2021 Korean graduate Jiyoung (Lucy) Hwang has been accepted by Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), one of the top universities in South Korea and ranks 97th in the world according to QS World Ranking 2021. Her major, Materials Sciences, ranks 29th in the world!
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When the universities ask you some questions based on in-school activities or experiences, you will be able answer them easily if you have participated in different school activities.
Since I want to major Material Sciences, I have joined the science club as an assistant. I have helped some students with their science homework or anything which they did not understand during science class. This could show how much I am passionate in Sciences and how I am building up towards my dream university.
Comment from Teacher
I have been teaching Lucy for the last 4 years and have seen her being transformed from a shy girl to a confident young lady. When she was in school she said she hated Science. But after attending my classes she has learnt to enjoy Sciences. She said that I make Sciences learning easy and fun to learn. She has done higher level Chemistry and standard level Physics.
In class I asked probing questions and always allowed her to come up with the answer. This encouraged her to work hard and achieve success.
Another way Lucy was motivated was by doing practicals which she enjoyed very much. This helped her to understand the concepts better and apply them in other situations.
Lucy came to me at the beginning of 10th Grade. She was this wonderful, vibrant personality who was passionate about English, but doubted her English skills, understanding and abilities.
What I realized immediately was here was a young woman who had plenty of abilities, but we just had to support her through risk-taking and to building up her confidence to realize that English is not a scary subject.
Actually, she was exceptionally talented and able to express herself, not just in academic writing, but communicating her feelings and her knowledge to her teachers and her peers. Now that Lucy has left 12th Grade, I have no doubt of the successes that Lucy will have in every aspect, especially her English capabilities. Lucy is ready to take on the world no matter what language she attempts in.