zlnorman
zlnorman,
Brown ‘22
B.A., Latin and Ancient Greek Studies
International (UK) ED applicant to Brown with equal parts enthusiasm and advice! :)
Features Included
6
Essays
1
Schools
3
Scores
3
Advice
8
ECs
0
Sports

Background

Hometown Cheltenham, United Kingdom
GenderFemale
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
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Brown University (Providence, RI)

Applied for a B.A. in Latin and Ancient Greek Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
I had initially hoped that ‘The Flying Shack’ was named ironically. To my dismay, ‘shack’ was a more than apt description of the small, lazily painted hut through which I was to begin flying lessons. As it happened, not only the construction of the shack seemed to be outdated. Upon being greeted by my instructor, I was called ‘adorable’, stared at, and asked whether I was at his ‘robust establishment’ that day as a one-off birthday present. In fact, he...
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Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
146 Words
Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences.
When I first took on my direction of ‘Hamlet’, I quickly found that reinterpreting one of Shakespeare’s longest and most influential plays was no easy task. Despite the challenges presented to me, within six intensive months I successfully staged an incredibly exciting, inventive production. In the retelling of such powerful literature, I set the play in 1980s Texas as a power struggle between two oil companies, highlighting links between one of the most turbulent dramas ever written and one...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
150 Words
Why are you drawn to the area(s) of study you indicated earlier in this application? If you are "undecided" or not sure which Brown concentrations match your interests, consider describing more generally the academic topics or modes of thought that engage you currently.
I have been invigorated by the process of finding universal threads, both within Classics, and through the interdisciplinary approach I have employed through engaging with a comprehensive curriculum. The study of Classics cultivates a spirit of pattern seeking and problem solving through both linguistic and literary study. Whether it is pointing out the similarities between Achilles in ‘The Iliad’ and Shakespeare’s Othello, or exploring conflict between divine and man-made law in ‘Antigone’ and modern debate, being able to draw...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
202 Words
Why Brown, and why the Brown Curriculum?
I experienced a distinct moment of clarity on my campus tour of Brown somewhere between learning about the open curriculum, the Disney theme tune a cappella group, and the biting ‘Brown Noser’, when I was totally sold. Brown’s open curriculum directly appeals to my interdisciplinary approach to learning. My own High School had to adapt its curriculum to accommodate my unique interests, creating a Higher Level Classical Greek class for me alone. Persuading my traditional English boarding school of...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
94 Words
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.
In my closet sit two, hefty, startlingly pink buckets- filled to the brim with dolls. My father designs toys, and was always keen to slip me the odd unsold item- a dress, a shoe, a friend. All my life I have lived among toys, among creativity, spilling out of my closet, encircling me in worlds of endless plot and possibility. Sitting for hours on my bedroom floor, I would craft feuds, friendships, fables- engaging every ounce of inspiration and imagination...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
98 Words
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.
Walking through my house you would instantly recognise that we are a family of pilots. Its corridors are littered with everything from flying frescoes to statues caught soaring. You would also recognise that these pilots are exclusively male. Becoming the first female pilot in my family, a sense of community was crucial to my finding a sense of belonging and security within aviation. My ambassadorship of the inspiring iWOAW (Institute for Women of Aviation Worldwide) and the camaraderie developed there...
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School Specific Advice

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General Admissions Advice

How to deal with the stress of applying to college
106 Words
I took my SATs in the fall of my Junior Year, a decision I still credit as being the smartest thing I did in my application process. Getting it out of the...
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How I narrowed down my essay topics
84 Words
I originally tried to use some laboured, extended metaphor with deep, abstract meaning and weird, flowery language. Smartly, I ditched that approach. For so long...
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How I made up for low grades in high school
146 Words
I didn't get stellar SAT grades, especially in my SAT II's. As an international student, I'm sure the bar was set lower, and I was within the range of my school- but still, it certainly didn't help me to stand out from the...
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High School Performance

Unweighted GPA
4.00
 
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1410
 
SAT Score Details
 
Other SAT Scores
SAT Prep
SAT IIs

AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details6 classes and scores

Sports

Extracurriculars

ActivitiesChoir, Theater/Drama, Community Cleanup / Service, Debate Club/Team, Junior Classical League / Latin Club, School Jazz / Orchestra, Student Council / Government, Cultural
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work

Experience & Awards

Volunteer Experiences
Awards Received

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