College Admissions Essay: A Hobby That Changed My Life

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I was always one of those people who never had a hobby or were interested in anything. I remember every time someone would ask me "what do you like to do in your free time." I would just say swimming, even though I never really liked swimming. Once, I became a senior in high school, my parents came up to me, and started asking me about what I want to major in college. I seriously had no idea and I started to look at what I liked and what I'm good at, and I couldn't think of anything. I remember my parents were suggesting engineering because my older brother is studying engineering, but I had no interest in it. Until, one day I started looking up online about majors and I was reading about different stuff, then I saw architecture, and I started …show more content…
However, I was wrong because I had to take some writing classes and I still had to write papers in my architecture classes and my freshman inquiry class. It was stressful and nerve wracking to write in a language that is not my first language, plus I was in classes full of English speakers. I remember I froze and I started to think "how am I gonna get through this." I remember trying to revise my papers over and over just to try to get myself on the same level as the people in my class. One day I was sitting in my freshman inquiry class, and the professor asked us students to revise each other's papers. I remember I just wanted to pretend that I forgot to do the assignment and act like I didn't know about it, but my paper was on the table. I was afraid that the person who's sitting next to me is going to see my paper and feel bad for me. Also, I was scared that I wouldn't be able to find any mistakes in his paper. However, there were some grammar and spelling mistakes in his paper, even though he is a native speaker. After finishing revising each other's papers he told me that he liked that I had interesting details in my paper and how I pointed out some things that he thought were great. He also said that I had some sentence structure issues in my paper, but he said it is nothing that would stop the reader from understanding what I was saying. I started to feel confident about myself and I started to actually enjoy writing and to express myself better. It was like the best thing I ever heard from someone I didn't

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