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Technological Studies; United World College/ Most interesting subject


Princepieman 1 / 1  
Jan 6, 2013   #1
Of the subjects you currently study, which one most interests you and why?

Today technology is encompassed in almost everything we do. Up to the point where even this message is being written on an iPad. It is a crucial aspect of our lives and we sometimes forget about the reasons things work one-way or another.

This brings me to my favorite subject: Technological Studies, a rather diverse and intriguing subject matter. At its core it is a collaboration of Math, Physics and Computing. Intelligently applied to real world problems and issues to produce effective solutions. Through the use of Mechanics, Pneumatics, electronics and programming, the reason I like it so much is because unlike other subjects it has the perfect blend of practical and theoretic work.

The projects we have to complete for each module really test and challenge me. I have to use my creative problem orientated mind to design solutions using mathematics and physics but also the more functional side of my brain to come up with a working concept. It's a great way to tap into one's problem solving skills and ultimately enhance them.

All this said, without my teacher I wouldn't such a mindset. He isn't one to point you to the answer instead he reiterates your question back to you. He won't knock you down but he will give you a chance to actually learn the subject without feeding you "textbook answers"

In what ways do you believe you will both contribute to and learn from a UWC experience?

Growing up on three different continents can really shape someone's view on life. That's why I'm so thankful for having that opportunity at a very young age, you can call me the British-Nigerian guy with an American accent. I interact extremely well within a diverse group and can see things from other people's point of view. If I hear of an issue I'm not aware of isn't default and ridicule it, I listen and ask thoughtful questions on it.

Communicative skills aren't all ii bring to the table, as you can see from my activities I am well grounded in my morals and believe in helping out as much as I can to those who need it. I am kind, curios and extremely laid back. No! I mean hard working! If I have a passion for something (or someone) I'll devote as much time as I can to enrich that passion or relationship.

My involvement won't just end in the classroom and dorms. I'll make sure I join as many clubs and if not create as many as possible. What about a: whoopee cushion symphony or even Pancake Frisbee? Joking aside, I hope i can further my current skills and maybe learn Irgyslavikanian! I did say joking aside. Oops! Sorry couldn't help it.

Difficult circumstances can teach us a lot about ourselves. Tell us about a time when you learned a lot about yourself.

Lights, blue bright lights, flashing, fear, confusion and shock. It's been over two years since that jarring incident happened and my life had literally taken a 180. No, I didn't have an accident but something even worse. I lost my Dad to cancer. It was almost like someone had ripped a vital organ from my body. The thirteen years of knowing my dad were amazing. He would be the first person to cheer me up and the last person to discourage me. A truly amzing engineer and family man. Gone.

It's been tough. Oh it really has! I can't even begin to describe the amount of times I have doubted everything I've known. Everybody just didn't seem to get it. I was confused and lost. Suddenly the responsibility of being the 'man' of the house fell directly on me. The trip to my birth country for the burial nearly broke me down to the last morsel. What was I to do? Then it clicked! My goal in life was now geared toward others.

I joined as many clubs, social events, and fundraisers as I could. I knew that just sitting down all day wouldn't do me any good; I knew that life was about more than my self and my worries. It was then that I truly understood. In life people are born and people die but ultimately flimsy awards or achievements do not measure your life. It's about the people you have influenced, the memories you have shared. That's what truly defines our lives. Through interaction and collaboration we can change the world. All I hope is for people to head this message and spread it on.
moon05 13 / 133 20  
Jan 6, 2013   #2
Through the use of Mechanics, Pneumatics, electronics and programming, the reason I like it so much is because unlike other subjects it has the perfect blend of practical and theoretic work.

everything before "The reason" should be after "theoretic work"

without my teacher I wouldn't have such a mindset.

If I hear of an issue I'm not aware of isn't default and ridicule it

didn't get it

aren't all I bring to the table

kind, curiou s and extremely laid back

hope I can fu

Don't see anything to add or subtract! You have just told everything the prompt asks for...
OP Princepieman 1 / 1  
Jan 6, 2013   #3
Thank you so much! Oh before I forget how did you find the essays? Where they interesting?
moon05 13 / 133 20  
Jan 7, 2013   #4
Yeah seemed interesting to me! A little quirky too...


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