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When applying to Brown, you’ll be doing a fair bit of writing; there are essays on the CommonApp, essays on the Brown supplement, and essays that haunt you in your dreams. Perhaps your English teacher has red-penned your papers more than a few times for some of the following grammatical errors; they are mistakes that are […]

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How to Enjoy a College Fair

A couple of months ago I was representing Brown at the Summer@Brown college fair and though the kids I met were great I also noticed some general (and avoidable) anxiety on behalf of many of them. Of course, some nervousness is only natural – hordes of teenagers, admission officers to meet, and only a few […]

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Applying to college can obviously be a stressful time for high school students. But what you may not realize is that this process can also be very nerve-wracking for your parents. This is, after all, the first step of your journey towards independence, which, while exciting for you, may be, well, terrifying to your parents. […]

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