You are currently studying at the University of Edinburgh, which is possible for a small percentage of the total population. How did you get to be here? Think about your development from childhood up to now, and what the influences and changes have been. Write a blog post about one of these:
- was there a person in your life when you were younger, who really encouraged you? Perhaps this was a grandparent, or a teacher? Write about this person – describe him / her and some of the events you remember fondly from your early years
- did you make a big decision for a career in your teens? What brought you to that decision – was it something that happened? Did you have a choice, and you still wonder if you made the right choice? Write a story about the event.
- do you have a favourite book or books? What was it about the book that made it so magical, and makes it continue to be your favourite? Write about how you feel when you think about the book.
- have you moved around, either within the same country or to different countries? Have you had to learn different languages or accents or dialects? What do you think about them? Do you have a favourite language / dialect / accent? How did you discover that you felt like this about speaking/listening? Write about your thoughts and feelings about languages and accents.