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UVA supplement-What's your favorite word and why? 250


wuhen 2 / 5 3  
Oct 13, 2013   #1
Another UVA supplement-What's your favorite word and why? 250

Thanks again!!! :-)

Yin-Yang, a Chinese philosophy concept, is my favorite word. Yin-Yang suggests the interactions of contradictory forces that counter against and depend on each other, establishing the state of dynamic equilibrium: whenever one specific quality reaches its peak, it will naturally begin to transform into the opposite quality, and thus none of the force will be used up.

I am firstly impressed by how this word demonstrates universal principle of nature in such a simple, organized and romantic way. From the phase change of moon in astrology, to temperate zones season rotation in metrology; from the reaction equilibrium in chemistry, to the counterpart pairs of material and dark material in physics, Yin-yang symbolize nearly all phenomena.

Yin-yang tells me all elements are kept in balances, interactively or intrinsically, within a predicted or not predicted ways, and this deeply affects my personal philosophy. Unlike those showing excessive emotion upon changes, I always keep a relatively tranquil mood, regarding both the wax and the wane as inevitable natural processes. I never mind the test score; I take it easy to judge world power's the decline and rise in history, no matter Russia, Britain or my home country China. Unlike those who always seek the peak of success, I am more satisfied to stay in the trajectory of progression and do something every day. Though sometimes I am caught by failure and my effort was wasted in the obvious sense, I firmly believe, Yin-yang, the eternal balancing, will reward me some day somewhere in some way.
dumi 1 / 6,927 1592  
Oct 14, 2013   #2
Another UVA supplement-What's your favorite word and why? 250

Hey Wuhen... you should have posted this in a new thread. You cannot post many essays in one thread as per the forum rules. Whatever you post in a thread, should be under that particular subject title. So open a fresh thread and copy paste this one there. It also would help you earn more feedbacks because others would see it under its relevant title.
OP wuhen 2 / 5 3  
Oct 15, 2013   #3
oh i got it now! thank you very much!!!!
OP wuhen 2 / 5 3  
Oct 15, 2013   #4
Please do not hesitate to correct and criticize every aspect of my essay, also please suggest suitable conclusions. :-) Thank you very much!!!!!!

UVA supplement-What's your favorite word and why? 250

Yin-Yang, a Chinese philosophy concept, is my favorite word. Yin-Yang suggests the interactions of contradictory forces that counter against and depend on each other, establishing the state of dynamic equilibrium: whenever one specific quality reaches its peak, it will naturally begin to transform into the opposite quality, and thus none of the force will be used up.

I am firstly impressed by how this word demonstrates universal principle of nature in such a simple, organized and romantic way. From the phase change of moon in astrology, to temperate zones season rotation in metrology; from the reaction equilibrium in chemistry, to the counterpart pairs of material and dark material in physics, Yin-yang symbolize nearly all phenomena.

Yin-yang tells me all elements are kept in balances, interactively or intrinsically, within a predicted or not predicted ways, and this deeply affects my personal philosophy. Unlike those showing excessive emotion upon changes, I always keep a relatively tranquil mood, regarding both the wax and the wane as inevitable natural processes. I never mind the test score; I take it easy to judge nation's the decline and rise in history, no matter Russia, Britain or my home country China. Unlike those who always seek the peak of success, I am more satisfied to stay in the trajectory of progression and do something every day. Though sometimes I am caught by failure and my effort was wasted in the obvious sense, I firmly believe, Yin-yang, the eternal balancing, will reward me some day somewhere in some way.
dumi 1 / 6,927 1592  
Oct 15, 2013   #5
Yin-Yang, a Chinese philosophy concept, is my favorite word.

"Yin-Yang", a Chinese word with a deep philosophical meaning, is my favorite word.
...and thus none of the forces will be used up.

in-Yang suggests the interactions of contradictory forces that counter against and depend on each other, establishing the state of dynamic equilibrium:

I wish you explain this in a bit more simpler manner with more creativity.... this is a bit too long sentence and also sounds a bit too technical.
OP wuhen 2 / 5 3  
Oct 15, 2013   #6
I wish you explain this in a bit more simpler manner with more creativity.... this is a bit too long sentence and also sounds a bit too technical.

Thank you!!!! i will try:-) but actually yinyang is even hard to illustrate even in Chinese, it contains too many things....so.... it is also why i chose the word, pretend to be profound?
dumi 1 / 6,927 1592  
Oct 15, 2013   #7
The best way to express things simpler is to give examples. Tell the theory and then support it with a real life example. That helps the reader to grasp the concept better and follow what you write. Otherwise, the reader would be bored and would not take much interest in following you. :) .... Even I am very keen in knowing what it means ...I really like Chinese philosophical stuff :)
sthakur 2 / 22 7  
Oct 15, 2013   #8
Your essay sounds very sophisticated and intelligent. I like it! I would just put in a personal anecdote or something to make it more creative or interesting. And also, there are a couple sentences that are too long and are confusing. So, take care of those! :) & thanks for the feedback on mine!
13etoiles 2 / 3  
Oct 15, 2013   #9
This is such an intriguing essay! To improve this even more, I suggest that you expand upon the last part where you connect the word to yourself. The readers will want to know more about you than about the word itself. So use the word to develop yourself.


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