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NYU SUPP-- 2050 movie, short poem, why NYU


chanj 3 / 6  
Dec 29, 2009   #1
Please help me with my NYU supplement!!
NYU is my very first choice, so this is really important.. tell me what you think!

In addition to any work experience that you listed on your application, please tell us how you spent your most recent summer vacation.

Wanting to immerse in a culture very different from my own, I went to India to teach English for a month this past summer. I spent my days interacting with my Indian host family and the children of a nearby school, who gave me an insider's view into their culture and tradition. As cliché as this sounds, they really inspired me to live my life differently. Not only was I able to help others in this uplifting experience, but I also learned to look at the world from a different perspective.

Write a haiku, limerick, or short (eight lines or less) poem that best represents you.

Her days that will now start with accelerated rainbows. She will finally breathe, for she needs excitement. She will bathe in the pungent smell amidst sounds of dissonance. Caricature painters will welcome her with buy one get one free! "Enjoy your stay in New York or wherever your final destination may be" Now, there's no turning back to those days Those painful days where she sat waiting for the hands of a clock to crawl. Now, her wings are beating for a new start.

She looks out the windows of the plane imagining
Her days that will now start with accelerated rainbows.
She will finally breathe, for she needs excitement.
She will bathe in the pungent smell amidst sounds of dissonance.
Caricature painters will welcome her with buy one get one free!
"Enjoy your stay in New York or wherever your final destination may be"
Now, there's no turning back to those days
Those painful days where she sat waiting for the hands of a clock to crawl.
Now, her wings are beating for a new start.

In the year 2050, a movie is being made of your life. Please tell us the name of your movie and briefly summarize the story line.

Flashback to 2009.
Workaholic Jen Chan lived a perfect life as HSBC's financial manager until her boss tells her that she must take a paid vacation. But she didn't want to-her fun is her work. And moreover, she doesn't know where she would go. One day, while tidying her bookshelf, a photo falls from one of her books. It was a photo of a school in India, where she taught in the summer of 2009. Feeling nostalgic, Jen returns to the school, improving it in a way different than she had 40 years ago.

Please tell us what led you to select your anticipated academic program and/or NYU school/college, and what interests you most about your intended discipline.

When I was young, I asked my mom, who was obsessed with economics, countless questions about the economy. But no matter how well she explained it, I remained baffled. To decode my curiosity, I signed up for an economics class my senior year in high school. Though the captivating class satisfied my interest temporarily, I want to major in economics to quench my curiosity entirely. So in the future, instead of being the one with the questions, perhaps I can be the one with the answers.

nogasa 14 / 37  
Dec 29, 2009   #2
The Poem can be a maximum of 8 lines, so you might want to consider downsizing it a bit. Condense the material and you'll be fine.

The premise of the movie is good, but perhaps go into more detail about how you change the school when you return, and what obstacles you will face there. Also, the title could be a little more creative i think.

Good luck with your NYU app, could you review my Prompt 1 and 2s?
JackieC 3 / 1  
Dec 29, 2009   #3
You might want to change your 2050 movie a little.. i've read a lot of other's and they seem to include an element of fiction, and i know it sounds a little more interesting...
alphacat92 3 / 8  
Dec 29, 2009   #4
In the movie prompt, I think you should elaborate on how you changed it differently than you had in 2009
grocks6 3 / 12  
Jan 7, 2010   #5
I actually thought that this experience seemed like it really changed you but I haven't seen how it changed you. What did going to India do for you; did you become a better person in English because you taught someone else or did you find that you wanted to help more people due to the harsh conditions that you saw? Just add a few more details and you've got a great statement!
yujinyo - / 2  
Jan 7, 2010   #6
It's nice how your summer paragraph and the movie paragraph both talk about your experience in India. Good Luck.
chuncky13 8 / 13  
Jan 7, 2010   #7
focus more on the change that you had from 2009


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