Yeah, I'm taking on the challenge. I'm going to be a junior this sept. and I've become obsessive with preparing a good enough repertoire to present to Penn.
I go to this school in Manhattan for the performing arts. It's called Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and it specializes in dance, drama, vocal, instrumental, etc. So I major in instrumental music and it's a big thing in my high school career. My diploma will be stamped with the Instrumental Music Studio (given that i completed all the requirements, which i will..psh)
And that school was not easy to get into. In NYC there is a group of elite public high schools, the Ivies of NY, if you will. They are called specialized high schools and i attend one of em.
I'm going to write that essay that Penn is assigning to applicants, about the random page of their autobio. I'm thinking about writing about how i prepared for the audtion to get into that high school of mine. It should allow Penn to get an idea of how dedicated i am in preparing the perfect application, right? And also they may tie in that perhaps i did the same preparation with Penn's app?
oh my god! the fame high school! hey, you should chill. You're gonna be a Junior next year? please, do yourself a favor and forget about your college essays for another 12 months. Seriously. work on getting your scores next year, and then write the essays.
heh but they haven't changed the question for like..years. It would be totally random. But i have an OCD problem (lolz) and I can't stop thinking about the essays. I'm not writing them NOW just making an outline to build up enough info so i can write the best essay i possibly can. With grades, i guess there's no problem. I live in another borough and to get to manhattan takes like an hour so while i'm on the train with those weird old men smiling at me, i can like fill in little by little, but i just would like to know if writing about my app preparation to audition for Fame would show em i am worthy. That's all.
With grades, i guess there's no problem. I live in another borough and to get to manhattan takes like an hour so while i'm on the train with those weird old men smiling at me, i can like fill in little by little.
Okay, you attend a school that specializes in the performing arts. Most of the students who attend, laguardia, stuyvesant, bronx science, bklyn tech, hunter, townsend harris, down to the zone high school all commute to school on the nyc subway/bus/ferry, etc. Riding the subway makes you outstanding how?
I'm going to write that essay that Penn is assigning to applicants, about the random page of their autobio. I'm thinking about writing about how i prepared for the audtion to get into that high school of mine. It should allow Penn to get an idea of how dedicated i am in preparing the perfect application, right?
You do know that beginning this year Penn is accepting the common app?
So writing your essays now using Penn's application may be a waste of your time because most likely they will shift totally to the common app and just have supplements for its different schools.
Others have said it best. You are a rising junior. Chill, try to take the most rigerous courses your school offers and do well. Start taking the SATs/ ACT's SAT IIs and do well.
Yes, I do mean that i will write it while commuting. I suggest, in the nicest way possible, that you read carefully. No, but Penn gets bookish people all the time. Can you name another high school in this nation that gives a consevatory-style education in the arts as well as academics? You can read this:
Also no one from my school applies. Most of them want to go to conservatories and such. My point is, that's what makes me unique. Penn knows I read. Penn doesn't know i play intruments and act under conservatory-level education (which i probably will not pursue in college anyway).
i meant that as a comparison, but maybe my friend mixed it up. I know the difference between it, but i took it as comparing Penn to PSU. whoops. Well in any case, Penn would still accept the regular application right? They are not limited to the Common App, no way! That sounds too ....far-fetched.
just curious - but with this essay, is your autobiography up till now or till the time you feel ur life should end in the future?
does that make sense? like, is the 300 pgs abt 17 yrs of life or 95? so would u write about 10th grd on pg217 (for ex) or abt ur grandchildren when u were in ur 60s?