eh, it's late, I can't see straight anymore. I've been staring at letters all day.
Help me with a fresh pair of eyes (although one would still be appreciated.)
Any meaningful help gets rep.
Share an experience through which you have gained respect for intellectual, social, or cultural differences. Comment on how your personal experiences and achievements would contribute to the diversity of the University of Michigan.
“Different in quality or character.” According to Mr. Webster, this is diversity. Throughout my life, this definition has described me in varying ways of well.
One particular instance of realizing my unique self was at a Calvinist Cadet Corps. Camporee. Thousands of churches from all across the world joined in the summer of 1999, my 6th grade year, in Alberta Canada. While overall, this was a time to unite with other Christians and see that there are believers from everywhere, we were also able to divide into small groups, and hold very deep debates. This is where I found my true thoughts. I was able to hone my faith. I found that I didn't always agree with everyone else, sometimes I was thought downright heretical in my interpretations of some things by my peers. After speaking with the Counselors at the camp, I found that being different is Tokay. I really learned a lot that week about myself, and how I live and think, and its relationship to others'.
Fast-forward to a few years later, I got caught the internet fever. I joined many forums, and found that I loved to debate. While being around other Christians and discussing our religion helped me to define my beliefs, being bombarded by non-christians online was refreshing. It caused me to take an even deeper look at myself, and be firmer in my faith.
I think that my academic history shows great equality among the different types of classes. I am just as strong in English and art as science and math. This, combined with my exposure to new and different ideas would make me a unique individual on the campus of the University of Michigan, where I hope to be able to set myself apart even more.
NOte, this is still a first draft, I'm writing all three, then revising them. I'll post them as I finish them though. Thanks in advance.