MariettaA 2 / 12 Nov 23, 2012 #1The essay is an important part of your application. It assists the University in learning about you as an individual, independent of your academic grade point average, test scores, and other objective data. Your essay should be no longer than 500 words.Florida State University is more than just a world-class academic institution preparing you for a future career. We are a caring community of well-rounded individuals who embrace leadership, learning, service, and global awareness. With this in mind, which of these characteristics appeal most to you and why?Please insert a double space between paragraphs."An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't," quoted by Anatole France a French poet, journalist, and novelist. As a well-rounded, caring, optimistic individual, I embrace learning. Learning seems to underlie every aspect of my life. With learning, there is growth, with growth there is awareness. Learning does not only take part in my classrooms, but in my environment, experiences, activities, and challenges. To me learning means to grasp intriguing universal findings and build character and create change. Learning itself cannot be measured, but its results can be.Throughout my young life I have heard countless of times that "Education is the key to life time success." As a child, I did not grasp the actual significance of this statement. I always had dreams of being the next notable doctor or surgeon, and I knew for a fact that I enjoyed going to school to connect with peers and create stimulating entities. As I begin to mature, I realized that my education builds me as a person and as a future leader. From a very young age, I strive to be the best at everything I devoted my time to, even if it was to earn another gold star next to my name, it was that rewarding and kept me motivated. To learn something entirely new or of historical events makes it that much captivating to go and share my acquired knowledge with my siblings or peers. I realize from my experiences, practices, and studies in my school's rigorous nursing program that there are universal precautions for healthcare workers and patients. This nursing program has made me aware of how significant a healthy life-style, diet, and proper hygiene is to my body and its aging process.