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Emory- how will it help me grow?

angie127 12 / 49  
Oct 27, 2009   #1
This is my answer to the Emory prompt why I want to go to the college. The limit is 250 words

Emory's combination of community service opportunities and a diverse student body comprise a suitable environment for fostering my interests in other cultures and involvement in the community.

I prefer to learn through experience in the community rather than through textbooks. From explaining arithmetic to young, perplexed students and controlling their rowdiness when baking a treat, I learned how to communicate ideas efficiently. Working on service projects in Latin America helped me develop my Spanish comprehension and expand my knowledge on floor tiling and tree planting as I joked with native speakers and copied their work with my gloved hands. By attending a school noted for its students' dedication to community service, I will be able to continue this type of learning. Involvement in Volunteer Emory's regional trips and service days will allow me to continue developing through experience as I reach out to those in need and interact with people who share my passion for service.

Growing up in a diverse city and traveling abroad stimulated my appreciation for diversity and interest in cultural anthropology. The Office of Multicultural Programs and Services contains the resources for cultivating my curiosity in other cultures. Participating in the Office's retreats and seminars will nurture my growth into a global citizen as I learn more about racial issues and bond with Emory students with values and traditions different from mine.

I hope to continue utilizing my battered gloves and unraveling the secrets of cultural issues as a member of Emory's class of 2014.
owlcity24 2 / 6  
Oct 27, 2009   #2
While some current students agonize over the required courses, I view these classes as essentials for finalizing my choice for an intended major.

I don't know if you want to say that it will help you grow INTO a well-rounded individual. I think they are looking for well-rounded individuals who want to grow more.

Some parts of you're essay seem a little casual, maybe use different word choices?

Otherwise, you're essay is really well organized. It is clear and gets the point across!
Do you mind looking at mine?
jungcollege 2 / 5  
Oct 28, 2009   #3
Your essay is fantastic! you really nailed it to the point!

I could easily understand the points you are making and what you want to do at Emory !

I don't think there is anything to correct except few grammatical errors.

Good luck and I hope I meet you there~ :) Cuz im applying to Emory for Early decision haha
OP angie127 12 / 49  
Oct 28, 2009   #4
i rewrote it to make it more personal
kvon99 1 / 3  
Oct 30, 2009   #5
I think it starts off very great. It is very concise, does not have any fluff and works perfectly.
I think it was a good choice in integrating the programs you can do.
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Oct 30, 2009   #6
You start off kind of abruptly. Can you begin with a sentence that says something meaningful about this school, diversity, and your aspirations?

...and traveling abroad, I have developed an interest in diversity.
Maybe you developed an interest in cultural anthropology, rather than simply "diversity" in general.

You can improve this and any essay by saying your main idea in the beginning, then explaning it, and then saying it again in different words.
OP angie127 12 / 49  
Dec 22, 2009   #7
Hi edited this again. I'm not sure what to do with the examples of community service I have in the second paragraph. Is there punctuation I could use to make it flow better? thanks in advance
Josephine0411 5 / 15  
Dec 22, 2009   #8
I am about to apply to Emory too and am also struggling writing the why Emory essay.
I think u did a quite good job.
Well, what do you think is the most unique characteristic of Emory?
You can catch the shining point for you and relate yourself with it.^^

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