Growing up, I had no real challenges to overcome. Being a white middle class male, I never experienced discrimination. Having all the advantages in life do a funny thing to a young man; sometimes they are the things that keep you down. I had nothing holding me back but conversely I had nothing pushing me forward. When nothing is cold or hot, a lukewarm life comes easy. And so I simmered. For years after high school I coasted, working for tips as a server so that I could live two towns away from home. Junior College served merely as way to spend five hundred dollars a semester to trick myself into believing I had direction. I never experienced a dramatic turning point (my life has never been about drama), but rather I simply changed by way of affirmation. I examined myself and came the realization that I was afraid to try. Or rather I was afraid of the possibility that I may try and fail. I always assumed that being a perfectionist was a good thing, but I found that it was the way I insulated myself from failure. Attempting something difficult carries the risk of not succeeding, and with it the implication that I’m not as smart as I think. From the spring of 2008 on, I have not let my fear of failure stop me from doing what I need to. The old Thomas would sit paralyzed in front of the computer; unable to so much as write down a thesis for fear that it wouldn’t earn me a stellar grade. Everyone I consult told me the personal statement is THE determining factor in admissions.
I am a mature student currently undertaking an Access course at Chelmsford College. My aim is to achieve the skills and qualification I need to begin my university career. At University it is my intention to complete as degree in Business Management and Finance.
I have always been interested in businesses and how they operate in our everyday lives. Being a mature student and housewife mum, I feel that I have qualities required to successfully complete not only the Access…
I will strive to listen to my intuition and use my finding to determine the greater good for everyone. My preferred ethical lense is that of results and autonomy. I am independent, and I get things done my own way.
Along with every set of ethical standards comes a blind spot, sometimes causing faults and setbacks. I sometimes tend to be satisfied with too little. So long as I am satisfied with my current needs, I tend to be complacent, leaving problems unresolved…
The study of the mind has had a profound effect upon society in an eclectic amount of ways, ranging from the relatively recent and extensive improvements on the healthcare of patients and mentally ill to the development of infants and the evolution of humans as dependant social creatures. Psychology is the fundamental basis of society and as humans we are all driven by this powerful force which we are still incapable of fully understanding. I initially chose psychology out of…
Growing up, my grandmother taught me great life lessons of passion, kindness and ambition. I remember an incident when we were sleeping one night. I could hear a loud voice calling for her from afar. I awoke, grabbed the flashlight and followed my grandmother. My job was to hold the lamp for her and escort her as we walked to the house of the pregnant woman about to give birth. I was only 8 years old. These events happened all the time so I already knew what to do. It was then…
I have lived in Wandsworth all my life and I have one sister who is two and a half years my senior. The subjects I chose at GCSE were ICT, History, Performing Arts, French and Spanish. I chose these subjects because I enjoyed them and I thought I could do well in them. I chose two languages rather than only one as I was in the top set and I am able to manage this well to get two qualification. A subject I have found challenging is Chemistry as I found it quite hard to understand…
My name is X. I have just finished grade 11 at A School, B, Country. I always desire to have opportunities to experience the modern and advanced education in such a developed country like the United Kingdom. I believe that the education there is able to provide me a huge load of knowledge and skills, so that I will be able to make contribution to my home country when coming back. The United Kingdom has been famous for having one of the world-leading education and an ideal…
November 19th, 1014
Lincoln High School
My personal statement
Like many teenage boys, I can usually be found playing video games or banging away on a set of drums. However, my motivations for doing so may differ from those of others. Ever since I can remember, I have dealt with the burden of being epileptic. To be honest, it is not as big a burden as one would generally think. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder of the brain and can cause a majority of different types of seizures…
Teacher Name: MS.Leiva
Class name : English Through ESOL 3
I was born in Cuba, “the Earth more beautiful than human eyes have seen”, in a beautiful,
full property of palms, flowers, where there were many fruit trees, vegetable and in a very united
and loving family. In that house I turned my 15 years.
As of that moment my life change radically. When was small not gave me account of
Personal Ethical Statement
June 20th 2014
Personal Ethical Statement
The Ethical Lens Inventory was thought to be a waste of time and a pointless homework assignment. Now after completing, my view on this assignment has juristically changed due to the fact I was able to learn new things about myself, and have a better understanding on how to overcome obstacles.
My preferred ethical lens is Collaboration. Collaboration is essential throughout life…
Personal Statement of Purpose
Throughout my life I have always enjoyed working with math, money, and people. In the tenth grade I received an award in algebra for maintaining A+ in Algebra. I was always taught to do things that I’m good at and, things that make me happy. As I began to think about what my major would be I looked back at the things that I’m good at and what I enjoyed doing, which are math and communicating with others. Those are the things that helped me pick the major of business…