<p>Could someone check my essay for the CA?</p>
<p>Prompt: Please provide a statement (250 words minimum) that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve.</p>
<p>I'm an international transfer applicant, so let me know if there are any grammar/vocabulary mistakes. Thanks!</p>
<p>My essay: it's about 440 words.</p>
<p>It is 10 p.m., time to watch Law & Order. Every episode I put myself in the lawyers shoes defending someone at court. I just cant help it. I want to be a lawyer or work in the legal area for a living; maybe even at the United Nations.
But before law school I want to study at a diverse academic environment. My current college here in Brazil offers me high demanding courses, but its curriculum is limited in both range and level. The breadth and depth of the curriculum at American institutions make me eager to study somewhere where I am challenged and able to delve into different areas of study and have a well-rounded academic experience.
I want to continue my studies in political science. However the courses at the political science department at my current institution are very limited and oriented toward the political theory subfield. I also have an interest in psychology, but my college does not have a psychology program. Both the political science and psychology programs at American institutions cover a broad range of issues and are full of opportunities for hands-on experience. They give a broad view and a better understanding of society, government, and the human mind and behavior. Therefore it perfectly matches my academic interests and professional goals.
My current college is making an effort to bring more research and extracurricular activities, but there is still a lack of hands-on opportunities. I want to study at a place where I have an array of opportunities to put my knowledge into practice, discover new interests and develop the necessary skills for a career in law.
The environment of an American university is very appealing for an aspiring lawyer. I have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. This globalized atmosphere is great for both intellectual and personal growth. I will live with and experience diversity and see life through different perspectives. The mock trial and the program in Washington will sharpen my skills and the residential system will give me an active social life. I will also have the chance to finally bring out my athletic and artistic side.
An American university will give me a well-rounded education. It will challenge me to leave my comfort zone and dive into fields I would not be able to at my current college. It will be a great opportunity for self-discovery and development. I will receive a stellar education that will provide me the perfect background for law school. The dream of becoming one of those lawyers I watch every night will be one big step closer to reality.</p>