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'Attending summits' - Georgetown Summer School Program


lizrha 1 / 3  
Mar 8, 2010   #1
So i have to write a 300 word essay on..How will this program help me accomplish my
academic goals? Advice would be amazing!

Georgetown University has been at the top of my list for as long as I can remember, and I believe that attending the Summer College can give me a taste of what Georgetown could be like for me. If accepted, it would be an amazing opportunity for me to have a glimpse of college life, and to be among the brightest students from around the world. I have attended summits- People to People Leadership Summit, National Youth Leadership Forum in Medicine- where I was fortunate enough to be around people whose interests were similar to mine. At these summits, I found my inner voice, but more importantly, I learned how to take initiative and to follow my dreams. Because these programs lasted for only a couple of weeks, I hope Georgetown can give me a different perspective. By attending a program as extensive and intense as Georgetown's, I would build upon my skills, while being surrounded by others who are as enthusiastic about education as I am.

If accepted, it would be my chance to pursue my studies in a field I feel strongly about, which in my case is biology. To me, biology is the link between the mystery and certainty of life. And even though there have been an infinite number of discoveries, there are many more mysteries to solve. I am in AP Biology at school, and I found that I am most interested in oncology. And with summer approaching, I do not want to lose my knowledge. Conversely, I want to build upon it. At Georgetown, I would work diligently and ardently, because I would be able to dedicate myself to the subject of my choice. With the prospects of becoming a doctor, I hope Georgetown's Summer College can broaden my horizons, and help me turn my aspirations into my future.
nicol018nie 2 / 6  
Mar 9, 2010   #2
First of all, you essay is great, and here is a little tip from me. Maybe you should write something about how are you going to study in your summer school, I mean your study plan. Wish you good luck in application
OP lizrha 1 / 3  
Mar 9, 2010   #3
Thank you for the advice! I made some changes (grammatically and structurally)..please tell me what you think!
EF_Susan - / 2,364 12  
Mar 9, 2010   #4
I have attended summits- People to People Leadership Summit, National Youth Leadership Forum in Medicine- where I was fortunate enough to be in the company of those whose interests were similar to mine .

At these summits, I learned how to utilize my inner voice and gained insight into real-life situations.You should elaborate on this.

By attending a program as extensive and intense such as Georgetown's, I would build...

At the Georgetown program, I would work diligently and ardently, because in this case, I would be able to dedicate myself to the subject of my choice.
OP lizrha 1 / 3  
Mar 9, 2010   #5
Because of the word limit (300 words) it was kind of hard for me to elaborate on the real -life situations..so I switched my focus a little bit..thank you for the advice! it really improved my essay :)
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Mar 9, 2010   #6
At these summits, I learned how to utilize my inner voice, but more importantly, I learned what it means to take the initiative and to follow my dreams. Because these programs were relatively short (what do you mean? they did not last long?), I hope Georgetown can give me a different perspective.

Whether it is an individual cell or an entire ecosystem, biology, simply put, is the study of life. The reader knows what biology is. Don't state the obvious.

But to me, biology is also the link between the mystery and certainty of life. ----- good sentence! But you need to add another sentence after it to explainw hat you mean.

If you specify particular subjects of study WITHIN th field of biology, such as marine biology or microbiology or evolutionary biology or human anatomy, etc... you will sound more serious and focused.
OP lizrha 1 / 3  
Mar 12, 2010   #7
thank you :) i really want to send in my essay in the next day or two..so here are some of my (hopefully) last revisions..but thank you for everything!
peacelovesarah 5 / 11  
Mar 13, 2010   #8
Love your essay! You seem very mature and motivated for a HS student, I hope you are accepted. This essay really reflects your desire to be there this summer!


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