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'Being the best' ; My Values and Beliefs - NTU Scholarship Essay

jessiahjkl 1 / -  
Dec 15, 2012   #1
Hi everyone, please help me with my essay. This essay is made to complete my application for NTU Singapore Scholarship.

> Describe, in less than 300 words, the values and beliefs you hold strongly to. Please provide examples of how you have demonstrated these in your actions.

'Being the best' used to be something I highly value, as I was always the best student in my primary and middle school. But as I grow up, I realize that 'giving the best of myself' is much more important than 'being the best'. I used to seek for perfection, which was tiring and depressing, because I had a constant fear of not being good enough. But now, I've learned to be more confident. As long as I've given my very best, even if I fail, I wouldn't feel down, it even boost my spirit to do better and push my limit more in the future. Perseverance and hard work, yes, those are the values I strongly hold to now, and excellence is always be my goal.

"Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath," that's a quote which always be my inspiration. Even if I work very hard, I'll enjoy it, so that I'll look calm and happy. Because I do believe, happy people are those who can enjoy their life and be grateful for it, no matter what condition they should face. People often said that I seem like I got a happy and problem-less life, well in fact, I do have problems, but I'd rather see problems as challenges, and I enjoy the process of overcoming these challenges.

As I said before, I love challenges, and I also love experiencing something new, meeting new people, taking risk, and learning various things. Yes, I highly value adventure, which is actually one of my motivations to study at NTU. I know it won't be easy, but that's what challenges me more. I'm sure that it will be such a wonderful experience.

How is it? Is it good? and please tell me if there's any grammar error. Thanks for reading my essay and thanks for helping me out! :D

Edna 7 / 19 7  
Dec 17, 2012   #2
Hi :)
You have a very good start. Grammatical structures and sentence forms are used accurately and effectively :). However, when using If Condition, u'd better to write it with the Type 2 ( in ur situation i mean ).

I think u should rewrite this one "that's a quote which always be my inspiration". You can say " That quote inspires me all th time".

That's it ^^ Ur topic is quite good anyway. Congratulations :)

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