Lessons Learned, Setbacks and Successes I want to learn to take risks. I want to change my attitude about taking chances. Assessing my academic and extracurricular achievements, I am proud of my accomplishments. I see myself as an open-minded, goal-oriented person who achieves and succeeds through hard work and determination. How much of that success is a result of staying on comfortable ground? I began wondering about the range of my abilities when I attended Northwestern University's...
MIT essay I may seem to be someone with many unconnected facets and talents once you have read all the other essays on this application. This essay is intended to slap together a few of the pieces of myself that I have displayed here. The human race is immortal ( that was a doozy wasn't it). There is nothing that forces us to decay into old age and die, this is merely our body destroying itself once our purpose ( reproduction ) is complete. Evolution not only did not bother to select against...
I heard the familiar sound of the back door closing gently. My father was returning from driving his dirty, green John Deere tractor in one of our fields. Although he begins his day at 5:00 a.m. every morning, he usually returns at around 7:00 p.m. I never really questioned his schedule when I was a child, but as I entered high school I wondered how my dad could work so hard every day of the week and still enjoy what he does. He works long hours, becomes filthy from dirt, oil, and mud, and...
Persevering through illness to achieve a goal Upon graduating from Frewsburg Central High School, I plan to attend Edinboro University majoring in Computer management information systems. Several factors have led to my decision to pursue a career in the computer field. From the time I was born, I had a debilitating disease known as Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. This disease limits what simple tasks I am physically able to accomplish. I think not being able to participate in normal activities...
James Curtis Ellisor was born November 3, 1928. He was my grandfather and my inspiration. He was not a war hero, he did not fight in any major battles but he made people’s lives better. He was a Navy Seabee. Born to poor cotton farmers near Phelps, Texas; he had seven brothers and eight sisters. At 6’5” he was taller than all of them. When he enlisted, he weighed about 170lbs and was lanky to say the least. The Inherent roll of the Seabees is to build. Build roads,...
College Entrance Essay and Finding the Answers It’s unbelievable how each year, since the beginning of high school, my perfectly laid plans for myself have unavoidably deteriorated. When I entered my freshman year, I had aspirations of being a doctor (something I had wanted to be since I was a child); I was even taking Latin to help with the medical jargon. Now, here I am entering my senior year in high school without any idea of what I want to do. Now seems to be the time to start...
Learning to Balance Responsibilities There are many points in ones life that can change a person’s character. Many things have happened throughout my life, but recently, I have noticed a change in me. After my junior year in high school, I got a job at Freeport Medical Center; In addition, I work at New Rice Bowl Restaurant two nights a week. I am currently in school while holding two jobs at the same time which takes a lot of responsibility and a considerable amount of time. Working...
Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799) “... Belonged to a class intermediate between the patricians and the merely rich. Such a bourgeois could have a household fit for a lord, comport himself like a knight, mingle freely with some nobles, occupy himself with the finer things of life, be a patron of men of talent. [Pietro Agnesi] did just that...” spoken by a proud father. Her father was a nobleman and work at the University of Bologna as a professor. Maria was born in Italy on May 16,...
Application Essays for college admission usually require one or more auto-biographical essays. Essay questions may vary but all serve the same purpose, to evaluate the fitness of a candidate. The essay portion of a college admissions application is an important tool for deciding your worthiness as a candidate. It is a tool that admissions officers use to get to know the applicant better and to separate candidates from numerical scores. This is the time to prove yourself and to be able to stand...
Discovery Ivy U, College Admissions Essay Example Discovering and choosing a university that fulfills all of my needs was a rigorous yet exciting task. The Ivy U clearly emerged as the best choice for me and I, as a great match for the university. After visiting the campus, reading the information pamphlet, and researching the university Web site, I realize that Ivy offers what I hope to gain from my college experience. In return, I will contribute to the university as a person with leadership...