application for masters degree in speech language pathology
Describe a problem or a challenge of personal importance that you have faced and explain the process you went through to solve the problem. Your response should be between 500 to 750 words. It is recommended that you write the essay in a word document and then cut/paste into the application form
here is what i wrote below-
Since I was 2 years old, I have been singing. I sang in the backseat of my carseat, “Sunny days, sweeping the clouds away, on our way to where the air is sweet wont you tell me how to get, how to get to seseme street” My grandma listened and said, “She sings so well”. Everyone encouraged me to sing. My second grade teacher learned I could sing well and she forced me to do a solo for our schools musical performance. I sang the solo and I was given a lot of compliments. When I was in 5th grade, I tried out for a singing group called Second Edition at our school. It was considered to be a privaledge to be in Second Edition. There was only one spot available for a female singer. I was the new female singer chosen for Second Edition. I was so happy and excited to sing in Second Edition. It was my dream to be in this group. I loved Second Edition. Two of my good friends were in this group. In Second Edition, we learned about harmony, diffent types of singing parts, proper breathing techiques, vibrato, and how to listen to each other sing so we can blend well together. One day he passed out the music we would be singing for the next music performance. He said I have diffenret parts for all of you to sing. He said, “Jaime you will a soprano 2, kristi you are soprano 1, Cheyenne you are soprano 1, and then he said to me, “Nevin, you are a soprano 2”. He said soprano 1 will sing the highest parts and the soprano 2 part will sing the lower female part. I was upset. I told him,” But I can sing high notes. I am not a soprano 2. I am a soprano 1. “The choir director said “no, you will not sing soprano 1. You cannot do this. You are a soprano 2.” “Yes I can. Please let me try.” I said. He said,” Well we will just see if you can, but I am going to say again that you cannot sing high, not with your voice.” I felt very sad and dissapointed. I decided I would not accept what the music director said to me. I knew I was a soprano 1 and I refused to be a soprano 2. I realized during this experience that sometimes you know the truth about your abilities, and although others have good intentions and really believe that they know what you should do, you can chose differently. I practiced singing high notes in songs every day. I would sing high notes at home, I would practice the songs in Second Edition with the soprano 1 part, I practiced singing high notes with my friends, and I practiced singing high notes with the radio. I would practice singing higher notes than the soprano 1 part in Second Edition. I demonstrated to the choir director that I could sing the Soprano 1 part. He allowed me to be a soprano 1. Since then, I have always been a Soprano 1 and can sing high parts.