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Reusing same projects/accomplishments between UC Personal Insight Questions

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Hi I'm a rising senior who's looking to get a head start on college apps.

As I was brainstorming for the PIQs I noticed that the things I'd written for question 6, "Think about an academic subject that inspires you. Describe how you have furthered this interest inside and/or outside of the classroom." and question 7, "What have you done to make your school or your community a better place?" were both similar.

For question 6 I planned to write about my interest in computer science, backing this up by showing the various projects I'd created, the clubs I'd joined, and the courses I'd taken on my own time.

However, some of these projects I also mentioned in my brainstorming for question 7. The majority of my projects have had something to do with helping high school students in academics or their careers. For example a website I'm working on currently helps consolidate workshops, internships, and volunteer opportunities for high school students into one website.

I'd planned to focus on the technical things I'd learned in question 6, while also mentioning how I motivated myself to do them. In question 7, I'd focus more on how the things I made help my community, in this case other high schoolers like me, and also how I came up with the ideas.

Is it ok to mention some of the same projects/accomplishments in separate prompts? I read in multiple websites that I should not be repeating accomplishments.

Thanks in advance.
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