I am writing my interest essay for the college of arts and sciences. I would love for any kind of feed back on this.. It is my first draft. PLEASE let me know what you think!!!
Prompt: Describe your intellectual interests, their evolution, and what makes them exciting to you. Tell us how you will utilize the programs at Cornell to further explore your interests.
I came into high school thinking I would use the copious programs and classes offered to narrow my academic interests to a single, apparent category. I came to find that the narrowing down was not occurring, but more of the opposite. I found that a Computer Careers class added fuel to my computer and electrical interests. Advanced placement physics showed me how interesting it was combining the intriguing approaches of math with the compelling concepts of sciences. Advanced placement English introduced me to a classroom full of students who shared a passion for learning and success similar to mine. I find myself intrigued and undecided.
One of my first memories in school is telling my first grade teacher, Mrs. Duffy, that I would one day invent the money-tree. This led to a strong interest in math. I have always loved money and numbers. Around the holidays I can remember carrying around a money box to organize all of my money, and in my eyes keep it safe. This love for math transferred towards science in my sophomore year with chemistry. I enjoyed the integration of math with science, especially when I studied stoichiometry. This enjoyment sparked a new found passion into this unknown world of science. Due to these interests, I began learning more and more about computers, and became hooked. They incorporated a lot of what I have a passion for, and it creates challenges that I love. The challenges in computers, and in all of my academic interests are what make me strive to succeed and be my best. There is a certain excitement that comes with computers that creates an infatuation. The prestigious and world renowned programs and professors that Cornell University is known for will help craft those infatuations into something more. A class like "Computing in the Arts" may change my infatuation in computers to a profession in computing, while other classes like "Macroeconomics" may shift my infatuations into a profession involving income and/or the economy of the nation. These programs will give me an immeasurable amount of opportunities.
The word Undecided best fits me. I am not undecided on what I would like to do and achieve, but I am undecided on how I will go about achieving these things. For this I will need more than an average education. Prestigious programs like Cornell's can, I believe, open these realms of possibilities and craft my interests into lifelong passions. I look forward to using Cornell's distinguished programs and eminent professors to change me, from undecided to something more captivating. The programs in Cornell University's College of Arts and Sciences will certainly guide me towards a decided passion.