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Below is a small sample of writing I did for a contest to meet and greet my favorite band prior to their concert. I thoroughly enjoy free-flowing, creative writing, and I have been doing it for over ten years on the side. I am also a lyricist, and my experience in English (and love for Scrabble) assists me in vocabulary choice and syntax modeling.
"I have been following Billy Talent for just over nine years now, shortly after the release of their debut album, Billy Talent. I don't really even remember where I first heard them - perhaps on iTunes as I was browsing for more artists to get into - but I distinctly recall that the first Billy Talent song I heard was "Try Honesty" - still my favourite song (ever) today. I was immediately spellbound by the guitar intro. Something about those angular chords with so much raw emotion and feeling really struck a deep nerve. Succinctly followed by the first quick buildup and stop, I could just feel the energy heading into the first chorus chords. As I progressed through the song as well as the rest of Billy Talent I, I promptly realized that I had stumbled upon a band that I could emulate in order to become a better musician. With so much variety and lyrical genius solely in the first album, I knew I would be hooked, anxiously awaiting the release of the next albums. I pre-ordered the rest. It's amazing that I know (maybe "knew," now) every word to every song on each album, but I can't seem to retain much from the four years I attended university. You remember what's important to you, I suppose.
I can't think of another band that I follow whose albums get better by the release. That's not to say that Billy Talent I, II, or III are in any way "bad" (quite the contrary) - all of Billy Talent's albums are still my top four above every other album.. ever - but each release brought about a new favourite for me, personally. Billy Talent II showed a marked evolution in the band's style and sound with the same lyrical meaningfulness and raw energy. Instant hits like "Where is the Line" and "Burn the Evidence" became my new favourites, and each even shared the privilege (ha - privilege) of being my ringtone for a few years (it's currently "Cure for the Enemy"). I even received Billy Talent II as a rare gift from a friend at my 16th birthday party which, of course, I stashed with the other two copies I ... had already bought. Thus began my true admiration for Billy Talent as a band. The next album blew me away in ways I couldn't have ever anticipated. "Diamond on a Landmine" struck me most. With elements the band had never before incorporated, including "woahs" at the beginning and high keyboard lines in the verses, I realized that this band just kept getting better and more complete. Dead Silence cemented that fact for me. I learned every word to every song weeks before the album was even released using the free player on the Billy Talent website, and I skipped two days of class to listen to my new copy once I received the pre-order. Every song has its own story, its own place on the album, and its own reason for being unbelievably awesome. I can still say with confidence "Stand Up and Run" was the first song that ever made me tear up, as I was going through a weird relationship at the time I really started listening to that song intensely. "Cure for the Enemy" may be Billy Talent's best written song. With soaring vocals and the sick drop C# tuning, it really struck me in a unique way when compared to the other songs. Just when I thought, once again, that Billy Talent couldn't get any better, they came out with the best album of 2012."
I pride myself on having very good grammar, and it was proven to me by my writing score on the SATs. I tend to find errors that my friends and university colleagues often look over, and I have been entrusted the task of proofreading many papers throughout both high school and university.
I have helped many friends, students, and colleagues throughout university and high school in this regard. I am very meticulous with grammar and stylistic elements of essay writing, and I tend to find errors that are sometimes difficult to find at first.
I learned many tips and tricks through writing the SAT twice in grade 10 and 11, respectively, and I am willing to share these with prospective students. The math section is very easy to trip-up on, so to speak, but if one pays attention properly, it is also very easy to do well on. I achieved a score of 780 on the Math section when I wrote the SAT for a second time, and I continued math courses (AP Calculus in high school, Calculus 2 in McGill University) until second year of university. I achieved a 4 on the AP Calculus AB exam and a B+ in a very tough Calculus 2 in university.
On my best SAT performance, I achieved a 790 in the Writing section with a 10 score on the essay portion. Since then, I have been editing and proofreading many essays that my friends and colleagues at university submit to me. I have also tutored this specific section of the SAT in Grade 12 in conjunction with the National Honor Society.
I am a musician at heart. Under the artist name "Reshy P," I have written and produced over 20 songs, constituting a full album that I plan to release this year. I started by teaching myself how to arrange, produce, and mix tracks together using software such as GarageBand, LogicPro, ProTools, and Audacity (I work best with GarageBand). I learned how use and incorporate automation (volume, panning) in the studio where I recorded my album, and I learned many other important concepts of new media (MIDI, LogicPro, Audacity, sends, busses) at McGill University through my Music Technology minor. Additionally, I have performed in four bands total in my lifetime - for three of which I was the drummer - and, in each band, I was the major songwriter and arranger. On my own album, I wrote, produced, mixed, and mastered all of my songs having learned these skills in the aforementioned studio. In summation, I hope to help anyone who has trouble coming up with ideas, putting their ideas down in a song, arranging songs, mixing levels, mastering, or even writing lyrics. I also received two silver and one bronze award from the 2012 Prestige Music Awards for best music compositions ("Midnight Journey," "Walk This Path," "Without You").
A very good (late) high school teacher of mine once showed me the tricks to making a mundane, cookie-cutter essay become more personal and stylistically different when compared with other essays. I have employed these tactics to my fullest abilities and have written several papers through university in this manner. My university application essay was also written using this formula, and I am willing to impart this knowledge unto anyone who needs help "jazzing" his/her writing up to make it stand out.