For an activity that was important to me on the common app, I put weightlifting. For my personal statement, I am writing about an activity that is important to me. For that, I’m choosing weightlifting also. Do you think they’ll care that both the short answer and essay are on the same topic? I’m not going to be repetetive in them; my short answer focuses on how I decided to join and how it’s been a good experience, whereas my essay focuses on my developement as a student through weightlifting.
Do you think this is OK? I’m probably doing this for harvards.