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Education is the Foundation of Opportunity - Education is the Foundation of Opportunity “Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.” - Charles F. Kettering(inventor of the electric starter, 1876-1958) I want to go into education with an open mind. Education is the foundation of opportunity, and I want to give young people all the opportunities I’ve had. It is because of these opportunities that I feel that I was called to the field of education. Every person who has ever been in school knows that there are teachers we will remember and teachers we will forget....   [tags: Philosophy College Admissions] 687 words
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My Interest in Education and Business - Throughout life, my aspiration in terms of prospective careers has been shared by both education and business. The allure of an education degree to me, is the prospect of some day stimulating the minds of young individuals and becoming an influential figure in their lives. In truth, I believe that an Education degree will allow me to explore all aspects of the educational field, and provide myself with an excellent basis for a career in teaching. In my current Advanced level subjects I consider Business Studies as my forte, and this is supported by studies in Media, Sociology and History....   [tags: Free College Admissions Essays] 873 words
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Studying Law within a Broad Context - Studying Law within a Broad Context While the law may be too ungainly and inefficient a vehicle to directly change the world, it offers a unique opportunity to help influence people's interpretation of the world. I have always longed to be in a more intellectual environment where I might be allowed to see things from a different perspective. Having thoroughly enjoyed the academic study of Government and Politics and Economics where understanding political rhetoric and economic influences on government policies had to be analysed through abstract theories I am looking forward to studying law within a broad political, economical, historical and social context....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays] 509 words
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Diversity Statement - The Appalachian Mountains - Diversity Statement - The Appalachian Mountains I was raised in an ultra-conservative Pentecostal Holiness church in the Appalachian Mountains. There were snake handlers in our church. It was thought that it tested one's faith to pick up a poisonous snake -- God wouldn't allow it to bite you if you had faith. However, I was always afraid that to pick up a snake would greatly increase God's propensity to smite me via death by snakebite. I did not have enough faith. I've never encountered a miracle -- I've never had a dream come true....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 390 words
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Lots of Talk and No walk - The team filed into the locker room at halftime. Everyone was discouraged, upset because we were losing by thirty points. "Hey boys, we've gotta step it up and we gotta step it up right now. No more messin' around. Let's put forty points on the board and send these chumps home with their tails between their legs," barked one of our captains. Another shouted "We should be killin' these guys." "These guys aren't very good, but we need to come together as a team," uttered our quarterback. "Everyone's gotta pick it up....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 460 words
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Nothing Excites Me More than Teaching! - Nothing excites me more than teaching. For years, I wanted to be a pediatrician so I could work with children. Throughout my high school years, however, I have discovered that making people feel better is a job not only for doctors. My experiences in high school have helped me prepare for a career in teaching. Since sophomore year, I have worked at an elementary school at the extended day program. Almost every day after school I play outside with the children, set up crafts, and help them with their homework....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 543 words
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Diversity Statement - I am Korean - Diversity Statement - I am Korean My first interaction with the cruelty of the "real" world was in fourth grade, in a small suburban town in South Carolina. "You Chinese freak. Come on, use your karate against me!" boys would shout mockingly, then start spouting phrases of nonsense as if they meant something. Pshaw. I was, am and will always proudly be a Korean. When I interact with new people, they spend their time guessing my heritage. Chinese and Japanese are always the first nationalities they guess....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 444 words
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Law as an Instrument for Change - Law as an Instrument for Change I remember the first time I killed a pig. It was my 23rd birthday and I had been living in Portrero Ybate for 10 months. Portrero Ybate is a small village in Paraguay where I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer. When I killed the pig, I was not only celebrating my birthday Paraguayan style, I was also celebrating a turning point in my service. I finally felt as though I was succeeding in my struggle to become fluent in an indigenous language, accepted in the community I was assigned, and a valued technical resource in subtropical forestry and agriculture....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays] 924 words
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Imagination is More Important than Knowledge - Imagination is More Important than Knowledge Alan Wesoloski, the owner of Yoda.com, could be a millionaire. Alan bought the domain name in 1996 because his cat happened to be named Yoda. On the internet, Yoda.com is accessed approximately 15,000 times a day. My guess is that about 14,995 of those people are kids looking for information about the Star Wars character Yoda. A large percentage of those kids are seeking Yoda dolls, light sabers, or other Star Wars paraphernalia. Alan's web page, however, only has a picture of his cat and information about copyright infringement (for obvious reasons)....   [tags: MBA College Admissions Essays] 689 words
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To Create a Better World - To Create a Better World When you work for peace or any other aspect of social change, there are often hardships to overcome. You must believe deeply that what you are doing is right, or else you may become discouraged and give up. I have found that there are no easy solutions to problems involving social change. When you commit yourself to creating a better world, you are most likely committing yourself to a lifetime of effort. To succeed, you must be willing to persevere in your efforts and you must keep a positive, hopeful attitude....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 695 words
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Disability and the Theatrical Event - Disability and the Theatrical Event When I was 10, I was hit by a car. Actually, I was 9 years old, got hit by the car and turned 10 in hospital. I was walking home with my friends after school. It all happened in the blink of an eye. Someone was driving. Someone didn't look. Someone was careful but not careful enough. They ran. I waited. Not in the right place. And I was hit. Just like that. A piece of glass from the headlight pierced my skull and entered my brain. My brain was damaged....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 394 words
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India, Nigeria and Internal Medicine - India, Nigeria and Internal Medicine My desire to become a physician dates way back into my childhood. My parents migrated to Nigeria in the late 1960's when my father, an academician, decided to help educate children there. This was a country, which then had just gained independence. A person's goals are set by the role models he or she seeks to emulate. My childhood role model is Dr. Raj a physician. I learned from Dr. Raj, that real success and satisfaction is achieved by putting one's beliefs and thoughts into action....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 680 words
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The Joys of Studying Literature - The Joys of Studying Literature One of the main joys of studying English is what could be called its liberating ambiguity. With Science or, to a greater extent, Mathematics, there is often only one ‘right’ answer, and all else is wrong. Even where there may be some scope for divergence, that scope is often minute; the answer must be correct to a specific number of decimal places and/or certain range of digits. English, however, is an almost boundless field of possibilities in which one may argue as one pleases, so long as one is able to back up that argument....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 431 words
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For the Love of Chemistry - My Love of Chemistry I am applying to the university to study chemistry because this is the subject that I enjoy most. As with science in general, I find it interesting, often fascinating, and I feel that I could gain much from studying it at university. Last year I spent a fortnight on work experience, and enjoyed both of my two placements. At Birmingham University School of Chemistry, I was able to use some techniques that were new to me at the time - such as GCMS, HPLC, and I.R. spectroscopy....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 543 words
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War and the Love Army - War and the Love Army From the very beginning of my life, I knew the war of being part of a fearful society. Indigo skin covered my body at my birth. The lack of oxygen caused me to have cerebral palsy. When my father realized I could not walk normally, it devastated him. The torment from strangers paled in comparison to what I received from my father. He mimicked me in public. He screamed at me to straighten my legs and walk right. When the doctors gave me simple stretches to do, my father took them to the extreme, causing me to writhe and cry in pain....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 517 words
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Personal Statement of Teaching Philosophy - Personal Statement of Teaching Philosophy I. Teaching Philosophy and Goals I have one goal for my teaching: helping students to think and learn for themselves. This goal is as simple as it is illusive. The more experience I have as a teacher, the more I understand that there is no one-way of achieving my aim. Clearly, the proper focus of education is learning, not teaching; but I know that it is within a teacher's power-and thus it is the teacher's responsibility-to create the conditions necessary to allow students to learn....   [tags: Graduate College Admissions Essays] 995 words
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The Power of Therapeutic Touch - The Power of Therapeutic Touch Derived from several ancient healing practices, therapeutic touch is based on the theory of human energy fields - every person has an energy field that surrounds the entire body. During therapeutic touch treatment, practitioners use their hands, without actually touching the person, to re-establish a healthy energy flow. Therapeutic touch seeks to restore balance within the body while also stimulating the patient's own healing response. The practice of therapeutic touch is used worldwide in thousands of hospitals, clinics, and private practices....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 523 words
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Leave Your Disabilities on Shore! - Leave Your Disabilities on Shore. A 24-foot Rainbow glides across the sparkling waters of Lake George. As it gradually passes another boat, smiles are exchanged. The crew of the passed boat doesn't notice anything out of the ordinary about the other's crew, but something is different. The sailors are disabled. How can disabled people sail. Just how actively do they participate. Aren't they scared. The Y-Knot sailing program began as an informal group in 1996 and in 1997 grew into an organized program, running sailing clinics all summer long....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 475 words
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I Will Make a Difference - Essays - I Will Make a Difference I think that it is important for me to look around and ask myself what kind of things I can do to help my country. Recently, at school, we collected money for the Red Cross. We had to explain over and over to the students that it didn't matter if you gave one dollar or twenty dollars. Whatever you give will help others and be appreciated. Even though I am too young to make a big impact on the people involved in the tragedy, I feel like my small part may have let them know that people everywhere care....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 326 words
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Losing Patients and Gaining Insight - On Losing Patients and Gaining Insight "Call 911!" I shouted to my friend as I sprinted down the street. The young Caucasian male had been thrown fifteen yards from the site of impact and surprisingly was still conscious upon my arrival. "My name is Michael. Can you tell me your name?" In his late twenties, he gasped in response as his eyes searched desperately in every direction for help, for comfort, for assurance, for loved ones, for death, until his eyes met mine. "Flail chest", I thought to myself as I unbuttoned his shirt and placed my backpack upon his right side....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 871 words
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Latin is Not Dead Yet! - My hands were brittle and numb from the biting cold. I'd been raking leaves for just under three hours in the dwindling group of Latin Club members who braved the weather for charity donations. As a freshman, I felt somewhat alone in my new club, especially since my friends had backed out on my invitation to join me that Saturday. Nevertheless, I vowed to stick with it, and someday spark more interest in the activities...even in the cold. However, with my yet-unestablished high school reputation and lone voice out of 150 members, I continued to contribute merely my attendance at the meetings and activities....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 1036 words
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Writing Personal Statements - Writing Personal Statements As colleges and universities diminish their reliance on LSAT and GPA numbers in the selection of students to admit, narrative submissions become more significant. The personal statement is the primary way you can make sure the people on the admissions committee are familiar with who you are -- not merely what you have accomplished. Remember that it is an essay you are preparing that should be interesting and revealing about you. Below are some suggestions you may find useful as you prepare your personal statement....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 413 words
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Goals Never Die - Allowing one's personal aspirations to fall victim to life's hardships may be a desirable solution, but also a costly sacrifice. It takes perseverance, drive and passion to rise above difficulties, and a long-term goal always serves as a light at the end of a seemingly never-ending tunnel. My goal is simple: intellectual enrichment and the use of my knowledge to help those in need of a helping hand. My life experiences have helped me to appreciate the value of this goal, and I look forward to reaching it....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays] 606 words
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My Interest in Law - My Interest in Law My interest in reading law stems from an early exposure to the subject. I sometimes accompanied my grandfather to courts and was quick to later on imitate the inquisitive, argumentative, critical as well as negotiating characters of lawyers. Eventually, I decided I would become one. My chosen subjects have always reflected this decision and in my years 10 and 11, I won the Best-in-History award, while being highly competitive in English Language and Literature, Government and Religious Studies....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays] 555 words
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My Father's Recent Death - Is There Any Additional information You Would Like to Provide. Since my father's recent death, I have been serving as a member of the board of directors of Servina Bank, the nation's first and largest private sector bank. I have earned this position not by merit or professional qualities but by replacing my father who was the founder director of the bank and was an architect of the debut of private sector banking in my country. Other than attending board meetings once every month or two, I have not taken an active role in the bank's affairs....   [tags: MBA College Admissions Essays] 171 words
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Accommodating Students with Disabilities - Accommodating Students with Disabilities In order to earn a high school diploma in New York State, each student must acquire one physical education credit. "Paul" [a pseudonym] is in a wheelchair. He is a tenth-grade student with cerebral palsy at my high school. He needed to earn this credit, but would be unable to meet the challenges of physical education. Paul would have to get his physical education credit another way. The dean of students and varsity basketball coach were made aware of the problem and came up with a solution....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 402 words
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A Sense of Justice - A Sense of Justice "It's midnight, and I'm standing in "the yard" after a powerful speech at Memorial Church just a few hours ago. The night is chilly, and I unravel the sweater from around my waist and place it upon my shoulders. As I stand freezing in the yard, a steady stream of friends and associates pass by me offering "congratulations". A short time before, I had delivered the introductory speech for our Black History Month campus guest speaker, Johnny Cochran. As I stood freezing in the yard, I was humbled....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays] 686 words
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From Korea to Harvard - From Korea to Harvard My experience at the international science festival festival last summer was definitely one of the best times I've had. The ten days I spent in Seoul, South Korea, were not just about traveling to a foreign country or even about learning science. To me, the festival was more about meeting people and understanding their cultures. The opening ceremonies of the festival immediately ignited my excitement. I was surrounded on all sides by students from all over the Pacific Rim: Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, Japan, and of course, Korea....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 487 words
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Education: Preparation for Life - Education: Preparation for Life A common question that educators and parents alike ask is how and what to teach children. Before one decides this, however, I believe it is important to know what your goals and purposes are. It is important to know why the children are being educated. It is my firm belief that in a person’s educational experience, they should be prepared for more than just their career. One of school’s many functions is socialization. School is where many roles are taught, such as gender roles....   [tags: Teaching Education College Admissions] 730 words
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Just a Well-mannered Kid - All of my life I have been known as a well-mannered kid. Sometimes I wonder if there is something wrong with me. Why am I so well-mannered. Recently I heard a song on Pandora.com by a band out of New Zealand. The song lyrics stated very well the position I find myself in. Don't smoke Hate dope Don't laugh at dirty jokes Got a mom And a dad The only ones I ever had And I want to know If I'm coming down with anything And I've got a hero that I'll follow to the end. I often hear people talk about their problems and trouble they have to go through and find that I am not able to relate with them....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 268 words
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My Goal of Teaching - To state that my goal is to become a teacher in the primary grades of elementary school is somewhat like writing a one-sentence synopsis of an intricate and wonderful dream. In Webster's Dictionary the word "goal" is defined as: "A point towards which effort or movement is directed; the objective point or terminus that one is striving to reach; the end aimed at." In each of the definitions the aim of the goal is stagnant. My goal of teaching feels much more like a living thing. I would define it more as a journey than a goal....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 547 words
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My Arrest and Rebirth - My Arrest and Rebirth With great embarrassment and pain, I must tell you that I have once been arrested; it was over a fight with my brother Jacob. The police attribute Jake's behavior to chemical dependence; my parents blame it on some unknown incident while he was at school. I don't know, myself; I do know that I returned from Israel to find Jake had taken over my room, as well as anything else in the house he could manipulate or control. The TV, VCR and computer were his absolute domain; I missed a calculus final because he took the car without permission....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays] 849 words
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My Philosophy of Education - My Philosophy of Education My philosophy of education has evolved from working with students and different educational programs.  In order to have a philosophy on education, the term education should be defined.  Education is a process that involves reasoning and synthesizing new concepts and information.  Education does not take place in confined boundaries.  Education should be a continual growth process.  For the purposes of this essay, the primary focus will be on my philosophy of education within the framework of the school systems....   [tags: Graduate College Admissions Essays] 591 words
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Living with Asperger's Syndrome - Living with Asperger's Syndrome Albert Einstein, Bela Bartok, Alan Turing, Bill Gates, Thomas Jefferson and I. Is this a list of Geniuses. People who have changed history. Or are these people who display the symptoms of Asperger's Syndrome. Dr. Tony Attwood, the world-renowned Australian psychologist who is an expert on Asperger's Syndrome, cited them as examples of people with Asperger's during a Conference held at the Palisades Center in Rockland, New York, in October of 1999. Dr. Attwood is a practicing clinical psychologist at MacGregor Specialist Center in Australia, with twenty-five years of experience in the field of Asperger's Syndrome....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 560 words
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Learning from Mother Teresa - Learning from Mother Teresa     Mother Teresa is the most important peace hero of the 20th Century. Many have focused on bringing peace by political means, both violent and non-violent. Though these means may bring temporary relief, they treat only the symptoms of violence. Mother Teresa addressed the root of all violence which is in the human heart. She believed in an active peacemaking and taught that "works of love are works of peace." (Collopy 14) Her power came from three things: a radical understanding of peace, unwavering devotion to victims of all types of violence, and the beautiful example of her life....   [tags: Graduate College Admissions Essays]
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The Dignity of Law - "The business of the law is to make sense of the confusion of what we call human life-to reduce it to order but at the same time to give it possibility, scope, even dignity." In 1972, the American poet Archibald MacLeish wrote these words in the Harvard Law Review. In 1997, I read these words. At that point, the challenge and lure of the law crystallized before me, and I now see the ideals of MacLeish's vision as my own. MacLeish envisions the law as providing a sense of possibility, or hope, and I identify with this....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays] 654 words
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The Importance of Communication - The Importance of Communication I believe that one of my strengths lie in the way I communicate and deal with children. I think that we must become active listeners in order to understand each other. During my internship with the Instititute for Social Justice, I worked with inmates on research for alternative social models of punishment. In order to do the job effectively, I needed to empathize with the inmates so that I could understand their concerns and needs and remedy any self-destructive conduct they exhibit....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 220 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - My Philosophy of Teaching As an undergraduate, I was a teaching assistant for several psychology courses, including introductory psychology, behavioral statistics and research methods. My first teaching experience was as a Teaching Assistant for statistics; I now believe that this is where my individual teaching philosophy began taking shape. As a teaching assistant for behavioral statistics, I was exposed to the student's outlook on the material, in which a lack of enthusiasm for statistics was undoubtedly portrayed....   [tags: Graduate College Admissions Essays] 636 words
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Personal Statement - After graduating from King Abdul Aziz University, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, I started a private clinical practice in Makah City, the area of Saudi Arabia that I come from. The area is economically and politically depressed, with few job opportunities. Nevertheless, I opened a dental clinic through my own efforts and fully intend to install a good management team. My goal is to build a prominent, nongovernmental center for laboratory research and clinical dentistry in Makah City, and this clinic is the first step....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 732 words
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Personal Statement - Golf is a sport of confidence, honesty, and patience. It has taught me to practice these traits in my everyday life. I have more confidence in myself and I know that I will succeed. I am honest even when the truth hurts. I am patient with those around me no matter how annoyed I may be. My name is Evin Edens, and golf is my passion. I grew up at Ravenwood Country Club. I had the perfect life. My dad was a PGA golf professional and I got to use the club’s facilities whenever I pleased. However, there was one problem: I despised golf....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 880 words
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Personal Statement - I believe the challenges of the biomedical engineering curriculum have helped to prepare me for the rigors of medical school. I can best describe my interest in engineering in terms of a vehicle my father purchased for either my younger brother or me to drive: a rusted out, barely running 1978 Toyota FJ40. FJ40’s were utilitarian four-wheel drive vehicles to begin with, and this one had all its (few) creature comforts removed; it was essentially a rusty steel tub on wheels that did not even run....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 878 words
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Philosophy is Important - Philosophy is Important Everybody has something to learn about Philosophy. With the numerous different courses available to students at State University, one will always be able to find new and pertinent information not covered before in previous classes. This assures students that they will not be forced to take a class that is primarily review. By requiring students to take philosophy courses, the school is guaranteeing they get the full education they deserve. Philosophy is important because it helps to mature the whole person, instead of restricting them in a specialization of a particular field of study....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 344 words
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I Love Entrepreneurship - I Love Entrepreneurship Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to have my own business. When I was 3, I wanted to have a used car dealership and sell my favorite kind of car...Saturns. I would still like to do that, but now my ambition is mainly just to start a successful business, probably one that has to do with computers, sewing or some "crafty" thing. When I was 8, I started a greeting car business called "Andrea's Cards -- Cards Made Quick!" It lasted about two years. This past winter I tried to start a snow shovelling business with my 10 year old brother after we had a really big snow, but we only had a chance to shovel one driveway and then it never snowed again....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 380 words
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I Shall Overcome - My teacher, my favorite teacher, my source of inspiration and stability, tells me I may wake up tomorrow and be happy. Perhaps so - I've been wondering lately if I'm manic-depressive, and such a drastic shift in temperament would fit the pattern. But today I drift upon an endless, empty sea of despair. Like Blanche Dubois, in A Streetcar Named Desire, I have no cleft in the rock of the world. My family never says I can succeed - my own mother tells me that I never know where I'll end up. When I look around me at home, where I live, all I see is people who have given up....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 311 words
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Literature and Astronomy - I Wish to Expand my Knowledge of Literature and Astronomy "Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Who is to say of the two, which has the grander view?" - Victor Hugo Hugo's words ring true for me because my principal academic interests fall into two main categories: literature and astronomy. In literature, I have learned that there is a great amount of meaning to be found through careful analysis; one must often look at literature "under a microscope" to discover its deepest value....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 560 words
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Mathematics and Physics - Mathematics and Physics Having thoroughly enjoyed A level Mathematics and Physics, I would like to further my studies with a degree course that combines these subjects. My Further Mathematics at A level course has helped me develop the confidence to tackle more chalalaging questions analytically. Whilst A level Chemistry and Computing have increases my basic knowledge in related subjects and will definitely assist me in future studies. I am currently interested in Electrical and Electronic Engineering which I have pursued through my work experience in London....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 302 words
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A Driving Experience - College Essay about a Driving Experience My car slows as it approaches a stoplight. I take this opportunity to allow my mind to become engulfed with my surroundings: the bright fierce red of the traffic light, the brilliant blue sky with its specs clouds, and the mass of hurried people. The four corners of the intersection are filled with people who are preoccupied with their fast-paced lives to notice the little things, such as animals and anxious cars awaiting the traffic light. My thoughts vigorously put all of the information that my mind has gathered from the intersection to order....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 551 words
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The Urban Environmentalist - Driving my parents SUV today, a thought occurred to me. How am I really making a difference towards improving the environment. You see, this is an important question to me as I now consider myself an environmentalist. This is the "career" that I have finally prepared to commit to. A big change for a boy raised amongst the glitz of a big city, where money, fame and toys define your status. As such, I'm wondering now if I really am making a difference and what I can do to make the biggest impact while being able to live my life in the urban realm....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 562 words
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Public Interest Law - Public Interest Law I was told that my desire to enter the field of public interest would wane after my first year of community service. On the contrary, the realization of the power which a lawyer possesses has reinforced my desire to enter this arena. An advocate's work can have far reaching consequences. This is clearly true in public interest law, where the purpose is not simply to correct a wrong done in the past between two parties, but to alter the disparate treatment of an often under-represented class....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays] 677 words
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Death by Highlighter - Death by Highlighter I woke up Tuesday morning with a strange sense that I was not alone in bed. Something was jabbing me in the left hip. I opened one eye tentatively. It was 8:47 a.m., and I did not want to be awake. I investigated the source of the jabbing feeling to discover, to my horror, a florescent yellow, uncapped highlighter that I had let slip after falling asleep while reading a report on science and engineering at Duke. I shuddered, moved the higlighter to a more innocuous location on the floor, and went back to sleep....   [tags: Graduate College Admissions Essays] 666 words
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Environmental Studies Program - Since the release of Rachel Carson' s Silent Spring in the 1960' s, mankind has expanded its quest to come to grips with the competing virtues of human economic entropy and of maintaining the integrity and diversity of the natural environment. As awareness of environmental degradation has increased, so has the realization of the complexity of interconnected webs of relationships among organisms and the physical and chemical environment. With this awareness, we have also come to realize that environmental problems are not easily fixed by simply focusing on a single problem with no analysis of other issues....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 1114 words
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life without regrets - life without regrets I'm officially bilingual, and though English is my native tongue, I am better at times in French. I want to be a freelance writer/author/whatever else allows me to create with words. I have had published various poems of mine, as well as newspaper articles. My inspiration comes from the movie "The Outsiders"...more specifically the poem in it by Robert Frost, "Nothing Gold Can Stay". I believe that everyone has a passion for something. Something that really drives you, that gets you excited and...well its a hard feeling to describe....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 550 words
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Disabilities Awareness Program - Disabilities Awareness Program As the first student editor of this Disabilities Awareness newsletter for high school students, I was initially wary of the task. I had virtually no contact with anyone who faced a disability. I believe the fact that I was not familiar with the subject made me more curious about whom I would meet and what stories I would encounter. As editor, I presided over a group of students who helped develop and write this first edition. We have all learned a great deal from one another about people with disabilities and our attitudes toward them....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 512 words
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What is Important? - What is Important. I sat down today to write an essay which undoubtedly would have followed the same format that you have seen a thousand times before, but after tonight I don't think that would really be appropriate. I am an accomplished student. As an Environmental Resources Engineering student I am trained to think and problem solve. Consistently I am placed in leadership positions by my peers, and I have a reputation for doing work well beyond what is expected. Since my return to school five years ago, my goal has been to be known and respected by my peers solely based on a reputation for producing excellent work....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays] 957 words
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I Love Electronics - I Love Electronics I have been interested in electronics since I was a child. At the age 5 I made a plug of aluminium foil and I put it in the electrical wall socket. To my surprise I got an electric shock, the wall and socket consequently became blackened, we had no electricity for the rest of the day (I wasn't at all very popular). Following on from this incident, I was often found sitting by the side of the blackened socket looking at it and thinking. I never did try to make another aluminium foil plug....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 359 words
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The Environmental Revolution - Since the first time having blown bubbles in my Open Water class, I've logged over 100 dives.  This love for diving has evolved into an intense passion towards protecting the ocean, and all of its inhabitants.  I've chosen to put my love for the ocean into action, as an environmentalist.  Actually, this passion extends out towards efforts that look to help all the planetary domains gain protection.  As such, I appreciate when others take the time educate me on those other realms for which I know less about.  To be an environmentalist, one must choose the cause which resonates within ones sole, and run with it.  One must be willing to educate people about the environment while being open to e...   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 362 words
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My Big Sister - My Big Sister She was so concentrated on her task that at first she did not hear the quiet voice behind her. In one hand she held an enormous clear plastic bag, and with the other she was picking scarves off a display rack and haphazardly stuffing them into the bag. She worked quickly because after an hour in the town hall, she was ready to head home. An hour of speeches read in a passionate monotone had left her feeling a strange apathy. She usually enjoyed the annual Homeless Vigil, and had worked very hard to collect the hats and scarves she now treated with such indifference....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 418 words
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Public Interest Law - Public Interest Law I first witnessed the power of the individual to engender change as a high school graduate in the summer of 1990. I was one of 10 American youths, chosen from a nationwide pool of applicants, to join 10 Soviet youths on a river rafting expedition in Siberia with Project RAFT (Russians and Americans for Teamwork). For three weeks we worked side by side, literally dependent on cooperation and mutual trust for survival. In the evenings, while sitting in a circle around glowing cedar campfires, we held structured discussions on subjects ranging from nuclear disarmament to global warming and racism....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays] 690 words
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Study Abroad - Learning about new cultures is my favorite thing to do. I interact well with others and enjoy networking with new people. I have found that my ability to meet new people is a trait that makes every visit I have taken to different countries an enjoyable visit. I wish to participate in this program because it has always been a goal of mine to study abroad. By participating in this program I hope to learn about another culture, make international contacts, and gain valuable international business skills....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 272 words
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Always Hope - Always Hope Without hope, we have nothing. I have learned this valuable lesson in dealing with my Mother and Cancer. My Mother passed over on June 4th of this year. Barely three months ago, and yet I still can't believe she is gone. Mom was given two weeks to live after finding out that she had Breast Cancer that had gone too far and was throughout her body. It is a miracle that she lived for 28 months and we thank God for each day. Mom faced death with courage, strength and never gave up hope for a miracle....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 314 words
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Physics - Physics is the subject I want to study for at least the next four years. I have found it the most interesting, and certainly one of the most challenging areas of all my previous study. I see a Masters degree in physics as allowing me to build upon my accumulated knowledge; to learn entirely new fields of the subject, and to give me the qualifications that I need in order to pursue my goal to do work in research and development. Aside from the work we are set as part of the advanced level course, I verymuch appreciate discussing sidelines from the core of the course, or applications of the theories we have learned, with friends or with teachers....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 351 words
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Honor - A Question of Honor Since my most important objectives in life are growing in my relationship with God and becoming a respected man of irrefutable integrity, I find that my lifestyle complements the moral expectations and responsibilities required of cadets attending the United States Air Force Academy. My parents have instructed me in principles that closely parallel the Academy's Honor Code, and I have chosen to integrate those into all aspects of my lifestyle. Without a doubt, I will not experience any difficulty adopting the Honor Code as a way of life for I currently practice this and will continue to do so....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 384 words
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