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Major: Psychology - My Interest in Psychology ( UC Transfer)


Keerthika2014 2 / 5  
Oct 15, 2011   #1
I have more than one way of writing for this prompt. I am trying to write the different versions. Whichever version is best from the critiques, will be the essay that I submit.

Please help me out.
Thanking everyone in advance.

What is your intended major? Discuss how your interest in the subject developed and describe any experience you have had in the field - such as volunteer work, internships and employment, participation in student organizations and activities - and what you have gained from your involvement.

In the tenth grade, I did my career search project on psychology. In the eleventh grade, I took my first psychology class. In twelfth grade, I volunteered at a local hospital. In my first year in college, I took a child development class and joined the psychology club. My sophomore and current year in college, I'm taking abnormal psychology and represent my college's psychology club at the inter club counsel. Next semester I'm planning to take two more psychology classes and run for president of the psychology club. To please my parents, I researched other majors, but no other major has caught my interest like psychology has.

My interest in psychology started as a frantic hobby. In ninth grade, I took personality quizzes and believed that psychology was the answer to finding my identity. When looking closer at psychology through my personal research and experiences from classes, I realized I barely knew an ounce of psychology back in ninth. Personality quizzes where not valid, reliable tests. Personality quizzes are nothing but pseudoscience. I was never a fan of science and called myself a humanitarian. My neutral schema has adapted the idea that psychology is in fact a science that follows the scientific method.

Everyday I learn about new case studies, terms and researchers. From knowing researcher like Freud and Zimbabwe, my knowledge is extended to V.S Ramachandran and Anthony Pratkanis. In the past 6 years, I have learned what psychology is and now want to know which area of psychology is best for me. This time, I won't look at the personality tests that fail to follow the scientific method.
yurika888 3 / 5  
Oct 16, 2011   #2
WOW. I absolutely loved this. It was short and to the point. I love how you started with your interest in psych from the 9th grade and moved along into your sophomore year of college. This was an essay that I actually wanted to read and didn't want to skim over. good luck!
OP Keerthika2014 2 / 5  
Oct 16, 2011   #3
Thank you Yurika888.

To everyone else,
Can I please get help with the grammar and structure?


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