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Name: Geetang Manchanda
Joined: Dec 25, 2020
Last Post: Dec 26, 2020
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From: India
School: NCJPS

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geetang   
Dec 26, 2020
Undergraduate / UBC - tell us about who you are: Coding/humor [2]

Any feedback is appreciated

TELL US ABOUT WHO YOU ARE.


How would your family, friends, and/or members of your community describe you? If possible, please include something about yourself that you are most proud of and why. (maximum 250 words)

Like every kid I also was inspired by movies to become a hacker and my laptop setup with parental controls was just the reason I needed to seriously consider the possibility. After tons of "research" on the internet and asking every adult I knew , I ended up at a programming course.I put in a ton of effort in my coding classes and seeing my persistence and inquisitiveness my instructors allowed me to take more advanced classes. They praised me for my level of work-ethic and hard-work which not only motivated me but also allowed my parents to see my hardworking and determined side.

I love to help my fellow classmates, especially in mathematics which has helped me gain the title of the "math guy" and because of this my teachers distinguish me for my ability to think critically and logically. My friends often describe me as committed and say that I have a tendency to produce healthy competition among my peers. Among my friends I am also known for my dark and self-deprecating humour and oftentimes I am the butt of the joke. Over-time I have acquired lot's of skills from my friends and instructors which have helped me in my studies and in pursuing passions, the most important of which is time management. Effectively managing my time has allowed me to attend my first machine learning class and build a complete deep learning model on my own which is my proudest achievement.
geetang   
Dec 26, 2020
Undergraduate / UBC Personal Profile Unfamiliar Situation - Baseball Team Manager [3]

@navss
You wrote a great essay but if you could expand on how taking on the managerial role helped you grow as a person, how the new skills you acquired helped you in other areas of life would make this essay much better.

To me it seemed you started with imagery(not sure) but i wouldn't recommend doing so in such a short essay.

Though i am new to this as well so take my advice with a grain of salt
geetang   
Dec 25, 2020
Undergraduate / UBC - tell us about who you are: I got into computer science because i missed a tournament [3]

It is my first time writing a college essay so any feedback is appreciated. I feel like as a writer I lack a unique voice so i tried to flaunt my achievements. I would love to listen to your opinions on this.

TELL US ABOUT WHO YOU ARE.


How would your family, friends, and/or members of your community describe you? If possible, please include something about yourself that you are most proud of and why. (maximum 250 words)

I got into computer science because I missed a tournament. It was the year 2012 when I got my first laptop , a hand-me-down from my dad. It was also around the time when my parents discovered parental-controls and my gaming time was reduced to one hour, because of this I ended up missing an "important" gaming tournament. Enraged by this I scoured the internet and the solution I found was hacking the software. After a ton of research and after asking basically everyone i ended up at a programming course.

With clear goals I put in a ton of effort in my coding classes. By the end of the course even though I still lacked skills to hack, my instructors were impressed. Seeing my persistent efforts, they allowed me to attend more advanced classes. This was also around the time my academic subjects got interesting. Coding helped me develop two of my treasured traits: extreme curiosity and love for depth of knowledge , which transferred quite well to my STEM studies especially mathematics. Love for which only grew throughout my high school. Now in my senior year I am known as the math guy. Even though I am not the quickest at solving difficult questions, I do solve them. With introduction to proofs and taking my first machine learning course in my final year my desires have morphed to learning more theoretical aspects of computers. I hope to study the same in university and someday make contributions as a researcher in computer science.
geetang   
Dec 25, 2020
Undergraduate / Software engineering and computer science programs - AIF 1 Reasons and Waterloo [3]

@aylak77
Your essay is pretty good and well-researched. It shows your future aspirations and that the university is a perfect fit for you. But it fails to show why you are intrested in those programs in the first place and i do believe that it is not personal enough.

Though i am new to writing for applications as well so take my criticism with a grain of salt