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Why Northwestern? (exemplary professors and many research investigations)


Tictac8 4 / 18  
Dec 23, 2009   #1
What are the unique qualities of Northwestern - and of the specific undergraduate school to which you are applying - that make you want to attend the University? In what ways do you hope to take advantage of the qualities you have identified?

Northwestern University has exemplary professors and is at the forefront of many research investigations such as finding a new approach to treat hypertension using the enzyme ACE2. Northwestern is one of the best research universities in our nation and it even publishes its own research magazine, the CenterPiece. For a biology fanatic like me, Northwestern is a haven.

During my internship at Stanford University's Neurology Department, I immersed myself in a fascinating world of molecular biology. I was given the opportunity to participate in many engaging and illuminating experiments such as pre-clinical drug trials on in vivo cells and I participated in a research project regarding Spinal Muscular Atrophy. My interest in the research persuaded me to propose my own research project to the supervising professor on the effect that the increase of SMN proteins might have on the quality of life in normal individuals. The research provided an excitement for discovery.

Northwestern's Undergraduate Research Grant, URG, an undergraduate program that allows students to explore a research topic of their interest, is a superb opportunity for me to continue my scientific endeavors and to learn from outstanding faculty members. It is an opportunity where I can become a part of a scientific community eager for discovery. The chance to work alongside outstanding professors of their respective fields is an exhilarating possibility.

In addition to the research opportunities, Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences offer an outstanding curriculum for biology majors. The school not only offers a breadth of biology courses but each course the school offers is geared specifically towards one of the many biology studies such as the course 326-0 on Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.

From experiences provided by programs such as URG and the comprehensive undergraduate curriculum provided by the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, I feel that I will be prepared, if not over prepared, to enter my graduate studies and join the scientific community as a learned and aspiring scientist.

Besides being a research citadel, Northwestern has a goal that I share: to aid the poor. Clubs like Habitat for Humanity have similar goals to those of my organization, SHINES, and the opportunity for me to combine our efforts in lending a helping hand to the poor is an exciting possibility!

In addition, the school's liberal environment gives me the courage to open new doors, and the competitive student body gives me the motivation to pursue my dreams. At Northwestern, I will not only be learning from the professors but also from the talented peers around me.

Being able to attend Northwestern gives me hope of seeing myself down the road becoming a prominent figure not only in the field of science but also in society. This is why I want to attend Northwestern University.

Please criticize thanks!
aikd80cn 4 / 18  
Dec 24, 2009   #2
What are the unique qualities of Northwestern - and of the specific undergraduate school to which you are applying - that make you want to attend the University? In what ways do you hope to take advantage of the qualities you have identified?

since there is a rule against copying things from other websites, maybe you should keep an eye out for this next time ;)

haven

heaven? sounds appropriate

way

use a fancier word, something like method or even better

I even earned the opportunity to

im not sure if u can use 'earn' for 'opportunity'

I even earned the opportunity to propose my own research project, to the supervising professor

u dont need the comma in the middle
and u actually dont need the next one either, they make the sentence confusing

an undergraduate program that allows students to explore a research topic of their interest

since the admission office knows about this, its just a waste of ur word limit to explain it

this is a great essay, good job!
but u spend a lot of ur words on the academics .. perhaps focus a bit on other things, ie. athletics, diversity, bla bla . although u write some bit about the humanitarian organization and some other stuff, i think u can involve more aspects as well!
sincerelyydavid 2 / 3  
Dec 24, 2009   #3
I even earned the opportunity to propose my own research project, to the supervising professor Watch out for commas. No need for that comma.
OP Tictac8 4 / 18  
Dec 24, 2009   #4
Hi aikd80cn,

I'm pretty much at my word limit so I don't think I can add much more. Thanks for the feed back.
aikd80cn 4 / 18  
Dec 25, 2009   #5
no problem ;) it looks good,
hey maybe you can help with this northwestern essay!


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