I'm not a great writer. I am often more confusing than clear. Any help will be greatly appreciated!
Many students decide to apply to Emory University based on our size, location, reputation, and yes, the weather. Besides these valid reasons as a possible college choice, why is Emory University a particularly good match for you?
Reading through countless brochures and meticulously analyzing Wikipedia entries for 'Emory University' left me unsatisfied. I already knew Emory was a ranked university with a fantastic business program and a location to die for. So what? This mold could fit ten or even twenty other undergraduate institutions across America. I remained hopeless until I fatefully stumbled upon twelve words that transformed my narrow view of Emory into a vast vision of opportunity.
You probably know these twelve words by heart: "To create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity." This is the heartfelt mission statement that differentiates Emory from the rest. Moreover, this is the aspect of Emory that fits me in the same way black fits Dooley. Ever since sophomore year, I have been absolutely infatuated with the field of psychology; there is simply no other way to put it. Whether it is counseling adults twice my age via phone or teaching Taehwan (a teenager with Asperger's Syndrome) how to greet fellow peers, I have always been grateful for the chance to be a light in the lives of others. For the past two years, I have applied my knowledge the best I can, but there is still a lot of room for improvement. So, there would be no better place to improve and excel in my service to humanity than a university that prides itself on 'creating, preserving, teaching and applying knowledge in the service of humanity.' (I apologize for the slight tense change.)
Look, I enjoy nothing more than hearing an elderly man sing 'Good Rockin' Night' after a nice long talk on the phone...so, why stop now?