Anyone want to see my essays?

<p>Hi everyone!
I got in last year, but decided to take a year off. If anyone wants to read my admissions essays, let me know and I'll post them! Good luck with applying.</p>


<p>I'd love to read them, can you send them to me??

<p>This is my first admissions essay:
Ever since I was a child, I have been shy. And when it came to speaking or performing in front of a large group of people, I was horrified. I simply could not muster up the courage to do it. Then I went to high school.
During my first week at the Toronto Montessori Academy, I learned that the school was organizing a drama club. Basically, the participants would meet once a week, learn how to act, and perform a play at the end of the term. The only catch was that it was mandatory for all freshmen. I nearly collapsed when I heard! For the first time in my life, I would have to act! For some time, I wanted to change schools…
But I did not. Every Wednesday, I attended a drama club meeting. Although there were only about ten students there, and the activities were quite enjoyable, I could not stop contemplating the upcoming performance: I would have to face my worst fear.
After a few weeks, though, my worries about performing started to dissipate. I really began to enjoy the activities, and forgot all about having to act.
And then, the time came. The big night had arrived, and I was feeling just a little apprehensive, to say the least. I looked over my lines once more, took in a few deep breaths as if they were my last, and got up on stage. I acted!
The play turned out to be a huge success. When the registration sheet for the optional second-term drama club was put up, I did something I never thought I would do: I signed up.
Having to perform in front of a large group of people for the first time in my life has really changed me. It has made me more outgoing, and more confident in myself. The ironic thing is that I really enjoyed performing. Now, I regularly participate in the drama club at my school, as acting has become one of my favorite pastimes.</p>

<p>This is my second:
When I began to think about what I wanted to study after high school, I had a difficult time making up my mind. I had so many interests: I liked languages and mathematics and biology and chemistry. But when I really thought about it, I found that I was fascinated by the nervous system. I am amazed at how the brain, composed entirely of atoms, is capable of such higher-level functions as thought, memory, and intelligence.
From this moment, my mind was made up: I was going to study something related to the brain. So I began looking at universities, and found that the field that most closely matched my interests was cognitive science. This field would encompass my passion for biology, chemistry and mathematics, but I could also take electives in topics such as language acquisition.
With a minor in cognitive science and a major in biology, I would be able to take a number of paths after college. I could go to medical school and pursue a career in neurosurgery. Alternatively, I could work towards a PhD, which would lead me to research.
My decision to apply to Georgetown was only partly based on the fact that Georgetown offers a major in cognitive science. Since I will be living on-campus, I want my life to be more than just academics. Georgetown has a wide variety of extracurricular activities and sports, which would allow me to actually have some “fun” during my time as an undergraduate.
Finally, Georgetown’s location is a big plus. Since I live in Canada, I want to study at a university that is within driving distance of my home. This would allow me to visit my parents every once in a while without having to fly. Also, I believe that Washington is a beautiful city, with a rich history, and one in which I would not at all mind spending four or more years of my life.
Georgetown is a perfect mix of academics, athletics, extracurricular activities, and student life. Studying at Georgetown would be more than an education; it would be more like an experience of a lifetime.</p>

<p>I'm not sure if it will help you, but at least you'll what the admissions committee liked.</p>

<p>What were your other stats?</p>

<p>SAT: Verbal 660 Math 700
SAT II: Writing 700 French 740 Math 2C 710 BioM 670 BioE 630
Average in School 95% which translated to a GPA of 3.96 (schools in Canada don't use GPA's).
I was ranked 1st but my class size was 6 (REALLY small school).</p>

<p>what should the word count on the 2 essays be? around 250-500 words?</p>

<p>Wow, your first essay sounds kinda similar to an essay I wrote for Fordham, except with mock trial instead of drama.</p>

<p>If anyone wants to see my essays, just shoot me an email. I worked long and hard, and I think I got my first one just right...</p>

<p>I'll take a look at 'em: <a href=""></a> I'll send you mine if you want</p>

<p>aluka- what are you planning to do with your year off?</p>

<p>Right now I'm looking for a job, but I'll volunteer if I can't find one :) I'm also learning a lot about Gtown (dorms, programs, courses, EC's). Its really beneficial because I'd never have know so much had I not taken a year off!</p>

<p>wow so are u applying for next year again? </p>

<p>i have a friend that's taking a year off (after getting into college) to go to central america and do missionary work. i admire him so much.</p>

<p>No I already got in, paid my deposit, and deferred. Gtown will keep my place for me.</p>

<p>oh very awesome! that's cool how they are understanding of that and eveyrthing.</p>