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"Briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activites..."

jkaufmanjkaufman Posts: 1,065Registered User Member
edited September 2010 in Common Application
Is this section meant to be strictly informative or am I still supposed to be showing off writing skills and using big words. Obviously write in complete sentences and stuff but like what is the tone supposed to be like and should I just be trying to cram a ton of info in under 150 words?
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Replies to: "Briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activites..."

  • MW2isawesomeMW2isawesome Posts: 387Registered User Member
    I second this question. Anyone care to post a good example of one (perhaps from a past year)?
  • griffengriffen Posts: 1,033Registered User Member
    As with everything you do in your apps, if you see an opportunity to show your personality while also being directly responsive to the prompt, that's the best way to respond.
  • StressedoutNOTStressedoutNOT Posts: 25Registered User New Member
    how important is it keepit under 150? I mean mine's 254 and I can't trim anymore.
  • jgraiderjgraider Posts: 2,845Registered User Senior Member
    ^Well it has to fit in the space. Have you looked at the print preview?
  • perfectpixieperfectpixie Posts: 2,803Registered User Senior Member
    Another question to add-Is it better if the activity is the one you're most involved in?
  • BillyMcBillyMc Posts: 7,753. Senior Member
    It seems to me like you should choose the activity that means the most to you, explain why in an eloquent fashion, and follow the rules. Don't ask other applicants if it's okay to disregard the rules.
  • jgraiderjgraider Posts: 2,845Registered User Senior Member
    I would say either the activity that you are most involved in or one that is particularly unique/unusual
  • perfectpixieperfectpixie Posts: 2,803Registered User Senior Member
    Thanks for your advice!I'm kinda confused about exactly what to write.Should it be more like a list of achievements(I dont like the idea),or a comprehensive summary explaining how the procedure in a regular day concerning the activity?
    Or,could a person just narrate one significant incident that concerns the activity?
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