For some, it's politics or sports or reading. For others, it may be researching solar power fuel cells or arranging hip-hop mash-ups. What makes you tick? (200-250 words)
Don't laugh, but I really have a knack for school projects-primarily the ones that require a huge poster board presentation. Although most students consider these types of assignments to be tedious and boring, I believe they have played a fundamental role in my education. They always served as a creative outlet-an escape from the monotonous world of memorization, bookwork, or problem-solving-and allowed me to embrace my hidden love for art. One of my most recent projects, for instance, was a poster for the Italian film "I Ladri di Biciclette." Naturally, I became so engrossed in the design that I lost track of time, and by 3 AM there were scrap drawings of bicycles covering my dining room floor. It was as if I entered a two-dimensional universe, free from any stress, tension, or judgment. There were no formulas to remember, no grammatical rules to fuss over, not even a scientific principle to keep in mind. All I needed were some markers, paper, a poster board, a glue stick, a pair of scissors, and my imagination. Most of all, I loved incorporating my own personality into the task and watching my artistic talent develop into something truly spectacular from mere doodles in the margins of my notebooks. Despite my penchant for math and science, I realized that I am far from creatively inept; I am an imaginative young adult-who definitely knows how to put together a school project.
This might be too informal.
I have no idea. I usually don't use contractions in my writing, but I figured it might be alright because Tufts seems to be super casual.
I know it needs some work, but let me know what you think.