Admissions Essay 2 Figure skating plays an important role in shaping my character and building skills for the future. Being able to perform gravity-defying jumps and spins on a thin blade requires more than just talent—it involves dedication and perseverance when in the face of adversity. As an athlete, I interpreted the saying “practice makes perfect” as pushing past my limits and training for several hours. Unfortunately, I ended up injured because I was pushing myself too hard and not resting. Two summers ago, I had suffered a back and knee injury that were major setbacks to my progress.
As contained in the guidelines of the assignment I must participate in the activity for 30 minutes and record my results. For this, I decided to go through a chest workout which is my favorite weight training workout. Like any other workout, I take about 10-15 minutes to properly warm up by doing what 's called a dynamic warm-up. A dynamic warm-up gets me focused on what 's to come and it also helps mitigate the risk of injury while lifting. Before this workout, I was very stressed about all of the studying I have to do before the term is over.
Passively learning the material will only get you so far, as we have discussed in LSC 101. I need to make sure that I am actively engaging in the classroom, this will allow me to flex my critical thinking muscle on a daily basis. Besides not actively engaging in most of my classes in highschool, I could get away with writing papers the night before and not studying at all for math tests, that is a bad habit I need to drop. When I look at it now, I can see that it was because of a lack of pressure. In pre-calculus, for example, I studied about 30 minutes every
Finally, this is the activity is where I made my closest friends, and learned not only how to become a more responsible hard-working adult, but also how to not be so shy. Color guard has helped me be able to talk to people I am less familiar with and overcome some of my anxiety. Although color guard is an underrated activity, I have been spinning for over 5 years and plan to continue to do so for a long time. I started this activity at the end of my 9th grade year, but often only tell other people who are in the same activity as me that I started in my 10th grade year because that is when I started to learn real technique, and grow as a performer. Most of my time through high school, I was not a favorite through my instructors eyes.
My attitude towards band changed. Band was different because of the amount of work that I put in going to the morning practices. The band directors were even tougher which caused me to become a lot more aware and responsible. My attitude towards my classes changed.
I you want to do rock climbing, don’t just look at the people doing and saying that it is tough, it is like judging the book by its cover. Always try and concentrate that you can do
However, we need to understand that we have the choice of how we are going to move on from it. Henceforth, take on those challenges and go outside your comfort zone. The ability to tough it out and bounce back from the adversity, makes you stronger and more capable for other challenges and opportunities
I realized that the only way I could achieve the results I desired was to work harder, so I focused more energy into my schoolwork and it paid off. I continued to play the flute all through high school, and participating in marching band had an equally important impact on my life. Through marching band, I learned the importance of time management. Rehearsals every day after school, Friday night football games, and Saturday competitions that lasted all day greatly cut the amount of free time I had. In fact, the majority of my free time seemed to disappear, until I started working on my time management skills.
When I first started exercising, I was often intimidated by others and embarrassed by the amount of weight I could lift. However, I was told that there was nothing to be ashamed of because everyone had to
The summer of my junior year I had a severe injury which made me led me but no choice to let go of my other sports and my after school music activities. It was a burden on my shoulders because I loved doing all the activities but in the end, it was all about getting better grades, improving my playing skills and most importantly for me to get healthy again. I worked through the difficult times so I could be there for my team. Teamwork was possibly the most valuable lesson I learned from Lacrosse. Learning to work together with other individuals to achieve a common goal is a skill that I have used and will continue to use, for the rest of my life.
but I suffered four major injuries last year at different times. Prior to attending CPOA I was medically cleared to work out again and the academy was a perfect platform to start fresh. While I am not a fan of group physical training (PT), it did expose me to programs I have never tried and might continue when I arrive back at home station. The first fitness class was great in helping understand all the different numbers in your blood results. The second wellness class discussing eating and the use of the “My fitness pal application” was interesting.
After my first season of varsity was over I felt even more motivated to get better. I started lifting weights almost every day, even if it meant I had to go to the gym at midnight and still go to school the next morning. The summer of my senior year all I did was either work or work out, I barely spent any time with my friends. But all that work paid off for me because as my senior season approached, I found myself starting on both sides of the ball and on special
After all the warm-ups, the drum major dismisses each section to go onto the field to perform. Although the rigorous practices take up many hours, at the end of the day, the results are worth it. Each band member works hard and gives 110% when they perform. Freshman Julia Ma commented, “I think it pays off. All the hours we 've spent during rehearsals, it 's torture at times but it 's all worth it when you perform.”
Students who take AP World history study the causes and effects of major global historical events and prepare themselves for the AP exam in the Spring. AP World History is a class that rises above other history classes by teaching students key world historical events, develops a students global awareness and time management skills. Admittedly, the class assigns one to two hours of homework per night and demands high levels of work which can be too much for some students. However, this gives students the opportunity to work on their time management skills and build work endurance skills.
As the competition season and school began the amount of work for me to do increased. Having an AP class for the first time, three honors class, and a college course my balance for work slowly diminished. It grew harder and harder to focus on all of these but rather than quit I Singh 2 redoubled my effort. This was a significant point for me because I was going at my own problems alone. As the season progressed I got better until concert band season.