During the three years I worked in her lab, I aided in designing a study, writing an Institutional Review Board IRB application, running participants through both pilot and regular studies, coding data, and analyzing said data, with these experiences culminating in my honors thesis.
Participating in such a large study from start to finish has validated my interest in academic research as a profession. This fall I will embark on writing an additional honors thesis in political science.
While the precise topic of my thesis is undecided, I am particularly interested in Mexico and its development towards a more democratic government. Minoring in Spanish, I have read various pieces of literature from Mexico and have come to respect Mexico and Latin American culture and society.
I look forward to conducting this research as it will have a more qualitative tilt than my thesis in psychology, therefore granting an additional understanding of research methodology. My present decision to switch from social psychology to political science is further related to a study abroad course sponsored by the European Union with Dr.
Professor Mitchell obtained a grant to take a class of students to Belgium in order to study the EU. This course revealed a direct correlation between what I had studied in the classroom with the real world.
After spending several weeks studying the EU, its history and present movement towards integration, the class flew to Brussels where we met with officials and proceeded to learn firsthand how the EU functioned. My interest in attending the University of Rochester in particular, relates to my first semester at OU and the opportunity to take an introductory course in statistics with the now retired Dr.
Larry Miller. Through the combination of a genuine appreciation and knack for statistics and with his encouragement, I proceeded to take his advanced statistics class as well as the first graduate level statistics course at OU. I continued my statistical training by completing the second graduate statistics course on model comparisons with Dr. Roger Johnson, a Professor in the Psychology Department.
The model comparison course was not only the most challenging course I have taken as an undergraduate, but the most important. As the sole undergraduate in the course and only college algebra under my belt, I felt quite intimidated. Yet, the rigors of the class compelled me to expand my thinking and learn to overcome any insecurities and deficits in my education.
Top Outstanding Psychology Student award in statistics. This award is given to the top undergraduate student with a demonstrated history of success in statistics. My statistical training in psychology orientates me toward a more quantitative graduate experience. While attending the University of Rochester, I would like to study international relations or comparative politics while in graduate school.
I find the research of Dr. Additionally, my attendance would allow the Political Science department to make a more accurate determination on how well I would fit in to the program than from solely my graduate school application.
Attending the University of Rochester with its focus on quantitative training, would not only allow me to utilize the skills and knowledge I gained as an undergraduate, but also would expand this foundation to better prepare me to conduct research in a manner I find fascinating.
From attending S. I thrive on difficult tasks as I enjoy systematically developing solutions to problems. They are, more often than not, a way that you tried to get those needs met we have an intelligent subconscious mind. Example: As a result of getting connection, I lost myself in books.
I would read constantly. The characters in books became old friends. I learned about vulnerability, friendship and connection through those characters. Then, I joined a varsity sports team that gave me a sense of community. Plus, I formed a really tight-knit friend group that has remained so for the last 16 years. How to Write a Montage College Essay The montage essay structure is a college essay format most relevant to students who have not been through significant challenges and do know what they want to study.
By the end you should understand how to reverse engineer your essay, starting with the end in mind your dream and describing how the events of your life your world helped shape that dream.
Either way, list at least five qualities along the right side of the paper. Keep going until the left hand column is filled with examples of the qualities named in the right hand column. Eventually you are going to write one paragraph on each element on the left hand column this is your show.
See the Endodontics essay example to see what this looks like. A good guiding rule is this: show first, then tell. Go here for some tips on how to pick a good focusing lens.
Paired Sharing This is where you get the opportunity to share your story with a partner and hear your story told back to you. Find a partner. Decide who will go first. Partner A shares a story that was revealed during the Feelings and Needs Exercise, while Partner B listens, and maybe takes notes. This gives Partner A the chance to actually hear their own story told back to them. While your partner is sharing, your job is simply to listen.
Taking notes is optional, but avoid it if it will distract you from being present with your partner. Take the leap. You just have to begin. Feeling reticent to begin? Proofread The last step is editing and proofreading your finished essay.
You have worked so hard up until this point, and while you might be relieved, remember: your essay is only as good as your editing. A single grammatical error or typo could indicate carelessness—not a trait you want to convey to a college admission officer.
Give yourself some time. Let your essay sit for a while at least an hour or two before you proofread it. Approaching the essay with a fresh perspective gives your mind a chance to focus on the actual words, rather than seeing what you think you wrote. Computers cannot detect the context in which you are using words, so be sure to review carefully.
They might be fine in a text message, but not in your college essay. Have another person or several! You know what you meant to say, but is it clear to someone else reading your work?
Have these people review your application essay to make sure your message is on target and clear to any audience. Read your essay backwards. This may sound a bit silly, but when reading in sequential order, your brain has a tendency to piece together missing information, or fill in the blanks, for you. This forces you to read each word individually and increases your chances of finding a typo. Check for consistency. Avoid switching back and forth from different tenses.
Also, if you refer to a particular college in the essay, make sure it is the correct name and is consistent throughout the piece. Tie up loose ends Celebrate finishing what you started. Writing the college essay takes time and effort, and you should feel accomplished. When you submit your essay, remember to include your name, contact information, and ID number if your college provided one, especially if you send it to a general admission email account.
Nothing is worse than trying to match an application essay with no name or, worse, an email address such as donutsarelife domain. Make sure to keep copies of what you sent to which schools and when—and follow up on them! You don't need to have started your own business or have spent the summer hiking the Appalachian Trail.
Colleges are simply looking for thoughtful, motivated students who will add something to the first-year class. Tips for a Stellar College Application Essay 1. Write about something that's important to you. It could be an experience, a person, a book—anything that has had an impact on your life.
Don't just recount—reflect! Anyone can write about how they won the big game or the summer they spent in Rome. When recalling these events, you need to give more than the play-by-play or itinerary. Describe what you learned from the experience and how it changed you. Being funny is tough.
A boy discovers he is a wizard Harry Potter. This gives Partner A the chance to actually hear their own story told back to them. A one millimeter difference can mean the difference between a successful root canal and a lawsuit. See the Endodontics essay example to see what this looks like.
Keep going until the left hand column is filled with examples of the qualities named in the right hand column. You just have to begin.
Answer the question being asked.
Give yourself some time. Despite taking a long time and the difficulty in carving separate time for school with such occupational requirements, I remained persistent aiming towards attending school as my schedule would allow. A single grammatical error or typo could indicate carelessness—not a trait you want to convey to a college admission officer. Use food.
They are, more often than not, a way that you tried to get those needs met we have an intelligent subconscious mind. Get to know your prompt Ease yourself into the essay-writing process. Example: One of my challenges was moving around a lot and always being the new kid at school. Open-ended questions are great too: c. Is this essay prompt asking you to inform?
My time at UT, however, changed that. This is your chance to tell your story or at least part of it. You just have to begin. Choose your story to tell. A teacher or college counselor is your best resource.
Cooks rely on recipes. During the experimentation phase of the project, I spent the majority of my waking hours in the lab — and I enjoyed every minute of it. Well, kind of. Not to mention why you're a good fit for the college or university—and why it's a good fit for you.
Pursuing dual degrees in both Psychology and Political Science, I was provided an opportunity to complete a thesis in Psychology with Dr. A few years later I designed my first pair of shoes, working for hours to perfect each detail, including whether the laces should be mineral white or diamond white.