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?
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!
As a total O.C. addict, I admit that I thought about mentioning Seth as well :)
I love how you used the reference!
As long as you back up the rest of the essay with something other than the OC, I think that it'll be fine!
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!