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I co-founded & run my Sixth Form's debating society/ Extracurricular Activity


BlackWaltzIV 5 / 10  
Dec 29, 2012   #1
Hi,

Thanks for your time. I'm applying from the UK [Debating societies are rare in UK schools.]

Promot: Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences

I co-founded and run my Sixth Form's debating society, which provides a rare forum to exchange, challenge, and be challenged on the both the latest and oldest standing questions concerning international and domestic politics, law, culture and society. Debating has opened my eyes to the importance of rationale, logic and a fair approach when forming an argument, which has no place for the opinionated, prejudices and unfounded conclusions; the lifeblood of any well-rounded contributor to society and any potential student. The vibrancy of discussion with your peers in an open setting, where questions are asked which are not bound by any curriculum, is, ironically, not part of any curriculum, and so being able to found a debating society was a huge benefit to the Sixth Form community. As a budding physicist, it can be easy to become focused on a more scientific viewpoint, but by discussing with peers from various subjects, debating has readied me for the breadth of university education.
EmeeShie7 2 / 3  
Dec 30, 2012   #2
The vibrancy of discussion with your peers in an open setting, where questions are asked which are not bound by any curriculum , is, ironically, not part of any curriculum, and so being able to found a debating society was a huge benefit to the Sixth Form community.

Quite good but you can also give examples of what debates you had. Also this sentence needs to be improved since it is quite awkward.
mayfl0wer 6 / 48  
Dec 30, 2012   #3
be challenged on the both the latest and oldest standing questions concerning international and domestic politics, law, culture and society.

Debating has opened my eyes to the importance of a rationale, logic and a fair approach when forming an argument. It has which has no place for the opinionated, prejudices and unfounded conclusions; the lifeblood of any well-rounded contributor to society and any potential student.

The vibrancy of discussion with MY peers

Budding is a very awkward term.


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