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Brown Supplements: Why studies; places you've lived; community you've been a part of


agoldie 3 / 5 2  
Dec 31, 2016   #1
Why are you drawn to the area(s) of study you indicated earlier in this application?

Literature was my first love. At first, it broke my heart. I didn't understand the English letters and couldn't produce sounds I should've been making. I couldn't read. Then, I deciphered Junie B. Jones. While crying in frustration, I laughed a bit at the slapstick humor these books provided. I found friends in fictional characters, and a relatable truth in an ostracized, 'weird' girl.

Eventually, I began writing to find catharsis. I started by imitating my favorite poets and short fiction writers (Emily Dickinson, Etgar Keret, Ernest Hemingway, et al.) until I found my own minimalist voice in creative writing.

English is my second love.

Prose yields repose in a constantly moving world.

Poetry yields expression in abstraction.

Essay writing triggers analytical cognition.

I am passionate about all forms of writing and literature, whether it is The Declaration of Independence, The Dadaist Manifesto, or The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Tell us where you have lived - and for how long - since you were born; whether you've always lived in the same place, or perhaps in a variety of places. (100 word limit)

I have lived in an apartment overlooking the Verezano Bridge on the West and Coney Island on the East. I had a red wood boudoir, three shelves of books, purple walls, a queen sized bed. My family was evicted in 2012 from our home on the sixteenth floor.

I lived with my mom and her family for a year. I slept on an air mattress (there were two bedrooms for five people). My clothes were never unpacked (there was no closet).

I live with my grandmother and aunt in a Boynton Beach townhouse since 2013. It is finally home.

We all exist within communities or groups of various sizes, origins, and purposes; pick one and tell us why it is important to you, and how it has shaped you. (100 word limit)

I belong to a tight knit group of kids who have felt the frustration of being the first graduating class and taking a high level course the first year it's offered- AICE kids.

This group of <50 peers has made me an empathizing leader. I was able to step out of my shell when I first began to engage in classroom discourse, and again when I initiated AICE study groups. I have seen the same people on Monday mornings and Saturday afternoons. Who knows if these friends are friends for life, but they have definitely been friends for four years.

rnsnz18 10 / 33 4  
Dec 31, 2016   #2
@agoldie
I really liked your first essay, it shows you have a passion for literature, the second one I really dont know if they just want a description or if there is a better way to approach that essay, maybe if you share an experience about where you live will make it more memorable. For the third one, the first paragraph seems a good introduction, but in the second one you should explain why it made you a leader, since think that is the quality that shaped you. Your last two senteces are the ones with no relevanve and you should change then for emphasize on your leadership


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