A quick introduction of myself in Turkish:
Merhaba, benim ismim Cagla! 18 sene boyunca Turkiye'nin baskenti olan Ankara'da yasadim. Ucuncu sinifta uluslararasi bir ilkokula gecis yaptim ve Ingilizce konusmaya basladim, ve bu okuldan IB diplomasiyla mezun olup New York Universite'sine basladim. Eger Turkce dili, edebiyati, veya kulturu ile ilgileniyorsaniz, bana mesaj atmaktan cekinmeyin!
What are the different stages of sleep?
There are four stages of sleep. Here are some quick summaries: NREM1, or drowsy sleep, is when breathing becomes regular & heart rate slows down. Characterized by alpha waves and opening/closing eyes, this is the stage right in between the awake and sleep states. NREM2 is the first "real" sleep state. While brain waves are typically in theta wave frequency, NREM2 is well known for sleep spindles (brief bursts of brain activity) and K-complexes (extreme rises and falls in brain activity over several minutes). NREM3, or slow-wave sleep, is the best representation of our classic idea of sleep. Muscle activity/breathing/heart rate is lowest, and it's characterized by delta waves. Memory consolidation happens in this stage. REM sleep is the dream state. Muscle activity is completely blocked, and most of the dreaming happens during REM sleep. The younger you are, the more frequently you are in REM sleep.
How do I tailor my applications to the specific colleges I'm applying to?
Simply, every college looks for a different profile of students. I can help you discover what a specific college's desired student profile is, then tailor your applications to emphasize the traits they find desirable!