Premium Content From Hopelessness to Opportunity
by Mindy Kim - November 26, 2010
Describe the world you come from -- for example, your family, community, or school -- and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.
At an age when most young girls spend their days watching Sunday morning cartoons and playing with Barbie dolls, I was struggling with the emotional turmoil that was my family. Growing up in the slums of L.A., my living situation was abominable: I could never have invited my friends over to my cockroach-infested cupboards and sparse closets. My…
This excerpt of the essay is provided for free. To read the complete essay of 468 words or to get access to the rest of our College Application Essays, please subscribe below or log in if you are already subscribed.
Join Now - Choose a Membership Level
GradeSaver provides access to quizzes, 3201 literature essays, 936 sample college application essays and ad-free surfing in this premium content, "Members Only" section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.
We have been mentioned in the Washington Post, the Economist, and many other papers around the world for our exceptional essays. GradeSaver has reviewed each essay for quality; these essays are the very best on the Internet and many have been written by students of Ivy League colleges.
|3-Day Trial (recurring)||$2.95 *|
|30-Day Trial (recurring)||$6.95 *|
|1 Month Membership (one-time charge)||$12.95|
|12 Month Membership (one-time charge)||$49.95|
* After your trial period, you will be billed a monthly fee of $6.95 with the option to cancel at any time. Questions? Read our FAQ.
College Application Essays accepted by University of California - Berkeley
- Personal Statement
- Portrait of a Change
- What I Learned From My Brothers
- Personal Statement ABC's
- My Legacy
- Overcoming Adversity
- Leadership Experiences
- My Mother
- Fresh Air
- The Antidote to the Troubles of Life
- Barefooted Bliss
- "Made in China"
- Dive Line
- A Writer on the Prowl
- Why I Chose Japanese
- The World of Science
- Life as a Scribe
- Cosmos, Japan, and Lennon
- Value of Diversity
- Is the World Flat?
- Learning to See
- Artist - Me
- Grandma's Clothes
- Giving Me the Bricks
- The Summer of 2006
- My Crusade Against Sweatshops
- How to Behave?
- Mother's story
- A Second Chance
- Cochlear Implants
- Coming From a World of Outsiders
- My Passion for Debate
- Educational Opportunity
- A Sunny Day
- My Funky World
- Teriyaki to Chitterlings
- Theories of Everything
- Suburban Inspiration for Exploration
- From Hopelessness to Opportunity
- Sunfood Nutrition and Enlightenment
- Irish Dance
- Finding an Allegiance
- A Fire to be Kindled
- The Experience that Lives On
- Globalizing My World