Does a classroom monologue count as an EC?
Hi guys. Sorry if I write too long. I am taking a gap year to fill in some ECs, and when I was filling the common app, something struck my mind: can I include my monologue in the activities section? It was in tenth grade. In our English class, we were taught a very unconventional story. It was called "Virtually true" (I think), and it was about a boy's adventure in virtual reality games. After the class, I thought of writing a monologue (basically a long speech) on the history of video games. So I gathered TONS of info, wrote the speech, but was shy to speak. So my friends convinced me to speak, and requested our teacher to let me do so. So my monologue lasted for HALF-AN-HOUR without any break, and everyone, including my teacher, clapped. I felt like I had actually accomplished something. So the bottom line: should I include this in my ECs? Will the admissions officers count it? Or will they laugh it off? I committed a lot of time into crafting and then condensing it. Moreover, I am applying for Computer Science. So would this speech, in the opinion of colleges (especially selective ones), somewhat demonstrate my interest in computer science (as in the speech, I mentioned various kinds of technological advances and world records, not just release dates)??? Please help me, I am at a crucial stage.