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Relate your interest in studying at Georgetown to your goals -my Georgetown Essay!


alexla 7 / 17  
Jun 17, 2010   #1
Topic: Please relate your interest in studying at Georgetown University to your goals. How do these thoughts relate to your chosen course of study?

During the course of this year, I developed a rapport with my US History textbook. It wasn't instantaneous because it wasn't easy for me to read through Pre-Revolutionary era. However, I trusted the textbook to provide me with a vast array of knowledge as it trusted me to love and take care of it as though it were my first toy. I carried it around everywhere, like I did with my Power Ranger action figures of yesteryears.

It was my most cherished item of my junior year. I did everything I could possibly think of with that book. One hobby that I identified most with was identifying trends between the eras, from today's society compared to a past society or from a past society compared to another past society. By doing what I did, I made the most out of AP US History. I've read about past political, economic, and social trends. I've scourged through random facts and I've combined them with overarching themes so that in the end, I could claim the title of "guru" to my peers. It was something to be proud of as I was able to cite all the action that occurred before my time.

Today, I want to be near the action. I want to make history in places that I know I will thrive in. Having already traveled 3000 miles just to be in Washington D.C. and spending nearly two weeks studying history in the area, I knew this was the place to be. Washington D.C. possesses an aura of confidence that overwhelms my overall being like no other and I desire to pursue my interests in such a place. It is my interest to major in both history and political science at Georgetown University, followed by graduate school at a law school of my choice. This action plan is to help me garner a career in politics, meanwhile to help maintain my love and passion for history. I believe Georgetown University is the right place for me to excel.

This is my first draft and I'm not sure if I'm doing this correctly. It asks for my interests at Gtown and how it relates to my future goals. Am I actually addressing the prompt? Is there more of something I should do or less of something I should do?

Thank you!

linmark 2 / 328 7  
Jun 19, 2010   #2
These are your goals:

It is my interest to major in both history and political science at Georgetown University, followed by graduate school at a law school of my choice. This action plan is to help me garner a career in politics

which can be met by or at any university. The prompt is asking "why Georgetown U.?" Don't confuse GU with Washington D.C. or with U.S. History. The latter two are broad generalizations and GU is a very specific institution with very specific offerings. The Adcoms want to see how well you know the school.
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,339 129  
Jun 19, 2010   #3
I want to make history in places in which I know I will thrive.

Hey, this is really an impressive essay. Your history book theme is great, but mention that history book one more time at th en of the essay.

I also think you should add a sentence to each paragraph and maybe change each paragraph's topic sentence so that with each paragraph you are talking about how, specifically, your interests are best served by Georgetown. Talk about how you will use the school's resources to pursue your interests. That is what i think they mean when they say "Relate your interest in Georgetown to your interests.

However, I seriously like this essay because of the great way you explain things.


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