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Michigan Supplement: "A community you are a part of" Essay

akd_rocks 1 / -  
Sep 25, 2011   #1
Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, interest, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage. Choose one of the communities to which you belong, and describe that community and your place within it. (Approximately 250 words)

I am a bookworm, and I always have been. From the day I was first handed a book in Kindergarten and expected to read it on my own, I was hooked. Fascinated by the growing ability to take words from a page and paint a picture to get lost in, I couldn't get enough. It wasn't long before I was sneaking away off the playground, with a classroom book in hand, to help myself learn the skill as fast as I could. As years pass I find that my interests broaden. No longer drawn to the colorful pages of Dr. Suess, but instead the hauntingly beautiful words of Emily Bronte in "Wuthering Heights" or the tale of courage and love that Hemingway presents in "For Whom the Bell Tolls." Reading has always allowed me an escape from the pressures and stresses of the world around me; providing me the opportunity to get lost in a world of my choice. Whether it be a story of triumph, love, and happy endings, or one of defeat and life lessons. I believe I am lucky. Lucky to be one of the few people who can get lost in the pages of an American Classic on a rainy afternoon and be perfectly content. Lucky to be part of a community who can appreciate reading as more than a tedious task assigned by teachers and professors of the world, but instead something that can open my eyes to a world I may have never known.

lindz7185 1 / 4  
Sep 25, 2011   #2
I think this is fantastic! I would change the period after life lessons to a comma, though, and just add the "I believe I am lucky" to the end of that sentence. Other than that, I just really love this essay! Not only because it's very well written but because I can relate to it quite a bit, too!

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