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Brown University Short Answers: Why I'm drawn to economics and writing/My Asian Heritage


SilverKnight 15 / 55 4  
Dec 21, 2013   #1
As always, welcome to any kind of criticism.

Why are you drawn to the area(s) of study you indicated?

My primary interests are Economics and Writing. Where economics is concerned, my interest began when I was twelve. One time, I had to watch my dad's stocks and the constant up-and-down patterns captured my curiosity. During my research, I was introduced to the field of economics and I discovered many intriguing things, especially how the USD's value is entirely dependent on faith. When it comes to writing, I can't say enough about how much enjoy it. I like writing essays, philosophical papers, poetry, and most of all, fiction. There's something special about molding words together to breathe life into what would otherwise be a blank piece of paper that really gets me going. In some cases, I spend up to an hour working on a paragraph until it comes out the way I want it to. If given the opportunity, I would gladly double major in these fields.

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.

There are a lot of good things that come with being Asian; the home cooking is awesome, orderliness is basically an inherent trait, and everyone automatically assumes that you are a genius. I am very proud of my heritage, but make no mistake, I am not your stereotypical Asian. For one thing, I have made it a point to not allow other people's perception of what an Asian should be like to limit my pursuits. They told me I wasn't supposed to be interested in writing, but I still want to be a writer. They told me I wasn't supposed to be an athlete, but I have earned varsity letters in two sports. Aside from that, having others predetermine my interests based on my ethnicity has taught me something very important. It has taught me to look at who a person is instead of what a person is.
akshay1996 5 / 11  
Dec 22, 2013   #2
Your community supplement is amazing. I honestly felt proud of myself for being Asian at that moment!

Although your first answer to the "Brown areas of study" is good, being completely certain on a field isn't necessarily the best thing. Try to show them that you have an open mind and that you are someone who is willing to embrace the open curriculum.


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