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'China' - Describe the parts that add up to the sum of you" prompt


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Dec 15, 2011, 07:18pm   #
Essay prompt: "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts."-Aristotle
The intellectual, social and cultural differences embraced by the University of Maryland are integral to the fabric of our community. The strength of the University is realized through the contributions of every member of our campus. We understand
each individual is a result of his/her personal background and experiences. Describe the parts that add up to the sum of you.



It was a gloomy Saturday morning, as I was sitting in the living room, attempting to cover my reluctance to leave and spend more time with my family. Until we hear the honking of the car, the atmosphere shifts from sunny to overcast. I said "good bye" to them for the first and last time, and I swore to myself that I would show them that this was worth it.

My origin is in China. I speak Hakka, a dialect that has few numbers of speakers. My family is made up of teachers. As I grow up, I was taught the importance of courtesy, responsibility, and righteous. My family is very strict, a grade of 92 is considered to be "okay". They have a hobby of comparing me to other children, although I dislike it. School in China is really tough; teachers give much...

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Dec 15, 2011, 07:39pm   #
It was a gloomy Saturday morning, and as I was sitting in the living room, attempting to cover my reluctance to leave and spend more time with my family.

Until we heard the honking of the car, the atmosphere shifts from sunny to overcast.

My origin is in China. I speak Hakka, a dialect that has few numbers of speakers.

As I grew up, I was taught the importance of courtesy, responsibility, and righteousness.

School in China is really tough; teachers give much more works and exams include questions that are not being taught in school.

I guess that's where my competitiveness and hardworking nature come from.

I guess that's where my respect and beliefs come from.

I believe in ancient mythologies, I often find myself dreaming or acting as one of those swordsman fighting the evils.

I actively participate in class discussion and initiative talk with others.

Education in here is more loosen and depends on yourself looking for things to learn, and it's more about showing you how things work than just talking about them.

That's where I got interest in reading books and news during my free time.

... brings the age of touch screens and apps and the drones give us an advantage to spy on criminals.

Good luck in school and have fun! I hope this is helpful!

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Dec 18, 2011, 07:24pm   #
Dec 18, 2011, 07:26pm - Attached on merging:
"The parts that add up to the sum of you" UMD Emergency

I have to send out my essays tonights, could u plz look at my essay?

Essay topic: "The whole is more than the sum of its parts." Aristotle
The intellectual, social and cultural differences embraced by the University of Maryland are integral to the fabric of our community. The strength of the University is realized through the contributions of every member of our campus. We understand each individual is a result of his/her personal background and experiences. Describe the parts that add up to the sum of you.

Esssay:


It was a gloomy Saturday morning, as I was sitting in the living room, attempting to cover my reluctance to leave and spend more time with my family. When we heard the honking of the car, my grandma's tears came out like water splash. I comforted her and said "good bye" to them for the first and last time, and I swore to myself that I would show them that this was worth it.

I'm from China and I speak Hakka. As I grew up, I was taught the importance of courtesy, responsibility, and righteousness. My family is very strict, a grade of 92 is considered to be "okay". They have a hobby of comparing me to other children, although I dislike it. School in China is really tough; teachers give much more works and exams include questions that are not being taught in school. That's where I developed my competitive and hardworking nature. In China, there are family temples. Every year, we have a tradition of going to our temple and tomb for blessing and speaking to our beloved ones with our relatives. That's where my respect and beliefs come from. My scope was limited in China.

I moved to the U.S. with my mom when I was 12, the turning point of my life. I knew nothing about the culture and had to adapt to this new environment. Back in China, my family prepares almost everything for me, I remember how my mom would tear the chicken apart, and feed me piece by piece! Now I am becoming more independent and take care of pretty much everything in the house. I am becoming more extroverted and making more friends than I ever had. I actively participate in class discussions and initiative talk with others. Education here stresses active learning on students. That's when I am interested in reading books and news during free time. Christmas and Thanksgiving are like Chinese New Year's, where houses and stores are decorated, family gathers at one place to celebrate. The overall me was modified in the U.S.

If I have to say what I am, I will say I am a mixture of eastern and western cultures. I am a more independent person but I also value family and friendship. I call home every week. I have the Eastern work ethic, but also Western athletic spirit. I like to run and play badminton, and like to draw myself into the storylines of books.



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