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A strong sense of humor ; Va tech Honors Application Essay


bsmyth 1 / -  
Jan 19, 2014   #1
Hello Im currently working on finalizing my essay for the Honors Housing at Virginia Tech
Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Prompt:
University Honors challenges you to 'make yourself interesting.' If you work hard at making yourself interesting to yourself, your time in school will be the most energizing and others will also find you interesting at the next level, whether that be an employer, grad school, med school, law school, etc. Given this philosophy, narrate how you would create a space (literal or figurative) for honors students to make themselves interesting. Would you create a course (you can do that in honors!)? A club? A physical space? A field trip? What would you do? Whom would you involve? How would it be inclusive of honors students in a variety of majors? How would you encourage other honors students to be interesting in their own unique way? Limited to 1500 characters.

Response:
There is no medium for self-expression quite like comedy as humor is the one thing that anyone can do and everybody enjoys. Like nothing else, comedy brings people together from all walks of life as they are rolling on the ground, struggling to get air. With that said, I believe that humor is the ultimate means of making oneself interesting. Therefore, if given the opportunity, I would create a club dedicated to allowing students to express themselves through humor. Such a club would feature open mic sets to encourage students with comedic inclinations to make themselves interesting whilst entertaining their fellow students. Performances would be informal and would likely be focused on the shared experiences of life at Virginia Tech. A strong sense of humor and passion for making others laugh adds an additional dimension to an individual's personality and in my opinion makes them more unique, interesting individuals. The opportunity to preform provided by such a club could allow students to discover a passion for humor or even realize a childhood dream.

I believe that honors students would thrive if given such an opportunity as their quick wit and unique life experiences are comedic goldmines. In my experience, the smartest people are the funniest. A comedy club would be inclusive to honors students of all majors as I am willing to bet my acceptance into honors that everyone loves a good laugh. Hopefully, attending or participating in occasional comedic performances would provide honors students with relief from the inevitable stress of perusing an honors degree.

My response is currently about 1600 characters so it still needs to be trimmed down a little

Thank You

daydreamer08 3 / 6  
Jan 19, 2014   #2
I don't like how you say, "With that being said".."therefore"
There is no medium for self-expression quite like comedy as humor is the one thing that anyone can do and everybody enjoys. Like nothing else, comedy brings people together from all walks of life as they are rolling on the ground, struggling to get air. With that said , I believe that humor is the ultimate means of making oneself interesting. Therefore, if given the opportunity, I would create a club dedicated to allowing students to express themselves through humor. Such a club would feature open mic sets to encourage students with comedic inclinations to make themselves interesting whilst entertaining their fellow students. Performances would be informal and would likely be focused on the shared experiences of life at Virginia Tech. A strong sense of humor and passion for making others laugh adds an additional dimension to an individual's personality and in my opinion makes them more unique, interesting individuals. The opportunity to preform provided by such a club could allow students to discover a passion for humor or even realize a childhood dream.

I believe that honors students would thrive if given such an opportunity as their quick wit and unique life experiences are comedic goldmines. In my experience, the smartest people are the funniest. A comedy club would be inclusive to honors students of all majors as I am willing to bet my acceptance into honors that everyone loves a good laugh. Hopefully, attending or participating in occasional comedic performances would provide honors students with relief from the inevitable stress of perusing an honors degree.


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