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Writing about CC?

happysunnyshinehappysunnyshine Registered User Posts: 1,202 Member
edited May 2010 in College Essays
Is it ok to write about one's CC experience or at least mention CC?

Thanks.
Post edited by happysunnyshine on

Replies to: Writing about CC?

  • happymunkeehappymunkee Registered User Posts: 134 Junior Member
    i wouldn't lol

    IMO i wouldn't write about the internet...life lessons over the internet? I think the impact the internet on someone--especially a forum for college admissions may seem pretty bad. Hanging out on CC may give the impression that your ec's are solely based on college-admissions and not out of your own interests

    kind of related: i know someone who wanted to write about being an mod on this small forum online on his resume for his job. horrible idea lol
  • haavainhaavain Registered User Posts: 794 Member
    I would avoid it because as an applicant, you want to appear totally uncalculated, and just being on CC testifies to some level of calculation in terms of admissions.
  • lyc0r1slyc0r1s Registered User Posts: 227 Junior Member
    well honestly it depends on what angle you take with it. For instance, I think something like...
    I was a well-rounded student, taking part in all of these activities blah blah blah
    and THEN
    I discovered CC
    For a while I was shocked at how obssessed some people were with stats
    then one day I had a revelation about how I shouldn't really stress about this stuff and just be myself.
    Something along those lines would be okay. Not stellar, but okay.
  • ZenTsukiZenTsuki - Posts: 35 Junior Member
    It's very dangerous, but like lyc0r1s said, it depends on the angle. For example, if you tackled it as where you found comfort in CC and realized you wanted to comfort other people in life after school, that could work. Just be sure not to seem overly-obsessive about college admissions. A healthy worry about college is normal and expected by adcoms, but obsessive=bad.
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