The subject of my choice is comparative literature.
It is a common brief that literature is a very boring and frightening subject as it requires a high standard of English and comprehensive power. However, I enjoy studying literature very much. For me, it is something more than an examination subject. Through studying literature, I learn how to make criticism analytically. Moreover, I become more sensitive to the beautiful and emotional aspects of life. This, together with the fact that I enjoy expressing myself, thinking about people and reading, is why I decide to choose comparative literature.
During matriculation years, I have also studied Economics and History. They have taught me the skills of analysis and effective expression. Thus, I hope all these can help me in studying literature which also demands logical thinking and independent judgments.
In school, I have been a prefect of the class, guidance assistance, student librarian and the committee member of several clubs. Through such participations, I came into contact with different kinds of people. This enabled me to understand much more about life, people, human nature and relationship which are the prerequisites in studying literure. In addition, I have learnt how to organize things and handle matters systematically and in fact, I benefitted a lot, both in my daily life and my study.
I think I am a friendly and independent person. I like swimming, playing piano, chinese calligraphy, and reading. In future, I hope I can be a teacher, as teaching is a such a meaningful job that can offer me great sense of satisfication and achievement.
Lastly, I hope by involving myself in literature, I can find experience much enriched and my sympathy for others much widened, so that I can 'live many lives in one'.
First of all, it is my honour to become one of the applicants of the newly built University of Science and Technology.
Recently, as everyone knows, there was a shortage of post secondary institutions, especially universities. Competition has been extremely keen. However, with the establishment of HKUST, I have a wider choice available to continue my further studies, and so I should treasure this opportunity given by society. I shall try my best to learn more so that I can contribute what I learn to the society, which is a way to express my deepest gratitude to my parents and teachers..
From a practical point of view, the subjects offered by HKUST are very useful and really appeal to me. I chose economics because it can train me to be more systematic and independent. During my matriculation, I developed a great interest in economics and so I would like to satisfy my interest in this area.
On the other hand, as compared with other countries, the tuition fee of universities in Hong Kong is much lower. As I come from a lower middle class family and my parents have already spent much on my education, I hope I can lessen their burden of high tuition fees by studying in Hong Kong.
As a matter of fact, Hong Kong is the place that I was born, studied in and grew up in. I treasure everything about Hong Kong and I really enjoy what hong Kong has given me. Therefore it is my responsibility to value every opportunity to become the cream of society, so as to benefit Hong Kong.
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