Many things are temporary ---- toys, pencil markings… but sometimes it will also be people who are temporary in our lives. Sometimes it might feel like a slap on the wrist, and sometimes itʻll feel like falling into spiral of self doubt, anxiety, despondency, and anything else negative. The hardest part about it all is accepting that people will not always stay in our lives. Itʻs also challenging, because sometimes we have no idea who to turn to, what to say, what move to make next, mostly due to the fact that at this age, we havenʻt experienced this before. The worst when certain people leave, is feeling alone. Not knowing what to do, so you donʻt do anything, making it even harder to get through this chapter. Sometimes it feels like being blocked by a transparent wall. Not being able to connect with anything, and
Almost anything and everything can be contradicted, including this situation. Even though it might hurt, there will always be good in the bad. The best part about being a teenager, is being able to accept these situations, and being able to really find ourselves from it. Finding out what makes us feel vulnerable, find out the kind of people we want to surround ourselves with. Although people may leave in our lives, this gives us an opportunity to really find out how to be independent, and how to deal with problems on our own. The way we react to a situation will always tell us a lot about ourselves. Just having that chance to just connect with ourselves, is good practice, especially because weʻll be going into adulthood soon.
The truth is, everyone will come and go. Maybe for a short time, or maybe for a long time… But the most important thing would be to think of what the situation does for us instead of to us. With this mentality, we will always get to turn a negative experience into a learning one, and use our past knowledge and apply it for future reference.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
2018-2019 Essay Topics
- Tell a story from your life, describing an experience that either demonstrates your character or helped to shape it.
- Describe a time when you made a meaningful contribution to others in which the greater good was your focus. - Discuss the challenges and rewards of making your contribution.
- Has there been a time when you've had a long-cherished or accepted belief challenged? How did you respond? How did the challenge affect your beliefs?
- What is the hardest part of being a teenager now? What's the best part? What advice would you give a younger sibling or friend (assuming they would listen to you)?
- Submit an essay on a topic of your choice.
Florence Caldwell was the first woman to graduate from Mines. She enrolled in 1895 and found that her fellow classmates discouraged her attendance. She persevered through that discouragement and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1898. She was described as a problem-solver, who was loyal, kind, and sympathetic to others and displayed unwavering courage. Describe a time when you overcame an obstacle, persevered through a situation, or displayed characteristics similar to Florence Caldwell
Select one of the topics below and write a 500-word personal essay. Upload the essay directly through the Woodbury Application or Common Application.
- Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
- The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
- Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you’ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH
The weather doesnʻt get super extreme during the year
Wide variety and good classes for psychology
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARA
Good courses for Psychology
School is close to the water and isnʻt just surrounded by buildings
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES
Known for psychology and has an extensive selection of health sciences.
Campus is said to be like their own “little town” - everything is right there (meds, snacks, etc.)
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI AT HILO
Close to home, and family lives close
Offers Hawaiian Studies programs