<p>hi, I'm finishing up (finally) my application to Duke ED. The last big part that I have to finish is my short answer, describing why I want to go to Duke. I think that the reasons I have provided so far are accurate, but there's something missing. Feedback would be great, especially since I wrote it after visiting the campus and the visit was basically the only thing going through my mind.</p>
<p>Walking across the campus at Duke, I felt the school spirit whipping around in the air. I was smiled at by complete strangers and was even invited to a party. A positive attitude on campus is essential for me because I want to wake up every morning and be excited to go to class and see other people. The information session tremendously helped me to make Duke my number one school because the session leader reinforced and added to all of the knowledge that I had regarding Duke. For example, I knew that the FOCUS program was for freshmen and promised to be a rewarding experience, but I did not know that the classes are able to take field trips to other countries. I like that the professors are reachable for the students because I feel that intimidation causes a decrease in motivation to do work. I also enjoy that Duke students are able to combine work and play so nicely with the variety of extra curricular activities available. Being a well-rounded student is important to me so that I can get the most out of my education. I also would love to be a Cameron Crazy and camp out in K-ville.
I am interested in Duke because I believe that I would be challenged academically. I have completed all of the math courses offered at my school and am currently traveling to another high school to take a higher level class. I also like Dukes research facilities and think it would make my college experience all the more interesting to be able to work or do research there.</p>
<p>I still have a bunch of characters left to use. Thanks!</p>