From my coaches and fellow teammates, I have learned to work well with others in a group, as it is necessary to cooperate with teammates on the playing field.
But most important, I have also gained self-confidence.
What he could have done better was spend more time describing himself after he made improvements.
As it is, he only tells us about his newfound confidence and drive.
I didn't want to be the one at fault if I dropped the ball and the play didn't succeed.
I did not want the responsibility of helping the team because I was too afraid of making a mistake.Please select from the following sample application essays: Essay 1: Princeton | Essay 2: Harvard | Essay 3: Princeton | Essay 4: Brown Note: The following essays were not edited by Essay Edge Editors.They appear as they were initially reviewed by admissions officers.This is not to say that, prior to this, I had been closed up in a bland box of a world.I had traveled to India, my father's home, and England, my mother's home, annually: a practice my family and I continue to this day.This essay would have been stronger had he actually shown us, perhaps by including a story or describing an event where his confidence made a difference. Harvard, International experience: Living in Switzerland"Je deteste des Americains," said the old Swiss woman sitting across from me.Her face contorted into a grimace of disgust as she and her friend continued to complain that Americans had no culture, that they never learned another language, and that their inferior customs were spreading throughout Europe like an infectious disease.I had been living in Geneva, Switzerland for four years, during which time I had attended an international school consisting of over 96 different nationalities. " Did I have no appreciation of anything other than Mc Donald's or Coca-Cola?I had already become fluent in French and had become accustomed to the new culture in which I was living--a culture which I had believed to be rich in tolerance and acceptance. Had I not been touched by the new world I had been exposed to?Over the years, playing football has taught me what it takes to succeed.From months of tough practices, I have gained a hard work ethic.