<p>Don't be all random in your EC's. Make them something that is enjoyable to you and is relevant.</p>
<p>Enjoyable because: You honestly do not want to do something just because it would "look good for college." In 10th grade, I joined a school club that I really didn't care much about because I thought that it would round me out (I'm a very right-brained English person and this was a science club). However, I was not too enthused about it, so I dropped it. It is better to join something that you enjoy because you will be more dedicated. Plus, when someone does an activity just to look impressive, it usually comes off as snobby or fake. </p>
<p>So seriously, if you enjoy Asian poetry, do that. If you enjoy music, do that. If you enjoy doing robotics, do that. Don't try to impress colleges by being fake.</p>
<p>Relevant: Make your EC's relevant to you and your future plans. If you want to do something medical, try to be a candy striper at the local hospital or something like that. For example, I want to study to be an English teacher, some of my EC's are:
Teacher part- I have been tutoring since 8th grade.
English part- Involved member of school's Poetry Club and will run for office next year. I also volunteer in my school library and church library. </p>
<p>Relevance, passion, and dedication will make your EC's more powerful.</p>