Common Application Activities Essay

Finally, it’s never too late to follow your passion. Schools don’t write off students who aren’t involved in extracurricular activities, but they are looking for well-rounded individuals who are committed to their education and community. If you are interested in giving back, get involved in a community club or service project. Even though you might not take on a leadership role, if you feel passionate about it, you can make it the focus of your application essays.

How should you tackle that short essay about your favorite activity on the Common Application
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Many college applicants make the mistake of trying to include all of their accomplishments and activities in their application essays. Such essays read like what they are: tedious lists. Other parts of the application provide plenty of space for you to list extracurricular activities, so save your lists for the places where they belong.


Write the Common Application activities essay.

all of their accomplishments and activities in their application essays.
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Tips and tricks for navigating the 2015-2016 Common Application. Learn how to find the writing requirements for all the colleges on your list, figure out unspecified word limits, and manage all the schools on your list. Jump to specific parts of the video below the fold.

Adding Colleges to Your Dashboard -
Understanding the New Writing Requirements -
Common App Essay Bugs & Tips -
Formatting Your Essay -
Common App Activities Section -
Finding ALL the Hidden Supplemental Writing Requirements -
Tackling Short Answer Questions -

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