Prompt: Personal Statement 1
Describe the world you come from - for example, your family, community or school - and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.
Here is my essay
Before attending high school, I was good at mathematics and science. However, like many other Chinese students, I thought that doing well in these subject could help me get into an excellent college and become a wealthy man in the future. So I just kept good grades and seldom delved into them.
When I attended high school, my teachers found my talent for mathematics and science. They ardently encouraged me to explore science and supported me to conduct research.. My physics teacher used to teach me some advanced physical methods and theories after class. I acquired a lot of fundamental knowledge about statistics physics, atomic physics and quantum mechanics. My chemistry teacher usually asked me to assist him to do lecture experiments. From these experiments, I mastered some important experimental skills such as distillation, filtration, and dissolution. Gradually, I developed my interest in mathematics and science. In class, I listened carefully to my teachers and shared my own ideas with them. In my spare time, I usually observed physical phenomena and tried to use my knowledge to explain them. In addition, I did my own experiments in my school laboratory under my teacher's supervision. After the experiments, I analyzed the datas and sometimes had surprising and unexpected discoveries. I also cooperated with my classmates to organized a physics club and published some insightful research papers in my school magazine, which could develop my leadership. My achievement in numerous science competitions also inspired me to pursue further study at college. As the saying goes,"wisdom in the mind is better than money in the hand", I made up my mind to become a scientific researcher instead of a rich person during high school.
Therefore, I firmly believe that my high school had a great influence on me. It has shaped my dream of becoming a famous scientist and my aspiration to make contribution to human society. I hope one day I may come up with an applicable idea to generate nuclear fusion to solve energy crisis.