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So, as all incoming Brown freshmen know, we have to write a letter to our adviser based on the book The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat. I thus have a few questions to ask any fellow to-be Brunonians.
How long is your letter?
My current draft is 1700 words long, aka 3 pages on word. I'm afraid this is too long, and I have a few sections I could edit out, but I feel like there are some interesting points there which I'm rather recalcitrant about removing. My dad said my adviser might not read the whole thing, if it's too long - but do you think that's true? Should I shorten it for the adviser's benefit and to avoid undue fatigue?
Did you talk more about the book, or more about yourself?
I thought there were quite a few interesting aspects in the book on which I expounded in my letter. However, they don't really relate to me or my goals at Brown. Should I chop those, or keep them in for interest's sake?
Please give me some pointers, I'm a bit at a loss here!