Date of publication: 2017-08-26 08:50
In ratings, you can see that I only earned 8 of the “one of the top in my career.” There are a few explanations for this. As a teacher’s career lengthens, it gets increasingly hard to earn this mark. I probably also didn’t stand out as much as I did to my Chemistry teacher – most of my achievement was in science (which she wasn’t closely connected to), and I had talented classmates. Regardless, I did appreciate the 8 marks she gave me.
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First, developing a Spike requires continuous, increasingly ambitious foundational work. It's like climbing a staircase. From the beginning of high school, each step was more and more ambitious – my first academic team, my first research experience, leading up to state and national competitions and more serious research work.
Halfway in the essay, I also explicitly acknowledged the Asian stereotype of parents who drove their kids, and said my parents were no different. The reader underlined this sentence. By pointing this out and showing how my interest took on a life of its own, I wanted to distance myself from that stereotype.
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Many college counselors moan and groan about these changes. Are they the best ones to let kids show off their innermost feelings and their outermost dreams? Will they allow students to freely express their thoughts, communicate their abilities, and articulate their ambitions?
This sentence does not tell the reader enough about your experience. Whenever you write, be sure that a reader who is unfamiliar with your accomplishments will understand the subject, object, and action of each sentence.
I don’t remember exactly how this came to be, to be honest. I didn’t strategize to have him write a letter for me years in advance. I didn’t even interact with him much at all until junior year, when I got on his radar because of my national rankings. Come senior year I might have talked to him about my difficulty in reaching counselors and asked that he write my recommendation. Since I was a top student he was probably happy to do this.
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