So, what kind of EC's are YOU putting on the common app?

<p>Just an innocuous question. I want to see what other people have as their EC's. Personally, I have about 1 EC that I spend about 10-20 hours a week doing. How about you guys?</p>

<p>Golf
Volunteering
Newspaper
Model UN
Orchestra
Singing
Musicals/Plays</p>

<p>Leadership positions in all of the above (captain, editor-in-chief, secretary-general, soloist, etc).</p>

<p>Not that great but:</p>

<p>Ethiopian Orthodox youth group ( founder)~ 8ish hours a week,during summer 20ish
Acdec(10,11,12)~ 2 hours a day.
Beta(9,10,11(Secretary),12)~2 hours a week
NHS(11,12)~1 hour a week
Mu Alpha Theta(11,12)~2 hours a week
UIL(11,12), First year I made regional but was destroyed then.</p>

<p>Oh, and mine are all 9,10,11,12.</p>

<p>Wow helpwithschools, how many hours a week do you spend doing that stuff?</p>

<p>Yearbook (2nd year Ed-In-Chief) (10, 11, 12)
Drama (2nd year Pres) (9, 10, 11, 12)
Working at a Daycare (11, 12)
Silver Knights Project (started school's organic vegetable garden) (12)
Student Council (Treasurer) (10, 11, 12)
Newspaper (Opinions Editor) (12)</p>

<p>Do you think that it looks good to fill in all the EC spaces? I was only planning on putting my 7 main ECs (I had originally thought that the common app only had 7 spaces). Should I fill in the remaining spots with clubs I wasn't super involved with and ones that I only did for 2 years? Personally, I don't want to do it because I think it makes it looks cluttered and detracts from my more important ones. What do you guys think? Is 7 enough?</p>

<p>I think you should just list the ones you most enjoyed that will show who you are. Resume padding isn't really necessary, in my opinion.</p>

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Wow helpwithschools, how many hours a week do you spend doing that stuff?

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Enough that I still live an amazing social life and maintain top 1 in my class.</p>