B2 autobiography

B2 autobiography - me too A lot of it had to do with how my...

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Brittany Lewis 24480464 Soc 110 B2 Scholarships At the end of my senior year in high school, many of us chose to apply for scholarships that certain organizations were providing. For most of the scholarships we were asked to explain why deserved it, how we demonstrated certain qualities, and how we were an overall good person. It was also common to explain what your future plans were. It required a lot of self-reflection for the person who was writing it. I especially enjoyed writing the papers. I always felt like I did a lot throughout the school year but I never realized exactly how much until I started writing. It made me feel really good about myself because I could see that I was well-rounded. I had leadership positions in sports, academics, and clubs. I really felt like I was on top of the world just looking at how much I had accomplished and how much fun I had doing it too. It made me feel good and I thought anyone that read it would be impressed with
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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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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course SOCIO 110 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at UMass (Amherst).

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