While I was never again “one of the guys,” I found pride in the growth of my team. Despite his hardship, he acknowledged his responsibility and the experience had motivated him as he struggled to recreate his life.
As president of the Robotics Club, I find building the robots and creatively solving technical problems to be the easy tasks.
Not only do I now know how to zoom in from a bigger picture, but I also know how to pick the right place to zoom in to so I can achieve my goal.
Debate has turned me into an responsible optimizing, scrutinizing and strategizing orator.
: The University of California admissions folks would like me (and you!
) to refer to these prompts as “personal insight questions” instead of “essays” or "UC personal statement". Sometimes students associate the word “essay” with an academic assignment and that is not (as you’ll see below) what the UCs are looking for.This trend has increased my credibility in my debate league to such a level that my partner and I were invited to participate in a series of public debates at LA City Hall to defend the water policy for the drought.The opportunity allowed me to actually impact the public’s awareness and accept a larger responsibility in the workings of my community.That said, I sometimes used the phrase “UC essay” below because people search for “US essay example” or "UC personal statement" ten times more than “UC personal insight questions examples”, and such a search may very well be what brought you here. The University of California school system covers 10 of some of the best schools in the country.UC does things a little differently - they have a separate application and (you guessed it) a separate list of essays to write.We received overwhelming gratification from them as no other school, even in their own community, had done something like that.Watching a small grassroots initiative in our community benefit people I was unlikely to ever meet made me feel connected to the world at large and showed me the power of putting actions to your words.I was part of making silent history at our school this past year.As a part of the Community Outreach Committee of Leadership Class, I contacted the local Food Bank and together with the help of the student body, donated over 600 pounds of canned food for Thanksgiving.I trained my cadets by encouraging teamwork and learning, trying to somehow make the harsh military training fun. Leadership was enjoyable until I discovered one of my cadets had cheated on a test.In the military, cheating is resolved with an immediate trip to the detention barracks. It was painful and brought a few tears, but I could not show any wavering or doubt, at least not in front of them.