State: California, USA High School: Private boarding school, 100 students in graduating class Ethnicity: Asian Gender: Male GPA: 4.0 out of 4.0 SAT: Reading 750, Math 750, Writing 800 ACT: n/a SAT Subject Tests Taken: Mathematics Level 2, Biology E/M, Literature Extracurriculars: Nonprofit director, Editor-in-Chief of student newspaper, Senior Editor of literary magazine, Art Prefect, varsity baseball player Awards: Williams Book Prize, National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction, Scholastic Art and Writing Regional Gold Key Major: Government : A Houston-based academic preparation business with glowing feedback and global operations, The Brain Domain features college counseling, test preparation, and one-on-one tutoring tailored to students’ unique learning styles. Those few openings in between the tapestry of art were dotted with grubby little handprints, repurposed by some overzealous young artist as another surface for creative expression.ESSAY Bold white rafters ran overhead, bearing upon their great iron shoulders the weight of the skylight above. In the middle of the room lay two long tables, each covered with newspaper, upon which were scattered dried-up markers and lost erasers and bins of unwanted colored pencils. The older artists—myself included—sat around these tables with easels, in whatever space the limited confines of the studio allowed.Throughout the rest of the piece, Bobby’s use of imagery brings his essay to life, with “black fingerprints and smudges” and “unsoiled whiteness” being used to describe his art.
It was the realm of lines that could tell stories, of colors and figures that meant nothing and everything.With no professional equipment and little preparation beforehand, I had thrown together whatever I could find.A day before, I had taken pliers to bend a coat-hanger into a holder for the purple-cased i Phone 4.Just as Bobby the new artist’s “lines began to unabashedly disregard the rules of depth or tonality,” so too did art slowly—from the playful light of Monet’s Impressionism, to the square faces of Picasso’s Cubism and the complete abstraction of Pollock’s expressionism—care less and less about how realistic it was and more about the message it conveyed.In Bobby’s words, “It was the difference between drawing a man's face and using abstraction to explore his soul.” Disclaimer: With exception of the removal of identifying details, essays are reproduced as originally submitted in applications; any errors in submissions are maintained to preserve the integrity of the piece.Even with a stature of 5 feet and change, his presence towered above me unforgivingly.Now, the five-time Grammy nominee hunkered down on his piano bench, impatiently waiting for my command.State: California, USA High School: Private, 100 Graduating Class Ethnicity: Asian Gender: Male GPA: 4.43 of 4.0 SAT: 2360 ACT: n/a SAT Subject Tests Taken: Math II, Biology, Chemistry Extracurriculars: Editor in Chief of Newspaper, Varsity Baseball, Honor Orchestra Concertmaster, Law Society Vice President, Judiciary Committee, Non-Profit Video Production Awards: Finalist in American University’s Washington College of Law’s National High School Moot Court Competition, National Merit Finalist, AP Scholar, Music Teachers’ Association of California Certificate of Merit, American String Teachers Association Certificate Advancement Program (Violin) Major: Undecided : One2One College Consulting specializes in making students’ stories jump off the page, delving into each applicant’s unique personality and highlighting their key traits.Visit their Crimson Brand Studio article to learn more about One2One and their philosophy. He had performed for American presidents and even the Queen of England, every moment documented with autographed photos hanging in his guest bathroom.One such example is “the whiteness of the background” on his sketchbook being “meticulously preserved” but yet “marred by the frenzied strokes of my instructor's charcoal.” Nevertheless, imagery alone does not provide the concrete, powerful narrative found in Bobby’s essay.One of the most powerful appeals of the essay is that it represents a coming-of-age story that echoes the Bildungsroman literary sub-genre, in which characters evolve psychologically from youth to adulthood during the story.