Introduces fundamental economic principles and the “economic approach” to policy issues, and demonstrates how these concepts underpin contemporary environmental and natural resource issues and policy solutions. Subjects include valuation, benefit-cost analysis, policy design, property rights, and ecological economics. Uses these tools to explore major current policy issues such as economic incentives in environmental policy, air and water pollution, depletion of renewable and nonrenewable resources, and global warming. Course includes two evening exams and three out of class labs.
From your list, decide which problem fits best into your selected major. Now, you’ll just need to explain how being a student at Cornell University will provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to go out and fix your problem. Look into what previous graduates have accomplished, the courses that are offered, and the opportunities for research. You should try to come up with a plan of action to solve your problem (which cites the research you’ve done about the school). Demonstrating what you would actually do to problem-solve can be impressive to readers.
Although the Ivy League schools review the Common Application essay, they also require supplemental essay responses. These help you to convey in greater detail how and how you can contribute to the collegiate environment. The additional essay questions are geared to help these elite schools glean a better understanding of you as a potential student. To respond well, think about your future goals and how attending Cornell will help you achieve to an Ivy League school can seem like a daunting process. It is reassuring to keep in mind that these supplemental essays are a chance for you to share your personal stories and real-life experiences. and deadlines as you craft each response to represent your unique perspectives. Start early to allow time for reflection and revision. Remember your goal is to demonstrate that Cornell is the right school for you and that you are the right student for would appear that the Harvard and Dartmouth grads who write for The Office are gleefully taking shots at via "The 'Nard Dawg." But if your parents didn't donate a building to Cornell, you'll need to make the most of the lone supplemental essay they require that asks you to write a 500-word essay about your chosen course of ideas are there- I love the intro and the focus on your People of Pittsburgh project (definitely an unique interest), but the information about Kiwanis club seems a little out of place. Maybe you just need more information on how that supplements your interests in human behavior and less summarizing what exactly the club does. Also, your paragraph on why you want to attend Cornell is a bit small, and you may want to include more information about some classes you took that made you interested in your proposed majors. To sum it up- the essay is good idea-wise, but needs more it might be tempting to check the box for a less competitive division (although they are all competitive) and then change after admission, Cornell’s supplemental essay questions ask students to write specifically about the roots of their interests. The admissions committee is searching for students who have made deliberate choices about their intended areas of study. You’ve embarked upon a tough fiction-writing task to convince the committee of your desire to study architecture when you fulfilled your arts requirement exclusively with drama, avoided physics like the plague, and have devoted your extracurricular time to soccer and the soup (rating 1-10, details): Common App: 7/10 - not great, but not awful either. Supplemental: 8/10 - pretty good, well edited and crafted and was very specific to CornellThe big change for Cornell in 2015-2016 is this: , Cornell is dropping the alternate college designation on their applications. Cornell used to offer applicants the option to write one supplemental essay, but to aim it at a primary college and a second, alternate college option. So in the past you could choose the alternate option and then you wrote an essay for your dream college that was also supposed to work for another college, just in case. Thus the Swiss-army knife : Common App essay 9/10, wrote it about my experiences as a peer tutor and it was very heartfelt; Cornell supplement /10, sort of funny, showed off my personality quite a bit