College Application Essay If the University of Pittsburgh could only accept one student during this application period, it should be me. I have firm self-confidence and I truly believe in myself as a person. Despite my imperfections and insecurities, I see myself to be a very pure and tenacious human being. I am hungry for success and am willing to achieve success by any means possible. Nobody is perfect and everyone has their strengths and weaknesses, however I believe that me as a person make me the right choice as the student the University of Pittsburgh should admit. I am and should be the leading candidate because of my thirst for success and my quality personality. As a high school student, I was an athlete and competition fueled my drive and lust for success and recognition. My focus was always on winning and helping my team by any means possible. Although my strengths are unique compared to those of others, I believe that as a unique individual I should and could be a student of high value with nothing but hard work to contribute to this university. I was brought up and cultivated a winner and taught how to deal with adversity at a young age thus I am a born leader and a natural optimist who strives to be the best I can possibly be. With me accepted I can offer a lot to the University of Pittsburgh. To go along with my keen sense of success and whole hardiness in regards to my desires and pure heart, my superior personality truly overshadows all aspects of the unknown. In other words, although I am not the strongest academically or the most active in the community, my high school and adolescent years of been spent growing up and learning how to take whatever aspect of life and life’s tests god tries to throw at you. Having personally
After-School Programs: Latino Students Future
12 May 2013
After-School Programs: Latino Students Future
California is one of the top states with the growing demographics of Hispanics in the United States. The Latino population has been steadily growing for the past couple of years. Soon the Latino population will be the dominant minority group, yet the states do not provide the children with excellent quality…
Why Students Should not Have to Take Standardized Tests
I don’t believe that high school students should have to pass a standardized test in order to receive a diploma. In my opinion it does not improve academic achievement but it worsens it. I have many valid reasons to support my opinion.
The first reason I believe that high school students should not have to pass a standardized test is because it keeps many good, smart students out of college. Some colleges require a certain…
Military Recruiters be Allowed in High Schools?
One of the key responsibilities of society is to ensure the safety and long-term success of its children. With those obligations in mind many parents-led organizations have begun to campaign for blocking military recruiters from access to students on high school grounds. These groups argue that through the use of predatory tactics and by glossing over negative aspects of military service recruiters are coercing students to commit themselves to a situation…
Kill Them with Sunnah
Muslims are looked down upon with stares and glare ever since 9/11. All Muslims are stereotyped as terrorists. Today Muslims are responding to this negativity and hostility with more negativity and hostility in turn just proving that the image of a Muslim is a guy with a gun who has a shadow over his face that no one can approach him or have a normal intellectual conversation with. Muslim men are stereotyped as angry, tough and…
Document A: Molly Elliot Seawell (ORIGINAL)
It has often been pointed out that women could not, with justice, ask to legislate upon matters of war and peace, as no woman can do military duty; but this point may be extended much further. No woman can have any practical knowledge of shipping and navigation, of the work of trainmen on railways, of mining, or of many other subjects of the highest importance. Their legislation, therefore, would not probably be intelligent, and the laws they devised…
financial drain on families, and the community because they lose funding for schools which in turn can cause loss of jobs for teachers, less supplies for schools or even schools shutting their doors.
Children lack socialization because they usually only have a small amount of friends and they are shunned by their peers that go to private or public school. They do not have the opportunities to interact like they would in school (www.middleschool.net) and that is important for developmental health and…
Adopt a Family
The student council at Staunton River HS in Moneta, VA, adopts a needy family from one of its feeder schools each year for the holidays. Each student who wishes to participate must raise at least $50 to contribute to the project. The group typically raises between $800 and $1,000.
On the designated day, student council members sing carols at a local nursing home and visit with the patients. Afterwards, they go shopping for their adopted family and wrap the gifts…
parts of our imagination. I propose that high school students should be eligible to decide what books they read and discuss as a class in order to induce further participation and interest in the classroom.
However some people would challenge my position by saying that high school students may choose books that are far below their reading/comprehension level in order to make the process easier for themselves. This statement comes from the idea that students are, more often than not, looking for an…
words or less tell us what do you hope to gain from participating in Community Scholars?
By participating in the Community Scholar program, I want to gain the satisfaction out of knowing that I am able to help out a student. I want to gain the trust and acceptance of the student, so I can push him or her forward to success. The experience that I would gain by being in the Community Scholars program will be fulfilling knowing that I have contributed to a student’s growth and development as a result…
about 65 countries’ students took the PISA test; unexpectedly, in the PISA test results, American students dropped behind many countries, but Shanghai’s students were crowned. By-standers see more than gamesters. As a international student, I am educated by different systems of the two countries, and I think there are three problems in American education: American don’t care about students’ grades as much, students have too little school time, and teachers and parents give the students too much confidence…