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Cramming as much as possible in Common App Activity section looks bad?

durbandurban 39 replies18 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
edited August 17 in Common Application
I tried to cram as much as possible into 150 character limit for the activities section.
Note: This is a different question from saying "can i put 10 activities" I am talking about for one activity how i explain in the 150 chracter limit

This is a sample of one of what I did. Look at the formatting how I tried to remove every space possible and would put words together with capitals to differentitate the word, abbreviated a lot, etc.. does this make me look like a try-hard or something and thus look bad because there is no grammar of course?

Note: Removed/Altered content because of some personal info, so dont worry abt content just understand how i've formatted my info:

StudentScientistAcademy solving challenges.Interviewed by NBC abt [email protected]
edited August 17
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  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse 29248 replies57 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I can’t even make out much from that. Why don’t you do like everyone else? AOs reading through hundreds of apps are not likely to appreciate this
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  • skieuropeskieurope 38873 replies6864 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    does this make me look like a try-hard or something and thus look bad because there is no grammar of course?
    Answer to part 1: YES

    Answer to part 2: oh hell, YES

    You example is unreadable. Editing is a skill which every AP will look for and appreciate.
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  • disneygirl2020disneygirl2020 2 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    I think your response if very hard to read.
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  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse 29248 replies57 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    You are far better off with several very well chosen activities than having so much you can barely cram it in the space provided. It’s quality, not quantity. If you have so many separate activities, there isn’t likely enough time to have committed worthwhile efforts into them.
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