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USC supplementary essay About Robotics and psychology field

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Dec 16, 2017   #1
Describe how you plan to pursue your academic interests at USC. Please feel free to address your first- and second-choice major selections. (250 word limit)

design my own robotics someday

I've had sorts of crazy dreams in childhood, yet the passion for robotics has always retained. After studying physics, mathematics, and computer science in high school, I had a better insight on how I liked these subjects and figured that engineering impressed me. Therefore, I have devoted most of my spare time to robotics, learning programming, and attending online courses to master VEX robot construction. Since last year, I have led the School Robotics Club to participate in dozens of tournaments in and out of schools, and won several awards. However, compared to the achievement of the awards, I felt excited to harvest more skills. My experience proved me the important roles that mathematics and physics play to understand the underlying mechanics.

With a hope to design my own robotics someday, I want to join the Physics and Computer Science program in USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, which will provide me with a solid foundation in the fundamental concepts of classical and contemporary physics through experimentation, data analysis and mathematical modeling. With the support of accomplished faculty and numerous research opportunities, I am sure to equip myself with enough theoretical principles and hands-on experience in four years, and then I hope to achieve my goal in Viterbi School of Engineering at USC. The opportunities and diversity within USC combined with its geological edge would improve my campus life.

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Dec 16, 2017   #2
@phe201 We have a one essay per thread policy at this forum so I will only be able to respond to the first essay response that you posted. You will need to start a new thread for the second essay as the admin will delete that essay once they see that there are 2 essays in one thread.

The first paragraph is actually unnecessary in response to the prompt. That sort of backgrounder will only be relevant in a personal statement response. Your second paragraph is a direct response to the prompt which will capture the interest of the reviewer far more than the first paragraph can. The only problem with that response is that it is limited in scope. You have 250 words to use in the essay. You have to use it to show the reviewer that you actually have a plan for study at the university. The prompt is designed in such a way that it makes you think about how you will spend your time as a student at the university. So tailor the response to that requirement. Do some research on YouTube, look up the university website, search for student blogs in relation to your chosen major. Learn what the current students are doing to pursue their academic interests at USC both during official academic time and extra curricular times.

The idea is to show the reviewer that you know what you are getting into at the university, you will not waste your time as a student there, you are a serious student of your chosen major, and you plan to excel in the field even before you graduate by pursuing important and relevant interests as supported by the university, its curriculum, its extra curricular activities, and its other related programs.

Use the full 250 words to showcase your familiarity with the university and how you can be successful as a professional by the time you receive your diploma at the end of your undergraduate years.

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