Below is my P.S. n reference which got rejected few days back from LSE ...
but lyk as a matter of fact ..im kinda surprised that they have considered for so long..since i had 2 of the subjects on which r on the black list of LSE...i av 4 totaL...
anyways i just wanted to share it with u guys n wanted to teLL aLL those who are gonna apply next yr.. that dnt write a P.S. lyk that
Having been born into a family where education is given primary importance, I developed an early aptitude and liking towards studies. Learning, as I have been taught, is the first step towards success and this notion has been a great motivation and driving force for all my endeavors. Throughout my academic career, I have been amongst the top few students of my class, and it was during my O-level that I began to develop a special liking to the subject of Economics. Upon completing my O-level, I opted for an internship at Zillion Exports and soon discovered that it was indeed the field of Economics in which my interest lay. There I learnt that the knowledge of the policies and mechanisms of Economics is what affects the progress of an economy and how the proper application of this knowledge can do wonders. Macroeconomic stability not only inspired me but also forced me to accept the challenge of opting for an altogether new subject for my A-level studies.
Fortunately, I was quick enough to grasp the fundamental concepts of Economics and relate matters to them. Within a short span of time, it became clear to me that Economics, in my country, has yet to be fully recognized as an important driving force behind success, on a personal and collective level. Therefore, it became my ever-growing passion to enhance my knowledge of Economics so that in the future I could help instill improved and efficient decision making into our relatively stagnant economy.
On a personal note, I shifted to Resource Academia after completing my first year of A-level from University College Lahore (UCL). Outside of college, I have enjoyed and learned from the experience of managing a number of events: plays, concerts, movies and sports tournaments and most recently the infamous play ‘The Godfather’ for which I was the Assistant Producer. For two years, I was an elected Moderator of the Business Section of a local forum on the Worldwide Web to which almost one thousand O/A Level student members belonged. Feeling strongly for the poor, I also completed 120 hours of volunteer work this past summer monitoring the satisfaction level of patients at the Shaukat Omar Hospital in Karachi. This helped me become a better person, emotionally and morally. My hands on experience showed me what a struggle life is for the poor and do we more privileged want to bring a change for the better to their lives.
I have engaged myself in a wide range of sporting activities throughout my school years. My main interest, however, lies in soccer. I have had the honour of being part of the UCL swimming team and representing both the UCL soccer team as Vice Captain (going on to win a cup) and the Model Town Football Club at the District Level. Furthermore, after winning the Chess Ladder Tournament held at UCL, I was selected to represent the UCL Chess Team as Captain in later tournaments. I believe that I am privileged to have been blessed with such opportunities that have provided me with the valuable learning experiences of managing and leading a group of people while working as a unified team. It has helped me to mature my communication skills and understanding with those whom I interact. Over time, I have also learned to strike a balance between my extra-curricular and academic activities which has helped me to ensure that equal time is given to all my subjects. Such balance has enhanced my capacity to carry out different tasks efficiently and in an organized manner.
After being formally introduced to the education system of the UK in my O-Level, I was deeply impressed. Its prestigious institutions and their quality education with the focused and thorough approach to analytical thinking have always appealed to me. I desire that this progressive growth be continued in higher education. Where better can it be enhanced than in a UK University of repute? This, I know, will not only prepare me for the occupational and practical world ahead, but for a bright future too.
and this is my reference
I have known Ahsan Ali Rai as his A Level Economics teacher at Resource Academia. Ahsan ranks in the top 5% of the class. His medium of instruction was English and he had a good command over the language. Ahsan is a consistent, serious student. His approach towards studies is very focused and thorough. At times though it may be better for him to be a bit less clinical and more relaxed. Nevertheless, he holds a holistic approach to life and indulges in extra-curricular activities as well. His exceptional talent of soccer is worth mentioning.
Besides being intelligent, Ahsan is both creative and independent. He can take initiatives and has unbounded capacity to work. In class Ahsan prefers not to lead class discussions and come out with his comments once he has viewed the arguments floated for and against a particular proposition. However, he never waffles his way through an argument. His concepts are crystal clear and his supporting arguments well reasoned and comprehensive. His analytical skills are incisive and he is not afraid to take sides in an argument and to strongly defend such a stance. However, his maturity shows in that he is always willing to accept a superior argument purely on logical terms.
Ahsan’s assignment work is exemplary. His assignments display extensive research and reading and clear explanations of concepts by giving applied examples. In fact his approach does justice to the aims of the A Level syllabus in that economic concepts are not viewed only as theoretical constructs but as explanations of the functioning of the world around us. Based on his academic keenness and diverse knowledge base, I appointed him as the Head Researcher of the “New Murree Project”. Ahsan is surely capable and prepared to transfer what he has learnt to practical situations. He is a very likeable fellow and works well in both groups and as an individual.
In the final analysis I feel that students like Ahsan do not come by on a regular basis. Ahsan displays great zeal and enthusiasm in all spheres of work and this would help him greatly in his future endeavors. He is exceptional, in many respects. And I would expect him to hone his brilliance as time goes by.