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 How to Tell a College you Love Them
      I am lazy, and as such, I feel that anyone who asks me a repetitive question will get, in return, a repetitive answer (especially when college applications are concerned).

    I have collected below three essay responses to the age old question of "Why". Although each of the three prestigious schools phrased their questions differently, 'Why' will always be 'Why' in this ex-applicant's book. I provide the essays in the order I wrote them and have given you the benefit of making any original text red so that you can skip over anything I've said to the other schools.

    I hope you enjoy these carefully penned love letters of hopeful matriculation as much as I did writing them. And although it is sad I never sent in my applications to these schools (thanks to this little baby) it would have been fun to see if my infatuations matured into anything, well, more...

To Brown:
   I have found that experience and knowledge are crucial in enjoying life to its fullest. Having a foundation of facts, feelings, and moments to be able to use in interpreting and navigating the present can not only allow for a more rewarding voyage, but a safer one too. "The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled." This quote by Plutarch sums up what I am looking for. Many of the facts that would enrich my life I could get from any book and save lots of money in doing so - but to be able to have myself tested, challenged, in otherwords achieve an educational trial by fire - that is priceless. Brown has long caught my eye as a place where my classes would do less of the filling and more of the kindling - Where my desire to study history will turn in to a historical lesson that my entire life, and how I perceive it, will be changed and shaped.

To Columbia:
   I have found that experience and knowledge are crucial in enjoying life to its fullest. Having a foundation of facts, feelings, and moments to be able to use in interpreting and navigating the present can not only allow for a more rewarding voyage, but a safer one too. "The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled." This quote by Plutarch sums up what I am looking for. Many of the facts that would enrich my life I could get from any book and save lots of money in doing so - but to be able to have myself tested, challenged, in otherwords achieve an educational trial by fire - that is priceless. Columbia has long caught my eye as a place where my classes would do less of the filling and more of the kindling - Where my desire to study history will turn in to a historical lesson that my entire life, and how I perceive it, will be changed and shaped.

To Georgetown:
   I have found that experience and knowledge are crucial in enjoying life to its fullest. Having a foundation of facts, feelings, and moments to be able to use in interpreting and navigating the present can not only allow for a more rewarding voyage, but a safer one too. "The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled." This quote by Plutarch sums up what I am looking for. Many of the facts that would enrich my life I could get from any book and save lots of money in doing so - but to be able to have myself tested, challenged, in otherwords achieve an educational trial by fire - that is priceless. Georgetown has long caught my eye as a place where my classes would do less of the filling and more of the kindling - Where my desire to study history will turn in to a historical lesson that my entire life, and how I perceive it, will be changed and shaped.

Creation date: Dec 12, 2006 4:33 pm     Last modified date: Dec 13, 2006 12:44 am   Last visit date: Dec 3, 2016 3:55 pm     link & embed ?...
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Dec 12, 2006  ( 2 comments )  
Dec 13, 2006  ( 1 comment )  
12/13/2006
7:14 pm
Christina Roper (croper)
made me giggle Ian... 
Oct 11, 2007  ( 1 comment )  
10/11/2007
8:43 am
(unknown)
Hahahaha! That's funny and I should try it!
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