What qualities do you look for in a partner? Use an adjective (e.g. ten-fingered, charming, British)
In kindergarten, what did you want to be when you grew up? (e.g. astronaut, bus driver, dental hygienist)
Name a Brown-ism as an adjective (e.g. interdisciplinary, hegemonic, etc.)
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve read about on Wikipedia?
Pair a sexually ambiguous verb in past tense with a random noun (e.g. blew, rode, blasted a hot dog)
What do you really do in class? Write as a present participle (e.g. sleeping, stalking cute hockey boys, trying not to pee)
What would you do for a Klondike Bar? Write as a present participle (e.g. killing a man using a fishing hook, petting a hedgehog…backwards, taking Orgo)
If you were on “Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe” what would you want your job to be, capitalized and pluralized? (e.g. Pig Breeders, Subsitute Teachers, Porta-Potty Technicians)
What angsty blog/social network site did you use in junior high? (e.g. Xanga, Livejournal, etc.)
Give me an odd form of news delivery, capitalized (e.g. Skywriting, Telegram)
Give me a group noun (e.g. herd).
What’s your spirit animal, pluralized?
Give me a superpower, and in the present participle, give me something weird you can do and something you did in fifth grade (e.g. telekinesis, licking my tongue, eating grass).
What was a catch word from 8th grade?
What strange or awesome title would you like to have?
I found your program through Brown University’s , and I thought I’d be a candidate for your program. I would bring a background to your program, and the summer would help me advance my interests in .
My work at Brown has prepared and interested me for work in your program. My freshman year, I in Professor Carberry’s lab. Classes consisted of me , and last year, I further pursued my passion by . It was through this formative experience that I was able to become competitive in the field.
But academics are not my only strengths: I also am very involved in several extracurricular activities outside of the classroom. In addition to being an active member of the Future of America, I also write a weekly for the Brown Daily . Through these experiences, I have learned how to work in a of fellow . Finally, as I’ve pursued several personal interests, I have acquired numerous useful skills such as , , and ..
I hope to hear from you soon. I can visit anytime, or you can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.