Maybe I Could Be...

Describe the courses of study and the unique characteristics of the University of Pennsylvania that most interest you. Why do these interests make you a good match for Penn?

Maybe, I could be the next Lorene Cary, whose novel, The Price of a Child was selected to unite the city under the 2003 “One Book, One Philadelphia” project. Maybe, I could be one of the few students who stay up until three in the morning trying to piece together the Daily Pennsylvanian, or maybe I could take part in the closely-knit community of Kelly Writers House. Maybe, above all, I could explore my interests in words by studying English and Creative Writing, Comparative Literature and Communication at Penn.

At Penn, I can explore the power and beauty of words. Starting in second grade when I received a savings bond for my story about pandas and continuing through recent AP Language and Literature courses, I know that I really enjoy writing. Penn’s renowned faculty and courses like Lise Funderburg’s Creative Nonfiction Writing will allow me to articulate my thoughts in the most creative and persuasive way possible. I have also glimpsed the power of communication from crafting a presentation for the Mayor of Bridgeport and the City Council on urban school enrichment programs. With this taste of how powerful I can make words, I want to apply my interests as a potential reporter or columnist for the Daily Pennsylvanian. With...

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