I was actually quite surprised that a high school teacher was giving me a book titled Lies My Teacher Told Me. It had never occurred to me that teachers would lie to students.
The title intrigued me so much that on Friday night I found myself staying up almost all night reading, instead of going out with friends. In short, the book discusses several instances in which typical American history classes do not tell the whole story.
For example, the author addresses the way that American history classes do not usually address about the Vietnam War, even though it happened only a short time ago. This made me realize that we hadn't discussed the Vietnam War in my own history class! I was inspired to continue to tell these stories and to make that my career.
For my next article for the class, I wrote about the practice of my own high school suspending students, sometimes indefinitely, for seemingly minor offenses such as tardiness and smoking. The article caused quite a stir. The administration of my school dismissed it, but it caught the attention of my local newspaper.
A local journalist worked with me to publish an updated and more thoroughly researched version of my article in the local newspaper. It reaffirmed my commitment to a career in journalism. Your organization has been providing young aspiring journalists with funds to further their skills and work to uncover the untold stories in our communities that need to be reported. I have already demonstrated this commitment through my writing in high school and I look forward to pursuing a BA in this field at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.
Financial illiteracy is a major issue in my neighborhood, and that is why I hope to give Hispanic women a chance for a better future through financial education. While I was volunteering I met a woman who happened to live in the same building as my aunt.
Unemployed with two young children, and a husband earning minimum wage at a fast food restaurant, she struggled to get by every day. I thought to myself — many in my community are just like her.
Then I realized I could do something to help. I can start a financial literacy program, which teaches Hispanic women to earn and manage money. Moreover, such a program will help Hispanic women become competitive employees, even in a slow recovering economy such as the one we are experiencing now. I hope to find mentors from a roomful of inspiring, experiences leaders who will offer me their guidance. Also, meeting accomplished women from other countries means access to new ideas and unique perspectives.
And if I am lucky, I may even come across individuals who can provide financial support to jumpstart my financial literacy program for Hispanic women. Lastly, I will tell my idea to everyone I meet in Jordan, a baby step to help Hispanic women rise from poverty. The world continues to change rapidly, especially with globalization.
It is about time that Hispanic women strive for gender equality. Thus, it is essential that Hispanic women increase their roles and knowledge in finance. The women in my neighborhood shall no longer be left out.
I will task myself to help these women become better, stronger and most importantly, take control of their lives. I want to be involved so that they can save themselves from any unforeseen financial crisis. This is a tremendous goal, but for me, it is an opportunity to make a difference — in my neighborhood and for my Spanish community. This helps create structure and avoid confusion. In fact, the entire structure of the essay is very clear and logical. Having a clear structure ensures that the reader can follow your ideas without a problem.
Additionally, she connects it to her own life by using personal examples. Using personal examples and showing your emotions can give you an edge over other applicants. Lastly, even though Rosaisha discusses a sad and difficult topic, she keeps the tone light and inspirational. Rather than dwelling on how terrible this situation is, she expresses hope and her desire to make a change in the world.
In the summer of , with my first year of medical school completed, I embarked upon my last official summer vacation with two things in mind: a basketball tournament in Dallas and one in Atlanta. My closest friends and I had been playing in tournaments for the past 10 summers, and it was a sacred bond forged together in the name of competition.
However, two weeks before our first tournament, I became instantly and overwhelmingly short of breath. Having been born to Korean immigrant parents, I was raised to utilize the hospital in emergency cases only, and I knew this was such a case. A few scans later, doctors discovered numerous pulmonary emboli PE , caused by a subclavian deep vein thrombosis DVT , and just like that, I was lying in a bed of a major hospital for a life threatening condition.
Fast forward a few months, and I am lying in a similar bed to treat the underlying cause of the sublclavian DVT: a first rib removal. There is little that can adequately prepare someone physically, emotionally or spiritually to undergo surgery; and my thoughts continued to race in the days following. In addition to the expected physical pain, isolation, fear and frustration were a few of the emotions I experienced in the four day ordeal.
Quite frankly, the past nine months have been difficult, literally full of blood, sweat and tears. But through it all, I have been able to maintain my positivity and gratitude knowing that I have gained the invaluable experience of being a patient and discovering the vulnerability and trust that patients give their doctors. Patients indulge information to doctors that they may have never told anyone in their life and in doing so, place a great deal of trust and responsibility in the hands of a doctor.
Many patients will not understand the mechanism of disease behind their condition and anticipate that the doctor will explain to them and their family why it is that they are feeling the way they are and ultimately heal them.
And that is precisely what my surgeon understood: the privilege of being able to care for patients and the intimacy of the doctor-patient relationship. There are few times where a patient and their loved ones are more vulnerable and in need of compassion than when dealing with a hospitalization.
Such ideals are rooted in love and compassion for patients, not as clients in the health care system, but as fellow human beings striving to make something of themselves and the world around them I. Unfortunately, the ordeal of living with a chronic illness or undergoing a major operation extends beyond the confines of the hospital.
The most difficult part of the application process for students is usually the essay. How do you write it? What should it include? We are going to focus on how to start a scholarship essay introduction. Scholarships are super competitive and the reviewers may not even have time to read the entire essay submitted. So, the first sentence of your scholarship application is your first and best chance to convince the reader to continue reading.
That sounds stressful, but rest assured, your introduction can actually be your best tool for success. Luckily, there is no one right way to write a scholarship introduction, but there are some things you must keep in mind.
Imagine that your readers have to read hundreds of applications. You must make your essay stand out. What Should Your Introduction Include?
For example, the author addresses the way that American history classes do not usually address about the Vietnam War, even though it happened only a short time ago. From the way my mentors and I began working two hours earlier than required to meet deadlines, I learned that engineering is the commitment of long hours. This leads to Hispanic women having little or no money management skills. Above all, my family is the most important thing in my life.
Before creating these clubs, I created a vision for these clubs so I can organize my responsibilities better as a leader. DON'T: Use words from a thesaurus that are new to you. I want to change that. Since making that decision I have been liberated from the labels that previously confined me and I took back control of my own life.
The more involved I became with my family, the more I knew what I wanted to be in the future. I talked about my community every chance I got, writing a public backlash to Donald Trump and reading out to the group of parents to show them my unique struggle. Moreover, such a program will help Hispanic women become competitive employees, even in a slow recovering economy such as the one we are experiencing now. Avoid using big words only to sound intelligent. Your introduction should sound natural.
Describe an event in which you took a leadership role and what you learned about yourself. When a child is born, he or she is given a birth certificate, which provides information such as name, date and place of birth, but most importantly it provides the names of the parents of the child.
My neighbors are empty lots, enclosed by fences. I wrote of the severe poverty experienced by the people on the reservation, and the lack of access to voting booths during the most recent election.
Paragraph IV Conclude your essay with a wrap-up of why you should be considered for the scholarship; how do your goals match those of the organization, etc. I am both a teacher and a student in that small classroom as I help them with their homework, and, in return, they help me in perfecting my use of Creole.