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ftfn 4 / 13  
Dec 15, 2010   #1
Name the secondary school teacher who has most influenced you and briefly explain why.
Subject(s) and Academic Year(s):
Biology
He/She has influenced me because:
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By giving inspiring speech on Embryo Engineering last year, he offered me the motivation to learn comprehensively and confirmed my dream to be a biologist. Also he his life attitude influenced me: "Cicada matures when it molts painfully." Indeed, I will mature when I withstand the most vulnerable moments.

What subjects most interest you and why? (Note: This is not a commitment to major in this area.)
Biology and Literature.
When I was 9, I exhausted my parents building a small insect museum in my bedroom. Then beyond plain fun for life, the fact that life science can deal with diseases and relieve the pain of patient intrigued me to pursue my career in biology.

I love traditional Chinese poems particularly because they record the scene thousands of years ago and reflect our ancestors life philosophy.

Do you have a tentative (or firm) career plan (or dream)? Please describe it.
A Biologist who is also a green volunteer. In the near future I dream to improve artificial organs by studying nano-materials and gene engineering. I will seek ways to relieve the pain of disabled. In addition, as I have already done a research on recycling in China, I plan to expand my volunteering project to the world and attract more people to protect our vulnerable earth through recycling.

Why are you interested in Carleton College and how did this interest develop?
Carleton amazes me with diverse opportunities. I won't be confined to learning. I can explore all courses I love; share my ideas with unique peers. I can Stroll down the Carleton Arb and lay down beside Lyman Lakes; I can join in the Debate Club and organize SUMO activities. Indeed, Carleton is where "I can embrace life fully".

From your reading, whether children's books or classics, what books or authors have particularly impressed you and why?
1.George Orwell's Animal Farm. "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." the pig Napoleon words snapped me out of daze that animal farm was actually about the history of human nature. The conflict between two pigs (Napoleon and Snowball),the Boxer's loyalty, the Snowball's idealism and Squealer's jargon...all insinuate the shortcomings of human society. This novel made me happy first, angry then, embarrassed finally.

2.The Analects of Confucius. This home-known classic of China illuminates me the value of integrity, courage, wisdom, courtesy and benevolence.
bluedolphinz 4 / 24  
Dec 16, 2010   #2
By giving an inspiring speech on Embryo Engineering last year, he offered me the motivation to learn comprehensively and confirmed my dream to be a biologist. Also he (delete this) his life attitude influenced me: "Cicada matures when it molts painfully." Indeed, I will mature when I withstand the most vulnerable moments.

Then beyond plain fun for life( meaning?), the fact that life science can deal with diseases and relieve the pain of patient intrigued me to pursue my career in biology.

they record the scenefrom thousands of years ago and reflect

I like your answers, I just think you need some polish to them. Are you supposed to write in complete sentences or are fragments okay?
OP ftfn 4 / 13  
Dec 16, 2010   #3
Thank you!
Any my sentence incomplete?
PLease point it out forme because I'm not very sensitive to grammar mistakes...
Thank you again´╝ü
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Dec 17, 2010   #4
I envision myself as a Biologist who is also a green volunteer. ---I added some words to make it complete.

And here is a better way to write this sentence:
This novel made me happy first - then angry, and finally embarrassed.

Your grammar is better than you think it is! :-)
Supervisor 2 / 13  
Dec 17, 2010   #5
"This home-known classic of China illuminates me the value of integrity, courage, wisdom, courtesy and benevolence." Do you mean, it illuminates who you are? As in:

This home-known classic of china illuminates me: integrity, courage, wisdom, courtesy and benevolence.

"...ago and reflect our ancestors life philosophy." I think this should be changed to:
...ago and reflect our ancestors' life philosophy.

Just some to get started.
greensept375 3 / 5  
Dec 19, 2010   #6
"I love traditional Chinese poems particularly because they record the scene thousands of years ago and reflect our ancestors life philosophy." --> I love traditional Chinese poems particularly because they record scenes from thousands of years ago and reflect my ancestors' philosophy (or philosophies?).

"I won't be confined to learning." This sounds a bit confusing. I would change it to: My learning won't be confined/limited... or something like that.

Overall, strong answers!!


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