The fear of death is one of the most prominent themes in White Noise. Everything in the novel - from Hitler to the toxic airborne event - circles back to how human beings are subconsciously afraid of dying. DeLillo’s novel displays how life attempts to push this fear away, almost saying “out of sight, out of mind”. Yet, as we see in the characters of Jack and Babette, the fear continues to rear its ugly head and fill them with terror. DeLillo shows this close relationship between life and death. He could be trying to show how death lingers dangerously in the background of our lives.
I’m not here to make excuses nor am I writing this with intentions to earn sympathy. If there’s one thing I want the reader to get out of this, it’s that I’ve come a long way not only academically, but as a human being.
Unfortunately it has been a very difficult year for my family and I, but I feel that I have progressed as a student in being able to overcome the obstacles, pull through and at least keep up with the course. I refused to give up when times were tough and that determination to some extent I feel reflected in my continuation on the course. As a result of this, I feel I have I am on the way to developing skills of time management and organisation, which proved to be essential in my circumstances and despite having to ask for an extension for TMA 03 and considering doing so an other occasions, I completed all essays, which in itself is an achievement for me.
There have been so many who have helped me in my pursuit to obtain a medical education. Without the lending hands and ears I have received, I wouldn’t be where I am today. These applications mean everything, as they show that I have proceeded to the next step. Each small consistent step has brought me to this point in my journey. I hope to follow the great examples I have shadowed, and hope to lead in the field of medicine as I offer my own unique talents and traits. I hope to arrive each morning and show my patients that I am attentive and intimately care in earning their trust and respect as a
This most recent semester at Saint Joseph’s University was not the best for me personally and academically. I struggled academically this semester due to a few personal incidents in my life as well as my own reaction to the slightest bit of failure. A week before fall break, both of my cousins were in a severe car accident in delaware. I found out right before an english quiz and went after i took the quiz. Over that friday and the weekend proceeding it, I was helping my aunt and uncle with anything they needed while they waited in the hospital. Two days later I found out one of my two cousins that were in that car accident passed away. The funeral arrangements were set during the weekend before fall break. That time and the week after were very tough emotionally for me and I was able to talk about it to my therapist near campus but it affected me for quite some time afterwards. After then a couple of my grades came back from after fall break that were very poor. This was due to my own complacent attitude beforehand and afterwards I panicked. I did not react properly to my own slight failures in the academic realm and with that my personal care fell apart as well. Around the middle of November, I went to Lakenau Medical center because I was passing a kidney stone. I was not taking care of myself physically and it affected my academic performance. I was not able to dig myself out of my academic “hole” by the time finals came around and that leads us to where I am right now,
While the research lab usually takes only graduate students as interns, I was lucky to be among the few undergraduate students who got the opportunity. I worked with Mr. Jithesh V., Scientist ‘D’, on mechanisms that allowed electronic devices to be controlled remotely via a computer network. This was the first time I was involved in real research, and during the experience I learnt about the frustrations and joys of research. Also, interacting with graduate students gave me a better perspective on what research was all about. This experience was what helped me decide that I would like my future to be in the field of research.
First of all I would like to thank you for the time and hard work you put in this semester to teach my classmates and me. This semester I learned a lot in your class such as APA style writing, how to write different format essays and Bloom’s Taxonomy. In
For me, scientific research was like a drug. The more I immersed myself in it, the more my mind wanted it. Before I knew it, I was an addict. But, instead of experiencing the negative side effects that coincide with substance abuse, research has been a long-lasting positive journey of
The semester is coming to a close, and what better way to end it than a rationale of my writing thus far. I have always had a natural talent to write, but I never knew how well I would do in college. When I first came to college, I was quite nervous about how I may not succeed in this class, especially since I have the very severe writer’s block. However, I am at a point in the semester where I can say that my assumption is most likely false. I have put an optimum amount of effort into this course so that I surpass my goal, which was not only to pass the course, but to strive in it.
When I received the letter on the 21st informing me of my unsatisfactory academic progress this last semester, I was deeply saddened, and is wishing for you the Examination Board to let me continue completing my degree for next semester. I don’t really mean to make excuses for my poor academic performances, but I did have a very difficult time last semester and my grades suffered as a result even though I’ve repeated that paper twice (Strategic Management). I would like to explain myself and the reason for my unsatisfactory academic result and circumstances.
Over the course of the semester I felt challenged in several aspects of my writing during each paper that was assigned. Having the freedom of choosing my own topic and being able to focus and gain and thorough understanding of it throughout the course of the semester made writing truly enjoyable. Given all of these difficult assignments I believe that I have grown as a writer as a whole. Going through the process of writing a rough draft, editing that rough draft several times until the final product, although it seemed extraneous, in the end all the work payed off. The essay that seemed to pose the most challenging for me was the inquiry essay. It was not easy to find that balance between being informative, supporting my main arguments with personal knowledge and scholarly sources all while focusing on answering my main question “how is one’s psychological state affected when living with a chronic illness?”. As a result I decided to focus on my inquiry essay for the revision assignment, along with the feedback and suggestions I have receive from you along with Jina not only on the inquiry essay, but other essays that I wrote on the topic of chronic illness, that I believed pertained to this assignment.
Because of my passion for healthcare, I have numerous social roles relating to the field. Most importantly, I have a social role of being a pre-medical undergraduate student at Loyola University Chicago, a university which is known for their pre-professional health care programs. As a student, I have a social script of educating myself in order to obtain a beneficial career in the future. Through the help of the professors, teacher’s assistants, classmates, and tutoring sessions that are present at Loyola, I am able to fulfill my social script of providing myself a sturdy foundation into the medical field. Through these “trainings,” I know how to work hard in order to achieve success in my prerequisite classes for medical school. By the social scripts presented to me by the Loyola staff, I make sure that my education is my top priority.
Over the remaining course of clinicals, I have continued to search for advancements in my work ethic. Along the way, new strengths and weaknesses were found to build myself upon. Some of the newly acquired strengths I developed would be using the digital panel and system more efficiently, observing and
After my troubles in undergraduate school, it would make sense to pursue Physician’s Assistant or Nursing programs, which are considerably shorter and cheaper. However, all of the challenges I have faced so far have been training me for the hard work and dedication that medical school requires. I have the intellectual ability and the fortitude to make it through medical school. Compassion for others fills my soul with hope, and being a physician is my greatest goal and passion in life. Being a doctor will allow me to use my skills and interests to help people live better lives.
Noise characterisation is a critical research area for varied domains and applications. The domains include marine, aviation, transport, civil engineering etc. The applications could include numerous military and non military applications like fatigue failures in material, human comfort, acoustics stealth, marine mammal habitat assessment, condition based monitoring of machineries etc. In many engineering situations, machines are mounted