Anita is a rare type of student who combines exceptional natural ability with a willingness and eagerness to learn. Anita is able to help her peers with difficult mathematical concepts, but does so in a way that is both practical and non-condescending. Although she is aware of her natural ability in the area of mathematics, Anita is constantly challenging herself. She is part of the school's Mathletics Team, which challenges local college/university students in mathematical competitions. She is also active in the community of the school by being a member of Greenpeace, and a cheerleader, while also playing defense on our school's soccer team.
Some people have used the term “educational conscience”, to describe the purpose of college studies. Every individual that I have spoken to describes a gradual and complete change in viewpoint about the world after completing a higher education. It expands our knowledge of what is happening around us as well as teaches us to analyze our world and society from a critical viewpoint. My aspirations to enroll in your program are based on the desire to expand my horizons, reach out to newer ideas, learn about the world around so that I can formulate an individual opinion and contribute to our society. Knowledge alone by itself cannot have any significant impact on your life or on that of others. Only by applying that knowledge to a particular goal, idea, action or thought and dedicating oneself to achieving something from life, will there be a meaningful and powerful result. One could also theoretically apply knowledge to a variety of different ends, either selfish, constructive, professional or other goals, but my desire is to take the courses that will propel me towards my career studies might be associated with certain value ideologies, but I think everyone needs a code of ethics that they can follow. There is more to acting morally than just signing off on release forms when filling out sheets for a sociology class. I realize I need to do everything I can to uphold a policy of academic honesty and that is precisely what I intend to do while I attend college.