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Need advice on subject for extracurricular activity (a mentoring club)


desm2012 6 / 36  
Oct 30, 2011   #1
Ok, so here's my dilemma.

I'm involved in a variety of things.

Debate, Model UN, Gay-Straight Alliance, a volunteer group for my elementary school

I have been most successful in debate, as it is the activity I have participated in since 9th grade and the activity I've had the most significant opportunity to utilize.

Model UN and the GSA were not available at my school until my junior year.
I hold officer positions in all of the activities listed above.

However, the activity I am most passionate about is not any of these. It is a mentoring club. I had teacher sponsors, a curriculum, rough lesson plan, proposal, and posters completed. However, the principal of the school refused to sign the proposal (she was the only person whose official approval I absolutely needed to proceed) because she was resigning at the end of the year. We did not find out who the new principal was until a week before school began, and the meeting I scheduled with him to discuss the club has been postponed because of construction at the school and the general chaos that occurs every year at the beginning of the semester.

Should I write about this club or one of the other activities?
sonya15 4 / 29  
Oct 30, 2011   #2
Sometimes you have to put what would look better on a college app over passion :/

Sticking with writing about debate would probably be the rest route to go. It might be risky to talk about the mentoring club.

Let me know if you want me to look at the final essay.

Would you read mine please?

Thanks and good luck :)
OP desm2012 6 / 36  
Oct 30, 2011   #3
Thanks.

I read and commented on your essay. I don't have time to give it a full analysis, but I threw my two cents in on what stuck out to me the most.
gladjar - / 1  
Oct 30, 2011   #4
Since this is generally about about your extracurricular activities, you should write about the debate club since this is the one you have had the most experience with. The time you devoted to this club would also be a plus for the essay readers since it shows that you are a determined and persistent individual. The more you can utilize in your essay the better off you can be. Honestly, colleges do not really care much about passion. They care about leadership, and how you were a leader in whatever organization you were in. Accentuate on those aspects, and you will be on your way.

Good luck on you topic choosing.
OP desm2012 6 / 36  
Oct 30, 2011   #5
Thanks, Gladjar.


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