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mit admissions

perception Permalink

6 minute read

Over the summer, I’ve centered on a fear that I have in graduate school — the idea that people will judge me solely based on my research, and nothing else.

trying to figure it out Permalink

2 minute read

Whether I like it or not, my senior year at MIT is coming to a close. Classes are done, grades are in, and I’m beginning a senior-year road trip with a group...

what i learned from classes Permalink

6 minute read

A few days ago, I was talking with Nisha and other friends, and the subject of what we learned at MIT came up. Now that this semester’s over, I’ve done some ...

scootin’ and zoomin’ Permalink

5 minute read

Way back in September, I had the difficult, difficult task of writing my blogger bio. It includes the following paragraph: the silly: you may see me zooming ...

leaning in Permalink

18 minute read

I am starting this post on Thursday, April 8, 2021, and today, it could be a little bit warmer. I’ve been sitting outside the Stud for about half an hour, ea...

continuing Permalink

7 minute read

These blogs exist for many reasons. Show prospective students what MIT is like, the good and the bad. Give comfort and advice about your applications. And to...

coronavirus, one year later Permalink

30 minute read

Over the past few weeks, coronavirus went from not being relevant to me to the only thing that I talked about with people, the only thing that I could think ...

in honor of tau Permalink

8 minute read

In honor of blog post number 6283≈1000τ, I’ve decided to do a post dedicated to my favorite number. Here, τ (the Greek letter tau, usually pronounced to rhym...

four weeks in the life Permalink

6 minute read

I was taking a look at my calendar for next week, and I thought that it looked utterly barren. (Thanks, quarantine.) So I thought of something fun to do — go...

fun facts about random stuff Permalink

4 minute read

I’ve potatoed so much over the past few weeks of break — lounging in bed for hours, playing games, watching sports, etc. But one not-quite-potato thing that ...

on success, meaning, and time Permalink

18 minute read

This post is a culmination of many things that I’ve been thinking about throughout college and high school, but things which that have become much more urgen...

science bowl Permalink

4 minute read

I feel like I’ve been involved in science bowl forever. In 8th grade, my middle school science teacher started a team at my school, and I loved it. Science b...

17,707 words Permalink

8 minute read

This (mostly) isn’t a post about application essay advice. But, if you’re feeling like you need that, scroll below the bullet points for some essay advice fr...

dormspam-the-game Permalink

18 minute read

You might have read Kathleen’s earlier blog posts about a little thing called dormspam-the-game, an MIT-wide competition with 452 different players across al...

in search of a reset day Permalink

4 minute read

I spent this summer in a relatively “chill” state. My UROP that I did for the first half of the summer had only one real “deadline”, and that was towards the...

decisions, decisions Permalink

8 minute read

I like to think that people are defined by two things — the values that they hold and the choices that they make. So I figured that a half-decent way of intr...

how do i even blog

3 minute read

I have wanted to be an MIT Admissions blogger for a very long time. I’ve found records of me sending blogs to my high school friends spring of my junior year...

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grad school

perception Permalink

6 minute read

Over the summer, I’ve centered on a fear that I have in graduate school — the idea that people will judge me solely based on my research, and nothing else.

leaning in Permalink

18 minute read

I am starting this post on Thursday, April 8, 2021, and today, it could be a little bit warmer. I’ve been sitting outside the Stud for about half an hour, ea...

continuing Permalink

7 minute read

These blogs exist for many reasons. Show prospective students what MIT is like, the good and the bad. Give comfort and advice about your applications. And to...

on success, meaning, and time Permalink

18 minute read

This post is a culmination of many things that I’ve been thinking about throughout college and high school, but things which that have become much more urgen...

17,707 words Permalink

8 minute read

This (mostly) isn’t a post about application essay advice. But, if you’re feeling like you need that, scroll below the bullet points for some essay advice fr...

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choices

leaning in Permalink

18 minute read

I am starting this post on Thursday, April 8, 2021, and today, it could be a little bit warmer. I’ve been sitting outside the Stud for about half an hour, ea...

leaning in Permalink

18 minute read

I am starting this post on Thursday, April 8, 2021, and today, it could be a little bit warmer. I’ve been sitting outside the Stud for about half an hour, ea...

continuing Permalink

7 minute read

These blogs exist for many reasons. Show prospective students what MIT is like, the good and the bad. Give comfort and advice about your applications. And to...

on choices, arbitrariness, and storytelling

13 minute read

As I think more about applying to grad school and reflecting on my own MIT experience, there’s been a few different themes that keep coming up. These themes ...

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long

leaning in Permalink

18 minute read

I am starting this post on Thursday, April 8, 2021, and today, it could be a little bit warmer. I’ve been sitting outside the Stud for about half an hour, ea...

coronavirus, one year later Permalink

30 minute read

Over the past few weeks, coronavirus went from not being relevant to me to the only thing that I talked about with people, the only thing that I could think ...

on success, meaning, and time Permalink

18 minute read

This post is a culmination of many things that I’ve been thinking about throughout college and high school, but things which that have become much more urgen...

on choices, arbitrariness, and storytelling

13 minute read

As I think more about applying to grad school and reflecting on my own MIT experience, there’s been a few different themes that keep coming up. These themes ...

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personness

perception Permalink

6 minute read

Over the summer, I’ve centered on a fear that I have in graduate school — the idea that people will judge me solely based on my research, and nothing else.

on choices, arbitrariness, and storytelling

13 minute read

As I think more about applying to grad school and reflecting on my own MIT experience, there’s been a few different themes that keep coming up. These themes ...

beginnings

1 minute read

Hi! Welcome to my website! (And the first blog post on it!)

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blogging

17,707 words Permalink

8 minute read

This (mostly) isn’t a post about application essay advice. But, if you’re feeling like you need that, scroll below the bullet points for some essay advice fr...

decisions, decisions Permalink

8 minute read

I like to think that people are defined by two things — the values that they hold and the choices that they make. So I figured that a half-decent way of intr...

how do i even blog

3 minute read

I have wanted to be an MIT Admissions blogger for a very long time. I’ve found records of me sending blogs to my high school friends spring of my junior year...

Back to Top ↑

ESP

four weeks in the life Permalink

6 minute read

I was taking a look at my calendar for next week, and I thought that it looked utterly barren. (Thanks, quarantine.) So I thought of something fun to do — go...

beginnings

1 minute read

Hi! Welcome to my website! (And the first blog post on it!)

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pedagogy

in honor of tau Permalink

8 minute read

In honor of blog post number 6283≈1000τ, I’ve decided to do a post dedicated to my favorite number. Here, τ (the Greek letter tau, usually pronounced to rhym...

better explained

2 minute read

I’ve recently found1 Better Explained, a website that tries to find explain math concepts in very non-traditional ways, but ways that help people truly grasp...

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words

fun facts about random stuff Permalink

4 minute read

I’ve potatoed so much over the past few weeks of break — lounging in bed for hours, playing games, watching sports, etc. But one not-quite-potato thing that ...

fun etymologies

4 minute read

Economics graduate schools require the GRE General Test, a test of students’ knowledge in high school math, random vocabulary and passage reading, and techni...

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linguistics

fun facts about random stuff Permalink

4 minute read

I’ve potatoed so much over the past few weeks of break — lounging in bed for hours, playing games, watching sports, etc. But one not-quite-potato thing that ...

fun etymologies

4 minute read

Economics graduate schools require the GRE General Test, a test of students’ knowledge in high school math, random vocabulary and passage reading, and techni...

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careers

on success, meaning, and time Permalink

18 minute read

This post is a culmination of many things that I’ve been thinking about throughout college and high school, but things which that have become much more urgen...

on choices, arbitrariness, and storytelling

13 minute read

As I think more about applying to grad school and reflecting on my own MIT experience, there’s been a few different themes that keep coming up. These themes ...

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bridgewater

leaning in Permalink

18 minute read

I am starting this post on Thursday, April 8, 2021, and today, it could be a little bit warmer. I’ve been sitting outside the Stud for about half an hour, ea...

bridgewater

7 minute read

Last Friday, I finished up my internship at Bridgewater Associates, one of the biggest hedge funds in the world. I worked as an Investment Logic Engineer, wh...

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finance

leaning in Permalink

18 minute read

I am starting this post on Thursday, April 8, 2021, and today, it could be a little bit warmer. I’ve been sitting outside the Stud for about half an hour, ea...

bridgewater

7 minute read

Last Friday, I finished up my internship at Bridgewater Associates, one of the biggest hedge funds in the world. I worked as an Investment Logic Engineer, wh...

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growth

leaning in Permalink

18 minute read

I am starting this post on Thursday, April 8, 2021, and today, it could be a little bit warmer. I’ve been sitting outside the Stud for about half an hour, ea...

bridgewater

7 minute read

Last Friday, I finished up my internship at Bridgewater Associates, one of the biggest hedge funds in the world. I worked as an Investment Logic Engineer, wh...

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busyness

four weeks in the life Permalink

6 minute read

I was taking a look at my calendar for next week, and I thought that it looked utterly barren. (Thanks, quarantine.) So I thought of something fun to do — go...

in search of a reset day Permalink

4 minute read

I spent this summer in a relatively “chill” state. My UROP that I did for the first half of the summer had only one real “deadline”, and that was towards the...

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stress

leaning in Permalink

18 minute read

I am starting this post on Thursday, April 8, 2021, and today, it could be a little bit warmer. I’ve been sitting outside the Stud for about half an hour, ea...

in search of a reset day Permalink

4 minute read

I spent this summer in a relatively “chill” state. My UROP that I did for the first half of the summer had only one real “deadline”, and that was towards the...

Back to Top ↑

grad apps

continuing Permalink

7 minute read

These blogs exist for many reasons. Show prospective students what MIT is like, the good and the bad. Give comfort and advice about your applications. And to...

17,707 words Permalink

8 minute read

This (mostly) isn’t a post about application essay advice. But, if you’re feeling like you need that, scroll below the bullet points for some essay advice fr...

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meaning

leaning in Permalink

18 minute read

I am starting this post on Thursday, April 8, 2021, and today, it could be a little bit warmer. I’ve been sitting outside the Stud for about half an hour, ea...

on success, meaning, and time Permalink

18 minute read

This post is a culmination of many things that I’ve been thinking about throughout college and high school, but things which that have become much more urgen...

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rabbit holes

better explained

2 minute read

I’ve recently found1 Better Explained, a website that tries to find explain math concepts in very non-traditional ways, but ways that help people truly grasp...

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GRE

fun etymologies

4 minute read

Economics graduate schools require the GRE General Test, a test of students’ knowledge in high school math, random vocabulary and passage reading, and techni...

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tests

fun etymologies

4 minute read

Economics graduate schools require the GRE General Test, a test of students’ knowledge in high school math, random vocabulary and passage reading, and techni...

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randomness

on choices, arbitrariness, and storytelling

13 minute read

As I think more about applying to grad school and reflecting on my own MIT experience, there’s been a few different themes that keep coming up. These themes ...

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narratives

on choices, arbitrariness, and storytelling

13 minute read

As I think more about applying to grad school and reflecting on my own MIT experience, there’s been a few different themes that keep coming up. These themes ...

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influences

on choices, arbitrariness, and storytelling

13 minute read

As I think more about applying to grad school and reflecting on my own MIT experience, there’s been a few different themes that keep coming up. These themes ...

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macroeconomics

bridgewater

7 minute read

Last Friday, I finished up my internship at Bridgewater Associates, one of the biggest hedge funds in the world. I worked as an Investment Logic Engineer, wh...

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feedback

bridgewater

7 minute read

Last Friday, I finished up my internship at Bridgewater Associates, one of the biggest hedge funds in the world. I worked as an Investment Logic Engineer, wh...

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authenticity

decisions, decisions Permalink

8 minute read

I like to think that people are defined by two things — the values that they hold and the choices that they make. So I figured that a half-decent way of intr...

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game theory

dormspam-the-game Permalink

18 minute read

You might have read Kathleen’s earlier blog posts about a little thing called dormspam-the-game, an MIT-wide competition with 452 different players across al...

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organizing things

dormspam-the-game Permalink

18 minute read

You might have read Kathleen’s earlier blog posts about a little thing called dormspam-the-game, an MIT-wide competition with 452 different players across al...

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writing

17,707 words Permalink

8 minute read

This (mostly) isn’t a post about application essay advice. But, if you’re feeling like you need that, scroll below the bullet points for some essay advice fr...

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science bowl

science bowl Permalink

4 minute read

I feel like I’ve been involved in science bowl forever. In 8th grade, my middle school science teacher started a team at my school, and I loved it. Science b...

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success

on success, meaning, and time Permalink

18 minute read

This post is a culmination of many things that I’ve been thinking about throughout college and high school, but things which that have become much more urgen...

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productivity

on success, meaning, and time Permalink

18 minute read

This post is a culmination of many things that I’ve been thinking about throughout college and high school, but things which that have become much more urgen...

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history

fun facts about random stuff Permalink

4 minute read

I’ve potatoed so much over the past few weeks of break — lounging in bed for hours, playing games, watching sports, etc. But one not-quite-potato thing that ...

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math

in honor of tau Permalink

8 minute read

In honor of blog post number 6283≈1000τ, I’ve decided to do a post dedicated to my favorite number. Here, τ (the Greek letter tau, usually pronounced to rhym...

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coronavirus

coronavirus, one year later Permalink

30 minute read

Over the past few weeks, coronavirus went from not being relevant to me to the only thing that I talked about with people, the only thing that I could think ...

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esp

coronavirus, one year later Permalink

30 minute read

Over the past few weeks, coronavirus went from not being relevant to me to the only thing that I talked about with people, the only thing that I could think ...

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bikes

scootin’ and zoomin’ Permalink

5 minute read

Way back in September, I had the difficult, difficult task of writing my blogger bio. It includes the following paragraph: the silly: you may see me zooming ...

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scooters

scootin’ and zoomin’ Permalink

5 minute read

Way back in September, I had the difficult, difficult task of writing my blogger bio. It includes the following paragraph: the silly: you may see me zooming ...

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transportation

scootin’ and zoomin’ Permalink

5 minute read

Way back in September, I had the difficult, difficult task of writing my blogger bio. It includes the following paragraph: the silly: you may see me zooming ...

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chalkboards

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classes

what i learned from classes Permalink

6 minute read

A few days ago, I was talking with Nisha and other friends, and the subject of what we learned at MIT came up. Now that this semester’s over, I’ve done some ...

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policy

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latex

making a problem set template

1 minute read

This summer, I’m trying to do non-academic preparation for grad school. This means that I’m not trying to read papers, or study ahead in textbooks, etc. Inst...

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psets

making a problem set template

1 minute read

This summer, I’m trying to do non-academic preparation for grad school. This means that I’m not trying to read papers, or study ahead in textbooks, etc. Inst...

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