7.Harvard Application Essay Chi Zhang – "Simple Sentences"

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7.Harvard Application Essay Chi Zhang – \”Simple Sentences\”
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If you give me an inch, I’ll convert it to centimeters, feet, and fathoms. I’m a lover of laughter, a purveyor of puns, and an ally of academia. I look up to everything and down at nothing. My life is a tangled web of emotions, experiences, and externalities, a smorgasbord for the senses. I’m a quantitative sculpture: My height is five feet nine inches; my weight is 145 pounds; my shoe size is ten. I’m a qualitative figurine: my eyes are brown and oval; my hair is black and wavy; my body proportion is an affront to the golden ratio. I live forward but perceive the world in hindsight. I’m a natural lefty but write with my right hand.. I fall prey to the passions and whims that define humanity but practice moderation. I’m Chinese by birth but American by choice. I’m a paradox, an enigmatic trope for all things ideal and inane.
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Fishing in an algae-infested lake is my hobby; Rubik’s Cubing is my life; memorizing the periodic table of elements is my goal; making the most of every opportunity is my purpose. I’m a pundit of trivial matters, a master baker of Sara Lee homemade cakes, and a symphonic partner to my violin. Knowledge is my true love, envy my ultimate bane, and break-dancing my primary obsession. I’m a one-time columnist for the school newspaper, a two-time Knowledge Bowl grand champion, a three-time gold medalist in the National Latin Exam, and a four-time junior middle-weight champion in finger jousting. Psychology explains my behavior, biology determines my physical characteristics, and culture molds my social consciousness. I’m a student by day and sitcom aficionado by night. I live by the law of eccentricity (the one governing uniqueness, not planetary orbit). I have sold my soul to comedy and have learned to leave my inhibitions at home. I know where Waldo is. Always. I’m averse to grammatical solecisms, prone to lisp my V’s, and redolent of chlorine from swine practice. My talents take sick leaves at inopportune moment, and my true cognitive abilities kick in only after curfew. My favorite foods are detrimental to my health, and my favorite sports team isn’t broadcast in North America. My search for self-identity has left me questioning fundamental tenets. But I negative the wending traffic of life with blinkers at the ready.
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I’m driven by ambition and fueled by Red Bull. My repertoire of skills is as diverse as my extensive collection of Pokémon cards. I conduct Arbuzov reactions without state-of-the-art apparatus, integrate transcendental functions without a calculator, and give stirring Latin oration to strangers without hesitation. I cringe at repetitive redundancy and avoid clichés like the plague! I’m a friend to all and foe to none. I’m a vessel for emotions, hope, and dreams. I am Chi.
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