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Common App: Sibling Class, Activity Short Answer


fdsa54321 1 / 1  
Aug 3, 2010   #1
At our local hospital, Sibling Class is a program ran by teenagers to help little kids adjust to the arrival of a baby sibling. As instructors, we are responsible for delivering basic information about the process, answering questions, and guiding them through a hospital tour, all within a two-hour time frame. Each time, however, my experience has varied. Sometimes, the kids are really rowdy, so it is difficult to get their attention. Other times, they are shy, so we have to spark interest and give them the confidence to actively participate. Because this program requires us to almost instantly adapt to the circumstances, I have learned to become more versatile. We never know how the kids will behave, but we have to quickly adjust to the situation while simultaneously fulfilling our lesson plans. Although it can be a stressful environment, I have definitely improved at remaining calm under pressure. Overall, it has just been a very humbling and rewarding experience.

Thanks!
titanswim 3 / 7  
Aug 4, 2010   #2
You tend to switch back and forth between tenses quite often. For example

Sometimes, the kids are really rowdy

Other times, they were shy

Are you still a volunteer or is it something you no longer do? Try and make this more clear in the tense you write in.

From this, I have learned to become more versatile and better adapt to the situations
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Aug 5, 2010   #3
At our local hospital, Sibling Class is a program ran run by teenagers to help little kids adjust to the arrival of a ...

Everything about this is good! I think it is a great idea for a program, too. The only correction I want to make is "ran" and "run" above. Do you see why it should be 'run' instead?

It is a program which is being run by people who care about children.
Sibling class is a program run by teenagers.
OP fdsa54321 1 / 1  
Aug 5, 2010   #4
thanks kevin! i didn't even realize that until you pointed it out, but it totally makes sense. thanks again!!


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