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Intellectual engagement, Common Good, Connection to Place - Bowdoin


doyin1 8 / 18  
Dec 15, 2010   #1
pls i just need someone to give ideas on what to write and what exactlly i should write about.i was thinking of writing the 3rd one but any other ideas would be good.

Bowdoin students and alumni often cite world-class faculty and opportunities for intellectual engagement, the College's commitment to the Common Good, and the special quality of life on the coast of Maine as important aspects of the Bowdoin experience. Reflecting on your own interests and experiences, please comment on one of the following:

1. Intellectual engagement
2. The Common Good
3. Connection to place

thank you in advance
ftfn 4 / 13  
Dec 15, 2010   #2
Wow, I think the second one is better. They are asking you the specific knowledge you hold about their contribution to the common good. You can talk about how considerate and altruistic (maybe) you are..so you really appreciate Bowdoin's work(then add some details to show how you love their0...finally say you really want to get involved, and improve it....

Just the second topic to show
1 how you love Bowdoin
2 how Bowdoin matches you
3 what can you contribute to Bowdoin, make their "common good" projects or programmes better...

This is my idea...I think the third one is ok, but you are not able to show anything about YOU if you just talk about place and Bowdoin. Remember, AO want to learn about YOU beyond Bowdoin..

Sorry, I am not a native speaker, so some points may not be clear...Good Luck.

If you have time, please offer some suggestions on my essay..Thank you!
coeurreign 2 / 45  
Dec 15, 2010   #3
Well the first one you can write about a class you really enjoyed or just anything about learning. Maybe if you have a job, that'll help since most people learn things in a job. Or maybe you can talk about your friends because most learning happens outside of the classroom. The second one, you can obviously write about a volunteer experience. For a more original twist, you can write about music. That is if you play anything because music helps people deal with things they can't really talk about. The third one can be about your childhood home, car, school, or whatever and write about what makes it special to you. Personally, I would go for the third one because if written properly, it shows personality and it's more about you then anything else. Good luck!
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Dec 26, 2010   #4
quality of life on the coast of Maine

This is the idea that goes with that third one. I would not do the third one, though, because I always think LOCATION is a superficial reason for choosing a particular school. The BEST reason is when you have a particular prof whose journal articles have motivated you to enter the field of your choice. Know what I mean? But even if that perfect scenario is impossible, it is god to stay focused on your intellectual aspirations, and that is why I prefer #1.


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