University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
What Makes This Black Guy Himself?
Each year, the University attempts to admit a student class with diverse backgrounds to bring diversity to the University campus. In an essay of no more than 300 words, tell us why you would be a fine addition to the diverse nature of students and faculty on campus.
I defy odds. From birth, doctors predicted bad things for me based on my environment, including that I would not be intelligent, because I lacked proper motor skills and speech proficiency. Today, I have defied those odds, because my mother didn't believe their assumptions, and I didn't believe them either. She pushed me to transcend all expectations, and has always supported me.
I am an intellectual, because I engage in rational and creative thought and I am a driven scholar. I get assignments done early at the library everyday. I employ critical thinking for my assignments. I assist my classmates with problem solving and memorization. I can derive a conclusion from a variety of choices and approaches. I use my ever-expanding imagination to complete projects and constructive work at school and church.
My parents call me the "Strangest Teenager in America," since I don't talk to people a lot, don't listen to music, and I'm a black person that dislikes hot sauce. I have been more creative and comfortable in my home than outside since childhood, and I participate actively and efficiently within my house along with the rest of my family.
I'm very talented at art; I have an aptitude for drawing...
Join Now to View Premium Content
GradeSaver provides access to 848 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 6359 literature essays, 1754 sample college application essays, 259 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.
Already a member? Log in