Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

Insert College Essay Here

Enough with looking up how to write the perfect college essay. Enough with grandiose exertions regarding how people learn about poverty on a $9,000 trip to Africa. How can I show that I am different from the thousands of other applicants who appear identical to me in the computer – using writing as a medium in which people show the human being behind the numbers?
The suave nuances of a smoky café; the perfect realm to harness my autodidacticism (I employ this word quite frequently – much to the chagrin of my fellow listeners). If it is not the Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition, then most likely I am submersing myself into a coagulation of extrapolated facts provided by the vastest information source we have – the internet. I find it requisite to teach myself anything in which I find a spontaneous interest. Whether it’s piano, fianchettos in chess, quantum electrodynamics, fishing, iambic pentameter, and everything sandwiched between – educating myself is a vital notion. Without knowledge there is nothing one can truly appreciate given their unqualified ignorance. When I teach myself something, I find it easier to remember; I also have a depth of understanding that I would not obtain otherwise. Also, it gives me a satisfaction that I accomplished a task independently. Freedom from dependence on others is a trait that I cherish. When addressing my self-learning it is important to not limit myself to school subjects. I make an effort to harbor my teaching skills on a diverse number of subjects. If I do not educate myself on “indiscriminate” subjects then I cannot gain knowledge that is beyond the strictures of my innate curiosity base. In other words, I will not expand my knowledge diversity if I only study what I think I am interested in – nobody can know all of their inherent interests. I know higher education will not only harbor my intrinsic abilities but will also develop them.

Post a Comment

Be the first to comment on this article!

bRealTime banner ad on the left side
Site Feedback