The Next Step

General essay used for admission describing self and why you would be a good candidate for various universities

They say "Patience is a virtue" and "Good things come to those who wait". I believe better versions of those statements are "Passion is a virtue" and "Good things come to those who work". These modified mottos are an explanation of who I am and what I hope to become. Through a college education I wish to be enriched intellectually and as a person so I can in turn give to the society that inspired me to believe so strongly in the importance of passion and a strong work ethic.

I believe that it is better to do nothing than to act half-heartedly. With no passion behind one's beliefs and actions their meaning has no anchor and the effect blows away on the wind. It is with a wholly dedicated and open heart and mind that I approach education. I am passionate about sucking as much as I can from a college education. With passion and perseverance I have attacked each and every project that I worked upon in high school and every class that stirred me. These experiences and learning opportunities have left their profound effect upon my enthusiasm and I am ready to resume my education and growth in a college environment. I will be involved not only in an educational setting but in an...

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