I am applying to Winthrop University for the fall of 2009. I have many friends who have been accepted to Winthrop University and are current students at this school. I have been interested in Winthrop for a while now and I have been persuaded to apply by my friends and my guidance counselor even though it is a bit last minute.
I am interested in biology and it’s always been my favorite subject. I agree with many people that my grades and test scores do not set me apart from my peers, but I am confident in myself that once I get past all of the things that I do not excel in like history, English and math (just this year) I can focus on what I really want to do, which is become a Pre-med student. I am really excited about Winthrop and I think that the environment will provide me with all I need to achieve this goal.
One reason why I feel that I need to go to college is because I will be the first in my family. This sort of puts a pressure on me because I know that everyone, especially my parents and teachers are expecting me to do well. I have applied to other colleges but from what I have learned Winthrop is more of a peaceful environment and, knowing myself, I will do much better when I am not distracted or tempted to do other things. I really feel as though I am capable of making everyone proud but I have to apply myself and make sure that I do what I need to first.
Honestly, so far in my senior year I admit that I am not doing as well as usual. IB classes are difficult and I am somewhat of a procrastinator. There are lots and lots of writing assignments and I am definitely not a writer but I have been working on it. Also with IB comes the CAS. This program exists to make certain that we the students are well rounded and do more that focus on school work. I have played Tennis for 2 seasons (11th and 12th) and I started working at Sonic (11th after tennis to now). I did notice a drop in my grades this year when I tried to juggle...