Yet my apprehension prevailed as I continued to fear getting put in the game in case another player was injured.
I was still afraid of making mistakes and getting blamed by screaming coaches and angry teammates. During my sophomore season, my position at backup guard led me to play in the varsity games on many occasions. Most of the time the mistakes were not significant; they rarely changed the outcome of a play.
He uses the platform of football to discuss and demonstrate his personal growth and development through the high school years.
What he could have done better was spend more time describing himself after he made improvements.
A personal essay is an essay about your life, thoughts, or experiences.
This type of essay will give readers a glimpse into your most intimate life experiences and life lessons.As it is, he only tells us about his newfound confidence and drive.This essay would have been stronger had he actually shown us, perhaps by including a story or describing an event where his confidence made a difference. Harvard, International experience: Living in Switzerland"Je deteste des Americains," said the old Swiss woman sitting across from me.I had already become fluent in French and had become accustomed to the new culture in which I was living--a culture which I had believed to be rich in tolerance and acceptance. Had I not been touched by the new world I had been exposed to?Without question, my four years in Switzerland changed my life in countless ways.Yet I received a thorough verbal lashing at practice for the mistakes I had made.These occurrences only compounded my fears of playing. Sometimes I made great plays, for which I was congratulated.It has changed my entire outlook on and attitude toward life.Before my freshman year at [high-school], I was shy, had low self-esteem and turned away from seemingly impossible challenges. On the first day of freshman practice, the team warmed up with a game of touch football. However, during the game, I noticed that I didn't run as hard as I could, nor did I try to evade my defender and get open.I gripped my bag of Mc Donald's harder with each insulting phrase.I had been living in Geneva, Switzerland for four years, during which time I had attended an international school consisting of over 96 different nationalities. " Did I have no appreciation of anything other than Mc Donald's or Coca-Cola?