Asian ECs

<p>Are these ECs too "Asian"?</p>

<p>I asked the admissions thread and they said that asian ECs are math and science and playing an instrument at age 3.</p>

<p>Here are my ECs</p>

<p>National Art Honor Society
Citizen Club
Track
Cross Country
Origami Club
Newspaper Photographer
Volunteering in Taiwan (island near china)</p>

<p>I'm going to emphasize the origami part (essays?) because I started the club and I am a youtube partner for my videos. I will probably join an origami society in chicago and maybe get a position. </p>

<p>IMO I don't think these are Asian ECs. I have no math or science and no other Asians would dare to put origami as one of the most important activities.</p>

<p>Do what you enjoy. Asian stereotypes should not influence whether you participate in a certain activity, nor should they cause you to participate in something that you don't want to.</p>

<p>You didn't answer the question</p>

<p>Yes, I did.</p>

<p>National Art Honor Society-Yeah sorta asian but still good
Citizen Club-I don't really know what this is but from my guess I'd say not very asian
Track-Good
Cross Country-Good
Origami Club-Definitely asian but it's fine
Newspaper Photographer-Pretty good
Volunteering in Taiwan (island near china)-Well it's still volunteering so even though it's asian it's still good</p>

<p>I'd suggest finding a leadership position in your class council/student council if your school has one, and also playing a sport like football/lacrosse/baseball. Also, sort of off topic, but make sure you get better grades in the more subjective subjects.</p>

<p>Oh, I forgot to mention im going to be vp in citizen club, which is a like a politics club. I also might get a position in NAHS</p>

<p>And Silverturtle, the question was meant to be "do my ECs look asian", not "what should I change". I wouldnt do an EC if I didnt like it, and I like my current ECs a lot. For example, I hated Science Olympiad and Math team was too hard. I like running too much to do a sport im not very good at like football and baseball</p>

<p>^ Your question was whether your ECs are "too Asian." There is no such thing; ECs are considered within the context of your opportunities, not your race.</p>

<p>Okay well I was just thinking about sports in which at least in my school not many asians participate in. Good job with the leadership, and get more if you can.</p>

<p>@silverturtle:
Seriously, if you don't want to answer his question, just don't post. No need to argue over whether or not it is a valid question.</p>

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Seriously, if you don't want to answer his question, just don't post. No need to argue over whether or not it is a valid question.

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<p>If an uninformed poster poses an invalid question, I will not hesitate to post in order to inform him or her.</p>

<p>^how's the SAT guide going?</p>

<p>porkperson, you started an origami club? That is epic. And I'm jealous that your school has an Art Honor Society. My origami skills are limited to making paper planes (and occasionally cranes), but I would definitely join such a club if my school had one :p.</p>

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no other Asians would dare to put origami as one of the most important activities.

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<p>Haha, I totally would.</p>

<p>all questions are valid, just some are less relevent.</p>

<p>So to just answer your question. Yes.</p>

<p>......but wait.....TRACK....Herro!!!! that balances it out.</p>

<p>Honestly, the origami club sure beats the chinese student association that i joined when i was a freshman, and i too had football to balance that out. </p>

<p>I think you are okay bud, and there is nothing wrong in joining all the asian clubs, you are just more culturally aware than others.</p>

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all questions are valid, just some are less relevent.

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<p>The phrase too Asian renders the question invalid.</p>

<p>^haha, I'm in agreement with silverturtle. High post count usually correlates with a greater deal of knowledge regarding ECs and, frankly, whatever else the topic may be. 7,084>600..."elementary my dear watson"</p>

<p>How does that phrase render the question invalid? As ipam said, there is no such thing as an invalid question. Questions can be either asked and answered either objectively or subjectively. This is an example where both are subjective. The OP is asking whether we think his extracurricular activities are "too asian" in our opinion for a college app, being that "too asian" means fundamentally the same as all other applications submitted by asians for college, examples including violin, piano, math, etc. In which case there are simple answers, yes or no, and anything in between, no answers being wrong, as legitimate as the question itself. I don't hesitate to assume a senior member such as you will have an understanding of what "too asian" constitutes in college apps, at least based on the context of this discussion site, so you should be able to answer the question without including irrelevant judgment of the "validity" of the question itself.</p>

<p>On a different note, let's not continue this discussion on this thread, thereby flooding it with useless comments, but rather bring it to a more appropriate thread.</p>

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how's the SAT guide going?

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<p>I resumed work on it today, having been away for the last several days. I am still hoping to meet my end-of-month goal, though.</p>

<p>Kind of off topic, but look at how cool some of this origami is. Its one square sheet of paper without cutting.</p>

<p><a href="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/29/43366668_d1d91f4bbe.jpg%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://farm1.static.flickr.com/29/43366668_d1d91f4bbe.jpg&lt;/a>
<a href="http://chosetec.darkclan.net/origami/mensetmanus2/mensetmanus2b.jpg%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://chosetec.darkclan.net/origami/mensetmanus2/mensetmanus2b.jpg&lt;/a> <---- MIT Logo
<a href="http://www.folders.jp/g/2005/0501_1.jpg%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.folders.jp/g/2005/0501_1.jpg&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>^ Those are pretty cool!</p>

<p>I don't see tennis, piano or violin on there! so it's not that asian :) I think you're all good...</p>

<p>^^ nice origami :D</p>

<p>^ there is no way that origami is one sheet of paper</p>

<p>@porkperson: OMG.</p>