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    An Essay On The Birth Of My Sister


    Words: 643    Pages: 2    Paragraphs: 6    Sentences: 42    Read Time: 02:20
                  I vividly recall asking my mother why her waistline was steadily expanding. She took my hand, placed it on her stomach, and exclaimed, "Meet your baby sister!" I was six years old and my parents had always been previously focused on me and my needs. Suddenly, I felt uncertain about my future and more importantly, my family. How would my life change? Would my new sister and I like each other? My fa
    Sister Essay 

    Feeling Small


    Words: 571    Pages: 2    Paragraphs: 7    Sentences: 43    Read Time: 02:04
                  There is a certain delight in feeling little. I mean little in the context of the word belittle. As negative a connotation the word has adopted, in a different frame of reference, it's quite enthralling. An example:
                 
                  I have an unconscious tendency to strategize my position in a classroom. I prefer the front-row-middle seat always.
                  An early Saturday morning earlier this month found me standing u
    College Admission Essay 

    Land Of The Rising Sun Essay


    Words: 431    Pages: 2    Paragraphs: 4    Sentences: 18    Read Time: 01:34
                  Watching the news with my parents one night, I heard a story about Japan, which included an interview with a man speaking Japanese. Suddenly entranced, I struggled to make sense of the incredible sounds tumbling out of his mouth and immediately knew that the language was a puzzle I needed to solve. The next year in eighth grade, I signed up to study Japanese to fulfill my language requirement and
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    My Scariest Day As A Camp Counselor


    Words: 638    Pages: 2    Paragraphs: 5    Sentences: 30    Read Time: 02:19
                  The 90-degree summer heat beat down on my shoulders, but that was the least of my problems. A six-year old boy had just disrupted a yellow jacket nest by the lake and children were getting stung left and right. If it had been any other summer I would have sat back and let an adult take care of the problem, but as the only camp counselor in the vicinity, I was suddenly the closest grown up around.

    Becoming An EMT


    Words: 354    Pages: 1    Paragraphs: 4    Sentences: 17    Read Time: 01:17
                  Patience has never been my strong suit, and while I have always wanted to be a healer, I could never imagine waiting to finish college and medical school before actually working with patients. So after a lifetime of hearing stories from my mom's best friend about life in the ambulance as an emergency medical technician, I decided to jump in and sign up for my local training program last year. The

    An Essay On Getting Through Trigonometry


    Words: 365    Pages: 1    Paragraphs: 3    Sentences: 21    Read Time: 01:19
                  While not everything in life is within our control, that doesn't mean we should let those things hold us back from success. I have never been particularly adept at math, but always managed to do well enough with a little extra effort. That is, until I signed up for trigonometry. I managed to keep a grasp on the lessons for the first few weeks, but my understanding of the topic slowly ebbed away as

    The English Group Project


    Words: 555    Pages: 2    Paragraphs: 5    Sentences: 28    Read Time: 02:01
                  A "C+" might not constitute a technical failure, but for an honors student with a constant eye on my GPA, my grade on the English group project certainly felt like an "F." I should start from the beginning. Last year, I was excited when my English teacher announced that she was assigning a group project for our Shakespeare unit. Each group would select a play to read, then put together a creative

    An Erratic Substitute Teacher


    Words: 403    Pages: 1    Paragraphs: 4    Sentences: 23    Read Time: 01:27
                  Sitting outside of the principal's office, my stomach lurched and my palms felt sweaty. I wasn't about to get in trouble; in fact, the situation was the exact opposite. I sat there waiting to report what had just happened in my history class.
                 
                  90 minutes earlier, I arrived at class to discover we had a substitute teacher for the period. Admittedly, I felt a moment of relief at the thought of a l

    Questioning The Catholic Church


    Words: 397    Pages: 1    Paragraphs: 4    Sentences: 23    Read Time: 01:26
                  Raised in a proud, traditional Catholic family, I wasn't sure where to turn when I began to question the Church two years ago. There was no cataclysmic event that caused me to do so; rather, some of the dogma began to feel exclusionary and overly judgmental. I just couldn't imagine God caring about much that the Church espoused as doctrine.
                 
                  The first time I voiced a challenge was in my weekly c
    Religion Essay 

    Immigration Is An Enormous Issue In America


    Words: 311    Pages: 1    Paragraphs: 4    Sentences: 20    Read Time: 01:07
                  Immigration is an enormous issue in America, with people arguing about every possible angle to the challenges facing successful policy reform. The recent ISIS attacks in Paris helped to fuel anti-refugee sentiments throughout the U.S., despite there being no evidence that accepting Syrian refugees would pose any real threat to our nation. Even the majority of my own classmates debated the merits o
    Immigration Essay 

    Getting My Drivers License


    Words: 349    Pages: 1    Paragraphs: 4    Sentences: 15    Read Time: 01:16
                  Many of my friends seem to be in no rush to get their driver's license, with many of their 16th birthdays passing by without even mention of beginning to drive. I, on the other hand, viewed my driver's license as the next step in becoming an adult. After all, becoming a licensed driver entails much more than getting to avoid daily bus rides to school. In my family, the extra independence comes wit

    My Quinceanera Essay


    Words: 331    Pages: 1    Paragraphs: 4    Sentences: 16    Read Time: 01:12
                  Forget MTV's images of spoiled girls picking out multi-thousand dollar dresses. That was not my quinceanera. Yes, many girls I know in my Mexican American community hold ostentatious events that look like they should be on the cover of a magazine. But when I celebrated my 15th birthday, it was a deeply-rooted cultural affair celebrating my transition into adulthood alongside my family and closest

    My Unique High School Experience


    Words: 599    Pages: 2    Paragraphs: 6    Sentences: 25    Read Time: 02:10
                  I would have loved to be on the high school yearbook staff, work on the school paper, run for student government, play a sport, or have enough time to devote to my studies. But my high school experience was much different. I worked twenty to thirty hours a week from the time I was fourteen to help support my family and save for college. My father died when I was ten leaving my mother with thre

    A New Level Of Confidence


    Words: 624    Pages: 2    Paragraphs: 6    Sentences: 35    Read Time: 02:16
                  I love the game of football and in sixth grade I decided I wanted to play on a team. I was sure it would be great. I picked up my equipment a few days before the first practice and strolled in thinking this would be easy. However, it was a disaster! I was out of shape, the coach yelled all the time, and I was completely unprepared. I went home devastated and refused to go back. The failure an
    American Football Essay 

    My Jeep CJ-7


    Words: 581    Pages: 2    Paragraphs: 5    Sentences: 27    Read Time: 02:06
                  I grew up tinkering with anything I could get my hands on. At a young age, I took apart radios, toasters, and other household items to learn how they worked. As I got older, I moved on to small motors and engines, and rebuilt our lawn mower. But, at fourteen, I received my greatest challenge that not only taught me how to solve some complex problems, but helped me understand what I want to do f

    Our Current Political "reality"


    Words: 591    Pages: 2    Paragraphs: 7    Sentences: 26    Read Time: 02:08
                  I am a politically disenfranchised Millennial. I want to believe that my vote matters. I want to believe that politicians are dedicated to public service and intellectualism, and the media is more than another self-interested business pushing its own agenda. However, I do not believe these things. So what is the answer? Am I forced to accept this "reality" or is there some way to make a diff
    Political Essay 

    My Favorite High School Club


    Words: 608    Pages: 2    Paragraphs: 5    Sentences: 26    Read Time: 02:12
                  I have heard many of my fellow students say it would be nice to join a high school club or activity, but they frequently find an excuse for not getting involved. As a freshman, I decided that I did not want to be one of those people, but instead wanted to live my high school life to its fullest. I learned about the many options available and purposely choose four activities that were different fro

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