I majored in both Classics and Chemistry at Colgate University (2011-2015) and I continued my study of the classics at the graduate level at Columbia University (2015-2016). While I am confident in both my quantitative and verbal skills, I consider my primary strength to lie in standardized test-taking, the process of which I profoundly enjoy, strange as it is to say.
To my mind, taking a test imparts the same kind of pleasure as listening to your favorite kind of music. You have a certain, almost intuitive sense of what to expect: certain instruments might be playing at a certain tempo, while the general format of the examinations almost never changes. Even so, there's always something new at hand: notes can be combined into chords played in different orders, and the numbers of a math problem might be altered. Listening to music and taking tests both reward perseverance: one might notice nuances and subtleties in one's favorite song and hearing it repeatedly, and a person's objective score on a test will inevitably increase through constant exposure. Most importantly, a sense of rhythm is invaluable, quite literally in the case of listening to music but figuratively in the case of test-taking, where you develop your personalized method to remaining calm in the face of more challenging problems in a time-efficient manner.
Outside of academia, I am interested in drama, literature, and dance. I consider myself agreeable and patient.
Undergraduate Degree: Colgate University - Bachelors, Chemistry, Classics
Graduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Masters, Classics
ACT Composite: 32
ACT English: 34
ACT Math: 33
ACT Reading: 32
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1520
SAT Math: 700
SAT Verbal: 740
SAT Writing: 770
GRE Verbal: 166
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