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In 2008, I took the ACT and scored a 34 on the Science section. The skills involved in scoring well- taking apart a study, finding relevant data, and figuring out what information is important and what is just there to fool you- have been supplemented by a class in research methods, which along with another class in sociology led me to win the department prize in May 2013.
In 11th grade I took both AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics. This was supplemented by a college macroeconomics course in 2010 and an honor's course in American economic history. The latter included a presentation at the Cañada College Honors Symposium regarding original research I had done.
Government & Politics
Two years in high school, I was accepted to the Junior Statesmen of America summer program. Both years had a parliamentary debate workshop over various political and policy issues. I also took intensive courses in AP US Government and Politics, political communication, and Constitutional law. Senior year I completed AP Comparative Government and Politics as an independent study, scoring a 5 on the test.
In college, I have taken courses on comparative government, international relations, political economy, and American economic history.
During high school, a year as editor of the literary magazine and a year as co-editor of the newspaper means I proofread most (if not all) of what was published in those two works.
I have done freelance proofreading work for people for whom English is a second language, and also do so on a volunteer basis at Lang-8. The site allows English speakers to correct writing by people learning to learn the language.
In 10th and 11th grade, I was accepted into the Junior Statesmen of America summer program, which included a daily debate program. In the latter session, I won a popular vote with a speech, rebuttal, and closing of a sensitive issue, facing off against a prominent student in the organization.
In fall 2012, I took Comm 110: Introduction to Public Speaking, for which I received an "A" grade. I also spoke at the Cañada College Honors Symposium, doing a presentation on environmental economics. In a non-academic setting, I have both given speeches and edit other people's speeches for protests or political campaigns.
Co-edited the literary magazine in junior year of high school. Active writer on the newspaper sophomore and junior years, co-editor in chief senior year. Senior project was a newsmagazine written by young writers in high school in college, tackling literature, music, and politics.
Maintain an active blog at unspokenpolitics.net. Tutored writing and other subjects to 6th-8th grade children at Belle Haven Community School, a school with achievement problems and crime issues.