Personal Profile

1426 Words Sep 21st, 2006 6 Pages
Dr. Oakley
Freshman Seminar (W)
September 2006 Never Judge a Book... I am an examiner, an adventurer, an investigator and an observer. All of these qualities come forth prominently through being a student. Life is a journey of learning, I believe in being a student throughout life and I will take a front row seat. Through being a student, I've learned not only about the concepts at hand, however about myself as well. To perform optimally, one must discover what motivates them. I am a student who is motivated by a desire to acquire knowledge of anything and everything. Curiosity of the unknown inspires me to learn, I want to know what I don't already know. Also an
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Allowing your mind to guide your pen without any inhibitions is a skill that is priceless to me as a student. The editing process allows for this free writing without worry of format or grammatical accuracy. Writing is a release; it allows me to disperse my scattered thoughts into a coherent reading for someone else to get a snapshot into my mind. Every individual's mind contains beliefs, views, feelings, and opinions that are otherwise contained unless verbally released or done so in written form. Whether it is in a notebook, a diary, even through a thesis, writing allows the mind to purge emotions and ideas onto paper for others to digest. I feel that being ashamed or embarrassed to display your writings can be a disservice to others, as they may learn a valuable lesson from you or simply take comfort in that someone feels the same way they do. Reading the works of others is eye opening to me as well. Open mindedness is a theory that I adopt first and foremost as I read. When I embark on reading a new book, first and foremost I do not judge the book by its cover. "You HAVE to read this book," my Mom insisted as she set down a novel on my desk. The cover looked bland and wasn't sparking any desire in me to open it. I let that book get buried under piles of junk as I packed my bags for college. As I arrived and unpacked, I found the book crushed under some clothes with the cover peeled back and creased

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