedictorians and proven leaders....   [tags: Free College Admissions Essays] 300 words
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What I have Learned about Myself - I can remember sitting in class, feeling eyes burning through me, dodging inquisitive glances from all sides, and anxiously awaiting the bell to ring for lunchtime. As most people know, lunch is the most dreaded part of the first day at a new school. First day of school memories are still fairly vivid for me; my father was in the JAG corps in the Army and my family moved with biannual regularity. In fact, I even attended three different high schools. While this may seem highly undesirable to some, I learned an incredible amount about myself, the world, and other people through moving that I may never have learned otherwise....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays] 692 words
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I Want to be a Teacher - I Want to be a Teacher When I was in high school, I worked as an aide in an elementary school during one period of the day. When I first began working there, I had second thoughts about choosing education as a career, but then I worked with Michael. One of my tasks was to listen to Michael read everyday and monitor his progress. Michael was a problem child who people tended to turn away from, but I was drawn to him. Michael became something of a project for me. I found that Michael would work very hard on his reading just because he sensed that I was interested in him, and, as a result, his reading began to improve....   [tags: College Admissions Teaching Philosophy] 701 words
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A Life of Usefulness and Reputation - A Life of Usefulness and Reputation   The moral responsibility of training individuals for a life of usefulness and reputation rests within the university. However, it is difficult to define what this type of life entails. College education, therefore, is not about supplying students with specific moral obligations to be completed over the course of their lives; instead, universities teach their students to be proactive, to question everything, and to never be afraid to make mistakes. I am confident that my education at Brown, both in and out of the classroom, as well as my interests and concerns reflects my acquisition of these moral obligations....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 1124 words
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What is the meaning of challenge? - What is the meaning of challenge. What is the meaning of challenge. The denotative meaning of challenge is "a calling into quesion." For the challenges that our society experiences everyday, I think we should look upon them as a page in a never ending story. The severe encounter that has left an impring on my life is death. On June 2, 1999, I received a phone call late that evening informing me that my friend had flown home. He did not fly away by and airplane but by wings that carried him. Death was unexplainable to me, so I received guidance on how to grow from this dissolution....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 388 words
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The Journalist, a Rare Breed Indeed - The Journalist, a Rare Breed Indeed "Hello?" The police dispatcher answers the phone. "Hi there," I say brightly. "My name is Aaron Mesh, and I'm from the News Chief. Could you please transfer me over to Major Thomas. I need to ask her a few questions about the wreck over on Havendale Drive this morning..." This is my job. I'm an intern reporter at the News Chief, a daily newspaper in east Polk County, Florida. I've been on the job for the past 27 months. Once a week, I come into the Chief's newsroom and get to work: conducting interviews, gathering information, writing stories....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 560 words
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Making a Difference as a Teacher - Making a Difference as a Teacher I have not always wanted to be a teacher. I always knew that I wanted to work with children in some way, but I was pretty sure that teaching was not for me. I was well on my way in my junior year of college working toward a biology degree so that I could become a pediatric physician’s assistant. I still cannot explain what happened, but one week I was a biology major, and the next I knew that I have always been meant to teach children. I suppose I just took the longer route to get there than most people do....   [tags: Teaching Education College Admissions] 761 words
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It's Time for a Justice Hotline - It's Time for a Justice Hotline I believe that to ignore a cry for help is cruel. Unfortunately, disregard for people in need is not unusual in our society. Every day, individuals experience discrimination. The homeless are shuffled out of sight. The mentally ill are neglected. Elderly citizens are discounted and the incarcerated are abused. I volunteer regularly at a San Francisco crisis hotline, answering phone calls from people who suffer because of injustice and who are, sometimes literally, at the end of their rope....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays] 685 words
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What Good is Care Without Compassion? - What Good is Care Without Compassion. The AIDS hospice reeked from disease and neglect. On my first day there, after an hour of "training," I met Paul, a tall, emaciated, forty-year-old AIDS victim who was recovering from a stroke that had severely affected his speech. I took him to General Hospital for a long-overdue appointment. It had been weeks since he had been outside. After waiting for two and a half hours, he was called in and then needed to wait another two hours for his prescription....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 1088 words
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Internal Medicine is a Team Sport - Internal Medicine is a Team Sport Ever since I was a child, I have asked the basic question, "Why do things work the way they do?" Never satisfied with the mere memorization of facts and details, I have always strived to understand the mechanism of actions. Seemingly simple facts, like water turning into ice when it is cold outside, perplexed me more than the average five year old, resulting in a constant barrage of "why" for my parents to answer. This inquisitive nature attracted me to the sciences throughout my school years and, in particular, to chemistry during my undergraduate years at college....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 581 words
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Pursuing a PhD in English Literature - Pursuing a PhD in English Literature Education has always been the highest priority in my family. After attending university and graduate school in the US, my parents moved to Florida, turning down a masters in architecture at Harvard for my mother for a position at an engineering firm for my father. Still relatively new to this country and language, my mother established her own architectural firm. In the midst of this transition, both spatially and professionally, my parents insisted on sending my brother to an expensive private school....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 764 words
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Example of a Personal Statement - Personal Statement      During my years of living, I have experienced many things. Many of which have made me who I am today. Many of the things I have done have caused me to want more in life, to expand not only my knowledge, but also my horizons. In reflecting back on what I have done in life, it shows me that I am well on my way of doing that. I feel as though I am a very determined, hard-working, versatile person who is ready for college and the world. Various factors have caused me feel this way....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 634 words
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I Am An English Major - My parents instilled a passion for reading in me even as a toddler; years later, an excellent, extremely motivational third grade teacher encouraged my writing in ways that all teachers should note. At the age of eight, I was a child who loved reading and writing, and at the age of eighteen, I was a first-year student at State College who decided to major in English. I am now a senior in college (thinking about that fact literally sends a strange mixture of frightened, yet excited shivers charging through my body) and a very different person than that nervous first-year student I used to be....   [tags: Graduate College Admissions Essay] 640 words
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Walking the Path of Discovery - Earning a college degree has always been one of my life goals. In the past, my main motivation was obtaining the title. However, in high school I was provided with a few research opportunities that greatly changed my understanding of research. Consequently, my motivation for earning a college degree has also changed. My research work with the department was one of the most significant research experiences I have had the opportunity to pursue. Essentially, this was my first glimpse into the real academic world....   [tags: Graduate College Admissions Essays] 352 words
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I Will Become a Physician - I Will Become a Physician. With the ever-changing field of medicine, many people wonder what medicine will be like in the future. For example, will we still have to live in fear of contracting an incurable and deadly disease, like AIDS. Or will medicine in the future have the capability of handling such threats to our lives. Answering these questions and having the proper education and training to help prevent such threats has been my major ambition. I feel that I can best fulfill this ambition by becoming a physician....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 880 words
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Diversity Statement - African American - Diversity Statement - African American When people hear the word 'diversity', they often think in terms of black and white. I believe the true meaning of diversity is not simply about skin color, economic background or the face value of any other characteristic, rather it is the increased knowledge and sensitivity gained from unique experiences. The strength of diversity then comes from having many points of view and trying to reconcile them by finding common truths or resolving differences amongst people....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 882 words
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A Theater of My Own - A Theater of My Own My grandmother, Annie was a seanchai, an Irish storyteller. She was the only great actor I have known intimately. Her stage was the kitchen of her cottage in the West of Ireland and her stories were about her friends and neighbors. She recreated their trials and triumphs and with her talent for mimicry accorded each a speaking part. Her one woman show held me spellbound. She commanded my tears and fits of laughter depending on the content of her story or dictated by a whim....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 978 words
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Working to Stop the Slaughter - Working to Stop the Slaughter Gunfire kills 30,000 Americans every year. Gunfire disproportionately kills the young. Fifteen to twenty-four-year-olds are far more likely to die in gun murders and accidents than the average American. (Center for Disease Control) People in their early twenties are also more likely to use a gun to take their own life. In 1998, gun violence killed 4,476 18 to 22 year olds. In other words, gunfire kills 13 people in our age group every day. Every day, students like us mourn friends, classmates, siblings, and childhood playmates who died from gun violence....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 443 words
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Success is in the Attempt - Success is in the Attempt I may not know exactly what I'm going to be when I grow up but I have embarked on a path of self-discovery and I have discovered that I am a writer. I am a writer. It took a long time for me to admit that writing was more than a hobby, it was a passion. Writing is what I was meant to do. I was so afraid that my desire to make writing into a career was a frivolous, unrealistic fantasy. I never took any risks to make it happen. When I started thinking about college and a career I filled my journal with ideas and desires....   [tags: Graduate College Admissions Essays] 526 words
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Let's Work for World Peace - Let's Work for World Peace In conducting research for an essay that I am writing on constructive approaches to the problems of war and peace, I read a short, but thought-provoking fable by an unknown author. I would like to share that story with you, as well as my idea as a possible solution for world peace. "Tell me the weight of a snowflake," a robin asked a wild dove. "Nothing more than nothing," was the answer. "In that case I must tell you a marvelous story," the robin said. "I sat on the branch of a fir, close to its trunk, when it began to snow --not heavily, not in a raging blizzard, no, just like in a dream, without any violence....   [tags: Graduate College Admissions Essays] 746 words
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A Degree in Education - A Degree in Education I have been extremely fortunate to grow up in the type of environment that most people would call an "all-American town." All my life I have known I was very blessed to live here. The community where I live is not too large or too small. It is just the right size to provide the closeness and bonding that I have known and grow to love. This town is extremely family and church oriented and has a great school system. All of these things have had a very positive impact on my life....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 516 words
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The Face of Fear - The Face of Fear "You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop and look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, '...I can take the next thing that comes along.'...You must do the thing you think you cannot do (Eleanor Roosevelt)." Every time I read these words, I am able to see the truth in them. College to me is the next step that I must take in life. Although this next step comes with much trepidation and apprehension, it is a necessary step that I must take to forever better and prepare myself for the life that I wish to lead....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 972 words
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