Describe your intellectual interests, their evolution, and what makes them exciting to you. Tell us how you will utilize the academic programs in the College of Arts and Sciences to further explore your interests, intended major, or field of study.

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"No man is an island" as Mathematics has proven to me. Many do not realize the importance of math, especially I, before the start of my Advanced Level course. Before 2008 A.D., I was a mathematics 'crack'. I took the subject for granted as I could easily score an A plus without as much looking at a mathematics book.

The first A-Level mathematics test I took, I got the lowest mark I had ever attained in my entire life; am sure it was an ungraded grade. Looking at my paper, I just did not comprehend anything that was happening around me. Fear crept all around me. My palms were flowing rivers that could not dry up no matter how much tissue I used. I questioned so much if I were going to get the grades required for entrance into medical school. It took so much out of me to tell myself that it would never happen again, and all I needed was to just work harder. Besides, I thought, any form of help was really unnecessary. The months went on, but I had only improved to a C plus. Finally, I gave myself permission to attend mats clinic, and I quickly upgraded to a ninety-six percent. With that, I assumed I would not need extra help as I could learn pre-calculus in less than a week. I had deceived myself in believing I had done it alone. Into my exams, I just went in assuming that I am great at calculus, so I really do not need much preparation. I did not get my A nor a B. Without a doubt, she is by far, the biggest struggle in my academic life.

However, with the beginning of A2 came a New Year, bringing a new approach to life; anything I did not understand or grasp, the next step would be to ask for help, including math clinic. Now I work hard to maintain A grades, with frequent visits to math clinic and quick chats with teachers after a lesson. But I have also learnt to ask for needed help no matter what I am doing.

Although mathematics is not my intended major, it is still exciting to me as it has taught me the most important life skills. And regardless of the ache I have endured due to the subject, I still find her highly comforting after solving a difficult problem. Most importantly, she has taught me perseverance, no matter how hot the fire becomes. I believe that math is not just the finally answer, but really the path to the answer. My main intension is to join the Oliver Club as it will allow me to integrate with other students just as, if not more, enthusiastic about mathematics. It could also help me learn how to appreciate mathematics at a much challenging level. Since my main goal is to become a medical doctor, I hope that all the energy invested into the subject will help me improve my logical skills and quick reaction to problems that I will face in the field.

please help

"No man is an island" as Mathematics has proven to me. Many do not realize the importance of math, especially I, before the start of my Advanced Level course. Before 2008 A.D., I was a mathematics 'crack'. I took the subject for granted as I could easily score an A plus without as much looking at a mathematics book.

The first A-Level mathematics test I took, I got the lowest mark I had ever attained in my entire life; am sure it was an ungraded grade. Looking at my paper, I just did not comprehend anything that was happening around me. Fear crept all around me. My palms were flowing rivers that could not dry up no matter how much tissue I used. I questioned so much if I were going to get the grades required for entrance into medical school. It took so much out of me to tell myself that it would never happen again, and all I needed was to just work harder. Besides, I thought, any form of help was really unnecessary. The months went on, but I had only improved to a C plus. Finally, I gave myself permission to attend mats clinic, and I quickly upgraded to a ninety-six percent. With that, I assumed I would not need extra help as I could learn pre-calculus in less than a week. I had deceived myself in believing I had done it alone. Into my exams, I just went in assuming that I am great at calculus, so I really do not need much preparation. I did not get my A nor a B. Without a doubt, she is by far, the biggest struggle in my academic life.

However, with the beginning of A2 came a New Year, bringing a new approach to life; anything I did not understand or grasp, the next step would be to ask for help, including math clinic. Now I work hard to maintain A grades, with frequent visits to math clinic and quick chats with teachers after a lesson. But I have also learnt to ask for needed help no matter what I am doing.

Although mathematics is not my intended major, it is still exciting to me as it has taught me the most important life skills. And regardless of the ache I have endured due to the subject, I still find her highly comforting after solving a difficult problem. Most importantly, she has taught me perseverance, no matter how hot the fire becomes. I believe that math is not just the finally answer, but really the path to the answer. My main intension is to join the Oliver Club as it will allow me to integrate with other students just as, if not more, enthusiastic about mathematics. It could also help me learn how to appreciate mathematics at a much challenging level. Since my main goal is to become a medical doctor, I hope that all the energy invested into the subject will help me improve my logical skills and quick reaction to problems that I will face in the field.