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It’s 7:25 on a Friday night ... the opening night of my high school’s musical. The cast and crew are in a circle holding hands. Our director begins to speak and everyone’s energy level spikes. After pepping us up, she whispers a question, “What time is it?”
We respond, “Showtime.”
“What time is it?” she asks again.
“Showtime,” we reply.
Finally, she screams, “What time is it?”
We scream, “Showtime!” and the sound reverberates against the walls.
The only thought that crosses my mind in this circle has to do with my passion. Passion is the driving force behind every part of my life. I have passion for my friends and family, for serving and helping others, for learning and knowledge, but the area of my life I am most passionate about is theater. Theater excites me. I am now the best technician at my school because of all the hard work I do, usually as either the stage manager or light chair. Every week, especially before a performance, I work 15 to 20 hours. Theater is the one thing right now that challenges me, which is why I am more passionate about it even than school. I want to be challenged in school like I am in theater. I used to wake up every morning and wonder, What new and great things am I going to learn today? Now instead of being excited about school, I am challenged by what new set pieces I will build or what will happen at rehearsal.
One of the main reasons I am not excited by school is I’m bored with the pace of classes. I learn faster and easier than almost everyone but instead of just tuning everything out, I keep interested by helping others learn the material. I have discovered I am good at finding little tricks to explain something so classmates will understand what the teacher is talking about. I would like to be more challenged in school, which is why I am excited to go to college. I want to go to MIT because I know that your university will challenge me. I believe that at MIT my passion for learning will once again equal my passion for theater or even surpass it. I want this to happen because I love to learn.
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Hi guys, please check out my lately comment.
First of all, I appreciate this author's confident in the way that the author shows his or her passion about getting challenged, of course, getting more attention of college admissions.
Benjamin is right, he knows what the applying student should not seem very arrogant, since applying student always think college wants student with great confident about theirselves. Ben made a good comment for the author, the author should remember that you are writting the essay to a person who doesn't know you at all, and the only way the audience can get to know you is basicly through this essay. So in the essay, the author not only need to show the passion to get challenged, the confidence about oneself, but also, indispensably, need to tell the audience that you are very humble and very willing to learn other's opinions.
And dkA.M, your comment is also great. I think, if not wrong, you are experiencing the same as the author does in his or her school. And I believe you that you are telling 100 percent truth. I suggest that whenever you hear an opinion, no matter about the person or things you like or dislike, keep on an objective point of view, without bias. This way you will improve yourself. I confess most time I will look at other people's opinions with my own bias too, but I am trying my hard to not to do so.
Same as the author, I also want to go to MIT and very passionate about that too. To go there is a honor for me and my family, I suppose. But last time I emailed the MIT admission office for some application info, they didn't response me. I was wondering if it wasn't the right email or it's the first challenge MIT wants me to face. But anyway, I am still striving every moment now to improve myself.
So if anyone has any comment on my comment, either on grammar or thoughts, I would like to hear that. I am still trying hard for my English.
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Your comment makes me speculate that you relate to this author. You probably think that high school hasn't challenged you as well. How absolutely sad. Perhaps she is not arrogant, however, she appears to be. That is all I am claiming. I want to help this student thus I gave feedback; I did not mean to insult this student in any way.
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