So this is just my rough draft of the first question on the AIF form. Any feedback would be appreciated!
Please tell us about your educational goals, your interest in your chosen program(s), and your reasons for applying to the University of Waterloo. If you have applied to more than one program please discuss your interest in each program. (900 character limit)
my interest for Waterloo's ECE
The idea of researching, designing, and testing computer software/hardware is the basis of my educational interest for ECE. What helps Waterloo's ECE facility outshine every other school is not only the prestigious co-op program, but the actual practicality of the application of concepts that the courses provide to prepare us for a job. For example. the courses provided in the first year serve to be much more technical and hands-on. In ECE 155, android phones will be used as a base for implementing Java and designing apps. Furthermore, courses like ECE 124 introduce the use of Altera FPGAs, and the principles of Boolean Algebra and binary math are taught in order to code our own circuits. With the structure of ECE courses set up in this manner, I plan to improve my software/hardware developing skills through the array of technical electives and prepare myself for the world of ECE.
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Do not quote the courses involved as if you were explaining the class to a stranger. The reviewer already knows all about these subjects and what these special. What he doesn't know, is how the classes will help hone your interest in ECE. Relate the courses with your current skills. How do your skills benefit from classes in ECE 155? What existing knowledge do you have that will allow you to go further with this type of education? You don't really provide a clear explanation of your educational goals in this statement? You are merely stating the obviously known information about the university. State your educational goals first. What do you expect to learn? How do you expect to learn it? Then use the ECE classes to explain why your current skills will be honed towards the achievement of your ambitions.