马萨诸塞州塔夫茨大学(Tufts University)招生办理主任Karen Richardson标明:“咱们实际上是在倾听学生的声响，并企图弄清楚他们在咱们的校园里会成为什么样的人物。这不仅仅是学生挑选写的主题，而是他们如何写。咱们鼓舞学生展现而不是叙述，以协助读者了解他们是谁。”
纽约汉密尔顿学院(Hamilton College)担任招生办理的副校长Monica Inzer说：“一篇好的Essay对我而言，能让我在看到学生在请求表格中看不到的那一面。”绿茵球霸
I kept a firm grip on the rainbow trout as I remove马渼凯d the lure from its lip.Then,my heart racing with excitement,I lowered the fish to the water and watched it flash away.
I remained hooked.
I caught that 10-inch fryling five years ago 性非得已on Fall Creek using a$5 fly rod given to me by my neighbor Gil.The creek is spectacular as it cascades down the 150-foot drop of Ithaca Falls.Only 100-feet further,however,葡萄籽,metal,海航集团-雷竞技电竞_雷竞技电竞官网_雷竞技电竞渠道it runs past a decrepit gun factory and underneath a graffitied bridge before flowing adjacent to my high sch姜振来ool and out to Cayuga Lake.Aside from the falls,the creek is largely overlooked.Nearly all of the high school students I know who cross that bridge daily do so with no thought of the creek below.
When I was a toddler,my moms say I used to point and ask,"What?What?What?"Even now my inquisitive nature is obvious.Unlike my friends,I had noticed people fly fishing in Fall Creek.Mesmerized by their graceful casts,I pestered Gil into teaching me.From that first thrilling encounter with a trout,I knew I needed to catch more.I had a new奥秘老公头条见 string of 摘瓜歌questions.I wanted to understand trout behavior,how to find them,and what they ate.There was research to do.
I devoted myself to fly fishing.I asked questions.I woke up at 4 a.m.to fish before s张米伽chool.I spent days not catching anything.Yet,I persisted.The Kid's Book of Fishing was replaced by Norman重庆中小学zslpsh MacLean's A River Runs Through It.Soon Ernest Hemingway's essays found their place next to Trout Unlimitedmagazines by my bed.
I sought teachers.I continued to fish with Gil,and at his invitation j韩国道德2017oined the local Trout Unlimited Chapter.I enrolled in a fly-tying class.
There I met Ken,a soft-spoken molecular biologist,who ta男女结合ught me to start each fly I make by crimping the hook to reduce harm to fish,and Mike,a sarcastic Deadhead lawyer,who turns over rocks at all times of year to"match the hatch"and figure out which insects fish are eating.Thanks to my mentors,I can identify and create almost every type of Northeastern mayfly,caddisfly,and stonefly.
The more I learned,the more protective I felt of the creek and its inhabitants.My knowledge of mayflies and experience fishing in many New York streams led me to notice the lack of Blue-Winged Olive Mayflies in Fall Creek.I figured out why while discussing water quality in my AP Biology class;lead from the gun factory had contaminated the creek and ruined the mayfly habitat.Now,I participate in stream clean-up days,have document葡萄籽,metal,海航集团-雷竞技电竞_雷竞技电竞官网_雷竞技电竞渠道ed the impact of invasive species on trout and other native fish,and have chosen to continue to explore the effects of pollutants on waterways in my AP Environmental Science class.
Last year,on a frigid October morning,I started a conversation with the man fishing next to me.Banks,I later learned,is a contemporary artist who nearly died struggling with a heroin addiction.When we meet on the creek these days we talk about casting techniques,aquatic insects,and fishing ethics.We also talk about the healing power of fly fishing.I know Banks would agree with Henry David Thoreau,who wrote"[Many men]lay so much stress on the fish which they catch or fail to catch,and on nothing else,as if there were nothing大唐盗帅笔趣阁 else to be caught."
Initially,my goal was to catch trout.What I landed was a passion.Thanks to that first morning on Fall Creek,I've found a calling that consumes my free time,compels me to teach fly fishing to others,and drives what I want to study 白鹿原床戏in college.
I will be leaving Fall Creek soon.I am eager to step into new streams.
不过，在某些状况下，校园或许会把弥补作文作为首要任务。圣约翰学院(St.John's College)担任招生的副校长Benjamin Baum说，圣约翰学院的状况便是如此。
Last year in my Constitutional Law class,I fell in love with political and legal philosophy.Sexy,right?
Maybe not,but I loved the rules,the structure,and the big questions that surrounded organizing a government.I thought about these things constantly—while brushing my teeth,doing chores,and driving to school.Unable to take this beloved course a second time,I chose my senior classes with more th葡萄籽,metal,海航集团-雷竞技电竞_雷竞技电竞官网_雷竞技电竞渠道an a touch of melancholy.I was skeptical that even the most appealing humanities class,AP Literature,would be anything but anticlimactic by comparison.I'd become so accustomed to reading the function-focused writings of Locke,Rousseau,Madison,Thoreau,that I found it difficult to see"literature"as anything more than mere stories.I wanted substance that I could actually do something with,and I didn't expect to find it in AP Lit.
Settling down to read our first assigned book,Sophocles'Antigone,I was apathetic.We'd done a pre-reading exercise earlier in class and I'd gathered thatAntigone was just the sad story of a wannabe-martyr-descendant-of-O葡萄籽,metal,海航集团-雷竞技电竞_雷竞技电竞官网_雷竞技电竞渠道edipus who crosses the wrong king,dies,breaks her fiance's heart with her 变形计20140616death,leading him,and her would-be mother-in-law by extension,to suicide,blah,blah,blah.I fanned the pages with my thumb,checked the time(10:15 p重生之漆黑女爵.m.),and willed myself 继女to make it through the first ten pages without falling asleep.
Rousseau's familiar skepticism of an unchecked ruler,Locke's notions of natural rights philosophy,and Thoreau's willingness to violate immoral laws.Wait—this was a literature class,and yet here was Sophocles articulating the same concerns of the Framers of the Constitution(hundreds of years before any of them were born).
Antigone has become my favorite book becau葡萄籽,metal,海航集团-雷竞技电竞_雷竞技电竞官网_雷竞技电竞渠道se it wraps political and legal theory around complex characters and a compelling narrative.Prior to reading Antigone,I assumed that if I hadn't read every book that pertained to the architecture of US government,I had at least heard of them.
But I was so mistaken.Antigone proved this assumption wrong because Antigone itself was a case study in the actual consequences 李小幼of ideas discussed by political philosophers.In other words,Antigonehumanized the esoteric and function-driven debates I'd studied last year.Witnessing Haemon cradle his dead fiance in his arms,then subsequently kill himself before his father's eyes,allowed me to see all of the ideas I'd spent hours considering as not purely political questions,but as human 炉石涛妹ones.Finishing the play,I was ashamed that I'd harbored such skepticism at the outset of my reading.My experience with Antigone reminds me why I get excited each time I use calculus in physics or art in cooking,and I look forward to a lifetime of making these connections.
Using a flimsy piece of printer paper,I remember folding my first paper crane.Reading instructions off a dusty origami book from my basement,my fingers fumbled with the paper,folding,unfolding,refolding,and possibly some frustration-induced crumpling.Nearly an hour later,with little creases scattered across its body and a misaligned beak,it was clear that origami wasn't a natural talent of mine.
Despite its deformities,there was an endearing quality to the bird I couldn't quite explain.After sixteen folds,it resembled the paper only in color and material.I would fold countless other designs,until my room was covered with creations from simple paper boats to intricate seven part lotus flowers.
The joy I found in origami lied in the fact that I had the freedom to invent anything;with each fold,creativity flowed through my fingers,converting curiosity of the potential of each fold in3岁女童to an irrepressible desire to create more.It is what motivated me to read about 2D kinematics to win a projectile motion challenge,and understand the chemistry behind qualitative analysis of cations for a lab.
Everything I could ever want to know and more is right at my fingertips.From the change in weight I feel in a moving elevator,to the chemical reactions that cause the plastic stars in my room to glow,science is a field that permeates every single aspect of life.I know my curiosity to understand the world around me nurtures my love for science.