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Unformatted text preview: me too. A lot of it had to do with how my dad would always talk about everything I had done. In a sense, he was good at recounting my life to other people even when I wasn't there. The scholarships paper was a good thing because I could talk about myself in the most positive way. It was a real confidence booster. It made me feel like since I had done all of those things there was so much more that I could still do. By recounting my story I can see my potential as well as reflect on my past and how I can progress. It feels good to tell an autobiographical account, especially when it only the good things you tell (not that I've done anything wrong.) However, it makes me proud of myself, and since my parents read it it makes them proud of me. On the other side, I'm sure the person reading the scholarship paper wasn't filled with emotion considering they are reading hundreds of papers. Oh well, I'm fine with two out of three....
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- Fall '09