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Passion or Leadership in EC's?

Gorbachev_SezGorbachev_Sez Registered User Posts: 560 Member
edited August 2005 in What Are My Chances?
Quick question:

I was editor in chief of my school's yearbook, but I only did yearbook for one year (I've done other journalism stuff, though). I also did Speech/Debate for 3 years and Spanish tutoring for 3 years, but I never won any really important awards. I went to regionals for speech, and I have some random awards, but I'm nothing special. I only have one slot left on my Common App. Should I pick Spanish tutoring, Speech/Debate, or Yearbook?
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Replies to: Passion or Leadership in EC's?

  • Gorbachev_SezGorbachev_Sez Registered User Posts: 560 Member
    Bump, I say.
  • theoneotheoneo Registered User Posts: 6,934 Senior Member
    If you're applying under a major in English, journalism, political science, public policy, education, or Spanish, or have other EC's you care about that are similar to the three you listed, pick that respective one.

    If not, don't include any. If you're attaching an activity list/resume, put the three on there.

    It won't impress adcoms to include activites you don't care about or invest little time in.
  • blythe89blythe89 Registered User Posts: 776 Member
    I like the speech/debate one
  • Gorbachev_SezGorbachev_Sez Registered User Posts: 560 Member
    I've actually done some interesting things in speech/debate. I studied abroad in India last year, and was one of four people to represent my city at a regional debate conference. I haven't done nationals or anything really amazing like that though.
  • blythe89blythe89 Registered User Posts: 776 Member
    Yes, definitely that then....this shows passion.

    Just doing things for awards and stuff like that looks alright, but traveling across the world to do something you love is much more powerful. You said that this is the last slot for ECs so I am sure that you have other accomplishments complete with awards that will make up for your loss of tropheys in speech/debate
  • Gorbachev_SezGorbachev_Sez Registered User Posts: 560 Member
    Uh, sort of.
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