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Can I start my essay creatively (like this) for Brown?


bkim7027 1 / -  
Dec 28, 2009   #1
one of Brown's short answer questions is this:
Please tell us more about your interest in Brown: Why does Brown appeal to you as
a college option? Who or what has influenced your decision to apply?

i'm trying to think of a creative way to start my answer out. here's one way i thought about starting it:

Brown University was Seth Cohen's dream school. And Seth Cohen was my dream man. Of course, it may sound a bit ludicrous that a fictional character from a teen drama seriously influenced my choice of college. However, if it weren't for Seth Cohen from The O.C., I truly may have never discovered Brown's...

is this interesting? would it set me apart (in a good way)? or is it just something that i should avoid?
Pfannekuchen 1 / 7  
Dec 28, 2009   #2
I love it!
No it really sets you apart, the beginning is important!
Would you mind taking a look at mine?

Thanks and good luck!
justbee 3 / 9  
Dec 28, 2009   #3
As a total O.C. addict, I admit that I thought about mentioning Seth as well :)
I love how you used the reference!
LewisClark13 1 / 9  
Dec 28, 2009   #4
As long as you back up the rest of the essay with something other than the OC, I think that it'll be fine!
hlk5065 1 / 3  
Dec 28, 2009   #5
thank you so much to all three of you!
i just wanted to make sure the admissions people would take my answer seriously haha. but after reading your opinions, i definitely think i'll stick with this!

thanks again!


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