Hello, I am pursuing the Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) that requires to write a personal statement. If you have time please help me to correct my writing either the grammar or content. I really appreciate your help, thank you.

PERSONAL STATEMENT

o Motivations with which you apply for this program

o Your education and work experience in relation to the KGSP

o Reason for studying in Korea

o Any other aspects of your background and interests which may help us evaluate your aptitude and passion for graduate study or research.


Hereby my personal statement draft:

When I was a child, I wondered how a ship as a huge size of steel can float in the water, meanwhile small needle sinks instead. This curiosity intrigued me to take a naval architecture major for my bachelor study, which is a major that study about the designing of ships. It was also encouraged by the awareness that as the largest archipelago, the ship takes an important role for Indonesia to transport people or cargos inter-island. Gratefully I got a scholarship from the Indonesian Government to study at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) which is one of the best universities in Indonesia with a naval architecture major. I achieved my bachelor’s degree four years later in 2016. Then right after I had graduated, I was offered a scholarship from ITS for the master program that I was able to finish in three semesters. I have been studying naval architecture for almost eight years and now is working as an associate lecturer at the Department of Naval Architecture of ITS, Indonesia. Nevertheless, I realize there are a lot of things that I still need to learn. Then, it triggers my enthusiasm to pursue doctoral study abroad with regard to gain either in-depth knowledge or experience.

As the world’s largest shipbuilding industry, South Korea comes first into mind as the right place for my further study. There is no doubt that South Korea has advanced technology in many aspects including ship technology. Recently South Korea has even merged the two largest shipyards that will have an immediate impact on research and speed up the development of new ship designs. It is really captivated me to take my doctoral study in South Korea.

Recently, I have an interest in energy efficiency and being narrowed in a topic that I Intend to propose for my doctoral study. I have a plan to conduct research with the scope of the optimization of the ducted propeller with stators and create its design standard. By optimizing the propulsion system, it will be able to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions sequentially. Then, I keenly desire to accomplish my doctoral program at the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering (NAOE), Pusan National University (PNU) with a concentration in ship design or propulsion in accordance with my topic. Therefore, the Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) program will be the bridge for my doctoral study at PNU, South Korea.

During I was studying at ITS, I got an opportunity to do an internship at a shipyard and classification society. Those internships provided me unforgettable experiences, such as carried out surveys either on new building ships or existing ships, and ISM Code audit on a foreign ship, TW Beijing which is a China flagged ship. Since then, I have realized there are slight differences between theoretical and practical knowledge. Besides that, I also joined the Ship Design Laboratory as a research assistant. This position offered me great experiences, like how to conduct a feasibility study or thorough analysis, learn new software related to CFD, as well as write a journal that made me able to publish one international journal and two proceeding journals. Those experiences give great leverage for me when I performed my master’s thesis, as well as for my current career as an associate lecturer at ITS that is required to work related to education, research, and community contribution.

Since 2018, my department in ITS has signed an agreement of a double degree program with Mokpo National University (MNU), South Korea. The faculty members representative of MNU will visit ITS annually for a summer course to give a lecture to ITS’s students. For last year's visitation, I became one of the people in charge who were responsible to organize the event. I really impressed by their teaching technique. Then, we opened a discussion and sharing session either about ship knowledge or the education system in both countries. Unquestionably, South Korea has an ideal education system.

Honestly, I have known about South Korea since I was ten through a colossal drama, Dae Jang Geum. I have been mesmerized with South Korea's history and culture since then. I am dreaming to come over sooner or later because everything about South Korea has made me amazed. I am eager to learn the culture, as well as the language to better understand. Studying in South Korea provokes me not only because of the great opportunities, but also the priceless life experiences it has to offer. I believe that study in South Korea will give great value to both my career and my life ahead. Through support from the GKS program, I am hoping to be able to implement the knowledge and ideal education system to be a better lecturer.

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When I was a child, I wondered how a ship as a huge size of steel (This is unnatural English) can float in the water, but a meanwhile small needle sinks instead. This curiosity intrigued me to choose take a naval architecture as a major for my bachelor's degree study, which is a major that study about the designing of ships. It was also encouraged by the awareness that as the largest archipelago, the ship (A ship is not an archipelago) takes an important role for Indonesia to transport people or cargos inter-island. Gratefully I got a scholarship from the Indonesian Government to study at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) which is one of the best universities in Indonesia that offers with a naval architecture major. I achieved (wrong word) my bachelor’s degree four years later (later than when?) in 2016. Then right after I had graduated, I was offered a scholarship from ITS for the master program that I was able to finish in three semesters. I have been studying naval architecture for almost eight years and now is working as an associate lecturer at the Department of Naval Architecture of ITS, Indonesia. Nevertheless, I realize there are a lot of things that I still need to learn. Then, it triggers (This is unnatural English) my enthusiasm to pursue a doctoral degree study abroad with regard to gain either in-depth knowledge or experience. (Why not both?)

As the world’s largest shipbuilding industry, South Korea (South Korea is a country. It is not a shipbuilding industry.) comes first into mind as the right place for my further study. There is no doubt that South Korea has advanced technology in many aspects including ship technology. Recently South Korea has even merged (Make sure you are assiduously factually accurate.) the two largest shipyards that will have an immediate impact on research and speed up the development of new ship designs. It is really captivated me to take my doctoral study in South Korea.

Recently, I have developed an interest in energy efficiency and being narrowed (ungrammatical. DO you have an interest in being narrowed? That does not make sense. ) in a topic that I Intend to propose for my doctoral study. I have a plan to conduct research with the scope of the optimization of the ducted propeller with stators and create its design standard. By optimizing the propulsion system, it will be able to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions sequentially. (??) Then, I keenly desire to accomplish my doctoral program at the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering (NAOE), Pusan National University (PNU) with a concentration in ship design or propulsion in accordance with my topic. Therefore, the Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) program will be the bridge for my doctoral study at PNU, South Korea. (This seems to be the main point of your proposal. Put it in the first paragraph. At this point, the reader is rather uninterested in your story.)

During I was studying (ungrammatical) at ITS, I got an opportunity to do an internship at a shipyard and classification society. (What is that?) Those internships provided me unforgettable experiences, such as carried out surveys (ungrammatical) either on new building ships (ungrammatical) or existing ships, and ISM Code audit on a foreign ship, TW Beijing which is a China flagged ship. (ungrammatical) Since then, I have realized there are slight differences between theoretical and practical knowledge. (Was that the first time you realized the difference between theory and practice? It's not a particularly flattering thing to admit.) Besides that, I also joined the Ship Design Laboratory as a research assistant. This position offered me great experiences, like how to conduct a feasibility study or thorough analysis, learn new software (How to learn software?) related to CFD, (??) as well as write a journal (A diary?) that made me able to publish one international journal (Are you the publisher of a journal, such as Elsevier or Springer? ) and two proceeding journals. (ungrammatical) Those experiences give great leverage for me when I performed (wrong word. Actors and musicians perform.) my master’s thesis, as well as for my current career as an associate lecturer at ITS that is required to work (ungrammatical) related to education, research, and community contribution.

Since In 2018, my department in ITS has signed an agreement of a double degree program with Mokpo National University (MNU), South Korea. The faculty members representative of MNU will visit ITS annually for a summer course to give a lecture to ITS’s students. For last year's visitation, I became one of the people in charge who were responsible to organize for organizing the event. I really impressed by (ungrammatical) their teaching technique. Then, we opened a discussion and sharing session either about ship knowledge or the education system in both countries. Unquestionably, South Korea has an ideal education system.

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Hello AlpheccaStars , thank you so much for correcting my personal statement. It really helps me since English isn't my mother tongue. I tried to revise it based on your suggestion and I need your opinion about it, thank you.

Just fyi classification society is a non-governmental organization that establishes and maintains technical standards for the construction ships.


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I have been studying naval architecture for almost eight years and now working as an associate lecturer at the Department of Naval Architecture of ITS, Indonesia. Nevertheless, I realize there are a lot of things that I still need to learn. It triggers my enthusiasm to pursue a doctoral degree abroad with regard to gain both in-depth knowledge and experience. Over the past few years, I have been interested in energy efficiency. I have a topic about the optimization of the ducted propeller with stators and create its design standard. The more efficient the propeller, the less fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. I intend to propose this topic for my doctoral study that I desire to pursue at the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering (NAOE), Pusan National University (PNU) with a concentration in ship design or propulsion. Therefore, the Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) program will be the bridge for my doctoral study at PNU, South Korea.

South Korea as a country that has one of the world’s largest shipbuilding industries came first into mind, while I was looking for the right place for my further study. There is no doubt that South Korea has advanced technology in many sectors indeed. However, I still curious about the ability of South Korea shipyard to build ships thus become the largest shipbuilder. It is motivated me to deepen my knowledge and experience in South Korea. Honestly, I have known about South Korea since I was ten through a colossal drama, Dae Jang Geum. I have been mesmerized with South Korea's history and culture since then. I am dreaming to come over sooner or later because everything about South Korea has made me amazed. Besides learning about naval architecture, I am eager to learn both the language and culture.

Actually, I have been interested in the ship since I was a child. I wondered how a huge ship like Titanic can float in the water, but a small needle sinks instead. This curiosity intrigued me to choose naval architecture as a major for my bachelor’s degree study. It was also encouraged by the awareness that the ship takes an important role in Indonesia as the largest archipelago to transport passengers or cargos inter-island. Gratefully in 2012, I got a scholarship from the Indonesian Government to study at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) which is one of the best universities in Indonesia with a naval architecture major. I earned my bachelor’s degree four years later in 2016. Then right after I had graduated, I was offered a scholarship from ITS for the master study that I was able to finish in three semesters.

While I was a college student, I got an opportunity to do an internship at a shipyard and classification society. Those internships provided me unforgettable experiences, such as surveyed on new shipbuilding and existing ship, and ISM Code audit on a foreign ship, TW Beijing which is a Chinese-flagged ship. Besides that, I also joined the Ship Design Laboratory as a research assistant. This position offered me great experiences, like how to conduct a feasibility study or thorough analysis, learn new software related to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) easily and rapidly, as well as write a journal article that made me able to publish one international journal and two proceeding papers. Those experiences give great leverage for me when I was conducting my master’s thesis, as well as for my current career as an associate lecturer at ITS that is required to work related to education, research, and community contribution.

In 2018, my department in ITS signed an agreement of a double degree program with Mokpo National University (MNU), South Korea. The representative of faculty members of MNU will visit ITS annually for a summer course to give a lecture to ITS’s students. For last year's visitation, I became one of the people in charge who were responsible for organizing the event. I was really impressed by their teaching technique and method. Then, we opened a discussion and sharing session both about ship knowledge and the education system in both countries. Unquestionably, South Korea has an ideal education system.

Studying in South Korea provokes me not only because of the great opportunities, but also the priceless life experiences it has to offer. I believe that study in South Korea will give great value to both my career and my life ahead. Through support from the GKS program, I am hoping to be able to share the knowledge and implement the ideal education system to be a better lecturer.

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febriani rohmadhanaJust fyi classification society is a non-governmental organization that establishes and maintains technical standards.

If that is the name of an NGO, it needs to be capitalized.

e.g. The Classification Society is involved in improving the safety of shipyards.

Otherwise, its meaning as a common noun is taken.
In my society, people used to believe that ...

I have been studying naval architecture for almost eight years and now I am working as an associate lecturer in the Department of Naval Architecture of ITS, (Spell out an acronym the first time you use it.) Indonesia. Nevertheless, I realize there are a lot of things that I still need to learn. It triggers my My enthusiasm to pursue a doctoral degree abroad with regard to gain both in-depth knowledge and experience has been growing. Over the past few years, I have been increasingly interested in energy efficiency. I have a dissertation topic in mind concerning about the optimization of the ducted propeller with stators and create its design standard. The more efficient the propeller, the less fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. (That is not a complete sentence. More efficient propellers will result in less fuel being consumed and lower CO2 emissions.) I intend to propose this topic for my doctoral study that I desire to pursue at the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering (NAOE), Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea. with a concentration in ship design or propulsion. Therefore,The Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) program would fund this research. will be the bridge for my doctoral study at PNU, South Korea.

South Korea, as a country that has one of the world’s largest shipbuilding industries, came first into mind, while I was looking for the right place for my further study. There is no doubt that Besides shipbuilding, South Korea has advanced technology in many sectors indeed. However, I still curious about the ability of South Korea shipyard to build ships thus become the largest shipbuilder. It is motivated me to deepen my knowledge and experience in South Korea. Honestly, I have known about South Korea since I was ten through the historical drama on TV, a colossal drama, Dae Jang Geum. I have been mesmerized by South Korea's history and culture and since then. I am dreaming to come over sooner or later because everything about South Korea has made me amazed. Besides learning about naval architecture, I am eager to learn both the language and culture.

Actually, I have been interested in the ship since When I was a child. I wondered how a huge ship like Titanic could float in the water, but a small needle would instead. This curiosity intrigued me to choose naval architecture as a major for my bachelor’s degree study. Shipping plays It was also encouraged by the awareness that the ship takes an important role in Indonesia with its archipelagic sea lanes established as the largest archipelago to transport passengers or cargos inter-island. Gratefully in 2012, I got a scholarship from the Indonesian Government to study at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) which is one of the best universities in Indonesia with a naval architecture major. I earned my bachelor’s degree four years later in 2016. Then right after I had graduated, I was offered a scholarship from ITS for the master study that I was able to finish in three semesters.

While I was a college student, I had an opportunity to do an internship at one of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), which a shipyard and classification society. Those internships provided me unforgettable experiences, such as surveyed on surveying both new shipbuilding and an existing ship, and performing an ISM Code audit on a foreign ship, TW Beijing, which is a Chinese-flagged ship. Besides that, I also joined the Ship Design Laboratory as a research assistant. This position offered me great experiences, like how to conduct a feasibility study or thorough analysis, learn new use software related to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) easily and rapidly, as well as write a journal article. I have a publication in that made me able to publish one international journal and two proceeding papers. Those experiences helped me immensely give great leverage for me when I was conducting my master’s thesis, as well as for my current career as an associate lecturer at ITS that is where I am required to work related to education, research, and community contribution.

In 2018, my department in ITS signed an agreement to offer of a double degree program with Mokpo National University (MNU), South Korea. The representative of faculty members of MNU will visit ITS annually for a summer course to give a lecture. to ITS’s students. For last year's visitation, I became one of the people in charge who were responsible for organizing the event. I was really impressed by their teaching technique and method. Then, we opened a discussion and sharing session both about naval architecture ship knowledge and the education system in both countries. Unquestionably, South Korea has an ideal education system.

Studying in South Korea intrigues provokes me not only because of the great opportunities, but also the priceless life experiences it has to offer. I believe that study in South Korea will give great value to both my career and my life ahead. Through support from the GKS program, I am hoping to be able to share the my knowledge and implement the ideal education system to be a better educator. lecturer.

Thank you so much for reviewing and correcting my essay again. It gives a lot of improvements to my personal statement and being so much better now.

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I got Uttar Pradesh Government Scholarship during my bachelor's from the Central University of Allahabad which helped me to complete my under graduation degree and supported my parents financially. GKS program is also supporting students from different parts of the world to study and achieve their life goals. It is supporting foreign students to get the best education in South Korea by giving them this great and most prestigious scholarship that offers opportunities to students to learn the best skills and lead the world. When a scholarship is awarded, it comes with responsibility and duty to prove yourself worthy of the financial aid. If given the opportunity I will dedicate myself to GKS program and prove myself worthy of this scholarship. I will use the scholarship to continue focusing on my studies in Media and Communication major.
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Hello, I'm also pursuing the Global Korea Scholarship (GKS), specializing on a masters degree in landscape architecture. Below I insert my personal statement. If you have time please help me correct any grammar or writing mistakes. All help given is really appreciated. Thank you in advance.


Nowadays when we think or talk about great cities the first things that we can relate that thought to is noise, pollution, overpopulation, and all the emission of contaminating gas that every day are endangering the life of its residents, having long term consequences such as mental (stress of big cities, anxiety, depression) and physical illness (Pneumonia, ischemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer ) for the population residing there. Having this in mind the cities of the future should be designed with the main objective of improving the day by day of their residents, without forgetting the process of transforming into more green and sustainable cities. To achieve this it is completely necessary to create conscience in society on the correct use of each natural resource that is in danger of running out if we don´t take care of it. This initiative is not something new or strange to us, because other countries and cities are already developing incredible urban/ sustainable designs; a perfect example for this could be Singapore, a city that completely transformed itself. By the end of the 60´s this fishing commercial city was cataloged by the UN as an “irreparable environmental disaster”.. Instead of letting itself fall into a worse state, in the 70´s, new generations and Singapore's government decided it was time for them to think seriously with a new perspective in mind, that's why they started a program to clean the city and its rivers, relocated factories and public commercial sites. They worked hard for over a decade to create what we now know as the ideal green sustainable city of Singapore. I think this is a great example for everyone. Change is possible if you are willing to be the factor of change.

Even though it seems like a really difficult change, I believe architects to be one of the change factors, and landscape architecture has a huge influence in this transformation and I want to be part of that change for my country and others. But I know I need the right instruction and guidance, and throughout the years as i have grown either as an architect and person i have done a lot of research on Asian cities that represent that ideal i want to pursue; South Korea is a country that has developed strongly in the last few years has attracted my attention; i had the opportunity to go to a conference in Mexico city where the mayor of Seoul, Park Won-soon explained how more humane, inclusive and sustainable cities, can create a change in its population and the city itself; increasing the budget to public transportation, creating an initiative on urban sustainable development by recovering important green areas and rivers, protecting historic buildings, etc. But all this work has surely paid off because now Seoul is recognized for its security, clean city and with great green developed areas.

Previously to this experience I had an approach to Asian cultures when i was younger, my aunt was living in Japan and she used to tell me all about how different from México Asian culture can be, but all for a good reason, after years in school they implemented a new class focused on Chinese culture and language, and I really loved it, for some reason or another I was always attracted to Asian cultures, i find them fascinating; my Chinese teachers natives of Taiwan showed me a music group called “Girls Generation” and I was really intrigued by this group so i decided to do some research and found out they were a K-pop group, that was my first approach to Korean culture. After years when i got admitted to architecture school, I had always had my mind in one goal and that was to do a Masters degree abroad preferably on an Asian country, I want to experience first hand its culture and its society; after the first year in college i had a subject called “ Landscape architecture” and i was really fascinated on how green spaces have a great impact not only on the aesthetics of buildings or cities, but also on the population, because this derivation or the architecture impacts on communities, it helps them grow stronger and interact with each other, green spaces regulate temperature and humidity, they produce oxygen and absorb polluted air, they help improve population well-being, they help reduce noise pollution, etc. I believe every architect should be turning its attention to improve and design more green spaces.

In this search of keeping myself informed on different trends and styles within the landscape architecture area I read different books that recollected the great landscape designs throughout human evolution and got to the conclusion that my favorite styles were: Asian gardens, Italian renaissance gardens, and French baroque gardens. While doing research on this subjects I found myself with a course focused on Sustainable Urban Design imparted by the architecture firm “Ugreen” this series of conferences taught me a lot about the variety of approaches regarding the vegetation of choice when designing, the factors to have in mind to achieve an effective and aesthetic garden, that goes according to its location and its skyline context.

Getting to the decision of doing a Master's degree in this subject was not hard, the hard part came to deciding where I wanted to study. At first I had no idea of the variety of scholarships that Asian governments and universities offer for foreigners, it was until a friend of mine, told me about the excellence of Korean universities and presented me with the announcement of the GKS scholarship, doing my research i came with a lot of great reviews and opinions about this opportunity, but i honestly never saw anything related to architecture, that's why i came to the decision that i would be that chance and i would help the South Korean-Mexican architecture relationship grow strong. Even though our cultures are really different, I think together we can achieve great things. Mexico is a great country. It just needs the guidance and support of more advanced and more developed countries that want to see for a better future such as South Korea.

After discovering this scholarship I have dedicated the last 3 years of my life to studying about Korean language and culture; I signed myself up for different language courses, and tried to immerse myself into the culture as much as I could. I want to be as prepared as I can be for this opportunity. Opportunities like this don't present themselves everyday to anyone. That's why I'm doing everything in my hands to be an adequate candidate, not thinking only of the present nor the next 3 years but the actual impact and life that I want for myself in this country.

I decided South Korea was the country I wanted to create a life in, this is the country that can help me be that person that makes a change not only in Mexican society and architecture, but i hope to stay in South Korea and actually be part of making it even greater than it already is.

I want to be able to call South Korea my second home, not only the unique country that help me be a great landscape architect, but a better person.

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