My First Final Exam Of Mathematics Essay

1081 Words Nov 24th, 2016 5 Pages
Yihao Hu
Personal History Statement
University of California - Santa Cruz, Jack Baskin School of Engineering Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Degree Objective: Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics

Mathematics and violin are the only two things could make me feel peaceful. I don’t want to say how much I love mathematics or how hard I have worked in order for the university to offer me the admission. It is a little hectic to exaggerate a discipline you aim to research. How about just say something about myself and my understanding of mathematics?
Mathematics seems ambiguous to many people around me. Kids who are good at learning or practicing mathematical problems are usually regarded as smart, gifted or even genius. Unfortunately, I am not the one. I still remember the score of my first final exam of mathematics at middle school - 59. Lowest in the class, and teachers said that I was the clumsiest student in front of my dad. To be honest, I am not that upset not only because I was so young at that time, but also I indeed don’t know what mathematics is.
My dad is an unschooled person but he runs a chemical company and is the most excellent chemical engineer in the factory. He always says: The only wealth of a human being is his/her knowledge. Therefore, he will find every book for me as long as I want to read. Actually, I have a wonderful childhood with many interesting Encyclopedias. Despite the horrible school work I raised and cultivated interests of the natural…

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