Translating forces me to rattle my brain, looking for grammatical rules hidden in my mind's nooks and crannies. No other language is as precise, using inflection to express gender, number, and case in just one word.
When I pull apart a sentence, I am simultaneously divulging the secrets of an ancient civilization.
ESSAY "Ut Italiam laeti Latiumque petamus" "Sandra, would you mind reading the next few lines and translating them for us?
" The professor glanced at me, a kind glimmer in his bespectacled eyes. I was in a classroom of eighteen, five of whom were high school Latin teachers.
He helps students stand out on paper, eliminating the unnecessary so the necessary may speak.
Drawing upon his storytelling background, Dan guides applicants to craft authentic essays that leap off the page.She has taught me right from wrong and the significance of self-respect.She is my mother, the greatest influence in my life. A time that is really prominent in my mind, that I hope I will always remember, is the year when I was doing poorly in English class and I wanted to drop it. She helped me realize that I was intelligent enough to be in the class that is why I was put in it, and that I could do anything I put my mind to. Not only because she gave me good advice but because she was talking to me like a friend would, being understanding of where I was coming from and about my feelings. " The first thing that popped into my mind was how my mom always taught me never to smoke because it is bad and could cause serious health problems.Once when I was at a party with some close friends, a really good-looking girl I didn't know came over to me. After I remembered that "no thank you" was quickly spoken out of my mouth.I was kind of afraid that the girl wouldn't talk to me after that but I still held my ground. First and foremost, my mom has taught me to be happy and true to myself because I can never not face myself, and the choices I make."Think before you act," "you will always have a choice to be happy or s....pass_color_to_child_links a.u-inline.u-margin-left--xs.u-margin-right--sm.u-padding-left--xs.u-padding-right--xs.u-absolute.u-absolute--center.u-width--100.u-flex-align-self--center.u-flex-justify--between.u-serif-font-main--regular.js-wf-loaded .u-serif-font-main--regular.amp-page .u-serif-font-main--regular.u-border-radius--ellipse.u-hover-bg--black-transparent.web_page .u-hover-bg--black-transparent:hover. And I was supposed to recite and translate Livy's Ab Urbe condita — with elisions!After fumbling through a few words and mistaking a verb for a noun, I finished the first sentence.In our 2019 edition, check out ten of our newest Harvard application essays and profiles from students who made it in.State: Massachusetts, USA High School: Public school, 306 students in graduating class Ethnicity: Asian Gender: Female GPA: 3.95 out of 4.0 SAT / ACT: n/a SAT Subject Tests Taken: n/a Extracurriculars: Model United Nations president, Working to Help the Homeless president, Belmontian (community service club) secretary, Speech and Debate founder and president Awards: AP National Scholar, Belmont High School Book Award, Belmont Latin Book Award, high honor roll Major: Psychology As an admission essay specialist, Dan Lichterman has been empowering students to find their voice since 2004.