I took a step back, drew a diagram, and wrote out a step-by-step plan on how I was going to build it.
Eight hours of trial and error later, I pressed the power button and was thrilled to see my monitor light up.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said, “Knowing is not enough; we must apply!
” As potent as knowledge is, it is useless by itself.
I turned to overclocking, which involved experimenting with the frequency multiplier and the FSB (Front Side Bus) clock in the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) settings of my computer.
After many days of experimentation and stress testing, I succeeded in stabilizing my processor to function at 2.75Gh Z.As a “Northwest” person, I have already chosen to take a Northwestern direction.This is a college essay submitted by a student who graduated from Northwestern University.[bctt tweet=”Read this essay to gain a better idea of what Northwestern looks for in ‘Why Northwestern’.”] Prompt: What are the unique qualities of Northwestern — and of the specific undergraduate school to which you are applying — that make you want to attend the University?In what ways do you hope to take advantage of the qualities you have identified?In 300 words or less, help us understand what aspects of Northwestern appeal most to you, and how you’ll make use of specific resources and opportunities here.“We have a tie! I had finished the Leadership Compass, a personality test based on Native American culture that defines you as one of the four cardinal points.Surprisingly I discover that I am equally a “North” and a “West” person. However, I soon realized it just showed how well-rounded I am, making my interests and goals much clearer.Other parts of your application give us a sense for how you might contribute to Northwestern.But we also want to consider how Northwestern will contribute to your interests and goals.When I was four years old, I constructed a bridge made of pillows (and actually tried to cross it).Even though I was pretty bruised up after that incident, I never gave up that desire to apply what I knew.