5. Write your own question and respond to it. Please be sure to tell us why you think this essay represents you well.

Essay Prompt: Everyone wants to leave their mark in history. Alexander the Great left his mark in history by conquering three continents and twenty cities which bear his name. He was motivated by revenge and the desire to conquer Persia. Like Alexander the Great what do you want to be remembered for or accomplish and what motivates your decision?

If I can be remembered for anything, then I would like to be remembered for making a contribution or discovery in science/mathematics. I am not the brightest science/math student but it's a subject I enjoy and allows me to understand the universe via simple equations; Einstein's equation of relativity (E = mc2) which relates matter and energy is among the most famous mathematical equations that clearly describes the relationship between two entities. Like Einstein I too want to discover an equation that will have a purposeful meaning to science and technology.

My curiosity to understand the universe combined with my work ethic has motivated my decision to make a contribution in the field of science/mathematics. Math and science are two rigorous disciplines that demand a great deal of effort and dedication to fathom. Like clockwork I am constantly looking at ways to improve my abilities in math and science; whether it's solving problems in my calculus book or helping the FIRST Robotics team at my high school with programming. This essay represents what I am all about; science and mathematics. One day hopefully I can have an equation that bears my ingenuity.

This is for the University of Maryland College Park and is due today. Please feel free to express your ideas, opinions, etc.

Thanks!