Just as every sentence in English has a meaning and purpose, every line of code invokes a function. Debate has turned me into an responsible optimizing, scrutinizing and strategizing orator. I learnt how to memorize and understand masses of information in one sitting. Register below to sign up. Thus, whether my team wins or loses, the external pressure of either suffering a setback or enjoying an achievement rarely affects my team's composure, which helps us maintain our consistency and resolve. Since my friends hadn’t directly acknowledged their eating disorders, I had to engage them indirectly.

Watching a small grassroots initiative in our community benefit people I was unlikely to ever meet made me feel connected to the world at large and showed me the power of putting actions to your words. From dreaming of buttoning size zero shorts to pushing ourselves to get “just one more push up”, it is not just our words that have changed. Despite the lack of support I received from both my school and the College Board, I realized that if I truly wanted this, I’d have to depend on myself. I’ve also strived to extend the privilege of a garden to all families in our Indian community, giving space for those who, like us, long for something green and organic in the artificial concrete jungle where we reside. You can watch the recordings anytime. Aside from using Oxford Dictionary spellings and the metric system, I found little to no similarities between British and Indian curricula. Hunger. It’s taught me to organize and focus, by simplifying subjects and filtering out the insignificant details. In only seventeen years, I have had the opportunity to experience three very different educational systems. Every Singaporean male citizen is required to serve two years in service to the country essentially delaying our education and subsequent entrance into the workforce. Write the Personal Insight Questions that only you could write.

Video Course for Students. Initially, debate seemed nonsensical: lambasting opponents while arguing improbable scenarios. It was my job to shape and mold them; I was ready to attempt everything I’d learned about being a leader and serve my new cadets to the best of my abilities. To make matters worse, I had to carry a bunch of heavy military equipment that had no use to me for the purpose of the test. Because Singapore is incredibly small, in order for my school to challenge its athletes, we have to go overseas to play against other schools. Freshman year, I fell in love with the smell of formaldehyde for its promise of an especially exciting day in Biology. Breaking Up With Mom. When I was fifteen years old I broke up with my mother. It forces me to constantly weigh the pros and cons of how I carry myself, how I speak, and how I listen at every single event we put on for the student body. More importantly, however, debate has taught me to strategically choose my battles. I charged him, and he went to the detention barracks and eventually was discharged.