<p>I am from the Middle East from Palestine exactly.
I have low grades in high school and the SAT, I have never cared to study so I didn't get good grades. On the other side I have always been the best in mathematics and physics in my class, all of my teachers said that.
I got 640 on the Mathematics section in the SAT and 340 Writing and 380 reading, I never cared to study for it but my mum made me do it, and I almost stayed all of the test helping my friend pass the math section.
I have many extra curriculum activities like, Helping the Blind learn to work on the computer, I built my schools Lap, I have a CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate ) Degree, I made many computer Programs, love to self teach my self things that I won't take at school.
And I think I have a pretty amazing Essay for my Application which is</p>
A machine takes instruction to process information and to output things from inputs, the way it was programmed to do it. A human being learns, digests information, processes other experiences, builds upon other people’s thoughts and believes. As it is impossible for a machine to develop its own ways of solving problems, a smart human being will take instruction but it will be as easy to forget or to mislead these instructions and make a big chaos. Taking instructions by a human being without him being convinced by it will never develop creativity.
As of my personal experience I have concluded that for me to be a straight “A” student will require to follow instructions precisely as they were told to me. I have never been able to do that despite all of the pressures around me from my parents to my teachers, who all said “just do it as it was shown to you”. My eleventh grade Mathematics teacher once said to me “your way of solving this problem is a hundred percent right, but I will not give you any marks for this problem in your test because it is not the way it was shown in the textbook” this example has been repeated and repeated tens of times in my life, so my grades were not as good as I deserve.
I love mathematics and physics. I love the way a mathematician found how to solve a certain problem; I saw it as that beautiful paint which I could stay for hours and hours Gazing at, thinking about the way he thought about and trying to find real world applications for. But when mathematics is all about memorizing steps and following them, I then begin to be a rebel, trying to solve that problem in every possible way. When I get it right I feel like in heaven, but when showing it to the teacher or whoever will grade my test will say “what is that???”, and put a very large X upon although it was mathematically right.
I have always dreamed about a different style of learning which I found in leading universities, I loved the way they were teaching science and encouraging the students to think and to love what they learn. I hope the opportunity to study at an excellent college will be possible for me, so I could be able to change the way of teaching, in my home country, and create a generation which loves to learn just for learning and making the world a better place.
So do I have a 1 percent chance to be admitted and by the way the family income is less than 10000$ a year</p>