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College Entrance Essay

According to the Mirriam-Webster Online Dictionary, the definition of college is:
col·lege: (n) kal-ij
An institution of higher learning that grants the bachelor's degree
in liberal arts or science or both.
An institution that grants a degree? That’s it? Maybe to some people this is a
truism; however, I realize that college is so much more. To many people, college is just
the next step in life. To myself, it is an honor and a privilege. I yearn and look for the
most information that I can possibly divulge into, and college is the perfect place to do
so. The opportunity that will arise for me after college will be priceless.
Academia has always been a strong point for me. I absolutely love going to
school, sitting in class, learning important and interesting facts, and sharing previous
knowledge with others. There really is no end to education after high school, and I plan
on experiencing all of it.
My plan to be a Political Science major in college stems from my strong beliefs in
justice and the greater good of the common people. I know that what I want to do with
my life is become a lawyer. I will work for the justice of mistreated and innocent people
and make sure that the guilty are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
The anticipation that rises in my stomach just thinking about what I will learn and
what I can contribute to my program of choice is something that is indescribable. There
is no doubt in my mind that I can succeed at all that I do at the University level.
Sharing life experiences and learning about others’ is something that I look
forward to every day. I believe that the social aspect of college is just as important as the
academic aspect. Clubs and organizations that will allow me to socialize with people
who share the same interests as myself, however contribute to the community, whether
school or otherwise, are also a priority on my list of reasons why I would like to attend
college. Not only do I look forward to learning facts and figures, but the contribution of
opinion by others is extremely important as well. Clubs and teams that will allow me to
expand my horizons while teaching others about what I already know is something that I
am looking forward to immensely. Learning about other people’s likes and dislikes and
what makes them tick is what keeps me going!
I have always been someone who can express his thoughts clearly, in speech and
in writing. Through my research on colleges that I want to attend, I have found that this
is an extremely important quality. To be able to share these attributes that I hold so
dearly, as they do not come easily to many people, is something that I can not wait to do.
Continuing education is an honor that I am excited to pursue and complete
successfully. As the cliché goes, “the proof is in the bag!”