Welcome to the month of December. This time of year means two things 1) crippling amounts of holiday-induced depression and 2) millions of high school seniors across the country are working diligently on college applications. If either of these points apply to you, I’m here to help. Below is a convenient and *personalized* fill-in-the-blank common application template that will ensure your happiness and, at the very least, acceptance into Kenyon college.
Prompt: Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
________(Your Name)’s Best Ever Application: Why I Need College to Become a Pediatric [for babies] Marine Biologist
I will never forget that day. It was a ________(adjective) and wet day. My family and I were going to the local aquariam to see the ________(number) new baby whales that had been born in captivity there. Upon arriving, I ________(verb, past-tense) because I was so happy. It is in that moment that I knew I wanted to be a pediatric [for babies] marine biologist. Not only were those babies ________(adjective), they were also ________(adjective). It was an event that made me realize how much things like the ocean and animals mean to me. I also like small things.
I was browsing your course catalog for classes realated to marine biology, and I couldn’t find any. The ones that I could find only involved working with ________(aquatic animal) and I’m not really interested in ________(same aquatic animal). I like all other things that live in the water except for________(same aquatic animal). Why I want to specialize in being a pediatric marine biologist is because animals are much cuter and ________(adjective) when they are little.
Lastly, If I could make one argument as to why I should be admitted, it would be because you will never find anyone else as ________(emotion) about baby water things. I also ask provoking questions like “How was your ________(period of time)?”
“I’m happy to let you into this party if you go to the market and buy us mixers.”