Emily Dickinson Research Paper

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I have done my research. I have read college prep books, sat through hours of college prep classes, and taken my SATs. I have visited, toured, and interviewed at colleges from Massachusetts to Virginia over the past two years. I have written must-have lists, pros-and-cons lists, and wish lists. Why Dickinson College? My answer is that I'm armed with all of the information, and I'm going with my heart.
I value critical-thinking skills, creativity, global understanding, and self-awareness. I am passionate about the humanities, interested in the physical sciences, and see myself pursuing a career in the social work. Dickinson is the place that I can achieve all this, open my mind, and hone my skills.
I value relationships. I want to get to know
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With my family, I have traveled off the beaten path to seek out opportunities and learn from the local culture. The moments when we found ourselves as the only non-Native Americans on the poorest reservation in South Dakota or in a police station in Italy after being robbed of all our belongings were the moments I understood how much I had to learn about others. I was drawn to how Dickinson not only works with students to make travel abroad a viable option, but encourages students to bring back the knowledge and experiences to further educate themselves. Mark Twain proclaims that "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime."( Innocents Abroad 256) I am eager to experience others' ways of life and understand, respect, and appreciate the world's differences. Most importantly, I want to use that understanding to pursue a career in social work. I believe Dickinson will challenge me inside and outside the classroom. Dickinson, to me, is an unfamiliar home ? a place that will provide comfort and support, but will also push me out of my comfort zone and allow me to explore the …show more content…
I want a place that can be a second home for me. I come from a large family and home for me is where you can be yourself, but also a place that you can try new things, travel away, and know that there is a support system if you stumble. From the admissions office to the tour guide to the girls I met in The Quarry, I was struck by how comfortable the interactions were. After how welcomed I felt as a prospective student, I know that as a student I will be treated with equal care and