1.Please describe how you have prepared for your intended major, including your readiness to succeed in your upper-division courses once you enroll at the university.
Iâ€™m currently enrolled in pre-law which is under philosophy major. I believed I can handle the readiness provided by the university. Being a Pre -law student, which means reading sounds like a requirement for the major. I been reading through a lot of philosophy facts and some cases. 2.What would you say is your greatest talent or skill? How have you developed and demonstrated that talent over time?
Swimming was the talent.
I was part of the swimming team, back to the first two year of high school. I get up at 6am to catch up 6.30 morning practice. I only take Sunday off. I spent hundreds of hours in the gym and thousand of hours in the pool. I been watching Michael Phelpsâ€™ and Nathan Adrianâ€™s meets video for motivations. I been dreaming about being a professional swimmer for years. I gave up swimming because injureâ€¦.
3.Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academic achievement?
I was told by my doctor that they found an dark area on my lung, and there might be the signal of cancer.Since it was just a little dot, the doctor canâ€™t tell if it is the worst situation I been worry about. I was taking certain medication to see if the medication can make the dot disappear to prove it is not cancer. I was mentally crashed in that Quarter, because ,besides waiting there was nothing I can do.I was having nightmare almost everyday.The sight of my Grandmother suffering from cancer canâ€™t fate from my mind.(My grandmother passed way because of cancer). I been flying back to home a lot to check on the status the illness. Luckily, after 277 days the dot disappeared. I still believed that was my second birthday. I stared focusing on my academic work and improve my grades.
4.Beyond what has already been shared in your application, what do you believe makes you stand out as a strong candidate for admissions to the University of California?
I been through a lot of things, I believe Iâ€™m mentally prepared for most of things happened or going to happen in my life, because nothing can be more valuable than having a healthy body. I still working hard, I’m training myself as a professional swimmer everyday. Iâ€™m planning on making my dream come true at University of California.