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USC Short Answer Essay: Describe your Academic Interests


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Nov 21, 2012, 01:35pm   #
Essay Question: Describe your academic interests and how you plan to pursue them at USC. Please feel free to address your first- and second-choice major selections.

As a child, I would ask people to tell me stories about their lives and write fake newspaper articles, distributing these stories among family and friends. My curiosity only evolved as I entered high school. I joined my school's news program, and each week I could broadcast someone's story to the entire school. I plan to major in journalism as well as psychology. The USC Annenberg School's curriculum for journalism has attracted me because of its location in a major media outlet. I believe that Annenberg gives a well rounded education in journalism by focusing on print, broadcast, as well as online journalism. I look forward to furthering my education in journalism as well as participating student productions just as Annenberg TV News and Impact should I be accepted. I would also like to pursue a degree in psychology at USC. Understand how and why people behave has always been a passion of mine, and I believe a proper understanding of people is crucial to great storytelling.

Thank your for your feedback :)

Nov 21, 2012, 02:28pm   #
Great start! I think it would be really effective if you added in a specific story you wrote about as a child or news stories you have enjoyed covering in high school. Also, maybe if you have room address why you are interested in Psychology.



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