Monthly Archives: June 2016

A Summer Summary

The number of days and pages separating London and me continues to shrink, and my excitement just keeps growing! After finishing The Old Curiosity Shop, I read four stories from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, and Mrs. Dalloway,¬†and all of them were wonderful in their own ways. Somehow, the same […]

Application Essay Composition Guide: Part III

(In order to keep things bite-sized, this application essay composition guide will be in three parts! This is part three.) After you have gained an understanding of the function of the application essay (see part I) and considered how you should or shouldn’t approach the prompt and topic selection (see part II), you are ready […]

London Calling: Planning the Trip!

First of all, a quick update on my progress on the London reading list. So far, I have read the pieces from Samuel Pepys’ diary, The Old Curiosity Shop, and three and a half of my four Sherlock Holmes stories. The Old Curiosity Shop was excellent, of course. The London of Little Nell and Mr. […]